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

Parksville Beach Festival Society donates 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 time of year is when they host their most favorite event: Cheque Presentations to the Volunteer Gate Ambassadors In a public presentation, October 22, 2019, at City Hall… Read more

Theme Voting Results Are In!

After receiving over 695 votes for the 2019 sand sculpting theme, the Parksville Beach Festival Society is pleased to announce the results. The public was asked to vote online and in person at Quality Foods in Nanoose Bay, Parksville and Qualicum Beach for their favorite theme from a choice of… Read more