Parksville Beach Festival’s Anticipated Return in 2022!

November 2, 2021

Get ready for some local fun in 2022… Parksville Beach Festival Society has begun planning for the return of their ever-popular summer events. These include the world-class sand sculpting competition and exhibition, an artisan market, a sculpture light-up show, and a summer concert series. Drawing a typical visitor count of 125,000 over a 5-week period, plenty of considerations for hosting an outdoor event are underway.

This fall, board directors are recruiting extra hands to support the 2022 events that put Parksville on the international map.  Opening weekend in mid-July will feature 29 international master sculptors vying for coveted prizes in the solo and team sand sculpting categories. “We need to ensure they have everything they need to be successful”, says, Cheryl Dill, Society president. “Sand, water, great food and plenty of fun!”  The exhibition of sand sculptures continues for five weeks, along with the remainder of events. “Volunteers are needed to support the set-up, take down, and plenty of details in between”, commented Dill.

In addition to event support volunteers, the Society will recruit other non-profit organizations to manage the gate entrance to the exhibition. Over 150 volunteers welcome visitors throughout the 5-week period and these groups receive a portion of the gate proceeds which support their valued community work. To date, Parksville Beach Festival has donated just over $900,000 to community groups and projects. Most recently, the Society has contributed funds towards improving accessibility and the construction of the Outdoor Performance Theatre.

For more information and to get involved, contact Cheryl Dill at



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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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