Penticton Events

Events at the SS Sicamous

Annual Events at the SS Sicamous

Next Event:

Easter Egg Hunt

Part of the larger “LocoLanding Easter Egg Hunt”

Easter Monday each year ( April 17th 2017)

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Upcoming Events:

The Children’s Pirate Festival

Father’s Day 2017 (Sunday June 18th 2017)

The Annual High Tea

Second Sunday in August 2017 (Pencilled in for Sunday August 13th 2017)

Pentastic Jazz Festival Venue

Weekend After Labour Day ( Friday September 8th through to Sunday September 10th 2017)

The Christmas Market

Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th 2017


The Great Gatsby Party

The 2nd Saturday in March 2018 – (Saturday March 10th 2018)

Learn about the 2017 Gatsby Party

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easter-egg-hunt-penticton-ss-sicamousChildren’s Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Monday 2017

This event is part of the 7th Annual LocoLanding Easter Egg Hunt. Children run rampant through the ship, collecting eggs that have been hidden by the Easter Bunny! Plus Easter themed crafts and games spread throughout the Rose Garden, SS Sicamous Park and LocoLanding Car Park too. Snacks and hot-dogs will be available too. Remember to B.Y.O.B (bring your own basket for collecting eggs :D)

When: Easter Monday (April 17th 2017) – from 11am to 1pm

How Much?: Price is $5 per child, register on the day at Loco Landing Adventure park.

100% of proceeds go to the OSNS Child Development Center in Penticton.

To learn more about this event please click here:

LocoLanding Easter Egg Hunt

jolly roger pirate flagChildren’s Pirate Festival

Father’s Day (Sunday June 18th 2017)

This Event is a fundraiser for the SS Sicamous Society

The Annual High Tea

(Pencilled in for Sunday August 13th 2017)

This Event is a fundraiser for the SS Sicamous Society

The Pentastic Jazz Festival

Friday, September 8th to Sunday September 10th 2017

Come early and stay late! It is said that this years Pentastic Jazz Festival is shaping up to be the best one yet. Celebrating 21 years of the best jazz party around!  Filled with world class bands, these three days will be nothing but unforgettable. With some of the best quality bands right here on the S.S Sicamous. The Sicamous will be filled with a “speakeasy” atmosphere.

The 21st Annual Pentastic Jazz Festival is coming to the S.S. Sicamous! The weekend following Labour Day, Penticton BC hosts 3 days of World Class HOT Jazz. Join us this September to enjoy the best jazz party in the pacific northwest! Schedule for the S.S. Sicamous (Speakeasy) is listed down below.


Dixieland, early jazz styles, ragtime and old-time gospel music Blackstick is the union of a grandfather-grandson team of clarinet players. Both possessing charismatic vocal talents, Evan and Lloyd Arntzen will be accompanied by some of Vancouver’s most swingin’ musicians. This powerhouse jazz band is not to be missed!

Black Swan

Dixieland, early jazz styles, ragtime and old-time gospel music Black Swan is a fun, artistic group that specializes in Dixieland, early jazz styles, ragtime and old-time gospel. The band loves the hot jazz music of the 1920s and features the sizzling talents of vocalist Marilyn Keller.

Cornet Chop Suey

The Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity since its arrival on the jazz scene in 2001. Best known for a wide variety of styles, Cornet Chop Suey applies its own exciting style to traditional jazz, swing, blues and “big production” numbers.

Curbside Trad Jazz Band

The Curbside Trad Jazz Band consists of members ranging in ages from 16-22, and is based out of beautiful Chilliwack, BC. They look forward to playing some hot 20s Jazz and Blues just for you!

Draga`s Dragons

Returning is Bob Draga’s soaring melodies, inspired improvisations and rich tones. In performance, he and ‘his friends’ cover music, ranging from ragtime to stride, ballads to bounces, and a surprise or two thrown in! Experience the delightful work and simpatico of a trio featuring gifted, emotional players with a touch of stand up comedy?)

Dock Side Drive

Dock Side Drive is one of the West Coast`s newest swing & show bands. This dynamic band will entertain audiences with the music of the 1940s, 50s & 60s. They offer a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes that will usher you through more than three decades of song, including the music of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and other favourites.

Gonzalo Bergera Quartet

The all-acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina.

Tom Rigney & Flambeau

Flambeau specializes in fiery Cajun and Zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes.


Comprised of six of the finest musicians in Arizona, offers traditional New Orleans and Chicago jazz, performed in a spirit and style that is true to its musical roots and wildly popular with audiences around the southwest United States. Their energetic performances are sizzling with musical energy and steeped in good humor.

Wally`s Warehouse Waifs

You have been enjoying these individual musicians for years. With their varied backgrounds and experience, they bring a level of entertainment to the stage unseen in most bands. Each are masters of their instrument(s) and excel in the art of improvisation and creativity; their repertoire is limitless

The Christmas Market

Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th 2017

Christmas Market on board the SS Sicamous. Handmade and Vintage Vendors from all over the Okanagan.

Learn More about the 2016 Christmas Market (including vendor lists) please visit:

Christmas Market (2016)

To learn more about this event (or to submit an application for 2017) – Please Contact Laurel Burnham (Market Manager)

 250.460.0177 |

A 1920’s Themed Event on the SS Sicamous

Flapper Silhoette

The Great Gatsby Party

Saturday March 11th 2017

Where? The SS Sicamous, 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton(MAP)
How Much? Tickets are $45.00 – includes first drink + appies
When? Saturday March 11th 2017

Beginners Swing Dancing Lesson | Doors open 7pm – Lesson Starts at 7:30pm
Speakeasy | from 8pm till late

This event is a fundraiser for the SS Sicamous Society (A non-profit organization that works to protect the marine heritage of the Okanagan).

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Please note- tickets will not be available at the door.

The Details:

Beginners Swing Dancing Lesson | Doors open 7pm – Lesson Starts 7:30pm

Space for the lesson is limited – please make sure you register early if you would like to attend! (There will be the option to do this when you purchase your ticket).
The lesson is being taught by Even Dance (Don’t worry, you won’t need a partner to attend- volunteers will be happy to find you a swing-dance buddy!)

The Gatsby Party | 8pm till Late
Dress code | Cocktail Attire
Swinging Music | Yanti and DJ Tenacious T

Sip cocktails from vintage tea cups (crafted by Maple Leaf Spirits Inc and Old Order Distilling Company.) Savor locally brewed beers (from Cannery Brewing), and enjoy bubbly from the Back Door Winery!

Dainty appetizers are being cooked up by Okanagan Vintage Catering Company and will be served on vintage china and silver trays, while you listen to songs from Yanti, and electro-swing music from DJ Tenacious T.

Beautiful Decor and Photo Booth donated by RSVP Event Studio Penticton
Live Music from Yanti and DJ Tenacious T
Photography donated by Douglas Drouin Photography

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Tickets are also available in person at Cannery Brewing (198 Ellis Street, Penticton)
Please note- tickets will not be available at the door

Looking for costume ideas? Visit the SS Sicamous Pinterest Page:
Pinterest + Gatsby =   

See Photos from the 2016 Great Gatsby Party (by Douglas Drouin Photography)

the Great Gatsby Party 2016