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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

 

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

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)
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)
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)
Rock band Prism will take the place of Doug and the Slugs at the Penticton Peach Festival after their sudden cancellation. (Submitted - Penticton Peach Festival)

Penticton Peach Festival changes opening line-up

Rock band Prism will take the place of Doug and the Slugs, who had to cancel

Rock band Prism will take the place of Doug and the Slugs at the Penticton Peach Festival after their sudden cancellation. (Submitted - Penticton Peach Festival)
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)
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)
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)
British pianist Ben Waters is returning to Penticton’s Peach Festival in 2021. (Submitted)

Renowned British musician ready to rock Penticton’s Peach Festival

Ben Waters has been announced as the headline performer on Aug. 7

British pianist Ben Waters is returning to Penticton’s Peach Festival in 2021. (Submitted)
The Penticton Peach Festival float recently won an award at the Marysville Strawberry Festival in Washington State. (Submitted)

Penticton Peach Festival float wins award in Washington State

The float recently won the Berrysville Award at the Marysville Strawberry Festival

The Penticton Peach Festival float recently won an award at the Marysville Strawberry Festival in Washington State. (Submitted)
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)
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

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