August Heats Up on the Sunshine Coast with lots of activities

Summer has finally arrived on the Sunshine Coast and just in time to usher in a full slate of summer activities. We’ll highlight a few of our favourites in this blog.

BC Day - August 1st

The BC Day long weekend is first up on the calendar, and we’ll raise up our BC flag to mark the occasion. The annual sandcastle competition takes place this weekend on the beautiful sandy beach at Davis Bay. This is a very popular community event in an outstanding location and I’m always amazed at the incredible creativity on display. It’ll be a busy day for us, as that evening we’ll celebrate with neighbours at our annual Lower Sandy Hook pig-roast.

August 4th - 7th

The  Festival of the Written Arts  is the following August 5th weekend.  This is their 29th anniversary, so, what are the highlights? This year’s Giller prize winner, Johanna Skibsrud will talk about her first novel The Sentimentalists. John Vaillant, author of  The Golden Spruce, returns to the Festival with a new book The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival,  Margaret Trudeau, wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau makes her first appearance at the Festival with her third book Changing My Mind, and will be interviewed by award-winning journalist Vicki Gabereau. All together, there will be 21 authors speaking over this wonderful 4-day weekend event.  Tickets are still available for most events and our Beach House is also available. Team up with another couple and come and enjoy one of Canada’s best literary events.

 Our annual Summer Craft Fair also takes place on the same weekend. This is one of BC’s largest gathering of juried artisans and the quality is extremely high –  it’s always a great opportunity to get in some early Christmas shopping.

Sleepy Hollow Show & Shine

The August 12th weekend is lots of fun, with the annual Sleepy Hollow Rod Run. The weekend kicks off with a classic car parade – over 450 vintage cars travelling  along a 30km parade route. We’ll be set up, as usual, in Halfmoon Bay together with friends and family, tables laden with snacks and beverages, and enjoying watching these beautifully restored classic cars. The next day all of the cars are lined up along both sides of the main street with the owners on hand to talk about their restoration projects. On Sunday many of these cars will be involved in drag racing up at the airport.

So now that summer has graced us with her long-awaited appearance, we’re all set for a busy few weeks of fun and festivals.

About Coracle Cove

The Sunshine Coast is on Vancouver’s doorstep, and while it’s only 40 minutes away, it's one of BC’s best kept secrets. In Everything Sunshine Coast we’ll unlock the secrets and share our best insider tips to help you get the most out of your next getaway to the Sunshine Coast. Jack & Sheila Pope escaped to the Sunshine Coast over 35 years ago. They own Coracle Cove, a bed & breakfast and vacation rental business, and enjoy sharing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with visitors from around the world.
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