Canada Day celebration includes live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and more
On Saturday, July 1, the town of Osoyoos celebrates our country’s 150th birthday with the 69th annual Cherry Fiesta.
The fun begins at 7:30 am with a Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the Town Square, followed by the Cherry Fiesta Parade on Main Street at 11 am. Throughout the day, the town will be hopping with live entertainment, a beer garden, craft and food vendors, children’s activities on the beach and a “cherry pit spit” competition in various locations at select times.
The party culminates in the largest Canada Day fireworks display in Western Canada, starting at Gyro Beach at approximately 10 pm. The fireworks display is made possible by the generous donations of local individuals and businesses. For the full list of Cherry Fiesta festivities, visit: osoyoosfestivalsociety.ca/wp
But Canada Day is just the start of summer in Osoyoos and Destination Osoyoos invites visitors to explore the South Okanagan hot spot all summer long. Accommodation options are plentiful – including hotels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, and RV parks.
There’s no shortage of exciting activities in the area, including:
> Visits to Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre and the Desert Centre
> Family-friendly fun at the Desert Model Railroad and Rattlesnake Canyon amusement park
> Cycling tours with Heatstroke Cycle
> Enjoying Osoyoos Lake – Canada’s warmest freshwater lake
> Touring and tasting at the area’s award-winning wineries.
Destination Osoyoos rolls out Canada’s warmest welcome, not just in Canada’s big birthday year, but every summer. To learn more about upcoming events in Osoyoos, visit: destinationosoyoos.com/events.
At the gateway to the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys lies Canada’s only desert, and the lakeside town of Osoyoos. A year-round destination, sunny Osoyoos offers something for everyone, including beaches, swimming, golfing, boating, fishing, wineries, fine dining and more. destinationosoyoos.com.