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Gibsons Public Market: Winter Market & Festival – Saturday Artisan Market

Come down to the Gibsons Public Market on Saturday, December 2nd to see our Artisan Market in the Atrium and Coastal Room! Featuring local artists and small businesses including: LOVE UP – Pop Up, Moe & Syd, Coastal Cottage Co., Mama’s Kitchen Kreations, View The Sea, CM Creative Woodworks, Christabel’s Chocolates, MonikaRoseDesigns, Bruinwood Estate Distillery, and more!

We will also have lots of fun activities for kids as well as our Annual NSMEC Scuba Claus from 10am – 12pm. Come get your picture taken with Scuba Claus (by donation) and support the Marine Education Center!

Free admission to the Nicolas Sonntag Marine Eduaction Center from 10am-5pm, donated by BC Ferries.

Gibsons Public Market: Winter Market & Festival – Friday

Join us on Friday from 4-9pm for live music and dancing Half Cut and the Slackers, festive food from Emelle’s & Kitchen Classics as well as childcare (by donation) in the Coastal Room along with activities and a holiday movie. Door is by donation and all proceeds help support the Gibsons Community Building Society.
The merchant level will also be open 10am-7pm.
Nicolas Sonntag Marine Education Center will be open from 4-7pm on Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday with free admission donated by BC Ferries.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Come celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at the Library! Lanterns, moon cake tasting, calligraphy, music and dance performances, and more.

All ages welcome. Free, drop-in.

在圖書館慶祝中秋節。古箏、小提琴、大提琴, 钢琴演奏,書法,舞蹈表演,做燈籠、 分享月餅等。歡迎所有年齡段的人来参加!

Sechelt Electric Vehicle Festival

The 8th Annual Sechelt Electric Vehicle Association! Located in the heart of Sechelt at Ocean and Cowrie. Lots of EVs on display, educational community booths, kids area with bouncy castle. Looking to get into an EV…come chat with our member hosts who are EV enthusiasts, get up close looks at many EV models and MORE!
EV owners wanting to show their EVs contact

Wine & Cheese Salsa Party

Join us for the premier salsa event of the summer! Lose yourself to Cuban Latin rhythms as we dance into the sunset at Sechelt’s Seaside Centre.
Your beginner salsa lesson at 6 PM will get you moving to DJ ITAL’NA’s salsa, bachata, and reggaeton beats until 10 PM. Wine and cheese by Plethora Fine Foods is included with your purchase of ticket.
Early bird tickets are $26 until July 29th and $36 at the door; FREE for Sun Coast Swing Club Members.
Get your early bird tickets here:

Seaside Art, Photography & Book Fair

For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.

Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.

Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

Painting, Storms Pass, by Paddy Meade.

Night Market @ Gibsons Public Market

Night Markets at Gibsons Public Market have become a highly anticipated summer tradition, attracting thousands of locals and visitors alike. At the heart of these community-focused events is a growing culture of joy and connection, placemaking, and community celebration.

During the Night Markets, Gibsons Public Market really shines as a vibrant hub of Coastal life. These family-friendly celebrations feature an array of savory and sweet food options, beverages from across the Sunshine Coast, live music and performances, clowns, magicians, local artisans and service providers. Our Market merchants offer specials and our Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre opens its aquarium for extended hours. Night Markets also offer fun activities and crafts for kids and a 50/50 draw for the adults!

