All summer long a vibrant market and concert series at the Oliver Community Park has been the result of collaboration between Oliver Parks and Recreation and the Oliver Community Arts Council. Crowd numbers have exceeded 300 on some nights and the Fire Service Appreciation Event on August 20 was by far the biggest turnout in the history of the series. The Oliver Community Arts Council did a fantastic job with the Music in the Park this summer and wrapped up their season last week with vintage pop duo “Up the Crick”.
Thursday Sept 3 and Thursday Sept 10, Oliver Parks and Recreation will continue to host the weekly Evening Market featuring local produce and artisan products in the community park from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Each night will feature live entertainment, guest food trucks and children’s activities.
“We have had a fantastic summer of music and market at the park,” says manager Carol Sheridan, “and with there still being a week before the kids to get back to school and the need for a season wrap-up celebration we have extended the market and music nights for two more weeks.” This is a chance for anyone who hasn’t made it down to the park on Thursdays yet to give it a try and for those who have been coming each week to extend the fun awhile longer.
The entertainment line-up for Sept 3 is a collection of local singer/songwriters Tuson Pearle, Carol Sheridan and Hilary Drummond. The “Samosa Express” food truck out of Penticton will be serving up delicious East Indian dishes. On Sept 10 everyone should ensure they don’t miss Penticton’s dance band “Flashback” who have been playing the hits of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s to delighted crowds for over 10 years. Pick up Thai tacos or noodles from the “Thai on the Fly” food truck for dinner. Both nights the event will also feature a beer and wine garden as well as inflatables and face painting for the kids.