Party on Parksville Beach like it was 1989

An ’80s party down at Parksville Beach this Saturday will celebrate 30 years of sand sculpting in the area, and everyone’s invited.

PARKSVILLE — An ’80s party down at Parksville Beach this Saturday will celebrate 30 years of sand sculpting in the area, and everyone’s invited.

“We decided to hold this beach party to bring people in and start to celebrate what we accomplished and where we’ve come from,” said Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition (Beachfest) assistant Kyle Anderson.

The groovy party kicks off at 6 p.m. with a group of daredevils jumping out of an airplane and landing on the dance floor (the volleyball court), where they’ll do some tricks with smoke. Anderson said this eye-catching display is not to be missed.

People are encouraged to dress in ’80s attire and boogie to some classic ‘80s music. A celebrity-look-alike contest will be held and there will be prizes to win.

Close to 70,000 people have entered the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Exhibition gate since July 14, according to organizers, and there is just over one week remaining for visitors and residents to view the beautiful sculptures. The final weekend of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Exhibition is August 18 and 19, along with the QF Festival of Lights on Sat., Aug. 18 at dusk and Kidfest on Sun., Aug. 19.

Don’t forget your neon this Saturday, Aug. 11 at Parksville Community Park from 6 to 9 p.m. For more on Beachfest visit www.parksvillebeachfest.ca.