Port Moody Car Free Day is a free community event where people, vendors, entertainers and kid-friendly activities take over St. Johns Street in Port Moody.
Car Free Day in Port Moody
A number of Car Free Day events take place in the Lower Mainland including in Vancouver on Main Street, Denman Street and Commercial Drive, as well as in Kitsilano and North Vancouver. As of a couple of years ago, Port Moody has its own event celebrating pedestrians in mid-August too.
When and Where
Port Moody celebrates its second annual Car Free Day event on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The event runs from noon until 7:00 pm.
The festival takes place in Port Moody along St. Johns Street between Queens Street and Moody Street. For a map of the venue click 2018 Car Free Day Map.
What to Expect
At Port Moody Car Free Day you can expect to see artisan, local business and community organization booths, as well as bands playing live music, food vendors, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. When the weather cooperates, over 20,000 people attend.
2018 Performance Schedule
Below is the Main Stage schedule of entertainment for 2018.
(Note: performance times and other details are subject to change.)
- 12:00 pm – Port Moody Public Library Storytime
- 12:20 pm – Cosmo the Circus Clown
- 12:50 pm – Opening Remarks by the Mayor
- 1:00 pm – Jada McKenzie-Moore (Tri-Cities Got Talent 2017 Winner)
- 2:00 pm – Mostly Marley (a Lower Mainland Reggae band)
- 3:15 pm – Clavinova Nights
- 4:05 pm – Group Stretch & Mobility Session
- 4:30 pm – Hicklestock (Tri-Cities Got Talent 2018 Runner-up)
- 5:00 pm – Jeffrey Dawson (Tri-Cities Got Talent 2018 Winner)
- 5:15 pm – John Bowman
- 5:45 pm – Port Moody Taekwondo
- 5:55 pm – DJ Dance Party
Car Free Day Video
Below is a video of Port Moody Car Free Day to show you what it looks like.
The video was filmed at the event in August 2018 which was a time when British Columbia was experiencing one of its worst forest fire seasons ever. The air quality was rated exceptionally poor on the day, which explains the grey skies and fewer than normal people on the street.
For more information about the event see the City of Port Moody website.
To learn more about the surrounding area, including the city’s other various festivals and events, click Port Moody.
For lists of other things to do in the Lower Mainland, check out any of the following:
- Vancouver’s August Calendar
- Free August Events
- Festivals & Events Calendar
- Metro Vancouver’s Top 100 Places