For almost 70 years, The White Rock Sea Festival has drawn thousands of people to White Rock beach for a BC Day weekend of family fun.  Come join in the festivities August 3 – 5, and be sure to bring your friends! With countless activities, including family sandcastle competitions, kite making and flying, parades, yoga, skimboarding, a car show, pirates parade and the always popular waiters race, there is bound to be something to keep everyone entertained! And be sure to come hungry as you’re not going to want to miss the traditional salmon barbecue in Semiahmoo Park.  Hop on the free trolley or the waterfront shuttle to get around and work your way down the waterfront.

The fun kicks off Friday night with an outdoor screening of Avengers: Infinity War at Semiahmoo Park presented by Fresh Air Cinemas. Don’t miss the mesmerizing Chinese Lantern Walk on the Pier Saturday at 8:30pm followed by a spectacular fireworks show at 10pm.  And be sure to catch the annual Torchlight Parade on Sunday night along the waterfront at 8:15pm. There will be live music and entertainment all weekend on the Oceana Parc Main Stage at Totem Park.  And be sure to watch for sand-sculpture artist Craig Mutch on the White Rock Museum and Archives plaza, as he creates one of his spectacular sand creations.

White Rock Sea Festival

Here’s a more complete schedule of events:

Friday, August 3rd

8:30 pm Outdoor movie. Fresh Air Cinema Presents Avengers: Infinity War. Taking place at Semiahmoo Park.

Saturday, August 4th

8:00 am – 9:00 am Yoga and Live Music. (The White Rock)

9:00 am – 10:00 am Zumba. (The White Rock)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Family/Kids Volleyball. (East Beach)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm BC Kite Fliers Association Kite Making.(East Beach)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Quad Kite Flying demonstration.(East Beach)

10:30 am Capt’n Korki’s Pirate Parade.(East Beach)

11:00 am – 4:00 pm Pirates in the Park.(Semiahmoo Park)

11:00 am – 2:00 pm White Rock Skimboarding.(East Beach)

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Traditional Salmon BBQ.(Semiahmoo Park)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Opening Ceremonies.(East Beach)

8:30 pm Chinese Lantern Walk. Taking place at the White Rock Pier.

10:00 pm Fireworks.

Sunday, August 5th

9:00 am – 10:00 am Energy Bagua Meditation. (The White Rock)

9:30 am – 4:00 pm Westcoaster’s Daze Car Show. (Semiahmoo Park parking lot).

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Family/Kids Volleyball. (East Beach)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Quad Kite Flying Demonstration.(East Beach)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Family Fun Sandcastle Competition.(East Beach)

11:00 am – 2:00 pm White Rock Skimboarding. (East Beach)

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Traditional Salmon BBQ.(Semiahmoo Park)

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pirates in the Park.(Semiahmoo Park)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Legendary Waiter’s Race. (West Beach)

8:15 pm Annual Torchlight Parade. (Along the waterfront)


There will be two stages this year, lined up with live performances all day long!

Saturday, August 4th at the Oceana Parc Main Stage at Totem Park:

12:00 pm The Apartment

1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies

1:30 pm Aaron Skepasts Band

2:00 pm Curtis Heimberger

3:00 pm Madison Bell

4:00 pm Richard Tichelman

5:00 pm White Rock Blues Society Tribute to Jason Buie

6:00 pm Heidi McCurdy

7:00 pm Coldwater and the Bootleggers

8:30 pm American Woman Show

Saturday, August 4th at the Spirit Stage at Semiahmoo Park:

11:00 am Semiahmoo First Nation Blessing, Opening Ceremony, Best Pirate Family Award.

11:30 am Kwel eng Sen Youth Group

12:00 pm Starchild Mystic Pirate Band

1:00 pm Ariel the Mermaid

1:45 pm Mr. Bubbles Magic Show

2:30 pm Seung-ri Academy

3:00 pm BC Cage and Pet Bird

3:15 pm The Smile Band

4:30 pm Jessica Yue

5:00 pm Duniya Dance Academy

5:45 pm Chinese Village Dancers

6:15 pm  Serkan Sogukpinar

White Rock Sea Festival

White Rock Sea Festival

We can’t wait to see you there! Don’t forget to use our hashtag #explorewhiterock when posting all your fabulous photos from the Sea Festival!