A list of Events at the SS Sicamous – in Penticton, BC

Annual Events at the SS Sicamous

The SS Sicamous is the largest surviving stern wheeler in Canada. It is now preserved as a heritage site, museum and must-see tourist attraction. You can find us on the beach in Penticton (at the South of Okanagan Lake). As well as a museum, the ship also hosts a range of fundraising events and activities that take place through out the year. If you would like to stay up to date on news and events, simply join the SS Sicamous email list.

The Great Gatsby Party

Unfortunately this event has been postponed for 2018 – we hope to be back in full swing for March 2019

A 1920’s themed party on board the ship, with live music, local wines and beers, and a swing dance lesson too.

Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, April 2nd 2018

A children’s event that is part of the larger “LocoLanding Easter Egg Hunt”. The hunt is on Easter Monday each year ( April 2nd 2018). Easter bunny inspired crafts, activities and games are spread through the heritage park, ship, rose garden and Locolanding too. All proceeds from this event go to the OSNS Child Development Center in Penticton.

The Children’s Pirate Festival

Unfortunately this event has been postponed for 2018

An afternoon of pirate themed games, crafts and activities. This event is perfect for families with young children. It happens on Father’s Day each year. Mums, grandparents and carers are welcome too. Admission is $5 per child, and free for accompanying adults.

 

High Tea

**August 2018* – Date to Be Confirmed

Don’t be late for a very important date. Join us for an Alice and Wonderland inspired high tea on board the S.S. Sicamous. Bring your best hat and enjoy a touch of madness of us. Guest can roam throughout the ship while enjoying dainty snacks and sipping tea from vintage teacups.

 

The Antique Machines Show

**August 2018** Date to Be Confirmed

A display of unusual and antique machinery, set out on the grass in front of the SS Sicamous. The collection is owned by volunteers from the Old Boys with Old Toys club. They work to maintain the machines, and will be happy to show you how they work. Some of the engines will be running, and Dave may even give you a demonstration on his antique laundry machine! The Old Boys with Old Toys also participate in the annual Peach City Beach Cruise in June each year, and can be found at the Penticton Lakawana Park (close to the beach, beside the Patio concession stand).  Second Weekend in August.

 

Pentastic Jazz Festival

September 7th to September 9th 2018

A three day celebration of jazz and live music, with venues spread all over Penticton. Purchase a wristband, and make your way from one performance to the next. This is an annual event that happens on the weekend after Labour Day. The SS Sicamous Speakeasy is one of five venues. Tickets are available online, and in person at the South Okanagan Event Centre (the SOEC). Learn More

The Christmas Market

November 17th & 18th 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)

An Annual Christmas Craft Market, with handmade and vintage vendors from all over the Okanagan Valley, and from Vancouver too. Market is organized by Laurel Burnham and the Okanagan Makers Society.

 


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