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Check out free events in Burnaby this sumer

Your summer family vacation doesn’t need to break the bank! There are lots of free family-friendly events happening all summer long in Burnaby. We’ve rounded up just a few of these many events below so you can plan an exciting vacation without the stress of wearing out your wallet:

Burnaby Blooms | May 4-5

Flowers for spring? Groundbreaking! See flowers in a whole new way at the Burnaby Blooms festival on May 4th and 5th. The event takes place at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and features figures dressed entirely in flowers, plants, and foliage. You’ll get to appreciate the art of floral design as well as take some awesome photos for your family scrapbook or Instagram. There will also be a plant sale and auction hosted by the Burnaby Rhododendron and Garden Society, more floral-installations, flower workshops, market vendors, live entertainment, and much more! Entrance is free for all ages.

Burnaby Chalk Art Experience | June 15

Head to the Bonsor Recreation Complex on June 15th to watch incredible artists create chalk masterpieces on the pavement. From 11 am to 5 pm, street painters from the Lower Mainland and all over the world will transform the sidewalk into a vibrant gallery using sidewalk chalk. The celebratory atmosphere will be in full effect with live music, food trucks, face painting, and much more onsite. It’s a great summer event to check out whether you’re with young kids, a group of friends, or a date.

Symphony in the Park | June 30

This event is a local favourite and a staple of summer for any music lover in the Lower Mainland. Held each year at Burnaby’s beautiful Deer Lake Park, the world-class Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs an amazing free outdoor concert. The performance always includes classics and light favourites that are sure to be crowd pleasers for all ages. The event is totally free, but be sure to arrive early to grab a spot on the grass as this is always a popular event. Bring your picnic blankets, a sweater for when the evening gets cool, and of course, lots of snacks.
There are so many free ways to enjoy the summer here in Burnaby! We’ll make it easy for you to have a memorable vacation and save money with our affordable room rates. Forget staying in Vancouver’s busy and expensive downtown core: we are conveniently located near public transit and within easy reach of both Metro Vancouver and all of Burnaby’s underrated treasures.