This baby blue Corvette convertible was one of the more popular of the 800-plus vehicles on display at a past Peach City Beach Cruise in 2018. (Western News file)

This baby blue Corvette convertible was one of the more popular of the 800-plus vehicles on display at a past Peach City Beach Cruise in 2018. (Western News file)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Western Canada’s premier car show, a trip back in time and an annual art auction all coming up

Penticton’s downtown core will be busier than usual this weekend with the return of many beloved events.

Peach City Beach Cruise (June 24 to 26)

It all gets started with the 20th edition of the annual Peach City Beach Cruise, Western Canada’s premier car show.

After a two-year hiatus, the event returns to celebrate a historic birthday with over 800 cars on display down Lakeshore Drive.

People can expect road closures in parts of the downtown core all weekend long as a result of the event.

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Penticton Elvis Tribute Festival (June 23 to 26)

Event organizers told the Western News in March that this year’s tribute performers are coming from the U.K., Australia, Spain and across Canada and the U.S.

Canada’s largest and longest-running Elvis Presley tribute event will appear both outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park and indoors at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

A panel of judges will determine the festival’s winner on Sunday, awarding one performer with $2,500 and a trip to Memphis, Tenn.

READ ALSO: Elvis Festival coming back to Penticton this June

Fruit Float on Penticton’s River Channel (June 25)

Starting at 1 p.m., people will float down the Penticton channel to celebrate Pride Month.

Participants will meet for photos and a pop-up dance party at the Coyote Cruises launch point before the float gets underway.

The event is organized by SOSPride.

READ ALSO: Shining a light on Pride events in the South Okanagan

45th annual Penticton Art Gallery Auction (June 25)

For the first time since 2019, the Penticton Art Gallery is hosting an in-person event.

A flight-worn space suit and an array of local paintings are among the featured items at the gallery’s 45th auction.

As of June 24, organizers have raised over $11,000 for the event, with all proceeds set to go to supporting exhibitions, public outreach and art education programming.

The live auction will begin at 5 p.m., with tickets available for purchase at the door.

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