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5 Family-Friendly Coquitlam Festivals to Kick-Start Summer

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 — 10:27am PDT
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Summer decided to come early this year and who doesn’t want to pack as much sunny goodness as possible into every weekend? It’s definitely not hard to convince kids to stay outside all day and just a SkyTrain away Coquitlam has a ton of family-friendly festivals and events to get you out and about this June.

5 Family-Friendly Coquitlam Festivals

Coquitlam Festivals 2018

Austin Heights Daisy Day

  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Pancake breakfast: 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Where: 400 block of Lebleu St @ Austin Ave, Coquitlam
  • Admission: FREE

Start the day with a free pancake breakfast from the Coquitlam Kinsmen and specialty coffee from super cute local café Coffee + Vanilla (from 9:00am to 10:30am), before exploring local vendors, kids activity tents and live entertainment at Daisy Day. This sidewalk-style, open-air event, celebrates the vibrant Austin Heights neighbourhood, showing off some of the best food Coquitlam has to offer. Need to beat the heat? Hit up the local spray park at Blue Mountain Park. Insider tip: free parking is available for Daisy Day at Blue Mountain Church on Blue Mountain Street at Austin Avenue.

Daisy Day Austin Heights

Teddy Bear Family Concert

  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Where: Town Centre Park, Coquitlam, accessible from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station
  • Admission: FREE

When you’re all done with Daisy Day you can head over to Town Centre Park, at the TD Community Plaza for live entertainment from Tony Prophet and kid-favourite Bobs & Lolo. Insider tip: bring a picnic blanket and grab a bite to go from one of the restaurants and cafés hidden along Glen Drive (just off Pinetree Way). Food vendors will also be on-site.

Teddy Bear PicnicTeddy Bear Parade and Picnic

  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
    Parade Time: 9:45am to 11:00am
    Picnic Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Where: Town Centre Park, TD Community Plaza, accessible from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station
  • Admission: FREE

Bring the family to watch the Grande Parade march along Burlington Drive and Pinetree Way up to the Teddy Bear Picnic. Follow the parade route to Town Centre Park near the TD Community Plaza on the east side of Lafarge Lake for storytelling, puppet shows, food, gymnastics, live entertainment and of course, a picnic. An exciting event for little ones and their teddy bears too. Insider tip: bring bathing suits or a change of clothes, so kids can cool down at the Town Centre Park spray park.

Highland GamesBC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

  • When: June 15 & June 16, 2018
    Celtic Kick-Off: Friday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Highland Games: Saturday 7:00am to 6:00pm
  • Where: Percy Perry Stadium in Town Centre Park, accessible from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station
  • Admission: Tickets available here. Children under 6 are free.

Think kilts, bag pipes, highland dancing and of course the caber toss (a wooden pole up to 23 feet long)! The BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival is a weekend-long family-friendly event that starts off Friday night at Percy Perry Stadium, at Town Centre Park, with a Kick Off Ceilidh Beer Garden featuring live music from Ruckus Deluxe.

The main events day on Saturday also features children’s games, rides and activities. Insider Tip: Grab tickets for one of the four Whisky School classes before they sell out.

Lafarge Lake Family Fishing Day

  • When: Sunday, June 17, 2018 (Father’s Day) 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Where: Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam, accessible from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station
  • Admission: FREE

Nothing says summer like a family day by the lake. Perfect for Father’s Day, the Lafarge Lake Fishing Derby is for both novice and expert anglers, with the lake fully stocked with rainbow trout! Kids are also invited to help stock the lake. No licence is required, so this is great opportunity to introduce your kids to fishing and conservation. Volunteers will be onsite to teach and demonstrate angling techniques.

Fishing Derby Coquitlam

Lafarge Lake is steps away from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station and free parking is also available within Town Centre Park and at the SkyTrain Park ‘n Ride lot.

With Canada Day, the Summer Concerts series and the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival coming up this summer, Coquitlam has me thinking outdoor festivals in a big way.

Win a Daisy Day Prize Pack

I have an amazing Daisy Day prize pack to give away to help you have an incredibly fabulous day out in Austin Heights, valued at over $300! The prize includes coffee, mani/pedi, sunglasses, baked goods, flowers, lunch, and more:

$25 Tim Hortons gift card
$60 Eddie & Ev’s The Salon gift card
$100 Basic Eyewear gift card
$25 Coffee + Vanilla gift card
$50 Artisan Gifts & Flower gift card
$50 John B Pub gift card

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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Update The winner is Denaye Dorge!

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  1. jan says:

    this would make an incredible day out

  2. Linda says:

    This is fantastic. A very good day out indeed!

  3. Theresa P says:

    Great prize pack! Great events too, they look like lots of fun! Especially for my birthday coming up!

  4. Diana Pringle says:

    Great prizes! Everyone can have something!

