You can be sure there’s always something fun to do in Port Moody, whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall. Check out a free concert, gallery opening, or food festival. Release chum salmon into Noons Creek at the Fingerling Festival in May, see can-can dancers at the Golden Spike Days Festival in July, or cozy up to a roaring bonfire at the CP Holiday Train celebration in December.

Check out some of our key annual events below, or browse through our event calendar to find a full listing of public events and activities.

Group of people swimming in ocean 

Penguin Plunge

Are you ready to take the plunge? Come on down and jump into the chilly waters of Burrard Inlet. This event, hosted annually by the Pleasantside Community Association, is a New Year’s Day tradition in Port Moody.

Young boy planting garden 

Earth Week

Each year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day as a way to demonstrate their commitment to protecting our planet. In Port Moody, we plan a whole week of activities to strengthen our connection with nature and raise awareness of how our activities affect the Earth.

 Two children planting seedlings

Fingerling Festival

The Fingerling Festival, hosted by the Noons Creek Hatchery, takes place annually on the first Saturday in May and features more than 60 environmental and community organizations. 

Join us for the 28th Annual Fingerling Festival is on May, 2, 2020. 

 Group of students around a piece of heavy machinery

Public Works Day Open House

Held at the City's Public Works Yard, this event features informative exhibits, live demonstrations of equipment, and family-friendly activities. Our Open House is part of Public Works Week (May 17-23), which celebrates the value and necessity of public works projects, and the contributions of public works professionals. 

Stop by the Public Works Day Open House on May 22, 2020.

 Child laughing with man in red bird costume

Port Moody Community Fair

Celebrate our community while connecting with local people, services, and organizations. The fair features free and fun activities for all ages. Join us as we celebrate everything that makes Port Moody such a great place to live, work, and play.

Come to City Hall for the Third Annual Community Fair on June 13, 2020. 

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 Golden Spike Days

This long-running festival features fun activities, live entertainment, tasty food, arts and crafts, and a variety of craft beer vendors. 

Join us for the Golden Spike Days Festival June 27 - June 30, 2020.

 Crowd of people in Rocky Point Park

 Canada Day

Spend Canada’s birthday in beautiful Rocky Point Park! Join your neighbours for a patriotic ceremony, grab a cupcake from Council, and swing by Pop-Up City Hall. Canada Day festivities also include the Port Moody Firefighters Annual Pancake Breakfast. 

Help us celebrate Canada Day on July 1, 2020.

View the Community Art Project - Nature Mandalas from July 1, 2019.

Singers performing on outdoor stage 

Summer Sundays Concerts

Enjoy free outdoor concerts every Sunday, all summer long. Take a look at the full musical lineup and plan your afternoon of great entertainment.

 

 Crowd eating ribs at Rocky Point Park

RibFest

The Rotary Club of Port Moody hosts this annual event featuring three days of delicious BBQ, free live music, craft breweries, and family entertainment. 

Come down to Rocky Point Park for the 6th Annual Port Moody Ribfest on July 17-19, 2020.

 Circus performer entertaining children

Car-Free Day

Port Moody’s Car-Free Day takes over St. Johns Street on August 23, 2020! We close five blocks and have a huge street celebration, filled with local businesses, musicians, green transportation displays, delicious food, and a family-friendly Brewers Row beer garden.

Stop by Car-Free Day on August 23, 2020.

 Children playing a game at a tent

 Ioco Ghost Town Day

This family-friendly event hosted by the Port Moody Station Museum is a community favourite. Enjoy 20+ local vendors, live music, food trucks, trolley tours of the town site, a corn maze, and much more. 

Check out Ioco Ghost Town Day on September 20, 2020 

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Culture Days

Culture Days is a free, hands-on, interactive weekend of activities, where members of the public get a sneak peak behind the creative process of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers. Come get cultural with us in September 2020!

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Remembrance Day Ceremony
On November 11, the Port Moody Legion honours our veterans and their families on Remembrance Day. Over 500 Cadets, Scouts, Girl Guides and Brownies join the Colour Party, Veterans, Legion members and First Responders to participate in a parade that ends at the cenotaph for the official act of remembrance and two-minute silence, followed by the laying of the wreaths.

 Santa with two small children

 Holiday Cheer at the Pier

We flip the switch to light up the pier and gazebo at Rocky Point Park with thousands of twinkling lights. Have a cup of hot chocolate with your neighbours, sing along with carolers, and celebrate the holiday season!

Join us for Holiday Cheer at the Pier on December 5, 2020.

 Train decorated with holiday lights

 CP Holiday Train

Decked out in thousands of lights, the CP Holiday Train travels across Canada during the holiday season to raise food and cash donations for local food banks. Your generous donation stay right here in the Tri-Cities.

The date of this event is determined by the Canadian Pacific Railway towards the end of the year.