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Vernon kicks off summer with Sunshine Festival

There's something for everyone at Vernon's Sunshine Festival.
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June 13, 2019 - 5:30 PM

VERNON - Vernon's 25th annual Sunshine Festival takes place this Saturday, June 15, offering the roughly 15,000 participants expected to turn up the biggest event since it started nearly a quarter of a century ago.

The North Okanagan’s largest street festival and sidewalk sale will see six city blocks of 30th Ave closed to traffic, with 170 vendors, plenty of activities for kids, live music and more take place on the street.

"It's a good way for Vernon to kick off summer together," Downtown Business Association events and promotion co-ordinator Dudley Coulter told "There's something for everyone here."

The Sunshine Festival will feature a record number of vendors on the street, two stages of live music and entertainment, as well as 18 food trucks, a gigantic obstacle course, a climbing wall and even an after party at the Kal Pub - who is turning its parking lot into a beer garden with live music. Brand new for this year an artisan market is taking place on 31 Street.

With six blocks closed to traffic, organizers are encouraging people to leave their vehicles at home and take advantage of public transit, which will be free of charge throughout the day, heading in and out of downtown. Bicycle parking is provided for cyclists and City-owned parking lots will be free of charge.

The Sunshine Festival takes place Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at blocks from 2900 to 3400 of 30 Ave, and 2900 and 3000 blocks of 31 Street and 33 Street. Take note, 30 Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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