WEEKEND EVENTS: JULY 21 – JULY 23, 2017

When I was a kid, a food truck meant french fries or ice cream. That’s it. They were not gourmet, and yet they were always busy. I don’t know if it’s because it felt sinful to be eating something cooked on a truck, or if they were parked in just the right place and at the right time…they knew when you would need them the most.

Well, those days are so far gone. Food trucks are all about eclectic cuisine, original as well as classic delights, and gourmet fare that compares to fine dining establishments. The only thing missing is the establishment. And who needs that…especially when your backdrop is our gorgeous lake?!

And here it is…the Canadian Food Truck Festival is pulling up to Burlington’s waterfront this Saturday and Sunday!

Over 30 glorious lorries cooking up dazzling and delicious “street food”, (plus local talent to entertain you all day) at Spencer Smith Park. It’s pretty much a feast for all of your senses! Ribfest is still a month and a half away…get your food festival fix this weekend.

We’ll see you there!!!

And a special mention, don’t forget Thursdays are Movies Under the Stars nights. This week, “La La Land” will be playing at the Central Park Bandshell at 9pm. (Don’t forget the bug spray).

Have a wonderful weekend, Burlington!

 

Here’s what’s happening:

 

Friday, July 21:

Free Day Use @ Bronte Creek Provincial Park: Healthy Parks Healthy People Ontario Parks Free Entrance Today

Buffet and Belly Dancing @Rayhoon Persian Eatery (8-10pm)

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

Friday Rec Guide Live & Play Schedule

Burlington Public Library Programs for Friday

Special Movie Presentations at Cineplex Burlington

Events at Royal Botanical Gardens

Exhibits at Art Gallery of Burlington

DJ and Dancing @Beaver and Bulldog

Comedy Night  @Black Bull (9pm)

Karaoke @Carrigan Arms (10pm)

Stand Up Comedy: Gerry Hall @Club54 (9:30pm)

Live Music:

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

Acoustic Duo @Carrigan Arms (5-8pm)

Chris Ayries @Max Resto Lounge

Scott Whittington @Nonna’s Cucina Ristorante

Paul Mallard @Barra Fion (8-11pm)

Bianca Bernardi @Emma’s Backporch (8:30pm)

Orangeman Band @Boston Manor (9pm)

Flash Johnson @The Dickens

 

Saturday, July 22:

Canadian Food Truck Festival @Spencer Smith Park (12-9pm)

Downtown Red Tag Sale

Burlington Beach Rentals: Rise & Shine Yoga @Binbrook Conservation Area (9:30-10:30am)

Park at Dark (Members Only) @Mount Nemo (7:30-10pm)

Sundown Saturdays: Rollerskating at Pier 8, Hamilton @Waterfront Outdoor Rink (7-11pm)

Saturday Rec Guide Live & Play Schedule

Burlington Public Library Programs for Saturday

Special Movie Presentations at Cineplex Burlington

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

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: Dave Martin @Club54 (9:30pm)

Live Music:

Chris Ayries @Max Resto Lounge

Sil Simone Band with guest Brant Parker @Carrigan Arms (2pm)

Road Crew @Carrigan Arms (9pm)

James Anthony and Marty Allen @5 West Brewpub & Kitchen (formerly Purple Heather) (2pm)

No Show Smith @5 West Brewpub & Kitchen (formerly Purple Heather)

Rob Reed @Nonna’s Cucina Ristorante]

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

Darran and the Poole Boys @The Black Swan

Crank @The Dickens

 

Sunday, July 23:

Canadian Food Truck Festival @Spencer Smith Park (12-9pm)

Downtown Red Tag Sale

Fit in the Core: Sexy Flexy @Civic Square (10-11am)

Special Movie Presentations 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 South Shore (10am) Meetup @ Aviary parking lot on Oak Knoll Dr.

Sunday Rec Guide Live & Play Schedule

Poker @Carrigan Arms (7:30pm)

Live Music:

Concerts in the Park: Andre Bisson @Central Park Bandshell (7:30pm)

Sara Mills @Max Resto Lounge

Colin Connors with guest Tracey Gallant @Carrigan Arms (2-6pm)

Country Out West with Glenn Groves @5 West Brewpub & Kitchen (formerly Purple Heather) (4pm)

Sonia Collymore @Lowville Bistro (6-9pm)

Nicole Henderson @Emma’s Backporch (2:30-6:30pm)

 

Bon apetit!

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