10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this October

Oct 1 2019, 1:59 pm

Flamenco, Halloween, and more. Enjoy autumn in the Tri-Cities with these 10 fun events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody this October.

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

Flamenco Extravaganza

What: Enjoy a night of flamenco performance with feature Flamenco guitarist, Josué Tacoronte, singer Jafelin, and  flamencan dancers Martha Villa Martin and Nathanael Webber.

When: October 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion Club 119 – 2529 Clarke St, Port Moody
Tickets: Online

Your Shoe My Shoe

What: Your Shoe My Shoe is a micro-epic play by Rebel Haunt Theatre, and is part of Port Moody Arts Centre Art 4 Life exhibition. The 30-minute song and dance performance explores themes of friendship, expressing and managing emotions, courage, and cooperation through music, songs, and movement.

When: October 5, October 10, and October 19, 2019
Time: 2 pm (Saturdays), 7 pm (Thursday)
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, Free

Welcome to Coquitlam 2019

What: This annual Coquitlam event is geared to residents who are new to Coquitlam or Canada, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the city. The mayor, city council, and staff will be available to provide information and answer questions.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 2 to 8 pm
Where: Coquitlam City Hall – 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

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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.

When: Every Thursday until October 10, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Fall Harvest Marketplace

What: The second annual Fall Harvest Marketplace features over 50 local vendors specializing in handmade creations.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Civic Centre Galleria – 100 Newport Drive Port Moody
Admission: $2, children 12 and under get in free

Stage 43 presents The Creature Creeps

What: Stage 43’s latest show is The Creature Creeps, a comedic exploration of the horror genre. Expect to see a mad scientist, hear creaking doors, and meet a cast of classic spooky characters.

When: 
Time: 8 pm (2 pm on October 20)
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Oktoberfest 2019: A Traditional Bavarian Event

What: Hard Rock Casino’s first-ever Oktoberfest event features live music by The Leder Hosers traditional Bavarian dancing by the Roving German Girls, craft beer, German cuisine, and more.

When: October 18, 2019
Times: 7 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, each ticket comes with a free branded beer stein with a serving of beer, along with one serving of traditional German fare.

Diwali Family Day

What: Head to Mackin House to celebrate Diwali. Activities include learning the history behind the customs, crafts, samosa making demonstration, live performances, complimentary henna design, and more.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Mackin House – 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
Admission: By Donation

Bret Michaels

What: Poison frontman and reality tv star Bret Michaels comes to Hard Rock Casino on his Unbroken Tour.

When: October 25, 2019
Times: 8 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Anmore Manor Haunted House

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What: Anmore Man has been a local neighbourhood scare for the past seven years. Visitors are invited to step inside the home and partake in a number of handmade decorations, horror scenes, and terrifying live actors.

When: October 25, 26, 27, and 31, 2019
Time: 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: 1151 Robin Way, Anmore
Admission: By donation to the Share Society, cash or non-perishable food items