Hats Off Day kicks into 2019 with a new theme, “Heights Superheroes”. On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Burnaby Heights expects more than 50,000 visitors and participants and invited everyone to join the neighbourhood for a heroic time.
Hats Off Day is Burnaby’s biggest celebration and a one-day street festival where local businesses take their “hats off” to the community. From Gamma Avenue to Boundary Road, Hastings Street will be closed to traffic, and filled with excitement, including a Family Fun Dash, parade, music, street performers, kids activities, delicious food, yummy treats, Show and Shine, and much more. With a variety of action-packed activities and thrilling attractions for all ages, there is something different to experience at every turn.
“Every year, we introduce a new theme to make the Festival fresh and exciting. This year, we chose Superheroes,” says Isabel Kolic, executive director of the Heights Merchants Association. “It seems to be catching on quite quickly, and we’re expecting a lot of people in capes and tights to show up.”
The Parade and Non-Profit Community Zone Application forms are now live on the Hats Off Day web site. The Hats Off Day Organizing Committee look forward to all entries embracing this year’s theme. All groups are welcome to apply for what has become one of the Lower Mainland’s biggest community celebrations. The Parade Application and Non-Profit Community Zone Display Application deadline is Saturday, April 6, 2019.
So open up your costume trunk and dust off your favorite superhero costume. If dressing up isn’t your thing, wear a superhero themed shirt to join the festivities.
Where: Burnaby’s Hastings Street from Boundary to Gamma Ave
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Admission: Free to attend
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.
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.
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!
Check out the 18th annual Show & Shine with classic and custom vehicles, trucks, and motorcycles lined up along Hastings from Gamma to Willingdon Avenues.
Boundary to Gamma Ave