Before the Penticton Peach Festival event kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 9, it’s time to celebrate B.C. Day in the city this long weekend.
Here’s what’s happening from Aug. 4 to 7:
Music in the Park (Aug. 4)
Expect to hear some of rock and roll’s oldest hits when Penticton’s Gyro Park hosts Music in the Park on Friday night.
Flashback, a local vintage rock band, takes the stage from 6 to 8 p.m.
The show is free.
‘Murder Mystery’ on the SS Sicamous (Aug. 5)
Guests on the SS Sicamous in Penticton this weekend will enjoy dressing in 1920s formal wear, food, cocktails and live music.
All that will be part of the Murder Mystery game/show at the museum on Saturday night, from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Here’s what the museum writes about this weekend’s mystery:
“On August 5, 1927, Drake Maverick, a wealthy businessman and notorious gambler from San Francisco was murdered onboard the S.S. Sicamous, while hosting a floating soiree. Maverick had brought along many of his wealthy and influential friends, and some enemies, onboard for a decadent evening of food and entertainment.”
Penticton’s downtown markets (Aug. 5)
Expect busy crowds this long weekend for the weekly Penticton Farmers’ Market, as well as the Downtown Penticton Community Market, on Saturday.
Both markets begin at 8:30 a.m.
Live music all weekend long (Aug. 4 to 7)
Venues across the city are hosting live bands, original and cover, all weekend long.
Penticton’s breweries and bars, as well as music-specific venues like the Dream Cafe, welcome groups to the city starting Friday night. A full slate of artists performing this weekend can be found here.
Bands include a Led Zeppelin tribute act at Slackwater Brewing on Friday night.
B.C. Day in Penticton (Aug. 6)
The Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association (DPBIA) brings B.C. Day celebrations to Gyro Park on Sunday, Aug. 6.
Celebrations run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with live music, local entertainers and family-friendly activities headlining the fun.
More information about Sunday’s party can be found here.