Families pepper White Rock’s beach, despite a hazy reception. (Aaron Hinks photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Sea Festival kicks off at waterfront

Hazy sky doesn’t deter young families

Historically featuring a blue sky, glistening water and an ocean-side breeze, those attending the White Rock Sea Festival this weekend experienced a more nebulous reception.

Despite a cloud of smoke that dimmed the sun, hundreds of families still made an effort to enjoy the activities at White Rock’s waterfront for opening day of the festival.

Festivities kicked off Saturday morning and will contiune until a firework display at 10 p.m.

Activities continue Sunday (Aug. 6) at both east and west beaches. The ever popular Waiter’s Race begins at 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the White Rock Museum and the Torchlight Parade will take over Marine Drive from 8:15-11 p.m. Sunday night.

A list of the events can be found here.

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Youngsters pose by, and climb White Rock’s iconic landmark. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Hundreds of families enjoy White Rock’s waterfront at the White Rock Sea Festival. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Jo Hollick races to complete a sand castle before the rising tide at White Rock Sea Festival. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Jasraj Singh Aneja, 8, learns how to build a kite at the White Rock Sea Festival. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Several craft booths were set up for children at the White Rock Sea Festival, including one where children could design Frisbees. (Aaron Hinks photo)

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