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Warmer days are on the horizon and from East Beach to West Beach, Uptown to Five Corners, on sunny days or warm evenings, summer in White Rock means fairs, festival and fun for all. Enjoy live music, food & drink, fireworks, family activities, parades and more all summer long.

Here are five summer festivals and fairs to check out in White Rock this summer.

Canada Day at the Bay

Everyone’s Canadian on Canada Day and what better way to celebrate Canada’s birthday than at the beach!  On July 1, head to White Rock Beach for a day full of fun, free, family activities at Canada Day by the Bay. The festivities will kick off with the Opening Ceremonies – yes there will be cake – and the party carries on through nightfall when a fabulous fireworks display lights up the sky over Semiahmoo Bay.

Photo Credit: Alan Wu

Sea Festival

The White Rock Sea Festival is a summer tradition that has been celebrating seaside fun for more than 60 years. Held over the August long weekend, the event is a favourite of locals and visitors.  A variety of events span more than 2 kilometres along the waterfront including live performances, a waterfront market, fireworks, torchlight parade, kids activities and a pirate parade.

Multicultural Festival

Celebrate, understand and encourage intercultural communication and sharing at the first annual White Rock Multicultural Celebration. On August 17 join this global block party at Memorial Park and enjoy visual and performing arts from a myriad of different cultures. The evening wraps up with a spectacular fireworks show.

White Rock Multicultural Celebration

Tour De White Rock

The Tour de White Rock is one of 8 bike races that take place during BC Superweek. This exciting two day summer event is a laborious 130 km road race throughout White Rock’s steep streets. Get there early and claim the best viewing spots alongside Johnston Road to support the riders!

White Rock Farmers Market

Visiting the White Rock Farmers Market is like visiting a community fair every Sunday. Located in the heart of beautiful Uptown White Rock, near the historic Wyland Whaling Wall the market showcases 90+ weekly vendors selling everything from fresh produce to baked goods, local cider to spirits, flowers, plants and stunning art. Visitors also enjoy weekly entertainment and mouthwatering food trucks. The 2019 Farmers Market starts Sunday, May 5.

Feature photo credit: Alan Wu via Flickr

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