Festival

Thousands of people from Summerland and beyond gathered in the downtown for the 35th annual Festival of Lights. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crowds out for Summerland Festival of Lights

Full celebration of start of festive season had last been held in 2019

 

Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)

7 Breakout Festival riot suspects identified, more sought: Vancouver police

Police department released photos of 15 more suspects Nov. 24

 

Maiah Fujino (left) and her friends enjoy the 2019 Great Okanagan Beer Festival at Kelowna’s Waterfront Park. Photo: Mackenzie Britton/Capital News

Pour one out for the cancelled 2023 Okanagan Beer Festival

The festival last took place in Kelowna in 2019

 

Greg Hill in the Spearhead Traverse during the filming of Unfinished Business. (Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival)

Revelstoke skier presenting world premiere of new film at Vancouver festival

Greg Hill is debuting his new film, Unfinished Business, at the VIMFF on Nov. 15

Greg Hill in the Spearhead Traverse during the filming of Unfinished Business. (Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival)
Opening night of the RAFF. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

The first night of the Roxy Adventure Film Festival was a success with a full house

With skiing parts from Revelstoke to Alaska, RAFF did not disappoint

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Opening night of the RAFF. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Peach Fest past-president Don Kendall and newly elected president Shawna Guitard at the Peach Fest AGM. (Submitted)

New president elected to Penticton Peach Festival board

Don Kendall served as president for 13 years for Canada’s largest free festival

Peach Fest past-president Don Kendall and newly elected president Shawna Guitard at the Peach Fest AGM. (Submitted)
Dave Martin (right), the president of the Penticton Elvis Festival, was thrilled with how many local residents showed enthusaiasm towards his upcoming event at his booth at the TRUE Penticton Tourism and Job Fair. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Aloha from Hawaii’: Penticton Elvis Fest celebrates anniversary with a new twist

Elvis Festival returns June 22 to 25 at Okanagan Lake Park and PTCC

Dave Martin (right), the president of the Penticton Elvis Festival, was thrilled with how many local residents showed enthusaiasm towards his upcoming event at his booth at the TRUE Penticton Tourism and Job Fair. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
RAFF starts Friday, Nov. 4 (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

The Roxy Adventure Film Festival is back for the second year

The festival will show local and bigger production adventure films from Nov. 4–7

RAFF starts Friday, Nov. 4 (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)
The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Festival of Lights returns

Winter festival in late November to feature entertainment and activities

The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)
Gator Nation at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.

A ‘Pentastic’ weekend as thousands enjoy South Okanagan jazz festival

More than 3,000 are expected to attend the festival’s return through Sunday afternoon

Gator Nation at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The main entrance had food trucks, bouncy castles, and painting. (Zachary Delaney)

With more than 400 tickets sold, Woodstoke has successful 3rd year in Revelstoke

With stages set amongst the trees, Woodstoke sets itself as a uniquely Revelstoke music festival

The main entrance had food trucks, bouncy castles, and painting. (Zachary Delaney)
LUNA returns after a two-year hiatus. (Jocelyn Doll)

LUNA festival returns to Revelstoke after two-year hiatus

With performances, galleries and workshops, LUNA aims to entertain in many ways in September

LUNA returns after a two-year hiatus. (Jocelyn Doll)
Bloom’s annual Sunflower Festival is on in Spallumcheen until Sept. 4. (Bloom Flower Festivals photo)

Sunflower festival blooms in Spallumcheen

Second annual event on from now until Sept. 4

Bloom’s annual Sunflower Festival is on in Spallumcheen until Sept. 4. (Bloom Flower Festivals photo)
Jess Booth of the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society enjoying the Wildflower Festival. (Contributed by Kirsten Silfvenius)

PHOTOS: Wildflower Festival celebrates another successful year

The festival took place between Aug. 3 and 7 at a number of venues around town

Jess Booth of the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society enjoying the Wildflower Festival. (Contributed by Kirsten Silfvenius)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Grand Parade returns to celebrate Peach Fest’s 75th birthday in Penticton

Peach Fest wraps up on Sunday night with British piano man Ben Waters

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki at the Peach Fest’s 2022 Grand Parade on Penticton’s Main Street. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Jaws drop in Penticton as Mega Motocross takes over Peach Fest

Some of Canada’s top riders performed their best tricks on Lakeshore Drive

Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute team touched down at Okanagan Lake Park for the 75th anniversary of the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: SkyHawks take a dive for Penticton Peach Fest’s 75th birthday

Parchuters jumped 6,000 feet for the Peach City crowd landing at Okanagan Lake Park

The Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute team touched down at Okanagan Lake Park for the 75th anniversary of the Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 4. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Revelstoke Wildflower festival begins with invasive species walk at Kovach Park (Zach Delaney)

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society commence wildflower festival with a hike

A light hike starting at Kovach Park starts the first Revelstoke Wildflower Festival

Revelstoke Wildflower festival begins with invasive species walk at Kovach Park (Zach Delaney)
Painting at the Revelstoke Wildflower Festival. (Tom Poole photo)

Wildflower Festival to bring a splash of colour to Revelstoke

The festival features art, hiking, music, and of course, flowers

Painting at the Revelstoke Wildflower Festival. (Tom Poole photo)
Painting at the Revelstoke Wildflower Festival. (Photo by Tom Poole)

Wildflower Festival to bring a splash of colour to Revelstoke

The festival features art, hiking, music, and of course, flowers

Painting at the Revelstoke Wildflower Festival. (Photo by Tom Poole)