Resort Drive is the place to be in Parksville

Make sure to mark Sunday, September 8 on your calendar

Organizers and resort managers came together for a mini-party this month

Organizers and resort managers came together for a mini-party this month

Locals may want to contact their out of town friends and relatives to come for a visit this September.

That’s when Party on the Drive will take place, when art, music, food and activities for all ages will fill Resort Drive in Parksville.

“September is a great month here and Party on the Drive is one more reason to plan vacations around that time,” said event planner Carrie-Powell Davidson.

Artists from around the Island have signed up for the event, including Red Cod Forge and Affinity Stone Jewelry & Design from Nanoose Bay and painter Dan Gray from Errington. More artists are encouraged to register for the event now.

Food vendors will include La Vida Vegan, AJ Catering, Robarz-home-baked goodies, Extreme Eatz and Karma Coffee.

Numerous stages will be set up with live music including Kumbana Marimba, Peter Jack Rainbird, Dave Marco and Exit 51. A street dance will also take place throughout the party.

Activities for all ages will be found at the event including Bounce-A Rama, a mobile gymnastics group and SmartFitt hula hoops. More activity-based vendors can still sign up for the event.

Participating resorts on the drive will be hosting open houses for locals and their guests to check out during the party.


Party on the Drive happens Sunday, September 8 from 1 -5 p.m. Visit the newly created Facebook Page: Party on the Drive. Registration forms and information can be found at