Polar Bear Swim
January 1, 2014 - 11:45 am
Willingdon Beach Park
Start the New Year off right with a chilly dip in the Pacific Ocean at Willingdon Beach Park.
Banff Mtn Film Festival
January 10 & 11, 2014 - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary School
Fung Chiu Duo
4 Hands 1 Piano
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary School
Family Literacy Day Pajama Party!
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Powell River Recreation Complex
The theme of this year's Family Literacy Day is "Books Before Bed" featuring games, storytelling, songs and prizes for children 0-8 years old. Children (and brave adults) are invited to put on their favourite pajamas and join us at the recreation complex for this FREE, fun-filled event!
Texture & Light
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Studio 56 in Townsite (5813 Ash Ave)
With visual design and live video mixing by Claudia Medina plus Joseph Martin // The Hobbyist // Cassiel.
Proceeds to Aurora Festival.
Tickets $15. $20 at the door. On sale at River City Coffee, Rockit Music, Roxy Records and Nancy's Bakery.
MET OPERA - Dvorak's Rusalka at the MAX
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.
Run Time: 4 hours
Tickets: $25 adults/$22 Senior/$15 Youth
Available from Breakwater Books and Coffee on Alberni, The Academy of Music Box Office and at the Max on the eve of performance.
Powell River Film Festival
February 11-16, 2014
Screenings of selected films at the Patricia Theatre, 5848 Ash Avenue. Tickets available at the Patricia Theatre, Breakwater Books, Creative Rift Studio & Gallery and online at www.prfilmfestival.ca. Call the festival office at 604.414.9758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powell River Festival of the Performing Arts
Saturday, February 22 - March 8, 2014 - All day, or non-timed event
Celebration of Quilts
March 14 & 15, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday
A fun, low-key shuffle (hike or run) on a 29-kilometre section of the sunshine Coast Trail. Hosted by PR PAWS (Powell river Parks and Wilderness Society), the Powel River HIkers and the BOMB (Bloody Old Men's Brigade) Squad to promote the beauty of the Sunshine Coast Trail. (more details)
Advice, expertise, tips & tricks, workshops & demonstrations, entertainment, prizes, sales and promotions, new products. You can even win a home makeover package.
May 23, 24 & 25th
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! (more details)
May 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Dance the night away with the Time Benders.
Spot Prawn Festival
Country on the Coast (Music Festival)
3 Great days of Country Music
Featuring Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Gospel, Country Rock and a whole lot more country sounds.
Tickets on Sale January 15, 2014 at select locations TBC
Powell River's Annual Garden Tour attracts hundreds of people who view botanical creations througout the district.
Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) offers a unique program that prepares music students and young professionals for a career in music. (more details)
BC Bike Race
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hundreds of cyclists will ride through many of the community trails and set up camp overnight at Willingdon Beach for one leg of a seven-day mountain bike race. (more details)
Canada Day Festivities
Celebrate Canada Day the Powell River way! Start off with a pancake breakfast provided by Tourism Powell River at the Powell River Open Air Market from 10:30 - 11:30, with festivities at the market continuing until 2:30 with train rides, a petting zoo, and lots more. Then head on over to Larry Gouthro Park, with celebrations from 12:00 - 7:00 including a food fair, performers, an old-fashioned picnic, and a giant birthday cake.
XVI International Choral Kathaumixw
July 1 - 5
Every other summer, choirs from around the world meet on the edge of British Columbia's coastal wilderness to share their music and their love of singing. One of the most vivid memories they take home with them is of Powell River, an idyllic place to spend a holiday.
Kathaumixw means "A gathering together of different peoples". (listen)
Tickets: buy here
Texada Island Sandcastle Weekend
July 12 & 13
Gilles Bay Beach
Texada Island Sandcastle Weekend: Fun in the sun, ball tournaments, lip synch contest, food, a parade and a sandcastle competition make this event a highlight of the summer. (more details)
Walk for Truth - Asbestos Kills
Saturday, July 12
Willingdon Beach, Rotary Pavillion
1:30 - 2:15 sign in and in-person registration. $10/per person, kids 12 and under free. Complimentary tea and cookies! (Asbestos free)
2:30 - 3:00 pm. Guest Speakers Pat Martin, Winnipeg MP and Ban Asbestos Activist
WorkSafeBC, Occupational Health & Safety Specialist, and Canadian Cancer Society representatives
3:00 Memorial Flower Drop and Walk begins
3:30 by donation hotdog barbecue begins
Online registration is available from June 1st
Social Media, please join us on facebook.
AREA Fund website: www.areafund.ca
3rd Annual Pride Celebration
Come one, come all... Pride 2014 is coming!
We will be having a pride flag raising event at City Hall, and then will march down to Willingdon Beach on the sidewalk to start having some more fun at the beach!
