Penticton Festivals and Events
Penticton is known as the city of festivals…
and throughout the year thousands of visitors come to town to enjoy events ranging from concerts at the South Okanagan Events Centre to the week-long Penticton Peach Festival, the Challenge Penticton triathlon and more.
Wine Touring… Anytime!!! Really, what more can we say? World-class wines. Absolutely amazing cuisines. Stunningly beautiful setting. Charming, friendly people. AND you can visit our wineries year-round. In fact with over 150 within easy drive of Penticton and such stellar wine areas as the Naramata Bench, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and the Golden Mile, Bottleneck Drive and Similkameen Valley right around us, Penticton is the ideal hub for exploring our gorgeous wine country and a wine tour can round out any visit.
Concerts and Events An amazing list of performers have graced the stages at the South Okanagan Events Centre and Penticton Trade and Convention Centre – stars such as Heart, Alan Jackson, Celtic Thunder, Loretta Lynn, Barnaked Ladies, Mathew Good, the Steve Miller Band, Dwight Yoakum, Florida Georgia Line, The Harlem Globetrotters, and more… just too many to list here!
Massively popular, this celebration of craft beer takes place on a weekend in April every year.The event draws celebrated craft breweries from across BC, Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
Canadian Homebuilders Association South Okanagnan Home Show takes place annually in the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Over 160 displays, featuring home building and renovation products and more.
Okanagan Spring Wine Festival Local winemakers and vineyards celebrate the arrival of spring and the waking of the vines with a glass – or two – of wine. And they invite you to join them. Over 100 events to chose from.
Southern Interior RV Show The largest RV show in the BC Interior – over 9 acres of the newest in RVs and products.
May Long Weekend (Victoria Day) The traditional kick-off for Penticton’s summer season, it sees sports tournaments, reunions, weddings, wine touring, hikers and climbers at Skaha Bluffs and people enjoying the Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
Meadowlark Nature Festival Every May long weekend celebrate unique natural diversity of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Guided walks and tours, guest speakers, bird watching, horseback riding, art exhibits and much more!
Penticton Regional Bridge Tournament Western Canada’s flagship regional bridge tournament is a Peach City tradition every June. Hundreds of bridge players converge on the Trade and Convention Centre for a full week of competition and fun.
Peach City Beach Cruise Car Show Canada’s premier family-oriented rod, antique and classic car show – three days of fun, food and entertainment PLUS amazing cars! Takes place in June.
Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival Elvis lives! Don’t believe it? Take in the Peach City’s Elvis Festival held at the end of June every year – you’ll leave a believer!
Penticton Canada Day Celebration The people of Penticton really celebrate July 1 the right way! A big party in Gyro Park, entertainment, a monster cake and fireworks. Everyone is invited…
Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx — one of the largest and fastest growing mass participation cycling events in North America.Some cyclists ride casually, others race but everyone finishes in Penticton with a smile on their face!
Penticton Scottish Festival Release your inner Scot to the skirl of pipes, dance, athletic events, competions, food and all things Scottish!
Valley First Challenge Penticton Triathlon and Festival Triathlon is in Penticton’s blood. Race the legendary course in Individual full distance, Relay team full distance new Individual 1/2 distance or 1/2 distance Relay race! A festival week features Tribute to Sport parade and daily events like family fun races, the Underpants Run and the Street Dance.
Peach Fest A whirlwind week of family entertainment a pancake breakfast, sandcastle competitions, music, a huge parade, a kiddies parade, food vendors, crafts, Square Dance Festival and much more – great fun for the whole family!
ITU Multisport World Championships It’s is a 10-day event (August 18 to 27, 2017) with 6 World Championship races. Each race will consist of various categories such as Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group and Open Wave. National Triathlon Federations from up to 50 countries including Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Spain and many more will be at the event.
Labour Day Weekend Where else would you want to spend the last great summer long weekend? The beaches bekon and there is so much more to do before everyone heads back to school and the daily grind!
Pentastic Jazz Festival Three days of World Class HOT Jazz..Don’t Miss It!.. It’s a Jazz Party! Takes place every year on the weekend following Labour Day.
Dragon Boat Festival This has become the biggest and best known Dragon Boat Festival in the BC Interior. Teams come from all over B.C. as well as Alberta. Lots of fun! Takes place the weekend after Labour Day.
Okanagan Fall Wine Festival For ten days in October we celebrate Okanagan wines. With over 165 events happening around the valley, well…you get the picture. It’s the only North American wine festival to happen at the heart of harvest!
Penticton Oktoberfest Great beers, great food, and a whole lot of fun! Celebrate to traditional Oktoberfest music and be sure to wear your lederhosen or dirndl! Every October at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre