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10 things to do in Kamloops and the Okanagan this weekend

Overlander's Day hits Brocklehurst Park on Kamloops's North Shore on July 21, 2019.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/North Shore Business Improvement Association
July 19, 2019 - 6:00 AM

A fantastic weekend of interesting and fun events is upon us from Kamloops to Penticton.

Be sure to get out and take in some of the awesome events going on this weekend.

KAMLOOPS

Join the North Shore Business Improvement Association for a bigger, better and more fun family-friendly festival this Sunday, July 21.

Overlander’s Day is a celebration of the Cultural DNA of The Shore, a time to connect as family and friends and eat, play and share.

Brocklehurst Park will be packed with food vendors, businesses, services, games, activities, music, demonstrations and more including Chase & Skye from Paw Patrol from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Fun Factor with their carousel, slide and huge obstacle course. There will be a Toonie swim at the Brock Pool and Crazy 8cres is bringing some baby goats to the animal corner. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Sun Peaks is blooming this Saturday and Sunday at the Apple Blossom Festival

Alpine blossoms are a great reason to celebrate on the mountain. Join Nancy Greene and the coveted list of "summiteers" that have reached the peak of Mt. Tod and enjoy the mountain alight with colourful blooms. There will be free live music and lots of fun activities happening throughout the village upon your return.

Check out the schedule here.

VERNON

Predator is walking for humanity Saturday, July 20.

Bring your family, friends and dogs to join in for a run or walk around the Predator Ridge community. This is a fun way to socialize, exercise and support the Vernon chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m., with the event beginning at 9 a.m. leaving from the Fitness Centre. The cost is $10 per person with all proceeds going toward Habitat for Humanity Vernon. A mapped course with drink stations will be provided.

Prize ceremony with coffee and muffins to follow on the Fitness Centre patio at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for fastest male and female, most enthusiastic, oldest, youngest, fastest dog and many other fun categories. Questions? Phone 250-558-3443.

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The first Annual Caetani Music Festival will be held on Saturday, July 20.

Different from the Music Series done in past summers, this year, the Caetani Cultural Centre is doing a one-day music festival, celebrating music and bringing together high calibre performances for people to enjoy on the beautiful grounds and natural amphitheatre located at 3401 Pleasant Valley Rd.

Whether you just want to come for the afternoon or evening concerts or if you want to spend the whole day, you’ll be covered with food trucks and a cash bar from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and of course an unbelievable line-up of talent and fun for the whole family. 

Check out the full schedule here.  Buy tickets at 250-549-7469 or click here.

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Butcher Boys Grocery Store in Vernon is hosting its 11th Annual Hospice Fundraiser, an event that they hold in honour of their late store manager, Chris Huculak, to raise funds for the North Okanagan Hospice Society.

To date, the store has raised $153,516, and their goal is to reach $160,000 this year. The barbecue runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store with the BX/Swan Lake Fire Hall members minding the barbecue. There will be a bake sale, face painting by Charlene Beer, haircuts by Blanca’s Hairstyling and manicures by Esthetics-On-The-Go.

KELOWNA

The Okanagan Caribbean Festival brings the many cultures and communities of the Okanagan together to have fun, dance and share amazing foods and stories – just like they do in the Caribbean.

If you are up for a dance, we have bands and DJs, both local and from across Canada, playing Caribbean favourites with a healthy dose of new sounds thrown in throughout the day.

Merchants from across Canada will be selling Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas, and other Caribbean treats. Come along and give the limbo dance a go, try the steel drums or jazz it up with the Brazilian Dance group, Samour En Blanc. There is something for the whole family.

The free event all gets underway at noon, Saturday, July 20 in City Park and runs until 9 p.m.

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Tattoos and brews come together from July 19 to 21 at the Kelowna Curling Club.

The Okanagan Tattoo Show and Brewfest will see over 170 artists, 14 bands and bunch of breweries will be under one roof for a unique, creative and fun weekend.

For artist profiles, band schedule and to book tattoos, visit the website here.

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Tail Blazers, the health food store for pets, is excited to present Stand Up for the Dogs. It is raising money for Paws It Forward a non-profit dog rescue.

One hundred per cent of the ticket sales for this laugh-out-loud comedy show at Dakota's will go to Paws It Forward. This show will feature the funniest comedians in Kelowna and will be hosted by Kate Belton. Kate loves dogs, but she is also super funny. Many of the comics on the show have been featured on Just For Laughs Northwest and have toured across Canada.

If you like to laugh and you love dogs, you were destined to come to this show.

Tickets are $20 with the show starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20. For reservations call 250-860-9500. Go here for more info.

PENTICTON

The 50th Anniversary season of the Penticton Speedway is underway.

This coming weekend, July 20 and 21, there will be monster trucks hitting the track during two back-to-back nights of racing. Trucks will be crushing cars, doing wheelies and donuts. Plus, there will be a full night of racing action including the crown favourite Eve of Destruction on Sunday.

A full concession and free parking is available.

Tickets are at the gate and kids 10 and under get in for free. Adults are $25, youth and senior are $20. Family passes are also available.

This weekend will blow your hair back. Visit their Facebook page here for more information

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It’s time to celebrate - 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, and it's bringing on the dining and dancing.

The vineyard has teamed up with talented and amazing chefs Cam & Dana from Joy Road Catering for a delicious meal and local rock band Jack & Jill.

The event will be an alfresco buffet dinner followed by an outdoor concert from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

Shuttles will be available within the South Okanagan, please send shuttle inquiries to nick@mfvwines.com.

The event ticket includes a glass of wine, a meal and the concert. Additional wine will be available by the glass or bottle.

BONUS EVENT

The cherries are ready, and they're worth celebrating this Saturday, July 20.

The Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market is hosting its Cherry Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dilworth and Springfield market location. The Very Berry Festival comes to the satellite market on St. Paul Street on June 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both events will have exciting activities, games and prizes. There will be a cherry pie and cherry dessert contest at the main market, games to be played, photo booth opportunities and plenty of activities for the kids at the kids' tent.


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