Port Coquitlam, B.C.


Join us for May Days 2023!

In 2023, we’re celebrating 100 years of May Days! Join us for the centennial of this iconic Port Coquitlam event from May 5–13, 2023.


Friday, May 5, 6:30 p.m.

May Days Opening Ceremonies

Our May Day Opening Ceremonies kick off the annual May Day Festival with a variety of entertainment and many local school children participating in the Royal Party and May Pole Dancing. 

Arena 1 at Port Coquitlam Community Centre

Friday, May 5, 7–9 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.–5 p.m
Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m.–5 p.m

Art Focus Artists Association Spring Show

Michael Wright Art Gallery

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

May Days Writers Festival and Celebration

Port Coquitlam Community Centre

Saturday, May 6, time TBA

Magic Writing Tent

Port Coquitlam Community Centre

Saturday, May 6, 1–4 p.m.
(The Painting)

Monday, May 8, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
(Laying the Labyrinth)

Tuesday, May 9, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
(Healing Circle and Labyrinth Walk)

Community Labyrinth

Free. Pre-registration required.

Painting: The Outlet Workroom at Leigh Square

Laying the Labyrinth, Healing Circle and Labyrinth Walk: Citadel Park

Sunday, May 7, 1–4:30 p.m.

Earth Walk & Write

Free. Pre-registration required.

Lions Park

Thursday, May 11

Farmer’s Market

Kelly Avenue

Friday, May 12, 6–8 p.m.

SD43 Student Art Show – opening reception

Michael Wright Art Gallery

Friday, May 12, time TBA

Choral Connections Choir Concert


Saturday, May 13, parade starts at 11 a.m. (pre-parade activities start at 8 a.m.

Rotary May Day Parade

Join us for an action-packed day starting with the Rotary May Day Parade, one of the main highlights of the PoCo May Day Festival attracting over 10,000 people each year.

Downtown Port Coquitlam

Saturday, May 13, 12–10 p.m.

Party in the Square

Following the Parade, participants can make their way to the Party in the Square. With free live entertainment, children’s activities, an artisan marketplace, food trucks, refreshments, and concessions, there will be fun to be found for the whole family.

Terry Fox Hometown Square at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre

Ongoing Events

Youth Film Festival

Tuesday, May 9–Thursday, May 11
Michael Wright Art Gallery

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PoCo Heritage May Days Photo Exhibitions

April 26–June 23
Port Coquitlam Community Centre
& City Hall