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 4 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


The events below are from 2016, but most are recurring events. Their dates and other information will be updated before spring.


South Okanagan Chain of Events

 

When: May 1- June 3 2016

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

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When:   April 28th to May 8th 2016 

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

Events calendar available here.

 

Visit the website for more info.


Penticton Farmers’ MarketPenticton_Farmers_Market

 

When:  Every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Starting April 23, 2016 through October 29, 2016.

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 Scottish Festival

When:  July 2, 2016.

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 Third 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:   Friday June 24th through Sunday June 25th 2016 

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:   Saturday June 25th & Sunday June 25th 2016 

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.

Prices for the Lakeside Park Events:

Friday Night at the Park – $10.00
Saturday Competition in the Park – $15.00
Wristbands – $20.00

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

 


Annual Okanagan Trestle Tour

When:   July 3rd, 2016 

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 10th, 2016 

The 2016 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 17th, 2016 

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 an Olympic distance event and a Sprint distance event for those athletes who prefer a shorter distance event and younger athletes from 16-19 years of age to participate.

Olympic 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 3rd through August 7th, 2016 

 

Come and enjoy the activities and shows offered during the 69th Annual Penticton Peach Festival; these include:

  • Shooting Star Amusements in Rotary Park (on Okanagan Lake).
  • RCAF Snowbirds
  • Second annual Peach Bin Race
  • Seniors’ Day at 12:30 p.m. in Okanagan Lake Park
  • Square Dance Festival at Seniors Drop-in Center on South Main Street
  • Peachfest Reel Film Festival,nightly at approx. 9 p.m., on the Tim Hortons Giant Screen, in Okanagan Lake Park
  • RONA Sandcastle Competition at Skaha Beach Park
  • The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy perform a free concert at 1 p.m., in Gyro Park
  • Crowning of Miss Penticton
  • Peters Bros. Grand Parade
  • Peach Festival Steamfest Regatta, and more.

Challenge Penticton Triathlon

When:   August 28th, 2016.

  • Location:           Penticton, British Columbia.
  • Distance:           Swim – 3km, Bike – 120km, Run – 30km
  • 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 consist of two 1.5km loops in Okanagan Lake starting and finishing on the beach near Rotary Park – the same location as previous Challenge races. Final bike and run options are being considered and are pending approval from various authorities. It’s the organizers 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 provides as soon as courses are confirmed. Get all the information necessary from the website.

 


Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival

When:   September 9th through 11th, 2016. 

Tickets & Prices:

  • Friday – $60
  • Saturday – $75
  • Sunday – $55
  • 3-Day Pass only $110

2016 line-up:

  • Tom Hook
  • Dave Bennett & The Memphis Speed Kings
  • Le Dixieband
  • Gator Nation
  • Tom Rigney & Flambeau
  • Cornet Chop Suey
  • Draga’s Dragons
  • Lance Buller
  • Gonzalo Bergera Quartet
  • Black Swan Classic Jazz Band
  • Rossi Gang

Dragon Boat Festival

When:   September 10, 2016 — September 11, 2016

Our festival, held over two days on the second weekend in September, is entering its 16thyear.  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.


Peach Classic Triathlon

When:   July 17th, 2016 

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 an Olympic distance event and a Sprint distance event for those athletes who prefer a shorter distance event and younger athletes from 16-19 years of age to participate.

Olympic 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.


Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

Spring_Wine_Festival_2016

 

When:   September 29th through October 9th, 2016 

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

Events calendar available here.

 

Visit the website for more info.