Burnaby isn't boring! Here are some great events for you to check out (Lijuan Guo / Shutterstock)

What’s going on in Burnaby: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

From a pumpkin parade to a rock star magician, here are some of our favourite events happening in Burnaby!



October 27, 2022 | 5:00 am

Looking for something to do? Here are some of the best Burnaby events for you to check out.

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Pumpkin Parade

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Not sure what to do with your pumpkins after Halloween? Take them to the Pumpkin Parade in front of the Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre on Nov. 1 from 5:30 to 8pm. You can take your jack-o-lantern on one final walk before they are composted by Burnaby’s waste management team afterwards. Lights for pumpkins will be provided.

Address: Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre, 240 Willingdon Ave.

Best Life

Best Life is a performance “inspired by the machines that make our lives better, and ponders the question: “What if these domestic machines could whisper to us the stories of the people they are caring for?” It tells the story of a suburban neighbourhood over a span of 50 years—an origami of everyday objects, building a shared narrative of longing. This intimate and participatory audience experience simultaneously transports you back to the past as well as forward into the distant future. Best Life also asks a much bigger question: “What it is we are leaving behind?” You can watch Best Life from Nov. 2-5 and can buy tickets online.

Address: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave.

Remembrance Day at the Edmonds Community Centre

Head over to the Edmonds Community Centre on Nov. 5 for a Remembrance Day ceremony.

Address: Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds St.

Chris Funk: The Wonderist

Chris Funk aka The Wonderist combines music and magic to create a truly unique performance. He’s performing at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Nov. 5 from 8-10pm. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for youths and can be purchased online.

Address: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave.

Research your Burnaby Heritage House

Want to know more about where you live? Join Burnaby historian and heritage expert Jim Wolf for a workshop that will give you the skills you need to learn about your neighbourhood. This event is being held on Nov. 5 from 10am to 2pm and you must register to attend online. It costs $25 to attend.

Address: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave.

Jazz Jams

Jazz Jams is an event open to all musicians no matter their age or experience level. Meet local jazz musicians and we know you’ll make beautiful music together. Jazz Jam is hosted by Cory Weeds of the Cellar Jazz Society and is being held on Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Address: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave.

Marco Ovies

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

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