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Spring Festivals & Events on the Sunshine Coast - April to June

Check out this fantastic line up of events and festivals on the Sunshine Coast in springtime.  From athetic challenges, food and fun, to music for all ears, plan your trip to the Sunshine Coast and be sure to check out one (or more!) of these events while you are here.

BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's RunFools Run
April 2, 2017fb

Join a long-standing tradition and Run, Walk or Relay 13.1 miles / 21.1 km from Gibsons to Sechelt. The BMO April Fool’s Run offers a point-to-point, net downhill course with friendly West Coast hospitality, low entry fee, scenic route, finisher's medals and unique awards—all just a quick ferry ride or flight from Vancouver. Try your first half, go for a personal best or prepare for the BMO Vancouver Marathon or any other spring marathon. Discover BC's best-kept coastal secret at the 40th annual BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run.  Check out our specials page for Fool's Run deals on accommodation.

April Tools Wooden Boat ChallengeApril Tools
April 29, 2017fb

16th annual April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge on April 29, 2017, starting at 10:00 AM at Millennium Park (Govt Dock), Madeira Park. Teams of up to 4 people build a boat from materials provided (and no one knows what they will be until the day of the race!) and race around the harbour for cash prizes. Youth races, mini boat building for the kids as well. Entry fee $160 (Early Bird $140 if before April 1). Entry form downloadable from website: Contact  Jackie at 604.883.0539 for details

Marathon ShuffleMarathon Shuffle
April 30, 2017 fb

Love trail running or just want a great hike with friends? Challenge yourself with a full 29km or a half 12km shuffle on the Sunshine Coast Trail. Enjoy old growth temperate rainforest and amazing ocean vistas. Register here

Mountain Grind Sunshine Coastlogo mountain grind
April 22, 2017fb

3rd Annual 9km cross country obstacle course on the Suncoaster Trail. Race details

The Coaster Bike RaceSunshine Coaster Bike
May 13, 2017

Challenge your skills and join more than 200 riders in both XC and downhill mountain bike races.  Saturday XC. Sunday Downhill. Race details

Attack of Danger Baylongboard
May 19-24, 2017fb

Coast Longboarders welcome the best downhill racers in the world for a weekend of racing on our famous curvy downhill roads. This year is the 16th annual celebration of the first official downhill longboard race in Canada.  Stretched out over 5 days, the festival includes many smaller competitions followed by the title event on Sunday. 

10th Annual Lund Shellfish Festivalshellfish
May 26-28, 2017fb

Fresh seafood, live music, marine & wilderness tours and fun for the kids in this scenic seaside community. Celebrate the approach of summer and eat, oh so well. Full weekend schedule 

14th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festivalph blues
June 2-4, 2017fb

There is nothing more relaxing than groovin' to great music by the ocean. A lineup of excellent musicians will calm your soul.  Tickets on sale now

Gibsons Landing Jazz FestivalGibsons jazzfest
June 16-18, 2017fb

Start the week with live jazz in restaurants around Gibsons every evening. Top off the weekend with a street festival in Gibsons Landing overlooking spectacular harbour views. Find more at

PRISMA - Pacific Region International Summer Music Academyprisma
June 12-24, 2017fbtwitterinstagam

Preparing students and young professionals for a career in music performance. Enjoy fabulous concerts by musicians from around the world in Powell River. Prisma opens the musical doors in different places around town. In three different venues, there will be daily opportunities to engage in the music: The Evergreen Theatre, Town Centre Mall and Town Centre Hotel. The popular masterclasses will continue and take place in the Evergreen Theatre. Listen to sectional rehearsals and lessons with the distinguised guest artists and the PRISMA students in the other venues. Details

Sunshine Coast Pride Festivalstonewall pride
June, 2017 fb

Kicking off Pride week with a family friendly afternoon picnic and pride parade at Mission Point Park, Davis Bay on Sunday June 19th, with events throughout the week and ending with a Pride Dance & silent auction at the Robert's Creek Hall - all are welcome to show your pride and enjoy a great weekend. Event details

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