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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 12 to August 18. 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.

July 12-14, 2024
Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Footprints Security “Opening Weekend” Concert featuring Trooper
July 13 & 14, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Parksville Canadian Tire Sculpting Zone: Lessons & Demonstrations
July 15- August 18, 2024, 9:30am-8:30pm
Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Exhibition
July 15 - August 18, 2024
Party City Buskers
July & August, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tim Hortons Summer Concert Series
July 20 & 21, 2024
Art In the Park Artisan Market
July 23 to August 15, 2024
Quality Foods Lunch with the Castles
August 9 - August 11, 2024
Mid Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival

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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15 Jul 2024