Hats Off Day is a community-driven event featuring the best that the Burnaby Heights had to offer. It features a colourful main-street style parade, followed by an amazing street party.
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 35th 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.
FAMILY FUN DASH — 9:30 A.M.
Presented by the Heights Merchants Association, Chevron and CIBC, this 550 metre kids race kicks off Hats Off Day at 9:30 a.m. and celebrates health, wellness, families, and fun in Burnaby! This is a fundraiser for the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society.
THE PARADE — 10 A.M.
Grab a curb-side seat to watch the annual parade along Hastings from Beta Avenue to Boundary Road. The parade begins with the Motorcycle Drill Team at 9:30 a.m. followed by the parade at 10 a.m.
COMMUNITY ZONE — 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
Visit 20 of Burnaby’s non-profit societies serving you and your community, from Ingleton to Esmond Avenue.
THE STREET PARTY — 11:30 A.M. TO 4 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 — 11:30 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
Check out the 18th annual Show & Shine with classic and custom vehicles, trucks, and motorcycles lined up along Hastings from Gamma to Willingdon Avenues.