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10 things to do in Burnaby in August

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Daniel Chai Aug 04, 2017 6:51 am 469

The summer fun continues in Burnaby in August, with Korean Cultural Heritage Festival, RCMP Musical Ride and more to keep you entertained.

Call up your friends and check out our 10 things to do around Burnaby this month.

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

Movies at Civic Square

  • What: Bring your own blanket, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy an evening movie at Civic Square. Films this season include Moana (August 3), Stars (August 10), Beauty and the Beast (August 17), The Secret Life of Pets (August 21) and Toy Story (August 31).
  • When: Every Thursday until August 31
  • Time: 8:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and MacKay, 6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

16th Annual Korean Cultural Heritage Festival: Dynamics Of Modern Korea

  • What: The Korean Cultural Heritage Festival is an annual festival celebrating multiculturalism in the Lower Mainland, which showcases Korean heritage through cultural performances, food, and entertainment.
  • When: Saturday, August 5
  • Time: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Where: Swanguard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

BC Day Long Weekend at Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Museum

Image: Burnaby Village Museum / Facebook

  • What: Come celebrate BC Day at the Burnaby Village Museum! Plus it’s another Market Monday.
  • When: Monday, August 7
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free, carousel rides are $2.65 each.

Willingdon’s Annual Community Fair

  • What: Willingdon’s annual summer celebration, with live entertainment, games, barbecue, community information displays, craft tables and much more.
  • When: Thursday, August 10
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Willingdon Community Centre – 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

African Soccer & Cultural Festival

  • What: An annual soccer tournament, showcasing a variety of talented players from many ethnic backgrounds and ages from Canada and around the world. Plus, enjoy a cultural festival between matches.
  • When: Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13
  • Time: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Sports Complex East – 3677 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

One Love Westcoast Festival

  • What: Featuring Afro/Latin and Reggae culture, music and communities, this all-ages family event will showcase live fusion bands and international talent, alongside a tasty food fair and marketplace.
  • When: Saturday, August 12 to Sunday, August 13
  • Time: Starts at 11 am on Saturday, ends at 8 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$50, children 12 and under free

Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival

  • What: This nine-hour event showcases an eclectic variety of world-class music on three stages in the picturesque venue of Deer Lake Park. Featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sue Foley, Little Miss Higgins and more.
  • When: Saturday, August 12
  • Time: 1 to 10 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $65

Burnaby Lake Nature House

  • What: ​Chat with a friendly park interpreter, pick up a park map, report wildlife sightings and learn about the park’s flora and fauna. Stroll through the butterfly garden to discover which plants attract these colourful insects.
  • When: ​Weekends and statutory holidays
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

  • What: Launched in June 2008, this open air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings
  • When: Every Saturday to October 28
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall – 4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

RCMP Musical Ride

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RCMP Musical Ride / City of Burnaby

  • What: Celebrate Canada’s 150th and Burnaby’s 125th birthdays, and see one of Canada’s most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride. The evening will be packed with a variety of entertainment that includes performers, activities and displays – perfect for the whole family.
  • When: Friday, August 18
  • Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $10, children 5 and under free

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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