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The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting
Competition & Exhibition 2020

(Proudly organized by the Parksville Beach Festival Society)
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
July 9 - August 16, 2020

There is plenty to experience Summer 2020 in Parksville, BC!

The Parksville Beach Festival Society's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition will take place at the Parksville Community Park on July 9-12, 2020 with the Exhibition open until August 16, 2020. Sculptors prepare their sculpting bases on Thursday, July 9th, 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 10th with the ribbon cutting just outside the sculpting zone gates. The gate will remain open until 8:30pm throughout the exhibition (until August 16). Hours will be 9:30am-8:30pm daily. Admission is by suggested donation of $4.00 per person. Due to liability issues and potential damage to the sculptures, pets 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 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.


In 2019 we welcomed 115,188 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 Street
    Tuesdays from June 9 until August 25; 6-9pm

  • Kite Festival
    July 20-21; 9am-5pm

  • Art in the Park
    July 25 10am-6pm & July 26 10am-4pm

  • VanIsle Show and Shine Car Show
    August 4; 7:00am-3:30pm

  • Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fire Works
    August 15 at dusk in the Parksville Community Park. The fireworks are set to music.

  • Sculpture Light Up!
    August 14-15 at dusk. Gates open until 11pm.

  • Quality Foods Children's Sandcastle Competition
    August 16 8:30am-1pm