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#BurlON til Aug 14

by Guest Writer

There are so many things going on in #BurlON til Aug 14. With many culinary events such as the return of Taste of Burlington and Lakeside a la Carte, your appetite will surely be satisfied. Also, with fun events such as the Downtown Jazz Festival and the return of Second Saturdays in the Square, there is plenty to see and do this week. Here are some of our picks for the upcoming week.

Taste of BurlingtonTaste of Burlington

Back again this summer starting August 12 until September 2 is the prix-fixe dining program Taste of Burlington. Get out and enjoy thirty-one of #BurlON’s fantastic restaurants. Lunches range from $15-25 and dinners range from $30-40. Take pics of your food and tag @TasteofBurl for the chance to win gift cards to participating restaurants. Bon Appetit!

jazz festival header image with information 2019Jazz Festival at BPAC

This weekend at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre is the Downtown Jazz Festival. Saturday the 10 and Sunday the 11, enjoy performances in the plaza for free. There are a variety of performers, so check online for a full schedule.  Before or after the show stop into one of the many restaurants downtown and have refreshments on the patio.

Lakeside a la Carte chefLakeside a la Carte

Lakeside à la Carte returns this Sunday the 11 to Spencer Smith Park. Those lucky enough to get tickets can  sample more than forty restaurants, wineries, and breweries while looking out at the waterfront. Other activities include a silent auction, live entertainment, raffles, and more. Tickets are SOLD out and support local and international projects.

Outdoors in #BurlON

Get active this week at one of the many outdoor fitness classes offered at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area. On Tuesdays until Aug 27 is Tai Chi in the Park, on Wednesdays until Aug 38 is Yoga in the Park, and on Thursdays until Aug 29 is HIIT in the Park.

Spend the day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park at their Farmhouse & Nature Centre, great fun for the whole family. Also, take a dip in the Outdoor Pool, and relax on a towel on the surrounding grassy area.

Fit in the Core returns this Sunday in the Performing Arts Centre, with this week’s class being  Boutique Dance Class by Bombshell Boutique Dance & Fitness. Classes are free to attend – just bring a mat and some water. Fit in the Core is ongoing until Sept 22, so check online for a list of upcoming classes.

For all outdoor activities check the websites before heading out as sometimes there are cancellations due to inclement weather.

Exterior of Performing Arts CentreArts and Culture

This week at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre there are a couple of different performances. On Thurs 8 – Fri 9 is the Burlington Royal Arts Festival and from Thurs 8 – Sat 10 is Key For Two, A Comedy.

There are many exhibits ongoing at the Art Gallery of Burlington right now. Until Sunday, August 18 are two exhibits: Jeneen Frei Njootli: my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money and 150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact. Until August 25 is Guardian Spirits, and new to the gallery is the Eruptions Exhibit. Every week at the Art Gallery is Family Sunday Open Studio, so bring your family to get creative for free.

garden music nights audience RBGMusic in the Parks

Enjoy music from Obi at Central Park Bandshell for the Songs and Sunsets Music Series. This Saturday the 10 at 7 pm bring a lawn chair or blanket to Central Park for a night of entertainment in the open air.

Also at Central Park Bandshell is Concerts in the Park, every Wednesday and Sunday until August 18. On Sunday the 11 is High Rendition and on Wednesday the 14 is Bill and the Art Crawlers.

For more open-air music events this summer check out our blog.

MoviesUnder StarsMovies under the Stars

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Ireland Park this Thursday the 8 for Movies Under the Stars. This week’s movie is The Parent Trap. Relax in the open air with a free movie, starting at 9 pm. Be sure to check @BurlEvents on Twitter for confirmation of showing by 3 pm on the scheduled movie date.

market in the village - village squareMarkets in #BurlON

Burlington Made is back on the 10 for Second Saturdays in the Square. From 10 am to 3 pm, visit Village Square to shop over 20 different local and handmade vendors while enjoying live music, coffee, tea, and sweets. Plus, there is a crafts table for children to enjoy for free.

Every Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm is the Centro Garden Farmer’s Market. Shop a variety of vendors and enjoy coffee from Tamp. Also, in the Burlington Centre Parking Lot is the Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays 8 am to 2 pm, Fridays 8 am to 3 pm, and Saturdays 8 am to 2 pm until Oct 26.

visitor centre exteriorKnow-It-Alls On-Site!

There’s so much to See & Do in #BurlON til Aug 14, so be sure to get out there and enjoy! If you have any questions please stop by our Visitor Information Centre at 414 Locust St or give us a call, we are open from 8 am to 6 pm seven days a week.




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