Festival

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Grand Parade returns to celebrate Peach Fest’s 75th birthday in Penticton

Peach Fest wraps up on Sunday night with British piano man Ben Waters

 

Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Jaws drop in Penticton as Mega Motocross takes over Peach Fest

Some of Canada’s top riders performed their best tricks on Lakeshore Drive

 

The Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute team touched down at Okanagan Lake Park for the 75th anniversary of the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: SkyHawks take a dive for Penticton Peach Fest’s 75th birthday

Parchuters jumped 6,000 feet for the Peach City crowd landing at Okanagan Lake Park

 

Daring Greatly perform their ’60s and ’70s inspired setlist at Sicamous’ Music in the Park in July 2019. (File photo)

Rock n’ Soul River Festival rolls into Shuswap

Corn Starr and Daring Greatly play July 29, Headway and In/Vertigo July 30

  • Jul 29, 2022
Daring Greatly perform their ’60s and ’70s inspired setlist at Sicamous’ Music in the Park in July 2019. (File photo)
Ribfest returns this weekend at Swan Lake Market and Garden. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Swan Lake fired up for Ribfest Revival in Vernon

Event was previously cancelled due to financial troubles

Ribfest returns this weekend at Swan Lake Market and Garden. (Black Press Media file photo)
During the Gathering Together Festival on June 27 in Downtown Salmon Arm, Paul Lefebvre focuses on a big bubble hovering in front of his face, but his baby Luc is too enthralled with a new friend to notice. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Gathering Together Festival celebrates diversity in Salmon Arm

Cultural traditions, foods, music, language, dance and more shared downtown

During the Gathering Together Festival on June 27 in Downtown Salmon Arm, Paul Lefebvre focuses on a big bubble hovering in front of his face, but his baby Luc is too enthralled with a new friend to notice. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Ontario-based ribbers competing in the Penticton Rotary Ribfest. (Logan Lockhart-Western News)

Okanagan’s only Ribfest this summer sees huge crowds in Penticton

Food will be served up out of five trucks until Sunday night

Ontario-based ribbers competing in the Penticton Rotary Ribfest. (Logan Lockhart-Western News)
(Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Scottish Festival brings Highland games and dancing to Penticton

The one-day event took place at King’s Park, starting at 8 a.m.

(Logan Lockhart- Western News)
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

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)
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

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)
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)
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 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)
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)
(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)
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)
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)