StreetFest returns to Burnaby on Canada Day with headline performer LIGHTS

Last updated: May 29, 2023

Burnaby, BC – There will be dancing in the streets on Canada Day as StreetFest on Central returns to the Metrotown neighbourhood on July 1, featuring an unforgettable evening with a variety of food trucks, family friendly activities, live performances and a spectacular fireworks display. 

The City of Burnaby is proud to be hosting this free celebration for the second year in a row in partnership with Concord Pacific. 

“After a stellar first year, StreetFest on Central has earned its reputation as the best street party in Metro Vancouver on Canada Day and we’re excited to be bringing this event back to downtown Burnaby,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “StreetFest is a fantastic showcase of the incredible diversity and culture that makes our community so special – and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever!” 

StreetFest on Central will kick off at 6:30 pm with family friendly activities including performances by many Canadian musical artists. Headlining the main stage at Central Park is five-time JUNO and Canadian Radio Music award winner LIGHTS who’s known for her electronic synth pop. Also, performing is JUNO-nominee and international recording artist Shawnee Kish. She is a soulful Two-Spirit Mohawk who is an advocate for her Indigenous and LGBTQ2+ communities and was the winner of CBC Music’s Searchlight competition in 2020.

The vibrant evening will cap off with a fireworks show at 10:15 pm. Road closures will be in effect along Patterson Avenue as well as Central Boulevard and Beresford Street (between Patterson and Willingdon avenues) to ensure maximum space for visitors to explore everything the event has to offer, including:

  • family-friendly activity and entertainment area in Civic Square
  • community displays, games, music, dance and activities along Central Boulevard
  • food trucks and concert in Central Park and more

With Metrotown and Patterson SkyTrain stations nearby, there are plenty of ways to get to the festival. Visitors are encouraged to take transit, cycle or walk, and please leave pets at home. A bike valet will be available at the corner of Patterson and Kingsway.

Other free Canada Day celebrations

While the StreetFest on Central is set for the evening, Canada Day festivities will be going all day in Burnaby, with beloved community events set to return at Burnaby Village Museum, and Edmonds Plaza and Park.

Thank you to our partners: Concord Pacific, RBC, Government of Canada, BurnabyNow and Miss604

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Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
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604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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