Community Events

Vaisakhi Parade April 22, 2017
Celebrate culture and tradition at one of the largest parades in Canada! The Vaisakhi celebration brings over 100,000 people together to enjoy music, gifts, food, and dancing. Stop by the Community Savings tent for a healthy snack.

Time:9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Location: 12885 - 85 Ave.

City: Surrey, BC

Website: www.surreyvaisakhiparade.ca

Quadra Village Day May 13, 2017
Quadra Village Day is a fun, free, family-friendly, all-ages event organized by a volunteer committee. Typically, more than 4,000 people from across the region participate in a broad range of activities which include breakfast, games and over four hours of entertainment on the stages.

Time:9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Kings Street

City: Victoria, BC

Website:www.quadravillagecc.com

Hyack Festival May 27, 2017
Hyack’s mission in 2017 is to tell the story of New Westminster in a way that integrates and celebrates the history and culture of the first peoples of the land. Watch the Hyack International Parade on May 27th from 11am to 2pm and then stay for the Uptown Street Fest on Belmont Street to continue the celebrations!

Time:11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:600 Block of Belmont Street

City: New Westminster, BC

Website:www.hyackfestival.com

Hats Off Day June 3, 2017
Burnaby’s biggest festival is on June 3rd! Hats Off Day is a chance for local merchants to thank the public for their support by hosting a huge party. Hastings Street will be closed at 9 am for a parade, show & shine, live music, free food, a kids’ zone and much more. Join us as we host prizes and activities!

Time:9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:Hastings Street between Boundary & Gamma

City:Burnaby, BC

Website:www.hatsoffday.com

Surrey Fest Downtown Sept 9, 2017
The Surrey Fest Downtown was formed to promote and celebrate community pride through a day of fun and entertainment for all ages while providing a venue for groups and organizations to inform the community of their services.  As many as 7,000 people visit the festival each year to view the exhibits and enjoy food and live entertainment.

Time:       11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Time:          Holland Park - 13428 Old Yale Rd

City: Surrey, BC

Website:www.surreyfest.com

New West Pride Week Aug 12 - 19, 2017
The purpose of the New West Pride Society is to empower, celebrate, and promote inclusivity, acceptance, and respect among persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities in New Westminster and surrounding communities.

Time:TBD

Location:TBD

City: New Westminster, BC

Website:www.newwestpride.ca

Halloween On The Heights TBD
We invite you and your family to dress up and trick or treat with our merchants for Halloween on the Heights on October 31. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., take your children to visit participating neighbourhood merchants along Hastings Street to receive some yummy treats.

Time:TBD

Location:Hastings Street between Boundary & Gamma

City: Burnaby, BC

Website:www.burnabyheights.com

Light Up The Heights TBD
The Heights Merchants Association hosts a sidewalk festival, with carolers, the Man in the Red Suit and his helpers, all while Heights merchants offer holiday specials all day long. Last year, despite the rain, the magic of the twinkling tree lights with Santa and his elves, still managed to enchant everyone.

Time:TBD

Location:Hastings Street between Boundary & Gamma

City: Burnaby, BC

Website:www.burnabyheights.com