The Penticton Peach Festival Mini-Peach event will feature an all local talent lineup, headlined by AC/DC tribute band High Voltage.
Mini-Peach, a one-day festival, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Gyro Park in Penticton. While the full five-day Peach Fest was cancelled this year, the Board of Directors decided to host a scaled-down, one day event with the support of the City of Penticton and following the communicable disease prevention guidelines provided by the Province of B.C.
Mini-Peach will include a mix of live music, dancers, the Canadian Tire Mega Motocross and other entertainment starting with the Opening Ceremony at noon. Tickets are not required, and there is no charge for spectators to view all the live entertainment.
“waý iʔ p isnqsílxʷ, hello my relatives. We are a Syilx family that decided to put our language and culture as a motivation in life. As a result, our whole family dances and continues to gain knowledge about our unique language and culture, as Syilx Okanagan people,” said Elizabeth Bent, who is part of Bent Family Entertainment which will take the stage at Gyro Park at 5:15 p.m.
A small amount of vendors will be set up in Gyro Park and, In an effort to reduce parking issues, the Penticton Bike Valet will be available at the park all day at no charge.
A mini parade will take place on Main Street from Wade Avenue to Gyro Park at 3:30 p.m. which will be followed by the Peach Fest royalty introduced on stage at 4 p.m.
Shooting Star Amusements will be set up in Rotary Park from Aug. 4 to 15. Visit their website, shootingstar.ca, for their current ride information and costs.
The Penticton Farmers’ Market, which typically operates on Saturdays in the 100-Block of Main Street, has graciously agreed to temporarily move to the 400-Block of Main Street for the day to allow Mini-Peach to happen.
Mini-Peach entertainment schedule:
Noon – Opening Ceremony
12:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire Mega Motocross
1 p.m. – 3/4 Crush (band)
2 p.m. – Black Widow Rope Spinners
2:30 p.m. – Broke Band (classic rock)
3:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire Mega Motocross
4 p.m. – Introduction of Peach Fest royalty
4:15 p.m. – Timbre Wolves (classic rock)
5:15 p.m. – Bent Family Entertainment (Indigenous dancers)
5:45 p.m. – Jack and Jill (rock band)
7 p.m. – Balance School of Performing Arts (dancers)
7:30 p.m. – High Voltage (AC/DC tribute band)