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May long weekend full of activities in the South Okanagan

Looking for something unusual to do this weekend? Medieval jousting takes place at Osoyoos' Desert Park this May long weekend as the town hosts its first Tilt and Joust event.
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May 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM

PENTICTON - There is a wide variety of things to do in the city and the South Okanagan and Similkameen this May long weekend.

For those looking for something unusual, there’s the Osoyoos Tilt and Joust at Desert Park in Osoyoos this weekend.

Spectators are invited to come in costume and cheer on their favourite knight in full metal contact. It’s a festival of medieval games, with jousts taking place at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, Sunday, May 22 and Monday, May 23. Cost is $15, with prizes awarded to most creative costume. There will be food vendors, booths and a beer garden.

Keremeos stages its 78th Elks Rodeo May 21 to May 23 at the rodeo grounds in Keremeos. Saturday’s events include barrel racing and team roping followed by a full rodeo slate on Sunday and Monday. Rodeo events start at 1p.m. daily, cost is $5 for adults on Saturday, $12 on Sunday and Monday. Saturday night, there’s a dance featuring live band at Victory Hall. A firefighter’s breakfast takes place in Memorial Park Sunday and Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and three’s a barbecue rib supper on Sunday, May 22 at Memorial Park from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at a cost of $12 for adults.

For more information on the Keremeo Rodeo go to the event website.

The Peach City Runfest takes place Sunday, May 22 with a start time of 8:15 a.m. Start and finish locations are at the west end of the Skaha Beach promenade. The event includes a 10 kilometre run and a half marathon.

Check out the Peach City RunFest website for more information.

It’s the Young Guns Memorial Weekend at Penticton Speedway as the track pays tribute to two young racing enthusiasts who were killed in an accident in 2008. It’s a double header weekend as Saturday’s racing card gets underway at 7 p.m with hornets, street stocks, dwarfs and hit to pass events. Sunday’s Day of Destruction card, which gets underway at 2 p.m., includes hornets, street stocks, dwarfs and hit to pass.

For more information, see the Penticton Speedway website.

The Penticton Community Market and Penticton Farmers' Market are in full swing, Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Community Market, and 8:30 to 1 p.m. for the Farmers' Market. Both markets are located downtown on Main Street.

The Meadowlark Festival also takes place through the weekend, from May 19 to 23, with events happening throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen.

For more information, check out the Meadowlark Festival website.

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