#BurlON til Mar 20
It is officially the last week of winter! Hopefully for us here in #BurlON that means warmer weather and an end to the seemingly endless snow! Here are some of the fun things you can do this week in Burlington.
St. Patrick’s Day
This Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than visiting one (or more) of the amazing venues here in #BurlON. Enjoy a meal, some drinks, and live music at various restaurants and comedy club parties. Check online for a listing of venues and events and remember to arrange a DD or safe ride home.
Sweet Syrupy Treats
It’s officially my favourite time of the year – Maple Syrup season. It has begun to get a little bit warmer so it’s the perfect time to be outside to try some sugary, syrupy treats.
It’s Sweet Water Season at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Weekends until April 7 and during March Break visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn about the origins of maple syrup and Indigenous People. Try tasting different types of syrup and see demonstrations of taffy being made on snow.
At the same time is Maple Town at Mountsberg Conservation Area. See how the sap from approximately 600 tapped trees is transformed into maple syrup, and taste some free candy samples.
Weekends in March as well as March Break plan a visit to Bronte Creek Provincial Park for the annual Maple Syrup Festival. Take a tour guided by interpreters costumed from the 1890’s and visit the Spruce Lane Farmhouse which recreates life from 1899. Finish the day in the Maple Gift shop for some fresh maple syrup to take home.
Fun at the RBG
Back for the March Break is the RBG Escarpment Train Exhibit. From March 9 to 17 learn the story of how railroads shaped our history through three eras of locomotion.
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.
Enjoy the Outdoors
With these cold temps you can still hit the slopes at Glen Eden. Not much of a skiier? Try snowshoeing and learn about its origins at Crawford Lake.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. The outdoor rink at Rotary Centennial Pond opening hours are day by day according to the weather so your best option is to call the hotline at 905. 335.7738 #8587 to check on ice conditions before you head out for a skate.
Arts and Culture
There is a variety of live performances on at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. From Fri 15 – Sun 17 is Ahuri Theatre: This is the Point, on Fri 15 is Gandini Juggling: Sigma, on Sat 16 is The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, on Sun 17 is Jesse Cook, and on Tues 19 is A Musical Journey ‘REMEMBERING THE BRANT INN’.
Some interesting exhibits are on display at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Until March 31, Voices in Black Canadian Narratives and Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s are featured at the Art Gallery. Also, 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. While at the gallery take a look at the exhibit Sanctuary: Chari Cohen, on display until April 21. 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.
- 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
- Wknds & March Break to Sun March 31: Maple Syrup Festival, Bronte Creek
- Wknds & March Break to Sun Apr 7: Sweet Water Season, Crawford Lake C.A.
- Wknds & March Break to Sun Apr 7: Maple Town, Mountsberg C.A.
- To Sun March 17: Escarpment Train Exhibit, RBG – Rock Garden
- To Sun April 21: Sanctuary: Chari Cohen, Art Gallery
- To Sun Apr 14: Spiders Alive!, RBG
- Sundays: Family Sunday Open Studio, Art Gallery
- Sundays: Back to Nature Hike, RBG
- Thurs 14 – Sun 17: BLOMHA Hockey Tournament, Appleby Ice Centre
- Fri 15: Magic Circus with the Amazing Corbin, Alton Library
- Fri 15: Gandini Juggling: Sigma, Performing Arts Centre
- Fri 15 – Mar 17: Ahuri Theatre: This is the Point, Performing Arts Centre
- Sat 16: World Storytelling Day, Tansley Woods Library & Central Library
- Sat 16: The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Performing Arts Centre
- Sun 17: Jesse Cook, Performing Arts Centre
- Sun 17: Patrick’s Day, Venues Throughout Downtown Burlington
- Tues 19: Tips and Tricks on Using Essential Oils in Your Home, RBG Centre
- Tues 19: A Musical Journey ‘REMEMBERING THE BRANT INN’, Performing Arts Centre