Festivals Thrive on BC's Sunshine Coast Throughout August

in August

The fun never ends this summer on BC's Sunshine Coast. No matter what your interest, there is a festival for you in this stunning natural environment. Music, textiles, literature, cars, boats and delicious food are all featured in August. Never mind the endless outdoor recreation opportunities of hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, swimming, boating, fishing, shopping....you get the idea.

Pender Harbour's protected waterways are a boater's paradise. July 31-August 3 the area features wooden boats of all shapes and sizes in the 5th Annual Sunshine Coast Wooden Boat Festival.

Just down the road, music fans will converge on Kleindale to experience a magical getaway of music, food, art and celebration. Performers appeal to a broad range of roots, groove, jazz, funk and folk genres and celebrate nature at this outdoor festival.

Classic car fans head for Sechelt August 7-9 for the Sleepy Hollow Rod Run and Show 'N Shine, a.k.a. Festival of the Rolling Arts. Show off your baby or admire the car you would love to own. Finish with drag races at the airport on Sunday.

Mountain bikers will want to head up for the 2 day Sunshine Coast Trail Challenge August 8-9. This fun and technical route follows single track from Halfmoon Bay to Langdale with an overnight stop at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park.

Canadian authors take center stage at Sechelt's beautiful outdoor Rockwood Pavilion August 13-16 for the 27th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. Join Canada's longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers. Down the street, don't miss the 22nd Annual Hackett Park Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, one of the largest juried art and craft sales in BC.

The Blackberry Festival has become a tradition in Powell River with events planned August 15-23. Enjoy delicious food while exploring artist studios and galleries with activities for the whole family.

Whether you are an experienced fibre artist or just appreciate high quality art and crafts, you won't want to miss the 10th Annual Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival August 19-22. Attend workshops, watch demonstrations, stroll juried exhibits and artisan market and explore a wide range of fibre arts.

Newly commissioned "Pender Harbour Suite" by renowned Canadian composer Stephen Chatman will have its world premier at the 5th Annual Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival August 21-23.

There is nothing like Creek Daze in Roberts Creek with the Higgledy Piggledy Parade, music, food and family activities on August 22.

When planning your visit, the Sunshine Coast Bed & Breakfast, Cottage Owners Association represents over 120 inspected accommodations. Something for everyone, you will find everything from a woodland to a waterfront setting, from the perfect family vacation cottage to a B&B that rivals the finest hotels. Visit our website and use the online search capability and availability calendars to find the perfect getaway accommodation for you.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30