#BurlON til Feb 20
It’s a busy week with Valentine’s Day and Family Day Weekend, as well as it being Heritage and Black History Month. With all these special events, there are many different things to see and do here in BurlON.
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow so if you’ve left your planning for the last minute, here are some ideas of things to do in Burlington. With so many fabulous restaurants in the city try dining out or order in some tasty treats. Since it is a busy night book reservations so you won’t be disappointed. If you are looking for sweet gift ideas check out our sweet things section for inspiration. If experiences are more your thing our fun activities blog has some gift card ideas. Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre has a contest on now where you can show your love on the hill. See their Instagram account for the details. For other romantic ideas refer to the blog written last June by Cheryl Rodewig. However you decide to recognize this day, have fun and enjoy #BurlON.
Heritage and Black History Month
February is Heritage Month and Black History Month here in BurlON. Celebrate our city’s history with all of the amazing events being held throughout Burlington. On Sat 16 Freeman Station, one of the last surviving Grand Trunk Railway stations, has cancelled their Open House, presenting its Diorama show. On Tues 19 at Central Library is a Black History Month Film. For more events during Heritage and Black History Month, check out this calendar.
This weekend is Family Day Weekend so there are tons of things to do here in BurlON. Try various winter activities at all the Halton Parks. Have some Winter Fun at Bronte Creek on Family Day, or check out the Open House at Ireland House Museum. For more ideas on things to do with your family this weekend, check out our Family Day Blog.
Spiders Alive at the RBG
Arachnophobes beware, until April 14 the Royal Botanical Gardens will be crawling with spiders and their arthropod friends for Spiders Alive!. Here you can learn about the many adaptations and behaviours of spiders and other creatures in two interactive exhibits and daily programs for all ages. This event is included in your general admission to the RBG, so make sure to stop by during your visit.
Experience Arts and Culture
An exciting new exhibit is at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Until March 31, Territories in Metal showcases the works of four artists who work with metal and other materials to create magnificent works of art. Also, until March 31, Voices in Black Canadian Narratives and Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s are featured at the Art Gallery. Every Sunday there is an open studio for families to enjoy. Admission is always free so make sure you stop by to check out these amazing exhibits and get creative.
There are also plenty of performances to enjoy this week. At the Burlington Performing Arts Centre are: Canadian Rep Theatre: How Do I Love Thee? on Thurs 14, The Sleeping Beauty – National Ballet Theatre of Odessa on Fri 15, Pete The Cat: Theatreworks USA and Anne Lederman & Ian Bell Performance on Sat 16, Home Free on Sun 17, and Creative Acts on Wed 20. Also, from Thurs 14 – Sun 17 at the Drury Lane Theatre is the annual Music Hall, and Theatre Burlington has performances of “Strangers Among Us” on Fri 15 – Sat 16.
Explore the Outdoors
Come downtown to the Rotary Centennial Pond for free Pond Skating until March 4. The cold temperature is perfect for keeping the rink frozen and for some time with the family while also being active. If you prefer to do your skating indoors, arenas in Burlington are hosting Public Skate sessions. Check online to see specific times, dates, and locations, as they do vary.
Try snowshoeing at Crawford Lake and learn about its origins while exploring the Iroquois village. Glen Eden is the place to be this winter so enjoy the slopes. Check online to see ski conditions and other information.
The Royal Botanical Gardens are inviting you to get Back to Nature with hiking through the park. These are free guided hikes through the vast nature spaces the park has to offer. On Saturday Feb. 16 join our friends at Crawford Lake for an Evening Snowshoe Hike.
Taste of Burlington
The Taste of Burlington Winter program is back starting February 18 to March 10. Enjoy prix fixe dining at the 41 participating restaurants across Burlington. Check out the complete listing of all restaurants as well as their menus here.
- Fri Feb 1 – Thurs Feb 28: Burlington Heritage Month, Various Locations
- To Sun Feb 18: WinterSleigh Rides, Mountsberg C.A. *SOLD OUT
- To Sun March 4: Pond Skating* Weather permitting, Rotary Centennial Pond
- Sat Feb 2 – Sun March 31: Territories in Metal, Art Gallery
- To Sun March 31: Voices in Black Canadian Narratives, Art Gallery
- To Sun March 31: Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s, Art Gallery
- Feb 18-March 10: A Taste of Burlington, Various Restaurants
- To Sun Apr 14: Spiders Alive!, RBG
- Sundays: Family Sunday Open Studio, Art Gallery
- Sundays: Back to Nature Hike, RBG
- Thurs 14 – Sun 17: Music Hall, Drury Lane Theatre
- Thurs 14: Canadian Rep Theatre: How Do I Love Thee?, Performing Arts Centre
- Fri 15: The Sleeping Beauty – National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Performing Arts Centre
- Fri 15 – Sat 16: “Strangers Among Us”, Theatre Burlington
- Sat 16: Open House, Freeman Station CANCELLED
- Sat 16: Pete The Cat: Theatreworks USA, Performing Arts Centre
- Sat 16: Anne Lederman & Ian Bell Performance, Performing Arts Centre
- Sat 16: Valentine Cabaret, St. Christopher’s Church
- Sat 16: Evening Snowshoe Hike, Crawford Lake
- Sat 16: Winter Fireworks, Woodbine Mohawk Park
- Sat 16-Mon 18: Family Weekend, Halton Park
- Sun 17: Home Free, Burlington Performing Arts Centre
- Mon 18: Family Day – Winter Fun, Bronte Creek
- Mon 18: Family Day Open House, Ireland House Museum
- Tues 19: Black History Month Film, Central Library
- Wed 20: SOLO presents Don Giovanni, Central Library
- Wed 20: Creative Acts, Performing Arts Centre