10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this July

Jun 23 2019, 9:25 pm

Summer is in full swing in the Tri-Cities, and we’ve got the rundown on 10 fun events happening in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody this July! Cinema Under The Stars, Ultimate Car Show, and more.

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

Canada Day at Town Centre Park

Town Centre Park

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What: Kicking off at noon, the celebration will feature family-friendly live music and dance on two stages, food trucks, children’s entertainment, youth activities, arts and crafts, craft beverages and site-wide licensing, community displays, vendors, and fireworks over Lafarge Lake at nightfall.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: 12 to 10:30 pm. Fireworks at 10 pm
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
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. In the event of rain, the scheduled Neighbourhood Night will be cancelled.

When: Every Thursday from July 11 to August 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

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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. In the event of rain, the movie will be moved to the next available Friday.

When: July 5, July 19, August 2, and August 16, 2019
Time: 9 pm (July screenings), 8:45 pm (August screenings)
Where: Gates Parks (July 5 and August 2) and Sun Valley Park (July 19 and August 16), 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.

When: 
Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Coquitlam Heritage Society – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Register: Online, By donation

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

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What: Enjoy free concerts every Sunday at Rocky Point Park. Performers include Dawn Pemberton, The Legendary Powder Blues, and MOJO Stars. Supporting Crossroads Hospice.

When: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, and September 1, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Film Night – The Salt of the Earth

What: For the last 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has documented some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He now embarks on a discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by renowned German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who narrates the film.

When: July 12
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: At the door, member admission $5, membership $5 a year.

Summer Concert Series

What: Voted “Outdoor Concert of the Year” by Tri-Cities residents, Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series is back again for 2019. Drop by the TD Community Plaza in Town Centre Park to enjoy free concerts under the evening sky this summer. 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 truck.

When: July 12 (Rock Night), August 2 (Pop Night) and September 6 (RnB Night), 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Reception – Patterns – Inhabit – Figurative Body, Literal Mind

What: The Port Moody Arts Centre welcomes three new exhibitions to the gallery: Patterns, a group exhibition by the Garibaldi Art Club; Inhabit by Kwi AM Choi Scholarship Recipient Emilie Nunez; and Figurative Body, Literal Mind by Aimee Risby, another Kwi Am Choi Scholarship Recipient. Artists will be in attendance and refreshments will be served.

When: July 18, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Ultimate Car Show 2019

What: Hard Rock Casino is hosting their 5th Annual Ultimate Car Show, in partnership with 360 Fabrication Inc. The free all-ages event features live entertainment throughout the day with the Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams, performed by Reckless.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

The Windsinger

What: Magic! Betrayal! Revenge! Gather the family, pack a picnic and come to Town Centre Park for a whimsical outdoor performance of The Windsinger, a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s adventurous play, The Tempest.

When: July 23 to July 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free