(Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022) – It’s parade day! The Peters Bros Grand Parade is one of the largest parades in the B.C. Interior. It will start at 10 a.m. with about 100 entries from Western Canada and the Northwest United States that will start on Main Street at Penticton Secondary School, turn left at Wade Avenue, left on Lakeshore Drive and continue down to the SS Sicamous. Special guests riding in the parade this year will be retired royalty from throughout the 75-year history of Peach Festival. Watch for the Delta Police Pipe Band, which has performed with Sir Paul McCartney, several spectacular floats from the U.S. and the Peach Festival float carrying the newly crowned Miss Penticton Royalty. Please bring a non-perishable food item along with you to the parade, as the Salvation Army will be picking up donations to fill their shelves during a time when demand for their services is very high.
Following the parade you can head over to Okanagan Lake Park to watch the amazing Central Okanagan Dog Agility Club at noon or head over the to Penticton Outdoor Public Skating Rink (located at 107 Martin St., near Penticton City Hall) to participate in a new family-friendly event that rolled into Peach Fest. The South Okanagan Roller Derby Association will host a two-hour event on Saturday, Aug. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. The roller skating event will include a 30-minute roller derby demonstration, a 30-minute Learn To Skate Session and a one-hour open skate in partnership with Penticton Roller Skate. The Learn to Skate session will be first come, first-served and roller skates will be available to rent from Penticton Roller Skate. Click here to read more.
Entertainment in Okanagan Lake Park includes the West Coast Lumberjacks (4 and 6:30 p.m.) and the bands Not Subtle and Papa Wheely. A highlight of the day will be the Bent Family Entertainment (2:30 and 4:45 p.m.). This is a Syilx family that decided to put their language and culture as a motivation in life. As a result, the whole family dances and continues to gain knowledge about the unique language and culture, as Syilx Okanagan people. Join us in the evening for the Tom Waters band (5:15 p.m.) and the Black Widow Rope Spinners (check them out on our Instagram!). Then at 7:30 p.m. you will be treated to a mix of swing, blues, jazz, rock and roll and R&B. The Powder Blues Band (presented by Greyback Construction) feel-good music appeals to a base so wide that people from seven to 70 swing side-by-side at their concerts.
Headlining the evening is one of Canada’s most enduring and iconic bands, Glass Tiger, presented by Peters Bros. Paving (9:30 p.m.). The band are five-time Juno Award winners, were Grammy nominated, and have shared stages and recording performances with some of the world’s leading acts including; Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Journey, Julian Lennon and Cheap Trick to name but a few.
Enjoy the midway rides and games starting at noon as Shooting Star Amusements will be set up in Rotary Park, located a short walk from Okanagan Lake Park. If you find yourself at the other end of town at Skaha Lake, check out the JCI Penticton Beach Volleyball Tournament (click here to read more) and beverage garden. Or, go watch the action at Lions Park where the Sheila Bishop Memorial Wooden Bat Slo-pitch tournament is happening.
To see the full entertainment schedule for Saturday, Aug. 6 in Okanagan Lake Park click here.
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