September Fun in Burlington


Ahh, September You’re here in all your back-to-school, cooler-temperature glory. Soon we’ll be treated to some beautiful fall colours here in Burlington and everything will be pumpkin flavoured (if it isn’t already).

P1120369For a summer-loving girl like me, however, September just means the end of my favourite season in all its lazy hazy glory.

Don’t worry, fellow summer-lovers. September has plenty of fun to help you take your mind off the end of summer. We’ve got the next couple of weeks covered for you! We’ve rounded up the following list of fun events happening in and around Burlington, and hopefully you’ll give September another chance!

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CIRQUE at Village Square 

“A one night only contemporary art spectacular!” The charming Village Square will be transformed by 30 talented artists into an incredible multi-artist exhibition. Experience performance art and a pop-up market. The action at this first-ever event in Burlington is happening on Friday, September 19 and starts at 7 p.m.


Appleby Pharmacy Waterfront Trail for Easter Seals  

Support Easter Seals and enjoy a great run along Burlington’s beautiful waterfront on Saturday, September 20. There’s a 1K, a 5K, an 8K, and a 13K, and the races start at Emma’s Back Porch.

Kidney Walk  

“Walk for someone you love at this year’s Kidney Walk,” taking place on Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

Burlington Wholistic Wellness Expo  

This is Burlington’s largest wholistic wellness expo and it’s taking place at the Holiday Inn on Saturday, September 20. You can take advantage of speakers, demos, classes, seminars, and vendors.

Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm  

It’s back again this year and filled with fun activities on weekends starting September 20 until October 26. Lots of fall fun for the whole family!

Amazing Bed Race  

Raise funds for the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club of Burlington North on Sunday, September 21 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Burlington. Whether you participate, or watch the races, you’re sure to have a lot of laughs!

Hope And The City  

Ladies, get your glam on for this fantastic ladies’ night out at Ivy Kitchen & Bar, all in support of women’s cancer research, on Wednesday, September 24. Come for fabulous food, drink, prizes, and fun, from 7-11 p.m.


100 Women Who Care Burlington 

This one’s for the ladies, too! Come be a part of something special, and donate money to some great local causes. The meeting will be held at the Burlington Golf & Country Club on September 24.


The Beautiful You – Martinis, Manicures & Mercedes  

Here’s yet another one for the ladies! Get pampered and enjoy a luxurious, enchanting evening at Mercedes-Benz Burlington, in support of BodyMed Boutique’s “The Camisole Project,” which provides a free post-surgical camisole to every woman who is having breast cancer surgery at hospitals in the GTA. Be there on September 26!


Angels ‘n Motion 5K Fun Walk/10K Run  

This fun run for the whole family is in support of the Victim Assistance Volunteer Program, and takes place on Saturday, September 27 along our scenic Lakeshore, starting at the Burlington OPP detachment on North Shore Blvd.

Culture Days/Doors Open Burlington  

There is so much to do and see at this year’s Culture Days and Doors Open Burlington, taking place on September 26, 27 and 28. Dance, art, music, photography, poetry, theatre, heritage info, woodcarving…the list goes on! Find all the details here.

Burlington Culture Days

Hope in High Heels  

This one’s for the men! Walk in high heels to show your support for women and children living in abusive situations. Money raised goes towards Halton Women’s Place. Get your heels on on Saturday, September 27 – the walk begins and ends at Emma’s Back Porch.

Applefest Fall Fair at Ireland House  

Experience plenty of fall family fun at Applefest at Ireland House! There will be lots of fun traditions to enjoy, including Make Your Own Scarecrow. Take a tour, experience historic cooking, try the hay maze, check out antiques, make a craft, play some games, and try some yummy fall food! Applefest is happening on Sunday, September 28 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Get out there and enjoy September, Burlington!

About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: