Events in April 2017

Vees Upper Dek Hockey Awards Banquet

Apr 1

This event is for Registered Guests Only. The banquet takes place on April 1, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

For information, please call Shelie Best at 250.490.2437 or email at [at]

Okanagan Fest of Ale Volunteer Meeting

Apr 4

Volunteer orientation meeting for the upcoming 2017's Fest of Ale. The volunteer meeting takes place on April 4, from 5PM to 7PM in Salon C.


Okanagan Fest of Ale

Apr 7 to Apr 8

Whether you're new to the brew or a seasoned craft beer connoisseur you won't want to miss the 22NDAnnual Okanagan Fest of Ale! Join 60+ craft brewers and 5,000+ craft beer enthusiasts at one of the largest and longest running beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

This 2-day festival features 175+ quality crafted brews, ciders and cask ales for tasting in a unique indoor/outdoor venue. Come and enjoy great live entertainment and fabulous food while you're here, but don't forget to stop at the onsite liquor store to take some of your favourites home with you! This festival takes place in the heart of beautiful Penticton, BC, and has been an annual "must attend event" for patrons and participants alike for over 20 years!

Event times:
Friday, April 7 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 8 from 12:00 NOON to 6:00 PM

Tickets are available online at, or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC). Tickets purchased online are $29 (single day) or $47 (two day pass). Tasting tokens are $2 each (4 oz. tasting glass), and can be purchased on site. *Net proceeds from this event are donated to local charitable organizations.

Onsite Ticket Sales and Will Call Ticket Pick Up:
The remote box office will be set up at our Entrance 2 for sales on Friday, April 7 from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM and Saturday, April 8 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Sales depend on inventory. Tickets are going FAST!

For will call tickets, they’re now available for pick up at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC). Please present your photo ID, confirmation number and credit card used to purchase.

Make a weekend of it!
Sip & Stay Getaways start at $99/couple, and available at!

Getting to the Event:
Coconut Express will be offering shuttle service Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 12 NOON to 2:00 PM. Please call 250.462.9396 to book your spot (24 hours advance notice requested). The cost is $5 per person.

The City of Penticton will also be running a shuttle to the SOEC Complex. For more information, click here.

Get Home Safe:
In partnership with the BCLDB Get Home Safe Program the Okanagan Fest of Ale is pleased to offer each guest a voucher for $2 off their Safe Ride Home. Vouchers are good for rides home Penticton Taxi, Klassic Cabs or on the Coconut Express shuttle. Coupons can be combined based on one coupon per person.

Good Friday Service

Apr 14

Doors open at 9:30AM.

6th Annual BC Interior RV Show

Apr 21 to Apr 23

Come to the 6th Annual BC Interior RV Show and be part of the RV lifestyle. The show will cover over 9 acres, of which 80,000 square feet is indoors. Enter through the South Okanagan Events Centre or the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, and explore all of the exhibitors, as the two buildings are connected by a covered walkway. 

Spend the weekend touring the best brand names in the industry, while meeting factory representatives from leading RV manufactures. Various seminars will be available throughout the weekend. Come and enhance your RV lifestyle experience!

With one stop comparison-shopping, RV Show special financing rates; the 5th annual BC Interior RV Show has it all! The massive selection being represented by major RV dealers continues to grow with manufacturers such as Keystone RV Company, Forest River Inc. Winnebago Industries, Newmar Corp., Airstream, K-Z Inc., Thor, Northern Lite, and the list goes on. This RV Show offers something for almost everyone's budget and capabilities, from the smallest 18' 4" R-Pod trailer that weighs under 2400 lbs to the elaborate Class A 45' Mountain Aire.

Show Hours
Friday: 12 Noon - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Adult: $5 weekend wristband. Wristbands are available on-site. *Cash only.* Please bring a non-perishable food item.
Kids Under 15: Free with adult

Come to the show and be part of the RV Lifestyle!

Helicat Canada

Apr 30 to May 1

This event is for registered delegates only.

Canadian Avalanche Association Meeting and Spring Conference

Apr 30 to May 5

Please note: This event is for registered delegates only.

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