10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this March

Feb 26 2020, 7:00 am

Looking for something interesting to do in the Tri-Cities? Here is our rundown of 10 great events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody in March. Check out the Festival du Bois, Hard Knocks, and more.

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

Festival du Bois

Yves Lambert Trio / Festival du Bois

What: The 31st annual Festival du Bois is a weekend celebration of francophone and French-Canadian culture, and the largest in BC. Enjoy music and dance, traditional food, shows for children, fun activities, and more.

When: March 6 to 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Mackin Park — 1046 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

What: Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival showcases over 50 craft breweries, cider houses, and distilleries at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club on March 7. Admission includes all beverage samples, and Taps & Tacos Food Truck will be serving food. The festival will also be operating a free shuttle to and from the venue from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Skytrain station.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 2 to 4:30 pm and 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club – 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

International Women’s Day with Marlene Lowden: artist talk and blind contour drawing

What: Place des Arts’ welcomes exhibiting artist Marlene Lowden for an artist talk about her exhibition Blind Contour Homage Series for International Women’s Day. Lowden will share stories and explain her artistic process. Afterwards, attendees can try their hand at blind contour drawing.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Place des Arts — 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Register: Online, Free

Book Reading of “In My Own Moccasins” by Helen Knott

What: Douglas Indigienous Student Services presents a book reading of “In My Own Moccasins” by author Helen Knott.  There will be a Q&A, a showcase of new material, and a book signing. Light refreshments will also be served.

When: March 10, 2020
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Douglas College, Coquitlam Campus – Room — C1008 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam,
Tickets: Online, free

Port Moody Film Society 20th Annual Canadian Film Festival

What: Port Moody Film Society presents a retrospective for their 20th annual Canadian Film Festival, with the board selecting the six best films presented over the past twenty years.

When: March 12 until March 15, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Inlet Theatre — 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Membership $5 a year. Member admission $5 per film. Festival admission $7 per film.

Unplugged at Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse

What: Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse in Port Coquitlam have hosted their Unplugged series for over 15 years. Local musicians from across the Lower Mainland have performed to help raise funds and awareness for the hospice. Attendees are also welcome to perform in the open stage segment of the evening.

When: March 13, March 27
Time: Doors 7 pm, open stage 7:30 pm, feature performer 8:30 pm
Where: Gathering Place – 200-2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
Admission: $5

Spring Break Movie – Angry Birds 2 and Abominable

What: Enjoy afternoon screenings of Angry Birds 2 and Abominable with the family this spring break at Inlet Theatre. Seating is first come, first served, and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Presented by Port Moody Public Library.

When: March 18 and March 25, 2020
Time: Doors at 1:30 pm, screening at 2 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre — 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Hard Knocks at The Hard Rock



What: Alliance Boxing Promotions presents a professional boxing event showcasing local up and coming boxers as well as international fighters. The event also features a live guitarist, dancers, and BC’s first ever wheelchair adaptive boxing demonstration.

When: March 21, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver — 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online


What: Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood on their viral web series #IMOMSOHARD. They bring the Mom’s Night Out: Round 2! tour to the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on March 27.

When: March 27, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver — 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Tri-City Spring 2020 Home Expo

What: The Tri-City Spring 2020 Home Expo features a variety of local companies ready to help with your home improvement. Experts will be on location, ready to share advice for home, garden, and outdoor living needs.

When: March 27 to 29, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Poirier Sport Complex — 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

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