Man on motorcycle

Friday the 13th is a phenomenon that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from across North America to the lakeside community of Port Dover.

Upcoming dates:

2024 – September 13, December 13

2025 – June 13


Click to view PDF map for October 13, 2023

Friday the 13th – Who does what

The Port Dover Kinsmen are responsible for:

  • Camping in Port Dover
  • Souvenirs available to purchase at Kinsmen Park
  • Vendors at locations approved by Norfolk County Council
  • Food, refreshments, beer tent in accordance with Norfolk County Municipal Alcohol Policy and Alcohol Gaming Commission
  • Portable washrooms and wash stations

Shuttle Service:

  • Suttle pickup and drop-off points are at the Port Dover Kinsmen Hall and Chapman Street, midway between Main and St. Andrew.
  • Buses will go directly from the hall to the Chapman drop-off location.
  • Buses will turn around and proceed down St Andrew toward Walker before turning left on Highway 6, back to the hall.
  • Depending on traffic, pickup may be at the southeastern corner of Chapman at St. Andrew St., and the bus will turn right over the dam, through Black Creek, turning right on Highway 6 to return to the hall

The Port Dover Board of Trade is responsible for:

  • Vendors at various locations approved by Council or the Board of Trade
  • Coordinating, licensing, and collecting a user fee from other parties who wish to use the Friday the 13th, PD13, or official Friday the 13th logo. All of the mentioned “marks” are legally registered on title (copyright) and are the property of Norfolk County
  • Food and, refreshments
  • Portable washrooms and wash stations

Norfolk County is responsible for: