The Okanagan’s hedonistic summer sunshine arrived early this year with our trademark hot summer days beginning in May.  Warm nights, swimming in Okanagan Lake, glasses of chilled wine on patios – this is the lifestyle we are known for in the valley.  Life is definitely good here in the summer and we know how to celebrate it!

We have a line up of incredible events to attend this season.  Our 1st official Okanagan Diner en Blanc is happening on July 4th along with our 1st Food Wine Film Festival early September.  The magical Similkameen Valley’s super fun BBQ King competition is on July 13th and Feast of Fields is back and happening in Kelowna this year on August 18th.  The Nature’s Trust charity event Earth, Wind & Fire is one not to missed on June 21st.  The Rotary Centre for the Arts is hosting their annual WAM! (wine, art, music) event on June 15th and are featuring the amazing people in my cookbook, The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker this year!  Make sure to check out the delicious speaker series preceding the event on page 14.

Cheers to you enjoying your best Okanagan summer yet!  Don’t forget to visit our beautiful farmer’s markets – shop local and say hello to the amazing people who grow and raise our delicious food.  The summer in the Okanagan is delicious.