If your weekend plans are looking dull, don’t miss this year’s exciting Spring Fair in Burnaby happening this weekend.
Hosted by St. Francis de Sales in Burnaby, the five-hour free celebration on Saturday, May 27, is one of the biggest events in the neighbourhood.
The fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rene Memorial Park (6961 Sperling Ave.) will have exciting activities for all ages to enjoy. Families can come together to spend quality time at the fair and celebrate the diversity of the community.
Live entertainment, including Zumba dancing, games like wipeout, velcro wall, obstacle race and car racing will be on-site along with food trucks and music performances from Crystal Arts Academy, Youth for Christ Band and violin soloist Karl Puno. This will be followed by cultural dances — Philippines with Modern Tinikling, Punjab with Bhangra and Rancho’s Portuguese dancing.
In addition to the entertainment, several local artisans, crafters and bakers — including Aprons 4 Africa, Eunoia Naturale, Highest Evolvement, Spooky Bootique, Kaye Bakes and New Zealand Butter Cookies — will be setting up stalls.
Also teased in the event website is a storytime with Cat in the Hat, so make sure you wake up early for this one if you have kids.
Punch cards are required for the games and can be bought for $25 for 20 stamps. Pre-purchasing them can save you five bucks; the punch cards can be pre-purchased for $20 here.
Additionally, popular food trucks often seen in the streets of Burnaby like Japadog, Shameless Buns, Tin Lizzy Concessions, Mama’s Fish and Chips and Plato Filipino will all be there.
Spring Fair 2023 at Burnaby Edmonds Neighbourhood
When: Saturday, May 27; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Rene Memorial Park (across St Francis de Sales School) ; 6961 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Cost: Free; punch card for games — $20 pre-purchase, $25 on-site; for more information, visit Facebook page.