What's happening on the last long weekend of summer

The Penticton Farmer's Market is one of the events you can take in on the last long weekend of summer.

PENTICTON - The last long weekend of summer will be a low-key affair in Penticton this year.

The entertainment agenda is light on this year’s Labour Day long weekend, as the city takes a pause before ramping up the schedule the following weekend with the Pentastic Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic and the Raymond James Dragonboat Festival, all taking place the following weekend.

This weekend will be a good time to visit Andy’s Animal Acres in Naramata, however. The farm has a new baby llama, born on Aug. 30. Andy's Animal Acres is open daily through to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Noble Ridge Winery is hosting its annual Barrels and Barbecue event on Friday goes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

First Fridays at Penticton Art Gallery is a free, monthly, all ages open mic night on Friday. Light refreshments will be available for a donation.

The Penticton Farmers Market  and the Downtown Community Market continue on Main Street from 8:30 a.m. until 1p.m. on Saturday.

A benefit dance for victims of the Rock Creek wildfire will take place at Orchard house at 157 Orchard Ave. in Penticton on Saturday from 7:30  to 11 p.m. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the Rock Creek Lions Club. There will also be a silent auction for a two night stay for two at the Therapy Vineyards guesthouse.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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