Lake Country has free family fun

Visit Vernon’s neighbouring community of Lake Country for free concerts and big screen movies in the region’s parks.

  • Jun. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Those ready to dance, clap and sing along this summer can visit Vernon’s neighbouring community of Lake Country for free concerts and big screen movies in the region’s parks.

The Lake Country Open Air Performance Society kicks off the fun on Canada Day Wednesday at Beasley Park with a free concert by Jordan Dean starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Public House Band and a movie in the park (Insurgent).

The regular concert series begins July 4 and runs every Saturday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through to Aug.  29.

“Crowds of locals and visitors of all ages enjoy the performances, and the talent keeps getting more varied and exciting each year,” said  Jenn Boal, director with the Lake Country Open Air Performance Society.

Among the many talented performers to provide entertainment this summer are The Malarkeys, Vernon’s own Kath & the Tomkats, Ben Klick, Steve Stairs, JS Garcia Band and the Public House Band.

All concerts are free and families are welcome. Everyone is reminded to bring a chair or blanket for seating, and picnics are welcome too, although there will be vendors present at most parks so concert-goers can also purchase refreshments.

More information on bands, locations, dates and times can be found at www.lcopenair.com.