Friday, July 29, 2011
A wonderful weekend awaits us….
It’s another holiday weekend here in Ontario and with the recent rain everything is looking green and bright and the sun is predicted to shine through Monday. Visitors of all ages are sure to find something to do here in beautiful Burlington this weekend.
The Taste of Burlington prix fixe dining programme runs until Monday and offers diners the opportunity to savour a bite of everything and discover the many eateries located in beautiful Burlington. 21 restaurants across Burlington are offering 3 course lunch and dinner menus at a set price. 13 of these restaurants have also committed to offering a minimum of one entrée sourced entirely from local Ontario ingredients. Visit the website for participating restaurants, menus and pricing.
For children of all ages who believe… Magic and Mischief: An Enchanted Garden Weekend is a great reason to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. If you are a gnome, fairy, pixie or sprite you will want to visit the gardens this weekend. A touch of magic awaits you —signs of mystical creatures, secret leaf messages and face painting by the magic Painting Fairy. Come dressed in costume for discounts and more.
At Mountsberg Conservation area you can enjoy Summer Days in the Country: Bring a picnic and spend the day enjoying the perfect outing for the whole family! From the Birds of Prey to the Cameron Farm Yard and Play Barn to Mountsberg's beautiful hiking, biking and fishing resources there is something for everyone. Facilities are open from 10am until 4pm.
Season of the Three Sisters offers visitors to a chance to join the staff at Crawford Lake at the reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian Village and Learning Centre Longhouse. Enjoy the beauty of Crawford Lake as their knowledgeable guides share the natural history of the area (2pm). Learn something new as you experience traditional fire starting in the Wolf Clan longhouse (11am, 1pm, and 3pm). Try your hand at First Nations games and explore your creative side with crafts for kids. As an added bonus, Crawford Lake also offers Explorer Packs free for families to borrow. These packs contain all the fun equipment needed to explore the natural world, inquire in the gift shop to get yours. Get active with Discovery Hunts: Explore the park and win a prize! All activites run from 10am to 4pm daily unless otherwise noted.
Join us from 10am to 5pm at the Joseph Brant Day Festival at LaSalle Park. Holiday Monday August 1st is a full day of fun for the entire family as we celebrate history and one of Burlington’s original settlers and national figures: Joseph Brant Thayendanegea. This festival features live entertainment and performers; special appearances, programs and demonstrations; interactive activities and games; artisans, crafters and other attractions.
If you are a sports fan this weekend features some great action.
Burlington is host to the Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Championships, featuring 35 teams from 8 provinces all vying for the national title in three age groups (35+, 44+, 50+). Burlington has a long history competing in this event and is the only city to have taken home the national title in two categories in the same year (2007). The level of play is outstanding and the competition fierce.
Burlington’s hometown inter-county baseball team, the Burlington Twins, continue their playoff schedule against the Toronto Maple Leaf Baseball Club , hosted at Nelson Park
Stay tuned for more events coming in August to Burlington including Ghost Walks at Spruce Lane Farm @ Bronte Creek Provincial Park, The Children’s Day Festival Weekend at Spencer Smith Park, Family Outdoor Movie Nights at Kelso Conservation Area, Lakeside a la Carte, the 2011 Rotary Mobility Cup and more!