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This Weekend in Burlington – July 1/2

by Carleigh Reynolds

This weekend in Burlington, we jump into July and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Remember to wear red and white to show your Canadian pride while partaking in all of Burlington’s weekend happenings.
Here are your weekend events for July 1 and 2.

Concerts in the Park – Sundays and Wednesdays to August 13

Concerts in the Park continues this weekend on July 2 at 7:30pm with a performance from Burlington’s own Top Hat Marching Orchestra. Visit the Central Park Bandshell for free musical entertainment every Sunday and Wednesday until August 13. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Check the event website for the up-to-date lineup.

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

The Stonehaven Farm market is open daily for the duration of the strawberry season. Be sure to visit their Farm Market for fresh baked goods and gourmet foods. Check their Facebook page for current picking conditions, policies, and hours.

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 guided tours/walks, entertainment, and the RBG Tulip Bulb Sale.

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 a drop-in art 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 July 2 from 10am to 11am with an Iyengar Yoga class presented by Santosha Yoga Burlington. Once you’ve learned to meditate in action, The Bent Spoon will be distributing samples of their edible raw cookie dough. Every Sunday there is a different open air fitness class outside City Hall. Bring your mat and water bottle.

Parade of Sail Tall Ships – June 30

The tall ships will be making there way through Burlington en route to Hamilton and the Parade of Sail.  You can view them from LaSalle and Bayshore Parks in Burlington on Friday June 30 and as they sail back on Sunday July 2.

Photo Credit: Al Pettman

Canada Day – July 1st – there is so much happening for this special 150th celebration we dedicated a separate blog to it – read it here.

Just looking for links – here’s the July 1 events

2017 Canada Day 5K Run and 1K Kids Run – July 1
Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Unveiling – July 1
Freeman Station Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – July 1
Canada Day Red-And-White Swims – July 1
Canada Day Celebration – July 1
Art Gallery of Burlington Garden of Chimes Installation Reception – July 1
$1.50 Rides in the Canada 150 Car – July 1

Burlington is a busy and vibrant city. There are many more opportunities to enjoy the weather and engage in the community this weekend…

Let’s Celebrate 150, Canada! At The Wobbly Canvas – June 30
Soap Making Workshop 2 – June 30
Bronte Creek Provincial Park Outdoor Pool Opening – July 1

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