Summer in Penticton is a special season – the sun is shining, the days are longer and the choice of festivals and events seem endless. With the summer season fast approaching, now is the time to get out your calendar to start setting aside the time for your favourites. As the premier agent for all your Penticton real estate needs, I would like to share the following events and festivals that are taking place in the city this summer.
Perhaps the best part of Penticton living is the countless beaches and gorgeous lakes that surround the city. The hot weather and pristine waters with soft sand makes a trip to the beach one of the most enjoyable ways to spend those lazy hazy summer days. Here are some of the most popular beaches in and around the city:
- Okanagan Lake Beach – Located at the end of Lakeshore Drive, this popular beach features over 1 km of premium sand. Okanagan Lake Beach features a swimming area, kiddie slides, fire pits and free parking.
- Skaha Lake Beach – This beach is part of the Skaha Lake Park. The 21-acre park is home to one of B.C.’s most beautiful beaches. The red sand beach and the park itself offers year-round recreational activities and amenities.
- Okanagan Lake Park Beach – Another local’s favourite is situated near the downtown core of the city and features day moorage for boats and an off-leash dog area.
- Three Mile Beach – This area offers two separate beaches – one for swimming and one for boating, complete with an area for day moorage.
In Penticton, Canada Day is an all-day affair. Start your day at the family friendly Gyro Park. Be sure to enjoy all the activities and venues that are packed into this Penticton Canada Day tradition. Besides live music and local performers, Gyro Park is a great place to enjoy local food vendors or even just pack a picnic. Be sure to finish your Canada Day celebrations off at the spectacular fireworks show over Okanagan Lake. Come celebrate Canada’s birthday Penticton style.
Peach City Beach Cruise
This 3 day event showcases some of the Okanagan’s finest vintage cars, live entertainment, local food vendors and a street party, all in the heart of Penticton. Join in on the festivities Friday evening and enjoy a wine tour that will take you to some of the region’s finest wineries. On Saturday be sure to catch the Parade of Show Cars on Main Street and Sunday wrap it up with local entertainers and vendors. If you are looking to ring in summer the right way, then the Peach City Beach Cruise is for you.
This is just a small sample of some of the more popular summer festivals and events that will be taking place in Penticton. If you would like more information on other summer venues or are interested in some of the excellent real estate options that are available in and around Penticton, please contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.