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What to do in Burnaby this B.C. Day weekend: Aug. 5-7

There’s lots to do in Burnaby on the long weekend, from a farmers market to a fun day at the Burnaby Village Museum.
It’s market season this August. Photo Johann Vincent Photography/Burnaby Farmers Market.

This long weekend there's a Burnaby Farmers Market to attend, or a fun night of karaoke, or a barbecue at the Burnaby Legion, Branch 83.

What will you get up to?

Burnaby Farmers Market

It’s time for a delightful and delicious morning filled with the sights and sounds of a community farmers market. Head to Deer Lake, at the Burnaby City Hall parking lot, for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan vendors and more.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Burnaby City Hall parking lot (4949 Canada Way)
Cost: Free admission

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, Aug. 5 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., pre-registration at 5:45 p.m.
Where: The Rec Room at Brentwood (1920 Willingdon Ave., unit 21-06)
Cost: Free admission

Burnaby Legion Branch 83 Barbecue

The Burnaby Legion Branch 83 is having a barbecue with hamburgers and all the fixins’ for $12. There will also be a “Mega Meat Draw” and 50/50 raffle, with the proceeds going to Burnaby-based charity Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS). PADS will give a special presentation. At 6 p.m., music bingo will begin.

When: Sunday, Aug. 6 beginning at 4 p.m.
Where: Burnaby Legion, Branch 83 (5289 Grimmer St.)
Cost: For more information, call 604-568-2912

Burnaby Village Museum

Join the Burnaby Village Museum for B.C. Day for an afternoon full of festivities and learning.

Along with the new exhibition, Truths Not Often Told: Being South Asian in Burnaby on the history and legacy of Burnaby’s South Asian-Canadian community, the B.C. Day events will include Indigenous weaving and crafts, a scavenger hunt throughout the site and a carousel gallery depicting the history of the museum’s carousel (carousel rides are $2.52).

Vancouver Circus School will be on hand to teach some simple circus skills, and the gardener-in-residence will answer all your questions about seasonal harvests.

Food truck Indish will be in the Carousel Plaza and live entertainment will play at the Vorce Tram Stage throughout the day.

When: Monday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last entry at 4 p.m.)
Where: Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: Free admission