Pictured: Isabel Kolic, Executive Director of the Heights Merchants Association, presents the Best Overall Entry trophy to Lotus Sports Club President Tony Vukasovic
At the annual Hats Off Day Parade, five groups impressed both the crowd and parade judges, claiming the top awards at a trophy presentation that took place on June 22 at Community Savings Credit Union. Since 1989 children,...Read More
60,000 people returned to Hastings this year for Hats Off Day, this time with a wild “Great Canadian Outdoors” themed day of free family fun. The Great Canadian Outdoors theme brought the Canadian spirit in the form of creative costumes, music, and entertainment that guests celebrated all day long.
Thanks to Global BC, Lamar Transit Advertising, Miss604, The Province, and Tourism Burnaby who...Read More
What does the name Hats Off Day mean?
A: It’s the day of the year when the Heights businesses take their “hats off” to their community.
Did you know? In 1984, Heights merchants created a festival as a way to tip their “hats off” to the community – hence the name, “Hats Off Day”! Don’t miss out on Burnaby’s favourite tradition, next Saturday, June...Read More
Hats Off Day is a flavourful street festival with food from all over the world. On Saturday, June 3, enjoy these famous Hats Off Day favourites from our local merchants!
Valley Bakery Cinnamon Sticks
Available once a year at Hats Off Day, Valley Bakery’s Cinnamon Sticks are airy, crispy, and sprinkled with sweet cinnamon sugar. You do not want to miss out on these, so make sure you stop by...Read More
TEAMSTERS STAGE (4300 BLOCK)
Live at the Teamsters Stage, Hats Off Day is proud to showcase three incredibly talented young artists: Stephen Scaccia, Chloe Farrell and Luca Fogale. These local singers will be taking the stage from 11:45am – 2:30pm.
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Stephen Scaccia
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Chloe Farrell
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Luca Fogale
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Parade arrival and sign-in
Entrants must arrive no later than 9 a.m., or risk losing their spot in the parade.
On the morning of the parade, each group’s representative must sign in at the Parade
Information & Registration Table located on the north side of Hastings Street and Beta Avenue.
Entrants that arrive and do not conform to the creative description approved by the...Read More
Grab your knap sack, eh! Hats Off Day celebrates the True North along 2 klicks of Burnaby’s Hastings Street with its new theme, “The Great Canadian Outdoors.” On Saturday, June 3, Burnaby Heights expects more than 60,000 visitors and participants “from far and wide,” and hope everyone will join the neighbourhood for a Skookum time.
Hats Off Day is a one-day street festival where local...Read More
“Swing on by!” is what neighbours say to neighbours when a heartfelt invitation is meant. “Swing on by” is sincere. It’s an extension of friendship. It’s a visit you squeeze in even if you don’t have to – just for the smile and the warmth of a friend.
Burnaby Heights is full of 360 friendly merchants who welcome you as family. Half of them live in the area. This is their ‘hood,...Read More