Penticton buzzes with activity, from the vibrant Farmers’ Market and iconic Peach Festival to the renowned Okanagan Wine Festivals and exhilarating Ironman Canada competition, offering something for everyone all year round.

This page showcases an overview of major events and festivals in Penticton, British Columbia. Whether you’re a local looking for something to do this weekend or a visitor wanting to be immersed in the city’s vibe, we have you covered!

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2024 Penticton major events and festivals calendar

The following events are usually held annually

Frost Fest Winter Carnival – 20th January

Snakebite Film Festival – 1st to 4th February

“Hello Spring” Artisan Showcase Market – 23rd and 24th March

Ignite the Arts Festival Community Week (free) – 22nd to 28th March

Ignite the Arts Festival (ticketed event) – 29th to 31st March

Okanagan Fest of Ale – 12th and 13th April

Sports and Fitness Expo – 21st April

Meadowlark Nature Festival – 16th to 20th May

Penticton Psychic Fair – 1st and 2nd June

Ha Ha Ha Kidzfest – 6th to 8th June

Penticton Elvis Festival – 27th to 30th June

Canada Day Celebration in Gyro Park – 1st July

Penticton Scottish Festival – 5th and 6th July

Grandfondo – 14th July

Peach Festival – 7th to 11th August

Iron Man Canada – 25th August

Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival – 6th to 8th September

Penticton Beer Run – 5th October

Pentiction Beer Block Party – 4th to 8th October

Christmas Light Up Event – Early December

Back view of people sitting in front of stage at Peach Festival in Penticton, backdrop of trees
Peach Festival

Farmers’ Markets

Penticton Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday 8.30am to 1pm from mid April to late October

Naramata Community Farmers’ Market – Every Wednesday 4 to 7pm from early June to late September

Street view of Saturday Farmers' Market in Penticton, with small stalls on both sides of the road, pedestrians walking inbetween
Farmers’ Market in Penticton, British Columbia

Other local events

Penticton hosts a range of art exhibitions and sports competitions as well as live music, theatre and comedy events.

Popular venues include:

Sidewalk view of group of cyclists participating in the Okanagan Grandfondo, having just passed the finish line. There are spectactors behind a fence on the other side of the road
Okanagan Granfondo