PENTICTON - From concerts to camps for kids, and barbecues to bike rides, there is a long list of things to do in the Penticton and South Okanagan this weekend.
The 2017 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan, one of Penticton’s premier cycling events, gets underway Sunday, July 9, from 7 a.m. until 12 a.m. The mass cycling event is ranked as one of the best in North America. To register, and for more information, visit the Granfondo website.
The Red Bull Open Water Party takes place July 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m at Rotary Park in Penticton. Grab a floatie and sip on Red Bull while listening to a one-of-a-kind floating live music showcase. If you don’t have a floatie, Dreamboats will be on site selling them. For more, see the Penticton Red Bull party website.
Hoodoo Adventures presents Kids Summer Camp Friday, July 7 and Monday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hoodoo Adventures & Climbing gym at 131 Ellis St. Cost is $55 for the adventure camp, which are designed for three different age groups. Visit the website for full details.
South Okanagan Women in Need’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraising walk happens on Friday, July 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Rotary Park on Lakeshore Drive. Contact Marni Adam at 250-859-0954 for more information.
The sixth annual OFWA Party in the Park happens on Friday, July 7 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. at Kenyon Park in Okanagan Falls. Fifteen wineries will be pouring a selection of wines at a festival tasting followed by a barbecue buffet dinner. There will be live music and at the end of it all, you’ll get your own wine glass. Cost is $60 plus tax. See the Okanagan Falls Winery Association website for further details.
Shred Kelly is at The Dream Cafe on Friday, July 7, beginning at 8 p.m. Call The Dream Cafe at 250-490-9012 for more details.
The Penticton Farmer’s Market returns to its usual location in the 100 block of Main Street, running from 8:30 a.m to 1 p.m. The Penticton Community Market is also on Saturday, running from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street.
Many Hats Theatre Company presents “The Norwegians” Friday through Sunday, with 8 p.m shows on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Cost is $19 to $22, at the Cannery Stage at 1475 Fairview Road. Call 250-460-1842 for more details.
The Summerland Rotary Market returns to the 9000 and 10000 blocks of Main Street in Summerland on Sunday June 11, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The Penti-Con takes place Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The Penti-Con is billed as a “fun pop culture event for the whole family,” with a costume contest, dancers, kids, area, virtual reality site, vendor fair, crafts, panels and other secrets to uncover. Cost is $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 for those six to 12 and six and under, free. For more information, and to buy tickets, see the website.
The Similkameen BBQ King happens at the Keremeos Grist Mill Saturday, July 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Competing chefs create unique dishes using ingredients from local Similkameen farmers, along with Similkameen wines and ciders. Guest vote for the best food. Tickets are $90. For more information, see the BBQ King website.
It’s concert time at the South Okanagan Events Centre Saturday, July 8 with the Southern California trio Sublime with Rome & The Offspring. Tickets are $39.50, $65 and $79.50, and are available at the Valley First Box Office, online, or charge by phone.
The Summerland Stomp Western Dance featuring Dale Seaman and Highway 97 happens Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Two step lessons will be available from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with dancing until midnight. There will be a concession and saloon on site, with camping available. Tickets are $15 at Country Corner Feeds, or $20 at the door. For more information, call 250-488-8197.
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