Family Villa Orion Holidays and Penticton Festivals 2016

Penticton Festivals

Penticton Festivals, South Okanagan Valley

    Penticton Festivals 2017, South Okanagan Valley, Featured Events:

    1. Okanagan Winter Wine Festival, Sun Peaks – January 17 – 26

    2. Crossfit: Okanagan Valley Throwdown – January 23 + 24

    3. Brewski, a Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Event, Apex Mountain Resort – February 18

    4. BC Winter Games – February 25 -28

    5. Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival – March 2 – April 30

    6. South Okanagan Home and Reno Show – March 5 + 6

    7. Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Fair – March 12

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    8. Okanagan Fest-of-Ale – April 7 + 8

    Take in to the Fest-of-Ale and you’ll discover just what you can do with some water, grain, barley and hops and more than a drop of creativity. Your ticket to our popular spring celebration of craft beer and micro brews can only be bought in advance. Once inside you’ll raise a glass with brew masters from more than 20 Canadian and American craft breweries. Taste the regional differences of beer brewed in BC’s Interior, in the heartland of Saskatechewan or on the streets of downtown Toronto. Rub shoulders with other beer aficionados, comparing pints and flavour points of distinction or chill out with a cold one while the party swirls around you. Look at: www.fest-of-ale.bc.ca

    9. The Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, Best of Varietal Best Wine Awards and Reception – 4 – 14 May

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    Fill your glass! It’s easy to do at three fabulous festivals in the South Okanagan: spring, summer or fall. We’re right in the heart of wine country, so it makes perfect sense you’d base your wine festival adventure here, no matter what time of year you choose to visit. The festivals each feature more than 100 events and plenty of opportunities for you to meet and mingle with winemakers. Whether you’re a wine spectator or connoisseur, you can savour a full merit age of activities to sniff and sip your way through. www.thewinefestivals.com. Be the first to see who wins the 2014 Best of Varietal Awards! Join us from 6pm – 8:30pm as we hand out the Best of Varietal Awards. Spring Okanagan WestJet Wine Tastings are a celebration of all things fresh and alive. Sip swirl and discover what the Okanagan Valley has to offer in the world of wine. The Valley First Blind Wine and Cheese Soiree, presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada, this unique event is a tease for your taste buds and senses. Local wineries and Dairy Farmers of Canada invite you to join.

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    10. Every Saturday morning Farmer & Artisan Market between May 7 – 29 October

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    11. Meadowlark Nature Festival – May 18 – 22

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    Celebrate Mother Nature and more than 100 ways to love our natural surroundings at the annual Meadowlark Nature Festival. Learn about Penticton’s unique ecosystem through guided excursions on horseback, bike or voyageur canoe. Stroke a snake, pan for gold, take a nature art-class – this is one festival that’s completely hands-on. Attend workshops and presentations by environmental experts who share insights into the plant and wildlife that call this place home. Look at: www.meadowlarkfestival.bc.ca.

    12. Peach City Bridge Tournament – June 12 – 18

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    13. Peach City Beach Cruise – June 23 – 25

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    Hit the open road for Penticton and relive the golden days when hot rods ruled the roads. Enjoy three days of action as more than 800 classic, antique and hot rod cars and motorcycles show off their vintage vibe on wine tours, at beverage gardens and their annual beach cruise parade. Look at: www.peachcitybeachcruise.com.

    14. Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival – June 22 – 25

    Get ‘all shook up’ for this 3 day homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.Penticton Festivals If you recall the days of the King, you’ll want to experience Elvis tribute artists taking to the stage performing in a range of amateur and professional competitions. Headliners at the event will make you look twice and question if Elvis is really still alive and well. The Sunday morning gospel show is always one of the festival’s most popular events. Look at: www.pentictonelvisfestival.com

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    15. Canada Day Celebrations – July 1

