Events

Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Light-up festivals, Santa Rec Run, and one of the year’s most important fundraisers for kids

 

Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Penticton’s Friday night’s Light Up Festival in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Fall Art Walk, Vees at the SOEC and the return of the downtown Light-Up festival

 

Own one of the Ironman banners that hung all around downtown Penticton, like this one on Lakeshore Drive. City is giving them away to residents. (Monique Tamminga Western News file photo)

Own a piece of Penticton history: Ironman banners are up for grabs

As a thank you to residents, the city is giving away a select amount of banners

 

Comedian Bert Kreischer is coming to Kelowna’s Prospera Place on Sunday, March 5. (Photo - @bertkreischer/Instagram)

Comedian Bert Kreischer is making his way to Kelowna

Kreischer will be performing at Kelowna’s Prospera Place on Sunday, March 5

Comedian Bert Kreischer is coming to Kelowna’s Prospera Place on Sunday, March 5. (Photo - @bertkreischer/Instagram)
More than 500 people attended the first day of Penti-Con 2022 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton’s pop culture festival brings out ‘the weird’ in hundreds

The festival returned with its fan-favourite cosplay contest on Saturday, Oct. 22

More than 500 people attended the first day of Penti-Con 2022 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Expect to see dragons, centaurs, and sorcerers too once you hop off the Sorcery Express into the Wicked Woods at this year’s Halloween Steam Train. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Spooky train rides, return of a zombie walk and a country-music superstar at the SOEC all coming up

Expect to see dragons, centaurs, and sorcerers too once you hop off the Sorcery Express into the Wicked Woods at this year’s Halloween Steam Train. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
A look at the Penticton Beer Run from 2019. The event returns Saturday morning, Oct. 15, at KRV Trail. (Photo- Screenshot from the Penticton Beer Run)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Beer, burgers, toe-tapping tunes and the premier of a Penticton-made movie all coming up

A look at the Penticton Beer Run from 2019. The event returns Saturday morning, Oct. 15, at KRV Trail. (Photo- Screenshot from the Penticton Beer Run)
HOROJO Trio is coming to Osoyoos on Oct. 19. (Submitted)

Winners of International Blues Challenge ready to rock Osoyoos stage

Ottawa-based HOROJO Trio comes to the Osoyoos’ Art Council on Oct. 19

HOROJO Trio is coming to Osoyoos on Oct. 19. (Submitted)
The Armstrong Demolition Derby returns today, Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Grounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. The metal mayhem ensues at 11:30 a.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong serves up Thanksgiving demolition derby

Popular smash-and-crash action at the IPE Grounds begins at 11:30 a.m.; gates open at 10 a.m.

The Armstrong Demolition Derby returns today, Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Grounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. The metal mayhem ensues at 11:30 a.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Mayor John Vassilaki officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as the fourth annual Penticton Beer Week. (Penticton Beer Week Facebook)

Have a drink and ‘do good’: Fun and wacky events set for Penticton Beer Week

City of Penticton officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as Penticton Beer Week

Mayor John Vassilaki officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as the fourth annual Penticton Beer Week. (Penticton Beer Week Facebook)
The highlight to Oliver’s Fall Festival is the every-popular grape stomp at the Festival of the Grape happening Oct. 2 at Oliver Community Park. (Western News file photo)

Grape stomping, Beer Olympics and Cask and Keg coming to Oliver

Canada’s wine country celebrates Fall Festival weekend Sept. 30 to Oct. 2

The highlight to Oliver’s Fall Festival is the every-popular grape stomp at the Festival of the Grape happening Oct. 2 at Oliver Community Park. (Western News file photo)
The first-ever in-person edition of the Penticton Wine Country Writers’ Festival ran at the Lakeside Resort on Saturday, Sept. 24. Jim Jackson and Faye Arcand (back row) are the festival’s directors.

Penticton Wine Country Writers’ Festival was a literary success

The first-ever edition ran on Saturday at Lakeside Resort bringing writers together

The first-ever in-person edition of the Penticton Wine Country Writers’ Festival ran at the Lakeside Resort on Saturday, Sept. 24. Jim Jackson and Faye Arcand (back row) are the festival’s directors.
The Gardens at The Keremeos Grist Mill afford a great space for the Heritage Fall Fair happening Sunday, Sept. 25. (Submitted)

Zucchini races, apple pie eating contest at Heritage Fall Fair in Keremeos

Join in the family day with apples races down the river too at Grist Mill Sept. 25

The Gardens at The Keremeos Grist Mill afford a great space for the Heritage Fall Fair happening Sunday, Sept. 25. (Submitted)
Las Vegas production, Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Cirque, comes to Penticton on Nov. 26. (Photo- Q Productions, Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Cirque)

Las Vegas-style show wants to make Christmas holiday dreams come true in Penticton

Holiday-themed holograms, acrobats and daredevils come to the SOEC this November

Las Vegas production, Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Cirque, comes to Penticton on Nov. 26. (Photo- Q Productions, Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Cirque)
The Okanagan Vinyl Festival returns this Sunday, Sept. 23, after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Smith)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Return of the Vees, America’s Got Talent comedian and Okanagan’s biggest vinyl festival all coming up

The Okanagan Vinyl Festival returns this Sunday, Sept. 23, after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Smith)
Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Peach City Beach Cruise planning Penticton car show in 2023

The future of the event was in question after burnouts took place on Lakeshore Drive this summer

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Penticton Firefighter Charity Society hosted its first-ever charity dodgeball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Firefighters’ inaugural charity dodgeball tournament a huge hit in Penticton

Organizers expect at least $10,000 to be raised by the end of the event

Penticton Firefighter Charity Society hosted its first-ever charity dodgeball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton starting Friday, Sept. 16. (Western News file)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Young Stars Classic, Pets in the Park and a bike race through the Okanagan all coming up

The Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton starting Friday, Sept. 16. (Western News file)
Nugget, Penticton Western News editor's dog enjoys many dog parks around town. Pets in the Park is Sunday, Sept. 18 at Gyro Park.

Celebrate 4-legged friends at Pets in the Park party in Penticton

Bring your pets over to Gyro Park Sunday, Sept. 18

Nugget, Penticton Western News editor's dog enjoys many dog parks around town. Pets in the Park is Sunday, Sept. 18 at Gyro Park.
The Vancouver Canucks bring back the Young Stars Classic to Penticton this Friday. (File Photo)

Vancouver Canucks play host to NHL young stars in Penticton this weekend

Action gets underway Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Vancouver Canucks bring back the Young Stars Classic to Penticton this Friday. (File Photo)
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