1. Joseph Brant Day Festival
Monday, August 5 | 10am-5pm | LaSalle Park
Museums of Burlington Heritage Festival featuring the M.M. Robinson High School Drum Line, First Nations Hoop Dancing, drum circle, militia drilling demonstrations, historic re-enactors bringing history to life.
2. A Taste of Burlington
Through Monday, August 5 | Throughout Burlington
Experience the eclectic styles and flavours of the world, as Burlington’s finest restaurants offer prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner options. Twenty five restaurants, $15 or $20 lunch, $30, $35 or $40 dinner.
3. Magic and Mischief: An Enchanted Garden Weekend
Saturday, August 3 – Monday, August 5 | 11am-4pm | Royal Botanical Gardens, Hendrie Park
A weekend of magic and mischief! Face painting, Fairy Tales, Tree Medallions, The Wishing Pond, Fairy Gardening, Mystic Forest Journey and much more.
4. Trout Unlimited On Location
Saturday, August 3 | 1pm-3pm | Lowville Park
Each week (through August 24) is one of the following activities – Fishy escapades, Fishy Art, Crayfish Craze, Crazy Casting, Amazing Aquatic Bugs
5. Concerts in the Park
Sunday, August 4 | 2-3:30pm & 7:30-9pm | Spencer Smith Park Gazebo & Central Park Bandshell
Acoustically Yours plays at the Spencer Smith Park gazebo in the afternoon with the Hamilton Concert Band at the Central Park Bandshell in the evening
Read about our Concerts in the Park adventure: #56
6. Burlington Downtown – Saturdays in the Square & Fit in the Core
Saturday, August 3 – 11am-2pm / Sunday, August 4 – 10am-11am | Burlington Civic Square
For music lovers and those who just enjoy getting outside, Saturdays in the Square is a summer long free outdoor music series hosted in Civic Square. The Steady Rebels play on Saturday.
From May to August, come by Civic Square in front of City Hall for Fit in the Core, an open air fitness session every Sunday in Downtown Burlington — free of charge. Brass Bombshells presents Chairfit on Sunday.
7. Bronte Creek Park Ghost Walks
Sunday, August 4 | 7:30pm-9pm | Bronte Creek Provincial Park (Day Use Area)
Discover the supernatural side of Spruce Lane Farm; listen to personal accounts from costumed guides as we tour through our century old buildings by lamplight.
8. Beachway Park and Burlington Beach
All summer long | Beachway Park
Burlington Beach Rentals offers beach spots, paddle boats and stand up paddle boards
9. Back to Nature Walks & Hiking
Sunday, August 4 – 10am | Hendrie Valley
Every walk is a different adventure. Led by an RBG volunteer. 1.5-2 hours in length. Meet at Cherry Hill Gate parking lot. Also try Mount Nemo or Hiking on the Bruce Trail (our favourite River & Ruin Trail is at Britannia and Blind Line, find a map at EveryTrail.com)
10. Parks: Picnics & Swimming
All summer long | Throughout Burlington
Great picnic parks include Lowville and Hidden
Valley Parks. Pools & splash: Nelson pool, Mountainside pool and splash park, LaSalle wading pool and splash pad, Dofasco Waterjet Plaza, Bronte Creek 1 acre lake pool