White Rock Sea Festival & Semiahmoo Days

Semiahmoo First Nation Semiahmoo Days & White Rock Sea Festival

White Rock Sea Festival & Semiahmoo Days

August 4 - 6, 2023

Memorial Park, East Beach & Semiahmoo Park

Join us at the 72nd annual White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days, presented by Waste Connections of Canada, for free family-fun and entertainment for all ages.

Schedule of Events

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Outdoor Movie in Semiahmoo Park
The festival kicks off with an outdoor movie showing “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3.”

Bring your chairs and picnic blankets early to get a good spot. The movie will start at dusk at approximately 9:15 p.m. and gates open at 7 p.m.

site map of West and East Beach for the White Rock Sea Festival & Semiahmoo Days


Group of musicians, Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove
The highly entertaining, multi-faceted, six-piece dance band with a song-list that boasts hundreds of your favourite tunes spanning the decades.

P'Quals Memorial Park Stage
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Take it to the Limit, Eagles Tribute Band

Take It To The Limit
Featuring some of Canada’s finest musicians and vocalists, Take It To The Limit will be performing all of your Favourite Eagle’s Hits such as Hotel California, Heartache Tonight, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Take It Easy, and more.

Spirit Stage at Semiahmoo Park
Saturday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.

Four ladies singing

Ladies Sing the Blues
Featuring Joani Bye, Nadine States, Catherine St Germain & Leslie Harris, Ladies Sing the Blues has become one of Canada’s most popular shows, embracing Soul, Blues, Funky R&B, & beyond. 

P'Quals Memorial Park Stage
Sunday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.

Daniel Wesley, man holding guitar

Daniel Wesley
Daniel Wesley’s music has always been a call to live life to the fullest. From White Rock, BC, Canadian alternative rock musician, Daniel Wesley, will perform his signature brand of reggae-tinged beach music.

Spirit Stage at Semiahmoo Park
Sunday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.

Entertainment & Activities

large group of people outside at outdoor movie

Outdoor Movie

Friday, Aug. 4
Semiahmoo Park
9:15 p.m.

The Festival kicks off with an outdoor movie showing of "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3" in Semiahmoo Park.

Bring your chairs and blankets early to secure a spot. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Kids taking photo with mermaid

Kids Zone

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 - 6
Semiahmoo Park
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Semiahmoo Park has free, family-fun for all ages including princesses and superheros, crafts, bubbles, mini golf, a giant pirate ship bouncy, and more.  

Kids are encouraged to dress as their favourite princess or superhero.

children playing with build-a-whale model

Environmental Zone

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 - 6
East Beach
11 a.m. to 5 p.m

New this year is the Environmental Zone where you will learn about the ocean and Boundary Bay habitat, environmental education booths and an interactive build-a-whale puzzle exhibit made from the actual bones of a killer whale.

Guided walks with Friends of Semiahmoo Bay

Saturday, August 5
1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Learn about eelgrass and some of the special creatures that call Semiahmoo Bay home. To attend a walk, visit the Friends of Semiahmoo Bay tent.



Saturday, Aug. 5
10:15 p.m.

Fireworks, sponsored by Thrifty Foods, light up the skies with a spectacular display on Saturday starting at 10:15 p.m. View the show from anywhere along the waterfront.

three mermaids

Memorial Park

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 - 6
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

View the mermaid sand sculpture performance art, ride the Robotic Surfer, climb the 25-foot Tiki Island Climbing Wall (Sat. only) or snap a selfie with the Roving Mermaids, Mermaid Kaida, Nerdmaid Faith, and Mermaid Danielle.

group fitness

Pilates on the Beach

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 - 6
East Beach
8 a.m.

Start your morning with a one-hour Pilates session. 

This fun and invigorating Pilates class offers challenging, yet low-impact core strengthening exercises and stretches that will improve your balance, body awareness, flexibility and core strength.

Please bring a yoga mat, hand towel, sunscreen, sunhat and water

salmon bbqSalmon BBQ

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 - 6
Starts at 11:30 a.m.

The Semiahmoo First Nation will be offering the traditional salmon bbq, while quantities last, in Semiahmoo Park.

vendors along walkway, people walkingVendor Marketplace

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 - 6
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a stroll down the White Rock Promenade on West Beach from the White Rock Museum to Bayview Park and visit local artisans, community groups and vendors.

The Vendor Marketplace  is presented by the White Rock Museum & Archives.

White Rock Sea Tours logoBoat Tours

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 - 6
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk to the end of the pier and take a tour of the White Rock waterfront with White Rock Sea Tours.

Tours are $25 per person for a 15 minute tour. There are 12 seats per boat.

classic cars in a row

Westcoasters Car Show

Sunday, Aug. 6
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attend the Westcoaster’s Daze 19th Annual Car Show n’ Shine on Sunday, Aug. 6 starting at 9 a.m. and check out the cars (all years, makes and models), motorcyles, and boats. There will be music, 50/50 draws, tshirts, and and award at 2:30 p.m. Supported by the Westcoasters Car Club.

Getting to the waterfront

Please note there is no no trolley or courtesy shuttle to the event.


Semiahmoo Park Parking:
The parking lot beside Semiahmoo Park on Marine Drive will be open with a daily parking rate at $7 and evening parking after 5 p.m. at $5.

Waterfront Parking:
Hourly parking is available at the parking lots east and west of the Pier. The small parking lot at the head of the Pier will be closed for event parking.

Park at the 180 stall West Beach Parkade at Vidal Street and Victoria Avenue. Hourly and all day parking rates are available.

It is highly recommended to carpool, if possible.


Bus routes 361 and 362 will take people from Uptown White Rock to the Waterfront. Visit TransLink’s web page for route details.

Call for Volunteers

Sign up to become a volunteer at the White Rock Sea Festival & Semiahmoo Days! 

Fill out the application form.


The White Rock Sea Festival & Semiahmoo Days is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors. Learn more about our sponsors.

Waste Connections of Canada logo

Thrifty Foods, Government of BC, KPU, TYBO logos

Semiahmoo First Nation Semiahmoo Days & White Rock Sea sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the White Rock Sea Festival? Contact the City's Special Events Coordinator at events@whiterockcity.ca