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

JUST ANNOUNCED: Okanagan Mascot Games comes to Penticton this July!

Okanagan Mascot Games

South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
Saturday, July 25 – Doors: 12:30PM | Show: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Sunday, July 26 – Doors: 1:00PM | Show: 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Adult – $20.00*
Senior – $15.00*
Youth – $15.00*
Family 4 Pack (2 Adult, 2 Youth) – $63.00*

Adult – $25.00*
Senior – $20.00*
Youth – $20.00*
Family 4 Pack (2 Adult, 2 Youth) – $75.00*

*additional fees and taxes apply. Prices subject to change.

There’s the Gladiator Games and Wipeout, but tell me what’s more fun than the Okanagan Mascot Games. Beacons Furry FUNdation Society along with Beacon the Beaver, will host the 2nd Annual Okanagan Mascot Games on July 25-26 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC Canada.

A have fun, play hard concept, there is guaranteed fun for the family. With a community festival on the promenade leading up to the event with including games, face painting and more! Once inside you will find our community zone featuring local non-profits, Beacons for Hope plush beavers fundraising for local food banks throughout the Thompson Okanagan, meet and greet opportunities with the mascots and of course the Games!

Mascots from across North America will be converging on Penticton July 19-26, 2020 for the Okanagan Mascot Games taking place July 25 and 26, 2020. The Vancouver Canucks’ Fin (Vancouver, BC, NHL), Carolina Hurricanes’ Stormy (Raleigh, NC, NHL), Dallas Stars’ Victor E. Green (Dallas, TX, NHL) and Arizona Coyotes Howler (Phoenix, Al, NHL) will be joining local mascots Penticton Vees’ HarVee (Penticton, BC, BCHL), West Kelowna Warriors’ The General (West Kelowna, BC, BCHL) and Kelowna Rockets’ Rocky (Kelowna, BC, WHL) along with mascots Allen Americans’ Biscuit (Allen, Texas, ECHL), Charlotte Knights’ Homer(Charlotte, North Carolina, MiBL), Powell River Kings’ Rocco(Powell River, BC, BCHL), Nanaimo Clippers’ C-Dog (Nanaimo, BC, BCHL), Pacific FCs’ Stewie(Victoria, BC, Canadian Premier League), Indy Elevens’ Zeke (Indianapolis, Indiana, North American Soccer League) and 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships’ Cooly (Zurich, Switzerland) just to name a few with 24 mascots total competing event days.

Mascots will compete against each other in a variety of crazy & fun games, including an obstacle course, mascot speedway, bullriding, dance battle and an inflatable joust to see who the true champion of the mascot world will be. Proceeds from the event will benefit Beacons Furry FUNdation Society and it’s primary fund:

Beacon Gives Back Community Fund
Accepts grant requests from only ONE registered not-for-profit per region (North Okanagan, South Okanagan, Central Okanagan and Thompson) and, TWO charitable organizations based in the *Thompson Okanagan boundaries. The grants are to assist with; capital projects, new program initiatives and equipment needs. Beacon Gives Back Community Fund focuses on organizations that support the health and well-being of youth and families year round.

The Okanagan Mascot Games will also host an online auction as a fundraiser for Beacons Furry FUNdation. The auction will be held on-site at the South Okanagan Events Centre over the 2 days featuring items from our participating mascots and local businesses.
For more information, visit www.okanaganmascotgames.com.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Penticton to Welcome KIDZ BOP, the #1 Music Brand for Kids, in March 2020!

KIDZ BOP World Tour

Saturday, March 7, 2020
South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
Doors: 6:00PM | Show: 7:00PM

Tickets: Start at $35.00 (additional fees apply)


KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, in partnership with Live Nation, announced today The KIDZ BOP Kids first-ever headlining Canadian tour with a stop in Penticton on Saturday, March 7.

The KIDZ BOP Kids, Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for nine consecutive years, are bringing their interactive family-friendly concert experience to new cities and will perform some of today’s biggest global pop hits live on stage. The concert features awesome set design, costumes, exciting choreography, and tons of cool surprises! Dads even have the chance to show off their best dance moves on stage during the “Daddy Dance Off.”

Tickets start at $35.00* and go on sale Friday, September 27 at 10:00AM. Tied to the fall leg of the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019, KIDZ BOP will release their new album, KIDZ BOP 40, on November 15.

KIDZ BOP World Tour 2020 Canada Dates

21-February – London, ON – Centennial Hall
22-February – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Sqaure
23-February – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
28-February – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
29-February – Regina – Conexus Arts Centre
1-March – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
6-March – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
7-March – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
8-March – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. In the US, KIDZ BOP is the No. 1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” KIDZ BOP has sold over 20 million albums and generated over 3 billion streams since the family-friendly music brand debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand—have had more Top 10 albums. For more information, visit www.kidzbop.com.

Tour Sponsors
Subway Fresh Fit for Kids® and KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM’s Channel 77 are official partners of the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019. Subway Fresh Fit for Kids® is a leader in offering on-the-go families balanced, customizable meals, and better-for-you kids’ meals. SiriusXM’s KIDZ BOP Radio (Ch. 77) features The KIDZ BOP Kids hosting a 24/7 party, which includes today’s biggest hits, sung by kids for kids.