Opening Night

Penticton Speedway, pictured in this 2015 file photo by Coleman Jackson, opens for the season, Saturday night.

Wednesday, July 1

• Canada Day (statutory holiday)

• City of Penticton virtual Canada Day celebration, live on Facebook, noon, featuring magician Leif David and musicians Tavis Weir, Ethos Parkour, Aidan Mayes & Mandy Cole, Ashley Dias Dancepl3y, Beamer Wigley, visit:

• Keremeos Legion presents Canada Day barbecue with live music by The Shindigger, noon- 2 p.m., limited seating available

• Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 40, barbecue lunch and cake, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

• Baby Cafe Stroll, 10 a.m., presented by “Penticton Baby and Breastfeeding Cafe,” for additional details and location see the group’s page on Facebook

• Fraternal Order of Eagles, fish and chips, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Send Off for international president Dave Smith, 5-8 p.m.

Thursday, July 2

• Live at Time with Ari Neufeld, Time Winery & Kitchen, 361 Martin Street, 7 - 9 p.m., $10, for tickets:

• Lake-to-Lake cycling route online open house, 4-6 p.m., to participate, send email to: for instructions

Friday, July 3

• Landmark Cinemas reopening with classic movies for $5 ($3 on Tuesdays), purchase online and in advance:, social-distancing guidelines apply, “The Goonies,” (PG, 114 minutes), 2:45 p.m.; “Trolls World Tour” (G, 91 minutes), 2:50 and 5:30 p.m.; “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (117 minutes), 3:30 p.m.; “The Dark Knight,” (14A, 152 minutes), 4:30 p.m.; “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” (PG, 135 minutes), 5:45 p.m.; “Footloose” (PG, 107 minutes); 4:45 p.m.; “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (PG, 115 minutes), 5:15 p.m.; “Grease,” (PG, 110 minutes), 6:05 p.m.; “Jurassic Park” (1993, PG, 127 minutes), 7 p.m.; “Dirty Dancing,” (PG, 100 minutes), 8 p.m.; “Deadpool (14A, 108 minutes); 8:30 p.m.; “Dark Knight Rises,” (PG, 164 minutes), 8:40 p.m.; “Ghostbusters” (PG, 121 minutes), 8:45 p.m.; “Bloodshot,” (14-A, 109 minutes), 9:20 p.m.; “Jaws,” (PG, 123 minutes), 9:30 p.m.

• The Penticton Herald presents “All Good-News Edition,” on sale at newsstands across the South Okanagan, $2 (includes GST).

Saturday, July 4

• Socially-distanced exhibition opening reception at Penticton Art Gallery, Bob Ross, “Happy Little Accidents, En Game Air, Speed: The History of Speed Painting in Canada,” 2-10 p.m., suggested donation of $5 at the door.

• Workshop from Farm to Jar, a Weekend Canning Intensive at Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos, a two-day event, tickets are $349, purchase online at:

• Penticton Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., safe-social distancing, enter at Main Street and Lakeshore Drive (there might be a line, depending on number of customers)

• Fraternal Order of Eagles, burgers and fries, noon- 4 p.m.

• Meat draw at Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 40, 2 p.m.

• Meat draw at Elks Lodge, 4 p.m.

• Penticton Speedway opening night, 7 p.m., hornets, street stocks, hit-to-pass and flying destruction, spectators welcomed but there will be social distancing guidelines in place

Sunday, July 5

• Okanagan Trestles Tour, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., for tickets:

• Meat draw at Elks Lodge, 1 p.m.

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