Penticton is a warm and welcoming lakeside community that offers high-quality wine and culinary experiences and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in a climate that is one of Canada's most appealing.
The Penticton Peach Festival begins on the morning of the first Wednesday after the long weekend in August, (Civic holiday) and runs for five days in Okanagan Lake Park, finishing on Sunday night. Our volunteer run festival is one of the largest free family festivals in Canada and we are celebrating our 70th year in 2017. You and your family can expect a variety of activities including the annual downtown Peach Bin races, Shooting Star Amusements midway (Rotary Park), square dance festival, sandcastle competition (Skaha Lake near the sundial), crowning of Miss Penticton, Sheila Bishop Memorial Wooden Bat Slopitch Tournament (Lions Park), PenTown Throwdown Skateboard and BMX competition (Penticton Youth Park) and new for 2017 the Home Hardware Kid Zone (Gyro Park). Our Peter Bros. Grand Parade is one of the largest in B.C. and there is a kiddies parade for the little ones too! Check out our Events page for full details of all of the fun that is to be had during our festival.