#BurlON til Oct 31
We are nearing the end of October and that means two of my favourite things are here: hockey and Halloween. There are many Halloween related events this week, as well as the Burlington stop of Roger’s Hometown Hockey. While the weather is still nice, check out some of the things to see and do in #BurlON in the next week.
Roger’s Hometown Hockey
We are so excited that the City of Burlington has been selected to be one of the host cities for Roger’s Hometown Hockey on the weekend of Oct. 26-28. Each week during the 2018-2019 NHL season, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour visits a different community across the country with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages. With games, community BBQ, appearances by former and current NHL players and live performances, including a performance by Burlington’s very own Walk Off the Earth, this is an event for the whole family to enjoy. Visit our blog for more information on the Burlington stop for Roger’s Hometown Hockey.
At the end of this week is long-awaited Halloween and to celebrate there are a variety of events for all ages. Head to Downtown Burlington for Treats in our Streets on October 27th from 10 am to 1 pm in costume for a FREE trick-or-treating event. Roam the downtown businesses to fill your goodie bags with sweet treats. Make sure to stop in and visit us at the Visitor Centre for some yummy candy as well!
Visit the Halton County Radial Railway for their Halloween Spooktacular. Walk through the haunted car barns and take a ride on their streetcars all while enjoying some hot apple cider and scary snacks! Mountsberg Conservation Area is also hosting Pajama Night (Creatures of the Night) Sat 27. Go on a spooky night hike, carve a pumpkin, and play in the haunted barn. End the night with a fireside gathering and s’mores!
For more information, check out our Halloween blog.
Get Out into Nature
We have really started to feel the temperatures drop, so now is the perfect time to squeeze in a couple more trips outdoors for the season. With the abundance of green space in Burlington, there is plenty to be discovered! This is the last weekend to Fall Into Nature at six of the Halton Conservation Areas. Some parks have fall themed activities for children, as well as birds of prey shows and interactive, educational programs.
This is also the last week of hiking month for The Bruce Trail. Join them on their fifth annual Bruce Trail Hike-A-Thon, as parts of the trail run through North Burlington. Register online, get outside, and get hiking!
If Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate this coming weekend there is still plenty to do in #BurlON. Head north to the Mattamy Cycling Centre to watch the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. Check out our Rainy Day blog for some indoor ideas to keep busy.
Take in some Culture
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre has plenty of shows for the whole family this fall season including Moon vs Sun, Dreamwalker Dance Co.: Memory is the History of Forgetting, Capturing Pablo: An Evening with Javier Pena & Steve Murphy, Thank You for Being a Friend: Golden Girls Experience, and Symphony on the Bay: French Flair. Also, the Aldershot Players have their final performances of “Run For Your Wife” at West Plains United Church Thursday 25 – Saturday 27.
The Art Gallery of Burlington is a perfect place to visit this weekend. Admission is always free and you can enjoy browsing the various exhibits and gift shop. Diana Thorneycroft: Black Forest (dark waters) is running until Nov 18. On Sundays the Art Gallery offers a Family Open Studio drop-in from 1-4. Kids must have a parent with them but this is a great way for families to get creative together.
To all ladies looking for an escape from their busy lives, the Royal Botanical Gardens is offering a Woman’s Fall Retreat on Saturday, October 27. The event includes healthy snacks and vegan lunch, plus yoga, drumming circle, and other relaxing activities. Register online, as events do sell out fast.
This is the last weekend of Springridge Farm’s popular Harvest Festival. They offer wagon rides, giant corn trail, professional puppet show, spooky Boo Barn, costumed characters and lots of farmyard fun. For parents they have an amazing Barn Market and gift shop. Be sure to stock up on some delicious baked goods to take home with you.
This is also the last weekend to pick your pumpkins at Stonehaven Farms. The farm, located north on Guelph Line, has a giant corn maze and a large pumpkin patch for picking until Sunday October 28.
As we approach the end of October it also means the end of this year’s Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market. The market runs Wednesdays from 8am to 2pm, Friday from 8am to 4pm, and Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Shop for local produce, baked goods, fresh flowers and other artisan food products.
- Wed, Fri, Sat to Oct 27: Farmers’ Market, Burlington Mall Parking Lot
- Wknds to Sun Oct 28: Giant Corn Maze, Stonehaven Farms
- Wknds to Sun Oct 28: Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Stonehaven Farms
- Wknds to Sun Oct 28: Fall Into Nature, 6 Halton Conservation Areas
- Tuesdays to Oct 30: Kelso Cyclocross Race Series, Kelso C. Area
- Mon Oct 1-Wed Oct 31: Bruce Trail Hike-A-Thon,Anywhere on The Bruce Trail
- To Sun Nov 18: Diana Thorneycroft: Black Forest (dark waters), Art Gallery
- Thurs 25: Moon vs Sun, Performing Arts Centre
- Thurs 25- Fri 26: The Great Pumpkin Trail, Royal Botanical Gardens
- Thurs 25-Sat 27: “Run For Your Wife”, West Plains United Church
- Fri 26: Dreamwalker Dance Co.: Memory is the History of Forgetting, Performing Arts Centre
- Fri 26: Capturing Pablo: An Evening with Javier Pena & Steve Murphy, Performing Arts Centre
- Fri 26-Sun 28: Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Mattamy National Cycling Centre
- Sat 27: Women’s Fall Retreat, Royal Botanical Gardens
- Sat 27: Try it Series- Rock Climbing, Rattlesnake Point C. Area
- Sat 27: Halloween Spooktacular, Streetcar Museum
- Sat 27: Pajama Night (Creatures of the Night), Mountsberg C. Area
- Sat 27: Thank You for Being a Friend: Golden Girls Experience, Performing Arts Centre
- Sat 27- Sun 28: Harvest Festival, Springridge Farm
- Sat 27-Sun 28: Rogers Hometown Hockey, Downtown Burlington
- Sun 28: Experience Ontario’s Finest Honey, Royal Botanical Gardens
- Sun 28: Symphony on the Bay: French Flair, Performing Arts Centre
- Mon 29: “Thriller” Workshop!, Tansley Woods Library