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Now in its 13th year, TJ Fest celebrates the rich cultural diversity of our community with two days of food, fun, and festivity on the vibrant streets of Metro Vancouver. Prepare for an immersive experience as we take over Smith Avenue, offering unique crafts, lively performances, and authentic Taiwanese cuisine that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.


TJ Fest brings its vibrant celebration of Taiwanese culture and community to Tian Jin Temple, located at 3426 Smith Avenue, Burnaby. This highly anticipated event will span the first weekend of May, taking place on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 11 am to 4 pm each day.

Planning your visit to TJ Fest is simple, whether you’re driving or using public transportation. If you’re arriving by car, you’ll find ample parking options in the vicinity of Tian Jin Temple. For those preferring public transit, TJ Fest is accessible by various bus routes. To find the most convenient transit options and plan your journey, check out the TransLink website, which provides comprehensive travel advice and updates.

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Why You Can’t Miss TJ Fest:

Taste the Tradition
At the heart of TJ Fest is a phenomenal food experience, featuring a variety of authentic Taiwanese dishes. Dive into delicious bento boxes filled with crowd favorites like popcorn chicken and Taiwanese sausage. Explore a rich selection of noodle dishes, indulge in sweet wheel cakes, or savor the unique twist of tornado potatoes. For vegetarian attendees, a new array of dishes including the Vegetarian Spicy Tofu Bun ensures everyone can partake in the culinary joy!

Witness the Spectacle
Prepare to be entertained non-stop with an impressive lineup of live performances at the center stage. Enjoy dynamic shows from local dance troupes and experience the enchanting sounds of Sound of Dragon. This array of cultural presentations will captivate your heart and celebrate the artistic vibrancy of our community.

Play All Day
TJ Fest is a playground for families and children with free carnival-style games scattered throughout the venue. From skill games to fun rides, there’s excitement around every corner, ensuring a joyful day out for attendees of all ages.

Stroll and Shop
Smith Avenue will transform into a bustling marketplace with no cars in sight, allowing you to stroll leisurely among the vibrant shops and vendors. Discover unique crafts, handmade goods, and other treasures in this shopper’s haven.

Taiwanese Sausage – Credit: @reithefoodie

Pearl Milk Tea & Peach Sour Drink – Credit: @reithefoodie

Taiwanese Pork Rib Soup – Credit: @reithefoodie

Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun

TJ Fest is more than just a street fair—it’s a cultural gateway offering a slice of Taiwanese heritage right in Burnaby. With free entry and a plethora of activities, it’s the perfect weekend for families, foodies, and cultural enthusiasts alike.

Make sure to mark your calendars for May 4-5 for TJ Fest 2024, where culture, cuisine, and community come together for an unforgettable celebration. This is your passport to a world of fun and flavours. See you there!

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