Proudly Serving Our Community Since 1938
Where is Port Dover
Camping permitted ONLY for Friday 13th Events
Lions Silver Lake Park
320 St. Patrick Street
Silver Lake Park is a short five minute walk to
If Map fails to load, refresh the screen (F5)
Main Street, downtown Port Dover.
No advance reservations, first come first served.
- Gates open 12:00 noon, Thursday the 12th.
- Camp grounds to be cleared by 12:00 noon on Saturday the 14th.
- Price: $15.00 per person per night.
- Hard walled campers and trailers $20.00 plus $15.00 per person per night.
- Clean washrooms will be set up for the camp ground.
- 24 hour security will be provided.
- No camp fires allowed.
- Breakfast available both Friday and Saturday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Silver Lake Pavilion.
- A Beef or Chicken BBQ will be served by the Lions club from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Silver Lake Pavilion on Friday.
- Visit our Farmer's Market Saturday 8:00-1:00
CAMPSITES OVERLOOK BEAUTIFUL SILVER LAKE
View Larger Map
Live WebCam Main Street – Fiday 13th ONLY
Still Images Capured from WebCam
Located at Port Dover Maple Leaf Main Street Port Dover
Click to view larger image
Must See Novelty
You MUST See this to belive it
Port Dover WebCam
- Local weather - Things to do and much much more
Bridge Yachts RiverCam – Live WebCam image of Riverfront Park
Friday 13th in Port Dover
January & October 2017
See the list of the first
100 Friday 13ths
If the Map fails to load try refreshing the screen (F5)
View Larger Map in Separate Tab/Window
Port Dover is Located on Highway 6 South,
on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie.
About 140 Km. from
140 Km. from
70 Km. from
280 Km. from
Traffic cameras – Road Conditions, construction and much more...
A Motorcycle Enthusiasts Extravaganza
What can we say about Friday the 13th that has not been already said?
Back in 1981 when Chris Simons had a few friends drop over for the weekend
in November, they had such a great time they decided to return.
It just so happened that the weekend was Friday 13th, and so the
decision was made to return every Friday 13th but each successive event
had more and more participants and thus a hugely successful event was born.
Today our community is visited by thousand of motorcycle enthusiasts
of all ages, as well as many curiosity seekers.
This community of about 5000 (2007
in a Buffalo paper)
has seen crowds of a 100,000 and more, some Friday 13ths.
It's no secret that such huge crowds need to nourish themselves and
require accommodations, with many coming thousands of miles to rub shoulders
with other enthusiasts. Many come Thursday evening and camp in back yards,
Kinsmen Park or our own Silver Lake Park
and Misner Park, both of which
cater to the quiet family groups. Many tourist spend a lot of money
in not only Port Dover but for many miles around. We are pleased to
welcome our visitors who have never caused any problems but have certainly
helped our service clubs and many other organizations, catering to the
needs of the huge crowds. In addition to the camping, we as other groups,
provide beer tents to quench the thirst of our guests,
with bands supplying entertainment.
The Lions have had great bands, the best in town, some with a huge
following such as
Dejavoodoo Band, along
with some local bands like
some with a huge sound but no website.
Our Sound Man
Capital M Productions,
Jack and Morgan have been providing excellent professional
support to all bands for may years.
Needless to say the hard work on Friday the 13th has helped our coffers,
all in the cause of community service.
Such a huge event requires planning. In order to maximize the safety of
our residents and visitors and minimise the
inconvenience of such a huge extravaganza,
PD13 was formed. PD13 did a great job
as do all the participating groups. Generally by noon Saturday the entire
town is cleaned up and only a few stragglers remain, showing little
sign of the huge crowds of the preceding day. The group of community volunteers
that formed PD13 was disbanded in 2010, with the Friday 13ths beig
organised by Norfolk County for future events. A huge thanks to the dedicated group,
who did a great job for all those many years.
Please drink responsibly.
Blood Alcohol Guidelines
Lions Projects |
Silver Lake |
Sports Complex |
Our Town Images |
New Year's |
Fish Fry Stag |
Canada Day |
Personal Links |
Golf Tournament |
320 St. Patrick Street
Box 1328 Port Dover ON N0A 1N0