Events

This page is intended to provide you with an overview of the events and festivals that take place in the immediate area around Naramata. Please remember to confirm any information presented here by visiting the website associated with the event, by either clicking on the name of the event, or the screen capture of its website, or any other link associated with the listing.

Have fun!


Vertical & Vintages

When: Saturday March 4th 2017

Where: Apex Mountain – Gunbarrel Restaurant

The Fifth Annual Wine Tasting evening hosted by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association and Apex Mountain Resort. Twenty Naramata Bench wineries will be pouring their award-winning wines at this event on Saturday night from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Gunbarrel Saloon. In addition to the wine tasting, the Gunbarrel Restaurant will have a selection of small plates food that will be included in the event ticket price. To complete the evening, is an after party with live music and dancing with Naramata’s favourite party band, Uncorked. Must be 19 years and older.

  • Tickets are $49 + taxes for the Wine Tasting and entrance to the after party. And, adding more value to the V & V event ticket is the 25% discount off Adult Lift Tickets on March 4th and 5th. V & V event tickets must be shown at the Lift-Ticket Window for 25% off the full day lift tickets.
  • There is a Shuttle Service to V & V with Top Cat Tours – $15 round trip.You MUST BOOK AHEAD! Seats limited: Call – 250-493-7385.

Further information:

Email: events@aprexresort.com

Telephone: 1-888-777-2739


Okanagan Fest of Ale

April 7th and 8th, 2017

Join 60+ craft brewers and 5000+ 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, fabulous food and great live entertainment in a unique indoor/outdoor venue. The 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!

Ticket prices (include tax & basic service charges)

Single Day Admission:  $29 per person

Weekend Pass:  $47 per person

Ticket & Accommodation Packages: Starting at $99/couple


South Okanagan Chain of Events

 

When: April 30th to May 20th, 2017

Where: Naramata, Penticton & Summerland

The South Okanagan is home to some of Canada’s best biking areas. Whether you are looking for a fun-filled family vacation or a more advanced bike trip, the area provides it all. This spring, the South Okanagan communities of Penticton, Summerland and Naramata host a Chain of Events. It’s a fitting title for a series of top-notch, fun biking races and events.

 


Okanagan Spring Wine Festival

 

When:  May 4th to May 14th, 2017  

Where: Signature events take place throughout the South Okanagan, from Lake Country in the north down to Osoyoos in the south and extending west to the Similkameen Valley.

Events calendar available here.

 

Visit the website for more info.

 


 

Meadowlark Nature Festival

May 18th to 22nd, 2017

Meadowlark Nature Festival is presented annually by the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA). Celebrating its 20th year in 2017, the Festival’s mandate is to present entertaining, engaging and educational programs that showcase our natural environment.

Meadowlark has offered some 1300 tours and each year sells over 1500 tickets. People of all ages, all ability levels, and all cultural, economic and social backgrounds come together to take part in one of North America’s preeminent festivals focusing on conservation, science, natural history and the environment.

The 2017 program will be released in early April.

 

 


Penticton Farmers’ Market

 

When:  Every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, April 22nd to Oct 28th, 2017

Indoor Winter Market:  Every Saturday in November and December

Where:

  • Summer Outdoor Market — 100 Block Main Street
  • Winter Indoor Market: 760 Main Street

Email: Penticton Farmers’ Market


Penticton Ribfest

 

 

When: June 30th through July 2nd, 2017

 

Rotary Ribfest will bring Okanagan Lake Park alive with a full weekend of fantastic family fun.  We will offer a rib cook-off between four champion barbecue teams from across Canada, music throughout the entire event, entertainment and activities for children and youth, as well as a beverage garden and loads of vendors.

Organised by the Penticton Rotary Club, this event drew 35,000 people to the park in 2016. Over the weekend, Rotary raised funds for ongoing community projects for the citizens of Penticton.


Penticton Scottish Festival

When:  July 1st, 2017

Where: King’s Park 550 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton.

The Penticton Scottish Festival Society is very pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Fourth Annual Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

This one day event will celebrate Celtic culture. This is a family-friendly event that features Caber Toss & heavy events, Bag-piping, Drumming, Pipe Band & Highland Dance Competitions, Stock Dogs, Knights in armour, Whiskey Tasting, Kidzone.

For more information on the day of the festival, head over to the General Information section our website.


Peach City Beach Cruise & Car Show

 

When:  June 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2017 

Where: Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, BC.

Exhibitors can register at the Lakeside Resort – 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, BC. or on line.

Viewing is free. Much more detailed information available on the website.

 


Annual Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival

When:   June 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2017

Where: Penticton, BC

  • Competition to be held at Okanagan Lake Park.
  • Headliner Show held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
  • Penticton Elvis Kick-Off Party held at The Mule on Martin Street.

Check the website for Pricing of Convention Centre Event and Kick-Off Part

 


Annual Okanagan Trestle Tour

When:   July 2nd, 2017

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday and the official opening of the Trans Canada Trail.

You are invited to come ride the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail starting at the famous Myra Canyon, Kelowna to Penticton 80 km. Three options are offered:

  • The 80 km route starts with 18 trestles and two tunnels, beautiful views, flat profile for the first 36 km then a 2.2% decline to Penticton.
  • The 40 km route starts at the half way point Chute Lake goes through Rock Oven Regional Park, Naramata Wine Country and is a 2.2% decline to Penticton.
  • The 20 km route starts at Glenfir Loop there is 4 km of gravel then 16 km of recycled asphalt.

All distances finish at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. There will be 5 rest stops with food and drinks; mechanical support and first aid on route; when you arrive in Penticton you will be greeted with live music, BBQ, beer, wine, cider and more.

The event will be supporting the Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society.