  5. brandon says:

    Sounds like a great day out!

  6. wen says:

    Awesome as always!

  7. Shirley S says:

    Wonderful festivals! Sounds like a great way to kick-start summer!

  8. Kathleen B says:

    they sound like fun events

  9. Maya says:

    Sounds great!

  10. Angela says:

    Sounds like fun!

  11. Bonnie R says:

    What an amazing prize!

  12. Liesa says:

    Always a fun day on Austin Ave when Daisy Day rolls around

  13. Towely says:

    I’m feeling lucky. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Tabby72 says:

    I’d love to explore Coquitlam and these festivals!

  15. Maryanne says:

    What a bunch of fun fests!

  16. Bev says:

    This sure would be a fabulous day..thanks for the chance!

  17. Lisa says:

    Great gift pack

  18. Marlene says:

    What a generous gift pack. Sounds like a lovely day. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Ted says:

    Austin Heights is such a nice shopping area. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Tania says:

    Sounds like a great day out!

  21. Rino says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Alex says:

    Sounds like fun events!

  23. Melody says:

    Coquitlam is awesome for all these community events!

  24. Linda Webster says:

    Lots of family fun days!

  25. leana says:

    What a great list of events! I can’t wait to check them out with my daughters!

  26. Miranda says:

    Those would be fun events to go to!

  27. Isabel says:

    Sounds like a great prize pack!

  28. Pauline Wilkinson says:

    Great Events list and Great Prize Pack

  29. Eileen says:

    oh fun!

  30. Tammy says:

    Wonderful prize!!

  31. Mary says:

    What a wonderful prize!

  32. Jazzy says:

    Great prize!

  33. Sunshine H says:

    I love the local events! It’s a great way to make fun memories with your kids.

  34. Cassie says:

    Thank you!!

  35. David M says:

    Great prize!

  36. Marisa. P says:

    It’s always fun in Coquitlam ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. denise says:

    This would be awesome.

  38. Mike K says:

    id love to win this prize pack

  39. Jessica says:

    This is awesome!

  40. Shelley says:

    I just moved to Coquitlam a few months ago. Looking forward to checking out this event. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  41. Rebecca says:

    Wow this would male an amazing day out

  42. Darcy says:

    What s fun prize!

  43. cindy quach says:

    Oh…so many good memories at the John B….those chicken wings!

  44. peter mok says:


  45. Cheuk Lau says:

    great events for grandkids

  46. Kim C says:

    Great prize for a day out

  47. Suman says:

    Looking forward to attending this event! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  48. Vince says:

    Great day out!

  49. Kathy Clark says:

    Thanks for letting us know about the festivities at Austin Heights and for a chance at the great prize

  50. Jessica P says:

    This would be a great day!

  51. Tiff says:

    Thanks for all the info on great effects to participate in with the family!

  52. Teri Beauchemin says:

    This is great! I can’t wait to take my kids to all the events happening in Coquitlam this season

  53. Jason B says:


  54. Chelley says:

    Such a great area….thanks for the chance to win.

  55. Angie McNeil says:

    Thank you for such a great contest

  56. Nstalie says:

    Sounds fun! What a great way to kickstart the summer:)

  57. Angela says:

    Great events and great prize!

  58. Lael says:

    This would be a fun day out and the prize pack sounds like a great way to explore the area

  59. yva says:

    Great idea for a day out!

  60. adam says:

    Definitely a good idea for a pre-Father’s day out with my girls.

  61. Sheila says:

    Sounds fun! Let’s hope the weather will be great ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Roderick says:

    Quite a package

  63. Bernice Vander Wyk says:

    Great prizes!! Thanks for the chance to win. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  64. dean says:

    sounds like lots of fun

  65. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

    Such a generous gift package! I would love the chance to win and share the gifts cards among family and friends.

  66. Rita says:

    Terrific events. Iโ€™d love to win the prize pack!

  67. Shirley says:

    Would love to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Coleen B says:

    Thanks for this information about local events. Looking forward to taking in some of the festivities.

  69. Raquel Barria says:

    Ive always enjoyed Daisy Day Festival!!!

  70. Stephanie says:

    I’ll be at Daisy Day! Would love to win this prize package to spoil myself and a friend!

  71. April Treakle says:

    This is a great way to start a Saturday morning with my family! I am already winning so a bonus prize would be awesome! I wish everyone luck See you there!

  72. Hayley Bouchard says:

    I really want to take my Niece to the Teddy Bear’s picnic ^__^!

  73. Cori says:

    Thanks for the heads up! I live in that neighborhood and had no idea. What a fun Saturday morning!

  74. Kirsten says:

    What a great prize pack!

  75. Andrea Plesner says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Can’t wait to take the kids!

  76. Jenny says:

    awesome prize pack!

  77. Jason B says:


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