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Port Coquitlam’s PoCo Car Show

PoCo Car Show

The PoCo Car Show is an annual summer event with a barbeque, car cruise, car show, live entertainment and other activities in downtown Port Coquitlam.

In 2023 the car show took place on the Saturday and Sunday of August 19th and 20th. On that same weekend elsewhere in the Lower Mainland there were the Chilliwack Pride FestivalChilliwack Flight Fest, Ribfest Langley, PNE Fair and a number of other events. The Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival and Chilliwack Corn Maze were also open.

The dates for the PoCo Car Show in 2024 are to be confirmed.

To learn about everything happening this time of year, see Vancouver’s August Calendar of Events. To learn about the car show in Port Coquitlam, continue reading.


Downtown Port Coquitlam Car Show

The Port Coquitlam Car Show is a family-friendly event with all sorts of cars, live entertainment and fun activities to enjoy. The car show has been running most years since 2005. It’s a popular and well-attended event.

The 17th edition of the Port Coquitlam Car Show took place on Saturday, August 19th, and Sunday, August 20th in 2023. Festivities began with a barbeque dinner and traditional Car Cruise on the Saturday evening. The fun continued with a Car Show and street activities on the Sunday.


Circo Osorio Circus in the Lower Mainland



Mark your calendars and tell your friends! The Circo Osorio Circus is at Coquitlam Centre Mall between October 19th and 30th in 2023. It’s also in Abbotsford, Surrey, Tsawwassen, Nanaimo, Victoria and Richmond between September 7th and October 16th. It’s a great circus that kids love! Circo Osorio is also very affordable!

To learn more about the circus and its performances, click Circo Osorio in 2023 or see the American Crown Circus website.


Saturday Dinner & Car Cruise

In 2023 the Port Coquitlam Car Show kicked off on the Saturday. The BBQ Dinner ran from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and was followed by the annual Car Cruise from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

During the Car Cruise, over 300 vintage and custom vehicles parade through Port Coquitlam’s downtown area starting at Leigh Square. Featured vehicles drive from Shaughnessy Street to Lincoln Avenue and up to Victoria Drive. The Car Cruise then turns south on Cedar Drive and continues along Fremont Drive, the Coast Meridian Overpass, Citadel Drive, and other streets. The cruise then concludes back at Leigh Square.

Click Saturday Car Cruise for more details about the day’s festivities.


Classic Cars in Port Coquitlam


Sunday Car Show and Entertainment

The main Car Show took place on a Sunday this past year. The small area around Leigh Square between McAllister Avenue and Wilson Avenue was closed that day until after 6:00 pm. An impressive assortment of cars lined the sides of the streets. The stationary car display featured classic, muscle and rare vehicles to check out.

The Sunday event in 2023 also featured local vendors, exhibitors and an area with activities for kids. From 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, children could rock climb, play carnival games and navigate through a fun obstacle course.

In 2023 there was also a live entertainment stage. Listed below was this past year’s schedule of performances at Leigh Square on Sunday, August 20th. (Note: Exact details were subject to change.)

  • 12:00 pm – Patsy Thompson
  • 1:15 pm – Alive N Kissin’
  • 2:30 pmDarren Lee
  • 4:00 pm – Awards Presentation
  • 5:15 pm – Steve Sainas Trio
  • 6:15 pm – Bryan Adams Tribute


PoCo Car Show


Other Information

For more information about the event, visit the PoCo Car Show website.

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