10 things to do in Burnaby in July

Jul 7 2017, 10:18 pm

Burnaby is filled with sunshine and exciting events in July, from Burnaby Art Gallery’s 50th Anniversary to Jack Johnson and everything in between. Get exploring with our checklist of 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

Summer Fun at Civic Square

  • What: Enjoy concerts, outdoor movies, children’s activities and community visual art projects. Bring a blanket and join the fun.
  • When: Every Sunday to August 27 (except August 6)
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and MacKay
  • Cost: Free

Burnaby Neighbourhood House Community BBQ Picnics

  • What: The Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s annual BBQ picnics. There will be hot dogs, cotton candy, games, face paint and more.
  • When: July 12 and 19
  • Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Maywood Community School – 4567 Imperial Street (July 12), Gilpin Elementary School – 5490 Eglinton Street (July 19)
  • Cost: Free

Burnaby Art Gallery 50th Anniversary Celebration: Garden Cocktail Reception

Burnaby Art Gallery

Burnaby Art Gallery / Facebook

  • What: Mingle over refreshments, listen to live music by Van Django, enjoy roving entertainment, and tour ‘The Ornament of a House: 50 Years of Collecting,’ a special 50th anniversary exhibition featuring historical works by European masters and contemporary works by prominent Canadian artists.
  • When: July 13
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free

Fiji Festival

  • What: Come and celebrate the day the Fijian Way. With food, entertainment, soccer tournament, vendors and more. Part of the Burnaby International Festival Series.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3833 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free

Ethiopian Summer Festival

  • What: Celebrate Ethiopian culture and heritage at Wesburn Park. Explore the market place, enjoy live entertainment and Ethipian cusine, and more.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Where: Wesburn Park – 4781 Park Wood Avenue, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free

BC Superweek

  • What: Featuring nine pro races over the course of 10 days, BC Superweek has fast become one of the most prestigious pro-cycling events in North America with a total prize purse of more than $120,000! Featuring 6 separate events as part of the series, BC Superweek consists of the Tour de Delta, New West Grand Prix, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby, PoCo Grand Prix, and Tour de White Rock.
  • When: Now to July 16
  • Where: Delta, New Westminster, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and White Rock
  • Cost: Free to watch

Edmonds City Fair and 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. Join in the street festival running along Edmonds Street from Canada Way towards Kingsway. Fun for the whole family.
  • When: July 16
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Edmonds Street from Canada Way to Kingsway, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free

Bollywood Movie Night Under the Stars

  • What: Shake out your favourite outdoor blanket, munch on some popcorn, and enjoy the experience of watching a classic bollywood movie under the stars.
  • When: July 21
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: SFU Trottier Observatory – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free for SFU / FIC Students, $5 for public

Jack Johnson

  • What: This American singer-songwriter is known for his easygoing acoustic tunes and his hit debut album Brushfire Fairytales. Since then, Johnson has released a slew of hits including “Better Together,” “Upside Down” and “Banana Pancakes.”
  • When: July 23
  • Time: Doors at 5 pm/ Show at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Park– 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $59.50

Sunday Family Corner: Learn Chigiri-e art

  • What: Free drop-in program for families, inspired by gallery exhibits and seasonal Japanese events. This month, learn to make chigiri-e with Japanese washi paper. Chigiri-e is a traditional art form that uses delicately torn paper to create images that resemble watercolour paintings.
  • When: July 23
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
  • Cost: Free