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This Weekend in Burlington – July 8-9

by Carleigh Reynolds

July is the seventh month of the year so we are well over half way through 2017. Did you stick to your New Years resolutions? If you wished to get fit or be more engaged in the community, summer vacation might be your opportunity to revisit those goals. Check out the weekend events for July 8 and 9.

Concerts in the Park – Sundays and Wednesdays to August 13

Concerts in the Park continues this weekend on July 9 at 7:30pm  with a performance from Canada’s largest and most award-winning youth marching band, The Burlington Teen Tour Band. 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, edible weekends, entertainment, The Royal Quest, and  a chance to Paddle in Paradise.

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 9 from 10am to 11am with a danceTone class presented by danceScape. After you’ve toned your entire body with Cha Cha, Swing, Tango, and TaiChi movements, 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.

MKRS MRKT 2017 – July 7

From 4pm to 10pm in Centro Garden’s back parking lot, local talented craftspeople will bring their products to this pop-up market. All vendors will have hand-made goods created with local material and ingredients ranging from clothing, to food, to furniture. Come support local small businesses.

The Royal Quest – July 8 and 9

From 11am to 4pm, embark on an epic journey in the Royal Botanical Gardens’ Arboretum. Travel back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy and assist the Royal Family in reclaiming flower seeds stolen by Pirates. The quest will involve several imaginative mental and physical tasks that include disguising yourself as a pirate, finding a secret passageway, and assembling a treasure map. Check online for admission pricing and registration.

Burlington Herd vs Hamilton Cardinals – July 8

The Burlington Herd will be taking on the Hamilton Cardinals at Nelson Park on July 8. Game starts at 1:05pm. The 8 is Superhero Day and Alumni Day. Check out the Herd’s website to purchase tickets and for their full game schedule. Come cheer on these hometown athletes!

Burlinton Downtown Car Show – July 8

Take a walk down Brant Street from 10am to 4pm for an opportunity to view both classic and exotic cars, enjoy live music and vendors, and test drive an electric vehicle.

Full Moon Social and Glow Paddle – July 8 – CANCELLED

All classes in early July hosted by Burlington Beach Rentals have been cancelled due to the high water levels. Don’t worry. Classes resume July 11at Kelso Conservation. Check Burlington Beach Rental’s Twitter for updates.


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

The Seven Grandfather Teachings – July 7
Pause for Students July Workshop – July 8
Horticultural Society Garden Tour – July 9

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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