Hats Off Day is a community-driven event featuring the best that the Burnaby Heights had to offer.

Burnaby’s biggest and favourite festival is planned and driven by volunteers, community groups, the Heights Merchants Association BIA (a non-profit organization), and its members.

Now in its 36th year, Hats Off Day has been voted “Best Festival in Burnaby” every year since 2005, and today attracts more than 50,000 visitors annually from across the lower mainland.

Event Program


Presented by the Heights Merchants Association, Parkland, and Custom Mortgage, this 550 metre kids race kicks off Hats Off Day at 10:00 a.m. and celebrates health, wellness, families, and fun in Burnaby! This is a fundraiser for the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society.


COMMUNITY ZONE — 10:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.

Visit Burnaby’s non-profit societies serving you and your community, from Ingleton to Esmond Avenue.

THE STREET PARTY — 10:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.

Hang on to your hats for one of the biggest, most popular community festivals in the region. Spanning from Gamma Avenue to Boundary Road, Hastings Street is shut down to traffic, but open to excitement, live music and entertainment, kids activities, yummy treats, and much more!

SHOW & SHINE CAR SHOW — 10:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.

Check out the Show & Shine with classic and custom vehicles, trucks, and motorcycles lined up along Hastings from Gamma to Willingdon Avenues.

Parking Map and Road Restrictions


                        (in order of importance for enforcement)

No Parking-7am to 5pm

  1. City parking lot Pender @ Willingdon
  2. City parking lot at the s.e. corner of Albert & Carleton (RCMP parking only)

No Stopping- 7am -5pm

  1. Hastings-both sides (Boundary – Gamma)
  2. Pender-both sides (Boundary – Gamma)
  3. Holdom-east side (Hastings – Frances)
  4. Gamma-both sides (Albert – Parker)
  5. Parker-south side (west pl of 4764 to east pl of 4820 Parker)
  6. Both sides of the following streets between Albert & Pender
    • Esmond
    • Ingleton
    • MacDonald
    • Gilmore
    • Madison
    • Rosser
    • Alpha
  7. Carleton-both sides (Albert to lane way south of Hastings)
  8. Beta-both sides (Hastings – Pender)
  9. Dundas – south side between Boundary & Willingdon
  10. Triumph – south side between Boundary & Esmond
  11. South side between Ingleton & Gilmore
  12. South side between Carleton & Rosser
  13. North side between Gilmore & Carleton
  14. Pandora – south side between Boundary & Ingleton
  15. South side Macdonald & Madison
  16. South side Rosser & Willingdon
  17. North side between Ingleton & Macdonald
  18. North side between Rosser & Madison
  19. Pender – south side between Gamma and east end of cul-de-sac
  20. Frances – south side between Esmond & Macdonald
  21. South side between Gilmore & Gamma
  22. Georgia – south side between Boundary & Gamma
  23. Union – south side between Boundary & Gamma
  24. Venables – south side between Gilmore – Willingdon
  25. Boundary – east side (Hastings – Albert)
  26. MacDonald – east side (Albert to lane way to the north) (for Transit)

Handicapped Parking Only- 7am – 5pm

  1. Carleton-both sides (Pender to lane way to the north)
  2. City parking lot at Alpha & Pender    

Handicapped Drop Off & Pick Up- 7am to 5pm

  1. North side Pender @ Alpha – 40 foot zone & 4’ x 4’ signs
  2. North side Pender @ Madison – 40 foot zone & 4’ x 4’ signs
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