Annual Concert Series

Academy of Music

7280 Kemano Street, Powell River  V8A 1M2
604 485 9633   Fax: 604 485 2055  Email

A range of musical events that includes Academy choral groups, dance revues and individual performers from October to June.

Arts Alive in the Park

Arts Council (Powell River Council for Arts, Culture & Heritage)

c/o Patricia Theatre

5848 Ash Avenue, Powell River, BC  V8A 4R6


Arts Alive in the Park is two days of summer fun at the end of the Blackberry Festival in the third week of August. Established and emerging local artists display their work and present it for sale. There is also dance, music, a poetry slam and workshops for both kids and adults. Booth space for Arts Council members is free.

Blackberry Festival & Street Party

Marine Area Business Association
6807 Wharf Street, Powell River V8A 1T9
Cathy MacDonald   604 485 9454    Email

A week long community event held in August each year ending with a street party on Marine Avenue and fireworks at Willingdon Beach.

Christmas Lighting on Marine

Marine Area Business Association
6807 Wharf Street, Powell River  V8A 1T9  
Kathy MacDonald  604 485 0172   Email

Earth Day Celebration Committee

Sheila Butts  604 483 2191

Fall Fair

Agricultural Association

A traditional country fair that includes auctions, live music, entertainment and a farmer’s market.  Entries include arts & crafts, baked goods, eggs, gardening, home canning and  wine.

For the children there are pony rides, a petting zoo and children’s play area. There is an exhibition of livestock, poultry, and honey bees as well as an opportunity for community groups to have information tables and displays.

4th weekend in September at the Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds

Festival of Performing Arts

Sponsored by the Powell River Rotary Club, the Festival is based on the fundamental idea of giving all participants the best possible support for their artistic development. The festival provides the opportunity for participants to learn from each other and to gain stage experience in a friendly atmosphere. Every performer who enters in this spirit will learn, and be a “winner” in the true sense of the word.

The Festival has been a Powell River tradition for over 65 years offering opportunities to a wide range of performing artists including piano, voice, strings, wind and brass instruments, speech arts, and amateur choirs, bands, string and

Film Festival Society

201A-7373 Duncan St, Powell River  V8A 2K5 (PRREDS Office)

604 485 0325   Fax: 604 485 0385
Jan Padgett, Director  Ext. 222   Email
Youth Director:  Michelle Hignell  Ext. 225 Email
Film Festival Website

Promotes and facilitates the location of film productions in the region and sponsors an annual film festival in February.  New members (or film festival sponsors) welcome.

Garden Tour Committee

c/o 4316 Westview Avenue, V8A 3J6

Diana Wood     604 485 2860

Organizes an annual spring tour of selected gardens and homes from Lund to Saltery Bay on the Sunday of the Victoria Day weekend. Proceeds dedicated to community projects such as green space, beautifying, etc.

Horizon Business Awards

Chamber of Commerce, Powell River

6807 Wharf Street, Powell River V8A 1T9  (a block east of Willingdon by Westview Ferry)

Dave Formosa, President  
Kim Miller,   Chamber Manager
604 485 4051   Email   Fax: 604 485 4272

A joint venture of the Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures and the Powell River Peak newspaper the Horizon Business Awards recognizes the accomplishments of the local business community held in February.

International Choral Kathaumixw

Powell River Academy of Music

7280 Kemano Street  V8A 1M2
604 485 9633  Email   Fax: 604 485 2055

A global gathering of choirs and conductors held every two years that features international concerts, choral and vocal solo competitions, common song singing, conductors round tables, concert tours, social events, workshops, and seminars. See the website for next event.

Lund Shellfish Festival

Lund Community Society

9654 Larsen Road, PO Box 202, Lund V0N 2G0

Ann Snow  604 483 9220  Email

Local musicians, sightseeing boat tours, seafood booths, shellfish cooking demonstrations, presentations, live shellfish sales, kids’ activities, and special menu items at the restaurants - there are activities for everyone!.  Special rates are offered by Lund’s accommodation providers and bus service to Lund is provided from Powell River for only $2.00 per person.

The Lund Shellfish Festival is a “green” event producing no garbage.

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.

PRISMA students work with internationally renowned artists from the world’s finest symphony orchestras. During the intensive program students are immersed in an in-depth orchestral training program and enjoy the chamber music concerts by the outstanding faculty.

Sandcastle Weekend, Texada Island

Texada Island Community Society (TICS)

PO Box 233, Van Anda, V0N 3K0

Elayne Boloton, President   604 486 7457

As a sub-committee of TICS, Sandcastle Weekend has run annually for 22 years. This two- day event is usually held in July (but sometimes in August) and includes a lip-sync contest, moonbag launch, parade, bed races, chalk drawing, kids crafts, a beer garden, craft vendors and a softball tournament.

Santa Claus Parade

Marine Area Business Association
6807 Wharf Street, Powell River  V8A 1T9  
Kathy MacDonald  604 485 9454    Email

Sea Fair Festival Society

Jenny Garden, President, 604 414 8811  Email

2966 Pebble Beach Road, Powell River BC, V8A 0R5

Organizes the annual Sea Fair including a parade, treasure hunt, sanctioned bathtub race, live entertainment, midway, games of chance, craft displays, food booths, fireworks and much more. Fund raising opportunity for non-profit organizations as well as individuals.

Sunshine Music Festival Society

c/o 4681 Harvie Avenue, Powell River  V8A 2P3

Clay Brander  Email

Barb Lundy (Booth Registration)  Email

Featuring a variety of artists in blues, pop, rag and rock, the Festival has been an annual event in Powell River for over 25 years. Promotes local talent as well as headlining musicians from across Canada.

Labour Day Week-end, Palm Beach Park, Lang Bay

Unity in Diversity Celebration

Gina Devlin   604 485 2152
Carol Hamilton   604 485 7480
Marilyn Carey   604 485 8283

The main purpose of the "Unity and Diversity Week" is to help build positive relations among all people, to strengthen equality and promote the eradication of all forms of prejudice.  This means recognizing diversity in its broadest sense, including race, gender, age, class, religion or culture, difference of ability, education or economic positions.

Writer’s Conference, Powell River

Barb Rees, President  604 485 2732  Email

The purpose of the society is to provide literacy and the craft of writing through writer’s festivals, public readings, and workshops. Secondary purposes are: to work towards building an international network of similar services and to research ways to improve and expand public access to resources dealing with reading and writing.

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