Other Events

Parksville Beach Festival…so much more than sandcastles!

Known to locals as Beach Fest, this 5 ½ week long family-oriented festival runs from July 14 to August 20. Not only does it include the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition; the public can also learn to sculpt like a professional; enjoy weekend concerts, daily buskers on the boardwalk; a weekend Artisan Market and two evenings where the sculptures are illuminated for late night viewing.

August 20, 2023
RE/MAX Parksville-Qualicum “Symphony by the Sea” featuring the Vancouver Island Symphony
August 11 - August 13, 2023
Mid Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival
July 17 - August 20, 2023
Party City Buskers
July & August, 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tim Hortons Summer Concert Series
August 18 & 19, 2023 dusk to 11:00pm
Coastal Community Credit Union Light Up!
Art In the Park Artisan Market
July 25 to August 17, 2023
Quality Foods Lunch with the Castles
July 15 & 16, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Parksville Canadian Tire Sculpting Zone: Lessons & Demonstrations

Put your business in the spotlight and reach over 100,000 potential customers.  There are many ways to participate!  If you don’t find the right fit for your business and budget, we would be happy to customize a benefit package to suit your needs.  Contact us at info@parksvillebeachfest.ca.


Master sculptors from all around the world apply to participate in Parksville’s annual competition each year.

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26 Sep 2023