Parksville Beach Fest

Everything's beach-y at this world class sand sculpting competition and exhibition, featuring an artisan market and weekend concerts!

Festival Dates: -
Location: Parksville, British Columbia

Watch world class sand sculptors square off in competition, check out their amazing creations as you stroll the beach and on select weekends, visit artisan market booths and enjoy live music during this month long fest.

The competition is intense, drawing master sculptors from around the world. You can get to know the artists competing at this year's festival here. It all goes down at Parksville Community Park & Beach.

Beachfest sand sculpture dates & times 

Jul 11-4  sand sculpting competition 
Jul 15-Aug 18  exhibition 

Competition hours (open to the public)
Friday, July 14, 2:00pm - 8:30pm 
Saturday, July 15,  9:30am - 8:30pm 
Sunday, July 16,  9:30am - 8:30pm 

Location  Parksville Community Park & Beach, 193 Island Highway East 

Exhibition hours  9:30am - 8:30pm daily through Aug 20, 2023

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Activities and events at Beachfest

Ever wanted to learn how to build a better sandcastle? Over the competition weekend, there will be sand sculpting lessons and demonstrations taking place.

After the first weekend's sculpture competition, the sculptures will remain for viewing through Aug 28. Check them out any time! Concerts, buskers, and an artisan market will jazz up the festivities through the month.

Aug 9-11  Rock the Park / Parksville BC

Aug 18  Symphony By the Sea / Parksville BC