The Sandcastle Phenomenon: Sea Festival Weekend 1979-1987

This exhibition explores the phenomenon of the Sandcastle Competition that took place on the shores of Semiahmoo Bay for nearly a decade in the 1980s. What made this festival so popular, and enjoy international acclaim? Why hasn’t White Rock restarted such a successful event?

Explore these questions and more through our large collection of archival photos and historic objects from these imaginative Sea Festival years at the beach.

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Jun 7, 2019 - Oct 7, 2019


Kate Petrusa