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Father’s Day Weekend 2015

by Linda Cvetanovic

It’s going to be an amazing Father’s Day weekend in Burlington!  With so many events and activities in the area, you might need to spread the celebrations for that special guy in your life over a few days to take them all in.  Here’s what’s happening Friday June 19 – Sunday June 21.

The Sound of Music Festival – After a rockin’ kick off last weekend, we get down to the main festivities. All weekend in Spencer Smith Park you can enjoy free live music in additon to all the other festival fun. Check out the music schedule below (click to enlarge) and our Sound of Music blog.

Father's Day weekend - SOM schedule

This Friday (June 19) be a part of history at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay comes to Burlington.  The torch will travel down Brant to Spencer Smith Park,.  The celebrations will continue on the Sound of Music main stage with Mayor Goldring, Pan Am dignitaries and athletes joining in the lighting of the cauldron.  Join the fun and cheer on our local torch bearer, Dr. Ashley Worobec.

father's day weekend -pan am torch city

The Sound of Music festivities head to Downtown Burlington on Saturday as Streetfest transforms lower John St. into a country hoedown or enjoy live music and activities throughout the core.  Sunday, the popular Centro Garden Market will move on to Brant Street from 9am – noon – a perfect start to your day.

Father's Day Weekend - Sound of Music - Streetfest

Looking for something active to do?  Grab your running shoes and participate in one of the two running races happening this Saturday.  The 5 Peaks Trail Running Race at Rattlesnake Point has four race options including: the Childrens Challenge 500m to 1Km (Race day registration only), or pre-register for the Timed Kids Race (2 to 3Km), Sports Course (5.3Km) or the Enduro Course (12.7Km).  The MEC Burlington Race takes place at LaSalle Park with three course options: 5K/10K/15K.  Pre-register in store or day of at the race.

Further North our friends at Springridge Farm will be presenting their second annual Father’s Day Food Truck Festival all weekend. With 15 trucks over 2 days this is going to be one delicious event!  Be sure leave enough time for the kids to visit the fun farm yard and a visit to Springridge wouldn’t be complete without picking something up from their scratch bakery.

Father's Day Weekend - SPRINGRIDGE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

All weekend you can enjoy the blooms at the Royal Botanical Gardens as they Celebrate Iris & Peonies and Roses with guided walks and live entertainment in the gardens. Be sure to stop by the Tea House for a delicious lunch or a more traditional tea and scones.

Roses in Bloom Tea House RBG

On Father’s Day (Sunday June 21) there are two additional events happening that will appeal to guys (and gals) of all ages. Bring day to the Streetcar Museum for Father’s Day to ride the rails.  Dad’s admission is free with the purchase of a youth admission.

Halton County Radial Railway_Streetcar

Enjoy the heritage of Burlington as the Museums of Burlington present a Father’s Day Afternoon at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm.  Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch on the grounds after dad has a chance to try some of the fresh made treats from the hearth oven, guided tours and more.

Ireland House - hearth

Last but certainly not least – it’s strawberry season in Ontario!  Head to Stonehaven Farms to Pick Your Own Strawberries or if you prefer someone else to do the picking stop by the Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9am-2pm or head north to Springridge Farm where you can buy there freshly picked berries in their market.

Have a great weekend! 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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