PENTICTON - The Okanagan Spring Wine Festival is underway with events in Penticton and the surrounding area.
The annual festival runs until Monday, May 8. Check out the Okanagan Wine Festival website for more information.
Western Canada Cup action continues through Sunday, May 7 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets are on sale at the events centre box office, online at ValleyFirstTix.com, or call Lisa Carleton at 250-493-8337.
Devour! Osoyoos is back in the Okanagan’s largest culinary event. The weekend long showcase of everything Osoyoos has to offer in the way of food, film and wine is driven by local agriculture, business and education. Four signature events make up the experience, which takes place in various locations in Osoyoos on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 5 to 7. The cost is $20 to $149. For more information email email@example.com.
Orchard House rocks with the Yard Katz on Friday, May 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. in a Cinco de Mayo celebration. The event will cost you $20. Bring your sombrero and dance the night away at Orchard House, located at 157 Orchard Ave.
There’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Dream Cafe, May 5 starting at 8 p.m., featuring west coast latin dance band Mazacote. Cost is $47, at the Dream Cafe. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Downtown Community Market opens this Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., along with the Penticton Farmers Market on Main Street. Hundreds of vendors will be on site with handmade goods, collectables, antiques and furniture. Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables in a wide selection will be available at the Farmers Market, located in the 100 block of Main Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
In Kaleden, the Grandmothers for Africa will be holding their spring sale at Linden Gardens, 351 Linden Ave. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Lunch is available at the Frog City Cafe in Linden Gardens.
South Similkameen Museum Society is holding their annual plant sale May 6 from 9 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of the Masonic Hall in Keremeos, located at 414 9th Ave.
The Penticton and Area Cycling Association hosts The Tasty Chain, a casual bike ride of 14 kilometres through South Okanagan vineyards. The ride begins between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., ending at 3 p.m. The $95 cost includes there to four tastings at each of three boutique wineries, lunch and dessert. To register, visit www.bikepenticton.com.
Tavis Weir & Friends entertain at The Dream Cafe on Saturday, May 6, starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $22.
The 22nd annual Bacchanalia Food & Wine event takes place on Saturday, May 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort Convention Centre. Cost is $75. Tickets can be purchased at the Penticton Lakeside Resort or online.
The Alzheimer Society Walk takes place Sunday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting at the Rotary Centennial Pavilion at Skaha Lake Park. Registration takes place at 1 p.m. Contact Glen Mountfield for more information at 1-800-667-3742.
Jeremy Head provides some free local music at The Cannery Brewing Co., Sunday, May 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.
We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.