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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

2012 May Day Festivals in Greater Vancouver

Celebrate May Day, an ancient spring festival which includes traditions such as may pole dancing, food, women and girls dressed in white, entertainment, parades and the crowing of a May Queen. Celebrated in British Columbia for over 140 years, May Day festivities continue to be popular in Port Coquitlam, Delta and Langley with a wide variety of activities to enjoy! Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate this annual Spring festival in various locations across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, British Columbia in 2012!

May Day Festivals in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, British Columbia.PORT COQUITLAM
• MAY DAY | May 4 - 13, 2012 | Times and Locations Vary | Free | Since 1923, Port Coquitlam has celebrated May Day. This week long festival includes May Pole dancing, concerts, a carnival, a mothers day celebration and the May Day Rotary Parade. | Website
• ROTARY MAY DAY PARADE | May 12, 2012 | 11:00am | Starts: Shaughnessy Street at Welcher Avenue; Ends: Hawthone Avenue at Tyler Street, Port Coqutilam (route map) | Free | Enjoy one of the longest running community parades in the Lower Mainland, the Rotary May Day Parade, as it makes its way through Port Coquitlam with floats, bands, community groups and more! | Website

• LADNER MAY DAYS | May 25 - 27, 2012 | 25th: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; 26th & 27th: 10:00am - 6:00pm [Parade: 27th at 11:00am] | Memorial Park: 5010 47th Avenue, Ladner (map) [Parade: (route map)] | Free - $30 | Experience Ladner May Days at the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair which features entertainment, carnival rides and food as well as the May Days Parade where afterwards, visitors can join in the traditional May Pole Dance and watch the May Queen Crowning Ceremony take place. | Website

• MAY DAY PARADE AND CELEBRATIONS | May 21, 2012 | Parade: 11:00am | Parade: (route map) | Free | Watch British Columbia's longest running May Day parade and afterwards, take in May pole dancing, the famous chicken BBQ and more! | Website

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