Schedule of Events

Blast from the Past: See the Program from the First Annual Sea Cavalcade in 1969! (PDF, 465 KB)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Gower Point Road to Winn Road closure

Check Road Closures page for full details closer to event weekend.


Flippers Pancake Breakfast

Heading out early to get a great viewing spot for the parade? Come and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast with sausages, served by the Salvation Army


Gower Point Road

Parade Assembly

At Park Road


Navy Ship Viewing

HMCS Oriole and Navy ORCA

9:00am–12:00pm & 1:00–5:00pm

Gov't Wharf, Gibsons Harbour

Clown Contest + info

The Sea Cavalcade invites you to JOIN the FUN and to take part in this year's Clown Contest. Create your own costume! Categories include kids, adults, and group family. Details and Registration

Free Hot Dogs

Free Hot dogs while you wait for the parade, at RE/MAX Top Performers Gibsons office.


RE/MAX Gibsons

Sea Cavalcade Mile Run + info

Mile Run

Just before the parade, the highway is clear of cars and hundreds of spectators are ready to cheer: the perfect setting for a road mile! Join 100+ runners of all ages and abilities on a fast net downhill course. Post-run refreshments. Cash prizes to 1st male and female. Age group awards from 9 & Under to 70+. Save $ by pre-registering online. Details and Results.


Park Rd to Pratt Rd to North Rd on Gibsons Way;
Late registration & bib pick-up Fri noon–6pm at PaceSetter Athletic; Sat 9:30–10:20am at PaceSetter Athletic; 10:30-10:45 at start line



Everyone loves a parade! Bring the whole family to enjoy marching bands, floats, candy, clowns, music, and more. Don't forget folding chairs and sunscreen and your camera. Arrive early to get the best spot—and cheer on the runners in the Sea Cavalcade Mile! Parade Application Form (PDF) | Parade Map for participants (PDF)

Classic Cars on Display

Great display of classic cars and food concession fundraiser.


Gibsons Park Plaza

Family Day in Gibsons Landing

Lots to see and do in the Landing! A variety of family-friendly activities in Holland Park, Winegarden Park and Gower Point Road.

12:00–4:00pm — Bouncy Castle

12:00–8:00pm — Craft/Arts Vendors & Educational Booths

Get your Sea Cavalcade Raffle Tickets!

12:00–8:00pm — Food Concessions

Gibsons Lions Club, Wandering Wonders Ice Cream, Leos Tapas & Grill delicious vegetable and chicken wraps, The Hot Crazy Baked Potatoes, Buddies at the Bay sno-kones, etc. Application Forms for vendors

12:10pm — Singing of Oh Canada

by Ashley Hautala

12:15–12:45pm — Cavalcade Awards

Golden Girl

Awards to Sea Cavalcade Royal / Princess, Golden Girl, Parade Marshall; Special Presentations.

12:45–1:05pm — Mile Race Awards

Overall and age group awards presented to winners of the Mile Race. Draw prizes for participants and volunteers.

1:00–4:00pm — Kids' Activities

Face painting, Hoppin' Ponies, Kids' Races & Games, Water Balloon Games, Petting Zoo, Juggling Workshop: Learn to juggle; make your own juggling balls!

Trudi Frudi the clown invites you to join the FUN and to take part in the Kids' Activities clown contest & special parade. BE A CLOWN! Details & Bio

1:05–1:30pm — Philippine's Dancers

1:30–2:00pm — Chinese Ribbon Dance

Performed by Jessica Yue. Details/performer bio

2:00–2:20pm — Clown Contest Awards

2:30–3:00pm — Business Display Awards

3:15–3:40pm — Singing by Ashley Hautala

3:45–4:15pm — Sunshine Coast Fencing Club Demo

Show by Jonathan Hutchinson and Marie-Rose Bruskiewicz

4:15–4:45pm — Chinese Ribbon Dance

Performed by Jessica Yue. Details/performer bio

5:00–6:00pm — Boat Cavalcade

In Gibsons Harbour: with the Golden Girls and Royals

5:00–7:00pm — Salmon BBQ

Sea Cavalcade Salmon BBQ by Leo's Tapas & Grill

5:15–6:00pm — Driftwood Players Story Theatre

This year's show consists of four short plays: "Little Red," "Robin Hood," "True Duck Tails" and "Billy Goats Gruff." Details & Performer Bio

5:00–8:00pm — Bouncy Castle

Bouncy Castles In Action

5:00–8:00pm — Virtues Rock Treasure Hunt

250 painted rocks will be hidden in Gibsons Landing. The bottom of each rock will have the word of a virtue painted on it such as kindness, joy, honesty, peace, etc. In addition, some of the rocks will have the word 'winner' or 'prize' written on them which can be brought to the booth on Gower Point Road for a prize. This event is sponsored by the Baha'i Community.

