What's cooking in this summer in Coquitlam? Could be you

City of Coquitlam is looking for food trucks to feed hungry hordes at a variety of summer events

As the Tri-Cities creep out of the shadow of winter, the city of Coquitlam is looking ahead to summer and a long list of outdoor events — and, crucially, how to feed the tens of thousands of people expected to attend them.

To keep the hungry masses happy, the city is looking for local food vendors that offer unique menus so that all event-goers walk away happy. 

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The city recommends applicants apply early to secure a spot. Contact festivalsandevents@coquitlam.ca for general inquiries.

All the event listed below will be held at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way).

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day — Wednesday, July 1, 12 to 10 p.m.

Now in its 12th year, Coquitlam’s Canada Day celebration typically attracts more than 75,000 people, including 20,000 for the end-of-day fireworks alone. 

To view the city’s food truck information package for this event or to apply, visit www.coquitlam.ca/canadaday.

Summer Concert Series — Fridays, July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 4, 7 to 9 p.m.

Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series returns for its fourth year, with free concerts over three Friday evenings. 

“These more intimate concerts provide music lovers a free concert under the evening sky at the TD Community Plaza,” sats the city in a press release. “Food vendors have the potential of reaching close to 5,000 people over the course of the three-concert series.”

This event requires food vendors to be self-sufficient, meaning no external power or water support will be available. Participation in one or more dates is available, although preference will be given to those available on all three dates.

To view the city’s food truck information package for this series or to apply, visit www.coquitlam.ca/summerconcerts.

Kaleidoscope Music & Arts Festival — Saturday, Aug. 15, 1 to 9 p.m.

Voted by Tri-Cities residents as the 2019 "Outdoor Concert of the Year,” Kaleidoscope Music and Arts Festival is an arts and music festival that attracts more than 5,000 people each year. This free, all-ages event features an immersive arts experience, a high-caliber entertainment line-up and hand-selected local artisans.

To view the city’s food truck information package for this event or to apply, visit www.coquitlam.ca/kaleidoscope.

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