    16. Okanagan Trestles Tour – July 2

    17. Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan Cyclist Race – July 9

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    Saddle up for the ride of your life at the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan and discover for yourself why Cycling Canada Magazine rated Penticton & Wine Country Canada’s #1 cycling community. Competitive and recreational cyclists come together in Penticton’s downtown core for what has been described as one of the most scenic rides around past orchards and vineyards laden with fruit, in the shadow of mountains and along glimmering lakes. Choose from the 55-kilometre Cortofondo, the 92-kilometre Mediofondo or the main event, a 160-kliometre Granfondo ride. Don’t go too fast, or you may miss some of the cycling celebrities that come out for this event, including five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx and his professional athlete son Axel Merckx. Look at: www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com

    Penticton Festivals 2017, South Okanagan Valley, Featured Events:

    18. Okanagan Hockey School  – July & August

    19. Penticton Junior Triathlon – July 16

    20. Investor Group Peach Classic Olympic Distance Triathlon – July 17

    Peach Classic Triathlon will be the 32nd running of this long standing event. This year the race will be covered live by 4 internet cameras. Finish, swim, transition bike/run. Peach Classic Course is:Penticton Festivals
    Swim – 1.5 km Olympic & 750 meter Sprint. Starting from the Ironman Beach and returning to it. The course will be managed by Penticton Search & Rescue. 1 hour cut-off time.
    Bike – 40 km Olympic & 20 km Sprint. From the transition cyclists will head west along Lakeshore Drive to the roundabout at S.S. Sicamous, back along Lakeshore Drive, up Vancouver Hill etc.
    Run – 10 km Olympic & 5 km Sprint. ’BIG CLASSIC CHANGE’. From transition athletes will head east on Lakeshore Drive and follow bike route up Vancouver Hill to Vancouver Place where athletes will join KVR trail etc.

    21. Challenge Penticton – July 23

    The third time a Challenge event will be held in North America and the exclusive Challenge Family race in Canada.Penticton Festivals
    Test your strength and endurance in an iron-distance triathlon in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country. Join athletes from all over the world for the 3.8 km swim, the 180 km cycle and the 42.2 km run. Challenge Penticton is the race of a lifetime and the perfect way to train, compete and vacation in paradise. Register now to join Penticton in August 2014 as the B.C. city is welcomed into the Challenge Family fold. Look at: www.challenge-penticton.com
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    22. Rotary Wheels Car Show – July 29

    23. Penticton Peach Festival + Square Dance Festival – August 9 – 13

    Remember long summer days at the county fair, playing carnival games and thrilling to all the excitement of the midway? Take that feeling and multiply it by 67 and you’ll come close to experiencing Penticton Peachfest. It’s the oldest of all Penticton’s events; a highlight on many summer calendars. March (or watch) the Grande Parade, build castles in the sand, eat fair food without a care for the calories, ride the zipper and the bumper cars, learn to square-dance, take in a concert, remember what it’s like to be a kid again. Rekindle your memories or create new ones with family and friends every August! Look at: http://www.peachfest.com/

    24. Penticton 2017 ITU MultiSport World Championship Festival – August 18 -27

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    25. The 17th Annual Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival – September 8 – 10

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    Penticton BC hosts 3 days of World Class Jazz to entertain and excite music lovers of all ages. Don’t Miss It! Swing, big band, rhythm and blues, Cajun and Dixieland; there are lots of venues to discover new bands or take in your old favourites at hot jazz spots throughout the city. Look at: www.pentasticjazz.com

    26. Naramata Bench Wineries Tailgate Party – September 9

    27. Penticton Dragon Boat Festival – September 9 -10

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    28. The Okanagan Fall Wine Festival – September 28 – October 8

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    Fill your glass! You are right in the heart of wine country, so it makes perfect sense you’d base your wine festival adventure here, no matter what time of year you choose to visit. The Spring, Fall and Winter festivals each feature more than 100 events and plenty of opportunities for you to meet and mingle with winemakers. Whether you’re a wine spectator or connoisseur! Look at www.thewinefestivals.com

    29. Penticton Oktoberfest – October 21

    30. Downtown Penticton Costume Parade & Holloween Party – October 31

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    31. Christmas Craft and Sustainable Living Show – November 5 + 6

    32. Summerland Annual Light Up + Light Up the Vines – November 25 + 26

    33. Penticton Santa Claus Parade & Christmas Light-Up – December 3

    34. Downtown Penticton Winter Festival – December 2 – 4