Penticton Peachfest 2017 – Five Days of Peach Perfect Playtime

August 9, 2017

Penticton peach festivalSurrounded by forested ridges, mountain lakes, breathtaking views, and orchards and wineries galore, Penticton, BC, is a stunning location and tourist magnet. Even with so many attractions, there’s an even better reason to visit Penticton this summer… the 5-day entertainment bonanza known as the Penticton Peach Festival.

Peachfest 2017 is the place to be in the Okanagan Valley from August 9th to 13th.

And best of all, admission is FREE!

Yes, You Read That Right – Admission Costs NOTHING

The Penticton Peach Festival is five – count ‘em – FIVE days of non-stop action! Now name another family festival as big as this that doesn’t charge a cent for admission. Literally everyone can afford to have fun at this year’s entertainment extravaganza.

Since 1947, Penticton has let its hair down every year for Peachfest. Come see the exhibitions and shows, races and competitions, contests and concerts, food vendors, crafts, kids’ center, midway rides and games, and more.

All you do is head to Okanagan Lake Park at Lakeshore Drive E, right by the downtown area.

Entertainment Extravaganza From Start to Finish

Canada’s amazing Snowbirds and the Skyhawks Parachute Team will help kick off Peachfest’s events in grand style on Wednesday August 9th at Okanagan Lake Park with their awesome air show demonstrations. That will sure set the fun and excitement bar sky high! So will the Fresh BC Talent Quest, singers, entertainers and motocross leading up to the official opening ceremonies.

After that, each day is chock-full of activities and events. From pancake breakfasts to sandcastle competitions, from Peach Bin races to the Square Dance Festival, the variety of things to see and do is almost dizzying. There will be food vendors, crafts, and not just one, but two parades! You’ll see the crowning of Miss Penticton, the Sheila Bishop Memorial Wooden Bat Slo-Pitch Tournament, the PenTown Throwdown Skateboard and BMX competition, and much, much more!

Music, Music, and More Music

The festival kicks off with the iconic Canadian alternative rock band 54-40. Time to rock on!

Other entertainment on the main stage at Okanagan Lake Park includes Canadian legends Trooper of the “Raise a Little Hell” fame and country star Aaron Pritchett. There will be tributes to ABBA, Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart, and the Powder Blues Band will jazz it up on Sunday 13th.

Kids Take Center Stage

In addition to Kiddie’s Day and the Kiddie’s Parade on Sunday 13th, the Home Hardware Kids Zone will be serving up all the fun they can handle in Gyro Park, Wednesday through Friday. Your kids will never want to leave the Zone with activities like Lego tables, face painting, pony rides, and performances by ventriloquist Kellie Haines. All free!

Plus Bobs and Lolo, named the kid’s entertainer of 2017 by the CBC, will headline Sunday afternoon.

Shooting Star Is Ripe for Action at the Penticton Peachfest

Penticton peach festivalWe’re thrilled to be part of the Peachfest fun yet again! We will be waiting for you at Lakeshore Drive and Martin Street in Penticton, right beside the beautiful Okanagan Lake. We’re bringing all your favorite midway rides, games and of course our delicious carnival food!

Check here for wristbands each day that will provide you with amazing all-day ride discounts.

Want to ride all day and into the night for only $25? If you “Like” Shooting Star on Facebook and share our posts, you get a wristband at a $10 discount Wednesday to Friday.

Wednesday is our “Bring your Grandparents Day”! Grandparents get to ride free when they accompany a paying grandchild. Take pictures, too, because there will be a contest!

And on Sunday – our Kids Day for kids of ALL ages—anyone can ride all day for only $25!

The Penticton Peach Connection

Are you wondering why this event is called the Penticton “Peach” Festival? Peaches have been grown in the Okanagan Valley since the late 1800s and this festival started in 1947 as a celebration of the peach harvest. In fact, the Okanagan is the only region in BC where tree fruits grow in such huge abundance – peaches, apricots, apples, cherries, plums and pears. Sample all these delights at the many roadside stands around Penticton. They’re extra refreshing after you hike or cycle the area’s many scenic trails, take a stroll along Okanagan Beach, or enjoy the products of the numerous vineyards.

Social Media at the Ready

So, are you ready to make your BC summer vacation even more memorable? Come to Penticton August 9th-13th for 5 days of FREE entertainment, great food and awesome carnival fun. Follow all the latest updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

See you there!

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