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

Parksville’s signature event returns in 2023 from July 13 thru August 20th.  Be sure to check back as we announce dates for our concert series, Art in the Park and other fun stuff!


When & Where
Competition: July 13-16, 2023
Exhibition: July 17-August 20, 2023
Competition Hours:
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

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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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