Events

This page is intended to provide you with an overview of the events and festivals that take place in the immediate area around Naramata. Please remember to confirm any information presented here by visiting the website associated with the event, by either clicking on the name of the event, or the screen capture of its website, or any other link associated with the listing.

Have fun!


ANNUAL SOUTH OKANAGAN TOY RUN

On:September 16th, 2018

Where: Rotary Park, near the Peach, at Martin Street & Lakeshore Drive

Starting at: 9:00 am and ending at 2:30 pm approximately.

Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA) is a Penticton group of riders who have hosted the Penticton (South Okanagan) Toy run for now in it’s 31st year. We have been privileged to organize, and with the assistance of media coverage and the generous donations for prizes and draws from businesses from Naramata, Summerland, Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos, we are able to help disadvantaged children and teens throughout the South Okanagan have a little better Christmas, with a special surprise under the tree. ALL proceeds go to St Vincent De Paul, who then distributes the donations of cash and toys for Christmas. We are not a religious group, but just a group who feel good about helping those in need feel a little better at Christmas.

Come join us for the 31st annual South Okanagan Toy Run!

  • Bring a toy/donation and help make it a better Christmas for those less fortunate.
  • ALL proceeds go to ST. Vincent De Paul.
  • It’s a great ride!
  • Music provided by Russ @ Affordable Music.

Itinerary and Ride Route as follows:

  • RIDE STARTS/KICKSTANDS UP at 10:00AM
  • Lions Club: Coffee/juice,muffins 9AM.
  • Lions Club: Burgers at 1:30PM.
  • Door Prizes.
  • 50/50 Draw.
  • Twoonie Auction.

Route/Toy Drops:

  • Rotary Park
  • Sumerland Highschool 10:15AM
  • Oliver A&W 11:30AM
  • OK Falls I.G.A. 12:15
  • Rotary Park Finish
  • Come on out and join us. Great prizes!
  • No age restriction
  • Family friendly Event

Tailgate Party

On: September 8th 2018

At: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Naramata Heritage Inn.

It’s our “let our hair down, pop some corks and celebrate the harvest” event, and is a wine and food event for wine enthusiasts to plan an Okanagan Fall weekend around.
An evening celebrating the coming of harvest featuring distinctive wine tastings from 28 Naramata wineries, local cuisine, and live music.
Our member wineries are heading to the Naramata Heritage Inn on September 8, along with Chefs from Naramata restaurants, for one of the Okanagan’s leading wine tasting parties of the season.
This year’s theme is “Bootleg Bash” celebrating the founding of Naramata in the early 1900’s and the building of the Naramata Heritage Inn.
Hats were big in those days for both men and women so we will be giving prizes for the best take on heritage hats! So show up with your spin on heritage headwear.
Join us for a fabulous evening of wine, food, music, celebration and fun in the heart of Naramata at the 2018 Naramata Bench Tailgate Party at the Naramata Heritage Inn.

Tickets Available Online at www.naramatabench.com
or by calling 1-800-656-0713

Getting to the Naramata 2018 Tailgate Party:
The 2018 Tailgate Party is at The Naramata Heritage Inn at 3625 – 1st Street, Naramata, BC, V0H 1N0.
When you have bought your tickets we will send you an email with shuttle bus information and parking information.


Libby Parsons’ Landscapes Solo Show

Hosted by: Naramata Heritage Inn

Starting On: Tuesday May 1st, 2018

Until: October 12th, 2018

Where: 3625 1st Street, Naramata, BC.

The display of approximately 20 of Libby Parsons paintings will take place throughout the hotel from the first week of May until mid October.
Libby will be painting in the garden of the hotel many Wednesday afternoons during the summer.


Penticton Farmers’ Market

When:  Every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, April 21st to Oct 27th, 2018

Indoor Winter Market:  Every Saturday in November and December

Where:

  • Summer Outdoor Market — 100 Block Main Street
  • Winter Indoor Market: 760 Main Street

Email: Penticton Farmers’ Market


Annual Peach Festival\

When:   August 8th through August 12th, 2018

Celebrating 71 Years of Free Family Fun!

Come and enjoy the activities and shows offered during the 70th Annual Penticton Peach Festival; these include:

  • Free concerts (see entertainment schedule online)
  • Kiddies Day
  • Peters Bros. Grand Parade
  • Square Dance Festival
  • Skaha Lake Ultra Swim
  • Sheila Bishop Slo-Pitch Tournament
  • Pentown Throwdown
  • Chef’s cook Off
  • Real Peach Film Festival
  • Sandcastle Competition
  • Shooting Star Amusements
  • And more . . .

Penticton
 2017 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival

 

When: August 18th though 27th, 2017

 

The first ever ITU World Championships Festival!  Approximately 5000 athletes from 40 +/- countries, along their families and/or entourages, are expected to be in our area.  Events include Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross, Long Distance and Aquabike. 

It will be an exciting time!


Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival

When:  September 8th, through 10th, 2017

Tickets & Prices:

  • Friday – $60
  • Saturday – $75
  • Sunday – $55
  • Youth – $10/day
  • All Events Pass only $110

2017 line-up:

  • Dave Bennett & The Memphis Speed Kings
  • Tom Rigley & Flambeau
  • Cornet Chop Suey
  • Black Swan Classic Jazz Band
  • Gator Nation
  • Bob Dragan with Friends
  • Lance Buller
  • Benny & The Good Men
  • Cocuzzi Coots Courtet 

Naramata Bench Wineries Association Tailgate Party

 

When: September 9th, 2017

 

The 2017 Tailgate Party will celebrate harvest at D’Angelo Winery on The Naramata Bench. To honour the artistic history and culture of Naramata, this year’s theme is ‘Bench Bohemian’.   Attendees are invited to dress bohemian while enjoying the fun as there will be prizes for the best outfits. Join us for a fabulous evening of distinctive wines from 28 renowned wineries, cuisine prepared by local chefs food, music, dancing, celebrating and camaraderie as the sun sets over Okanagan Lake.

 


Dragon Boat Festival

When:  September 10th and 11th, 2017

Our festival, held over two days on the second weekend in September, is entering its 16th year.  The racing happens on 11 km long Skaha Lake in beautiful, sunny, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. The event also features a beverage garden, a wide range of vendors, lots of great food and over 2,500 athletes.

The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival began in 2000. Originally held on Okanagan Lake, the festival has now found its home at the beautiful Skaha Lake Park, which offers the perfect race site for racers and spectators alike. Teams love the fleet of Millennium boats and the warm fresh water sandy beach for loading and unloading. With plenty of room for the team village, lots of sun and shade, plus a wide array of food and merchandise vendors and a happening beer garden, we think you will find the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival ranks as one of the best.

 

More information of the website.


Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

 

When:  September 28th through October 8th, 2017 

Where: Signature events take place throughout the South Okanagan, from Lake Country in the north to Osoyoos in the south and extending west to the Similkameen Valley.

Events calendar available here.

 

Visit the website for more info.


Penticton Oktoberfest

 

When: October 22nd, 2017

 

Celebrate Oktoberfest Okanagan-style.  October will see the 7th annual Penticton festival famous for merrymaking and drinking beer. Donning your lederhosen or not, it is guaranteed that you will enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering food, wonderful entertainment and great beverages. Wear some comfortable shoes as the dance floor will be the place to be!