July 4 — Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce boogie blues band at the Dream Café.
July 4 — Ari Neufeld performs as part of Sunshine Cabaret. Free in Gyro Park at 7 p.m.
July 4 and 5 — Paul Gibbons performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
July 5 — Wined it Up CD release party at the Firehall Brewery Back Alley Concert Series in Oliver. Featuring Tinhorn Creek Winery and artist Janet West. Picnic meals encouraged, no minors. Gates at 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Tickets pre-sold at Firehall Bistro for $12.
July 5 — Aidan & Mandy perform at Gyro Park Bandshell as part of Sunshine Cabaret at 7 p.m.
July 6 — The Penticton Concert Band perform a free concert at the Gyro Park Bandshell in Penticton from 7 to 9 p.m. with a variety of styles including classical, Irish music, rock classics, movie soundtracks and even some disco.
July 6 — African Children’s Choir at the Summerland Baptist Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Entry by donation.
July 9 — Strings The Thing faculty recital at the Shatford Centre. Concert at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.
July 9 — Front Porch, Up On Cripple Creek at the Dream Café. Named one of the best 15 shows of 2012 by the Calgary Herald.
July 10 — Anja jazz trio, led by Keremeos-born saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman, are playing at the Naramata Inn at the Cobblestone Wine Bar at the Naramata Heritage Inn. Reservations recommended. Show starts at 7 p.m.
July 11 and 12 — Barney Bentall travelling with Eric Reed at the Dream Café.
July 11 and 12 — Gord McLaren performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
July 12 — Rapper B Rich, whose Out For A Rip! video became a viral hit, is performing at The Elite on July 12 at 8:30 p.m.
July 12 — Live music by Brian Highley at the Barley Mill Pub.
July 16 — Frank Yamma and David Bridie bring their distinct voices from Australia to the Dream Café. Tickets are $24.
July 17 — Anja jazz trio, led by Keremeos-born saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman, are playing at the Okanagan Crush Pad as part of their summer concert series. Concert is from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 and includes a glass of wine.
July 17 — Gospel infused, blues and soul formation, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar at the Dream Café. Tickets are $20.
July 17 — Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole perform soulful folk and pop harmonies at the Oliver Community Stage bandshell 6:30 to 8 p.m.
July 18 — Anja jazz trio, led by Keremeos-born saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman, are playing at the Sunshine Cabaret in Gyro Park Penticton. Concert is free and begins at 7 p.m.
July 18 and 19 — Bob Bricker performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
July 19 — Live music by Gord McLaren at the Barley Mill Pub.
July 19 — Nankama and Tamabiko Taiko performing at Gyro Park in Penticton as part of the Sunshine Cabaret. Free event starts at 7 p.m.
July 19 — Shari Ulrich, a B.C. music legend, at the Dream Café. Tickets are $22.
July 23 to 26 — Piano wizard Michael Kaeshammer at the Dream Café. Tickets are $48.
July 24 — Steve Jones & The Patio Bandits peform classic rock and roll at the Oliver Community Stage bandshell from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feed the Valley concert.
July 25 — Rock Skool, a program run at the Shatford Centre, hosts a rock show on July 25 to show off the students hard work. Concert is from 1 to 4 p.m.
July 25 — Flashback performs at Gyro Park in Penticton as part of Sunshine Cabaret. Band hits the stage at 7 p.m.
July 25 and 26 — Dustin McGifford and Annie Scott perform at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
July 26 — Live music by Will Schlackl at the Barley Mill Pub.
July 26 — Hey Ocean performing at Tinhorn Creek Winery amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40.
July 26 — Fluxx performs at 7 p.m. at Gyro Park in Penticton as part of the Sunshine Cabaret. Free.
July 30 and 31 — Singer-songwriter Zakiya Hooker brings her silky-rich voice and jazzy blues sound to the Dream Café. Tickets are $36.
July 31 — Diva Night at Music in the Park on the Kiwanis Stage in Oliver Community Park featuring Hilary Drummond, Carol Sheridan and Samantha Marsel from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
July 31 — Zakiya Hooker at the Dream Café.