Creek Daze 2023

This year’s festivities will start out at the Roberts Creek School at 10:15am to gather for the Higgely Piggely Parade that will make its way down to the Pier!
We welcome a variety of vendors offering information, crafts and wares, food and activities!
There will be a kidz zone with face painting, games and things to play with.
We are honoured to have Emily Picard who will be painting a piece throughout the day that will be auctioned off at the end so come buy tickets at the RCCA tent!
As always we will have a stage at the Mandala featuring Monty Montego, Estelle and the Honeydews, Mr Doug, Matt Hughes and the Shapes We’re In, Jankyy Tyygr, the Driftwood Players and more!
The Slow Sundays Stage 11:30am-3:30pm

Spirit of the West’s Vince R. Ditrich @ the Book Awards for BC Authors

Vince R. Ditrich of Spirit of the West fame and author of the humorous series The Liquor Vicar, The Vicar’s Knickers, and the upcoming The Vicar’s Vortex (February 2023), will be presenting the SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors. He has circled the world, earned more than a dozen gold and platinum albums, and been enshrined in several Halls of Fame.

Vince will come from Vancouver Island to do a reading, and sales and signing from his books. He will be the emcee of our first annual SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors.

World Oceans Day Festival Live Event

Our World Oceans Day festival is back for 2023!

Join us for our final event for World Oceans Day Festival: LIVE Herring Curtain Demonstration.

Come and learn about Herring Curtains and why they are Important for Pacific Herring survival. We will demonstrate the construction of a herring curtain and explain why such curtains are important to the Pacific Herring. There will be extra materials on hand for participants to help make a herring curtain, and these will be stored for usage next spring during spawning season.

You do not want to miss this event! No registration required.

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World Oceans Day Festival Live Event

Our World Oceans Day festival is back for 2023!

Join us for our first LIVE event to celebrate World Oceans Day.

Come out to the beach at Friendship Park, Trail Bay and learn about who forage fish are, and why they are important. Then we’ll get into a demonstration of the sampling process used by citizen scientists all along the Salish Sea to determine where these important little fish are choosing to spawn. Bring your gumboots and curiosity for this hands-on demonstration.

No registration required.

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Live Film Event: Uncharted Waters

Our World Oceans Day festival is back for 2023!

Join us for our second LIVE film screening this week. Tonight’s feature film is Uncharted Waters.

Four young people with diverse connections to Howe Sound/ Átl‘ka7tsem confront an uncertain future. United by an innovative, community-led mapping project, can they work together to protect their home?

We will also be joined by guest speakers from the Squamish Nation, Marine Stewardship Initiative, Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society, and Marine Life Sanctuaries Society.

You do not want to miss this event! No registration required.

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BC Culture Days

BC Culture Days will take place September 22nd through October 15th, 2023. Celebrate creativity and culture—champion and support the artists, creators, and creative institutions in your local area by participating in FREE or Pay-What-You-May BC Culture Days events! For more info, visit

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture that takes place over three weeks every fall. Millions of people attend thousands of free participatory events, presentations, activities, workshops, and more that showcase, share, and explore the artistic and cultural personality of every participating community. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of connecting through arts and culture.


A Concert not to be missed! Inspirito Vocal Ensemble will host the BC Provincial Choral Festival in GIBSONS on May 26 and 27. Join us for what promises to be a magical Choir Concert. The concert will feature an 82 piece Mass Choir that will include local singers as well as singers from accross the province. DR. ROLLO DILWORTH – Internationally acclaimed Conductor, composer and clinician will be our guest conductor for the weekend! For Rollo, the most gratifying moments, personally and professionally, are when all the facets of musical personality and existence come together. In those moments, his passion reaches a new level. He believes that music is a natural way of bringing people together because, as he says, “every single culture across this globe sings.” Let’s SING TOGETHER!

Call for Entertainers: Hackett Park Artisan Fair

Calling all Entertainers! We are looking for fun, family friendly performances for our upcoming Hackett Park Artisan Fair. Musicians, Performers, and Entertainers of all kinds welcome. Apply to perform in the amphitheatre at Hackett Park Artisan Fair, frequenting close to 5,000 visitors.

Fair Dates: August 19th – 20th, 2023, 10AM – 4PM

Deadline: July 5th, 2023

This year’s fair will take place in the lower field of Hackett park, and will feature a wide variety of artisans, artists, live music, and delicious food.

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