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'Out of this world': Burnaby's massive, free festival Hats Off Day returns

Are you ready for this outer-space themed event? 50,000 visitors are expected to come out to Burnaby Heights on June 3.

Summer fun is right around the corner, as Burnaby’s beloved Hats Off Day festival returns on Saturday, June 3 with an outer space-themed “out of this world” celebration.

The festival, which has been held since the early ’80s, will host dozens of floats and displays from local community organizations.

More than 10 blocks between Boundary Road and Gamma along Hastings Street will be car-free for the parade and festival, as merchants “tip their hats” to their community.

With plenty of family-friendly events, the day begins with a Family Fun Dash at 9:30 a.m. for kids, and the parade starts at 10 a.m.

One of the biggest street festivals in the Lower Mainland, this year’s Hats Off Day will include delicious food, live music, “space-inspired shows,” roving entertainers and more all coming out of the woodwork to celebrate the local community.

It’s also the 20th annual Show and Shine, which will host 100 unique and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycle.

About 50,000 people are expected to join the day’s celebrations.

For more information, see the Hats Off Day website online.

Hats Off Day 2023

When: Saturday, June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Hastings Street from Boundary Road to Gamma
Cost: Free