The fifth annual Okanagan’s Largest Summer Solstice celebration takes place on June 21. Submitted photo

Summer solstice celebration

The Okanagan’s Largest Summer Solstice celebration is planned for June 21 in Penticton

The fifth annual Okanagan’s Largest Summer Solstice celebration is planned for Thursday, June 21 at 6:33 p.m. in Penticton.

The summer solstice event marks the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. A free public gathering has been organized at the Marina Way Park by Okanagan beach and is expected to run about an hour long.

Organizers said the event, which last year attracted over 150 people from around the Okanagan, celebrates the land, lake and sun every year with singers, drummers and activities to celebrate the people’s connection to their environment.

Those planning on attending are advised to consider bringing something comfortable to sit on the grass, some water for refreshment and a drum or rattle to play along with.

The Prague Cafe will have pastries and beverages available for purchase as well. Everyone is welcome to stay and connect over refreshments at the end of the gathering.


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