Join Us For Our 26th Annual
Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival
Let the Good Times Roll – Again!
SEPTEMBER 6, 7, 8, 2024
All Venues Are Indoor
BUY TICKETS HERE
Book Your Accommodations
- 3 day All Events Pass (Sept. 6th, 7th and 8th) $160
- Friday September 6th: $85
- Saturday September 7th: $105
- Sunday September 8th: $85
Hotels will be busy so book your accommodation now!
*The festival will be practicing all COVID protocols set by the Provincial and Federal Governments at the time of the festival.
Interested in becoming a Fantastic Pentastic Sponsor?
Download our sponsorship package to see the benefits (other than supporting a great festival)
Have a question about sponsorship? Please complete this form
Many thanks to our amazing sponsors. This festival would not be possible without them.
Okanagan Hockey Group
Penticton & District Society for Community Living
Princess Margaret Secondary School
Al and Diana Toots
Acumen HR Solutions Ltd
A & K Grimm’s Sausage Ltd.
Barb and Jack McCowan
Breakfast Club Catering
Brian and Brenda Remus
Budget Car & Truck Rental
Chad and Marybeth Pfeifer
Canco Penticton (official gasoline supplier)
Cannery Brewing Co.
Cordell and Suzan Couillard
Darrell Lindbergh/Stacie Morris
Doug and Irene Gateson
Elks Lodge #51
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Garry & Kendra Litke
Grant Pattingale Piano Services
Jade Line Moving and Storage
Jim and Deidre Trindle
La Casa Ouzeria
Last Call Liquor Mart
Lee and Jackie Turner
Lou and Peggy DaHarb
Neil and Elaine Woodcock
Nor-mar Industries Ltd.
Okanagan Home Center
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd.
Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
Ramada Penticton Hotel and Suites
Richard P. Thompson KC
Ricklyn Renos Ltd.
Roger Mowery and Kathy Bruni
Salty’s Beachhouse Restaurant
Shoreline Condominium Resort
Susan and Chris
Friends of the Festival
Fresno Dixieland Society
Real Canadian Superstore
(Subject to additions and/or band changes)
Buy Tickets Here
Penticton – The Sunny Okanagan’s Favourite Beach Town
Making Penticton a primary location for a fall vacation! Combine our jazz festival, wine tasting, cycling through the vineyards, hiking, and all levels of accommodation. Known as the South Okanagan’s favourite beach town, the fall is also spectacular! Swim in the warm water of Lake Okanagan, or book a winery and vineyard tour before or after the jazz festival. Stay in one of our comfortable hotels or motels or B&Bs.
For RV owners and campers, there are plenty of sites to choose from. If you are a hiking enthusiast, we have easy or moderate trails that showcase the stunning panoramic views of Skaha and Okanagan Lake, Penticton, and Naramata. Be sure to bring your camera, plenty of drinking water, and stay on the trails for safety.
If you’ve brought along your bike, the spectacular Kettle Valley Rail Trail runs north of Penticton all the way to Kelowna, and south too, with many easy access points along the way.
While in town, shop for fresh fall produce, local baking and bread and enjoy dining in one of our local restaurants. Tour the main street for art, and locally made soap, candles and other crafts at the farmer’s market. There’s so much to do in Penticton!
We look forward to meeting you!
Accommodations & Resources
Please consider booking at one of our sponsoring hotels & motels in Penticton:
- Bowmont Motel: 250-490-0231, (ask for the 15% discount “Jazzfest 2023” promo)
- Days Inn Riverside: 250-493-6616
- Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott: 236-422-0821
- Hotel Penticton: 250-492-0225
- Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre: 250-493-8221
- Ramada Penticton Hotel & Suites: 250-492-8926
- Riverside Motel: 250-492-2615
- Shoreline Resort: 250-492-7113
- Spanish Villa: 250-492-2922, Toll-Free 1-800-552-9199 (ask for the 15% discount “Jazzfest 2023” promo)
- Sandman Hotel Penticton: 250-493-7151
- Tiki Shores: 250-492-8769 (To book, please click here and use web group code JAZZ2023 for preferred rates until August 24, 2023. After August 24, 2023 rooms are subject to availability and the best available rate at the time of booking.)
*Our Festival Shuttle Service Is Available Only to All Sponsor Accommodations
Visit the Travel Penticton Site for information on:
- Links to Other Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, Camping and RV Parks
- Penticton Visitor Centre
- Check out the BC Wine Information Centre! Open Daily 9-5 pm
- A Local’s Guide to Craft Breweries in Penticton
Note to RV Attendees: There is no overnight RV parking permitted at City parking lots within the City of Penticton – including the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre.
Please consider dining at one of our sponsoring restaurants in Penticton:
- La Casa Ouzeria
- Loki’s Garage
- Matches Eatery
- Salty’s Beachhouse
- Sociale’ Ristorante
- The Hooded Merganzer/The Barking Parrot at the Penticton Lakeside Resort
- The Station Public House at the Ramada
- Theo’s Greek Restaurant
FAQ & Contact
How does the all-day pass work?
Your all–events pass entitles you to admission to all venues during festival hours and your individual day pass entitles you to the same on the appropriate day. Your pass must be visible to volunteers at all times and is required for entrance to the venues and for use of the free shuttle service.
Can I buy my pass during the festival?
Purchasing the passes during the festival is easy. You can purchase them at the registration table at the Trade & Convention Centre, which operates as our headquarters.
Will I need to find parking near the venues?
Leave your car at home! We are pleased to offer complimentary shuttle service between sponsoring hotels, and the venues, from:
- Friday – 2 p.m. until 10:00 pm
- Saturday – 9:00 a.m. until 11 pm
- Sunday – 8:00 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The shuttle stops are located near the entrance of each venue. Please note there may be delays depending on timing (we use the shuttles to transport the bands too!) and so we ask for your patience. Plan ahead. Our Shuttle drivers are volunteers, and tips are not accepted but smiles are.
If you are not sure if your hotel is sponsoring, please ask at the front desk at the time of booking.
If you require special assistance with a pick-up from a sponsoring hotel, please contact our Dispatch Centre at 250-490-2347 to make these arrangements.
Can I take photos or videos?
No professional videotaping, photographs or audio recording is allowed during performances. Media representatives are asked to contact the venue managers in advance, for access to the venue and for permission to take photographs.
Will performers be selling their CDs?
Yes, individual bands and performers will gladly sell you audio recordings of their music. These are typically available at individual performances. Or you may visit CD Central inside the Trade & Convention Centre.
Who do I call for medical attention?
We sincerely hope that you do not need these services but if you do, please contact any Festival Volunteer. A medical clinic is located at 162 – 1848 Main Street in Penticton (250-493-5228). The hospital is at 550 Carmi Avenue (250-492-4000). For emergency services please call 911.
Are the events fully accessible?
Is smoking allowed?
All of our venues are designated non-smoking.
Can I dance during a performance?
Please do! For the enjoyment of those spectators that can’t sit still, dance floors are located at all venues except at the S.S. Sicamous.
“Bourbon Street” & “The French Quarter”
Our Festival Headquarters at the Penticton Convention Centre!
273 Power Street, Penticton
- Fully accessible
- Registration – prepaid tickets may be picked up here
- CD sales for all bands
- Dance floors
- Food & beverage options
Elk’s Hall aka “The Cotton Club”
343 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC
- Performances on 2nd floor (has stairs, no elevator)
- Dance floor
- Great food and full bar