Things To Do
Festivals and Events:
PENTICTON AND DISTRICT MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Celebrating the diversity of Canada with song, dance, food and clothes from different cultures
APEX WINTER CARNIVAL
FEBRUARY 21 - 29
Winter Activities including Snow sculpting, figure skating, hockey, curling, and much more.
PENTICTON KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL
MARCH 1 - APRIL 26
Competition ranging from school-level to professional. With a variety of vocal, and instrumental pieces.
WINTER TRIATHLON EXTRAVAGANZA
Apex Mountain resort offers specially groomed trails that give the opportunity for winter biking, cross-country and snowshoeing.
OKANAGAN FEST OF ALE
APRIL 2 - 3
Competition offering beers from 20 mini breweries, with food from pubs and restaurants.
APEX SPRING FESTIVAL
APRIL 9 - 12
Fun outdoor spring activities including an Easter Egg Hunt.
OKANAGAN SPRING WINE FESTIVAL
APRIL 29 - MAY 2
80 Events and 52 participating wineries from around the Okanagan.
MAY 20 - 24
Bird Festival catering to people wanting to see birds that are particular to this area. Classes are offered with naturalists.
ACTION QUEST DQ CLASSIC
MAY 22 - 24
BC Cup Mountain Bike Series.
PEACH CITY MARATHON
Marathon (Full and half) through Pentiction, running along Skaha Lake.
MAY 27 - 29
Fun for the whole family with Actors, comedians, dancers and storytellers.
PEACH CITY BEACH CRUISE
JUNE 11 - 13
If you're interested in cars...this event offers over 800 antique and classic cars. Event includs live music and
a variety of food.
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY
Come join with our the Aboriginal members of our community with dancing, drumming and storytelling
PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELVIS FESTIVAL
JUNE 25 - 27
Come see our local Elvix tribute artists performing
Celebrate the birth of our Nation with over 12 hours of markets, activities, shows and competition. Oh right
don't forget about the Fireworks!
SONG OF THE SICAMOUS
JULY 1 - AUGUST 27
An original live musical, based on the last days of the SS Sicamous sternwheeler, 1934.
JULY 3 - SEPTEMBER 5
Free entertainment throughout the summer weekends at Penticton's many parks.
PENTICTON HIGHLAND GAMES
Celebrate Scottish Culture with bag pipes, drumming, food and many more activities.
OKANAGAN HOCKEY SCHOOL
JULY 4 - AUGUST 28
Help your kids train with power skating, goaltending, etc.
OKANAGAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
JULY 12 - 31
Professional instructors teach courses in the various types of art (performing, musical & visual).
BEACH BLANKET FILM FESTIVAL
JULY 16 - 18
Experience Canada's only outdoor floating screen film festival.
PEACH CLASSIC TRIATHLON
JULY 17 - 18
Get ready for Ironman Canada with a mini triathlon for children and adults.
PENTICTON SQUARE DANCE FESTIVAL
AUGUST 2 - 7
If you've never been, you have to try square dancing with Penticton's finest.
AUGUST 4 - 8
Perhaps the most known event in the Okanagan with live entertainment at Gyro Park, food vendors, crafts and fun
for the whole family.
SUBARU IRONMAN CANADA TRIATHLON
Watch the world's best athletes compete or compete yourself in this world-renowned swim, bike, run triathlon.
BC SENIORS GAMES
SEPTEMBER 1 - 4
Elderly athletes compete in various sporting events.
PENTASTIC JAZZ FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 10 - 12
A wide-range of jazz music offers listeners the chance to experience the music of the Okanagan.
enROOT HARVEST & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 17 - 19
Celebrate the harvest season with the Farmers' Market. Come see our local heritage.
OKANAGAN FALL WINE FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 1 - 10
With over 150 events, please enjoy the wine-tasting.
PENTICTON SANTA CLAUS PARADE
See Santa at the Parade (Don't forget to grab some goodies).