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. 


 Group of students around a piece of heavy machinery

Public Works Day Open House - not planned for 2023

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 19-25), which celebrates the value and necessity of public works projects, and the contributions of public works professionals. 


 Child laughing with man in red bird costume

Port Moody Community Fair - not planned for 2023

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.


 Band looking out at crowd

Golden Spike Days June 30 - July 2, 2023

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


 Crowd of people in Rocky Point Park

 Canada Day

Spend Canada’s birthday in beautiful Rocky Point Park! Canada Day festivities also include the Port Moody Firefighters Annual Pancake Breakfast. 

Singers performing on outdoor stage 

Summer Sundays Concerts July 9 - September 3, 2023

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 - July 21-23, 2023

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

 Circus performer entertaining children

Car-Free Day - not planned for 2023

Port Moody’s Car-Free Day takes over St. Johns Street in August. 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.


 Children playing a game at a tent

 Ioco Ghost Town Day

This family-friendly event hosted by PoMo 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. 

 Hands painting a picture

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! 

 Cannon firing at Remembrance Day ceremony

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 - tentative for 2023

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!


 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 train will be rolling into Port Moody mid-December with the exact date provided mid-October