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Father’s Day in #BurlON

by Kelly Harris

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and that special guy in your life deserves to be treated like a king! We’re here to help you with some gift ideas as well as some ideas on what to do with Dad to help him celebrate his special day! #BurlON definitely has a lot on the go for Father’s Day weekend so there is no shortage of activities to ensure a fun-filled weekend with Dad!

Fathers Day

Sound of Music Festival

The FREE weekend takes place June 14-17 so make your way to Spencer Smith Park at the lake for a great selection of musical acts. Dad (and everyone in the family) are sure to find something to suit their musical tastes because this festival has it all. Check out the full line-up here. Saturday you won’t want to miss the Grande Festival Parade and don’t miss the Downtown Burlington StreetFest on Brant Street bringing music entertainment and patios to the street.

Springridge Farm

We have no doubt that Dad will enjoy a visit to Springridge Farm on Saturday or Sunday as they have their annual Food Truck Festival. They have a great variety of trucks coming from 11-3 each day. Enjoy the amazing food and then after let the kids play in the Fun Farmyard and Dad can relax and watch them play or join in the fun.

Father’s Day pancake breakfast

Start the day off right for Dad with a special pancake breakfast at Ireland House museum.  Only $5 for 2 pancakes and a drink – first come first served, so enjoy an outdoor breakfast and the beautiful grounds at Ireland House.

Father’s Day at the Streetcar Museum

Take Dad for a ride on the rails. Dad’s ride for free on Father’s Day and it’s open 10-5. Grab an ice cream after and enjoy the family fun time!

Halton County Radial Railway_Streetcar

Take Dad to the Races

Celebrate a day early with Dad at the Pepsi North America Cup on June 16 at Mohawk Woodbine Racetrack. Sure to be an action-packed night of standard-bred racing as horses compete in the $1 million dollar race. Enjoy a beer garden, live music and more! Doors open at 4:00 and post time is 6:30pm.

Explore with Dad

Get outside with Dad and explore at Mountsberg Conservation.  Offered on Father’s Day from 10-noon get outdoors and explore for frogs, dragonflies and more. Explore a swamp, learn to start a campfire and then finish your time with Dad with a hotdog roast. (pre-registration required)

Concerts in the Park

Enjoy a night outdoors with Dad at the Central Park Bandshell. Don’t miss the famous Burlington Teen Tour Band & Burlington Junior Redcoats as they perform on Father’s Day at 7:30pm. This is a free event; bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on while you enjoy the show.

concerts in the park

Take Dad out to the Ball Game!

Take Dad out to the ballpark to cheer for the home team – the Burlington Herd that is! They are playing on Father’s Day at Nelson Park against Barrie. Special pricing for Dads plus a free gift!

Father's Day Burlington Herd

Brunch or Dinner Out

Burlington has so many great restaurants to enjoy. Why not take Dad out for brunch? Our brunch blog has some great ideas for places to check out. Or if dinner is more your thing, choose from one of the many amazing restaurants and make your reservations.

Chicken wings - Barque

Gift Ideas

Burlington has lots of great places to shop for Dad to find him the perfect gift.  Visit Mapleview Centre (we know our Dad wants something from the Apple store there) or Burlington Mall. While at Burlington Mall visit the new Denninger’s store and grab some sausages or steaks for a bbq in honour of Dad.

Visit hometown brewery Nickel Brook Brewing Co for some of their amazing craft beer for that special guy in your life. While you’re there, pick him up a new beer glass or shirt! #hometownproud

Downtown Burlington boasts several great menswear stores and we are confident you’ll find something special at one of these for the Dad on your list. Shop at Bush’s Menswear, Jeff’s Guyshop or Scrivener’s Men’s Apparel, all located on Brant Street.


Jeff’s Guy Shop


Menswear at Scrivener’s

What Dad doesn’t love BBQ smoked meats?  Barque Smokehouse has great gift packs for Dad featuring some of their amazing bbq sauces and rubs. Baskets start at only $15, or add a gift card to it as well!

Barque gift pack


However you choose to spend your day in beautiful #BurlON with Dad, we hope it’s a great one and that Dad enjoys! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there and thanks for all you do!


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.

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