Autumn in White Rock brings you arts & culture, craft beer and some local love. To inspire you to get out of your weekend routine, we invite you to come to White Rock and take advantage of some of the very cool events and activities happening this fall. And while you’re here, take a walk on the pier, do a little shopping and stay for dinner with a view!
September 24, 2022
Grab your brew crew and head to White Rock on September 24 for the second annual White Rock Craft Beer Festival. Local and craft brewers from around the region are coming together to pour their best brews. And, instead of holding the festival inside a hall, the festivities will take place outdoors in Memorial Park overlooking the historic White Rock pier and Semiahmoo Bay. Enjoy live music, games, a photo booth, food vendors, and of course, the beer, all against what we think has to be the most spectacular view of any craft beer festival in the province! Presented by the White Rock BIA and Leah Chandler Real Estate.
September 24 & 25, 2022
For two days in September, 29 artists and artisans in 17 locations will invite visitors to discover their creative processes. Participating artists include; painters in all mediums, from watercolour and acrylics to oils and pastels; sculptors, glass artists, jewellery designers, mosaic artists, stained glass and wearable art. Immerse yourself in art.
September 1 – 30, 2022
Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery
The latest exhibit at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery is “The Art of Colour”, an exciting exhibit featuring paintings, jewellery and fibre arts from Karen Kroeker, Jacquie Alexander, Caroline Baasch and Cheryl Bodnar. Visit the artists at the free exhibit from now until Sept. 30.
Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am
(I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood)
Until October 2, 2022
White Rock Museum & Archives
Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) was curated by the Semiahmoo First Nation and was originally developed by the Museum of Surrey. The exhibit explores the ways that the Nation has flourished since the Great Flood at the end of the last Ice Age. The exhibit features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef net fishing and a summer fishing village. Also, on display will be several woven cedar pieces, video interviews and more.
September 29 – October 16, 2022
White Rock Players Club
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
October 20 – 23, 2022
TRUE WEST is a character study that examines the relationship between Austin, a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee. It is set in the kitchen of their mother’s home 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Austin is house-sitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin’s car. In addition, the screenplay that Austin is pitching to his connection in Hollywood somehow gets taken over by the pushy con-man tactics of Lee, and the brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. In the process, the conflict between the brothers creates a heated situation in which their roles as a successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had somehow always wished he were in the other’s shoes.
Sundays – 10am – 2pm
Winner of the best large market in BC in 2015, the White Rock Farmers Market is one of the most popular markets in the province! Lively and fun, kid-friendly and dog-friendly, it’s a wonderful way to spend the morning in White Rock, and who doesn’t love to support local farmers and makers?
White Rock Arts Festival
October 21 – 23, 2022
Celebrate local White Rock talent and explore the rich history of White Rock’s artistic and cultural heritage during this first annual White Rock Arts Festival. Discover artists, vendors and cultural history while learning more about your community culture and embracing your creative side.