Bring on the Heat with Port Coquitlam’s Summer in the City Festival

The City of Port Coquitlam’s Summer in the City – Festival of Arts, Culture and Entertainment begins July 6 with free, accessible and family-friendly events.

This two month arts festival is a great way to discover new performers from Metro Vancouver and enjoy quality entertainment in the heart of Port Coquitlam.

Events include the Farmers Market, Village Vibe, Music in the Square, and Cinema Under the Stars. Watch sizzling stage performances and popular films, buy farm fresh food and say hello to your local neighbours. There’s something for everyone to enjoy during July and August.

The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is back for its tenth season, running every Thursday 3-7 p.m. at Leigh Square. With over fifty vendors, the Market brings locally grown vegetables and fruit, home-made baking and artisan-made goods. Enjoy weekly themes, events and performances for the whole family. Check for more information.

Village Vibe is presented in Leigh Square on the outdoor stage every Saturday afternoon 2-4 p.m. during the summer (July 7 to Aug. 25) and is free to attend. Village Vibe provides an opportunity for local emerging artists to gain experience in front of a live audience and celebrate their talents. All ages welcome – rain or shine.

Enjoy the summer with free afternoon performances in Leigh Square every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. July 8 to Aug. 26. Music in the Square features professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary.  All ages welcome – rain or shine.

Start your weekend off with an unforgettable Friday night experience at Cinema Under the Stars! Leigh Square will showcase recent movies for free on an enormous 26 feet tall silver screen at Sun Valley and Gates parks. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, round up some friends or bring the whole family to our outdoor movie nights. Sponsored in part by G&F Financial Group. In the event of rain, the movie will be moved to the following week. Movie listings:

  • Jul 6     9:00 p.m.  –  Gates Park – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
  • Jul 20    9:00 p.m. – Sun Valley Park – Peter Rabbit (PG)
  • Aug 3   8:45 p.m. – Gates Park – Thor Ragnorak (PG-13)
  • Aug 17   8:45 p.m. – Sun Valley Park – Coco (G)

Leigh Square offers a unique selection of week-long art day camps for kids with a mix of art, play and experiences. Children explore their creative side while experimenting with various visual and performing arts. All camps include games, play, trips to the park and outdoors. Register at 604-927-PLAY (7529) or at

Summer in the City is presented by the City of Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village and is sponsored in part by the Tri-City News, Alliance Printing and G&F Financial Group.

For more information, call 604-927-8400, visit or follow Leigh Square Community Arts Village on Facebook.


Nikki Hillman
Arts & Culture Program Assistant
T: 604.927.8441