#BurlON til March 13
March is here and while it may not seem like it with the weather, spring is just around the corner. Enjoy the (hopefully) last of the snow outdoors this week, with skiing and snowshoeing, or taste some fresh maple syrup at the various festivals here in BurlON.
Sweet Syrupy Treats
It’s officially our 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 from until April 7 and March Break visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn about the origins of maple syrup with the 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 for 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.
Taste of Burlington
The Taste of Burlington Winter program is in its 11th year and on until Sunday March 10. Enjoy prix fixe dining at the 40 participating restaurants across Burlington. Check out the complete listing of all restaurants as well as their delicious menus here.
Outdoors in BurlON
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.
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 behaviors 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.
On Thursday the 7th, experience the exhibit in a whole new way for RBG After Dark: Spiders Alive!. Have a drink, enjoy the music and have a bite to eat. This event is 19+ and tickets are required.
Arts and Culture
Some exciting new 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. 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’s plenty to see at the Performing Arts Centre. On Thurs 7 is Antonio Sanchez: BiRDMAN LiVE, on Fri 8 is Evalyn Perry’s SPIN, on Fri 8 – Sat 9 is Hot Brown Honey, and on Sun 10 is Gryphon Trio: Piano, with String Attached. Also on from Thurs 7 – Sun 10 is the annual Music Hall at the Drury Lane Theatre.
As always, #BurlON offers something for everyone – have a great week!
- To Sun March 10: A Taste of Burlington, Various Restaurants
- 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
- Wknds & March Break Sat Mar 2 – Sun Apr 7: Sweet Water Season, Crawford Lake C.A.
- Wknds & March Break Sat Mar 2- Sun Apr 7: Maple Town, Mountsberg C.A.
- Wknds & March Break Sat Mar 2 – Sun March 31: Maple Syrup Festival, Bronte Creek
- Sundays: Family Sunday Open Studio, Art Gallery
- Sundays: Back to Nature Hike, RBG
- Thurs 7: RBG After Dark: Spiders Alive!, RBG
- Thurs 7: Antonio Sanchez: BiRDMAN LiVE, Performing Arts Centre
- Thurs 7 – Sun 10: Music Hall, Drury Lane Theatre
- Fri 8: Workshop: Designing with Pollinators, RBG
- Fri 8: Lecture: Pollinator-Friendly Gardening, RBG
- Fri 8: Evalyn Perry’s SPIN, Performing Arts Centre
- Fri 8 – Sat 9: Hot Brown Honey, Performing Arts Centre
- Sat 9: Sound of Music Festival Music Ed: Junk Music, Central Library
- Sat 9-Sun 17: Escarpment Train Exhibit, RBG Rock Garden
- Sun 10: Jazz Brunch: Steve Burnside and the Marquis, RBG Rock Garden
- Sun 10: Gryphon Trio: Piano, with String Attached, Performing Arts Centre
- Tues 12: Hip Hop Dance Workshop, Tansley Woods Library
- Tues 12: Hip Hop Dance Workshop, Central Library
- Wed 13: Kids Yoga, Brant Hills Library
- Wed 13: Kids Yoga, Aldershot Library
- Wed 13: Vacations on a Budget, Aldershot Library
- Thurs 14: Storytime with Rebecca Bender, New Appleby Library
- Thurs 14 – Sun 17: BLOMHA Hockey Tournament, Appleby Ice Centre