Archives for Things to do in Penticton and the Okanagan

Brett Kissel coming on Friday, March 16 | Tickets on sale Friday, Oct. 6 at 10AM!

Brett Kissel, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards’ reigning Male Artist of the Year, has announced a three-month Canadian tour beginning in January (see full list of dates below), with a stop in Penticton at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Friday, March 16. Presented by New Country 100.7, tickets for Brett Kissel’s “We Were That Song Tour” in Penticton go on sale this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. Last month at the CCMA Awards in Saskatoon, Brett premiered his new single “We Were That Song” with a show-stopping performance live on the nationwide broadcast. Watch the
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Fest of Ale | April 7 and 8

April is right around the corner, which means Fest of Ale is almost here! The two-day main event features 65 breweries from BC and beyond, and includes a great mix of longstanding favourites and new breweries and cideries. Guests of the fest can look forward to sampling 175+ quality-crafted brews and ciders including new releases, experimental brews, and cask ales both indoors and out. 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 is the annual
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20th Annual Okanagan Makers Christmas Craft Fair

The 20th Annual Okanagan Makers Christmas Craft Fair and Sustainable living show returns THIS weekend. Formerly “Santa Presents,” Okanagan Makers features over 160 vendors, that include artisans and food producers with unique products like: jewellery, clothing, woodwork, home decor, soaps, baking, edibles and MORE. The show highlights local talent from the Okanagan Valley and Interior. Some of the vendors have participated since 1996! Show Hours: Saturday, November 5, 2016: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday, November 6, 2016: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Here’s your chance to shop local, support your own community members, and find the perfect gifts for
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CONCERT: Buckcherry and Sebastian Bach with guests The Wild!

Don’t miss out! On Thursday, November 3, California’s notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band BUCKCHERRY with special guest SEBASTIAN BACH and support from THE WILD! will take over Ballroom 2. On Thursday, the remote Box Office will relocate to our Entrance 3 (closest to the Cleland Theatre and Community Centre) and be open at 5:00PM for will call ticket pick up and sales. Doors are scheduled for 7:00PM and the concert is scheduled to begin at 8:30PM. Tickets are $45* General Admission (*plus applicable service fees) and can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box (at the SOEC), by phone
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7th Annual Penticton Oktoberfest

Will this year’s Oktoberfest conga line top 2015’s?! Grab a ticket to Saturday, October 22’s event to find out! The 7th Annual Penticton Oktoberfest promises delicious Bavarian fare, a spontaneous party atmosphere, and beverages – including two local and six imported beers, and two local wines. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the Oompa-pa party continues until 12:30 AM. Bring your appetite too, as Chef James and the culinary team have crafted a menu that’ll be a Bavarian blast! The Bavarian themed menu includes two dinner features, the “Hearty Party Sausage Plate” and “King Table Chicken Dinner.” For snacks or
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This Thanksgiving, it’s Cropped by Valley First!

This Thanksgiving, on October 7 and 8, experience Cropped a sensory and visual experience with us and the Okanagan Wine Festival Society! More than 80 Okanagan wineries and farmers come together to create a truly unique experience, just for YOU! Doors open at 6PM each day, and the event ends at 9PM. Wander amidst the wineries and farmers to experience a unique combination that truly makes the Okanagan Valley famous. Be educated at the Pinot Bar where different styles of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir all provided by the new Sensory Lab at Okanagan College. Dairy Farmers of
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The Dream Music Festival | May 13 and 14

It’s music to our ears. The Dream Music Festival, returns on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, for the SECOND year in a row. Led by some of Canada’s finest musicians such as Grammy winner Mike Farris, master of ceremonies Jim Byrnes, as well as band leader Paul Pigat, each night, 19 extraordinary musicians will perform, treating fans to an evening of folk, rock, blues, soul and gospel the likes of which has rarely, if ever, been duplicated in any musical festival in Canada. Where else can you see 19 outstanding Canadian artists in ONE night?! Show Details: Friday,
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One Month Away and Counting | Fest of Ale

And so it begins! We’re officially ONE MONTH away from the 21st Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale. As the smell of spring is in the air, we can already taste the hops! Fest of Ale welcomes a RECORD number of craft breweries and cider makers to Penticton. Guests of the annual beer and cider tasting festival can look forward to sampling a selection of over 150 lagers, stouts, ciders and cask ales from 50+ of the regions finest craft brewers. The list of participating breweries includes representation of local favourites from all corners of the province. Thirteen of the 52
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MakeIt! Okanagan Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show

Be inspired and get your shopping done early at MakeIt! Okanagan Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show. This year’s show includes 150 vendors from the South Okanagan and Interior, and takes place this coming weekend! Explore an impressive list of crafters who create jewelry, home decor, food and nutrition, clothing, Christmas gifts, and sustainable living. You’ll be able to purchase everything from upcycled home decor to seasonal baking to stained glass and salad dressing. Live music, plus a visit from Santa Claus are also part of this annual extravaganza. Show Hours: Saturday, November 7 | 10AM to 5PM Sunday,
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6th Annual Penticton Oktoberfest

Celebrate the 182 year tradition with us, this Saturday, October 24! We’re ready to oompa-pa partay, and know you are too. The festivities kick off at 6PM, and wrap at 12:30AM. Take in the evening’s entertainment, taste imported and local beverages, and mingle with friends at long communal tables. Better yet, grab a partner and take a spin on the dance floor! Prost. The event’s entertainment includes two bands, The Beerbarrels and Flash Back. The Beerbarrels are a three piece Oompa-pa dance band, who will create a spontaneous authentic atmosphere. Yodeling anyone? Local and imported beer including: Erdinger, Stiegel and Cannery
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