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#BurlON til May 29

by Guest Writer

The May Long Weekend is officially behind us and we are getting closer and closer to summer. Visit one of the Farmer’s Markets to see what produce is in season, or canoe through the beautiful lands of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Also this weekend is the annual LobsterFest. Here are some highlights for the week ahead in #BurlON.

National Tourism Week

Burlington is proud to be celebrating Canada’s tourism industry during National Tourism Week, May 26-June 2. Tourism is a $91 billion industry in Canada. Tourism supports over 614,000 jobs and we are pleased to welcome over 1.3 million visitors annually to beautiful Burlington.


Farmer’s Markets

It’s that time of the year again- market time! Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until October 26 is the Burlington Centre Farmer’s Market. This market has been a feature of Burlington for 61 years now. When browsing the market you will find a variety of locally grown fresh produce, baking, meats, and more. Get outdoors and shop local.

Until Oct 6 Centro Garden’s Farmer’s Market is open for the season. Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm check out local products from various vendors such as Tamp Coffee or Foundry Ice Cream. There is an assortment of goods to try and purchase, so make sure you stop by.


On Saturday the 25 is the Rotary Club of Burlington LobsterFest. Enjoy a night of delicious food and exciting activities. This year’s event is in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton and The Angel Project. Buy your tickets online and support a great cause!

Explore the Outdoors

We’re finally getting some beautiful weather here in #BurlON so why not enjoy it at one of the fun events this week? The Royal Botanical Gardens is inviting you to Back to Nature with a hike through their beautiful and expansive lands every Sunday. Also at the RBG enjoy Paddling in Paradise, Tuesdays and Saturdays until Aug 17 where you can enjoy Coote’s Paradise from a canoe.

Ever wondered if fairies were real? Put on your pajamas and explore the enchanted forest at Mountsberg, then create your own fairy door to take home and enjoy some delicious s’mores!

There are also a variety of walks and runs this week, with Walk ‘n Roll at Spencer Smith Park and A Walk for Hope at Beachway Park, both on Sat 25, the Foot Health Month 5k Walk/Run at Spencer Smith Park on Sun 26, and Just Walk on Tues 28 at City View Park.

Monday the 27 is Bike to Work Day and there will be displays and activities in Civic Square in Downtown Burlington from 7-9 a.m. Great prizes up for grabs including a new bike!

Interior seating and stage at BPACArts and Culture

Arts are alive in #BurlON this week.  At the Art Gallery of Burlington there are plenty of exhibits ongoing, including Celebration of Art to May 31, In Common Uncommon to July 28, and Jeneen Frei Njootli: my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money and 150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact until August 18. Every Sunday the Art Gallery has a Family Sunday Open Studio. This is a great way to get creative as a family. Admission is always free, so make sure to stop by for some fantastic art or to find out you potential as an artist.

If you want to see a live performance, there’s many to choose from. At the Burlington Performing Arts Centre from Thurs 23 to Fri 24 is Mamma Mia!, and on Sun 26 is Anagnoson & Kinton: The Orchestral Piano. Theatre Burlington has performances of Don’t Misunderstand Me from Thurs 23 – Sat 25. The Drury Lane Theatre also has performances of Monty Python’s “Spamalot” from Thurs 23 to Sun 26.



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