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5 things to do in Penticton this May long weekend

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May 17, 2019 - 11:30 AM

PENTICTON - The Victoria Day long weekend is upon us and there are some things worth checking out in Penticton and surrounding areas.

There will be plenty of wheels in Peachland on Sunday, May 19. The 22nd Annual Peachland World of Wheels Show & Shine takes to Beach Avenue. It’s Peachland’s largest one-day event and attracts over 550 cars, trucks, motorcycles and vintage boats, as well as over 10,000 spectators. The gathering happens rain or shine, so bring sun screen or rubber boots. Visit www.PeachlandCarShow.com

Tea and jam go together

Music jamming that is. Everyone is welcome at the Tea and Experimental Music Jam art event where sound and the process of creating sound will be explored in a group setting. Musicians and noise making enthusiasts are invited to bring an instrument and improvise at this open jam. Spectators are welcome to mingle and experience the sights and sounds. Russian style tea with jam will be served. The fun happens on Saturday, May 18 at the Summerland Arts and Cultural Centre. Admission is $5 at door. More information can be found at www.summerlandarts.com.

Have plaid?

Flannel up for a Lumber Jack Party Naramata Saturday, May 18 — a new tradition is underway.

The May Long weekend Lumberjack Party at Chute Lake Lodge. Wear your best overalls and groom your beards. There will be axe throwing, live music, fun games, cold bevies and more. The event starts at 11 a.m. and runs to 7 p.m.

The 50th year of racing is on at the Penticton Speedway.

The Young Guns Memorial kicks the season off with two days of back-to-back racing action May 18 and 19. First up is the Hornet Invitational on Saturday at 7 p.m. StreetStocks, Hit to pass and flying destruction where cars launch over a ramp through a motorhome/ and trailer. Sunday’s racing and destruction begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are at the gate with family and weekend pricing available. Kids 10 and under are free. There will be a full concession featuring homemade burgers, hand-cut fries, poutine and more. Parking is free, and camping available.

It’s a market of all markets.

The Downtown Community Market will be packed Saturday, May 18.

The Downtown Penticton Association's seasonal downtown community market is the biggest of its kind in the Okanagan. The market spans Main Street's 200 and 300 blocks, plus sections of Front Street and Backstreet Boulevard. Combined, participating downtown businesses and registered vendors feature unique artisanal handmade products and manufactured goods that include clothing, food, jewelry, crafts, collectibles, antiques, furniture and much more. Live music and a food court with a selection of food vendors make the market even better. The Downtown Community Market is an annual fundraising event for the Downtown Penticton Association, a registered nonprofit organization.

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