Public Dreams’ Midsummer Fête at Colony Farm
Think of it as an art event that gets back to nature—kind of a mixture of Madhatter tea party, olde English country fair, and art-workshop event, all set in the pastoral setting of Colony Farm in Port Coquitlam. Public Dreams’ Midsummer Fête is set to take hold its fourth annual event this Sunday (June 24) from 1 to 5 p.m., with a special emphasis on beekeeping. Kids can craft bee puppets to pollinate gigantic flowers, while both adults and children can learn about beekeeping through interactive activities with naturalists and artists alike. But that’s not all: the event is a wild mix of roving storytellers, bands playing instruments made from reclaimed materials, hula-hooping, storytelling, art installations, a farmers’ market, and more. The highlight remains its outdoor tea party, complete with extravagant hats. Parking is free, but the Midsummer folks also provide a free, half-hourly shuttle from the Lougheed SkyTrain station.