5 Family-Friendly Coquitlam Festivals to Kick-Start Summer

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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!

78 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. janThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 10:40am PDT

    this would make an incredible day out

  2. LindaThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 1:59pm PDT

    This is fantastic. A very good day out indeed!

  3. Theresa PThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 2:27pm PDT

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

  4. Diana PringleThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 3:14pm PDT

    Great prizes! Everyone can have something!

  5. brandonThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 4:14pm PDT

    Sounds like a great day out!

  6. wenThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 4:15pm PDT

    Awesome as always!

  7. Shirley SThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 6:34pm PDT

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

  8. Kathleen BThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 6:49pm PDT

    they sound like fun events

  9. MayaThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 8:25pm PDT

    Sounds great!

  10. AngelaThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 9:04pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  11. Bonnie RThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 10:28pm PDT

    What an amazing prize!

  12. LiesaThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 10:41pm PDT

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

  13. TowelyThursday, May 31st, 2018 — 11:09pm PDT

    I’m feeling lucky. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Tabby72Friday, June 1st, 2018 — 6:40am PDT

    I’d love to explore Coquitlam and these festivals!

  15. MaryanneFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 6:41am PDT

    What a bunch of fun fests!

  16. BevFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 7:04am PDT

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

  17. LisaFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 8:27am PDT

    Great gift pack

  18. MarleneFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 9:42am PDT

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

  19. TedFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 9:46am PDT

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

  20. TaniaFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 10:31am PDT

    Sounds like a great day out!

  21. RinoFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 10:32am PDT

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. AlexFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 10:49am PDT

    Sounds like fun events!

  23. MelodyFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 10:56am PDT

    Coquitlam is awesome for all these community events!

  24. Linda WebsterFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 11:41am PDT

    Lots of family fun days!

  25. RonFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 11:52am PDT


  26. leanaFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 12:07pm PDT

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

  27. MirandaFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 2:24pm PDT

    Those would be fun events to go to!

  28. IsabelFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 3:05pm PDT

    Sounds like a great prize pack!

  29. Pauline WilkinsonFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 4:57pm PDT

    Great Events list and Great Prize Pack

  30. EileenFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 5:21pm PDT

    oh fun!

  31. TammyFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 6:23pm PDT

    Wonderful prize!!

  32. MaryFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 8:22pm PDT

    What a wonderful prize!

  33. JazzyFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 8:32pm PDT

    Great prize!

  34. Sunshine HFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 8:35pm PDT

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

  35. CassieFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 8:56pm PDT

    Thank you!!

  36. David MFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 9:53pm PDT

    Great prize!

  37. Marisa. PFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 10:47pm PDT

    It’s always fun in Coquitlam 🙂

  38. deniseFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 10:48pm PDT

    This would be awesome.

  39. Mike KFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 10:57pm PDT

    id love to win this prize pack

  40. JessicaFriday, June 1st, 2018 — 11:03pm PDT

    This is awesome!

  41. ShelleySaturday, June 2nd, 2018 — 5:17am PDT

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

  42. RebeccaSaturday, June 2nd, 2018 — 6:29am PDT

    Wow this would male an amazing day out

  43. DarcySaturday, June 2nd, 2018 — 8:09am PDT

    What s fun prize!

  44. cindy quachSaturday, June 2nd, 2018 — 10:44am PDT

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

  45. peter mokSaturday, June 2nd, 2018 — 10:52am PDT


  46. Cheuk LauSaturday, June 2nd, 2018 — 3:02pm PDT

    great events for grandkids

  47. Kim CSaturday, June 2nd, 2018 — 7:07pm PDT

    Great prize for a day out

  48. SumanSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 7:19am PDT

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

  49. VinceSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 7:54am PDT

    Great day out!

  50. Kathy ClarkSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 10:53am PDT

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

  51. Jessica PSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 2:52pm PDT

    This would be a great day!

  52. TiffSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 3:58pm PDT

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

  53. Teri BeaucheminSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 6:34pm PDT

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

  54. Jason BSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 7:46pm PDT


  55. ChelleySunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 9:55pm PDT

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

  56. Angie McNeilSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 10:29pm PDT

    Thank you for such a great contest

  57. NstalieSunday, June 3rd, 2018 — 10:42pm PDT

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

  58. AngelaMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 12:13am PDT

    Great events and great prize!

  59. LaelMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 5:31am PDT

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

  60. yvaMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 7:32am PDT

    Great idea for a day out!

  61. adamMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 7:33am PDT

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

  62. SheilaMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 7:47am PDT

    Sounds fun! Let’s hope the weather will be great 🙂

  63. RoderickMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 10:13am PDT

    Quite a package

  64. Bernice Vander WykMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 11:15am PDT

    Great prizes!! Thanks for the chance to win. ?

  65. deanMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 1:30pm PDT

    sounds like lots of fun

  66. Jessica Roberts-FarinaMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 1:36pm PDT

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

  67. RitaMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 5:26pm PDT

    Terrific events. I’d love to win the prize pack!

  68. ShirleyMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 5:45pm PDT

    Would love to win! 🙂

  69. Coleen BMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 8:03pm PDT

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

  70. Raquel BarriaMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 8:17pm PDT

    Ive always enjoyed Daisy Day Festival!!!

  71. StephanieMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 9:32pm PDT

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

  72. April TreakleMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 10:11pm PDT

    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!

  73. Hayley BouchardMonday, June 4th, 2018 — 11:09pm PDT

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

  74. CoriTuesday, June 5th, 2018 — 11:40am PDT

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

  75. KirstenTuesday, June 5th, 2018 — 2:20pm PDT

    What a great prize pack!

  76. Andrea PlesnerWednesday, June 6th, 2018 — 3:05am PDT

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

  77. JennyWednesday, June 6th, 2018 — 9:21pm PDT

    awesome prize pack!

  78. Jason BSunday, June 10th, 2018 — 10:22pm PDT


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