Summer in the City

Port Coquitlam Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is running every Thursday 3-7 p.m. on Kelly Avenue in the Terry Fox Hometown Square at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. The market features locally grown vegetables and fruit, homemade baking and artisan-made goods. Enjoy themes, events and performances for the whole family. Visit for more information.

Cinema Under the Stars

It’s back! An unforgettable Sunday night experience at Cinema Under the Stars! Enjoy for a free showing of Spiderman: No Way Home on an enormous 40 feet tall silver screen at Gates Park on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, round up some friends or bring the whole family to our outdoor movie night. Sponsored in part by FortisBC.

Artists in Residence

Join Lions Park Artist-in-Residence, Kaitlyn Beugh, for free creative workshops exploring art-making with invasive species in the park. Workshops include invasive species walks, eco-printmaking, and drawing the rain garden. All ages welcome – rain or shine. Visit for more information.

Starting Aug. 19, join Artist-in-Residence, Vera Sidorova at the Outlet, for free drawing and painting workshops exploring the colours and techniques used by the Old Masters. Visit for workshop dates and details.

Art Exhibitions in Leigh Square

The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG), Outlet Gallery, City Hall Gallery, and Port Coquitlam Community Centre feature a rotating program of exhibitions by local and regional artists. The exhibitions advance knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by integrating art into community life and contributing significantly to the cultural landscape of Port Coquitlam.

Shelter in Place by Lacey Jane Wilburn

Michael Wright Art Gallery #200-2253 Leigh Square
June 29, 2022 – September 27, 2022

This series of expressive and intimate paintings illuminate the altering relationships to private and domestic space as a result of the pandemic. As a global society, we are undeniably living in a time of separation and distance. “Throughout this experience, I have been both challenged and deeply compelled by my domestic world, my relationship to the rooms in my home are becoming radically more important.” These works are about probing into the quiet moments of indoor solitude, the personal areas of human life that are often overlooked, or considered as incidental.

Artist Talk with Lacey Jane Wilburn
Join us on Wednesday, July 27th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Michael Wright Art Gallery for an artist talk with exhibiting artist Lacey Jane Wilburn.

Inside Euphoria by Kristy Shandal

Outlet Art Gallery #110-2248 McAllister Avenue
June 29, 2022 – September 27, 2022

In this pandemic, our homes can sometimes feel more like prisons. I hope to renew the vibrancy and scope for life that still exists within everyday moments and everyday spaces. The subject matter of these works features domestic routines – washing dishes, opening the fridge, taking a bath – through the lens of an embodied ritual. With this exhibition, I hope to instill in the viewer a sense of appreciation for the beauty of daily life.

The Peaceful Places We Seek​​ by Charlotte Heffelfinger

City Hall Gallery 2580 Shaughnessy St
June 29, 2022 – September 27, 2022

Charlotte is a self-taught, mixed-media artist from Port Coquitlam. Her art is solely inspired by the places that bring solitude: the mountains, the forests, the peaceful places we seek. Her works are created using acrylic, watercolours, and fine pen.

“Let my art create a tranquil place for your mind to wander and escape.” – Charlotte

Santorini – a Parable of Planning, Patience and Persistence by Manfred Kraus

Port Coquitlam Community Centre 2150 Wilson Ave
June 29, 2022 – September 27, 2022

These images capture the astonishing beauty of Santorini, Greece and reflect on the parable between the physical struggle to climb these volcanic slopes and our societal effort to contain the pandemic. Through his photography, Manfred documents the contrast between old and new as a way to preserve our heritage in architecture and our ever-changing environment. This exhibition is a fundraiser to support ArtsConnect.

Shaughnessy Pop-Up Park

Are you a musician or entertainer? Book the Shaughnessy Pop-Up Park stage for free this summer for events that benefit the community, such as live music. Picnic tables in the pop-up park are available for the public’s enjoyment. Learn more and book online at

Hot Summer Nights

Invite Fire crews out to your neighbourhood and talk to local firefighters, receive fire safety information, learn about fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and other topics. Also a great opportunity to check out the rescue vehicles and equipment. Book online at

Pride in PoCo

Thank you to everyone celebrated Pride in Port Coquitlam with us on July 23, 2022! The event at Leigh Square was an amazing celebration of LGBT2SQ+ communities with live music, crafts, food and community displays.

The family-friendly event reflects Port Coquitlam’s commitment to removing barriers and developing welcoming, inclusive and safe places for the City’s diverse populations, including the LGBT2SQ+ community and gender diverse people. The event is organized with the involvement of Port Coquitlam’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable (EDI).

Click here to learn more.

More Upcoming Events
  • Downtown Port Coquitlam Car Cruise and Show, Aug. 20 and 21
  • WHL Hockey Games at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre – Sept. 9 and 10
  • McAllister Avenue – Street Party – Sept. 10
  • Terry Fox Hometown Run – Sept. 18
Other Outdoor Activities
  • Outdoor tennis and sport courts are open (see the Facilities & Amenities link at,
  • More than 271 hectares of park and trails open dawn to dusk
  • Spray parks and outdoor pools
    • Castle and Sun Valley Parks, and spray features at Lions Park and Port Coquitlam Community Centre (PCCC). Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
    • Centennial, Routley, Sun Valley and Robert Hope Pool. Hours of operation may change by location and can be viewed online at