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.

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 11-14, 2024
Exhibition: July 15-August 18, 2024
Theme: Leaving it up to our Sculptors!
Competition Hours Open to the Public:
Friday July 12: 2:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday July 13 & Sunday July 14: 9:30am - 8:30pm
Exhibition Hours: 9:30am - 8:30pm daily
Parksville Community Park & Beach
193 Island Highway East
Parksville, BC
V9P 2H2

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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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15 Jul 2024