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Top 10 Things to Do in Burlington on Civic Holiday Weekend

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.

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Read about our Museums of Burlington adventures: #51, #21 and #6

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.

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Read about our A Taste of Burlington adventures: #54 and #48

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.

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Read about our Royal Botanical Gardens adventures: #27, #25 and #10

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

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Read about our Lowville Park adventures: #40, #55 and #5

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

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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.

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Read about our Burlington Downtown adventures: #46, #54 and #23

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.

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Read about our Bronte Creek Provincial Park adventures: #33 and #7

8. Beachway Park and Burlington Beach

All summer long | Beachway Park

Burlington Beach Rentals offers beach spots, paddle boats and stand up paddle boards

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Read about our Beachway Park adventures: #52 and #24

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

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Read about our Hiking adventures: #25, #38, #31, and #9

10. Parks: Picnics & Swimming

All summer long | Throughout Burlington

Great picnic parks include Lowville and Hidden

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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

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Read about our Burlington Parks adventures: #55 and #31

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