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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.

August 16 & 17, 2024 dusk to 11:00pm
Coastal Community Credit Union Light Up!
August 18, 2024
“Symphony by the Sea” featuring the Vancouver Island Symphony

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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3 Mar 2024