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MAJOR FESTIVAL LISTINGS
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MARATHON SHUFFLE - Hike the Sunshine Coast Trail
27 April 2014 - Contact Tourism Powell River

LUND SHELLFISH FESTIVAL
MAY 23-25

The 7th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival will be held along the shores Lund Harbour, BC, Canada.  Come enjoy fresh-cooked seafood, listen to local musicians, take tours, watch free cooking demonstrations, buy live shellfish, shop at the craft booths, enter contests, and sample special menu items at the restaurants - there are activities for everyone and admission is free!
http://www.lundbc.ca/Shellfish_Festival.html

SOAP BOX DERBY
May TBA
- Contact Tourism Powell River

COUNTRY ON THE COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 13-14

3 Great days of Country Music featuring Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Gospel, Country Rock and a whole lot more country sounds.
https://www.facebook.com/events/515392351886427/
Tickets on Sale January 15, 2014 at select locations TBC

PRISMA
June 16-28
The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) offers a unique program that prepares music students and young professionals for a career in music performance. It is designed to assist students in obtaining the necessary tools to win a position in a professional orchestra.
For concert dates and venues go to:
http://www.orchestra-academy.ca/concerts

BC BIKE RACE 2014
JULY 1, 2014

Willingdon Beach Park to see riders arrive on Stage 3, 11am - 6pm
http://www.bcbikerace.com

Kathaumixw SINGING WEEK 2014 & CHORAL FESTIVAL
Singing Week is an opportunity for individuals and choirs to give concerts, meet other singers, learn new repertoire and improve vocal skills under the guidance of internationally renowned singers and conductors. The International Choral Kathaumixw festival has become known worldwide for its friendly musical atmosphere and setting.
JULY 1-5 2014

SEAFAIR
This popular annual event draws spectactors and participants from the Upper Sunshine Coast and beyond - it's definitely a festival to go on your must-attend calendar. Westview's Willingdon Beach is a hotspot for the weekend with fireworks on Saturday evening, pancake breakfasts, music events, demonstrations and food and craft booths.
Sea Fair 2014 will be featuring all new rides! Drop Zone, bumper cars and more. Open Friday, Saturday AND Sunday, come and check out what West Coast Amusements is bringing to town, Sea Fair weekend, July 25,26,27.
WHEN: July 25-27, 2014
Powell River Seafair on Facebook

TEXADA SANDCASTLE DAYS

Texada Sandcastle Days

A popular annual event, Texada Island's Sandcastle Days attract competitors from across the Pacific Northwest to beautiful Shelter Point and Gillies Bay Beach. This three day festival starts on a Friday night with a talent contest and a fireworks display sure to get everyone in the mood for Saturday's variety of eclectic events. By Sunday morning, everyone is ready for the ultimate cap of the festival with the building of the sand sculptures. For a look at past year's contest entries, visit this great Sandcastle link.
WHEN: July 12 & 13, 2014
Web Site: http://www.texada.org/sandcastle.html

Texada AeroSpace Camp 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Saturday, July 19, 2014
All Day ... TACT Centre, 1207 Marble Bay Rd, Van Anda

Texada Annual Fly In 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
All Day ... Gillies Bay Airfield, Airport Rd, Gillies Bay


BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL

Street Party, Blackberry Festival
Street party, Blackberry Festival - Dean Allchin photo

A great name for a great festival. Locals may grumble about voluminous blackberry vines creeping opportunistically into every corner of their yards, but it's hard to find anyone who can resist the lure of the plump and juicy berry itself when push comes to shove. So, in the spirit of "if you can't beat them, join them" Powell River has come up with a unique week-long festival sure to delight anyone interested in an old-fashioned small town festival. The Festival occurs roughly at the peak of blackberry season, and a highlight is the popular "Street Party" featuring musicians, arts and crafts, and of course food! There's also a competition for the best homemade blackberry wine. Call 604.485-6467 for details.
WHEN: August 16
Web Site: http://www.discoverpowellriver.com/things-to-do-and-see/events.php


Sunshine Music Festival

SUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Held every Labour Day weekend at the Palm Beach Regional Park, the Sunshine Music Festival draws music lovers from all over the province and the border states. Like any great music festival, along with fabulous and varied musical performances, concert-goers are treated to an array of complimentary entertainments such as tarot card readings, foot massages, and art and craft booths that display an amazing range of artistry and ingenuity. Call 487-4107 for details.
WHEN: Labor Day Weekend, 2014
Web Site: http://www.sunshinemusicfest.com/


FALL FAIR
A last hurrah at the end of the annual Powell River's Open Market season, the fall fair showcases the rural and agricultural side of the Upper Sunshine Coast with country fair competitions in the categories of home baking, canning and gardening side-by-side with livestock competitions and live music. Be sure to visit this fall event for an authentic small town rural experience close to the Lower Mainland.
WHEN: September TBA

 

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