Whether you want to be part of the action or relax and watch others take part, Summerland events have something that everyone can enjoy. In Summerland BC you can swim in the cool of winter or the heat of summer, taste wine on the patio or in the shelter of a welcoming winery, race on your bike or cruise in a classic car.

    Our events welcome spectators and participants alike with activities for all levels. You can hike a … volcano in the Giant’s Head Grind, climbing 500 metres, or maneouvre 17 hair pin corners at speed as part of the Giant’s Head Freeride longboard competition.

    Events in Summerland offer a wide variety of activities. If you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere listen to music in the park during the summer, or book a ride on the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway from Easter to Fall. Even when the temperature drops you can celebrate at the wineries of Summerland during Light Up the Vines, or mark the start of the winter season with ice carving, music and Santa at the Festival of Lights.

    Summerland events and festivals exceed your expectations for the ideal day out or vacation. Try out a new event each season to see what’s on offer year round in Summerland BC. 

  • Yachts race over Okanagan Lake in Summerland BC.
  • Annual Festivals and Events 2017

    There's always something fun and exciting to do in Summerland!

    January 1: Polar Bear Swim

    February: Summerland Secondary School performance

    April 16: Kettle Valley Steam Railway Easter Train

    April 22: Earth Day Celebration

    May: Chain of Events Cycling Festival

    May 4-14: South Okanagan Spring Wine Festival

    May 5-6: Summerland Blossom Pageant

    May 14: Kettle Valley Steam Railway Mother’s Day Train

    May 18-22: Meadowlark Nature Festival

    May 20: Giants Head Grind – The Christopher Walker Memorial Race

    May 20 – June 26: Kettle Valley Steam Railway Spring Schedule

    June - September
    Rotary Summerland Sunday Market

    June 2-4: Action Festival

    June 3: Giants Head Run

    June 4: Kids Fishing Derby at Garnet Valley Dam

    June 4 & 18: Great Train Robbery & BBQ with Kettle Valley Steam Railway

    June 9-11: Summerland Bluegrass Festival

    June 24: Grand Sommelier Express presented by Bottleneck Drive & the Kettle Valley Steam Railway

    June 26-28: Giant’s Head Freeride Longboarding event

    June 29 – Sept 6: Kettle Valley Steam Railway Summer Schedule

    July 1: Canada Day 150 Celebration

    July 2, 9, 23: Great Train Robbery & BBQ with Kettle Valley Steam Railway

    July 5, 12, 19, 26: Wednesdays on the Water – Live Music

    July 9: Gran Fondo Axel Merckx Bike Race

    August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Wednesdays on the Water – Live Music

    August 5-7: Ultra520k Canada

    August 6 & 20: Great Train Robbery & BBQ with Kettle Valley Steam Railway

    August 11-13: Summerland Yacht Club Giants Head Regatta/Okanagan Race Week

    August 18-27: Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport Festival

    August 19: Summerland Yacht Club Ogopogo Bathtub Race

    August 30 – September 3: Ryga Festival

    September 3, 17, 24: Great Train Robbery & BBQ with Kettle Valley Steam Railway

    September 3: Summerland ORCA Sprint & Kids of Steel Triathlon

    September 7 – October 9: Kettle Valley Steam Railway Fall Schedule

    September 8-10: Skaha Kennel Club All Breed Show  

    September 9: The 12th Annual Apple Valley Cruisers Endless Summer Show & Shine

    September 9: Summerland Feast of Farms

    September 17: Terry Fox Run

    September 17: Test of Humanity Mountain Bike Event

    September 28 – October 8: South Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

    October 1: Summerland Sweets 7.4 km Cross Country Run & TRIPower 3.2 km Run

    November 18, 25 – 26: The 7th Annual Bottleneck Drive Light up the Vines

    November 24: The 30th Annual Festival of Lights

    November 24 –December 24: Seasons Sparkles - 12 gifts of Christmas sale

    December 14-17, 20-22: Summerland Christmas Express Trains with Kettle Valley Steam Railway