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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

 

Simply Queen tribute band will

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

 

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

 

Canadian Forces Skyhawk neck and neck with Greyback Construction Hammerheads in the championship Peach Fest Jenn Casey Memorial Peach Bin race on Wednesday in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

PHOTOS: Greyback beats SkyHawks to take trophy in Penticton Peach Fest Bin race

6 peach bins raced down Main Street in the Jennifer Casey Memorial Peach Bin Races

Canadian Forces Skyhawk neck and neck with Greyback Construction Hammerheads in the championship Peach Fest Jenn Casey Memorial Peach Bin race on Wednesday in Penticton. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The SkyHawks parachute team spent Wednesday morning at the Penticton Regional Airport for a community meet-and-greet and demonstration ahead of their show at Peach Fest 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: SkyHawks swoop in for Penticton meet-and-greet ahead of Peach Fest

The team spent the morning with the community and executed a 12,500 feet skydive

The SkyHawks parachute team spent Wednesday morning at the Penticton Regional Airport for a community meet-and-greet and demonstration ahead of their show at Peach Fest 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen 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)

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)
Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Skyhawks will be at the Penticton Airport tarmac for a meet-and-greet with the public Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CF Snowbirds Facebook)

Meet Snowbirds and SkyHawks parachute team ahead of Peach Fest shows

Public invited to meet-and-greet at Penticton Airport from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday

Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Skyhawks will be at the Penticton Airport tarmac for a meet-and-greet with the public Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CF Snowbirds Facebook)
Penticton Peach Fest Royalty will be a big part of the Grand Parade on Saturday, Aug. 6. (File photo)

Road closures for the return of Penticton Peach Festival’s Grand Parade

Parade starts at Main and Eckhartd at 10 a.m. on Saturday and ends at the Rose Garden

Penticton Peach Fest Royalty will be a big part of the Grand Parade on Saturday, Aug. 6. (File photo)
The Train Wreck comedy show is coming to the Kelowna Actors Studio Aug. 12 and 13. (Photo from Unsplash)

Train Wreck Comedy partners with Kelowna Actors Studio for August show

Kelowna Actors Studio sets the stage for a Train Wreck Comedy show in August

The Train Wreck comedy show is coming to the Kelowna Actors Studio Aug. 12 and 13. (Photo from Unsplash)
An Ultraman finisher goes in for a hug after the gruelling 84 km run through the old Princeton-Summerland Highway to end at Memorial Park in Summerland Sunday. (Facebook)

New record may be set at gruelling Ultraman Canada in South Okanagan

Top three in the standings of 3-day endurance race are all female

An Ultraman finisher goes in for a hug after the gruelling 84 km run through the old Princeton-Summerland Highway to end at Memorial Park in Summerland Sunday. (Facebook)
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.
Brooks Lancaster, left, joined by Kris Paul-Clark from the Penticton Golf and Country Club in accepting the 2022 Penticton Open championship. (Photo- Penticton Golf and Country Club)

Local golfer becomes 5-time champion of Penticton Open

Brooks Lancaster last won the tournament in 2015

Brooks Lancaster, left, joined by Kris Paul-Clark from the Penticton Golf and Country Club in accepting the 2022 Penticton Open championship. (Photo- Penticton Golf and Country Club)
Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen pays tribute to the ‘kings of the saddle,’ the cowboy, with a three-day weekend filled with events and activities July 29-31. (Contributed)

Spallumcheen ranch

Historic O’Keefe Ranch hosting three-day Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival July 29-31

Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen pays tribute to the ‘kings of the saddle,’ the cowboy, with a three-day weekend filled with events and activities July 29-31. (Contributed)
Peach Classic triathletes dive into Okanagan Lake in Penticton for the swim portion of the race on Sunday morning. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

PHOTO GALLERY: Perfect conditions for Peach Classic triathlon

Penticton doctor competes in her 1st triathlon and wins in female sprint category

Peach Classic triathletes dive into Okanagan Lake in Penticton for the swim portion of the race on Sunday morning. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
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)
The 38th Peach Classic Triathlon takes over Penticton on Sunday, July 19. (File photo)

38th Peach Classic Triathlon returns to Penticton

Hundreds of athletes will swim, bike and run Sunday, July 17

The 38th Peach Classic Triathlon takes over Penticton on Sunday, July 19. (File photo)
Former NHLer Theo Fleury will be joined by Calgary Flames teammate Colin Patterson for a Victor Walk rally in support of the Breaking Free Foundation, slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, July 22, at Vernon’s Polson Park. (Chris Young/CP photo)

Calgary Flames alumni headline Okanagan rallies

Victor Walk founder Theo Fleury and Colin Patterson will be in Vernon, Kelowna and Revelstoke

Former NHLer Theo Fleury will be joined by Calgary Flames teammate Colin Patterson for a Victor Walk rally in support of the Breaking Free Foundation, slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, July 22, at Vernon’s Polson Park. (Chris Young/CP photo)