Vancouver Island Events in Parksville Qualicum Beach

  • Parksville Sand Castles

    Unique Vancouver Island events such as the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition let you see these amazing sand castles over the span of a month every summer.
    Unique Vancouver Island events such as the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition let you see these amazing sand castles over the span of a month every summer.
  • Coombs Fair

    Down home country fun has kept people coming back to the Coombs Fair for over 100 years.
    Down home country fun has kept people coming back to the Coombs Fair for over 100 years.

Parksville & Qualicum Beach - Vancouver Island Events Central

No matter when you visit, the central Vancouver Island events calendar is bound to offer something of interest. There are over 140 annual events and festivals in the Parksville and Qualicum Beach region alone.

The central Vancouver Island events calendar includes traditional favourites with long histories including the Brant Wildlife Festival, Fathers' Day Show n Shine, and the Coombs Fair as well as one of North America's most widely-recognized and popular events, the Parksville Beach Festival. Parksville is also known for having one of the largest small town Canada Day parades in Western Canada.

In May, one can alternately chill out and do a fiery dance with red-hot chili peppers at the Qualicum Beach Fire & Ice Street Festival. Equally unique and entertaining are weekends dedicated to farmers' markets and food & wine, volleyball, childrens' entertainment, mountain biking, music and uplifting Christmas craft events.

Circle dates on a calendar or simply let fate be your guide by dropping in on whatever's up-and-running during your visit. Either way, check the our Central Vancouver Island Events Calendar ahead of time, pick-up our Discovery Guide, or stop in at a Visitor Centre when you get here. You can even get the events calendar on your mobile device at m.myPQB.ca!

Want More Central Vancouver Island Events Info?

Click on the Events Calendar to the left. Also check out our local What's On Digest that can be found in many shops and restaurants in the area. Also see the Arrowsmith Calendar for community event info specific to the Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood area that may not be on our calendar.

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