2014 Sea Festival  Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 3

Join Us !!!

Enjoy the sounds of laughter and music, smells of hot dogs and pineapple, colours of festival tents and the ocean, and thrill of dancing, playing soccer or hockey in the middle of Marine Drive.

The White Rock Sea Festival is a celebration of community. Come run into old friends, make new friends, and enjoy a happy, relaxing place where everyone is welcome, especially kids.

Held every year for 65 years, the White Rock Sea Festival is a fun, family event that attracts up to 100,000 visitors to White Rock’s waterfront for the August long weekend. The captivating colours, engaging sounds, and enticing smells of a bustling market, the annual parade andentertainment and our renowned Kidz Zone creates a vibrant atmosphere along the promenade.

It's never to late!

Help for a Weekend, a Day, an Hour!

This is a BIG event and we always have room for more help! If you have some time you'd like to devote to making this the best Sea Festival ever please email  volunteer@whiterockseafestival.ca

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The Legend of the White Rock

Standing more than four meters high and weighing a reported 486 tonnes, the famous white rock is actually a large granite boulder.

How did it get here? According to a Semiahmoo First Nations legend, a young sea god hurled it into the sea when he fell in love with a Cowichan princess but was forbidden to marry her. He declared they would make their new home, and start their own tribe, wherever the boulder landed.