Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

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Experience the Arts!

Established in 2016, Kaleidoscope has grown and evolved to become a full weekend of Arts, Culture and Music programming. This year, Coquitlam’s free Kaleidoscope Arts Festival returns Aug. 19 to 21 with live, interactive arts and music at three different parks – kicked off Friday night with an outdoor concert by two-time JUNO award winner Dan Mangan.

The City’s seventh annual arts and music festival returns to its original drop-in, in-person format for the first time since 2019, with live music Aug. 19 at Town Centre Park, performances and hands-on experiences Aug. 20 at Blue Mountain Park, and family-focused fun Aug. 21 at Victoria Park.

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that we are gathering on the shared, traditional and ancestral lands of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.  

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Concert Experience with Food Vendors

Bring your own chairs or blanket and watch headliner Dan Mangan and Carmanah perform on the TD Community Plaza Stage overlooking beautiful Lafarge Lake. The Town Centre Park concession by Rocky Point Ice Cream will be open, and other food trucks will be onsite. 

  • Friday, Aug. 19
  • 6 – 9 p.m. 
  • Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way

Carmanah: 6 – 7 p.m.

Like the ancient forests from which their name derives, Carmanah is just as comfortable in muddy, bluesy funk as they are among light, soaring harmonies. The band has crafted a niche of its own somewhere between roots, rock and soul —a vintage blend of the intuitive and technical tied seamlessly together by Laura Mina Mitic’s dazzlingly versatile voice. 

Intermission: 7 – 7:30 p.m.

Dan Mangan: 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award winning and two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two sons. He has released five studio LPs on Arts & Crafts and toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia.

Food Trucks: Beaver Tails, Fruitilicious, Hugs Mini Doughnuts, Japa Dog, Melt City, Muncchu Pichu, Old Country Pierogi, Shameless Buns, The Jerk Truck, The Mad Greek Food Truck and Wak Wak Burger.

Immerse Yourself in the Arts

Get creative with hands-on arts activities, watch music and dance cultural performances, browse local art club displays and sample food vendor fare.

  • Saturday, Aug. 20
  • 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Blue Mountain Park, 975 King Albert Ave.

Food Trucks: Hugs Mini Doughnuts and The Jerk Truck

When What Details
12 – 12:45 p.m. White Thunder Spirit Dance Indigenous Dance Performance and Workshop
12:50 – 1:10 p.m. Aeriosa Dance Society Aerial Dance Performance
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.  Cease Wyss Interactive Plant Walk
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Yvonne Kushe Musical Performance
2 – 2:15 p.m. Livona Ellis Site-specific Dance Performance
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Cease Wyss Interactive Plant Walk
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Aeriosa Dance Society Aerial Dance Performance
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Yvonne Kushe Musical Performance
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Cease Wyss Interactive Plant Walk
3:30 –3:45 p.m. Livona Ellis Site-specific Dance Performance
3:50 – 4:20 p.m. Aeriosa Dance Society Aerial Dance Performance
12 – 4 p.m. Art Gallery at Evergreen Community String Art Mural
12 – 4 p.m.  Coquitlam Art Groups Photo Booth and Gift Shop Display
12 – 4 p.m.  Coquitlam Heritage Society (offsite) Wonders of Travel Exhibit
12 – 4 p.m.  Place des Arts Fun Art Activities for the Family
12 – 4 p.m.  Still Moon Arts Society Lantern Installation and Workshop
12 – 4 p.m.  Coquitlam Tree Spree Tree giveaway and care tips

Family Fun

Experience an artful afternoon with live music, storytelling, cultural workshops and creative arts activities. Food vendors will also be on site.

  • Sunday, Aug. 21
  • 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Victoria Park, 3435 Victoria Dr.

Food Trucks: Hugs Mini Doughnuts, Muncchu Pichu and The Jerk Truck

When  What Details
12 – 12:45 p.m. Ana Bon-Bon Musical Performance
12:30 – 1 p.m.  Kung Jaadee Indigenous Storyteller
1 – 4 p.m.  Still Moon Arts Society Stilting and Bird Puppet Workshop
1 – 1:30 p.m.  Diamonds in the Rough Hip-hop Dance Performance and Workshop
1:30 – 2 p.m.  Kung Jaadee Indigenous Storyteller
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Jeanette Kotowich  + Fiddler Kathleen Nesbit Metis Jigging Dance and Workshop
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Shawn Bullshields Indigenous Musical Performance
2:30 – 3 p.m.  Coquitlam Public Library Story Time Under the Tree
2:30 – 3 p.m. Diamonds in the Rough Hip-hop Dance Performance and Workshop
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Jeanette Kotowich + Fiddler Kathleen Nesbit Metis Jigging Dance and Workshop
3:30 – 4 p.m. Shawn Bullshields Indigenous Musical Performance
12 – 4 p.m. Coquitlam Heritage Society (offsite) Wonders of Travel Exhibit
2 – 4 p.m. Coquitlam Public Library Library Link Mobile Library Bus

Supported by Corporate Partners

Kaleidoscope’s programming is made possible through the generous support of our Programing Partners—Music Partner TD Bank Group, Art Activities Partner Beedie, Visual Arts Partner Woodbridge Homes and Event Survey Partner Coquitlam Centre.

Thanks to our Supporting Partners Polygon, Intracorp Homes, Tru Earth and Morningstar. Coquitlam's Corporate Partners program builds relationships with the business community and provides revenue to enhance City events, programs and services.

About Our Corporate Partners 

Coquitlam’s Corporate Partners program provides businesses and organizations sponsorship and marketing opportunities related to City events and programs, while generating revenue for enhancing City offerings. Customizable packages and options at all price levels are available. For more information, email corporatepartners@coquitlam.ca or visit the Corporate Partners webpage

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