PENTICTON - A forecast for better weather this weekend is proving timely as long weekend activities in the South Okanagan are geared to the outdoors.
The Meadowlark Nature Festival takes place Thursday, May 18 to Monday, May 22 with events taking place throughout the South Okanagan.
The Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance presents the 20 version of the festival, which provides entertaining, engaging and education programs focussing on showcasing the valley’s natural environment. Cost varies, depending on which of the 81 events is selected. More information can be found at the Meadowlark Festival website.
The May long soccer classic takes place this weekend at King’s Park soccer complex. The B.C. Soccer sanctioned tournament runs from May 20 through May 22. For more information, see the Penticton Soccer Club web page.
The Peach City Run Festival takes place on Sunday, May 21, with 10 kilometre and half marathon races. Start time is 8 a.m. for the 10 k, and 8:15 for the half marathon. Start and finish locations are at the west end of Skaha Beach Promenade, with the start area approximately 200 meters further west of the finish line. For more information and to register, visit the Peach City Half web site.
The fourth annual Giant’s Head Grind returns to Summerland on Saturday, May 20, inviting participants of all skill levels to take part in “climbing the giant” from Peach Orchard Park to Giants Head Peak, a beach to peak course covering 5.6 kilometres and 500 metres in elevation. An optional bike race is also offered starting at 9 a.m. To register, see the Giant's Head Grind web site.
Weekend performances include Aidan & Mandy at the Dream Cafe, Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m., followed by Mike Farris on Saturday, May 20 with an 8 p.m. start.
The Abbotsford Youth Orchestra performs Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Shatford Centre. Admission is by donation.
Aaron Goodwin provides the entertainment this Sunday, May 21 at the Cannery Brewing Co. from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Penticton Farmers Market and the Downtown Community Market is back for another Saturday morning on Main Street. Both markets get underway at 8:30 a.m. , with a 1 p.m. closing for the Farmers Market, 2 p.m for the community market.
The Young Guns Memorial Weekend event happens Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 at the Penticton Speedway, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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