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40 Fun Sound of Music Festival Facts

by Pam Belgrade

One of Burlington’s signature and award-winning festivals, the Sound of Music, is celebrating 40 years this June.  If you are a Burlington resident you have probably attended this festival throughout the years. However is you are new to the city or considering visiting, here are 40 fun facts and some great reasons why you should attend this amazing week long celebration of music in beautiful downtown Burlington.

  1. Kick off the week at the awesome June 8 ticketed event with BUSH, LIVE, MONSTER TRUCK, HEADSTONES etc.
  2. Enjoy dinner at downtown restaurants PLUS great entertainment during Club Series Sun – Wed
  3. FREE music all Father’s Day weekend everywhere
  4. Front Row Perks – all the fun minus the crowd!
  5. Treat yourself to Experience VIP Sweet Seats – catered, elevated, covered seats
  6. Friday afternoon timeless favourites at free Silver series
  7. Avoid congestion by using the shuttle from Burlington GO
  8. People watching along the Spencer Smith Park promenade
  9. Check out 4 pods of amazing entertainment Fri-Sun at Downtown Streetfest
  10. Sail, motor or paddle so you can bring your own seat for the shows
  11. Genres to suit all music tastes – country, rock, jazz, blues, classical
  12. Kids young and old will enjoy the carnival Thurs-Sun with lots of special pricing
  13. Food Truck heaven with lots of options
  14. Watching the Top Hats at the Grande Festival Parade
  15. Relax and indulge al fresco on a pop up patio
  16. You can pick up cool SOM merch!
  17. Want to give back while being part of an amazing team– Volunteer!
  18. Budding musicians can get tips at the Music Education tent
  19. Shop local at unique downtown retailers nearby
  20. Being #HometownProud at the parade of our Canada’s Musical Ambassadors Burlington Teen Tour Band
  21. Kids Zone will keep the little ones busy and happy Saturday and Sunday
  22. Take it all in by staying in #BurlON at local accommodations
  23. Looking for gift ideas? Hit the Crafter’s Marketplace.
  24. Learn about local non-profit organizations and their good works
  25. Cyclists can ride to the park and secure bike at the Corral behind the Waterfront Hotel
  26. Come Home to Burlington and meet up with old friends at the festival
  27. Leave the car at home and book Burlington Taxi– stand located in park
  28. Best waterfront views for performers and audiences in Ontario
  29. Support homegrown #BurlON talent Local Roots (LR)
  30. Bask on the patio at Spencer’s at the Waterfront overlooking the festivities
  31. Saturday afternoon go back to the 80’s with Famous Burlingtonian’s The Spoons
  32. Bring Dad downtown to festival for his day
  33. Festival kept 91% of waste out of landfill through their award winning green initiatives
  34. So many instagram worthy pics to add to your page!
  35. Festival is easily accessible for those with limited mobility
  36. Bring the kids to the brand new playground in Spencer Smith Park
  37. Beat the heat in the Dofasco Water Jet Plaza
  38. Visit our summer travel counsellors at the western information booth Fri, Sat & Sun
  39. Be mesmerized by buskers in the park and downtown
  40. You can always be in the know if you sign up for SOM Enews

For more information about the festival visit the Sound of Music website or social media channels.

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