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Penticton’s August Long Weekend Guide 2022

This upcoming August long weekend we say goodbye to July and usher in another month of summer fun!

In Penticton, an extended weekend means more time to swim, hike, bike, and explore the outdoors while enjoying the plentiful produce available during the peak of the summer months. 

With expected temperatures rising to near 40 degrees, it’s important to remember to stay cool in high temperatures and if necessary take advantage of available cooling centres across the city.

A woman sitting on the beach under an umbrella whie her two kids splash in the lake

August Long Weekend Festivals & Events

Music in the Park
July 29, 2022

Fridays from 8:00PM – 10:00PM, come to Gyro Park and enjoy the exceptional talent of Okanagan artists as they perform on stage.

Tropical Summer Vibes with DJ Static
July 29, 2022

Head over to Slackwater Brewing for great beers, delicious eats paired with some tropical summer vibes provided by DJ Static starting at 9:00PM. No cover necessary.

Gordy Mannes Feedway 500 Memorial Invitational
July 29, 30, & 31, 2022

Your family will love the excitement and experience at the Penticton Speedway!
Choose between three days of oval track racing with 8 main events featuring Late Models, Hornets, Street Stocks plus delicious food & drink options and great merchandise available for purchase.

Made of Clay: Penticton Potters’ Exhibition
July 29 – Aug 28, 2022

From 10:30AM to 4:30PM explore the clay-themed exhibition at the Penticton & District Community Art Council Gallery at the historic Leir House Cultural Centre.

Why not take a break from the heat during the hottest part of the day and enjoy the arts?

Penticton Art Gallery Exhibitions
July 29 – Sept 17, 2022

There are three exhibitions available for viewing in the cool of the Penticton Art Gallery.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Lasting Impressions, and Southern Cross: Laurence Evelyn Hyde are ready for viewing on your next visit to the gallery.

July 30 – August 1, 2022

In this Ultra Distance Triathlon, athletes will swim (10K) and cycle (149.8K) on day one, cycle again for (275.8K) on day two, and run (84.4K) on day three.

You can catch the action at Kenyon Park in Okanagan Falls and see the cyclists push off from Skaha Marina in Penticton. 

OK, DOPE presents Live Stand-up Comedy
July 30, 2022

Ready to have a laugh?

Head to Highway 97 Brewing Co. on Saturday to watch two of BC’s best up and coming comedians. Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM. Tickets available online.

Sunday Session with Double Stop Creek
July 31, 2022

Back Door Winery has LIVE music featuring Double Stop Creek on Sunday from 3PM to 5PM. There’s limited seating on the patio so BDW recommends coming early!

BC Day at Gyro Park
August 1, 2022

Celebrate BC Day with the Downtown Penticton Business Improvement Association at Gyro Park on Monday, August 1st.

The park is the perfect setting for families to appreciate live entertainment, take part in activities including a family fun zone, plus shop the market vendors and onsite food trucks.

Shinedown, North America Tour
August 2, 2022

Even though this falls just after the long weekend, it’s worth noting Shinedown with Pop Evil & Ayron Jones are coming the South Okanagan Events Centre on Tuesday.

This show was originally scheduled for February 11, 2022 and was rescheduled for August 2nd. Tickets are available online at ValleyFirstTix.

fresh herbs for sale are pictured in wooden boxes at the market

August Long Weekend Markets

Penticton Community Market
July 30, 2022

Saturday, starting at 8:30AM visit the vendors featuring their handmade goods including clothing, food and jewelry, collectibles, and more paired with live music to create a fabulous downtown vibe. 
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high temperatures the Penticton Community Market will be wrapping up early. 

Penticton Farmer’s Market
July 30, 2022

From 8:30AM find farm fresh produce and products all grown or produced in the South Okanagan at the Penticton Farmer’s Market on the 100 Block of Main St. 

Summerland Rotary Sunday Market
July 31, 2022

On Sunday at 9:00AM the Summerland Rotary Market makes Main Street vibrant with great food & wine, shopping, artisans, boutique vendors, trunk sales, and entertainment for your enjoyment.

two boys on bikes smiling

Exploring Penticton Fuel Free…Almost

When you’re deciding what events and adventures to experience in Penticton, Visit Penticton encourages you to explore the Fuel Free…Almost options available and take part in our active lifestyle.

Here are three suggestions to get you started on your journey:

Penticton E.Kruise 

In a region famous for cycling it would be a miss to not include an option for bike rentals!
Cycling is one of our favourite ways to appreciate the scenic Okanagan Valley and Penticton E.Kruise offers four pick up locations and services Penticton, Summerland, OK Falls and the Similkameen Valley. 

Sparrow Scooters

Get from your hotel to your event with zero emissions!
One of Visit Penticton’s newest members, Sparrow Scooters offers electric scooter rentals by the minute or by the week. 

Pen Brew Tour

Gather up to twelve of your friends for a brewery tour like you’ve never experienced before!
You’ll work together and pedal yourselves around to Penticton’s iconic breweries with expert guidance and direction from Pen Brew Tours. 

Stay safe and enjoy the long weekend!

With hotter than normal temperatures expected we encourage you to take breaks in cool, well-ventilated areas, drink plenty of water, and dress appropriately for the heat by wearing loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing. 


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