Planning is underway for Vernon’s largest annual indoor event.
Derek Hall with the Okanagan Military Tattoo said that the sixth annual event is set for Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. at Kal Tire Place.
More than 550 performers will take part in the Tattoo, including massed pipes and drums, highland dancers, military and civilian bands, cultural troops, precision drills, singers and the refrain of the Lone Piper against the castle backdrop.
“Get ready for two hours of heart pounding, fast paced family entertainment when the 6th annual Okanagan Military Tattoo returns in July 2019,” Hall said.
“The Okanagan Military Tattoo is an event that will stir the heart and feed the soul. It’s Vernon’s largest annual indoor event and Western Canada’s only military tattoo.”
While formal confirmation has yet to be received from some performers, plans for the Okanagan Military Tattoo include the 60-member Brentwood Imperial Youth Band from the United Kingdom, the Regimental Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and the Calgary Roundup Band.
A drill team, guard and band from the Vernon Cadet Camp will also perform, while the annual Tribute to the Veterans segment of the program commemorates the 75tn anniversary of D-Day.
Tickets for the Tattoo are on sale now through the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. Special ticket pricing is available for seniors, students, veterans and groups of 10 people or more. World War II and Korean War Veterans are invited to attend free of charge.
For more information, visit www.okanagantattoo.ca.