Whether it's art, music, food, or family fun, Powell River celebrates its culture and heritage and brings top international talents to the upper Sunshine Coast with its festivals and events.
Inspired by the dark, juicy fruit that grows wild everywhere in Powell River, the Blackberry Festival (August) is an annual week-long tradition. Check out live music and visual artists during Arts Alive in the Park (at Willingdon Park), enjoy the Festival of Lights fireworks display, sample puppet shows or pie-eating contests during Townsite Day, or chow down at the community BBQ. The festival's signature dessert is blackberry shortcake topped with whipped cream.
Powell River Sea Fair
Instituted in 1963, the Powell River Sea Fair (July) is a weekend oceanside extravaganza for the whole community. Highlights include carnival rides, boat races, Highland dancers, karaoke for kids, juggling and belly dancing shows, and more.