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!

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.

Dennis Evans Art Studios at the Penticton Art Council

On: January 6th 2018

At: 6:30 pm

Where: Leir House gallery, 220 Manor Avenue, Penticton.

A reminder to join Dennis Evans, Dennis Evans Art Studios at the Penticton Art Council, Leir House gallery, 220 Manor Avenue, Penticton on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm to launch his new collection of Naramata landscape painting series, “Messengers”

Every painting tells a story.  A discussion about the work will begin at 6:30 pm followed with special musical presentations by jazz saxophonist, Don Wade and Celtic harpist, Debi Johnson. Meadow Vista mead will be served with a complimentary wine cup for the first 30 guests. 

The exhibition runs until February 16, 2018.

Naramata Community Market Opening Day

Starting: June 14th 2017

From: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Wharf Park, Naramata

Market days every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

  • No age restriction
  • Family friendly Event: Yes


Penticton Farmers’ Market


When:  Every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, April 22nd to Oct 28th, 2017

Indoor Winter Market:  Every Saturday in November and December


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

Email: Penticton Farmers’ Market

Annual Peach Festival

When:   August 9th through August 13th, 2017

Celebrating 70 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 . . .

 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!