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First summer weekend busy with events in Penticton

FILE PHOTO - It's a weekend of classics in Penticton with the Peach City Beach Cruise and the Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival taking place this first weekend of summer.

PENTICTON - Penticton’s main streets and downtown core will be busy this weekend as two big events mark the start of the first summer weekend.

The Peach City Beach Cruise begins today, June 23 with three days of fun, food, entertainment and hundreds of classic, collector, antique and show cars.

The show begins tonight at 7 p.m., and continues Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, see the Peach City Beach Cruise web page.

The Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival runs through to Sunday, June 25. The 15th annual Elvis Festival competition is held in Okanagan Lake Park with the headliner show and finals taking place at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Opening ceremonies begin at noon today, June 23 at Okanagan Lake Park. Th cost is $25 for both days or $15 each day. Tickets are available at the gate, online or in person at the South Okanagan Events Centre box office. For a full list of events, see the festival website.

Tiger Moon returns to The Dream Cafe on Friday, June 23, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday’s entertainment is internationally recognized artist Ezra Keizera, also with a showtime start of 8 p.m. For more information, contact The Dream Cafe at 250-490-9012.

The Downtown Community Market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.

The Penticton Farmer’s Market moves a few blocks up Main Street to make room for the Peach City Beach Cruise. The market operates from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 500 and 600 blocks of Main Street this week and next only.

The Summerland Rotary Market happens Sunday, June 25 on Main Street in Summerland from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The annual Dirty Book Sale takes place at Penticton Library and Museum on Saturday, June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Proceeds go to support collection and programming at the library. For more information, call the Public Library Information Desk at 250-770-7782.

Tinhorn Creek presents the Julian Taylor Band at the winery’s amphitheatre, on Saturday, June 24 starting at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $35, with a return shuttle operating out of Penticton and Osoyoos for $20.

The Canadian Mental Health Association South Okanagan Similkameen region hosts the Ride Don’t Hide event on Saturday,  June 25, starting at 8:30 a.m. All funds go to provide wellness programs, support for the meals program, volunteer program and the local group program assisting individuals dealing with the stresses of everyday life. For more information see the CMHA website.

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