Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON til Sept 19

by Guest Writer

September is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. There are many events this week to keep you and the family busy.

Birding at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Colours come alive at Royal Botanical Gardens 

On Thursday 13 join Nancy Lee-Colibaba at the Royal Botanical Gardens Veggie Village for Grow Your Own Food: Harvesting the Yield where you will get your hands dirty and learn the fundamental skills needed to grow your own produce at home.  For a ribbiting time come to the RBG for Wetland Discovery Day. There will be guided walks, a chance to catch some wetland creatures, learn about the ecosystem, and a Kids Zone full of froggy games. 

Get Outside at Conservation Halton & Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Conservation Halton parks always offer lots of opportunities to get outside and connect with nature. Explore the 15th Century Aboriginal Village at Crawford Lake.  This is also a beautiful time of the year to explore Mountsberg. While there explore the trails, visit the play barn, and meet the birds of prey at the raptor center.  

British Car Day

On Saturday September 15 the annual Halton Kidney Walk will be taking place at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Become part of Canada’s largest community event dedicated to raising funds for kidney research and programs that help support Canadians living with kidney disease. Also this weekend at Bronte Creek Provincial Park is the the 35th British Car Day on Sunday the 16 showcasing over 1,000 classic, vintage and current model British vehicles in a beautiful park setting.  It is the largest one day event of its kind in North America.

Step back in time at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm Museum

Come down to the Ireland House for the Speaker Series: Why Lavender? on Thursday September 13. Guest speaker Tracy Breckon will be talking about her journey to growing lavender on a large-scale as part of a farming operation. Some of the historical uses of lavender will be explored as well as best practices to grow, harvest, prune and process this multi-purpose, aromatic herb. This event starts at 6:30pm and includes a glass of wine and lavender shortbread samples. Tickets can be purchesed online.  Also this Sunday September 16 is the annual Applefest Fall Fair at the Ireland House. The day is filled with family friendly activities, entertainment and of course – apples! This event runs from 11am until 4pm.

Enjoy Local Theatre

Watching a show at the theatre is a great way to get out and enjoy the day. This weekend “Waiting for the Parade” is playing at Theatre BurlingtonWaiting for the Parade” by playwright John Murrell, is an award winning Canadian play which takes place in Calgary in the 1940s during WWII.  With music and costumes from the era, it captures life back home as people rallied to support the war effort amid shortages and personal loss. This play starts at 8pm on both Friday September 14 and Saturday September 15. Tickets can be purchased online.  

Playing at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre this Sunday September 16 is Southern Ontario Lyric Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto. This is the heart-breaking story of an over-protective father whose only beloved daugther is tragically swept off her feet by a womanizing duke. The play starts at 3pm and tickets can be purchesed online. Also playing this week at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre is Someone Like You: An Adele Songbook performed by Katie Marham. The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25, including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and the multi-million seller Skyfall. This show will be starting at 7:30pm on Wednesday September 19. Tickets can be purchesed online.

Alderfest

In Aldershot (west Burlington) this Saturday afternoon is Alderfest at Bolus Gardens Parkette.  With a free BBQ, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, and a kids zone it will keep all ages entertained.

Fall Farm Craft Show

Head north to Country Heritage Park this Saturday and Sunday for the annual Fall Farm Craft Show.

Centro Market Urkai Bikes - Justaclick photographyFarmers’ Markets

After breakfast on Sunday— or for breakfast on Sunday— stop by theweekly Centro Garden Farmer’s Market behind Centro Garden. From 9 am to 12 pm you can support local producers by picking up their artisan products. The weekly vendors have everything from ice cream to freshly baked pastries.

Busy on Sundays? Visit the Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market on Wednesday from 8 am to 2 pm, Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, or Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm, and grab some delicious farm fresh produce. While you’re there, check out Burlington Centre’s new Indigo and Denninger’s.

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