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Happening around the Okanagan

At the moment, its the Spring Wine Festival from 4th to 14th, with all the local wineries open for tasting and purchasing!  And yes, we still have rooms avail for this time period.  Check out our reservations page!  The Greata Ranch Winery has been renovated and renamed the Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards.  They are now open after almost 2 years of renovations and giving free tours for the month of May, along with tastings and cork poppings!

Both Summerland and Penticton Farmer’s Markets are now open and happening:  Tuesday and Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Summerland and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Penticton.  They also host wine tasting during these events, if you can’t get around to all the local wineries during your stay!  The local flowers, produce and artisan’s works are something to behold!

Also, The Giants Head Grind is happening on 20th of May.  All proceeds go to improving the Giants Head Mountain Trail.  This is an annual run, walk or ride the uphill course.  You may register at their website www.giantsheadgrind.ca and yes, we have rooms available!

Summerland’s Action Festival takes place from 2nd to 4th of June this year.  This is a full-up weekend with Man of Steel Triathlon, Giant’s Head Run, Slo-pitch tournament, music, fireworks, parade and dance.  We do have limited availability for this Action Packed Weekend!

Also, the Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport Festival is happening from 18th to 27th of August. Over this two week period, there will be participants from over 50 countries.  This is a ride, swim, run event with more information available at their website www.penticton2017.com.  And yes, we do have limited availability for this event.

Kettle Valley Steam Railway is holding a Great Train Robbery on both 4th and 18th of June… as well as more later in the summer.  Book for these early as they are popular runs.

Giants Head Freeride from 26th to 28th of June is for longboarders to speed down the mountain through 13 hair raising hairpin corners and 700 vertical feet drop!  Crazy fun for those who love it!  We do have openings for this event!  Check out our reservations page.

Lots happening in the area… I will add to this list as the events get posted.  For more information check out the www.tourismsummerland.com web site.

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