Hosting Outdoor Festivals & Special Events

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Due to COVID-19, the City of Coquitlam has cancelled all community events and rentals until further notice. If you have immediate inquiries please connect with us at FestivalsAndEvents@coquitlam.ca

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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: 604-927-69​68
Email: FestivalsandEvents@coquitlam.ca

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​Park Rentals & Town Centre Park Plaza Fees*

Depending on the nature of the event, additional fees may apply including but not limited to liquor service, event support services, business license, food truck inspections or road closure 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 $1​32 $2​67 $400
500 to 999 Attendees $1​77 $3​60 $5​38
>1000 Attendees $3​​60 $​718 $1,0​76

Town Centre Park Plaza*      Community Private Commercial
<500 Attendees
 Hourly $54.75 $68.50 $82.50
 Daily $4​​39 $5​50  $6​61
500 to 999 Attendees
 Hourly $66 $82.50 $9​6.​50 
 Daily $​529 $661  $793
 1000 > Attendees
 Hourly $77 $​96 $116
 Daily $​639 $798  $​958

*Damage deposit will be added. These fees are effective April 1, 2020.  

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 ​with the goals, objectives and standards of the City. Religious groups, union meetings and political 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