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 11-Aug 18  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 2-4  Filberg Festival / Comox, BC
Headliners Joel Plaskett, Grapes of Wrath and Blue Moon Marquee lead an awesome weekend in Comox.

Aug 3-4  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 8-11  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 8-18  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 16-18  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.

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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 keep you dialled in on all the 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.

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