Popular Penticton Easter events

 

Eager for Easter events?

Easter weekend is fast approaching, and what better way to enjoy the long weekend than with delicious food and entertainment in Penticton.

Kick things off in style with Freida Whales and Friends drag cabaret show, back by popular demand Saturday night at Slackwater Brewing.

“Freida Whales is the mother of manatees, breaker of nets, the un-soaked, Khaleesi of the actual sea, rightful heir to Poseidon’s throne, you won’t want to miss out on this ‘fin’tastic show!” Slackwater says.

Whales has been voted best drag artist in the Best of Kelowna contest. The fun kicks off in Penticton at 5:30 p.m. for the first show, then again at 8:30 p.m. Find tickets here.

On Sunday, don’t miss brunch plus an Easter egg hunt for the kids at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fun for the whole family will be available in the West Ballroom of the resort, featuring a visit from the Easter Bunny himself, furry friends from GottaGoat Petting Farm and an egg hunt at 11 a.m. — bring your own basket!

There will also be a brunch buffet to satisfy cravings beyond the chocolate egg variety.

Make your reservation today by calling Jacqueline at 250-493-9772. Tickets are $31.95 for adults, $15.95 for kids 4-12, and those under 3 are free.

For a more classic sit-down Easter brunch experience, look no further than the always-popular Hooded Merganser restaurant’s special event.

Tables are available from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., but the restaurant urges anyone wanting to indulge to book a table early, as it always sells out. Call 250-487-4663 to book your spot.

For entertainment Sunday night, check out local band Three Scotch In at Cannery Brewing, with no cover to enjoy their chill rock-blues style.

“Bring a friend, drink some beer, support live, local music,” Cannery says. They will hit the stage at 5 p.m. and play for two hours.

And since it’s a long weekend, Cannery will also have live music Monday night. Check out Apollo Suns, a band hailing from Winnipeg playing instrumental psychedelic jazz rock from 6 to 8 p.m., entrance by donation.

Cannery Brewing also has new seasonal beers to pair with your musical experience, like the Barrage Exploratory IPA.

“This New England style IPA was brewed with Sultana and Lotus hops. Notes of pineapple, pine and candied grape lead to a pillowy soft finish,” Cannery explains.

Their popular outdoor Cannery Backyard is slated to return as the weather warms up in May.

Learn more at www.visitpenticton.com and on social @visitpenticton

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