WEEKEND EVENTS: AUGUST 18 – 20, 2017

The big event taking place this weekend is the Burlington Children’s Festival! It’s an enormous party celebrating all that it means to be a kid: music, shows, balloons, cartoon characters, bouncy castles, crafts, vendors,  festival food…but you don’t HAVE to be a kid! We all love festival food, right? And the other stuff, too, really.

See you at the waterfront for another big summertime party!

And just a special shoutout to Max Resto Lounge, with an impressive lineup of live musicians almost every night of the week! Kudos! Nothing goes better with good food and drink than good music. ☺

Here’s what’s happening in town this weekend:

Friday, August 18:

Shakespeare at the Rock: Merchant of Venice @ Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden (7pm)

Farmer’s Market @Burlington Mall (8am-4pm)

Friday Rec Guide Live & Play Schedule

Friday’s Programs at Burlington Public Library

Mexican Fiesta Weekend @Emma’s Backporch

Events at Royal Botanical Gardens

Exhibits at Art Gallery of Burlington

Special Events at Cineplex Burlington

DJ and Dancing @Beaver and Bulldog

Comedy Night  @Black Bull (9pm)

Karaoke @Carrigan Arms (10pm)

Stand Up Comedy: Steve Cox @Club54 (9:30pm)

Live Music:

Chris Ayries @Max Resto Lounge (8pm)

Acoustic Duo @Carrigan Arms (5-8pm)

Tomi Swick & Joel Guenther @The Black Bull (6-9pm)

Beast of Burden: Rolling Stones Tribute Band @Boston Manor (9:30pm)

Scott Whittington @Nonna’s Cucina Ristorante

Richard’s Mexican Band @Emma’s Backporch (8:30pm)

Fiddlestix @5West Brewpub (8pm)

Saturday, August 19:

One Burington Festival @Central Park near library (12-4pm)

Burlington Food Tours @various locations (contact for tickets)

Groovy Disco Dash: 5K run/walk 10Krun for Easter Seals @Spencer Smith Park (12pm)

Iroquois Trail Test Trail Race @Crawford Lake Conservation

KooGle Theatre Co. Presents: “Annie” @Drury Lane Theatre (1:30pm & 6:30pm)

Mexican Fiesta Weekend @Emma’s Backporch

Burlington Catamaran Club Regatta @Burlington Beach (Aug19 to 20)

Farmer’s Market @Burlington Mall (8am-2pm)

Member’s Only Introduction to Archery @Crawford Lake Conservation (10-11am)

Saturday Rec Guide Live & Play Schedule

Saturday’s Programs at Burlington Public Library

Special Events at Cineplex Burlington

Exhibits at Art Gallery of Burlington

Events at Royal Botanical Gardens

DJ and Dancing @Beaver and Bulldog

Karaoke @Black Bull (10pm)

Karaoke @Windjammer by the Lake (9pm-1am)

Stand Up Comedy: Steve Cox @Club54 (9:30pm)

Live Music:

Chris Ayries @Max Resto Lounge (8pm)

Sil Simone Band with guest Steve Grisbrook @Carrigan Arms (2pm)

Pat Hewitt @Carrigan Arms (9pm)

5 Against 1: Pearl Jam Tribute Band @Boston Manor (9:30pm)

Rob Reed @Nonna’s Cucina Ristorante

Michael Maguire @Pepperwood (10:30-3pm)

Richard’s Mexican Band @Emma’s Backporch (2:30pm)

James Anthony with Lisa Hutchinson @5West Brewpub (2pm)

The Knads @5West Brewpub (9:30pm)

Sunday, August 20:

Children’s Festival @Spencer Smith Park (10am-5pm)

Ghost Walk @Bronte Creek Provincial Park (7:30pm)

KooGle Theatre Co. Presents: “Annie” @Drury Lane Theatre (1:30pm)

Mexican Fiesta Weekend @Emma’s Backporch

Sunday Rec Guide Live & Play Schedule

Special Events at Cineplex Burlington

Centro Farm Market @Centro Garden (9am-12pm)

Exhibits at Art Gallery of Burlington

Events at Royal Botanical Gardens

Drop-In Art Studio @Art Gallery of Burlington 1pm-4pm

RBG Back to Nature Hike @Cootes North Shore: Meetup at Nature Centre (10am)

Fit in the Core: Vinyasa Yoga @Civic Square (10-11am)

Live Music:

Sara Mills @Max Resto Lounge (6pm)

Colin Connors with guest The McGrath Family @Carrigan Arms (2pm)

Michael Maguire @Pepperwood (10:30-3pm)

Country out West with Glenn Groves @5West Brew Pub & Kitchen (4pm)

Richard’s Mexican Band @Emma’s Backporch (2:30pm)

Have a great one!

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