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 (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19), and the Coombs Fair as well as one of North America's most widely-recognized and popular events, the Parksville Beach Festival (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19). Parksville is also known for having one of the largest small town Canada Day parades in Western Canada (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19).
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.