The 27th annual, Summerland Festival of Lights takes place Friday, Nov 28, 2014 in downtown Summerland at 5 pm – to mark the official start to the Christmas season. Santa arrives at 5:00! Street vendors, food, drums, fire performances, games and loads of fun. Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole, and other great entertainers will be performing in downtown Summerland. Activities start at 5:00pm. At 7:00 pm the lights will be switched on then later on – fireworks at 8:30. For info check out www.summerlandlightup
2014 Light up the Vines
Coming up this weekend, tour the Bottleneck Drive wineries as they “Light Up The Vines” November 29 & November 30 2014.
From 3pm-7pm stop in for complimentary wine tasting, snacks, mulled wine, holiday promotions, with your weekend passport to win a prize valued at over $500 and see the vines lit up.
This year there are self-guided and guided tour options. There are no tasting fees at the Bottleneck Drive wineries over this special weekend.
For more information see Bottleneck Drive’s website.
Publishing + marketing manuscripts seminar
Five panelists experienced in traditional and new forms of publishing join Peter Hay for a writers’ seminar at the Summerland Library. Hay has an extensive background in drama and literature and is past Drama Professor at USC and UCLA and founding director of Hollywood’s First Stage where new scripts are developed for stage and screen. He is also past adviser to Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival in SLC as well as being instrumental in publishing much of Summerland’s George Ryga’s work.
Tue, Oct. 22 3:30- 6:00. No charge but SEATING LIMITED. Register early at library. This will be fascinating!
Vintage + Vogue Productions
Vintage + Vogue presents ‘A Roman Holiday’, vintage fashion extravaganza.
This FAB Vintage + Vogue fashion show is a fundraiser at the big house at Lakebreeze Winery. All proceeds go to Sowins. This will be THE fashion event of the year. Don’t miss it.
For info and tickets: Lakebreeze Winery web
Where: Lakebreeze Winery on the Naramata Bench
When: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sept 14, 2013
Naramata Bench Tailgate Party – SOLD OUT
Fish ‘N Sips: A Naramata Picnic at the Beach.
Wine tastings from 24 member wineries with delectable offerings from the 7 restaurants of the Naramata Bench. Picnicking at the beach – such fun for a delightful evening of wine, food, music and camaraderie as the sun sets over the lake.
When: September 7, 2013
Where: Manitou Beach Park in Naramata.
Event is now SOLD OUT!
Graphic supplied by Naramata Bench
Hillside Winemaker’s Tasting Series
at the Hillside Winery & Bistro
When: Every Thursday throughout the summer
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Join Hillside Winery winemaker Kathy Malone for an exclusive tutored tasting series. Kathy will explore the unique Naramata Bench terroir in a tasting based on Hillside’s un-released Merlots. Wines will be paired with local artisan cheeses for an amazing sensory experience.
Thursdays from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
$20.00 per person
1350 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC
Info: Hillside Winery website or call (250) 487-1350
Pro bull riding Sat. Aug. 17
Professional bull riding at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds. Brought to you by Bull Riders Canada, Inc. $2500 purse to winning riders.
Tickets available at Summerland’s Peacock Wine and Beer Liquor store at 14218 Rosedale. Cost $15.00 per ticket or a family pack for $40 (up to 5 people)
When: 5:00 pm. Saturday, August 17
Location: Rodeo Grounds 18707 Bathville Rd Summerland (near KVR steam train)
Meadowlark Nature Festival in the Okanagan and Similkameen
From May 16 to 20, 2013 immerse yourself in the unique natural diversity of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, situated in beautiful BC. All tours are designed to be fun and informative for people of all ages and abilities.
The Meadowlark Nature Festivals popular events sell out every year! For info about tickets and events see the Meadowlark Nature Festival website.