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Canada Day in Canada's 3rd Best City to Live in!

by TourismBurlington

Burlington came down in droves this past Canada Day to show off their national pride in Canada’s 3rd best city to live in for the 3rd straight year by Money Sense! Our Summer Travel Counsellors worked alongside City of Burlington‘s Special Events to help visitors during the festival. Our girls provided information on the celebrations in Spencer Smith Park, Burlington and the area as well as other notable events coming to town!

The day started out warm down on the breezy waterfront. The dogs were prepped for the Purina Dog Show with bandanas, tshirts and even a dog in a bowtie and the Burlington Teen Tour Band was warming up in preparation for the Opening Ceremonies with Mayor Rick Goldring, MPP Mike Wallace and elected members of Burlington council.

Next to the park at the Joseph Brant Museum, the held the annual Strawberry Social where visitors were able to cool off by being served some delicious honey-vanilla ice cream smothered in local strawberries as well as be entertained by live performances and stroll through the local vendors.

As if this wasn’t enough, the 2 stages down in Spencer Smith Park had a fabulous line up of live entertainment featuring local Burlington band, Spoons, as the headlining act. As always, Canada Day in Burlington ends with a smashing fireworks display over our picturesque waterfront.

If you missed out on Burlington’s Canada Day Celebrations, you’re in luck! This weekend, Spencer Smith Park plays host to a new festival, the 1st annual Burlington Country & Blues BBQ – July 8-10. At 4pm on July 9th, they festival is attempting the longest line dance along the promenade so come on down with ‘yer cowboy boots and boot-scoot and boogie!

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