Summer Events You Won’t Want to Miss on Scenic Route 7

Published On: June 21, 2024Categories: Uncategorized

Summer’s blue-sky days and warm breezy nights entice us to get out of the house and enjoy everything the season has to offer. Exciting events and experiences await and there’s no better route to take than Scenic Route 7 to get in on the fun! From grooving to live music events to getting a taste of local culture, to browsing fresh offerings at summer markets, you’ll find a delightful variety of events the whole family will enjoy. We’ve compiled a list of must-do events of the summer – all you have to do is hop in the car and hit the Scenic Route!

Coquitlam

Worldwide Food Festival
July 6 | Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way

Making a name change from Multicultural Connects Festival to Worldwide Food Festival, this event promises tantalizing street delicacies to exotic tastes from all around the world!

Caribbean Days Festival
July 27 | Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way

Prepare to be enveloped in Caribbean culture as you enjoy live music from two stages, a vibrant and exciting parade, delicious food & drink, and a bustling craft market!

BC Dumpling Fesitval
August 10 | Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way

If you love dumplings, there’s only one place to be on August 10th. Celebrate the various ways different cultures create the beloved food and experience as many as you can eat!

Find more Coquitlam events here.

Maple Ridge

BC Summer Games
July 17 – 21 | Various Locations in Maple Ridge

Witness 3,000 of the best young athletes and coaches of British Columbia compete in 19 sports during this 4-day event!

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest
July 27 | Albion Fairgrounds, 23448 Jim Robson Way

Experience horse shows, a logging show, music, gardening competitions, food trucks and the largest 4H livestock show in the province at this annual festival.

Tropical Vibes Music Fest
August 3 – 4 | Albion Fairgrounds, 23448 Jim Robson Way

The annual Tropical Vibes Music Fest is a jam-packed family-friendly event, featuring authentic food vendors, two stages for live entertainment, an open-air market, and kid zone!

Find more Maple Ridge events here.

Mission

Annual Fraser Valley Pride
July 13 | Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary Street

Bigger and better than ever, this year’s Fraser Valley Pride promises to be one to remember! Head to their website and learn all about what’s planned.

Mission Folk Music Festival
July 26 – 28 | Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary Street

From across Canada and around the world come folk and related style musicians who are ready to put on an amazing show. Come for the music, stay for the friendships – find your folk!

Mission Fest
August 24 | Downtown Mission, First Avenue

Come to a bustling First Avenue in Mission’s downtown to enjoy local performers, food trucks, music, a 300 ft zipline, bouncy castles and more.

Find more Mission events here.

Harrison Hot Springs

Sasquatch Days
June 22 – 23 | Harrison Civic Plaza

Co-hosted by the Village of Harrison Hot Springs and the nation of Sts’ailles, this historic event aims to share Sts’ailles culture and tradition.

Harrison Festival of the Arts
July 12 | Harrison Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade Avenue

Enjoy wandering through many creative exhibits of visual, literary, musical and theatrical art at this amazing arts festival. And better yet, participate in festival activities that bring the world of art into your own hands!

Harrison Dragon Boat Festival
July 27 | Harrison Lakefront, 200 Esplanade Avenue

Watch the thrilling dragon boat races from the beautiful shores of Harrison Lake. This festival is a great way to explore the beauty of Harrison Hot Springs while witnessing exciting competition!

Find more Harrison Hot Springs events here.

Agassiz & Kent

Agassiz Speedway
Several dates through the summer | Agassiz Speedway, 5045 Cemetery Road

Enjoy the adrenaline pumping sport of stock car racing right here on Scenic Route 7. Throughout the summer, you’ll be able to get close up views of these incredible machines as they’re pushed to the limits on the racetrack.

Summer Harvest Series
Several dates through the summer | Agassiz local businesses

The Summer Harvest Series is an event series for the senses, highlighting the rich agriculture and spirit of farm-to-table experiences. Enjoy one or many of the five events happening this summer.

Live on the Lawn at Homestead Cider
Sundays June 30 – August 25 | Homestead Craft Cider, 6046 Kamp Road

End your weekend off right with Sunday live music at Homestead Craft Cider. This beautiful spot promises a lovely experience as you enjoy locally made craft cider and food truck eats while taking in the wonderful melodies of local artists.

Find more Agassiz & Kent events here.

Hope

Hope Pride Festival
June 22 | New Hope Cinema, 376 Wallace Street

Come to the beautiful small town of Hope for their second annual Pride Festival. Head to the New Hope Cinema for music, film and a Queer vendor market.

Concerts in the Park
Fridays July & August | Hope Memorial Park, 3rd Avenue

Experience free live music every Friday evening through July & August. These talented artists will be sharing a wide variety of genres that will have your foot tapping from the start.

Hope Brigade Days
September 8 – 10 | 6th Avenue Sports Bowl

Enjoy days of excitement and celebration at Hope Brigade Days as you enjoy live music, wander the fairgrounds, watch the parade and cheer at the demolition derby and races!

Find more Hope events here.

The best part about travelling Scenic Route 7 to these amazing events? The glorious scenery along the way! We hope we’ve helped your trip planning for the summer. Don’t forget to tag your photos with @BCRoute7 or use the hashtag #ScenicRoute7 to share your adventures with us.

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