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Sports and music highlight South Okanagan events this weekend

The Challenge Penticton race weekend is upon us, but that doesn't mean there aren't other things to do in the South Okanagan.
August 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM

PENTICTON - It may be Challenge Penticton weekend but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything else to do.

Tinhorn Creek Canadian Concert Series presents the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer Saturday night, Aug. 27, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Vancouver based duo of Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers is known for their energetic blues style featuring guitar, percussion and harmonica. Tickets are $45, and shuttle service is available for $20 return.

In downtown Penticton the Penticton Farmers Market and the Community Market continue between the 100 and 400 blocks of Main Street on Saturday morning, with the Farmers Market running from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the community market operating 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brent Parkin plays The Dream Cafe with a show beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Parkin is known for his mix of Chicago style blues, swing, and country rooted rock and roll styles.

Dirty Laundry Vineyard in Summerland presents the Blue Sky Trio from 1p.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Enjoy a free afternoon of entertainment at the winery.

There’s even more music in Summerland at Thornhaven’s “Music on the Mountain” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, Saturday, Aug.27, at the Thornhaven Estate Winery in Summerland.

The Challenge Penticton triathlon takes place all weekend with cross national triathlon on Friday, Aug. 26, and the main event, the long distance triathlon taking place Sunday, Aug. 27. Rotary Park and Okanagan Lake Park are the main staging and transition areas for the five day event.

Motorists should be aware of area road closures during Sunday’s race.

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