Just in time to restore our faith in those renowned hot South Okanagan summers, the heat wave has finally returned along with the much anticipated, annual Penticton Peach Festival (Peachfest) – a summer must-see-and-do!  People travel from all over to share in five days of free family fun, in one of the most celebrated, hip, scenic, happening places in Canada!  Peachfest runs from August 3rd to 7th, with the main stage and vendors located at Okanagan Lake Park and the Aboriginal Cultural Village held in Gyro Park on Friday and Satuday, either adjacent to or right across from the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Casino!  We are at the heart of it all this sunny season, the cultural hub of Penticton’s renowned summer festivals, with everything right here to cater to your every need while you indulge in the lively festivities.

Come and enjoy a scrumptuous breakfast on our incredible wrap-around patio at the Hooded Merganser, the only restaurant in the Okanagan located directly on Okanagan Lake, with a 180 degree, panoramic view of the lake, beaches and sweeping valley, before heading out to catch all the live acts and music right at our doorstep.  From childhood favourites and celebs like Charlotte Diamond and American Idol Season 5 runner-up Jaydee Bixby, to African Drum and Dance, traditional Ukrainian folk dancing, hip hop and more, with Hypnotists and renowned country singers and tribute artists from ACDC to KISS, the Penticton Peach Festival has a little bit of everything for everyone.  As the day fades into twilight, take a break and relax on our lakefront patio at the Bufflehead Tapas and Pasta Room.  Our own live entertainment will take you away for an intimate evening of fabulous Mediterreanean-inspired cuisine paired with an extensive selection of local wines, serenaded by a warm midsummer’s breeze rolling gently of the edge of the extending lake that mirrors an evening sky ablaze in sunset.  It is a vision to behold and an evening you will never forget.  So strap on your sandels, grab those shades, slather on the SPF and get those taste-buds screaming for some refreshing drinks, warm tasty snacks, and sizzling summer favorites served up just the way you like it at any of our three restaurants and patios!  Come and check us out anytime day and night, while indulging in a decadent weekend of music, dance, art, history and culture!  We look forward to seeing you here, at the heart of Canada’s summer capital.

-Elizabeth Cucnik