Get ready to embark on a vibrant and rhythmic journey that transcends borders and unites cultures! The Multicultural Drum Festival, presented by the MDF Society, is set to take place on July 8 at The Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby. This highly anticipated event promises an exhilarating celebration of multiculturalism, showcasing the power of music to bridge gaps and foster harmony. Best of all, admission is free, ensuring everyone can join in and experience the magic of this unique festival.


The event is set at The Amazing Brentwood. Parking is not limited- although it can be busy at times. If you take public transportation, it is located right across from Brentwood Town Centre Skytrain station.


The Multicultural Drum Festival goes beyond drumming. It serves as a vibrant platform for local artists, vendors, and performance groups to showcase their talents and crafts. Strategically timed to coincide with Burnaby’s summer cultural festivals and honouring Canada’s Multicultural Day and Canada Day, the festival is a hub of cultural convergence for families and friends. With 15 participants from across the globe, it is a testament to the diverse tapestry of cultures that make up the Burnaby community and beyond.


Attendees will have the opportunity to witness a wide array of drumming styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary, originating from different corners of the world. The festival showcases the power of drums to evoke emotions, promote unity, and serve as a vehicle for storytelling within diverse cultures.

“The Multicultural Drum Festival isn’t just about music; it’s about rhythmically weaving together the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our community. Our festival is a stage where drum beats become the heartbeats of a united, multicultural Canada. Join us as we drum to the rhythm of diversity, fostering unity and shared joy in every beat”, said Jeffrey Yu, Committee Chair of the Multicultural Drum Festival.

Credit: Tian Jin Formation Drum

Credit: UltraRisk


  • Vancouver Korean Dance Art Society
  • Van Namsadang + Kids
  • KyungHee Uni. Taekwon Demonstration Team
  • Tian Jin Formation Drum
  • Tsa Tsom Tun
  • Srikandi Indonesian Dancers
  • UltraRisk
  • Aklanon Sto. Nino Association
  • Maskara
  • Chibi Taiko
  • Waist Drum Team
  • Cantonese Drum Team (KungFu)
  • Chanda Melan
  • Swahili Drum Team
  • Burnaby Indigenous Team

Check out the full list here.


Before diving into the details, here’s a brief overview of what you need to know before attending the Multicultural Drum Festival at Brentwood Plaza in Burnaby on July 8th. Take note of these points to ensure you have a fantastic and enjoyable experience at the event. First, the event is free and open to the public, with accessible facilities available. It is always good to plan your transportation- consider parking, public transportation, or other modes of getting to the festival.

The event takes place outdoors, check the weather forecast and dress comfortably for an outdoor event. It is also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the schedule to catch your favorite performances and workshops.

As you navigate the festival, remember to approach cultural displays and performances with respect and an open mind. Appreciate the diverse traditions and customs presented while being mindful of any specific cultural sensitivities. This will help create an atmosphere of inclusivity and harmony. Here are a few resources that may be helpful:

By knowing these important details, you can now relax, enjoy the beats, and have an amazing time at the first Burnaby Drum Festival!

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