May Days is Port Coquitlam’s annual spring festival that takes place from May 4th-13th.
Learn how to make rope and weave small mats out of plants from our surroundings on Thursday, March 22nd from 1-3pm. You’ll get to know more about common plants for weaving, how to prepare them and store them, and how to gather them carefully and respectfully.
Discover the secrets of creating drawings with strong contrasts of light and dark. Following the technique of chiaroscuro first developed by Renaissance masters such as Da Vinci and Caravaggio, you’ll learn how to create bold charcoal drawings using dramatic lighting.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, so wear your pyjamas and jingle all the way down to the Terry Fox Library. Master Puppeteer and Storyteller – Elspeth Bowers will keep you laughing all the way with seasonal stories, songs, and a puppet show!
The PoCo Heritage Christmas Tree Festival is a fundraising event presented by The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society (PoCo Heritage). Vote for your favourite trees between November 25th-December 31st.
Celebrate the return of the salmon, back to their birthplace to lay and fertilize their eggs. This free family event provides visitors the opportunity to observe salmon up close and learn about their life cycle through educational displays, and in-stream demonstrations.
The TriCity festival features over 50 wineries from 10 countries around the world. The festival is proud to support Team Taylor with the Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation.
Go inside a mobile planetarium to learn about constellations, planets and other objects in the night sky. The entire presentation is 30 minutes and takes place at the Poirier and City Centre Library branches.
The BC Highland Games kicks off Friday evening with the best professional pipers in the Pacific Northwest in high level competition, followed by a Highland reception in the Whisky School tent.
Coquitlam’s Canada Day celebration has grown to be the largest event in the Tri-Cities. It is known for its diverse range of live entertainment, delicious ethnic and regional food and multi-cultural activities.
Singer-songwriters Barb Fraser and Dennis Henderson (aka Fraser-Henderson) create and perform music that comes from the heart. Their songs speak to the things we all share: nature, relationships, and the simple pleasures of life. You will hear compelling stories created through the sweet interplay of voices and guitars!
The 2017 May Day Festival will be held from May 5-14. The festivities will kick off on Friday, May 5 with the Opening Ceremony at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex. The May Day Block Party is held on Saturday, May 13th in Leigh Square following the Rotary May Day Parade.
On Monday, February 13, British Columbians will celebrate the fifth annual BC Family Day.
This mid-winter holiday offers families the chance to spend some extra time together. Here’s what’s happening for Family Day in Port Coqitlam.
Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpiece in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art workshops based on the subject matter and mediums of current exhibitions.
Breakfast with Santa entertains guests of all ages at the Wilson Centre. The magical Christmas experience includes a superb breakfast followed by a visit with Santa and entertainment for the kids. Breakfast served promptly at 9:30am!
Leigh Square offers a number of festive and artistic opportunities for the community this holiday season. Enjoy workshops and events with family and friends from November 28th to December 23rd.
Check out the newest addition to the Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit, the (un) Natural Selection. The exhibition takes a closer look at the impact of urbanization on the local wildlife in the region.
Enjoy the summer with a free performance in Lions Park every Sunday at 2pm!
Music in the Park features the finest professional & local musicians playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary.
Join Central school as they celebrate their Bi-annual carnival fundraiser 5PM – 8PM!
It is a family friendly event with bouncy castles, a petting zoo and many other exciting games and events!
The City of Port Coquitlam has been celebrating May Day since 1923. Our community’s modern-day celebration includes more than a week of fun-filled activities including outdoor concerts, community showcases, May Pole dancing, amusement rides and the May Day Rotary Grande Parade.
The 2016 May Day Festival runs from April 29 – May 8.
Are you ready for a touch of the carefree island lifestyle that is patently Hawaiian? Learn to play the ukulele with other beginners. We’ll give you the tools to embark on your own musical journey of self-expression through interactive hands-on strum-and-sing activities. Be a part of the worldwide ukulele renaissance now and inspire others because music self-played is happiness self-made!