Join us May 18 to 22, 2017 for the 20th anniversary Meadowlark Nature Festival!

Festival tickets go on sale starting Saturday April 8 at 10 am both online and in-person at Room 2, Penticton Community Centre.

Our 2017 Festival at a Glance list – Click Here!

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See you at the Festival!

Adopt-a-Tour is here!

Help offset a portion of the costs of our tours by adopting your favourite! In addition to the wonderful glow of supporting the Festival you receive some other really terrific benefits. Find out more here.

Download your online Meadowlark Nature Festival Program Guide. Click Here


2017 Keynote Speaker

Tzeporah Berman: This Crazy Time – Living Our Environmental Challenge
Friday May 19th, 7 to 9 pm
Cleland Theatre, 325 Power Street, Penticton

Tzeporah Berman has been profiled as one of 50 Visionaries Changing the World in Utne Reader and was included in the BC Royal Museum permanent exhibit of one of 150 people who have changed the face of British Columbia. Her talk, This Crazy Time offers a wryly honest, behind-the-scenes, ultimately uplifting look at the state of the planet.

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2017 Featured Artist

Dorothy Tinning

Meadowlark Nature Festival is pleased to announce Dorothy Tinning as our 2017 Featured Artist. Born in Vancouver, Dorothy has had a life-long love of nature that has inspired her artwork since the beginning. We are proud to showcase her piece entitled, Spring Awakening, in our 20th Anniversary promotional material including our poster, advertisements, t-shirts and on the cover of our program guide.

A quote attributed to Chief Seattle, Salishan Nation, helps direct my work, “This we know, the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected, like the blood that unites us all.”
– Dorothy Tinning

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Founders Gala

Founders’ Gala

Join us for a lovely evening at the exquisite Penticton Golf and Country Club as we celebrate and pay tribute to Meadowlark Founders Dick Cannings, Lisa Scott and Doreen Olson as well as the many people involved in the early days of the Festival. Special guest speaker Dick Cannings will tell the story of the Meadowlark Festival and why nurturing nature is so important in the Okanagan.

The Founders Gala is a fundraiser for the Meadowlark Festival and includes dinner and live and silent auctions of many fabulous items!

Dress casual or cocktail… your choice! Tickets go on sale April 8th – 10am

Dorothy Tinning’s original painting Spring Awakening, Copyright Dorothy Tinning, Original Work, Acrylic on Canvas, 22″ x 28″ Framed is included in our live auction!

Finding Art in Nature

A 20-year retrospective of Meadowlark featured art 1998 – 2017

Since the very first Meadowlark Nature Festival, presented by Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) in 1998, Festival organizers have commissioned an original piece of art to use in the promotional material for the Festival. Throughout the years, the tradition has seen wildlife painters, a ceramicist, photographer and textile artist create a vast array of artwork all focusing on the Western Meadowlark.

Mrs. Betty Waddell, Penticton resident and supporter of the Meadowlark Festival, has collected the limited edition prints of the Meadowlark artwork since the beginning. OSCA and the Penticton Museum and Archives are pleased to present an exhibition of her collection taking place at the Penticton Museum from April 6th to May 28th.

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