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Blasted Church Winery in Okanagan Falls is hosting a 7 Deadly Sins Party Saturday, Aug. 20 to celebrate 20 years. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Blasted Church Winery puts on devilish bash to celebrate 20th birthday

Okanagan Falls vineyard hosts 7 Deadly Sins theme party Saturday, Aug. 20

Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)

Cariboo Lou: Rapper Tech N9ne coming to Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery

Tickets are still available for the September 24th show

(Photo - The Amazing Race Canada)

Lawn bowling, apple pies, and cherry trees: Amazing Race comes to Okanagan

The contestants went through three tasks on their way to the finish line

Floats, Peach Fest Royalty and marching bands made for a Grand Parade on Saturday. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Record numbers turn out to ‘best ever’ Peach Fest

Organizers say 75th Peach Festival saw biggest crowds

Floats, Peach Fest Royalty and marching bands made for a Grand Parade on Saturday. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
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

Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
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Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton: Peach Fest edition

Grand Parade, beloved tribute bands and return of fan-favourite performer among the headliners

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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

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)
Shinedown lit up the South Okanagan Events Centre Stage on Aug. 2. in Penticton (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Shinedown lit up the South Okanagan Events Centre Stage on Aug. 2. in Penticton (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Vanderhoof’s Jeff Fehr, pictured above, became the first Canadian to do a backflip on a motorbike and held the world backflip record with a jump of 108 feet. (Penticton Peach Festival photo)

Peach Fest is back: Here’s what’s happening on opening day in 2022

Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Honeymoon Suite headline the festivities on Wednesday

Vanderhoof’s Jeff Fehr, pictured above, became the first Canadian to do a backflip on a motorbike and held the world backflip record with a jump of 108 feet. (Penticton Peach Festival photo)
Skaha Lake Beach, with its soft sand and warm water can’t be beat. (Visit Penticton)

5 ways to beat the heat in Penticton

Penticton is one of only 2 cities in the world that sits between 2 lakes connected by a lazy river

Skaha Lake Beach, with its soft sand and warm water can’t be beat. (Visit Penticton)
Local band Jack and Jill rocked the block at the Mardi Gras on Martin last Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Celebrate B.C. Day in Penticton’s Gyro Park

It’s a full day of family fun and a whole lot of live music to enjoy

Local band Jack and Jill rocked the block at the Mardi Gras on Martin last Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Dolce Vida team’s finished musically-inspired sculpture, which took first place in the Corporate Team Division at the 36th Rona Sandcastle Competition on August 8, 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Sandcastle competition returning to Shaka Lake for Peach Festival

Sculptures will be judged on artistic content and intricacy

The Dolce Vida team’s finished musically-inspired sculpture, which took first place in the Corporate Team Division at the 36th Rona Sandcastle Competition on August 8, 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
(Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Kim Mitchell, music in the park and a night for B.C. hockey all coming up

(Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Meet the authors and presenters at the Wine Country Writers Fest taking place in Penticton Sept. 23 and 24.

The Wine Country Writers’ Festival comes to Penticton this September

Magic happens when writers gather and inspire, says organizer Faye Arcand

  • Jul 21, 2022
Meet the authors and presenters at the Wine Country Writers Fest taking place in Penticton Sept. 23 and 24.
”At The Table” will be featured on back-to-back nights in Penticton later this week for improv theatre. (Visit Penticton)

Two days of audience-inspired improv coming to Penticton theatre

Tempest Theatre will host “At The Table” on July 22 and 23

”At The Table” will be featured on back-to-back nights in Penticton later this week for improv theatre. (Visit Penticton)
A member of the SkyHawks parachute team colours the skies over Okanagan Lake Park at the Penticton Peach Festival. (Western News file photo)

‘Bigger and better than ever’: 2 weeks until return of Penticton Peach Festival

The beloved festival runs from Aug. 3 to 7 and will feature both new events and community favourites

A member of the SkyHawks parachute team colours the skies over Okanagan Lake Park at the Penticton Peach Festival. (Western News file photo)
Jeremiah Ukponrefe (Website, Contributed).

3 comedians to bring life experiences and observations to Penticton stage

Funny Side Up tour stops in Penticton highlighting Jeremiah Ukponrefe, Robert Peng and Abdul Ali

Jeremiah Ukponrefe (Website, Contributed).
Penticton Speedway’s Return to Destruction event is back this weekend. (Photo- Phil McLachlan)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Return of destruction at the speedway and Penticton’s longest-running triathlon all coming up

Penticton Speedway’s Return to Destruction event is back this weekend. (Photo- Phil McLachlan)
One of the five vehicles in the Flying Destruction bursts through an old trailer at the end of a day of races at the Penticton Speedway in a previous season. (Brennan Phillips - Western News file photo)

Smashing, crashing and destruction returns to Penticton Speedway

Cars race around the track smashing into boats and trailers

One of the five vehicles in the Flying Destruction bursts through an old trailer at the end of a day of races at the Penticton Speedway in a previous season. (Brennan Phillips - Western News file photo)
Vanderhoof’s Jeff Fehr, pictured above, became the first Canadian to do a backflip on a motorbike and held the world backflip record with a jump of 108 feet. (Photo- Penticton Peach Festival)

Canadian motocross riders ready for thrilling return to Penticton Peach Festival

The three-day mega motocross event runs on Lakeshore Drive, adjacent to Okanagan Lake Park

Vanderhoof’s Jeff Fehr, pictured above, became the first Canadian to do a backflip on a motorbike and held the world backflip record with a jump of 108 feet. (Photo- Penticton Peach Festival)