Burlington has a great theatre community with many great shows. During April, Theatre Burlington presents “The Miracle Worker”, a 1960s story of Annie Sullivan and the child Helen Keller, together forging an inspiring story of trial and success in 19th century America. Beginning in May, Drury Lane Theatre presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master, in exchange for freedom.
Our museums are not only great heritage sites to inform us of Burlington’s history, they’re great things to see and do before festival season starts! Joseph Brant Museum is proud to unveil their new Visible Storage Gallery exhibition. The Visible Storage Gallery presents a ‘behind the scenes’ view of how a museum stores components of its historic collection. This exhibit also showcases their newest acquisitions to the collections, such as a pair of large candlesticks supposed to have been made from the axle of Joseph Brant’s wagon! Learn the story of Marie Ireland and her passion for her family's history through this new exhibition on display now at the Oakridge Interpretive Centre at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm. Come out and be the first to view these and other important artifacts from Burlington’s heritage.
Easter feels like its right around the corner, hopping with a vengeance and it’s never too early to start making those plans now! A Sp’egg’tacular Easter Event is slated for Saturday, April 23, help welcome spring again at this popular family event! It offers a chance for kids to go on special candy treasure hunt and meet the Easter Bunny when he makes his enchanting visit. A delightful afternoon for people of all ages - enjoy live entertainment, great refreshments, crafts, activities and games! Celebrate an Easter Egg Extravaganza with Mountsberg Conservation Area on April 22, 23 & 24. Enjoy plenty of fun activities including an Easter Egg Hunt, visits to the farm animals at the Cameron Barn, check out the Birds of Prey at the Raptor Centre, then burn off some energy in the play barn. On Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Easter weekend (April 22, 23 & 24) join Springridge Farm for an Easter Egg Hunt! Families will enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, professional Puppet Show “Peter Rabbit's Eggcellent Easter Show”, pedal tractors, wagon rides and farm tours, access to the Fun Farmyard with an animal barn, giant sandbox, corn trail, bunny face painting and take home Bunny Ears to colour and wear.
Mother’s Day is seen as a commercial holiday to some but really, it’s just a day to celebrate the woman who brought you into this world. Why not treat her to a tasty brunch courtesy of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Enjoy entertainment and spectacular food prepared at the newly renovated Gardens Café. You could also celebrate Mom with a beautiful day at Crawford Lake. The Wildflower Walk for Mom begins with a spring slideshow followed by a guided walk through park woodlands. On the hike, a knowledgeable guide will explain the natural and cultural history of the area wildflowers. Mom can then relax with a serving of Nature's Tea. Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Three Guitars! Hear songs from the Classic American Songbook, including Gershwin, Porter, Fats Waller and Bohemian Swing while in the beautiful setting of the Halton Region Museum.