Warmer days are here again 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 of summer festivals and fairs to check out in White Rock this summer.
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 are 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 2018 Farmers Market starts Sunday, May 6.
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 kick off at noon 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.
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.
Grab your lawn chair and head down to the pier for another summer of live music! White Rock’s successful new summer concert series will take place in July (5, 14, 19, 26) and August (11, 16).TD Concerts at the Pier features live performances by major US and Canadian based recording artists in a variety of musical genres, in addition to showcasing local talent from the White Rock community. This year the concerts will take place at the East Beach Totem Parking Lot, except for July 14 which will be held at the Five Corners business district.
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!