Oliver and Osoyoos aren’t just about summertime…here are 5 events that will have you reconsidering when you visit Canada’s only desert and best wine region (hint: come in spring!).
1. Oyster Festival April 24-28
Dive into spring with outstanding dining experiences, tastings of oysters from around the world, and glasses brimming with award-winning South Okanagan wines, ciders, beers and spirits.
2. Pig Out May 4
Chefs will be showcasing their hog roasting skills at the outdoor-tented festival, which takes place amongst the beautiful organic vineyards of Covert Farm in Oliver. 43 wineries and 13 chefs will be participating in this family friendly event. http://www.oliverosoyoos.com/PigOut
3. Meadowlark Festival May 16-20
Over 90 environmental tours and events held under the open sky. Guided walks & hikes, bird watching, geology & history tours, horseback riding, cycling tours, canoe trips, indigenous cultural tours and more. https://meadowlarkfestival.ca
4. Half-Corked Marathon May 24-26
Sample some of the country’s finest wines and cuisine as you wind your way through the vineyards of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country! This race is all about having fun – prizes are for creative costumes, not race times. Not interested in racing but still interested in being part of the fun? Tickets are still available for the Primavera dinner and Party at the Finish Line. More information here.
5. Cactus Jalopies May 30 – June 2
Admire hundreds of classic and unique cars on display. A show ‘n’ shine, onsite beer garden, extreme motorcycle stunt show, drag racing, entertainment and more. http://cactusjalopies.ca
Need a home base for exploring Osoyoos and Oliver? Our new 3-bedroom house puts your group right at the edge of Osoyoos Lake on the private 500′ sandy beach of The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake Resort. Championship golf courses, 39+ local wineries, cycling and hiking trails, farm-to-table restaurants are all only minutes away.