Burnaby Blooms Spring Festival

It’s time for the city’s favourite springtime festival: Burnaby Blooms! Visit Deer Lake Park throughout the day for free tours, workshops, family entertainment, and more.

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Burnaby Blooms Spring Festival 2024

  • Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Location: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts & Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn (6450 Deer Lake Ave) in Burnaby
  • Tickets: Free!

This vibrant and festive event promotes the long-term sustainability and the ecological health of the community in a fun and creative environment.

Activities throughout the day include workshops where you can: plant an eco-scupture, create a floral mask, plant a flower, create a paper bird, make a puppet (and join the puppet parade), paint a ceramic garden stake, and make poetry cards.

Don’t miss the photobooth, the Chinese brush painting demo, Mindful Movement drop-in for kids, ACE Burnaby bike safety tips, and more from the Burnaby Potters Guild and the Burnaby Photographic Society.

The entertainment lineup will have everything from banjos to Bollywood, improv comedy to Cinderella. Check out everything that’s in store for this fun-filled day out in the park.

Talks and Tours

8:30am to 10:00am and 11:00am to 12:00pm
Tour: The Birds of Deer Lake with George Clulow

11:00am to 12:00pm
Talk: Bees and Blooms with Beekeeper Cassie

11:00am to 12:30pm
Tour: Mushroom Walk with mycologist WIllougby Arevalo    

11:30am to 1:00pm & 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Tour: The Indigenous Natural History of Deer Lake

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Talk: For a Healthy & Vibrant Garden Avoid These Common Mistakes

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tour: Spring Birds and Blossoms

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Talk: The Art of Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement

2:00pm to 2:30pm
Tour: Century Gardens: Growing a Grander Future

3:15pm to 4:00pm
Talk: The Wonderful History of Herbal Gardens

There will also be micro-events at Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area on May 18th and on the BC Parkway (Metrotown and Patterson Stations) on May 25, where you can participate in activities and demonstrations while enjoying free entertainment. RSVP on Facebook to get event updates.