Aug. 1 —Jazzcool! program culminates with a concert at the Shatford Centre. Concert is from 1 to 4 p.m.
July 31 to Aug. 3 — Boonstock music and arts festival featuring headliners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, City and Colour, Armin Van Buren, Rise Against, Classified and many more.
Aug. 1 to 3 — Gord McLaren performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Until July 26 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents a production of Ray Cooney’s Caught In The Net. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22/$19 at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre or reserve by phone 250-276-2170.
July 5 — The Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games. One day family event featuring bagpiping, dancing, heavy events such as the caber toss, sheep dogs and entertainment all day long including the Celtic band Kinship. Play area for children as well.
July 5 — Penticton Art Gallery’s 37th annual fundraising auction Tastes of the Palette. Featuring live auction, two silent auctions, wines from the Naramata Bench, beer from Cannery Brewing, Penticton chefs and restaurants creating unique hors d’oeurves and door prizes. Tickets are $55 and available at the art gallery.
July 6 — A Midsummer Night’s Jam at the Summerland arena with the Penticton Pistoleras Roller Derby versus Public Frenemy from Vancouver. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and whistle is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Kids 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Good Omens, Tirecraft or SunCity Tattoos.
Until July 10 — Guest artist Irene Gray showing pastels and oils of animals and landscapes at the Front Street Gallery from June 27 to July 10. Opening event on June 28 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Gallery open daily, Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 11 — The third annual Party In The Park ant Kenyon Park in Okanagan Falls featuring 12 wineries, a barbecue buffet with Chef Instead and live music from UnCorked. Tickets are $50 (plus tax). Purchase at www.ofwa.ca, at a member winery or at the Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Information Centre.
July 11 to 24 — Front Street Gallery welcomes guest artist H.L. Ruddell, who will be in attendance at an opening event on July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. and July 12 at 9 a.m.
July 11 to 12 — Oliver Sunshine Festival in Oliver Community Park includes a variety of live music, kids activities, a petting zoo, West Coast Amusements, food vendors, beverage garden and more. Parade July 12 at 10 a.m. in downtown Oliver.
July 12 — The Similkameen BBQ King Competition from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos. Live music by Ajna, paired wine and food from nine wineries and chefs. Tickets are $80 at any of the association wineries, the Keremeos Visitors Centre, by phone 250-488-0878 or online at SimilkameenWine.com.
July 26 — La Party Fantastique! An night to remember with glamour, fashion, wearable art, food and drink. Fundraising for SOVAS and the Penticton Art Gallery. Dress up, be creative and enjoy an evening of fashion by Tiger Alley And Heiress Salon and Boutique, food trucks and beverages. Tickets are $40 and includes complimentary drink. VIP ticket is $60 which includes admission and other benefits to support both SOVAS and the art gallery.
July 26 — Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls is hosting Clusterfest as fine artists, performers and musicians from around the world participate in a nine-day artist series. Every night a 45 minute performance takes place in Liqouidity’s intimate wine making building from 8 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. www.clusterfest.ca.
Aug. 3 — Custom truck and car show Jacked and Juiced presented by JCI Penticton and Boyd Autobody and glass at Skaha Lake Park starting at 10 a.m.
Aug. 6 to 10 — The 67th annual Penticton Peach Festival is four days of free, family fun including a parade, Aboriginal cultural village, skateboard/bmx competition, sandcastle competition, square dance festival and amusement park rides. Live entertainment in Okanagan Park including Emerson Drive, Trooper, The Stampeders, local acts, tribute artists and more. Also in the park will be the Trampoline Wall Show, hypnotist William James, Ukrainian dancers and more For full schedule of events visit www.peachfest.com.
Aug. 7 — Follow the balloons to the Penticton Downtown Summer Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating galleries include Front Street Gallery, Lloyds Gallery, Picture This Gallery, YGO Studio, Caroline’s Boutique, Kindrie Grove Studios and Tumbleweed Gallery.
Sept. 13 — Naramata bench Tailgate party at Poplar Grove Winery from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wine tasting, local cuisine, music and ceelbrating Naramata’s 1950s culture. Tickets are $95 (plus taxes and fees) and can be purchased at www.naramatabench.com or by phone 1-800-663-1900.