Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON ’til Sept 11

by Kelly Harris

The summer holidays have come and gone and although summer officially lasts a couple more weeks, you can feel fall in the air. It’s a beautiful time of the year to enjoy all that Burlington has to offer and September is a busy month with events and happenings.  Here’s what’s on this week until Sept. 11.

Art Gallery of Burlington

Night of Cabaret at the Art Gallery

Plan to visit the Art Gallery for a Night of Cabaret on September 6th from 7:00 to 10:00pm. for the incredible opening of The Gender Conspiracy. The night will be full of unbelievable performances such as drag, burlesque dancing, live music and storytelling. This event is appropriate for all ages with free admission. Drop by the open studio between 7-10 pm  and try your hand at an art activity.  Be sure to register online before the event. For more information about the Gender Conspiracy, please visit


freeman station cart

Open House at Freeman Station

Looking for something fun to do on Saturday? Plan to visit Freeman Station from 10:00am-3:00pm; free admission;  you can see the railway diorama downstairs (G-gauge model railway layout), the waiting room, the Station Master’s office and more. There will be lots of railway memorabilia to see and buy. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Doggy Dip and Mutt Marketplace

Saturday you will definitely want to visit Bronte Creek Provincial Park for their first Doggy Dip and Mutt Marketplace.  Let your dog have a swim in their large swimming pool that is now closed for the season. It will be $10.00 per dog but all proceeds support the event partner ‘National Service Dogs’. The Doggy Dip starts at 10:30am and ends at 1:30pm with 1 hour time blocks. Pre-registration is highly encoraged and you must show proof of vaccination on the day of the event. Mutt Marketplace is open 10:00am – 2:00pm and will host local and unique canine services, products and businesses. Come by to browse, test, sample and purchase! Lastly, Barkers Corner’s will host informative presentations from local experts on environmental dangers such as ticks, coyotes, camping with pets and more. Please note that the event is rain or shine.

Epic tour ride

Epic Tour

Be sure to participate in the GTA Granfondo Epic Tour on Septmeber 8th from 6:00am to 5:00pm. The morning will kick off with a cycling race starting at Kelso Conservation Area, followed by the finish line festival. There will be food, beer, massages, live music and more! Each ticket includes a hot BBQ lunch, an ice cold beer, bike valet parking, free parking and more!  Be sure to register online and read more about the event at

Fit in the Core yoga class

Get Active Outdoors

Fit in the Core continues on Sundays until September 22. Join in this free outdoor exercise class Sunday morning from 10-11 a.m. outside the Performing Arts Centre. This week’s class is a Yoga Movement class; don’t forget your mat and a water bottle. Watch the website for Burlington Downtown and their social channels if weather does not cooperate that morning.

It’s a great time of year for hiking as well. Lots of great trails at Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Conservation Halton parks. Or enjoy a walk by the lake at Spencer Smith Park. The Royal Botanical Gardens is a beautiful spot to visit on a September day. Lots of great walking trails or enjoy a stroll through one of their numerous gardens. Sundays at 2 pm they offer a Back to Nature Hike.

farmers market vegetables


It’s a great time of the year to visit one of the many markets Burlington has to offer. With Ontario peaches, corn and other veggies, you can stock up for your bbq’s.

Thursday evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. is the Breaking Bread Farmers’ Market, with a pay-what-you-can BBQ, vendors, crafts, and sports.

Every Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm is the Centro Garden Farmer’s Market in Downtown Burlington. Shop a variety of vendors and enjoy coffee from Tamp coffee as you browse.

In the Burlington Centre Parking Lot is the Farmer’s Market,  This market runs several times during the week; Wednesdays 8 am to 2 pm, Fridays 8 am to 3 pm, and Saturdays 8 am to 2 pm until Oct 26.

Urkai bikes - stop at visitor centre

There’s so much to See & Do in #BurlON til September 11th, so be sure to get out there and enjoy! If you have any questions please stop by our Visitor Information Centre at 414 Locust St or give us a call, we are open from 9 am to 4 pm seven days a week.

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