2014 Theme: The Totally Awesome 80s – In Celebration of 30 Years of Hats Off Day
Held on the first Saturday of every June, Hats Off Day is when Heights merchants “take their hats off” to their community and their customers, and the entire Heights community celebrates together. It’s a huge, one-day extravaganza featuring a colourful main-street style parade with real local flavour, followed by a big street party.
Join us on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and see why Hats Off Day has been voted “Burnaby’s Best Festival” by Burnaby Now readers every year since 2005! Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue is shut down, and our streets are packed with families, friends, neighbours, and merchants!
Please note that vendors besides our Heights merchants are not eligible to participate. This is due to the fact that Hats Off Day is a day for Heights merchants to acknowledge and appreciate their customers and the community. We thank you for your understanding.
Volunteer and be a part of the fun and excitement that is Hats Off Day! Interested? Please send us an email with your contact information by clicking here.
We are currently in the process of sourcing entertainment. Those interested in having their information reviewed are encouraged to submit their information via email by clicking here. Groups will be contacted if more information is required, or if we are interested in proceeding with a booking.
Parade and Display
Heights merchants and Burnaby-based non-profit associations are welcome to apply to participate in the Hats Off Day Parade or to set-up an interactive display. Creative criteria apply for both parade and display entries.
Show & Shine
Do you have a hot rod, muscle car, restored antique, foreign model or motorcycle? We’d love to see your vehicle be a part of our Show & Shine!
For the Show & Shine Application Form, click here. Due Fri., May 30, 2014
Parade Information - Applications are no longer being accepted. Please click here to send a note to our Parade Coordinator to be added to our wait list, and to be notified about the opportunity to be involved next year.
Display Information - Applications are no longer being accepted. Please click here to send a note to our Display Coordinator to be added to our wait list, and to be notified about the opportunity to be involved next year.
Merchant Information & Activity Form – Due. Fri., April 25, 2014.
If you are a merchant who is interested in offering/selling food at Hats Off Day, please click here to download the Fraser Health Authority’s Food Permit Application Form. Applications must be submitted to Fraser Health by Wed., May 7, 2014. Late applications will not be considered.