10 things to do in the Tri-Cities in August

Jul 30 2017, 9:00 pm

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.

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

Neighbourhood Night at Mundy Park

  • 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
  • Cost: Free

Cinema Under the Stars

  • 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)
  • Cost: Free

The Market at Brewer’s Row

  • 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
  • Cost: Free

Summer Movies in Port Moody

  • What: Enjoy family movies together at the Inlet Theatre. Films include Minions (August 9) and Beauty and the Beast (august 12). Presented by Port Moody Public Library.
  • When: August 9 and 12 at 2 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Cost: Free to watch

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

Bif Naked

Bif Naked / Facebook

  • 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
  • Cost: Free

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

  • 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: Thursdays until September 28 from 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

Port Moody Car-Free Day

  • What: Head to St. Johns Street for a community celebration, filled with local businesses and artisans, delicious food, live music, and activities for all ages.
  • When: August 20 from 12 to 7 pm
  • Where: St. Johns Street, between Douglas Street and Moody Street Port Moody, British Columbia
  • Cost: Free

Can You See Us, Port Moody?

  • What: Artists in attendance, free admission, and refreshments served. Presented by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture.
  • When: August 24 to September 20.
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • Cost: Free

6th Annual Scootfest 


Scootfest / City of Port Moody

  • What: Artists in attendance, free admission, and refreshments served. Presented by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture.
  • When: August 27 at 11 am. Registration at 9 am.
  • Where: Rotary POMO SK8 Park at Rocky Point Park
  • Registration: $10 on site. Free to watch

End of Summer Carnival

  • What: Head to Coquitlam Public Library – City Centre Branch for carnival-style games. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to try and win small prizes. Drop in with no registration required.
  • When: August 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Public Library City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137 – 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free