Port Coquitlam May Day Festival 2013

MayDay Port Coquitlam 2013

It’s that time of year again – the days are getting longer and warmer, the air smells of flowers and springtime, and Port Coquitlam is gearing up for its annual May Day Festival. The community has been celebrating since 1923, which means that in 2013 they’re celebrating 90 years. As ever, the festival features more than a week of fun-filled activities including outdoor concerts, community showcases, may pole dancing, amusement rides and, of course, the May Day Rotary Parade. It’s PoCo’s annual big bash, and it’s all kicking off on Friday, May 3, 2013.

Here are some highlights of the 2013 May Day Festival that you won’t want to miss:

Indoor Carnival

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 3:00-6:00pm
Minnekhada Middle School Gym
Have fun at this FREE carnival and enjoy loads of games, obstacles, activities, prizes and giveaways.

May Day Opening Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:30pm
Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex
Installation of the Royal Party and traditional May Pole Dancing performed by local school children and a special Vaudevillian performance by “Falling not Falling”.

Build a Community Garden

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Hyde Creek Rec Centre
For students in grades 7-12. Join the Green Team and help build a Community Garden. Bring your own gloves. Volunteers get a free BBQ lunch and hours for graduation.

Art Focus May Day Art Show

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 11:00am-5:00pm and and Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Leigh Square Community Arts Village
A collective of Tri-Cities artists display a wide range of original works of art in a variety of media.

Dancing Through the Decades – Centennial Edition

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 7:00pm-Midnight
Wilson Centre
To celebrate PoCo’s 100th Birthday, there will be birthday cake. Adults only, cash bar, door prizes. Tickets available at the Outlet, Caydance Studios or www.pocoheritage.org.

Youth Games Skateboard Jam

Sunday, May 5, 2013 – registration at 11:00am, skate at 12:00pm
Railside Skate Park, Lions Park
Listen to great tunes while you SK8 with friends. Register for FREE in various skating levels: beginner, intermediate, and expert. Or come out and watch some pro performances and live youth music.

Free Big Screen Movie

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 3:00-5:00pm
Maple Creek Middle Gym
This age appropriate selection will be made closer to the date, but call in with your movie choice. POPCORN is included!

Shooting Star Amusement Rides

Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12, 2012
Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex – Parking Lot
Rides and games galore – wristbands available each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for $25.

Port Coquitlam Rotary May Day Parade

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00am
Downtown Port Coquitlam
This annual parade will feature excitement and fun for the whole family with music, marching bands, floats, and many laughs.

Historical Trolley Tours

Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 1:00-3:30pm
Downtown Port Coquitlam
Enjoy a narrated ride aboard a Trolley bus to a variety of historical locations in Port Coquitlam. Trolley tour rides are free and passengers can hop and off at all stops. Designated Trolley Tour bus stops include Aggie Park, Wilson Centre, and Leigh Square.

Post Parade Block Parties

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Leigh Square from 11:30am-5:00pm
Shaughnessy Station from 12:00-4:00pm
Bring your family for the free block parties, packed full of free family fun.

Mother’s Day Picnic

Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 8:30am-3:00pm
Aggie Park
Enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day Picnic with a pancake breakfast or lunch by the Kinsmen Club in this historical location picnic.

This is just a sampling of the fun to be had, so be sure to get out and enjoy. And happy May Day!

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