An Extraordinary Outdoor Venue
International artists and local Burnaby talent alike perform here on a handful of weekends each summer. Last year, over 45,000 people attended events on the Festival Lawn.
The Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park is a wonderful performance venue overlooking scenic Deer Lake in the heart of the city’s arts precinct. This precious civic asset has become a favourite destination where area residents, out-of-towners and tourists celebrate arts and culture in the great outdoors.
At the heart of every great community lies a site where citizens can gather for special occasions. Burnaby’s Spirit Square is located outside of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. It's a space where larger groups assemble for public events and private celebrations. Some of the features include a large ornamental tree, lighting and seating ledges. The B.C. Spirit Square program was funded during 2008 in recognition of BC150 – British Columbia’s 150th anniversary as a Crown Colony.