RiverFest 2019 returns for its 17th year! Presented by the Port of Vancouver, RiverFest is a week long FREE family-friendly festival, and a great way to enjoy fall along the mighty Fraser River. This year, we will continue to build on past festivals to ensure informative and enjoyable family entertainment, including vendors whose products embody the Fraser, a diverse assortment of exhibitors, children’s activities, and live music. The schedule for this year’s event includes:
Wednesday, September 18th (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) – a special RiverFest edition of FRDC’s curriculum-based RiverSchool! Three lucky elementary schools have been chosen to take part again this year.
Thursday September 19th (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) – New Westminster Arts Council’s Pop-up Art exhibition, with this year’s theme being “The Working River and its Natural Environment.”
Friday, September 20th (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) – *click* photos of the fraser exhibit unveiling. This year’s theme is “Life on the Fraser.”
Saturday, September 21st (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) – RiverFest 2019 concludes with a full day of fun for the whole family, including the Family Fun Zone inside the FRDC (sponsored by Bosa), live music featuring Juno award winning artists Bobs and Lolo, Artisans on the River (with New West Craft) and the Lucille Johnstone Workboat Parade (sponsored by Ledcor).
Bear Day will feature a FREE family friendly daytime events from 11am – 4pm including activities, presentations, music, art, photography and stalls from our community partners. This will be followed by an evening event featuring the Takaya Dancers and a presentation by Doug Neasloss, bear guide, cultural interpreter and stewardship director (Kitasoo/xai’xais First Nation), which will be followed by a panel discussion. Tickets for the evening event are available at from Eventbrite for $1.
Celebrate Port Coquitlam’s rivers and trails and enjoy a day of music, art and culture on September 22.
This year’s festival will take place in Lions Park (2300 Lions Way) and will offer unique activities focused on celebrating and protecting the community’s rivers, trails and natural environment. The festivities will kick off at 11 am with an Opening Ceremony and end at 3 pm.
Visual artist Aurelia Bizouard will paint the mural on-site using a Live Light Painting method, which involves drawing a design on a glass panel and projecting it onto the wall. The public will then be invited to add their own designs to the projected image.
The mural will celebrate Port Coquitlam’s rivers, trails and natural environment while connecting people to their community, nature and creative side.
Check the City of PoCo’s website for the updated Entertainment Schedule.