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Penticton September Summer Bucket List

Although we continue to enjoy high temperatures into September, Penticton is reaching a transitional season where some of our iconic summer-based businesses are temporarily closing their doors until the summer sun shines again next year.

This past weekend was the last chance for your family to enjoy the Penticton Wibit, the floating adventure park on Okanagan Lake, and to float the famous Penticton channel on one of Coyote Cruises‘ deluxe party islands – complete with bus transportation back to the top of the waterway. However, it’s only goodbye for now to these essential summer experiences which will return for the summer of 2023.

Heading into September there is still plenty of time for amazing late summer adventures during a slightly cooler and quieter season that some visitors prefer.

We’ve put together a list of seasonal businesses and events with the dates/times of your last chance to experience them before 2023. 

Support These Seasonal Businesses this September

LocoLanding Adventure Park

Updated hours until September 18th, 2022

Plan your next Loco Landing adventure any day – until September 18th, 2022!

After the Labour Day long weekend, you’ll be able to experience ALL activities every weekend with mini golf and go karts still available on weekdays. 

Creperie OoLaLa

Until September 25th, 2022

Served from a nostalgic airstream next to the S.S. Sicamous, you can enjoy the delicious crepes, drinks and cafe confections through the Pentastic Jazz Festival (Sept. 9th -11th), and for a couple weeks more when they move to weekends only from Sept. 11th to Sept. 25th, 2022. 

Linden Gardens & Frog City Cafe (Kaleden)

Until September 30th, 2022

Linden Gardens is a picturesque 9 acre garden and green space, and they are open daily 8AM – 4PM for you to stroll through the gardens and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Frog City Cafe sits at the centre of the breathtaking gardens, serving organic coffee, high-quality loose-leaf teas, handcrafted specialty drinks, and fresh-baked goodies, and is open Wednesday to Sunday, 9AM – 3PM.

Cherry On Top Shake Shop

Still Serving in September 2022

Our social media star Cherry On Top Shake Shop will be serving there famous crazy shakes for the rest of September. Satiate your sweet tooth daily from 12PM – 9PM!

Lickity Splitz Ice Cream Shop

Still Serving in September 2022

Don’t take too long deciding which of Lickity Splitz Ice Cream Shop’s 48 flavours you want to sample! You can still savour the sweet ice cream delights from 12PM – 9PM for the rest of September.

Neverland Tea Cottage (Naramata)

Until October 9th, 2022

With an eye for excellence, high tea at Neverland Tea Cottage in Naramata is sure to impress. Preview their Summer High Tea menu online and be prepared for full participation of your party or group when you book your experience from now until October 9th, 2022.

Kettle Valley Steam Railway (Summerland)

Until October 23rd, 2022

Experience the romance of a bygone era at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in the beautiful and bountiful Okanagan Valley. Open on weekends for their standard scenic run rides until October 10th, 2022, with experiences such as the Great Train Robbery and BBQ on Sept 18th and 25th and the Sorcery Express, a spooky Halloween ride finishing off the season on Oct 21st-23rd.

Penticton Speedway

Until October 29th, 2022

Come watch as everyone fights for a top position to secure their points for the season on Saturday evenings through September! Regular racing season runs until Oct. 1st, 2022, with the Speedway Spooktacular on Oct. 29th, 2022.

Penticton Golf & Country Club

Until November/December 2022

You can enjoy an extended golf season in the South Okanagan. Public golfers are always welcome at the Penticton Golf & Country Club to enjoy this perfect late-summer activity. This centrally located course is also celebrating their centennial year this 2022.

Farmers Market wine tasting

South Okanagan September Markets

Penticton Community Market

Until September 24th, 2022

Stop by Penticton Community Market every Saturday from 8:30AM – 1:30PM until September 24th, 2022 to shop handmade goods including clothing, food and jewelry, collectibles, paired with LIVE music.

Penticton Farmer’s Market

Until October 29th, 2022

Farm fresh produce and products all grown or produced in the South Okanagan are available at the Penticton Farmer’s Market until the end of October on the 100 Block of Main St. from 8:30AM – 1:00PM.

Summerland Rotary Sunday Market (Summerland)

Until September 25th, 2022

Every Sunday  9AM -1PM through September the Summerland Rotary Market is ready to receive you with great food & wine, shopping, artisans, and boutique vendors.

Naramata Community Market (Naramata)

Until September 28th, 2022

At Manitou Park in Naramata, you can appreciate the quaint community and plentiful produce when you visit the Naramata Community Market from 4PM – 7PM on now until September 28th, 2022.

District Wine Village Wednesday Market (Oliver)

Until September 14th, 2022

The District Wine Village’s Wednesday Market is still available for sips and shops until September 14th, 2022. Head to the Village, just north of Oliver from 4PM – 7PM every Wednesday til then!

family biking on kvr fall

Rentals and Experiences

When you are planning your September activities, remember that many of the seasonal rental and experiential businesses will look to the weather forecast to determine the length of their season for 2022.

To avoid upset, we recommend calling beforehand to ensure there is available staff to lead your tour and facilitate the pick-up and drop-off of your equipment.

Pier Water Sports

*Weather Depending

Choose from a large selection of watercraft rentals from Pier Water Sports, located on Lakeshore Drive next to Okanagan Lake. We recommend checking the weather and rental availability as we finish up the last half of Summer 2022.

Penticton Bike Rentals

*Weather Depending

Located across from the S.S. Sicamous on Okanagan Lake, Penticton Bike Rentals unique pedal cars, trikes, and floatation devices could be yours – we just recommend that you give them a call!

Penticton E-Kruise

Until October 9th, 2022

Rent an electric bicycle and take a self-guided tour with your BFFs. Sit back, relax, take in the flavours, soak up the scenery, and enjoy the E-Kruise experience. Open daily from 10AM – 6PM with pick up locations in Penticton, Naramata, Summerland and Cawston!

September Events in Penticton

No matter the time of year, there is always something happening in Penticton. Home to over 30 annual major events and festivals, there is a variety to experience from cultural showcases, world-class sporting events, beer and wine festivals, live entertainment, seasonal fairs and so much more.

Check out the major events happening in September below:

September 9-11, 2022:  Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival

September 10-11, 2022:  Bighorn Bushwhack 24 hours Adventure Race

September 10-11, 2022:  Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

September 16-19, 2022: Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic

September 16-22, 2022:  BC Bike Race

September 16-17, 2022:  Kettle Mettle Gravel Fondo

September 24-29, 2022:  BCBR Gravel Explorer

With many other not-to-be-missed festivals, concerts and live music, workshops, and other events happening throughout the fall and into winter!

View all events on our event calendar here or sign up for the Weekly What’s On email to receive weekly emails about upcoming events in Penticton – subscribe here.

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