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Updated September 19, 2017
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Arts & Culture
Things to Do in Powell River and Texada Island
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Sports & Recreation
August: on the weekend before the Blackberry Festival
Arts Alive in the Park was started many years ago by Ann Nelson (pictured on the left) to provide a venue for established and emerging visual and performing artists to be seen and heard. Today Ann is still the primary organizer, but now has the help and backing of the Powell River Arts Council.
In addition to local music throughout the weekend there are events for the kiddies as well as adults and, of course, food venders.
Photo by Brian K.Smith Sunshine Coast Tourism
3rd week in August
The Blackberry Festival has events throughout the week following Arts Alive in the Park. The highlight of the Festival is the Marine Avenue Street Party on Friday night. There is music, food, and vendors of every description to entertain the crowds with fireworks at Willingdon Beach to cap off the evening.
Sponsored by the Malaspina Business Association
Check their Facebook page for current Information
September & January -
A selection of movies shown three times weekly “that stay with you long after you've left the theatre: movies that inspire you by their their craft and beauty; movies that really stir the emotions; movies that make you question your assumptions; movies that give you a genuine insight into the local, national and global communities to which we belong.”
Quote from the Vancouver Cinematheque Theatre
Fall Fairs, a community tradition across Canada and beyond, are a celebration of the local bounty and crafts of all kinds.
In addition to produce and garden competition, the Powell River Fall Fair has entertainment, a petting zoo, a mini-
Photo by Powell River Today
Every Two Years in Early July
An idea born in 1982 became a reality in 1984 with the first Kathaumixw, a Salish word meaning “a gathering together of different peoples”. “Today more than 1,200 singers from around the world gather at each festival to share their music, culture and friendship.“ (excerpt from website)
Sponsored by Scotia Bank and BC SPCA, the Paws for a Cause walk begins at Willingdon Beach and ends with a BBQ. There is also a silent auction, a variety of entertaining and fun activities including Doggies Got Talent and other fun games with great prizes and much more.
Funds raised go to the Powell River SPCA.
Third Weekend in July
This weekend of family fun has been the premier event on Texada Island since 1984. In addition to building sandcastles, there are games, music, food and much more to enjoy. More information
Photo by Nicholas Simon, MLA
Started in 1963 by the Powell River Rotary Club, in 2016 the Powell River Sea Fair transitioned from a week-
The photos shown are from the 2006 parade.
The weekend after the Blackberry Festival
Started in 2004 by local artist Alfred Muma, shown on the left, the Studio Tour provides visual eye candy at art studios and galleries from Lang Bay to Lund.
The Tour is free with a brochure and map available online and at local stores.
Labour Day Weekend
Musicians come from all over the world to play at the Sunshine Music Festival held at Palm Beach located 20 minutes south of Powell River. Started in 1981 the Festival ends the summer with music, food and beach fun.
Photo by Powell River Daily News,
Over 9,000 Terry Fox Runs are held each year with 84 cents of every dollar raised going to cancer research (read more).
In Powell River the course is 10k with 3.5k suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades.
Photo Credit: mypowellrivernow.com
Planes, planes and more planes, this four-
August, Gillies Bay Ball Park
A music festival for everyone with a farmers market, food and craft vendors, a kids’ zone, and a place to quench the adults’ thirst. Camping is available on-
2015 Festival Highlights
Drawn from both inside and outside the community, artists, composers, bands, performers and participants from across the continent and beyond will converge for a celebration of creative culture at the Texada Island Diversity Festival.
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FREE eco day camp for kids ages 6-
Lots of outdoor adventure, crafts and music, based at the Gillies Bay Community Hall and ranging out to many beautiful sites.
Contact: Karen May 604.413.0994
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A weekend of fun and the celebration of diversity, the Texada Rock In Pride includes a parade, BBQ, music and a pancake breakfast.
For current information search Facebook Map
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Join other folks who love to paint and would love to try doing it on location in this quiet bay – full of boats, rocky crags, historic sites plus a lovely view of Powell River across the Strait. Artists paint from 10 am until mid-
Sponsored by Texada Arts Culture and Tourism and supported in part by Powell River Regional District.
After an 11 years hiatus, Powell River Logger Sports returned with a bang in 2016. The three day event is held at Willingdon Beach at the permanent structure built for the purpose.
Contestants come from all over to win several
North American and World championships.
Parkinson SuperWalk is the single most important provincial and national awareness and fundraising event for Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC). Over 20 communities across the province organize walks during the weekend of September 9th -
July to September Events
|Arts & Culture|
|For Sale & Free|
|Gardening & Food|
|Sports & Recreation|
|Taxi's & Rentals|
|Aerospace Camp & Fly-in|
|Artists’ Studio Tour|
|Blues & Roots Festival|
|Kids Earth Day Camp|
|Rock In Pride|
|Run The Rock|