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Reminder: Revel in Coquitlam's artistic side at Kaleidoscope festival

The sixth annual event this weekend will consist of free and pre-registered gatherings to meet current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Kaleidoscope Arts Festival Coquitlam 2018
The 2018 Kaleidoscope Arts Festival at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam.

Coquitlam's colourful culture will be celebrated this weekend as the city's annual Kaledioscope Arts Festival returns for its sixth edition.

Activities are set to include art displays, musical acts, dance performances and crafts — some free and other pres-registered in order to meet B.C.'s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Masks are recommended for outdoor events while B.C. reinstated its mandatory mask order for indoor public spaces earlier this week as the province continues through Step Three of its pandemic restart plan.

The good news: each registered activity will only cost $2 per person.

“Our aim is to get out into the community and to present experiences in new ways,” Terra Dickinson, Coquitlam’s cultural and community events supervisor, told the Tri-City News.

The Kaleidoscope Arts Festival is scheduled — rain or shine — for tomorrow (Aug. 28) from 10:30 a.m to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday (Aug. 29) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It'll also take a page from 2020's edition and will be hosted at multiple venues like Town Centre Park, Pinetree Community Centre, City Centre Pop-up Park and Blue Mountain Park.


Here's a list of events at this year's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival asking for your toonie:


  • Barre fitness, featuring the live viola music of Thomas Beckman (TD Community Plaza)
    • 1 p.m. Aug. 28
    • 2:30 p.m. Aug. 29
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga featuring live classical guitar with Ruel Morales (TD Community Plaza)
    • 10 a.m. Aug. 29
    • 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29


  • Galactic Circus
    • 7 p.m. Aug. 28
    • 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 


  • Story time with the Coquitlam Public Library    
    • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28 @ Cottonwood Park
    • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 @ Riley Park 
  • Heritage Graffiti Art Craft (Mackin House)
    • Noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 28
    • Noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 29    
  • Artist-led Augmented Reality Walking Tour (Art Gallery at Evergreen)
    • 1 to 1:20 p.m.
    • 2 to 2:20 p.m.
    • 3 to 3:20 p.m.   

For more information and to see which events are free to attend, you can visit the festival's page on the city of Coquitlam's website.

The Tri-City News is a media partner with the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.