There's plenty to get up to in Burnaby this week! (Pawel Serafin / Shutterstock)

What’s going on in Burnaby: May 23–29

From music festivals to storytime, there is so much to do in Burnaby

By Marco Ovies | May 20, 2022 |5:00 am

Struggling to find something to do in Burnaby next week? Well, look no further! Here are five Burnaby events for you to check out.

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In-person story time with Mark Angelo


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In-person story time is returning to Indigo at Metrotown. Join Mark Angelo as he reads his book “The Little Creek That Could,” which tells “a remarkable and inspiring story of how a severely damaged stream was brought back to life.” This event is happening on May 28 at 11 am at the Indigo in Metrotown.

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

Safe and Sound Festival

Swangard Stadium will be hosting Safe and Sound, a hip-hop festival with Ty Dolla $ign headlining. Tickets start at $71.85 and the festival will be taking place on May 29.

Address: Swangard Stadium, 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby

Gem-Like and Spooky Action

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The premier of Gem-Like will be held Wednesday, May 26 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. It explores “both the frustrations and the small “gem-like” moments experienced in long-term care.” It will be followed by a short film version of Spooky Action which is “inspired by Einstein’s famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence.” Tickets cost $15 and the event starts at 8 pm.

Address: 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby

Community Cleanup


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Community Cleanups are making a comeback and will start May 28 from 9 am to 12 pm at Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness Centre. After, they will be scheduled for the last Saturday of the month until September. Everyone is welcome, and equipment like gloves and litter pickers will be provided by the city.

Address: 240 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby

Burnaby Farmers Market

The Burnaby Farmers Market has a free book exchange happening every Saturday. There will also be all the other great things the farmers market offers, like local entertainers and plenty of vendors selling crafts, ingredients, and yummy treats. Be sure to visit the Burnaby Farmers Market this season before it’s gone.

Address: 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby

Marco Ovies

Marco Ovies is Burnaby Beacon's Lifestyle Content Creator focusing on all things food, events, and fun things happening in the city.

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