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
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.
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 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.
BC 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.
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!