10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this May

Apr 24 2019, 9:16 am

May has arrived in the Tri-Cities and it’s brought many fun events! Here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody this month. May Day Festival, Art After Dark, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

May Day Festival

What: Port Coquitlam celebrates its 96th annual May Days with nine days of free family activities, local culture, live entertainment and more.

When: Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 11
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Search for the Perfect Pint

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What: The Search for the Perfect Pint is a craft beer tasting event, with over 22 breweries, appetizers from six local restaurants and live music. Presented by the Rotary Club of Port Moody.

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Port Moody City Hall – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, $45

Xaxatko: Water Spirit concert with Ronnie Dean Harris

What: A hiphop poetry multi-media performance with Ostwelve: Ronnie Dean Harris. The gentle warrior, artist, grandson of Chief of Kwikwetlem will share his words, music, and storytelling.

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Noons Creek Hatchery – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
More Info: Online

Mother’s Day Tea on the Train

What: Climb aboard Port Moody Station Museum’s 1921 passenger train car, the Venosta, and enjoy tea, fruit, and baked goods. Three seatings to enjoy.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am, 1 to 2 pm, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 for children under 12. Call the museum to book your table: 604-939-1648

Christy Dunsmore Nature + Nurture Opening Reception Night

What: Join local artist and writer Christy Dunsmore for her opening night reception of Nature + Nurture, a multimedia exhibition.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Exhibition in the gallery from May 7 to July 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Western Sky Books – 2132-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

42nd Annual Western Canadian Croatian Folklore Festival

What: The 42nd Annual Western Canadian Croatian Folklore Festival is being hosted by Vancouver’s own Tamburica Orchestra Kardinal Stepinac and is bringing groups from all over Western Canada to perform with guests from San Jose and Hamilton as well.

When: Thursday, May 18, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm start
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

The Ultimate Queen Celebration

What: Hand-picked by original Queen band members for the Queen Extravaganza tribute tour, Marc Martel is known for his uncanny resemblance to Freddie Mercury. Martel spent years recording and touring as the vocalist and primary songwriter for award-winning Canadian rock band, Downhere, before being selected as the face and voice of The Queen Extravaganza. Since then, he has released his own full-length solo album, Impersonator.

When: Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Port Coquitlam’s Public Works Community Open House

What: Get an insider’s look at Port Coquitlam’s Public Works services – from water to waste, roads to parks – at a free Community Open House. Plus enjoy free children’s activities, a hot dog barbecue by donation, giveaways, and more.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Public Works Yard – 1737 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Art After Dark at PdA

What: Place des Arts Youth Arts Council invites teens ages 13 to 17 (teens aged 18 that are in Grade 12 can participate) to a free night of the arts. Come and explore your artistic and creative interests through a variety of casual arts activities. In addition to making art, hang out, and enjoy other fun experiences, snacks and music.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, Free

Tri-Cities Collective Hello Spring Market

The Collective Handmade Markets‎

What: The Tri-Cities Collective presents the Hello Spring Market! Market highlights include swag bags for the first 40 shoppers, over 60 handmade and local vendors, Wings Outdoor Grill and Vancouver Fashion Truck onsite, Build a Biz Kids.com Mini Maker Market, and more. Partial proceeds will be donated to CAARE Rescue.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Kyle Centre – 127 Kyle St, Port Moody
Tickets: Online

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