Marginal Arts Festival

September 1, 2017 — September 3, 2017   |  Sept 1-3, 2017

Summerland, BC

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The first annual Marginal Arts Festival will be held at venues throughout Summerland on the Labour Day long weekend, September 1-3, 2017. The Marginal Arts Festival is inspired by George Ryga, 1932 - 1987, BC's greatest playwright, who lived in Summerland, BC and created most of his work here.

This year’s launch will showcase acclaimed musicians, stimulating literary events, and not-to-be-missed reminiscences by George Ryga's colleagues and friends.

The headliner is none other than international jazz sensation Campbell Ryga, Grammy nominee, Juno Award-winner and the eldest of George's sons. Inspired by his mother’s vintage jazz records, and having apprenticed with the legendary Miles Davis' sideman George Coleman, Campbell went on to an illustrious career that saw him tour the world.  He collaborates with extraordinary talents like PJ Perry, Renee Rosnes, and Michael Bublé.

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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.

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