Next event dates to be announced | Aug 30-Sept 3
The Ryga Festival features concerts, workshops, spoken word performances, and readings. The festival includes popular artists and exciting new faces from as far afield as Syria. Here are the highlights:
Warm up: Free Concert by Blue City Trio
The smooth tunes of the Okanagan's own Blue City Trio, with Sergei Ryga (keyboard & vocals) , Tom Esson (guitar & vocals), and Dan Marcelino (drums, percussion &vocals),
Wednesday, August 30th, at 6.30 pm; co-sponsored by the Summerland Community Arts Council.
The Ryga Festival Society celebrates George Ryga in Summerland in much the same way as Stephen Leacock is honoured in Orillia, Ontario, and more recently Alice Munro is commemorated in Wingham, Ontario - small communities celebrating one of their own. We believe that these communities - just like Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake, which host the Shakespeare and Shaw festivals in Ontario - have found a way of combining culture with economic benefits. We have the same mandate to attract cultural tourism to our region.
4 Seasons of Festivals & Events
Blossom festival, Blossom car show & shine, Giant's Head Grind, Kettle Valley Railway, Okanagan Children's Festival and Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.
Summerland Action Festival, Penticton's Elvis Festival, Axel Merkx Granfondo, and a large variety of summer activities programs at the Summerland Resort.
Apple Valley Cruisers Show & Shine, Penticton Dragon Boat Festival, Okanagan Fall Wine Festival, and the Kettle Valley Railway takes it last runs.
Summerland's Festival of Lights with evening events and fireworks, Summerland LIght Up the Vines Twinkling Light Wine Tour of Bottleneck Drive WIneries.