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This Weekend in Burlington – July 22/23

by Carleigh Reynolds

Burlington is the place to be this weekend. Prepare to dine from gourmet food trucks, shop until you drop, and get in touch with nature. Here are your weekend events for July 22 and 23.

 

Nature Connects® art with LEGO® Bricks – Daily to August 20

Take a stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens’ Hendrie Park and explore the 14 works of art created with Lego by New York artist, Sean Kenney.  Kids will have a great time at the Build Centre creating their own masterpieces. Be sure to pick up an activity book and check the daily schedule for guided tours.

The RBG weekend events include guided tours/walks, The Canada 150 Bioblitz,  Edible Weekends, and a chance to Paddle In Paradise.

Farmers’ Markets – Friday-Sunday to October

Load up on farm fresh items and shop local producers at one of our two farmers’ markets.  Friday (8am to 4pm) and Saturday (8am to 2pm) visit the Burlington Mall Lions Farmers’ Market. On Sunday (9am to 12pm) head to downtown Burlington for the Centro Garden Farm Market.

Concerts in the Park – Sundays and Wednesdays to August 13

Concerts in the Park continue on July 23 at 7:30pm with a Blues and Motown performance from Andre Bisson. Visit the Central Park Bandshell for free musical entertainment every Sunday and Wednesday until August 13. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Check the event website for the up-to-date lineup.

Open Studio Workshop – Sundays

Join the Art Gallery of Burlington in their Creative Hub for a drop-in art studio workshop every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.  While there, check out their new Terry Fox Exhibition.

 Fit In The Core – Sundays to August 20

Burlington’s Fit In The Core sessions continue on July 23 from 10am to 11am with a Sexy Flexy class presented by Brass Bombshells. After you’ve elongated and strengthened your muscles, The Bent Spoon will be distributing samples of their edible raw cookie dough. Every Sunday there is a different open air fitness class outside City Hall. Bring your mat and water bottle.

 

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day at Bronte Creek – July 21

Join Bronte Creek for free day-use access and exciting family programming. Talk to Park rangers about at-risk species, learn about Burlington’s Victorian Heritage, and visit the Nature Centre or Spruce Lane Farmhouse from 10am to 5pm. Check their website for a complete schedule of events.

Canada 150 Bioblitz – July 21 and 22

Canada 150 events did not end on Canada Day. Join the RBG, Cootes Paradise, and EcoPark System Partners in exploring 1000 hectares of biologically diverse nature sanctuaries to identify and document populations of rare species. Enjoy a day of citizen science and learning about animal and plant taxonomy from 10am to 5pm. Remember to register for this free event online.

Burlington Herd vs Kitchener Panthers – July 22

The Burlington Herd will be taking on the Kitchener Panthers at Nelson Park on July 22. Game starts at 1:05pm. The 22 is Bark in the Park so bring your furry friends along for the game.  $1 from every ticket will be donated to the SPCA. It is also Mascot Day so prepare to meet your favourite Mascot characters. Check out the Herd’s website to purchase tickets and for their full game schedule. Come cheer on these hometown athletes!

Red Tag Sale – July 22 and 23

Time to shop! Support downtown businesses by shopping their special sales and promotions. Follow the red balloons for fab finds at Burlington’s restaurants, spas, and boutiques. Follow #BurlOnRedTag on social media to track flash sale announcements. Get spotted with a Red Tag and win prizes from downtown businesses. For every $100 spent, get entered into a draw to win a $500 shopping spree.  Check the website for a list of participating retailers and event hours.

Burlington Food Truck Festival – July 22 and 23

Take a break from shopping the Red Tag Day sales and head down to Spencer Smith Park from 12pm to 9pm to get some grub or a cold beverage from one of the 30-50 Canadian Food Trucks. While you munch, enjoy musical entertainment, eating challenges, and a children’s midway. The event is free admission but will be accepting donations for the SickKids Foundations. Check the website for the food truck and band lineup.

Burlington is a busy and vibrant city. There are many more opportunities to enjoy the weather and engage in the community this weekend…

Burlington Dance Wave – July 21
Canada 150 Cat Adopt-a-Thon – July 22
Canine Haven Rescue Adopt-a-Thon – July 22
Burlington SMASH Tournament – July 22
Goat Yoga – July 22

Need some help? For more information on what to see and do in Burlington give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter or Facebook.

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