Tri-City festivals and cultural events
FESTIVALS & CULTURAL EVENTS
Port Moody Penguin Swim (January 1)
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
Festival Du Bois (first week of March)
Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam
French Canadian traditions, music, dance, school programs and fun for the whole family. Visual art exhibition, theatre evening.
Port Moody Arts Festival (April)
10 day celebration of fine and visual arts, crafts and performance in Port Moody. www.pomoartsfestival.bc.ca
Kids Only Swap Meet (April)
Port Moody Arena
Children's clothing, toys, books and sports equipment.
May Day Festival (first week of May)
Downtown Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam's largest and oldest event with a parade, traditional Maypole dancing, a soap box derby and family amusements.
Festival Coquitlam Fishing Derby (last Sunday in May)
Como Lake Park, Coquitlam
Fishing derby for children under 16 years of age.
Festival Coquitlam Teddy Bear Picnic (second Sunday in June)
Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
Hands-on children's entertainment, music and performing artists.
Festival Coquitlam Grande Parade (Second Sunday in June)
Coquitlam Town Centre to Town Centre Park
BC Highland Games (June)
Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium
Scottish games and celebration.
Golden Spike Days (June/July Canada Day weekend)
Rocky Point Park/Civic Centre Park, Port Moody
Family fun, paddle wheeler rides, dragon boat races, amusement rides, family beverage garden and stage entertainment.
Canada Day Celebrations (July 1st)
Castle Park/Citadel Heights, Port Coquitlam
Fireworks extravaganza, live on-stage entertainment, multicultural displays, children's activities and fire fighter BBQ.
Fair in the Square (July)
Heritage Square, Maillardville
1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam
Art, music and heritage of Western Canada's second-largest Francophone community. www.placedesarts.ca
Blue Mountain Music Festival
Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam (July)
Live entertainment and activities for children. Food and fun for the whole family.
Terry Fox Hometown Run (September)
Hyde Creek Centre, Port Coquitlam
Cancer research fundraiser
Port Coquitlam Harvest Festival (October)
Music, crafts, food and fun
Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Fall Craft Fair (November/December)
Poirier Community Centre
Christmas Craft Fair (November)
Port Moody Social Recreation Centre
Envision Financial Festival of Lights (December)
Light the Lake
Illumniation of Lafarge Lake, Town Centre, ,Coquitlam