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Country music star and Canadian singer-songwriter Tim Hicks set to headline Canada Day in Port Coquitlam

This year’s Port Coquitlam Canada Day celebrations will include a full day of family-friendly fun
The Port Coquitlam Canada event will feature live music, family-friendly entertainment, a beverage garden, local food trucks, market vendors and more. Photo via City of Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam’s Canada Day is set to be more spectacular than ever, promises Mayor Brad West.

The free all-day event includes live music, family-friendly entertainment, a beverage garden, mouth-watering eats from local food trucks, market vendors and more. Bring your family and friends, grab your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy all the festivities at Castle Park.

“We have planned a range of exciting activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. It’s going to be a wonderful day of celebration, bringing our community together to honour our country and to kick off the summer season," West says.

Elevate your Canada Day experience with an extraordinary celebration! Enjoy a variety of live performances, stunning fireworks and engaging activities designed for the whole family.

"Join us for a memorable and enjoyable Canada Day. Last year we had a record crowd of 20,000 people for Canada Day. It was an amazing day with so many activities. People were feeling so positive about our community, where we're at, and where we're going," West says.

"Celebrations like that build that sense of community and positivity that we want PoCo to be known for."

Each year, this signature event draws over 20,000 attendees from Port Coquitlam and the lower mainland. Here's what visitors to Port Coquitlam's Canada Day celebrations can expect:

Fishing derby and pancake breakfast at Lions Park

Canada Day in Port Coquitlam kicks off with the Lion's Club pancake breakfast and fishing derby at Lions Park from 8 to 11 a.m. The fishing derby is free for kids under 10 years of age. No registration is required.

Grand finale fireworks

The display will take place at dusk to finish off the fun festivities. Photo via: City of Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam is excited to share that they are still committed to providing a spectacular fireworks show to end the action-packed day. The fireworks display will take place at dusk, and attendees can look forward to a meticulously choreographed pyrotechnics showcase, providing a touch of magic to finish off the festivities.

Live entertainment

Live entertainment will run from noon to 10 p.m., featuring an exciting lineup of performers leading up to the event headliner, country music star and Canadian singer-songwriter Tim Hicks. Tim Hicks has released many highly praised albums throughout his career including Throw Down, 5:01, 5:01+, Shake These Walls, New Tattoo, Wreck This, Campfire Troubadour and Talk To Time. He has been nominated for five JUNO Awards, won a CCMA Award, has four-platinum selling singles and has garnered eighteen Top 10 radio hits. Hicks has over 100 million collective streams and has sold out back-to-back national tours. Some of his best-selling hits include ‘Hell Raisin Good Time,’ ‘Stompin’ Ground,’ ‘Stronger Beer’ and ‘Here Comes the Thunder.’ Tim was nominated for Fans’ Choice and Album of the Year, “Talk to Time” at the 2023 CCMA Awards and wrapped his Campfire Troubadour 2023 headline tour across Canada last fall. 

Carnival games and rides

The Canada Day festivities in Port Coquitlam are a key element of the city's initiative to provide more family-friendly events. Photo via: City of Port Coquitlam

Many carnival games that were so popular during the May Day festival will be back for everyone to enjoy on Canada Day.

Local food and drink vendors

Eight food trucks, vendors and four local Port Coquitlam breweries will be on site with delicious food and drink options. The entire park has been licensed for the event, so attendees can enjoy a local brew while enjoying the live entertainment.

Free shuttle service

Shuttles will offer transport from Castle Park to Port Coquitlam’s north and south sides. Photo via: City of Port Coquitlam

One of the most popular amenities from the May Day Festival returns for Canada Day. Ditch the car and embrace convenience with hassle-free transportation to the event courtesy of the free roundtrip shuttle service. Shuttles will operate every 30 minutes from 12 to 10 p.m., transporting visitors to Castle Park from Port Coquitlam's north and south sides. 

Canada Day is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Sponsors include:

Journey Auto Group–Gold Sponsor
Tri-City News–Media Sponsor

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