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

Here are a few favourite summer festivals and fairs to check out in White Rock this summer.

White Rock Buskers & Comedy Festival | June 14 & 15

Get ready for a weekend of non-stop entertainment- with an exciting lineup of talented performers that is sure to leave you amazed and laughing. Free outdoor busking performances take place in select locations around Uptown and Five Corners.  Featuring a diverse mix of musicians, circus acts, and magicians, these performances will bring stunning displays of talent, jaw-dropping stunts, and captivating tricks that will leave you in awe. As the sun sets, the festival will continue with ticketed comedy shows featuring some of the industry’s biggest names and most hilarious comedy acts for the grown-ups. The White Rock Buskers and Comedy Festival is produced by the White Rock BIA.

Canada Day by the Bay | July 1

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.

Concerts at the Pier | July 4, 11, 25 and August 22, 29

These live music events are one of the highlights of the summer in White Rock and are not to be missed!  The concerts, as always are FREE (no tickets required), and this year’s lineup promises to be a big one – with iconic Canadian artists, beloved local artists, and great tribute bands taking the stage on 5 nights throughout the summer.

White Rock Pride Family Day | July 20

Celebrate Pride in a joyful, family-friendly street festival filled with fun and excitement. Enjoy delicious food, browse local vendors, and be entertained by fantastic local talent. This year’s highlights include a Taylor Swift drag performance, fairies, clowns, and amazing youth showcases. Kids will love the carnival games and face painting, making it a magical day for everyone. Bring your family and friends—everyone is welcome

White Rock Sea Festival & Semiahmoo Days | August 2 – 4

The White Rock Sea Festival is a summer tradition that has been celebrating seaside fun for more than 70 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.

White Rock Farmers Market | April 21 – October 13

Visiting the White Rock Farmers Market is like visiting a community festival 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.

White Rock Night Market | May 31, Jun 28, Jul 26, Aug 30 and Sep 27

Head to Memorial Park and the West Beach promenade, just west of the pier, for an evening of live entertainment, delicious food trucks, and a bustling artisan market.  This family-friendly event offers something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, a music enthusiast, or a supporter of local small businesses.