#BurlON til Feb 27
We are nearing the end of February and here in BurlON things are starting to defrost a little bit. Take advantage of this weather by trying out some of the fun things to see and do here in Burlington.
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 the city. On Sat Feb 23 enjoy Storytime with Museums of Burlington , on Tues 26: Historic African-Canadian Legends, and on Wed 27 Spencer Smith: The Man & His Park, all at Central Library. For more events during Heritage and Black History Month, check out the calendar.
Spiders Alive at the RBG
Look out Arachnophobes, 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.
Birding in Burlington
Did you know that the western end of Lake Ontario (including Burlington) is home to close to 300 bird species? Birding is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world, and with all of the opportunities to see many different species here in BurlON it is the perfect activity to enjoy. For information on birding etiquette, locations, seasons, and more, check out our birding blog, or visit us at the Visitors Centre at 414 Locust St and see our “Birding in Burlington” display and pick up a map.
Taste of Burlington
The Winter prix-fixe dining program is back and there are 41 restaurants across Burlington participating. Enjoy prix-fixe dining with amazing appetizers, entrees and decadent desserts. Lunch is offered at $15, $20 or $25 and Dinner at $30, $35 or $40. For a complete list of participating restaurants and their menus check here.
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.
Check out a performance at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Downtown Burlington. On Thurs Feb 21 they have Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Made in Cuba, on Sun Feb 24 is Symphony on the Bay: The Silk Road, and on Wed 27 Gowan is in town performing. Also, from Thurs 21 – Sun 24 at the Drury Lane Theatre is the annual Music Hall.
From Sun 24 – Wed 27 is the Burlington Comedy Comedy Festival with shows at the Art Gallery and Water Street Cooker. Check online for the list of acts and to buy your tickets.
Explore the Outdoors
Come downtown to the Rotary Centennial Pond for free Pond Skating until March 4. The cold temperatures are 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.
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.
- To Thurs Feb 28: Burlington Heritage Month, Various Locations
- To Sun March 4:Pond Skating * Weather permitting, Rotary Centennial Pond
- To 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
- To Sun Apr 14: Spiders Alive!, RBG
- Feb 18-March 10: A Taste of Burlington, Various Restaurants
- Feb 24 – March 2: Freedom to Read Week, Burlington Public Libraries
- Sundays: Family Sunday Open Studio, Art Gallery
- Sundays: Back to Nature Hike, RBG
- Thurs 21: Thriving in the Unknown, Alton Library
- Thurs 21: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Made in Cuba, Performing Arts Centre
- Thurs 21 – Sun 24: Music Hall, Drury Lane Theatre
- Fri 22: Pyjama Party, RBG
- Fri 22: 2 Year Open House, Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park
- Sat 23: Walk with a Doc, City View Park
- Sat 23: Storytime with Museums of Burlington, Central Library
- Sat 23: Coldest Night of the Year – Open Doors, Guelph Line
- Sat 23: Owl Prowl, RBG
- Sat 23-Sun 24: Spring Orchid Show and Sale, RBG
- Sun 24: Heritage Jam Workshop, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm *SOLD OUT
- Sun 24: Symphony on the Bay: The Silk Road, Performing Arts Centre
- Sun 24 – Wed 27: Comedy Festival, Art Gallery and Water Street Cooker
- Mon 25: Medical Advancements Inspired by the Great War, Central Library
- Tues 26: Doc*Side Documentary Series, Central Library
- Tues 26: Historic African-Canadian Legends, Central Library
- Wed 27: Spencer Smith: The Man & His Park, Central Library
- Wed 27: Arachnophobia/Spider Phobia, RBG
- Wed 27: Gowan,Performing Arts Centre