2021 Festival Dates
November 19, 20, & 21
Friday, November 19 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, November 20 | 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, November 21 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
The Deer Lake Craft Festival has been adding sparkle to the holiday season in Burnaby for 50 years, and we’re back again for 2021!
The Burnaby Arts Council presents the annual winter Deer Lake Craft Festival from November 19 to 21, 2021 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
Shop over 30+ local B.C. artisans this year at this seasonal artisan market, juried to ensure the highest quality, handcrafted creations. We’ll be introducing a diverse mix of artisans from glass blowers, sculptors, patissiers, jam makers, fashion, and jewelry designers, and many more. Craft and community are the heart of this festival, you’ll get the chance to get to know each artisan and their personal stories.
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that the arts are essential to our well-being. It brings us together, in-person or online. At the Burnaby Arts Council, we’re inspired by the unique identity carved out by the Burnaby arts community and work to amplify their stories. Art cultivates a community, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to ours through this annual winter artisan market.
Our community of artisans are ready to return, eager to introduce visitors to their newly crafted pieces. While you wrap up your holiday gift shopping, take some time to get to know our 30+ artisans each with their own unique stories. Chat with Tom & Jayne of Delicious Delights, a local Burnaby couple who only started out selling shortbread cookies to supplement their craft booth. Or ask Olympia Komianos about her goldsmithing journey and apprenticing with a Master Goldsmith. That and much more to discover, from one-of-a-kind jewelry to buttery, flaky croissants.
An all-encompassing winter shopping experience
This family-friendly winter shopping extravaganza is free admission, and features entertainment from local emerging performers. When you’re done with shopping, take a short walk around Deer Lake Park, located right beside the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Don’t miss out on this celebration of the arts this winter!
- All visitors must provide Proof of Vaccination with one piece of Government-Issued photo ID upon entering the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. This includes vendors upon entering the venue for initial set-up.
- Masks or face coverings for both the nose and mouth are mandatory at all times inside the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
- Vendors are expected to provide hand sanitizer and plexiglass for their own booths if they so choose. Links of where to purchase these items locally are provided below.
- Increased distance between booths has been implemented to allow for social distancing and directional arrows will be placed on the ground (as seen in the Floor Plan) to guide patrons along a singular path through the festival.