Head to Port Alberni for two nights of live music on the coast, for the 10th anniversary of this awesome music fest!
BC festivals and events for August
It's that sweet spot, halfway through summer and BC festivals and events for August are sizzling with live music, fresh food, local art and all kinds of great creative experiences.
Here's your ticket to some of the season's funkiest events, across the province of BC this August.
BC festivals and events for August
Just a handful of all the great festivals and events coming your way this August in BC.
Jul 13 - Aug 20 Parksville Beach Fest / Parksville, BC
Remember playing in the sand? Parksville does it in a big way, with this international sand sculpture competition, entertainment, food and beach fun.
Aug 4 - 6 Filberg Festival / Comox, BC
Headliners Alex Cuba, Frazey Ford and Jill Barber lead an awesome weekend in Comox.
Aug 4 - 6 Kamloopa Powwow / Kamloops, BC
Get out for the 42nd annual Kamloopa Powwow, featuring song, drum and ceremony, with competition for all ages!
Aug 4 - 6 Texada Roots & Blues Festival / Texada Island, BC
Hard to beat roots on the island, with intimate shows in Texada featuring musical acts from the island and regional BC
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Aug 10 - 13 Nanaimo Blues Festival / Nanaimo, British Columbia
The annual Nanaimo Blues Festival (formerly Summertime Blues) returns to downtown Nanaimo for four days of musical fun in Maffeo Sutton Park.
Aug 10 - 23 Nanaimo Fringe Festival / Nanaimo, BC
There is nothing like a hearty laugh and the folks at the Nanaimo Fringe will provide a constant supply, along with a good dose of tears, moans, chuckles and cheers.
Aug 11 - 12 Five Acre Shaker / Port Alberni, British Columbia
The legendary Port Alberni fest is back in full force for its 10th year, with awesome entertainment on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Aug 11 - 13 Robson Valley Music Festival / Dunster, BC
You’re dancing the night away with friends and you sit down to take a water break and there it is: the Rocky Mountains! This isn’t a dream, just your life when you go to the Robson Valley Music Festival in Dunster this August.
Aug 11 - 12 Wapiti Music Festival / Fernie, British Columbia
Elliot Brood, Shad and Stars lead a star-studded Fernie lineup, agains the majestic mountain backdrop of Fernie!
Aug 11 - 13 SilverStar Wine Festival / SilverStar Mountain, Vernon, BC
Enjoy a weekend of fine wines, ciders, and some incredible, unique dishes hand crafted by SilverStar’s executive chefs exclusively for this event.
Aug 11 - Sept 6 Williams Lake Art Walk & Sale / Williams Lake, BC
Handcrafted, incredible works of art await you in this month-long festival in Williams Lake, the perfect way to add some fun to your road trip this summer as Williams Lake is conveniently located on highway 97, perfect for anyone headed north or south in BC this summer!
Aug 17 - 20 Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival / Salmon Arm, BC
What’s better than a weekend of live music with friends? Doing it next to Shushwap lake and surrounded by the mountains in Salmon Arm. With headliners such as Tom Cochrane and Antibalas, you won’t want this weekend to end.
Aug 18 - 20 Rogue Festival / Sechelt, BC
The Sunshine Coast will be rockin' with the sounds of Jesse Roper, Kimmortal, The HIstory of Gunpowder and more!
August is a month of sun across the province and the last full month of summer before we transition into the fall, but it doesn’t mean the end of the fun.
Festival season is at an all time high in the month of August and we will continue to provide you the inside scoop and great things happening around the province.
Heading to Alberta and want to make the most of the festival season? Check out our story on festivals and events happening in Alberta this August.