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Five things to do in Burnaby this weekend: June 3-4

Whether you want to attend a huge community street festival or take your time perusing a nerdy yard sale, Burnaby has tons going on this weekend.

From festivals to yard sales, there's lots to do this weekend in Burnaby.

Hats Off Day

Burnaby’s biggest street festival is here at last – Hats Off Day will celebrate the community with an “out of this world theme.” Dress up in your best outer space costumes and head to Hastings for a fabulous summer party.

With more than 50,000 attendees expected, this event promises to be a blast whether you attend the family fun dash kick off (around 9:15 a.m.), the parade (at 10 a.m.) or the street festival with many entertainers (beginning around 11 a.m.). For more info, see the Hats Off Day website.

When: Saturday, June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue
Cost: Free ($5 admission for family fun dash)

Geeky Nerdy Costume and Yard Sale

Featuring Geekenders and Show Pony Studio, this yard sale will be a nerd’s dream. Peruse costumes, clothing, housewares, nerdy collectibles and more, like handmade jewelry and crochet items.

When: Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 5384 Chesham Ave.
Cost: Free admission

Spring Market

For a pleasant day of spring shopping, check out the vendors hosted by St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church this Saturday for a new-to-you market featuring books, gifts and vintage jewelry, as well as a variety of goodies by vendors like Sweet Legs, Cookies by Christina, Blue Mountain Produce and more.

When: Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church (9887 Cameron St.)
Cost: Free admission and parking

Rockband Karaoke

Get your best pals together and live out your rock star fantasy. Head to the Rec Room at Brentwood for a fun evening of live music – performed by you on Rockband 4 on a real stage, for a live crowd.

If you’re looking for a group to play with, you can sign up to fill in on any instrument. No Fail Mode will be enabled to let everyone enjoy playing and listening through the full track.

Participants must use hand sanitizer prior to playing; crews will sanitize instruments between sets and microphone covers will be changed between singers.

When: Saturday, June 3 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. (pre-registration at 5:45 p.m.)
Where: The Rec Room Brentwood
Cost: Free admission

Burnaby Village Museum

It’s summer season for Burnaby Village Museum! From now until Sept. 4, spend time at the historical museum with its new exhibit Truths Not Often Told: Being South Asian in Burnaby, which explores the diverse experience of Burnaby’s South Asian Canadian communities.

While you’re there, don’t forget to ride the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel ($2.65) or visit a replica Japanese Ofuro (bathouse).

When: Tuesday to Sunday plus statutory holidays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave.
Cost: Free admission

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