Events: Taste of Burlington, Free Skates, New Years Levee, Seniors Dance, Beer Festival, Robbie Burns Road Race, Heritage Fair, Comedy Festival

Below is a selection of just some of the events coming to Burlington this month. For a larger listing visit the city of Burlington’s Calendar, Burlington Downtown Business Association or Tourism Burlington webpages.

Taste of Burlington:

Experience the eclectic styles and flavours of the world, as Burlington’s finest restaurants will be offering prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner options from February 20 — March 12, 2017. Lunch and dinner menus include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Reservations highly recommended.

Taste of Burlington launch:

Date : Tuesday January 24, 2017
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Burlington Performing Arts Centre
$37.00 (ALL-IN) Click for Tickets.

Tim Horton’s Free Skate:

Mountainside Recreation Centre

2205 Mt Forest Dr

Fri, Jan 06: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Appleby Ice Centre

1201 Appleby Line

Thu, Jan 05: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fri, Jan 06: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Jan 07: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

MP/MPPs New Year’s Levee

All Burlington residents are invited to the second annual NEW YEAR’S LEVEE, co-hosed by MPP Eleanor McMahon and MP Karina Gould. Guests are invited to enjoy free access to the Art Gallery of Burlington including demonstrations and hands-on activities. Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP required. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks.
January 8 2017, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd.

Burlington’s  Social Dance, for Singles & Couples 45+

January 20, February 17, March 17, April 7, May 26, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 27, November 17, December 8

8-12 pm Doors open at 7, Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd

Come enjoy an evening of dancing and fun with old friends and make some new ones. Dress code in effect “Smart Casual ” Hosted by Jan Foss-Pedersen, JAN’S Disc Jockey Service. T-905-632-7796.

Tickets: $20.00 / person


2017 Winter Beer Festival

The 3rd Annual Burlington Winter Beer Festival is the culmination of the inaugural Festival of Beer, an exciting celebration of beer and beer food pairing in partnership with local restaurants and progressive craft brewers from across the Province. This celebration will once again be hosted by our friends at Holiday Inn Burlington.

Your $25 General Admission ticket gets you into the event and your three 4-oz beer/cider/wine samples.

January 27 & 28, 2017
Friday 4pm-12am & Saturday noon-11pm
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

Robbie Burns 8k Road Race:

Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Burlington Central High School, 1433 Baldwin Street

Heritage Fair

Heritage Fair 2017 celebrates the history of sports in Burlington. Come to a FREE day of seminars, interactive displays, children’s activities, and exhibits by local heritage and sports organizations. For more information, call 905.335.7600 ext 7862.

Saturday, February 4
10am to 3pm, Burlington Central Public Library, 2331 New Street

Burlington Comedy Festival

FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 1, 2017

Adult** Evening shows Feb. 27-March 1
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Show Time: 8:00 PM
THE WATER STREET COOKER, 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd.
**Show content is intended for a mature audience and is not censored. Lineups are subject to change.


Doors Open: 1:30 PM
Show Time: 2:00 PM


Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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