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Barenaked Ladies are coming to Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night, Dec. 2. (Submitted)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Santa Claus Parade, Teddy Bear Toss and the Barenaked Ladies all coming up

The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019. (Photo- Logan Lockhart)

Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to Penticton in 2023 with hybrid event

After the success of 2022’s outdoor event the festival is expanding

Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the annual Festival of Lights in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

Light-up festivals, Santa Rec Run, and one of the year’s most important fundraisers for kids

Vernon’s Andrew Allen will be at Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Dec. 16. (Photo- route97culture.com)

Penticton Secondary students to join award-winning musician on stage for Christmas show

Cleland Theatre hosts the Route97 Culture Tour on Dec. 16 with singer Andrew Allen

Vernon’s Andrew Allen will be at Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Dec. 16. (Photo- route97culture.com)
DuffleBag Theatre’s A Christmas Carol comes to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre on Dec. 11. (Contributed)

A Christmas Carol comes to Penticton just in time for the holidays

The Dec.11 show is one of two in the Children’s Showcase’s 39th season

DuffleBag Theatre’s A Christmas Carol comes to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre on Dec. 11. (Contributed)
Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Penticton’s Friday night’s Light Up Festival in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Fall Art Walk, Vees at the SOEC and the return of the downtown Light-Up festival

Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Penticton’s Friday night’s Light Up Festival in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Wine Country Writers group hosting retreat in April in the ancient city of Athens. (Constantinos Kollias photo Unsplash)

From Penticton to Greece: Writers group is offering inspiration in Athens

Penticton Wine Country Writers group hosting retreat in April in the ancient city

Penticton Wine Country Writers group hosting retreat in April in the ancient city of Athens. (Constantinos Kollias photo Unsplash)
Penticton Safety Village is being transformed into the North Pole this holiday but first they need help with donations of lights and decorations. (Submitted)

Nightmare at the North Pole: A Special Ops Holiday Adventure at Penticton Safety Village

Kiwanis Club partnering with Penticton Secondary dry grad to put on special Christmas event

  • Nov 14, 2022
Penticton Safety Village is being transformed into the North Pole this holiday but first they need help with donations of lights and decorations. (Submitted)
Get into the holiday spirit and watch over 25,000 lights sparkle at the Naramata Inn’s 3rd Holiday Glow Nov. 19 from 4:30 p.m. (Submitted)

Help flip the switch on 25,000 twinkling lights at historic Naramata Inn

Naramata Inn’s 3rd annual Holiday Glow Up is Saturday, Nov. 19

Get into the holiday spirit and watch over 25,000 lights sparkle at the Naramata Inn’s 3rd Holiday Glow Nov. 19 from 4:30 p.m. (Submitted)
The Summerland Curling Club will offer curling once again this winter, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, certain protocols have been put in place to slow the spread of the pandemic. (Contributed)

Give curling a try, then enjoy a burger and beer in Summerland

The club will be hosting the introduction to the sport on Nov. 26

The Summerland Curling Club will offer curling once again this winter, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, certain protocols have been put in place to slow the spread of the pandemic. (Contributed)
This Penticton art duo was one of two winners to win a $100 prize at Okanagan Lake Park at the inaugural Ignite the Arts’ Sculpture Contest. The festival has received $10,000 from the province ahead of its next edition in spring 2023. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Province grants $10k to pair of Penticton festivals

Ignite the Arts and Scottish Fest are among almost 100 B.C. events to receive funding

This Penticton art duo was one of two winners to win a $100 prize at Okanagan Lake Park at the inaugural Ignite the Arts’ Sculpture Contest. The festival has received $10,000 from the province ahead of its next edition in spring 2023. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Light Up returns to Downtown Penticton on Saturday Nov. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. (Unspalsh)

Downtown Penticton Light Up Festival is back

Fire pit, food trucks and the lighting of the big tree starts the magic of the holidays Nov. 19

Light Up returns to Downtown Penticton on Saturday Nov. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. (Unspalsh)
Niklas Edin (centre) of Sweden will be among the men’s rinks competing in the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic taking place at the Penticton Curling Club in 2017. The Nufloors Penticton Curling Classic returns this weekend, Nov. 3 to 7. (World Curling Tour photo)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Vees hockey, international curling and a throwback to one of music’s most relived eras

Niklas Edin (centre) of Sweden will be among the men’s rinks competing in the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic taking place at the Penticton Curling Club in 2017. The Nufloors Penticton Curling Classic returns this weekend, Nov. 3 to 7. (World Curling Tour photo)
Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Aloha from Hawaii’: Penticton Elvis Fest celebrates anniversary with a new twist

Elvis Festival returns June 22 to 25 at Okanagan Lake Park and PTCC

Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.

Headbanging metal bands Anthrax and Black Label Society coming to Penticton

Tickets for the Jan. 21 show at the SOEC go on sale this week

Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.
Penticton Vees became the walking dead in Slack Alley on Sunday during Orbis Sports Zombie laser tag games. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Photos: Penticton Vees turn into zombies

Vees players volunteered to be the walking dead for Zombie Apocalypse laser tag

Penticton Vees became the walking dead in Slack Alley on Sunday during Orbis Sports Zombie laser tag games. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Relive the Music rocks back to its Okanagan roots

It took a bar burning down for the band to be formed

Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)
(Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan: Halloween edition

Laser tag zombie walk, a ‘spooktacular’ bike ride, and Halloween in the park all coming up

(Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash)
Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford steps in as auctioneer at the live Square Mural auction at Cannery Brewing on Wednesday night. Over $9,000 was raised. (Visit Penticton)

Live mural auction raises $9K at Penticton brewery

All 10 of the 4x4 murals created by local artists were sold Wednesday night

Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford steps in as auctioneer at the live Square Mural auction at Cannery Brewing on Wednesday night. Over $9,000 was raised. (Visit Penticton)
Penticton made movie Drinkwater is as much about paying homage to Peach City as it is about a dorky teenager trying to survive high school. It’s been a big hit playing for two weeks on the big screen at Landmark Cinemas. (Movie poster)

Opinion: Drinkwater movie is an ode to Penticton and has all the feels

Thumbs up for sweet storyline, cameos from Steve King, Vees coach and many favourite landmarks

Penticton made movie Drinkwater is as much about paying homage to Peach City as it is about a dorky teenager trying to survive high school. It’s been a big hit playing for two weeks on the big screen at Landmark Cinemas. (Movie poster)