6:00–6:30pm — Sunshine Coast Roller Girls

Sunshine Coast Roller Girls are a group of women with a common goal: to bring the sport of roller derby to the Sunshine Coast! More info

6:30–7:00pm — Singing by Ashley Hautala

7:30–9:30pm — Family Concert

Bad to the Bow

Dominique School of Dance Rotary Clam Shell, Winegarden Park | Performer bios



"Music Lights the Night!" Head down to the Landing (or anywhere with a view of the harbour) for a spectacular fireworks display to music!

Saturday Night extra bus service on Gibsons Way behind the Visitor Info Centre: PDFBus schedule


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Gower Point Road closure begins

Road closed to traffic


Flippers Pancake Breakfast

The Sea Cavalcade "Flippers" team invites everyone to come and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast with sausages, served by the Salvation Army. Across from the bus stop.


Gower Point Road

Kids Fishing Derby

Fishing Derby

Kids, bring a bucket and an adult, fishing gear and life jacket and try your luck! Bait supplied. Prizes for largest and smallest catch.


Gibsons Gov't Wharf

Navy Ship Viewing

HMCS Oriole and Navy ORCA

9:00am–12:00pm & 1:00–5:00pm

Gov't Wharf, Gibsons Harbour

Keats to Armours Mile Swim + info

Keats Island Swim

Challenge yourself in the historic one-mile open water swim from Keats Island to Armours Beach. Escort boat required, wetsuits optional. Entry fee includes ride to Keats, snacks and swim cap. Details and Results


Armours Beach
Late Registration & Check-in 8:00–9:00am

Kayak & SUP Races + info

Sea Cavalcade and Sunshine Kayaking Ltd. present the First Annual Kayak & SUP Races. Armours Beach to Keats Island and back. Single Kayak, Double Kayak, and SUP categories. Awards after the races. Sponsored by Sunshine Kayaking Ltd. Details and Results

Sea Cavalcade Laser Regatta

A long-standing tradition at Sea Cavalcade.

Winegarden and Holland Park Events

10:00am–4:00pm — Displays, Food & Vendors

Sunday market, Educational Booths, Sea Cavalcade Booth Sales, Sea Cavalcade Raffle Tickets; plus Food vendors including Gibsons Lions Food concession, Wandering Wonders Ice Cream, Buddies at the Bay sno-kones. Application Forms for vendors

12:00–4:00pm — Bouncy Castle

Bouncy Castles In Action

2:00–4:00pm — Kids Challenge Games

Kids, come and play at the Kids Challenge Games organized by the Bank of Montreal and the CIBC! Parents, be prepared to join in the fun.

4:00–6:00pm — Sea Cavalcade Community Performing Arts Show

Violinist Jasmine Fitzsimons; Cardio Cabaret: competitive adult street jazz; Let's Dance: Latin Dances; Alan Barnes and Patricia Smit: Argentine Tango; Keia Papa Kaua: Hawaiian Hula Dance; Pianist Brison Geue; Harmony Line Dancers; Pianist Emily Picard. Performer bios

5:00–8:00pm — Bouncy Castle

Bouncy Castles In Action

6:00–7:00pm — Free Community Dinner

Pig Roast provided by Christ the King Community Church
Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Coleslaw
CTK Community Church has met in Gibsons Landing for over 9 years! We love the town of Gibsons and thought a way to show our heart for the community was to provide a great event for all ages.
Come and enjoy a picnic style dinner for the whole family. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, have dinner and take in the Sunday night Sea Cavalcade festivities in the Landing.
1500 free tickets available at the Pig Roast ticket booth in Gibsons Landing all day July 23–24. Ticket holders will receive priority Sunday night.

6:00–9:00pm — Live Entertainment

6:00–8:30: Music by Half Cut and The Slackers. Performer bio

8:30–9:00: Magic & Comedy Animation by Gerardo Avila; Errol Lipshitz (Circus's Clown Soul) William Tell show. Performer bio

Gower Point Road re-opens to traffic