Pride weekend is coming up in Burnaby!
This is Burnaby Pride’s fifth year and its first year back in person after being online during the pandemic.
Head out Friday to Studio Brewing for a pre-Pride gathering, then celebrate Saturday with a variety of festivities. Saturday’s event will feature the band Van Vogue jam – a Vancouver-based non-profit that builds the local fashion and ballroom scene. BAG on a Bike from the Burnaby Art Gallery will also join the party in Civic Square.
Get ready for Saturday’s main event at the pre-pride celebrations on Friday night. Grab a beer at Studio Brewing and enjoy live music and food from the Top Rope Birria Food Truck.
When: Friday July 22, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Studio Brewing (5792 Beresford Street)
Burnaby’s main Pride celebrations this year will feature amazing local artists – event organizers have worked to prioritize artists with disabilities and non-binary, trans and BIPOC artists. The event will also feature a roster of alternative drag performers steeped in the historical roots of drag. If you only know RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’ll experience a whole new side to the art of drag. Performers include artists like AHSIA, Persephone Estradiol and Edzi’u. The main stage will be performed in ASL.
When: Saturday July 23, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Civic Square (6100 Willingdon Avenue)
Vancouver Bubble Tea Festival
This two-day festival is all about bubble tea – with 20 street food and bubble tea stalls and three food trucks to feast on. Bubble tea vendors including Truedan, Yi Fang Fruit Tea, Chatime and Sago Togo will be present. On Friday, rock out with a live DJ show at 7 p.m. and on Saturday guests can marvel at a supercar show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When: Friday July 22 (11am-8pm) and Saturday July 23 (11am-5pm)
Where: Swangard Stadium (3883 Imperial Street)
Cost: $10, tickets available on line (children 8 and under are free)
Edmonds Fair and Vintage Car Show
Check Edmonds Fair and Vintage Car Show on Saturdays, with tons of activities and entertainment for the whole family – and of course, all the classic cars behind Edmonds Community Center on Humphries Avenue. Enjoy classic rock tunes from the band Rainshadow and be sure to visit the petting zoo and food vendors.
When: Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Edmonds Park (7433 Edmonds Street) and Humphries Avenue
Sample fresh, locally grown produce with an emphasis on Japanese and Japanese-inspired food and produce. This Sunday, the Nikkei Garden Farmers Market is also hosting a tech fair for people aged 65 and over to ask tech-related questions (bring your own device). With a children’s booth with face painting and bubble blowing among other activities, and games for all ages (play Shogi, a game similar to chess, or I-go, an abstract strategy game), there’s something for everyone. every taste.
When: Sunday, July 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Center (6688 Southoaks Cres.)