When: August 6-10 Where: Several locations in Penticton Cost: Free entry to all of the parks
Bringing the fam along for the ride? Then plan your visit around Peachfest. This formerly raucous booze-fuelled party is now fully family-friendly and includes a parade, sandcastle competition, square dance festival and a lineup of entertainment that will please both parents and kids.
Prospera GranFondo Axel Merckx Okanagan
When: July 13 Where: Gyro Park, 100-block Main Street Cost: $130-$195 until June 16, $150-$225 until July 6
If seeing the Okanagan Valley on two wheels is more your speed, register for the GranFondo Axel Merckx Okanagan, which offers three options for riders – Cortofondo (55 km), Mediofondo (92 km) or Granfondo (160 km). And if the scenic views aren’t incentive enough, riding alongside the likes of Olympic gold-medalist Clara Hughes just might be.
Annual Penticton Elvis Festival
When: June 27-29 Where: Okanagan Lake Park and Penticton Trade & Convention Centre, 273 Power Street Cost: Fri. $10, Sat. $15, wristband $20
Shake, rattle and roll your way around Okanagan Lake as dozens of Elvis tribute artists emulate the King at the 12th annual Penticton Elvis Festival.
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