PENTICTON - Summer is expected to get lively and entertaining in the South Okanagan when the 69th annual Penticton Peach Festival gets underway next week.
The five day summer festival takes place Aug. 3 to Aug. 7 this year with a full daily schedule of family-oriented, free things to do in the Peach City.
Each day of Peachfest starts with live entertainment in Okanagan Lake Park starting at 11 a.m.
The lineup on Wednesday, Aug. 3 includes dance and musical performances, a high dive show and a hypnotist, followed by opening ceremonies and an evening concert by Canadian classic rockers Chilliwack at 9:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Aug. 4, there will be a motocross demonstration on Main Street and another day of non-stop entertainment ending with a performance by country music artist Chad Brownlee.
The Seattle All City Band will play Friday, Aug. 5 in the afternoon with an evening performance by classic rock band Honeymoon Suite.
The entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 6 includes the Grand Parade at 10 a.m., with a performance by AC/DC tribute rockers High Voltage that night. The Penticton Throwdown skateboard event takes place throughout the afternoon and evening at Penticton Youth Park on West Riverside Drive.
Final day performances on Sunday, Aug. 7, include a dog agility show and an evening performance by R&B Icons, a Motown show band.
The City of Penticton has announced enhanced transit service during the festival, with extended service on Route 5, Main Street to Skaha Lake. Starting Wednesday and running through Sunday, buses will run hourly until midnight. The last bus leaves the Peach Festival site at 11:41 p.m. from a temporary bus stop set up on the north side of Lakeshore Drive, next to Okanagan Lake Park.
For a complete schedule of events, click on this link.
For more information on Peach Festival, go to the Peach Festival website.
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