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#BurlON til April 24

by Pam Belgrade

We’re about midway through April and it’s warming up here in #BurlON so it’s the perfect time to explore the outdoors! Hike through the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens or join the frogwatchers hike at Mountsberg Conservation Park. There are many things happening this weekend to celebrate Easter so check out our list of things to do in #BurlON for this week.

Easter Events

Everyone is celebrating Easter in #BurlON.  Get your baskets out and go for an Easter egg hunt at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Mountsberg Conservation Area, LaSalle Park or Springridge Farm for a chance to even meet the Easter Bunny! These events are happening April 19 – 21 so you have time to see all four! Enjoy children’s entertainment, a petting zoo and Easter-themed games and crafts. Fun for the whole family! And if by the end of the weekend you’re still looking for more Easter fun, then pop into RBG for relaxing but rewarding Easter Brunch (spaces are limited register online in advance). Visit Easter in #BurlON blog for full easter weekend fun.

Explore the Outdoors

Get outside and enjoy spring here in #BurlON. Visit Crawford Lake and tour the Iroquoian village, or explore the trail and look out for some of the diverse species who make their home here in southern Ontario. Searching for those vocal green hopping creatures? Visit the Mountsberg to join the Frogwatchers Hike and learn more about frogs, toads, and even elusive salamanders.

The Royal Botanical Gardens are inviting you to plant a tree in Cootes Paradise. Help increase the green on Saturday April 20 in celebration of Earth Day by planting a tree. Don’t want to get too muddy but still want to spend Earth Day outside? Then head out for a stroll in the gardens or visit local parks. Visit Conservation Halton’s website for information and to see which one of the many beautiful trails here in #BurlON is right for you.

Enjoy the Arts

Starting April 20 the Art Gallery of Burlington is hosting All Guilds Show, Lore: Myths, Legends, and other Stories. Pop in to view the annual exhibition celebrated by members from guilds.

Every Sunday there is an open studio for families to enjoy. Admission is always free so make sure you stop by to check out the wide collection of ceramics and other works of art and get creative.

If you love local performances, Theatre Burlington’s production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” and it run this weekend on April 19 and 20. Enjoy a fun night at a hilarious comedy and support local theatre.

Burlington Golf & Country Club -SkywayGolfing in #BurlON

Whether you’re Tiger Wood’s double or just ready to hit the clubhouse for food after the 9th hole like me, golf season has arrived and we are excited to share that most golf courses throughout Burlington are open for you to book a tee time! Visit our Insiders Golfing in #BurlON blog to learn more about all the beautiful golf courses Burlington has to offer. See you on the range!

Close up of blueberry pancakes from RBG BrunchYou had me at Brunch

One of my favorite meals out is brunch and with so many local choices if the budget allows you could visit a different restaurant weekly.  Enjoy brunch while listening to Jazz music at the Rock Garden at the RBG.  This weekend features Jazz Brunch with Reno Silva, (NOW SOLD OUT!) For other great brunch ideas check out our Brunch in #BurlON blog.

For more information about events refer to the list below or refer to the City of Burlington events calendar.

Below is our Visitor Information Centre hours for Easter weekend. Wishing you a happy and safe Easter weekend!

Visitor Information centre hours over Easter weekend

Events

To Sun Apr 21: Sanctuary: Chari Cohen, Art Gallery
To Sun Apr 28: In Search of Self, Art Gallery
Sat Apr 20 – Sun May 19: All Guilds Show Lore: Myths, Legends and Other Stories, Art Gallery
Sundays: Back to Nature Hike, RBGThurs 18: Homeowner Workshop Series- Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants, Tansley Woods C.C.
Thurs 18: Classics Albums Live: Elton John’s Greatest Hits, Performing Arts Centre
Thurs 18-Sat 20: Burlington Lifestyle Spring Home Show, Mainway Arenas
Fri 19: Good Friday Road Races, Aldershot High School
Fri 19: Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs, Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Fri 19 – Sat 20: “A Bad Year for Tomatoes”, Drama Centre
Fri 19 – Sun 21: Easter Egg Extravaganza, Mountsberg C.A.
Fri 19 – Sun 21: Easter Festival, Springridge Farm
Sat 20: Easter Egg-stravaganza, LaSalle Park
Sat 20: Legends of Motown, Performing Arts Centre
Sat 20: Victorian Easter, Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Sat 20: Earth Day Tree Planting, RBG
Sun 21: Easter Brunch, RBG – Rock Garden SOLD OUT
Mon 22: Discovery at the Fishway, RBG – Princess Point
Mon 22 – Sun 28: Burlington Green Community Clean Up, Various Locations
Tues 23: Keep Your Motor Running, Alton Library
Wed 24: Open Mic Night, Brant Hills Library

 

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