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Mark Your Calendars – Kaleidoscope Arts Festival Aug. 12

by Katya Irwin |

COQUITLAM, BC, July 24, 2017 – Coquitlam will be home to one of Metro Vancouver’s most-anticipated outdoor events when it opens the gates to the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Presented by Kia West and produced by the City of Coquitlam, the free full-day event – featuring live shows from B.C. icon Bif Naked, folk-rock group The Paperboys and roots rockers The Matinée – is set to draw enthusiastic crowds from throughout the Lower Mainland.

Highlights include live music across two stages, circus acts, Métis dancers, artists and other family-friendly activities. Craft beer and a selection of food options will be available for purchase from on-site breweries and food trucks.

The festival site at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) is easily accessed by SkyTrain, located a short walk from Lafarge Lake-Douglas station.

Other Festival Highlights:

  • The Big Topp Show circus performance
  • Concerts by roots-folk act West My Friend, indie rockers Derrival, and jazz/pop singer Jennifer Hayes
  • Art workshops and crafts
  • Musical instrument ‘petting zoo’ from Long & McQuade
  • Face/body painting
  • Artisan market
  • Roving theatrical performers

For more information and performance times, visit www.coquitlam.ca/kaleidoscope

About Kaleidoscope Arts Festival
Experience the arts at Kaleidoscope, a free arts festival on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2 to 10 p.m. at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park (next to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station). Find a spot at the Plaza Stage for live musical acts and headliner Bif Naked, and explore the festival site for circus performers, dancers, artists, an artisans market, children’s activities, food trucks, craft beer and other surprises. www.coquitlam.ca/kaleidoscope.

About our Presenting Partner – Kia West
Kia West has always been dedicated to helping our local community thrive and grow, not only by selling safe, reliable and greener cars but by giving back to our local community and supporting its local artists. As a family run operation, born and raised in the Tri-Cities, we love that the City of Coquitlam allows us to partake in all the wonderful community events that help make our community come together and thrive. Find out more at www.kiawest.com.

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Download related images from our Kaleidoscope flickr album.

Media contact:
Kathleen Vincent
Manager Corporate Communications
City of Coquitlam