For those not familiar with the Sunshine Coast, it is that gorgeous part of the B.C. mainland coast accessible by ferry from Horseshoe Bay (to Langdale) or Comox (to Powell River). It boasts over 2000 hours of sunshine annually and is home to many artists and musicians.
August 20-22 is a time when the Sunshine Coast really strutts its stuff. The Pender Harbour Music Festivalwill start things off with a celebration of the 200th anniversaries of Chopin and Schumann. Performances by a lineup of superb musicians highlighting the two pivotal composers and others are sure to mesmerize and intrigue. Come and enjoy chamber music played in the beautiful and intimate environs of the School of Music in Madeira Park.
Meanwhile, Arts Alive in the Park takes place in Powell River that same weekend, August 21 and 22. “Arts Alive in the Park” is tons of summer fun and kicks off the annual Blackberry Festival (the kind you love to eat!). This is an opportunity to view the work of established and emerging local artists in a beautiful outdoor setting. There is also dance, music, a poetry slam and workshops for both kids and adults.
For your Sunshine Coast Bed & Breakfast accommodation, be sure to check out the BC B&B Innkeepers Guild members. Ask your B&B hosts about the many natural attractions of the Sunshine Coast. Insiders know where to go.