Particularly between April and October, a wide variety of festivals and events spice up the visitor experience in Gibsons.
Whether it's live music, fibre arts, or farmers markets, there's an event to suit virtually every taste.
Music and Visual Arts Festivals
The annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival (June) attracts crowds with award-winning artists as diverse as Sibel Thrasher, Michael Occhipinti, and the Amanda Tosoff Quartet. In addition to the headliners, many concerts are held free or by donation at local restaurants and funky coffeehouses. The ongoing Music in the Landing series (June-September) brings free live concerts and buskers to Winegarden Waterfront Park, Pioneer Square, Holland Park, and other venues near the Gibsons harbour.
Gibsons also co-hosts the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts (April-May), showcasing everything from folk ditties to classical numbers at the Heritage Playhouse (662 North Rd.).