The 2014 May Day Festival ran from May 2 to May 11.
The festivities kicked off on Friday, May 2nd with the Opening Ceremony at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex. Events continued throughout the week (the Port Coquitlam May Day Rotary Parade was on Saturday, May 10th at 11am) and wrapped up with a Mother's Day picnic in Lions Park on Sunday, May 11.
See the 2014 Program here!
Parade RouteThe May Day Mile Fun Run & the Rotary May Day Parade begins on Shaughnessy and Kelly Street. It will move northbound on Shaughnessy Street to Elgin Avenue, eastbound on Elgin Avenue to Mary Hill Road, southbound on Mary Hill Road to Hawthorne Avenue, eastbound on Hawthorne Avenue to end on Tyner Street. Click the link to the left to see the Parade Route Map!
Every year, crowds of people flock to downtown Port Coquitlam for the Rotary May Day Parade, the May Day Mile Fun Run and the Leigh Square Community Block Party. But, for those that live in the area, the influx of people and abundance of street closures can make getting around a little tricky.
- Leigh Square Place at Shaughnessy Street and the laneway beside/behind Dairy Queen will be closed from 6:30am on Friday May 9, 2014 until noon on Sunday May 11, 2014. There will be fencing and tents installed throughout the area for use by participating groups.
- Donald Street at Wilson Avenue and the laneway from Donald Street to Mary Hill Road will be closed from 6am until 10pm on Saturday May 10, 2014. This will include the large parking lot between Wilson Avenue and the Elks Hall in Leigh Square.
- Shaughnessy Street from Pitt River Road to Elgin Avenue and the Shaughnessy Street Underpass will be closed from 9:30am until 1pm on Saturday May 10, 2014.
- Rindall, Central, Hawthorne and Welcher Avenues will be closed from 7am to 1pm on Saturday May 10, 2014 for parade assembly and dispersal.
**There will be no on-street parking during these times**
The Coast Meridian Overpass is OPEN to traffic as usual.
Click the link to the left to see an alternate route map.
Sandra Battle, Program Coordinator - Community & Civic Events
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)