Parksville Beach Festival
Known to locals as Beachfest, this 5 ½ week long family-oriented festival runs from mid July to the third week in August and includes:

the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition, Tim Hortons free Summer Concert Series, daily buskers, an artisan market and a special weekend evening light up of the sculptures.

Upcoming Dates

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic Parksville Beach Festival will return in 2022!
“This is not forever, but it is for now” ~ Dr. Bonnie Henry

When & Where
Competition: July, 2022
Exhibition: July-August, 2022
Competition hours:
Friday: 2:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am - 8:30pm
Exhibition hours: 9:30am - 8:30pm daily
Parksville Community Park & Beach
193 Island Highway East
Parksville, BC
V9P 2S5

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Master sculptors from all around the world apply to participate in Parksville’s annual competition each year.

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17 Oct 2021