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10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this July

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Daniel Chai Jun 29, 2018 10:28 am 1,142

Looking for something fun to do around the Tri-Cities in July?  Check out outdoor movies, free concerts, and the rest of our 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody this month.

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

Summer Movies presented by the Port Moody Public Library

Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Dwayne Johnson in ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ (Sony Pictures).

  • What: Enjoy free family movie screenings on the big screen at Inlet Theatre. Movies include Coco, The Incredibles, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
  • When: Every Wednesday from July 4 to August 8, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Neighbourhood Nights

  • What: Get to know your neighbours at this free family event held at various Coquitlam park locations throughout the summer, with kids’ 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: Every Thursday from July 5 to August 23, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Various locations
  • Admission: Free

Cinema Under the Stars

  • What: Enjoy recent movies on a 26-foot-tall enormous silver screen at Sun Valley and Gates Parks. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and round up some friends!
  • When: Friday, July 6, July 20, August 3, and August 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Sun Valley and Gates Parks, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea with Maurice Guibord – Historic Places Day

  • What: In celebration of Historic Places Day, take a guided and engaging tour through historic Maillardville as you learn about the rich history of this neighbourhood. Let local historian and President of the Historical Francophone Society of BC, Maurice Guibord, lead you through Maillardville as he recounts the tales of the French-Canadian pioneers.
  • When: 
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Heritage – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $5

Summer Sundays: Free Blues, Soul, Funk, R&B and Reggae Concerts

  • What: Enjoy free concerts every Sunday at Rocky Point Park. Highlights include David Gogo, Brickhouse and Big City Soul.
  • When: Every Sunday from July 8 to September 2, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Music in the Square

  • What: 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. This is a rain or shine event.
  • When: Every Sunday from July 8 to August 26, 2018 (No performance on August 19)
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Gathering Place – 200 – 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

PoCo Grand Prix

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PoCo Grand Prix / City of Port Coquitlam

  • What: Join thousands downtown for the third PoCo Grand Prix presented by Dominion Lending Centres, and enjoy an exciting evening of pro cycling, free entertainment and family activities. Part of BC Superweek.
  • When: Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Time: 2:30 to 10:40 pm
  • Where: Downtown Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Fifth Annual Ultimate Car Show

  • Please note this event has been cancelled for 2018 due to a labour disruption.

From Where We Stand: Artist Talk & Tour

  • What: Join 13 Feet off the Ground Collective for an artist talk & tour of their exhibition From Where We Stand, on display at the Port Moody Arts Centre from July 12 to August 6. 2018. The evening will include a slide show featuring the collective’s mural work in Sicily and also includes a talk and tour through their exhibition of current work produced following the residency in Sicily last fall.
  • When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Summer Concert Series

  • What: Music lovers will enjoy free summer concerts under the evening sky at TD Community Plaza in Town Centre Park. Choose to either sit on the grassed seating levels or bring your own chair or blanket while enjoying a homemade picnic or meal purchased from an on-site food vendor.
  • When: Friday, July 13 (Jazz Night) August 3 (Classic Rock Night) and September 7 (Motown Night)
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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