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Summer Events & Festivals on the Sunshine Coast,  July - Sept

Check out this fantastic line up of events and festivals on the Sunshine Coast over the Summer.  From athetic challenges, food and fun, to music for all ears, plan your trip to the Sunshine Coast and be sure to check out one (or more!) of these events while you are here.

Canada Day Festivities
July 1, 2017

Celebrate Canada's birthday with community celebrations in -- parades, fireworks, fairgrounds, and more.  Find your community celebration:
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BC Bike RaceBC Bike Race
July 2017fbtwitter

BC Bike Race is a seven day mountain bike stage race and has the most singletrack riding of any similar multi-day race. 500 racers from around the world arrive on the Sunshine Coast on July 8th and will race down the Coast until July 10th. Racers will be treated to some of the best XC trails the West Coast has to offer! 

Sunshine Coast Pavilion @ Gibsons Public Art GallerySC Pavilion logo 400

June 29-July 30, 2017fbtwitter

A community installation to commemorate the Canada 150 celebration. This project will transform the Gallery into the 'Sunshine Coast Pavilion', a community display reminiscent of the cultural pavilions that were a feature of Expo’86 in Vancouver.  This is a design for a local expo, with the Gallery acting as the host, and with local organizations, community partners and businesses taking part in the creation of a display that will showcase all that the Sunshine Coast offers to Canada and the world.

The opening events is GPAG's annual Canada Day Bag of Books sale.  Find out more >

Texada Island Annual Fly-In

July 2017

Private aircraft fill the skies...and the beach. See any number of aircraft up close. Pancake breakfast, displays, contests and barbeque.

Powell River Sea Fair ParadePowell River Sea Fair Logo
July 2017 fb 

Start Time: 10 am
Starting Location: Joyce and Barnet
Ending Location: Marine and Duncan
Floats Gather on Ontario St. behind Walmart at 9:15am

More information

Gibsons Sea Cavalcadeseacavlogo
July 2017fbtwitter


Seaside Family Fun will be the theme for the 46th Annual summer celebration in Gibsons. Everyone will enjoy the parade and fireworks as well as an entire weekend of children's games and family fun.

Festival of the Rolling Artscoasters car club
August 11-12, 2017

The Coaster's Car Club hosts the Annual Sleepy Hollow Rod Run and Show 'N Shine. Classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles line the streets. Come revisit your younger days. Event Details

Festival of the Written Artswritten arts
August 17-20, 2017fb


Join Canada's longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices… with opportunities for writers and readers to mingle amidst Rockwood's heritage gardens. 

Hackett Park Arts & Craft Fair
August 2017fb

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council hosts the 27th Annual Hackett Park event, one of the longest running juried shows in the British Columbia. Over 4,000 visitors attended last year to see quality artisan works, tasty food, live music and children's activities.  Event Details


Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festivalph chambermusic
August 2017fb

The Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival will take place in August 2016 and will again feature world-class musicians playing an eclectic programme of chamber music ideally suited to the School of Music in Madeira Park. Performance Schedule

Rogue Arts Festivalroguearts
August 25-27, 2017fbtwitter

Taking place at Shirley Macey Park,with the beautiful backdrop of the coastal mountains and forest ranges, RogueFest is a 3 day, outdoor, arts festival. Focusing on a broader definition of the word ‘art’, fostering social inclusion, promoting collaboration and interactivity, and just having one heck of a good time, the Rogue Arts Festival is gearing up for its inaugural year!
With over 90 musicians as part of the MainStage Series including our Collective Sets featuring musicians playing together for the first time, Human Foosball, the Rogue Art Gallery, the Workshop Series, the Creation Station where we’ll have professional artists doing demonstrations and workshops for your creative pleasure, interactive installations, local food, an on-site Sing-Along, the Libation Station featuring micro-brews and cider, and and AND….. well, let’s just say the Rogue Arts Festival has a bit of something for everyone.

Sunshine Music Festivalsunshinemusic
September 2017fb

The 34th Annual Sunshine Music Festival is set to take place during Labour Day Weekend of 2016 (Sept 2nd - 4th, 2016). The Festival is a celebration of music from across Canada and the world. Expect to see world class performances in a picturesque setting at Palm Beach Park on the waterfront. Shop at the craft market and enjoy some tasty treats from the many food vendors. Year after year, the festival gets better and better. Hope to see you there and don’t forget your beachware! Music Lineup


International Choral Kathaumixw
kathaumixwJuly 2018fbtwitter


Imagine a place where nature abounds, and music fills the air. Imagine a place that is warm, not only in climate, but in atmosphere. Imagine a place where language poses no boundaries, a place where people of different cultures and countries come together to share the common language of song. That is Kathaumixw. The International Choral Kathaumixw is a 5 day choral festival filled with concerts, common song singing, choral & vocal solo competitions, conductor’s seminars and social events.Event Details

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