Facts & Figures
Facts & Figures
(Proudly organized by the Parksville Beach Festival Society)
The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting
Competition & Exhibition 2018
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
July 13-August 19, 2018
There is plenty to experience Summer 2018 in Parksville, BC!The Parksville Beach Festival Society's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition will take place at the Parksville Community Park on July 13-15, 2018 with the Exhibition open until August 19, 2018. Sculptors prepare their sculpting bases on Thursday, July 12, but the competition isn't open to the public until the following day at 2 pm, when the public can witness the architecture and creativity emerge from the sand! The official opening begins at 2pm Friday July 13 with the ribbon cutting just outside the sculpting zone gates. The gate will remain open until 9pm throughout the exhibition (until August 19). Hours will be 9am-9pm daily. Admission is by suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Due to liability issues and potential damage to the sculptures, dogs must stay outside of the sculpting zone.
The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition has been designated as "Official Qualifier" for the World Championships of Sand Sculpting. According to the Executive Director of the World's event, this designation was awarded based on our dedication to the enhancement of sand sculpting art through quality and professionalism. This will guarantee our First Place solo winner an automatic placement in The World Championships of Sand Sculpting. Airfare, hotel, and accommodations and an appearance and completion stipend will be included. The 2nd & 3rd Place winners will have their names in a pool to be drawn upon as space permits.
Quality Foods Lunch with the Castles:Starting in May, book your seniors group for lunch at the beach, alongside the sand sculptures. Contact email@example.com for more information. The price includes a healthy lunch and tour of the beautiful sculptures. Minimum 10 people per booking.
Volunteer Groups:A portion of the money raised at the gate will go to the local community volunteer groups staffing the Gate. These volunteers groups use the funds for various projects benefitting our community.
Visitors:In 2017 we welcomed 130,149 visitors to the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition.
Other Things to Do / Events happening during the Beach Festival:
Summer By the Sea Street Market on Craig StreetTuesdays from June until August; 6:30-9:30pm
Kite FestivalJuly 21-22; 9am-5pm
Art in the ParkJuly 28 & 29; 10am-4pm
VanIsle Show and Shine Car ShowAugust 5; 7:00am-3:30pm
Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fire WorksAugust 11 at dusk in the Parksville Community Park. The fireworks are set to music.
Coast Capital Savings Sculpture Light Up!August 10-11 at dusk. Gates open until 10pm on August 10 & 11pm on August 11
Quality Foods Children's Sandcastle Competition & KidFestAugust 12 10am-3pm