10 things to do in Burnaby this August

Aug 1 2019, 8:39 pm

So much to see and do in Burnaby this August! From Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival to Movies in Civic Square, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

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BC Day Market Monday at Burnaby Village Museum

What: Celebrate BC Day and Market Monday at Burnaby Village Museum. Featuring Vancouver Circus School, Across the Pacific with The Stride Studios, children’s activities and games, live music, and more.

When: August 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free, Carousel Rides $2.65

Burnaby Neighbourhood House Summer Street Party

What: An afternoon of family-friendly activities at Burnaby Neighbourhood House. The Summer Street Party will include face painting, bouncy castle, street performers, activities and games, and more.

When: August 7, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: BNH South House – 100-4460 Beresford St., Burnaby
Admission: Free

Movies at Civic Square

What: Bring a blanket, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy an outdoor movie on Thursday evenings at Burnaby’s Civic Square. The lineup includes Mary Poppins Returns (August 8), Hotel Transylvania 3 (August 15), Madagascar 3 (August 22) and The Wizard of Oz (August 29).

When: Thursday, August 8, August 15, August 22 and August 29, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and MacKay
Admission: Free

Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival 2019

What: Officially celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival features performances by Feist, Lord Huron, Dan Mangan, The War and Treaty, William Prince, and Southern Avenue.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: Gates 12 pm, show begins at 1 pm
Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Drive, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Burnaby Pride Street Party

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What: Burnaby’s second annual Pride event recognizes and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Aromantic, Two-Spirited, Others) community in Burnaby. Enjoy a full afternoon of live performances, food, activities, and community resources.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Jubilee Avenue between Nelson Avenue and Imperial Street
Admission: Free

Willingdon’s Annual Community Fair

What: Willingdon Community Centre’s annual summer celebration, with carnival games, raffles, barbecue, community displays and live entertainment. Wrap up the evening with a screening of A Bug’s Life in the park.

When: August 14, 2019
When: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Willingdon Community Centre – 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Blood & Iron Martial Arts: Open House and Longsword Tournament

What: Blood & Iron Martial Arts’s Open House features free sword fighting lessons for adult and youth. Learn how to hold and use real swords, then stick around to watch the Longsword Tournament.

When: August 17, 2019
When: Open House from 12 to 1:30 pm, Longsword Tournament from 2 to 8 pm
Where: Blood & Iron Martial Arts – 7846 Edmonds St, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Crave the Heights

What: Crave the Heights, presented by the Heights Merchants Association, is bringing tantalizing food and live entertainment back to Burnaby for another year. The neighbourhood dining showcase features restaurants on the Heights offering affordable set menus, new and unique menu items, happy hour bites, and plenty of drink deals and discounts.

When: August 16 to August 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various restaurants across Burnaby Heights
Cost: Prices vary by restaurant

The National

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What: Grammy-Award winning The National is best known for their fourth and fifth albums, Boxer and High Violet. In 2017, the band also released the album Sleep Well Beast, which won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. They’ll be performing at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, with Alvvays as special guests.

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: Doors at 5:30 pm; Show at 6:30 pm
Where: Deer Lake Park – Burnaby, BC
Tickets: Online

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 every Saturday from May through October.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: North parking lot of Burnaby city hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
Admission: Free

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