August in Tri-Cities is filled with exciting events, including Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, Port Moody Car-Free Day and more. To get you started, here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody this month.
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: August 3 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Mundy Park – 641 Hillcrest Street, Coquitlam
What: Start your weekend off with an outdoor film. Catch Moana (August 4) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (August 18) on a 26 feet tall enormous silver screen at Sun Valley and Gates Parks. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and round up some friends!
When: August 4 and 18 at 8:45 pm
Where: Gates Park – 2300 Reeve Street, Port Coquitlam (August 4) and Sun Valley 3700 Hamilton Street, Port Coquitlam (August 18)
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 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum parking lot – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
What: Bif Naked headlines this full-day arts festival at Town Centre Park. The musical lineup also features Jennifer Hayes, West My Friend, Derrival, The Paperboys and BreakOut West and 2017 nominees for Rock Artist of the Year, The Matinée. Other festival highlights include dancers, circus performers, storytellers, artists, an artisans market, kids’ activities, local food trucks and craft beer.
When: August 12 from 2 to 10 pm
Where: Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
What: Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural and heritage programming.