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10 things to do in Burnaby this July

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Daniel Chai Jun 29, 2018 1:07 pm 1,837

July is here and Burnaby has many fun events happening throughout the month! From Summer Arts Festival, Giro di Burnaby and more, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Beaver Wetland Paddle

Burnaby Lake Regional Park/Metro Vancouver

  • What: Join a leisurely paddle to the headwater of the Brunette River. Enjoy the sunset and watch for beavers and other wildlife.
  • When: Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Price: $21.25 per youth/adult/adult 65+. Registration required: 604-432-6359

Summer Arts Festival

  • What: Burnaby Art Council’s outdoor festival at Deer Lake Gallery is a fun and engaging event with a painting competition, kids workshop, artisan market, live music and entertainment, and more.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, free

Tanabata & Flea Market

  • What: The annual Tanabata Children Festival brings colour to the Nikkei Centre on July 7. Learn how to make your wishes on tanzaku and enjoy Tanabata to the fullest. The event also includes food vendors, carnival games and a flea market.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Giro di Burnaby

  • What: The Giro di Burnaby returns to the historic “Heights” neighbourhood for its 10th anniversary. The Giro is one race in the BC Superweek series that sees professional cyclists from all over the world come to race on the streets of the Lower Mainland. Bring the family and cheer for these talented athletes as they race in front of you for a prize purse of over $15,000.
  • When: Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Where:  The Heights neighbourhood (along Hastings and surrounding streets)
  • Admission: Free

Summer Fun at Civic Square

  • What: Enjoy a variety of concerts, outdoor movies, children’s activities and community visual art projects every Thursday at Burnaby’s Civic Square.
  • When: July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 and August 30, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and MacKay
  • Admission: Free

The Summer Festival 2018

  • What: The Summer Festival is an anime event that features artists and vendors, carnival games, and stage events. Presented by SFU Anime Club, cosplay and yukatas are encouraged.
  • When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 
  • Time: 1 pm to late
  • Where: SFU Burnaby, Convocation Mall
  • Admission: Free

Edmonds City Fair & Classic Car Show

Edmonds City Fair & Classic Car Show

Edmonds City Fair & Classic Car Show / City of Burnaby

  • What: A car lovers dream come true, all happening in Burnaby. Enjoy the street festival with the whole family.
  • When: Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • When: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Edmonds Street from Canada Way towards Kingsway
  • Admission: Free

Queers be Gaming

  • What: An event for nerds, gamers and geeks of all types, shapes and sizes. Join the Vancouver Gaymers for board games, video games, and steam games. Everyone is welcome.
  • When: Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: La Fontana – 3701 Hastings St #101, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Willingdon Linear Park Grand Opening

  • What: Celebrate the new and vibrant parkway with live music, food trucks, and free family fun.
  • When: Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Where: Willingdon Avenue from Midlawn Drive to Parker Street
  • Admission: Free

Day with Trek Travel at Trek Bicycle Burnaby

  • What: Join Trek Bicycle Burnaby and Trek Travel on a scenic 20 to 30-mile route through some of the best roads and bike paths the Vancouver area has to offer. Trek will provide guides, a gourmet picnic lunch, a cycling route for casual and seasoned riders alike, and a taste of what it is to experience a Trek Travel vacation.
  • When: Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Trek Bicycle Burnaby – 5400 Kingsway Street, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $35
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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