Festival

Canadian blues sensation Colin James will close down Saturday night, Aug. 14 of the 2021 digital Salmon Arm Roots Blues Festival. (Black Press Media file photo)

Salmon Arm’s Roots & Blues Festival returns online after 2020 success

Nine acts, including Colin James, Caleigh Cardinal, to perform on festival website Aug. 13 and 14.

  • Jun 18, 2021

 

Sandra Krauer, Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki and Barb Hoolaeff were in Skaha Park to announce the return of Ribfest for September, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Ribfest returns to Penticton

Festival runs from Sept. 17 - 19 at Skaha Lake Park with proceeds going to new splash park

 

The popular Penticton Elvis Festival is cancelled this June again. (File photo)

Penticton Elvis Festival cancelled

‘It is with heavy hearts and great disappointment we can’t host our Festival again this year’

 

Adrian Witt has been named the managing director of the Ryga Arts Festival. The festival is held each year in Summerland in honour of Canadian author and playwright George Ryga. (Contributed)

Ryga Arts Festival names managing director

Annual arts festival will be held in Summerland in August

Adrian Witt has been named the managing director of the Ryga Arts Festival. The festival is held each year in Summerland in honour of Canadian author and playwright George Ryga. (Contributed)
The Summerland Action Festival was last held in 2019. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not known if the festival in early June will be able to go ahead this year. (Summerland Review file photo)

Organizers uncertain if Summerland Action Festival can proceed

Festival planned for early June typically attracts thousands of people to Summerland

The Summerland Action Festival was last held in 2019. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not known if the festival in early June will be able to go ahead this year. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Tulip Festival is closing, with plans to rebloom in Armstrong

Event organizer says pandemic and sale of land were factors in decision

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A member of the SkyHawks parachute team colours the skies over Okanagan Lake Park on the opening day of the 2019 Penticton Peach Festival. (Western News - File )

Penticton Peach Festival calling on past royalty for 75th-anniversary reunion

All past royalty are being invited back for 2022’s Peachfest

A member of the SkyHawks parachute team colours the skies over Okanagan Lake Park on the opening day of the 2019 Penticton Peach Festival. (Western News - File )
Miss Okanagan Restoration Services Megan Fowles is crowned Queen Silver Star LX by her predecessor Hayley Rakos while the new Princess Silver Star, Miss Johnston Meier Insurance Piper Cahoon, watches Feb. 6, 2020 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Crown drops on North Okanagan’s royal tradition

Excellence program postponed due to COVID-19

Miss Okanagan Restoration Services Megan Fowles is crowned Queen Silver Star LX by her predecessor Hayley Rakos while the new Princess Silver Star, Miss Johnston Meier Insurance Piper Cahoon, watches Feb. 6, 2020 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
BC NDP’s Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, was elected as the MLA for Vernon-Monashee in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Black Press - file photo)

VIDEO: Vernon-Monashee MLA encourages safe Diwali celebrations

Harwinder Sandhu reminds people to “keep circles small” while celebrating the Festival of Lights this year

BC NDP’s Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, was elected as the MLA for Vernon-Monashee in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Black Press - file photo)
In past years, Summerland has launched the festive season with the annual Summerland Festival of Lights. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)

Festival of Lights cancelled in Summerland

Annual November event normally launches start of festive season

In past years, Summerland has launched the festive season with the annual Summerland Festival of Lights. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Summerland Action Festival and other organizations have been allowed to carry forward their funding from the municipality for one year. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland grant in aid funding carried forward

Because of COVID-19, four organizations allowed to use this year’s funding in 2021

The Summerland Action Festival and other organizations have been allowed to carry forward their funding from the municipality for one year. (Summerland Review file photo)
The annual Ryga Arts Festival, which will be held in August, 2020, pays tribute to the works of Canadian playwright George Ryga. (File photo)

Ryga Arts Festival to include virtual and in-person events

Arts festival in Summerland will run from Aug. 15 to 23

The annual Ryga Arts Festival, which will be held in August, 2020, pays tribute to the works of Canadian playwright George Ryga. (File photo)
Author and playwright George Ryga lived in Summerland from 1962 until his death in 1987. His artistic legacy is honoured at the annual Ryga Arts Festival. (Contributed)

Ryga Arts Festival to proceed with online presence

Organizers of Summerland-based festival examining technologies to present readings and concerts

Author and playwright George Ryga lived in Summerland from 1962 until his death in 1987. His artistic legacy is honoured at the annual Ryga Arts Festival. (Contributed)
The Summerland Action Festival has featured a large parade in downtown Summerland. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Action Festival cancelled

COVID-19 pandemic leads to decision to stop large outdoor event

The Summerland Action Festival has featured a large parade in downtown Summerland. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)
The 2020 Great Okanagan Beer Festival is all about getting together with friends to enjoy some of the best craft beers around, as well as food, entertainment and more. (Photo - kimeij.com)

Great Okanagan Beer Festival to be re-scheduled due to COVID-19 concerns

The new date will be scheduled for sometime in late summer or early fall

The 2020 Great Okanagan Beer Festival is all about getting together with friends to enjoy some of the best craft beers around, as well as food, entertainment and more. (Photo - kimeij.com)
The Okanagan Wine Festival Society is promoting ticket sales for its spring wine fest beginning May 2. - Image: Contributed

Okanagan Spring Wine Festival tickets now on sale

The festival takes place from Apr. 30. to May. 17.

The Okanagan Wine Festival Society is promoting ticket sales for its spring wine fest beginning May 2. - Image: Contributed
Georges Nasrallah of Post Modern Connection at Fireside Festival Sunday, Jan. 27. (Photo - Dustin Bertuzzi)

Kelowna’s Fireside Festival nearly sold-out

This year’s festival features the Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Andrew Judah, Little Destroyer and more

Georges Nasrallah of Post Modern Connection at Fireside Festival Sunday, Jan. 27. (Photo - Dustin Bertuzzi)