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Penticton Peach Festival continues through the weekend

The Penticton Peach Festival continues through the weekend with concerts and the Pentown Throwdown taking place on Saturday and Sunday.
August 05, 2016 - 8:30 AM

PENTICTON - There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend in Penticton as Peachfest continues.

The second annual Reel Peach Film Festival showcases the work of filmmakers' efforts to portray an Okanagan experience or produce a short film about Okanagan wine, beer, ciders, spirits, juice or soda. The films run before the main nightly act on the Peters Bros. stage in Okanagan Lake Park on Friday, Aug. 5, Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30 p.m. There is up to $1,000 in prize money for the winner in each category.

The Peters Bros. Grand Parade gets underway 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, in the downtown core.

Classic rock band Honeymoon Suite plays Peach Fest on Friday night, Aug. 5, starting at 9:30 p.m. in Okanagan Lake Park. Saturday is rock tribute night with tribute acts to Neil Young, AC/DC, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Sunday’s show features the R&B Icons, a 12 piece tribute to Motown.

The fourth annual PenTown Throwdown takes place throughout the day Saturday and Sunday at Penticton Youth Park on Riverside Drive. The event features some of the top skateboarders in the province, with skateboard and BMX riders of all ages competing for a total cash purse of over $2,000 in several events, running from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To register as a participant or to find out more, visit the Peach Fest webpage and click on the PenTown Throwdown link.

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