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10 things to do in the Tri-Cities in July

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Daniel Chai Jul 10, 2017 1:28 am 1,040

Tri-Cities summertime is a great time to check out a new event, like Summer Movies or The Market at Brewer’s Row.

To get you started, here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody this July.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Summer Movies in Port Moody

  • What: Enjoy family movies together at the Inlet Theatre. Films include Moana, Sing, and Beauty and the Beast. Presented by Port Moody Public Library.
  • When: Wednesdays until August 9, August 12
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Cost: Free to watch

The Market at Brewer’s Row

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  • What: The Market will feature thoughtfully curated shopping options, along with food, and family fun. Founded by the owners of boutiques Ardillas United and Violet+Ruby, the shopowners are happy to be bringing their outdoor market experience to Port Moody and to those who enjoy Rocky Point Park and Brewer’s Row on summer Friday nights.
  • When: Fridays through August 11
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Station Museum parking lot – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Cost: Free

Music in the Square

  • What: Enjoy the summer with an afternoon performance in Leigh Square every Sunday! Music in the Square features the finest professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary.
  • When: Sundays to August 27 (no show on August 20)
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

Neighbourhood Nights

  • What: Take part in games, family activities and light refreshments. Be a part of building relationships, promoting neighbourhood safety and creating a sense of community, while getting out to meet your neighbours and having fun.
  • When: July 13, 20 and 27
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Victoria Park (July 13), Blue Mountain Park (July 20), Bramblewood Elementary School (July 27), Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

BC Athletics Championships Jamboree

  • What: The BC Athletics Championships Jamboree brings athletes from around the province to compete in various track and field disciplines ​in running, jumping and throwing events. Hosted by Coquitlam Cheetahs Track & Field Club.
  • When: July 14 to 16
  • Where: Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

BC Superweek

  • What: Featuring nine pro races over the course of 10 days, BC Superweek has fast become one of the most prestigious pro-cycling events in North America with a total prize purse of more than $120,000! Featuring 6 separate events as part of the series, BC Superweek consists of the Tour de Delta, New West Grand Prix, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby, PoCo Grand Prix, and Tour de White Rock.
  • When: Now to July 16
  • Where: Delta, New Westminster, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and White Rock
  • Cost: Free to watch

Village Vibe Performing Arts Series

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  • What: The 2017 Village Vibe series will feature emerging to professional dancers, musicians, and artists! For those emerging artists, the Village Vibe series provides an opportunity to gain experience in front of a live audience and celebrate their talents.
  • When: Every Saturday in the summer starting July 22
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

A Midsummer’s Night Dream

  • What: Grab a picnic and the family and head over to Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza for Shakespeare in the Park. Place des Arts’ Summer Teen Theatre Troupe presents a wild, fun-filled adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Kevin Bennett. Complete with lively music and audience participation, this show is a theatrical treat for all ages.
  • When: July 26 to 30
  • Time: Wednesday to Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
  • Where: Town Centre Plaza – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

CanWest Games

  • What: With over 550 athletes competing for $18,000 in cash prizes and swag from Virus Athletics, the CanWest Games is the largest Fitness Competition in Western Canada. The Events will be challenging and exciting to watch. Ranging from big Olympic Lifts to inspiring feats of speed, strength, endurance, and power.
  • When: July 28 to 30
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Percy Perry Stadium – 1290 Pipeline Road, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $18.50

Mayor’s Summertime Celebration

  • What: Time to celebrate with Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay. Enjoy a BBQ, ride down the 20’ ft slide, balloon animals, face painting, and freezies for all.
  • When: July 28
  • Time: 1 to 8 pm
  • Where: Behind the Civic Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
  • Cost: Free

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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