Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON Til May 30

by Kelly Harris

The first long weekend of the season is behind us and each day we’re getting closer to summer, a busy and fun time in #BurlON.

One sure sign that summer is approaching is with the opening of Burlington Beach Rentals.  They opened this past weekend and offer rentals, classes and more.  You can learn how to stand-up paddleboard or do beach yoga. Check out their weekly class schedule here as classes start this week.

Photo taken by Burlington Beach Rentals

If you’re interested in Arts & Culture then you’re in luck! Catch a performance of Curtains, a ‘whodunit’ style mystery on at Drury Lane. There are performances on Thursday-Sunday.  Or catch a performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” from the Burlington Studio Theatre, on at the Performing Arts Centre on Thursday and Friday.

The Art Gallery of Burlington is always a great place to visit. Browse their exhibits, their beautiful gift shop or enjoy their conservatory. They are celebrating 40 years this year  so go and see all they are about.

It’s a beautiful time of year to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. Their lilacs were just starting to bloom this past weekend so it’s a great time to visit them for their Discover Lilacs display which runs until Sunday.  Saturday is a Biodiversity Celebration from 10-4 in the Arboreturm with lots of activities going on. For a full list see their website.

You also don’t want to miss out on one of their Jazz Brunches and they have one on Sunday. Reservations must be made in advance. Enjoy a lovely brunch in the Rock Garden centre, a beautiful location.

Burlington is quickly becoming known as a culinary destination with so many great restaurants in this city.  Why not take part in a food tour to see some of the fabulous cuisine available? Burlington Food Tours run tours in the downtown area from May-October and the first one kicks off this Saturday. Tickets must be booked in advance.

Saturday is the Burlington Made Artisan Market  from 10-4 at the Ron Joyce Centre, 4350 S. Service Road. Local, handmade and unique – enjoy browsing 60+ vendors, wine and coffee, kids crafts and a food truck. $5 admission at the door.

Saturday also marks the annual Touch-A-Truck Day from 11-2. Visit the Roads, Parks and Forestry Building at 3330 Harvester Road. Bring the kids and get up close to various trucks and learn more about Public Works in Burlington in support of #NationalPublicWorksWeek. (Rain or shine)

We love the Farmers Markets at this time of year. You can visit the Burlington Mall Lions Farmers Market three times a week. They are open Wednesdays 8-2, Fridays 8-4 and Saturdays from 8-2 until the end of October.  Centro Market in downtown Burlington is open every Sunday morning from 9-noon.

Centro Farmers Market

Monday marks the start of Bike to Work Month and there will be a kick-off at City Hall starting at 8:00 am with breakfast and cycling prizes.

Hoping you have a great week and as always, we are happy to answer any of your questions!

Tourism Burlington can assist you with planning your visit. For more information on what to see and do in Burlington give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on twitter or facebook.




To Sun May 27: Student Art Exchange, Art Gallery

Sun May 13-Sun May 27: Discover Lilacs, Royal Botanical Gardens

Wknds & Holidays to Sun June 24: Spring at Crawford Lake, Crawford Lake

Wknds & Holidays to Sun June 24: Spring at Mountsberg, Mountsberg

To Sun July 22: The Koyanagi Family Donation Exhibit, Art Gallery of Burlington

Sundays from May 13-Oct 21: Centro Farm Market, Centro Garden

Wed, Fri, Sat til Oct 27:  Burlington Farmer’s Market, Burlington Mall


Thurs 24-Fri 25: “Little Shop of Horrors” by Burlington Student Theatre, Performing Arts Centre – MT

Thurs 24-Sun 27: “Curtains”, Drury Lane Theatre

Fri 25: Big Bike Ride for Heart & Stroke, Beertown

Fri 25-Sun 27: Sulphur Springs Trail Run, Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Fri 25: Big Bike Ride for Heart & Stroke, East Side Mario’s

Sat 26: Try It Series – Rock Climbing, Rattlesnake Point

Sat 26: Beach Yoga, Burlington Beach

Sat 26: Burlington Made Spring Market, McMaster University Ron Joyce Centre

Sat 26: Biodiversity Celebration, Royal Botanical Gardens

Sat 26: Burlington Herd Baseball vs. Toronto, Nelson Park

Sat 26: Burlington Food Tours, Downtown Burlington

Sat 26: Burlington Horticultural Society Plant Sale, St. Christopher’s Church

Sat 26: Rotary Lobsterfest, Central Arena

Sat 26:  Hike for Carpenter Hospice, Mountainside Recreation Centre

Sat 26: Lyme Ontario Walk for Hope, Beachway Park

Sat 26: Touch a Truck Event, Roads & Parks Maintenance Faciltiy

Sat 26:  Walk ‘n Roll, Spencer Smith Park

Sat 26-Sun 27: Wildflower Walk, Royal Botanical Gardens

Sun 27:Jazz Brunch: Reno Silva , Royal Botanical Gardens

Sun 27: Paddling in Paradise, Royal Botanical Gardens

Sun 27: Discovery at the Fishway, Royal Botanical Gardens

Sun 27: Escape & Eat for MS, Central Park

Mon 28: Bike to Work Day, City Hall

Mon 28-Thurs 31: Discover Turtles, Royal Botanical Gardens

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