Festival

Thousands of people from Summerland and beyond gathered in the downtown for the 35th annual Festival of Lights. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crowds out for Summerland Festival of Lights

Full celebration of start of festive season had last been held in 2019

 

Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)

7 Breakout Festival riot suspects identified, more sought: Vancouver police

Police department released photos of 15 more suspects Nov. 24

 

Maiah Fujino (left) and her friends enjoy the 2019 Great Okanagan Beer Festival at Kelowna’s Waterfront Park. Photo: Mackenzie Britton/Capital News

Pour one out for the cancelled 2023 Okanagan Beer Festival

The festival last took place in Kelowna in 2019

 

Peach Fest past-president Don Kendall and newly elected president Shawna Guitard at the Peach Fest AGM. (Submitted)

New president elected to Penticton Peach Festival board

Don Kendall served as president for 13 years for Canada’s largest free festival

Peach Fest past-president Don Kendall and newly elected president Shawna Guitard at the Peach Fest AGM. (Submitted)
Dave Martin (right), the president of the Penticton Elvis Festival, was thrilled with how many local residents showed enthusaiasm towards his upcoming event at his booth at the TRUE Penticton Tourism and Job Fair. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Aloha from Hawaii’: Penticton Elvis Fest celebrates anniversary with a new twist

Elvis Festival returns June 22 to 25 at Okanagan Lake Park and PTCC

Dave Martin (right), the president of the Penticton Elvis Festival, was thrilled with how many local residents showed enthusaiasm towards his upcoming event at his booth at the TRUE Penticton Tourism and Job Fair. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Festival of Lights returns

Winter festival in late November to feature entertainment and activities

The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)
Priya Shyama dances at a previous Diwali Festival at Muriel Arnason Library. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Priya Shyama dances at a previous Diwali Festival at Muriel Arnason Library. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Gator Nation at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.

A ‘Pentastic’ weekend as thousands enjoy South Okanagan jazz festival

More than 3,000 are expected to attend the festival’s return through Sunday afternoon

Gator Nation at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The Peachland Royal Canadian Legion is one of three new murals around Downtown Peachland (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Making Waves: Peachland puts on Mural festival to celebrate Labour Day weekend

The two-day event is taking place at the Peachland Community Centre and Cousins Park

The Peachland Royal Canadian Legion is one of three new murals around Downtown Peachland (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Hot Sax is one of the scheduled performers at the inaugural Peachland Making Waves Mural Festival September 3-4. (Photo/Peachland Mural Festival)

Peachland poised to ‘make waves’ for Labour Day weekend

The inaugural Peachland Making Waves Mural Festival is September 3 -4

Hot Sax is one of the scheduled performers at the inaugural Peachland Making Waves Mural Festival September 3-4. (Photo/Peachland Mural Festival)
Bloom’s annual Sunflower Festival is on in Spallumcheen until Sept. 4. (Bloom Flower Festivals photo)

Sunflower festival blooms in Spallumcheen

Second annual event on from now until Sept. 4

Bloom’s annual Sunflower Festival is on in Spallumcheen until Sept. 4. (Bloom Flower Festivals photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Grand Parade returns to celebrate Peach Fest’s 75th birthday in Penticton

Peach Fest wraps up on Sunday night with British piano man Ben Waters

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Jaws drop in Penticton as Mega Motocross takes over Peach Fest

Some of Canada’s top riders performed their best tricks on Lakeshore Drive

Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute team touched down at Okanagan Lake Park for the 75th anniversary of the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: SkyHawks take a dive for Penticton Peach Fest’s 75th birthday

Parchuters jumped 6,000 feet for the Peach City crowd landing at Okanagan Lake Park

The Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute team touched down at Okanagan Lake Park for the 75th anniversary of the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Ed Hill returns to Kelowna to perform at the Kelowna Fringe in September. (Provided by Ed Hill)

Ed Hill returns to Kelowna Fringe with his new special

Critically acclaimed Taiwanese-Canadian comedian performing at Kelowna Fringe in September

Ed Hill returns to Kelowna to perform at the Kelowna Fringe in September. (Provided by Ed Hill)
The first of its kind South Asian arts festival is coming to Lake Country September 17 (contributed)

Celebrating South Asian arts in Lake Country

Tickets go on sale August 15 for the September festival

The first of its kind South Asian arts festival is coming to Lake Country September 17 (contributed)
Ribfest returns this weekend at Swan Lake Market and Garden. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Swan Lake fired up for Ribfest Revival in Vernon

Event was previously cancelled due to financial troubles

Ribfest returns this weekend at Swan Lake Market and Garden. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ontario-based ribbers competing in the Penticton Rotary Ribfest. (Logan Lockhart-Western News)

Okanagan’s only Ribfest this summer sees huge crowds in Penticton

Food will be served up out of five trucks until Sunday night

Ontario-based ribbers competing in the Penticton Rotary Ribfest. (Logan Lockhart-Western News)
(Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Scottish Festival brings Highland games and dancing to Penticton

The one-day event took place at King’s Park, starting at 8 a.m.

(Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Canada Day safety urged by Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP. (Metro-Creative)

Stay safe on Canada Day weekend: Kelowna Fire Department, RCMP

The RCMP urges not to push your limits when in and on the water

Canada Day safety urged by Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP. (Metro-Creative)