75th Birthday Events
Parksville Turns 75 in 2020
On June 19, 2020, the City of Parksville celebrates its 75th birthday. In June 2019, Council appointed a 75th birthday select committee to plan events and activities for 2020 – a year to celebrate. Please check back, watch social media and Let’s Talk Parksville for more details as we get closer to the dates. We hope you will join us as we celebrate 75 years of Parksville. Here is our list of events planned for City’s 75th birthday.
Friday, June 19
Our Parksville Birthday Party will recognize the day in 1945 when Parksville became a village. From 5.30 to 7 .30 pm, outside events feature a birthday cake, special guests, fire department popup water park and more at 100 Jensen Avenue East. As a kick-off to the Father’s Day Show & Shine, the Seaside Cruizers with their 400 vehicles will do a special cruise-by Jensen Avenue East and then up Craig Street to recognize the City’s 75th. Bring your lawn chairs and stay awhile.
Saturday, July 4
We celebrate summer and our world famous beach at “Party at Parksville Beach” in the Parksville Community Park. It’s all about the lazy hazy days of summer! Family-friendly activities from 11 am to 3 pm will feature amateur sandcastle competition, croquet and bocce ball games, paddleboard races, skim board demonstrations and entertainment. The event will feature a kids’ corner with a bouncy castle, face painting and crafts.
Saturday, August 22
“Parksville Street Fest” will wrap up our celebrations. Festivities from 4-9 pm feature children’s band, the Kerplunks, and for adults, Dinah D’s Contraband Swingclub. Bring your dancing shoes for the street dance! There will be a children’s bike parade, community vendors, magician and street performers, fire department popup water park, food trucks and more. All outside at 100 Jensen Avenue East.
Share your stories about Parksville
If you have a story about your time in Parksville or would like to share your ideas on how you will celebrate Parksville’s 75th birthday, we would love to hear them! Share your ideas and read others on Let’s Talk Parksville.
The co-chairs of the 75th birthday committee are Rhonda McLellan and June Beaman. If you wish to contact the committee, please email email@example.com
For more information:
- Deb Tardiff, Manager of Communications