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Japanese flea market coming to Burnaby this weekend

Celebrate the Tanabata Star Festival this weekend.
The Tanabata flea market is this Sunday, July 14.

Head to the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in Burnaby this weekend to hunt for Japanese treasures at the Tanabata flea market.

The Tanabata Star Festival celebrates a legend in which the Milky Way separates two lovers, represented by the stars Vega and Altair, who are allowed to meet only once a year, according to the museum's website.

The centre has a fabulous schedule of festivities prepared, including a Tanabata display by Kwantlen Polytechnic University students, a Tanabata-themed kids' corner with family-friendly activities and sold-out Temari workshops.

While you're there, check out the Nikkei Centre's farmers market, with local produce, lunch options and one-of-a-kind gifts crafted by local artisans.

Tanabata Flea Market 2024

When: Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free admission

Nikkei Centre Farmers Market

When: Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free admission