Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON til June 26

by Guest Writer

This week marks the official arrival of summer. The Sound of Music 40th Anniversary was fantastic  and there’s lots more to look forward to this summer in Burlington!

Lowville Festival

This Saturday at 7:30 pm at St. George’s Anglican Hall enjoy Lowville Festival Presents: Dan Hill. Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the festival with a concert from the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Shop Local in #BurlON

This Saturday the 22 is the Aldershot Village BIA Market. Shop food and retail vendors, fruit and produce, and enjoy live music. This event runs from 9 am to 1 pm in Aldershot.

Plan your schedule so you can shop at the Burlington Centre Lions Farmers Market, which is in its 61st year. Offering fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, baked goods, wine and more! Open Wednesday and Saturday from 8-2 and Fridays from 8-3. Sundays you can visit the Centro Garden Market in Downtown Burlington and shop local vendors. It runs 9-12 every Sunday morning.

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Explore the Outdoors

This Sunday at Rattlesnake Point learn a new skill with Try It Series – Rock Climbing. Take an introductory lesson in knot tying and climbing techniques. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

The Royal Botanical Gardens are inviting you to get Back to Nature with a hike through their beautiful lands every Sunday. Be sure to check their website for more information as the starting point does change. Also at the RBG enjoy Paddling in Paradise, where you can enjoy Cootes Paradise from a canoe Tuesdays and Saturdays until August 17.  Visit Laking Garden where the peonies are now in full bloom. Enjoy the sights and smells!

At Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area there are various ways to be active all summer long. On Tuesdays try Tai Chi in the Park, no experience necessary. On Wednesdays, bring your mat for Yoga in the Park. For a more intense workout, try HIIT in the Park every Thursday.

Get Fit in the Core this summer at the Plaza outside the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Every Sunday from 10-11 am try a new kind of workout, completely free!

Painter working on landscape at Art Gallery of BurlingtonArts and Culture

This Sunday at Bronte Creek Park try your hand at painting outdoors for Plein Aire Painting Day. Choose from many great subjects featured within the park and enjoy the outdoors while getting creative.

Ongoing exhibits at the Art Gallery are In Common Uncommon until July 28, Jeneen Frei Njootli: my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money and 150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact, both until August 18. Also there is an exhibit entitled Worn Worlds, ongoing until July 7. Every Sunday the AGB also hosts a Family Sunday Open Studio. This is completely free and a great way for the family to get creative together.

This weekend at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre is What the World Needs Now…, with performances on Sat 22 and Sun 23.

band playing Concerts in the ParkConcerts in the Park

Back again this summer is Concerts in the Park in the Central Park Bandshell. Enjoy free musical entertainment under the open sky on Wednesdays and Sundays all summer long. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit and relax outdoors while listening to fantastic music. This Wednesday is Touch of Klez and on Sunday is the Metropolitan Silver Band. For a schedule of the performances this summer visit the City of Burlington website.



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