GranFondo Cycle Race

 

When:   July 9th, 2017

The 7th annual Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO) is much more than an epic ride through the heart of British Columbia’s wine country. It’s an entire weekend of cycling camaraderie, family activities, Okanagan sunshine and regional delicacies. Highlights of Granfondo Weekend include the Kids’ Piccolofondo, Granfondo Women’s Night, and of course, the Big Ride on Sunday, July 10th.

 

Detailed information for registration is available on the website.

 


Peach Classic Triathlon

When:   July 16th, 2017

The 35th Anniversary makes the Peach Classic the oldest continuously held triathlon event in the Province of BC

The Peach Classic Triathlon is an amazing hidden treasure in the heart of Penticton, BC. – a great vacation destination for racing and a fun-filled resort area for every member of the family. All necessary information on the website.

Choose Your Race Distance:

The Peach Classic consists of a Standard distance event (18 years old minimum) and a Sprint distance event (for those athletes who prefer a shorter distance event and younger athletes (16 years old minimum).

Standard Distance – 1.5 km Swim / 47 km Bike / 10 km Run
Sprint Distance – 750 m Swim / 20 km Bike / 5 km Run

The swim consists of 1 loop. The bike is an out and back to Naramata while the run is an out and back along the KVR.


Annual Peach Festival

When:   August 9th through August 13th, 2017

Celebrating 70 Years of Free Family Fun!

Come and enjoy the activities and shows offered during the 70th Annual Penticton Peach Festival; these include:

  • Free concerts (see entertainment schedule online)
  • Kiddies Day
  • Peters Bros. Grand Parade
  • Square Dance Festival
  • Skaha Lake Ultra Swim
  • Sheila Bishop Slo-Pitch Tournament
  • Pentown Throwdown
  • Chef’s cook Off
  • Real Peach Film Festival
  • Sandcastle Competition
  • Shooting Star Amusements
  • And more . . .

Challenge Penticton Triathlon

When:  July 23rd, 2017

  • Location:           Penticton, British Columbia.
  • Distance:          Swim – 3 km, Bike – 120 km, Run – 30 km
  • Categories:       Pro Men and Women.
  • Age Groups:     5 year increments.
  • Relay Teams:   2 and 3 person.
  • Aqua-Bike:       Swim and Bike only.
  • Prize money:    $30,000 CAD Professional Purse.
  • Awards:            Top 3 awarded in each age-group.
  • Aqua-Bike and Relay Awards – Winners awarded in each division.
  • Triathlon Canada: Canadian National Long Distance Triathlon Championships.

The swim course will now consists of two 1.5 km loops in Okanagan Lake starting and finishing on the beach near Rotary Park – the same location as previous Challenge races. It’s the organisers goal to maintain a safe, fair, scenic, yet challenging bike course that showcases the surrounding region and an exciting, spectator friendly run course, ending in the Athletes Village stadium-style finish, introduced at the 2015 event. Maps will be provided as soon as courses are confirmed. Get all the information necessary from the website.


Penticton
 2017 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival

 

When: August 18th though 27th, 2017

 

The first ever ITU World Championships Festival!  Approximately 5000 athletes from 40 +/- countries, along their families and/or entourages, are expected to be in our area.  Events include Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross, Long Distance and Aquabike. 

It will be an exciting time!


Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival

When:  September 8th, through 10th, 2017

Tickets & Prices:

  • Friday – $60
  • Saturday – $75
  • Sunday – $55
  • Youth – $10/day
  • All Events Pass only $110

2017 line-up:

  • Dave Bennett & The Memphis Speed Kings
  • Tom Rigley & Flambeau
  • Cornet Chop Suey
  • Black Swan Classic Jazz Band
  • Gator Nation
  • Bob Dragan with Friends
  • Lance Buller
  • Benny & The Good Men
  • Cocuzzi Coots Courtet 

Naramata Bench Wineries Association Tailgate Party

 

When: September 9th, 2017

 

The 2017 Tailgate Party will celebrate harvest at D’Angelo Winery on The Naramata Bench. To honour the artistic history and culture of Naramata, this year’s theme is ‘Bench Bohemian’.   Attendees are invited to dress bohemian while enjoying the fun as there will be prizes for the best outfits. Join us for a fabulous evening of distinctive wines from 28 renowned wineries, cuisine prepared by local chefs food, music, dancing, celebrating and camaraderie as the sun sets over Okanagan Lake.

 


Dragon Boat Festival

When:  September 10th and 11th, 2017

Our festival, held over two days on the second weekend in September, is entering its 16th year.  The racing happens on 11 km long Skaha Lake in beautiful, sunny, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. The event also features a beverage garden, a wide range of vendors, lots of great food and over 2,500 athletes.

The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival began in 2000. Originally held on Okanagan Lake, the festival has now found its home at the beautiful Skaha Lake Park, which offers the perfect race site for racers and spectators alike. Teams love the fleet of Millennium boats and the warm fresh water sandy beach for loading and unloading. With plenty of room for the team village, lots of sun and shade, plus a wide array of food and merchandise vendors and a happening beer garden, we think you will find the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival ranks as one of the best.

More information of the website.


Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

 

When:  September 28th through October 8th, 2017 

Where: Signature events take place throughout the South Okanagan, from Lake Country in the north to Osoyoos in the south and extending west to the Similkameen Valley.

Events calendar available here.

 

Visit the website for more info.


Penticton Oktoberfest

 

When: October 22nd, 2017

 

Celebrate Oktoberfest Okanagan-style.  October will see the 7th annual Penticton festival famous for merrymaking and drinking beer. Donning your lederhosen or not, it is guaranteed that you will enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering food, wonderful entertainment and great beverages. Wear some comfortable shoes as the dance floor will be the place to be!