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This Weekend in Burlington – June 17/18

by Carleigh Reynolds

The month of June has the longest daylight hours of the year. Take advantage of the lengthy days by having fun in the sun in Burlington this weekend. It’s also Father’s Day weekend so use the weekend happenings to celebrate all Dads. Check out these weekend events for June 17 and 18.

Concerts in the Park – Sundays and Wednesdays to August 13

Concerts in the Park kick off this weekend on June 18 at 7:30pm with a reunion performance by the Burlington Teen Tour Band, Burlington Teen Tour Band Alumni, and The Burlington Junior Redcoats. Visit the Central Park Bandshell for free musical entertainment every Sunday and Wednesday. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Check the event website for the up-to-date lineup.

Burlington Teen Tour Band

Pick Your Own Strawberries at Stonehaven Farms – June 17 to End of Season

The Stonehaven Farm market is opening for Pick Your Own Strawberries on June 17. They will then be open daily for the duration of the strawberry season. Check their Facebook page for current picking conditions, policies, and hours.  Also check out our strawberry picking blog.

Nature Connects® art with LEGO® Bricks – Daily to August 20

Take a stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens’ Hendrie Park and explore the 14 works of art created with Lego by New York artist, Sean Kenney.  Kids will have a great time at the Build Centre creating their own masterpieces.  Be sure to pick up an activity book and check the daily schedule for guided tours.

The RBG weekend events include the Blooms Festival, guided tours/walks, entertainment, and the Pollination Festival.

Yoga in the Park – Sundays to July 2

Join the City of Burlington and fully qualified volunteer instructors in a different park each week for outdoor yoga from 10:30am to 11:30am. Bring your yoga mat and/or towel, appropriate clothing, and water. All levels welcome.

Farmers’ Markets – Friday-Sunday to October

Load up on farm fresh items and shop local producers at one of our two farmers’ markets.  Friday (8am to 4pm) and Saturday (8am to 2pm) visit the Burlington Mall Lions Farmers’ Market. On Sunday (9am to 12pm) head to downtown Burlington for the Centro Garden Farm Market.

Open Studio Workshop – Sundays

Join the Art Gallery of Burlington in their Creative Hub for an open studio workshop every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.  

 Fit In The Core – Sundays to August 20

Burlington’s Fit In The Core sessions continue on June 18 with yoga in the street as part of the Downtown Streetfest. Treats from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe will be provided afterwards. Every Sunday from 10am to 11am there is a different open air fitness class. Bring your mat and water bottle.

Sound Of Music Festival – June 15-18

The region’s largest free music festival continues with tons of free concerts and entertainment in Spencer Smith Park.  Catch one of the many performances on the four festival stages, for the complete concert lineup, check out the website. Sunday (June 18) get ready to jump in and dance at the Outdoor Foam Party featuring a 40×40 foam pit and DJ Matthew Romeo and guests. All weekend long you can visit the marketplace, food trucks, and the carnival for thrill rides and classic carnival games.

sound of music festival waterfront

Downtown Streetfest – June 16-18

Burlington’s downtown will play host to the Downtown Streetfest as part of the Sound of Music festivities. Brant Street will close from Lakeshore to Caroline as pedestrians enjoy live music at 5 performance areas, shop the sidewalk sales, refresh on a patio and enjoy all of the other entertainment in the core. For details visit the website.

Father's Day Weekend - Sound of Music - Streetfest

Grande Festival Parade – June 17

The annual Sound of Music Parade will take place June 17 at 11am. Watch the performers, marching bands, and floats go by along Caroline Street or Brant Street.  Check the Sound Of Music website for the complete parade lineup, road closure details, and route map.

Sound of Music Parade

Father’s Day Food Truck Festival at Springridge Farm – June 17- 18

On June 17 and 18 visit Springridge Farm from 11am to 3pm for their annual free Food Truck Festival. The event merges agriculture and culinary arts with a farm atmosphere and a diverse lineup of food trucks. Check the Springridge Farm website for farm admission info and the most up-to-date lineup of food vendors.

Burlington Herd vs London Majors (IBL)– June 17

The Burlington Herd will be taking on the London Majors at Nelson Park on June 17. Game starts at 1:05pm. Check out the Herd’s website to purchase tickets and for their full game schedule. Come cheer on these hometown athletes!

Good Night Barn at Mountsberg’s Pajama Night – June 17

Wear your comfy pajamas and learn about Mountsberg’s farm animals under the stars from 7pm to 9pm. Enjoy a guided evening walk, farm-themed crafts, and a fireside marshmallow roast. Online registration is required in order to attend.

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast –June 18

Celebrate Dads with an outdoor pancake breakfast set in front of the historical backdrop of Ireland House Museum from 10am to 12pm. Enjoy pancakes made on a 1900s wood stove and then take a tour of the museum. Dad’s pay $1.50 in celebration of Canada 150.

Ireland House - hearth

Father’s Day at Streetcar Museum – June 18

Treat your Dad to a ride on one of the historic streetcars from 10am to 5pm. Dad’s admission is free with the purchase of one youth admission. For regular admission rates check their website.

Halton County Radial Railway_Streetcar

Explore With Dad For Father’s Day at Mountsberg – June 18

From 10am to 12pm, take Dad to Mountsberg Conservation Area to search for insects, dip net for pond critters, and explore the swamp. End the day with a fire-starting lesson and hot dog roast. Online registration is required to attend.

Aboriginal Awareness Day – June 18

Crawford Lake is hosting Aboriginal Awareness Day from 10am to 4pm. Visit the park’s Iroquoian village to learn about Canada’s Aboriginal history through teachings, storytelling, and drumming. Visitors also have the opportunity to try lacrosse, archery, or make crafts.

Burlington has additional happenings that allow you to engage with the community and make the most of your weekend…

Burlington Teen Tour Band 70th Anniversary Reunion – June 16-18
Mountainside Pool Opening and Preseason Swim – June 17
Wading Pool and Splashpad Opening at LaSalle – June 17
SunRype Tri Kids Burlington Duathlon – June 18

Need some help? 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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