#BurlON Oct 19-26
Now that it is finally feeling like fall (wow lots of frost this morning!) I hope you are inspired to get out and enjoy a hike, harvest activities and the emerging fall colours. Since we are getting close to Halloween you can check out that specific blog for spooky events over the next two weeks. Here are some other less frightening highlights for the week to come.
Apples, pumpkins, gourds, oh my! Many of our local farm markets are featuring local produce and other harvest activities including Springridge Farms, Stonehaven Farm Market and the Burlington Mall Farmers Market which continues until the end of October and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am -2pm Friday 8am-4pm.
Make some time this fall to get outdoors. Burlington offers the perfect location to cycle or hike along one of the many multi-use trails from beginner to advanced. Scale the escarpment at Rattlesnake Point or Mount Nemo or get some late season camping in at one of our area campgrounds including Bronte Creek Provincial Park, KOA Toronto West or Conservation Halton.
If you can’t get enough of pumpkins, then the Halton Pumpkins to Pastries Trail is for you. Explore locations across Halton as they feature unique pumpkin and harvest themed experiences until the end of October. View the online map for participating locations and offers.
There are a number of new exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Burlington and it is a fabulous way to spend a few hours plus admission is free! This fall the Gallery in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is presenting the first Canadian Craft Biennial. This event will celebrate and educate on the importance of contemporary craft throughout Canada’s diverse history and future under the theme Can Craft? Craft Can! Featured Exhibitions to October 29 include: International Ceramic Exhibition: Anton Reijnders; National Craft Exhibition: Can Craft? Craft Can!; Craft Ontario Provincial Exhibition: Nothing is Newer than Tradition and the AGB Provincial Exhibition on until December 31: Setting Ontario’s Table – Once Upon a Time. Get creative at the Art Gallery of Burlington Creative Hub on Sundays from 1-4pm, you can create art projects from recycled materials.
The new season at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre is well underway with many great performances to chose from. In the spring when the season was launched we posted a blog about top picks, check it out for ideas. I am looking forward to singing and dancing along with Olivia, Amy and Beth at LIVON this week with a group of friends and going for a pre-show dinner at a downtown restaurant. If you are looking for culinary options in the city check out the dine section on our website.
In addition to these specific events here are some other suggestions for activities that you can enjoy:
- Watch the salmon spawn along Bronte Creek in Lowville Park (checked Oct. 17 at 2nd Concession and no sign of them yet!)
- Challenge yourself at an escape rooms like Mission Possible, or Confundrum
- Sample a light of beer at Nickel Brook Burlington’s own craft brewery and then explore the rest of the True Brew Path
- Admire the amazing International Sculpture Collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens
- Connect with your inner child at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park – I just went for the first time and it is amazing!
- Get up close to farm animals at the Play Barn at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
- Go on a scavengar hunt to find all the creative Public Art pieces throughout the city
Events Oct 18-26
- To Sat Oct 28: Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market, Burlington Mall Parking Lot
- To Sun Oct 29: Anton Reijnders Exhibit, Art Gallery of Burlington
- To Sun Oct 29: Nothing is Newer than Tradition Exhibit, Art Gallery of Burlington
- To Late Oct: Stonehaven Farms: Giant Corn Maze Open, Stonehaven Farms
- To Late Oct: Stonehaven Farms: Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Stonehaven Farms
- To Tues Oct 31: Pumpkins to Pastries Trail, Halton Region
- To Sun Dec 31: Setting Ontario’s Table: Once Upon a Time, Art Gallery of Burlington
- Wed 18: LIV ON, Burlington Performing Arts Centre – MT
- Thurs 19: Doc*Side: “Trick or Treaty”, Central Library
- Thurs 19: Meet the Author: David P. Silcox, Art Gallery of Burlington
- Thurs 19-Fri 20: Great Pumpkin Trail, Royal Botanical Gardens* SOLD OUT
- Thurs 19-Sat 21: “Key For Two”, West Plains United Church
- Fri 20: Ride to Provide, World Tour Indoor Cycling
- Fri 20: An Evening with Cathy Jones & Mary Walsh, Burlington Performing Arts Centre – MT
- Fri 20-Sat 21: Camper Halloween, Bronte Creek – *SOLD OUT
- Sat 21: Halloween Spooktacular, Streetcar Museum
- Sat 21-Sun 22: Harvest Festival, Springridge Farm
- Sat 21-Sun 22: Spooktacular Halloween, Mountsberg
- Sun 22: Pinocchio (Tout a Trac), Burlington Performing Arts Centre – MT
- Sun 22: Making Music Concert Event, Art Gallery of Burlington
- Tues 24: SOLO presents “Madame Butterfly”, Central Library
- Wed 25: Oakville Symphony Celebration Concert, Burlington Performing Arts Centre – MT
- Wed 25: Doc*Side: “Muffins for Granny”, Central Library
- Thurs 26: Throwback Thursday: “M. Butterfly”, Central Library
- Thurs 26: Barenaked Ladies Canada 1 Five 0 Tour, Burlington Performing Arts Centre – MT* SOLD OUT
- Thurs 26-Sat 28: “Key For Two”, West Plains United Church
- Fri 27: Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen, Burlington Performing Arts Centre – CST