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, weekend concerts, daily buskers, an artisan market and a special weekend evening light up of the sculptures.

Upcoming Dates
August 11-13, 2023
Rock the Park Tickets Availalble

Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated Rock the Park Music Festival August 11-13, 2023.  Tickets available here!

Festival Volunteers
Want to get involved?

We are currently looking for individuals who would like to help in the following areas:

  • Setup and teardown
  • Lunch with the Castles
  • Concerts
Outdoor Theatre

Parksville Beach Festival Society is operating and managing the outdoor theatre on behalf of the City of Parksville.

Our goal is to offer the facility to the community at reasonable rental rates while also raising sufficient funds to cover the operational costs of the facility.

Sand Sculpting
When & Where
Competition: July 13-16, 2023
Exhibition: July 17-August 20, 2023
Competition Hours Open to the Public:
Friday July 14: 2:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16: 9:30am - 8:30pm
Exhibition Hours: 9:30am - 8:30pm daily
Parksville Community Park & Beach
193 Island Highway East
Parksville, BC
V9P 2S5

Put your business in the spotlight and reach over 100,000 potential customers.  There are many ways to participate!  If you don’t find the right fit for your business and budget, we would be happy to customize a benefit package to suit your needs.  Contact us at


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

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8 Jun 2023