Festival

Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fun-filled Lumby Days underway

Three-day event at Oval Park in the village with something for everyone

 

The Summerland Action Festival has included a parade in past years. This photo is from the 2000 Summerland Action Festival. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Action Festival began 40 years ago

Annual festival was first held in June 1982 and included activities and musical entertainers

 

Hundreds of runners participated in the five-kilometre and 10-kilometre courses of the Giant’s Head Run. The run, on Saturday evening, is a popular part of the Summerland Action Festival. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Plenty of action at Summerland festival

Summerland Action Festival on June 3 to 5 was held for the first time since 2019

 

The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)

Concerts, fireworks and sports planned for Summerland Action Festival

Three-day celebration will be held June 3 to 5 in Summerland

The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)
The inexpensive tickets for the Penticton Scottish Festival July 2 just dropped. Get them while they are hot. (File photo)

Break out the kilt and bagpipes: Tickets now on sale for Penticton Scottish Festival

Caber toss, whiskey tasting, dancing and of course pipe bands are back July 2

The inexpensive tickets for the Penticton Scottish Festival July 2 just dropped. Get them while they are hot. (File photo)
Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park welcomed thousands for a day of climbing clinics and competitions on Saturday, May 28. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Tourists flock to the South Okanagan for Skaha Bluffs Climbing Festival

The two-day event features rock climbing clinics and competitions

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park welcomed thousands for a day of climbing clinics and competitions on Saturday, May 28. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
There are more than 20 varieties of tulips at the first annual Tulip Festival in Armstrong-Spallumcheen. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

More time to enjoy North Okanagan tulip festival

First Armstrong-Spallumcheen tulip festival extended to May 28, as cold spring delayed bloom of some flowers

There are more than 20 varieties of tulips at the first annual Tulip Festival in Armstrong-Spallumcheen. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Most Summerland festivals did not happen in 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Summerland Farmers Market proceeded each Sunday during the summer and fall, and the Summerland Fall Fair had displays set up in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Fall Fair planned for Sept. 10

Event was cancelled in 2020 and scaled back in 2021

Most Summerland festivals did not happen in 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Summerland Farmers Market proceeded each Sunday during the summer and fall, and the Summerland Fall Fair had displays set up in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Penticton Peach Festival float was awarded the Golden Apple at Wenatchee last weekend. (Submitted)

Penticton Peach Festival takes Golden Apple award in Wenatchee parade

The float is out on tour ahead of 2022’s Peach Festival

The Penticton Peach Festival float was awarded the Golden Apple at Wenatchee last weekend. (Submitted)
Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)

Thirst for Okanagan Fest of Ale grows as event officially sells out

The festival has been on hiatus since 2019

Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)

Osoyoos Fire Rescue bracing for potential early wildfire season

The department reported a slower start to 2022 than last year

The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)

Thousands come out for MapleFest in Kelowna

Food, games, and live music as fun was had by all

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)
(OK Wine Festival/Submitted)

Okanagan Wine Festival returns next week

Popular 10-day fest to include bands, apps, door prizes

(OK Wine Festival/Submitted)
City of Penticton goes ahead with booze on beaches this summer but this will be the first time since 2019 that there will be major events and no gathering and travel restrictions. (Ale Trail photo)

Booze is back at Penticton beaches but so are festivals and major events

This will be the 1st summer of booze on beaches where there are no COVID restrictions

City of Penticton goes ahead with booze on beaches this summer but this will be the first time since 2019 that there will be major events and no gathering and travel restrictions. (Ale Trail photo)
The Summerland Action Festival was last held in 2019. The three-day festival will return June 3 to 5 in Summerland. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Action Festival to return in early June

Three-day festival will have most past events, except for parade and dance

The Summerland Action Festival was last held in 2019. The three-day festival will return June 3 to 5 in Summerland. (Summerland Review file photo)
Penticton’s 2022 Ignite the Arts Festival will run from March 25 to April 3, beginning at Cannery Brewery with a mural unveiling. (Cannery Brewery)

Inaugural edition of Ignite the Arts Festival lights up Penticton

Over 1000 people are expected to be involved until the festival’s closing on April 3

Penticton’s 2022 Ignite the Arts Festival will run from March 25 to April 3, beginning at Cannery Brewery with a mural unveiling. (Cannery Brewery)
The 2022 Penticton lake to lake art walk taking place April 2 features 33 venues and is part of the Ignite the Arts Festival taking place throughout late March to early April. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)

33 galleries, studios and pop-ups at Penticton Lake to Lake Art Walk April 2

This year’s art walk is the biggest yet and part of the Ignite the Arts Festival

The 2022 Penticton lake to lake art walk taking place April 2 features 33 venues and is part of the Ignite the Arts Festival taking place throughout late March to early April. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)
The ninth annual Cheese… It’s Natural celebration takes place Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong at the Hassen Arena. (Morning Star - file photo)

No holes in North Okanagan cheese festival

Ninth annual Cheese…It’s a Natural celebration set for Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong

The ninth annual Cheese… It’s Natural celebration takes place Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong at the Hassen Arena. (Morning Star - file photo)
Award-winning Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival at Sorrento Centre from April 29 to May 1, 2022. (Contributed)

Author, mentor: Shuswap’s Gail Anderson-Dargatz to host pair of workshops at writers’ fest

One workshop will focus on overcoming fears, letting go of ‘what will mom think’ mentality

  • Mar 10, 2022
Award-winning Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival at Sorrento Centre from April 29 to May 1, 2022. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Youth Pipe Band performed at the 2019 Scottish Festival in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)

Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games back

Iconic caber toss, whiskey tasting, dancing and of course pipe bands are back July 2

The Okanagan Youth Pipe Band performed at the 2019 Scottish Festival in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)