It is officially time to get excited because the countdown is on to the 72nd Annual Cherry Fiesta and Canada Day celebration in Osoyoos!
Coming up on Friday, July 1, the Town of Osoyoos, along with visitors from far and wide, will be taking on July 1 in style with a pancake breakfast, a parade, pie-eating, live music and of course fireworks!
In order to make the most of your day and not miss any of the action, we’ve got you covered with a full schedule and everything you need to know for a fun-filled celebration.
2022 Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta and Fireworks Schedule:
The Cherry Fiesta will be a true celebration that creates many opportunities for residents, their families, and visitors to Osoyoos to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the pride of calling this great country “home”. In 2022 — as mentioned above — it will be the 72nd annual event and the 25th annual firework show at Gyro Beach.
Important to note:
All lanes along Highway 3 (Main Street) through Osoyoos will be closed from approximately 10:45 am until 12:15 pm, beginning at the intersection of Highway 97 & Highway 3 and spanning to the junction of Highway 3 & Kingfisher Drive. This is to accommodate the Cherry Fiesta and Canada Day parade.
Here is how the day will shape up from a schedule standpoint.
Rotary Pancake Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Town Hall Square
Start your Canada Day off on the right foot with a little nourishment and partake in a pancake breakfast that will run for approximately two hours in the morning.
Main Street Parade
11:00 AM on Main Street
As mentioned above, traffic will be closed to accommodate Osoyoos’ iconic Canada Day parade so if you plan on attending, it is recommended you walk or ride your bike to the festivities as navigating the roads in a vehicle can be extremely difficult.
The vibrant parade will feature a variety of floats and participants including local businesses, organizations and volunteers.
PRO TIP: We are anticipating a hot day with temperatures rising above 30 degrees Celsius. Come dressed to get wet and join in the annual water fight that takes place outside of the Home Hardware in order to get refreshed and cool down! Below is a video to give you an idea of what the parade and water fight look like!
Live Music and Entertainment at Gyro Beach Bandshell
Following the parade, Gyro Beach will have live music, dance performances, and opening ceremonies with food trucks, craft vendors, and the ELKS Beer Garden.
O’Canada performed by Michelle Fortin
Dance Oasis Performance
Potato Sack, 3-Legged Races and Pie Eating Competition
Sister Soul Band
Double Stop Creek
Punjabi Bhangra Dance
Fireworks with Live Radio Broadcast on CIRO 106.5 FM
Osoyoos is set to be rocking once again this Canada Day with the World Renowned Fireworks Show on its 25th anniversary. The fireworks will be launched from Gyro Beach, which is the most popular place to lay out a blanket and view the show.
Visitors may also want to consider travelling to the other side of the lake and watching the show from Cottonwood Park, another public space, instead.
Things to bring:
- Water bottles
- Comfortable shoes for walking
- Bathing suit and towel
- Beach blanket or beach chairs to sit
- Canada Flags / Red and White gear
More information about the Canada Day celebration can be found on the Osoyoos Festival Society’s website.