10 things to do in Burnaby this July

Jun 24 2019, 3:59 am

Summer fun has arrived in Burnaby! From Greek Summerfest to Edmonds City Fair and more, here are 10 things to do around the city this July.

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

Canada Day at Swangard Stadium

What: This free, family-friendly concert featuring Coco Jafro, Nuela Charles, and Stars caps off Burnaby’s Canada Day celebrations. Canada Day at Swangard Stadium also features games and activities, a family zone, exhibitors and sponsor tents, prize draws, food trucks, and spectacular fireworks.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 10 pm
Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

2019 Greek Summerfest on Boundary

What: Come enjoy authentic Greek food and live a day the Greek way. Experience local music and dance groups on the outdoor stage while eating your favourite Greek dishes.

When: July 4 to July 14, 2019
Time: Open at 12 pm (Thursday to Sunday), Open at 4 pm (Monday to Wednesday)
Where: 4541 Boundary Road, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Summer Arts Festival

What: Burnaby Art Council and Opus Arts Supplies presents the Summer Arts Festival at Deer Lake Gallery. Enjoy a Friday Night Market with live entertainment and a beer garden. Then on Saturday enjoy a painting competition, inspiration station and face painting, Coast Salish welcome and intro, and more.

When: July 5 and July 6, 2019
Time: 6 to 9:30 pm (Friday), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday)
Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Ethiopian Summer Festival

What: Celebrate Ethiopian culture and heritage at the 10th Anniversary of the Ethiopian Summer Festival. Explore the cultural artifacts exhibition, enjoy live entertainment and soccer tournaments, eat Ethiopian cuisine, and more.

When: July 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Tanabata & Flea Market

What: The annual Tanabata Matsuri is the Japanese Star Festival that takes place at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. Stop by and write a wish on a tanzaku. There will be Japanese movies, a Japanese Book Sale, festival food, and also fun-filled kids activities.

When: July 6 and 7, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: Free

The Summer Festival 2019

What: The Summer Festival is a family-friendly anime event that features artists and vendors, matsuri-styled games, contests, and fabulous prizes. Presented by SFU Anime Club, cosplay and yukatas are encouraged.

When: July 13, 2019
Time: 1 to 10 pm
Where: SFU Burnaby West Gym – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
Admission: Free

CAN Relay 4 Autism

What: The first-ever CAN Relay 4 Autism invites families, supporters and the general public to walk, run or wheel around the Swangard Stadium track in support of Canucks Autism Network. Dress up in 80s attire, your favourite costume or come as you are. The free family-friendly outdoor event will also feature carnival games, bouncy castles, food trucks, music and a vendor marketplace.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Register: Online. 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, with food vendors, live music, petting zoo, and more.

When: July 21, 2019
When: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Edmonds Street from Canada Way to Kingsway
Admission: Free

Petunia and the Vipers

What: Bring your friends and enjoy live music by Petunia and the Vipers outdoors surrounded by the beauty of Deer Lake Park.

When: July 26, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Car Trunk Sale

What: Find bargains and hidden treasure’s at Bonsor’s annual Car Trunk Sale. Also, enjoy live entertainment by The Jason Matheny Band and guests.

When: July 27, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby
More Info: Online

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