10 things to do in Burnaby in September

Sep 4 2017, 1:06 am

A brand new month in Burnaby means more great events to check out around the city. From Tania Willard: dissimulation to Folk Fabulous II and more, there’s something for everyone!.

Here is our checklist of 10 things to do around Burnaby this month.

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


  • What: Help the Burnaby Lake Park Association remove invasive plants that threaten native species.
  • When: September 10
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Check www.burnabylakepark.ca for meeting location
  • Admission: Free, Ages 8+

Tania Willard: dissimulation

Tania Willard dissimulation

Tania Willard: dissimulation / Burnaby Art Gallery

  • What: Join artist Tania Willard in a discussion of her highly collaborative practice, including BUSH Gallery, a residency space that is part of the Secwépemc Nation. The exhibition opening will follow the artist talk. Exhibition runs September 15 to November 5.
  • When: September 14
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Queers be Gaming

  • What: An event for nerds, gamers and geeks of all types, shapes and sizes. Join the Vancouver Gaymers for their meetup at La Fontana Cafe, with board games, video games, steam games and more. Everyone is welcome.
  • When: Monday, August 7
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where:  La Fontana – 3701 Hastings St #101, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Live at the ‘Bolt: The Fever Cabaret

  • What: The Fever Cabaret will conjure a theatrical atmosphere that seduces and intoxicates. Enter a space filled with the sounds of soft piano music, joined by the enchanting tones of a cello plucked and stroked, beckoning you to sit at dimly lit tables and engage with the captivating hostess who seems to see through your very soul.
  • When: September 21 to 23
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Online, $18

Amazing Mudder

  • What: Teens combine their brain and brawn powers to overcome this challenging hybrid scavenger-hunt/obstacle course. Enjoy a free barbecue at the end of the event. Ages 13 to 18.
  • When: September 23
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Summit Youth Centre – 200 Willingdon Avenue (North parking lot behind Eileen Dailly), Burnaby
  • Admission: Free admission, registration required.

World Rivers Day Celebration

  • What: World Rivers Day fun includes entertainment, hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations. Plus, the Village and Carousel will be open.
  • When: September 24
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free, carousel rides are $2.65 each.

Vancouver Console League – Halo 5 4v4 Random Teams Tournament

  • What: Vancouver Console League’s first ever event. Compete in a Halo 5 4v4 Random Teams Tournament Microsoft Store at Metrotown. All skill levels welcome, and free to enter with a chance to win a prize at the end of the event.
  • When: September 24
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Microsoft Store Metropolis at Metrotown – #230 – 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • RSVP: 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
  • 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

Folk Fabulous II

Folk Fabulous II

Folk Fabulous II / City of Burnaby

  • What: Folk Fabulous II is an intimate evening of music performed by six of Vancouver’s finest musical talent. Performers will collaborate on each other’s songs and fill the evening with new arrangements, vocal harmonies and musical creations.
  • When: September 28
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Culture Days

  • What: ​Experience fun and free public programming at Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby Village Museum and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Visit burnaby.ca/culture for all activities and events. 
  • When: ​September 29 to October 1
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby Village Museum and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
  • Price: Free
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