July 17th, 18th, 19th, 2014
A three-day AeroSpace Camp for youth will be held inspiring and involving youth with a hands-on introduction to aviation and space technologies. In addition to learning about the principles of flight, aircraft and the Canadian Space Agency, the students experiment with model rockets and airplanes, study and practise metal component construction, fly a flight simulator and more...
Enjoy a pancake breakfast then watch as airplanes fly in, explore aircraft displays, take part in contests and listen to aviation speakers all at Texada airport. A barbecue lunch keeps everybody happy. (more details)
The 51st annual summer celebration at Willingdon Beach. Entertainment night and day, midway, booths, a parade and fireworks all attract a happy throng of people.
Edible Garden Tour
The sixth annual Edible Garden Tour is free and self-guided. Ten food-growing gardens of all kinds in the Cranberry and Wildwood areas will be show-cased this year. In addition to the garden owners themselves, Master Gardeners will be available to answer your food-growing questions, with information and demonstrations taking place at some sites. (more details)
First Monday in August is a statutory holiday where many people spend time with family and friends, camping and enjoying beautiful scenery.
Blackberry Festival Street Party
An annual celebration of the blackberry includes a multitude of events around town, highlighted by a massive street party along Marine Avenue on Friday, August 15 from 6 pm - 10 pm.
Texada Rock In Pride
Shelter Point Park
Tent at the group campsite or select a private site elsewhere in the park. The group campsite has been reserved. Information and rates: www.powellriverrd.bc.ca/shelter-point-regional-park-campground
Shelter Point Park/Texada Island Inn
March the park parade. Assemble at the group site at 1:00 pm. Opening remarks and drag races. BBQ dinnerin the afternoon (4:00 pm). Frivolity and afternoon tea-dance and open mic. Dragoake feautring Vancouver's Maxine Pad 9:00 pm to 2:00 am at the Texada Island Inn. $5 cover.
Good-byes. Coffee and tea.
Arts Alive In The Park
August 16 & 17
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 by local artists to showcase their work and present it for sale. There is also music and activities for both children and adults.(more details)
Tuesday, August 19th
Live , Local Music at Nancy’s Bakery, Downtown Lund
Wednesday, August 20th:
Live, Local Music at The Boardwalk Restaurant
Thursday, August 21st
A Beggars Banquet & “Three Birds on a Wire” at Laughing Oyster Restaurant
Friday, August 22nd, 5 pm:
“A Taste of Lund” Festival, Downtown Lund
Friday, August 22nd, 9 pm: Live Band at Lund Pub
Saturday, August 23rd:
The Lund Fishing Derby (Hosted by the Lund Hotel)
Grand Prize: Trip for 2 to Mexico!
Saturday, August 23rd:
Nail, Sail and Bail Kids Race, Kids Treasure Hunt, Sailing Regatta, Kayak Race, The Lund Run,
Saturday, August 23rd, 6 pm:
Atomic Heart Solo Performance Festival, Lund Gazebo
Sunday, August 24th, 12 Noon:
Lund Community Potluck Picnic and Acoustic Jam
Beer on the Pier
August 22 & 23
Live music, food & beer. Townsite Brewing beer, food and fun at the Wharf at Westview Spirit Square.
Sunshine Music Festival
August 30 & 31
The 33rd annual weekend of eclectic performances at Palm Beach Park. Attendees have been known to leave the park for a dip in the ocean. Music, food and fun on the traditional farewell to summer. (more details)
September 5th & 6th
Aurora, the 2nd annual innovative arts festival opens up hertiage spaces in the historic district of Townsite for live music and visual perfomances, street projections, a 3D laser installation, food vendors and more. This is a spectacle not to be missed!
September 20 & 21
Harvest abundance is for sale and exhibit at this very popular event at Paradise Valley Exhibition Park. Music and a variety of tasty temptations are enjoyed by everyone, toddlers through seniors. (more details)
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Dwight Hall Christmas Fair
Nov 15-16 – Dwight Hall Christmas Fair
Townsite 6274 Walnut St at Ash, Powell River
10:00am-4:00pm Sat; 10:00am – 3:00pm Sun
Lund Community Society Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday, November 15th
10 am to 3 pm
Order of the Eastern Star Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon
Saturday, November 22nd
United Church Trinity Hall
11 am to 2 pm
Timberlane Fine Arts Association Christmas Sale
Friday, November 28, 2 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, November 29, 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday, November 30, 10 am to 3 pm
5359 Timberlane (across from the running track)
Unique Handmade Items
Powell River Chorus Christmas Concert
Carols by Candlelight
Friday, December 12 at 7:30 PM ~ Historic Dwight Hall
Saturday, December 13 at 1:30 & 7:30 PM ~ Historic Dwight Hall
Santa Claus Parade
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Parade begins at 3 p.m.