Hosting Festivals & Special Events

Hosting a festival or special event? Let us help!Let Us Help! 

Deadlines: Special Event Application  

  • less than 500 ​attendees, applications must be submitted
    at least 3 months prior to the event.
  • more than 500 ​attendees, applications must be submitted at least 6 months prior to the event.

For more information, please contact us:
Phone: 604-927-6952 or 604-927-6970
Email: FestivalsandEvents@coquitlam.ca

Outdoor Event Venues

The City of Coquitlam has a number of outdoor venues to host an event:

Looking for indoor venues? Visit the Facility Rentals page.

​Permit Information

Refer to the British Columbia Safety Authority for more information regarding the licencing, inspection and operating requirements for inflated amusement devices.

​Park Rentals & Town Centre Park Plaza Fees*

The following flat rates shall apply for the use of general park areas, sports fields, and Town Centre Park Plaza for each non-sport event, activity or program, excluding Percy Perry Stadium:

Park Rentals* Community Private Commercial
<500 Attendees $122.50 $248.00 $372.00
500 to 999 Attendees $165.00 $334.00 $500.00
>1000 Attendees $334.00 $667.00 $1,001.00

Town Centre Park Plaza*      Community Private Commercial
<500 Attendees
 Hourly $51.20 $64.00 $76.80
 Daily $409.60 $512.00  $614.40
500 to 999 Attendees
 Hourly $61.45 $76.80 $92.15 
 Daily $491.50  $614.40  $737.30
 1000 > Attendeeds
 Hourly $71.70 $89.60 $107.50
 Daily $593.90  $742.40  $890.90 

*Effective April 1, 2017

Definitions

Commercial: Any individual, company or organization engaged in the pursuit of business for profit through the use of Parks, Recreation and Cultural facilities.

Community Organization: A Coquitlam based non-profit, non-restricted membership group or organization whose activities are consistent wiht the goals, objectives and standards of the City. Religious groups, union meetings and politicial meetings shall be charged fees on the basis of the Community Organization rate. 

Private: Any individual or organization which does not meet the requirements of the "Community Organization" or "Commercial" definition. 

Looking to connect? Join the Community Festival Planners Network!

The Community Festival Planners Network is an organization made up of festival and event organizers around the Tri-Cities. The group meets six times per year to discuss challenges, successes and options for collaboration within our festival community.

For more information about the Festival Planners Network:
Email: ArtsandCulture@coquitlam.ca