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SUNSHINE COAST FESTIVALS 2015

We love to celebrate life on the Sunshine Coast. Almost any occasion will do, and you'll find us enjoying the good life with festivals, concerts, parades, dances, barbecues, country picnics, sports competitions . . . the list is almost endless.

THIS WEEK'S SUNSHINE COAST EVENTS

This section of bigpacific.com/TheSunshineCoast.com will help you keep track of important dates and special events so you can best plan your vacation to the Sunshine Coast. Click on the yellow links or event images for more information.

If you would like to add an event to our calendar, please send an email to webmaster@bigpacific.com. Please include contact information, registration info if applicable, and times and days. You may attach one (1) image to go with your event listing.

Please send images as attachments to webmaster@bigpacific.com - we need to ensure they meet size limitations prior to uploading, so we'll take care of that part for you!

APRIL 2015

April Fools Run
April Fools Run

APRIL 12. Starting at Sunnycrest Mall.

Sunshine Coast Festival of Performing Arts
Performing Arts Festival

April 13 - May 3, Gibsons and Sechelt.

April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge
April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge

April 25, Millenium Seafarer's Park Madeira Park.

MAY 2015

Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Attack of Danger Bay 14

May 15-20. Francis Peninsula & Madeira Park.

Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Pender Harbour May Day

May 16. Family fun in Madeira Park.

Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Lund Shellfish Festival

May 23-24. Best small-town seafood fest on the West Coast.

Coast Makers Fair
Coast Makers Festival

May 31. 3D Printing, Robotics, dream it = make it.

JUNE 2015

Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival

JUNE 19-21 Street festival and Winegarden Park.

Christmas Festival and Duck Pluck Gibsons
Children's Festival and Duck Pluck

June 27, Dougall Park Gibsons

BC Bike Race Sunshine Coast
BC Bike Race 2015

June 29 - July 1

Malaspina Regatta
26th Annual Malaspina Regatta

June TBA, Garden Bay Sailing Club.

JULY 2015

Canada Day Sunshine Coast
Canada Day 2014

July 1. Gibsons, Sechelt, Pender Harbour, Powell River.

Sunshine Coast School of Celtic Music
Sunshine Coast School of Celtic Music

July 6-10, Roberts Creek

Roberts Creek Mandala and Manna Festival
Roberts Creek Mandala Painting and Manna Festival.

3rd Week in July, Roberts Creek.

Texada Aero Space Camp
Texada Island Aero Space Camp

July 17-19 Texada Island - Gillies Bay

Hwy 101 Music Fest
Hwy 101 Music Fest

July 18-20 Pender Harbour Golf Course

Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition
Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition

July 12 Davis Bay Sechelt

Texada Island Annual Fly In, photo by Flickr user tnano
Texada Island Annual Fly-In

July 19 Gillies Bay Field. Photo by Flickr user tnano.

Powell River Seafair
Powell River Seafair

July 24-26 Willingdon Beach. One of Powell River's best festivals.

Sea Cavalcade
Gibsons Sea Cavalcade

July 25 & 26, Gibsons Landing. Street party, family events.

AUGUST 2015

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration

August TBA, Willingdon Beach Powell River.

Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition
Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition

August 1, Davis Bay & Mission Point Park

Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition
Texada Island Sandcastle Competition

August 1 and 2, Gillies Bay Texada Island

Sleepy Hollow Rod Run and Festival of the Rolling Arts
Festival of the Rolling Arts

August 7-9, Sleepy Hollow Rod Run, Show & Shine. Sechelt and HMB.

Gibsons Landing Public Art Stroll
Gibsons Landing Public Art Stroll

August TBA, Gibsons Landing galleries, heritage museum and other venues.

Four Lakes Run Garden Bay
Four Lakes Run

August 9, Garden Bay, Mixal, Hotel and Katherine Bay Lake circuit.

Festival of the Written Arts
Festival of the Written Arts

August 13-16. One of Canada's oldest and biggest festivals devoted to Canadian authors.

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

August 13-16. Eclectic programme of chamber music.

Powell River Blackberry Festival
Blackberry Festival

August 15-21. Huge festival Powell River for everything blackberry.

Hackett Park Craft Fair
Hackett Park Craft Fair

August 15-16. 28th Annual Juried Craft Fair, one of BC's biggest rural fairs.

Arts Alive in the Park Powell River
Arts Alive in the Park

August TBA. Powell River arts festival, Willingdon Park, with music, dance and more.

Astronomy in the Park Porpoise Bay
Astronomy in the Park

August 15. 7th Annual event in Sechelt's Porpoise Bay Provincial Park.

Creek Daze Roberts Creek
Creek Daze

August 15. The Gumboot Nation at its finest. Roberts Creek.

Synchronicity Festival
Synchronicity Festival

August 21-23. Shirley Macey Park Gibsons. Bring a sense of wonder.

Run the Rock Texada
Run the Rock Half and Full Marathon

August 23. Texada Island. Cancer support fundraiser.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Sunshine Music Festival Powell River
Sunshine Music Festival

September 5 and 6. Palm Beach Park Powell River.

2014 Plein Air PAINT OUT Gibsons
2015 Plein Air Paint Out Gibsons

September 11-13 - art show and Newbie Crawl too.

Pender Harbour Jazz Festival
Pender Harbour Jazz Festival

September 18-20. Pender Harbour - various locations, some events free.

Powell River Fall Fair
Powell River Fall Fair

September 19-20, 2014. Powell River Exhibition Fair Grounds. Celebrating our regions farms.

Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Harvest Fair
Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Harvest Fair

September TBA. 5491 Mason Road Sechelt - come early.

OCTOBER 2015

Sechelt Arts Festival
Sechelt Arts Festival

October 15-25. Various venues, Sechelt. Visual arts, dance, music. 10th Anniversary event.

Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival
Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival

October 16-18. Various venues, Madeira Park.

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

October 16-18. Langdale to Lund - one of the Coast's best fall events.

NOVEMBER 2015

Remembrance Day Ceremonies Sunshine Coast
Remembrance Day Ceremonies

November 11. Coast-wide, Gibsons to Lund. Honouring our veterans for their sacrifices.

Watch this space for new events - they will be added in rotating fashion with most immediate events at the top. To add your event, please go to the calendar events submission page and click 'Post your event'.

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