Parksville Beach Festival Society makes a big donation to local Not-for-Profit Organizations
While the Parksville Beach Festival Society members work year round to create the ever popular summer events alongside beautiful Parksville beach, this is their most favourite time of year when they share gate proceeds with the Volunteer Gate Ambassadors In a public presentation, October 6, 2022, at City Hall with… Read more
Final Results & Data: Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition
The sand sculpting masterpieces at Parksville Community Beach have entertained thousands for five and a half weeks and now it is time to see them fall as the exhibition is deconstructed this week. Seeing the sculptures come down is bittersweet for the Parksville Beach Festival volunteers and staff, but they… Read more
Final Week of Parksville Beach Festival 2022
Parksville Beach Festival is having a successful return with sculptors, musicians and visitors flocking to Parksville beach. This is the FINAL WEEK of the festival with the must-see Light Show and final concerts. Visitors can take in the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Exhibition of sculptures daily 9:30am-8:30pm until Sunday, August 21; however,… Read more
First Annual Rock the Park Music Festival Success!
The new Parksville Outdoor Theatre was put to the test this past weekend with the first annual Mid Island Coop Rock the Park Music Festival. Hosted by Parksville Beach Festival Society, this new three-day ticketed event attracted daily crowds ranging from 1500 to 4000 and helped raise funds to offset… Read more
2022 Opening Weekend Results
The 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville is off to a roaring start, with strong attendance over a three-day period, July 15-17. Despite the cool and wet weather, 10,886 visitors witnessed international master sculptors carving sand to the theme of “The Roaring 20s”. Competitors were allotted 30 hours to convert… Read more
Parksville Beach Festival’s Anticipated Return in 2022!
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… Read more
2021 Parksville Beach Festival cancelled due to C0VID-19
The pandemic has rained on Parksville Beach Festival for yet another year. At a recent board meeting, the Society’s directors made the decision to cancel Parksville Beach Festival for 2021. This cancellation includes, the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, Tim Hortons Summer Concert Series, Art in the Park, Quality… Read more
Significant Improvements Coming to Parksville Community Park
On July 3, the City of Parksville received confirmation of the successful funding award of $1,263,521 through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream, for improvements to public spaces in the Parksville Community Park. Total cost of the project is $1,723,063. The project scope includes… Read more
2020 Parksville Beach Festival cancelled due to C0VID-19
Pushing the decision until the 11th hour is how the Parksville Beach Festival Society described their deliberations regarding whether to host their annual festival. This week they have made the decision to cancel Parksville Beach Festival for 2020. This cancellation includes, the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, Art… Read more
2020 Sand Sculpting Theme – Community Votes Requested!
Parksville, BC: The Parksville Beach Festival Society is actively planning the 2020 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. Set to run July 10 through August 16 alongside Parksville’s magnificent beach, the sand sculptures will feature a specific theme and the public can help choose that theme. “Theme ideas are… Read more