Burlington Ontario Events Calendar

It comes as no surprise that Burlington, Ontario has been recognized as “Municipality Of The Year” by Festivals & Events Ontario. Burlington Ontario offers unique visitor experiences each and every day of the year. No matter where your interests lie, from sports to culture, cuisine, history and more, it’s all taking place just moments from Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington. Please view our event calendar below to find out what’s taking place during your visit.

  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017 Tickets on sale now!   9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner and show packages = a unique and affordable gift for the funniest person on your Christmas list!  Tickets…
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  • Family New Year's Eve 2016

    Saturday December 31st, 2016-Doors Open at 6:00pm-Dinner Served at 7:00pm Click Here for More Information
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  • Annual Santa Claus Parade

    Burlington's 51st Annual Snata Claus Parade. Marching bands, holiday floats and Santa Claus make their way from Burlington Mall to downtown.

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  • Sound of Music Festival

    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an impressive blend of globally and locally recognized performers and bands that perform from a number…
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  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for kids and more!

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  • Festival of Lights

    Burlington’s longest running festival sparkles up the waterfront each December with over 60 festive light displays creating a heart warming experience complemented by a visit from Santa, live music and…
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  • Canada’s 150th Anniversary Day Celebrations

    A spectacular line-up is in the works to Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a daylong lineup of parties, concerts, auctions, a treasure market and a spectacular fireworks show at the adjacent waterfront…
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  • Saturdays in the Street

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk…
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  • Chilly Half Marathon Race

    For over 20 years, this race has become one of Canada’s premier half marathons with thousands participating.

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  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open…
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  • Around The Bay 30K Road Race

    Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race, which loops through Burlington, is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, and three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by…
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  • Festival of Lights

    01/12/2016
    Burlington’s longest running festival sparkles up the waterfront each December with over 60 festive…
  • Annual Santa Claus Parade

    03/12/2016
    Burlington's 51st Annual Snata Claus Parade. Marching bands, holiday floats and Santa Claus make their…
  • Family New Year's Eve 2016

    30/12/2016
    Saturday December 31st, 2016-Doors Open at 6:00pm-Dinner Served at 7:00pm Click Here for More Information…
  • Festival of Lights

    08/01/2017
    Burlington’s longest running festival sparkles up the waterfront each December with over 60 festive…
  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    25/02/2017
    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017 Tickets on sale now!   9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner…
  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    26/02/2017
    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017 Tickets on sale now!   9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner…
  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    27/02/2017
    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017 Tickets on sale now!   9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner…
  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    28/02/2017
    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017 Tickets on sale now!   9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner…
  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    03/03/2017
    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March…
  • Chilly Half Marathon Race

    04/03/2017
    For over 20 years, this race has become one of Canada’s premier half marathons with thousands participating.…
  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    04/03/2017
    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March…
  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    10/03/2017
    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March…
  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    11/03/2017
    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March…
  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    17/03/2017
    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March…
  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    18/03/2017
    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March…
  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    24/03/2017
    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March…
  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    25/03/2017
    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March…
  • Around The Bay 30K Road Race

    25/03/2017
    Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race, which loops through Burlington, is the oldest on the continent,…
  • Sound of Music Festival

    09/06/2017
    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an…
  • Sound of Music Festival

    15/06/2017
    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an…
  • Sound of Music Festival

    16/06/2017
    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an…
  • Sound of Music Festival

    17/06/2017
    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an…
  • Canada’s 150th Anniversary Day Celebrations

    30/06/2017
    A spectacular line-up is in the works to Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a daylong lineup of…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    30/06/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    07/07/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    14/07/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    21/07/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    28/07/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    04/08/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    11/08/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    18/08/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Saturdays in the Street

    25/08/2017
    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from…
  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    30/08/2017
    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical…
  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    31/08/2017
    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical…
  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    01/09/2017
    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical…
  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    02/09/2017
    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical…
  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    03/09/2017
    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical…
  • Festival of Lights

    01/12/2016

    Burlington’s longest running festival sparkles up the waterfront each December with over 60 festive light displays creating a heart warming experience complemented by a visit from Santa, live music and caroling, the lighting of the Tree of Hope, hot chocolate, and plenty of great food.

  • Annual Santa Claus Parade

    03/12/2016

    Burlington's 51st Annual Snata Claus Parade. Marching bands, holiday floats and Santa Claus make their way from Burlington Mall to downtown.

  • Family New Year's Eve 2016

    30/12/2016

    Saturday December 31st, 2016-Doors Open at 6:00pm-Dinner Served at 7:00pm

    Click Here for More Information

  • Festival of Lights

    08/01/2017

    Burlington’s longest running festival sparkles up the waterfront each December with over 60 festive light displays creating a heart warming experience complemented by a visit from Santa, live music and caroling, the lighting of the Tree of Hope, hot chocolate, and plenty of great food.

  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    25/02/2017

    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017

    Tickets on sale now!

     

    9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner and show packages = a unique and affordable gift for the funniest person on your Christmas list!  Tickets for the 2nd Annual Burlington Comedy Festival are on sale right now. Get your seats now for the show February 26-March 01, 2017.  Venues include The Water Street Cooker (be sure to check out dinner and a show) and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  Check out this season’s comics and buy tickets here:  http://www.burlingtoncomedy.com/

  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    26/02/2017

    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017

    Tickets on sale now!

     

    9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner and show packages = a unique and affordable gift for the funniest person on your Christmas list!  Tickets for the 2nd Annual Burlington Comedy Festival are on sale right now. Get your seats now for the show February 26-March 01, 2017.  Venues include The Water Street Cooker (be sure to check out dinner and a show) and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  Check out this season’s comics and buy tickets here:  http://www.burlingtoncomedy.com/

  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    27/02/2017

    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017

    Tickets on sale now!

     

    9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner and show packages = a unique and affordable gift for the funniest person on your Christmas list!  Tickets for the 2nd Annual Burlington Comedy Festival are on sale right now. Get your seats now for the show February 26-March 01, 2017.  Venues include The Water Street Cooker (be sure to check out dinner and a show) and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  Check out this season’s comics and buy tickets here:  http://www.burlingtoncomedy.com/

  • Burlington Comedy Festival

    28/02/2017

    Burlington Comedy Festival 2017

    Tickets on sale now!

     

    9 comics + 1 Family Variety Show + dinner and show packages = a unique and affordable gift for the funniest person on your Christmas list!  Tickets for the 2nd Annual Burlington Comedy Festival are on sale right now. Get your seats now for the show February 26-March 01, 2017.  Venues include The Water Street Cooker (be sure to check out dinner and a show) and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  Check out this season’s comics and buy tickets here:  http://www.burlingtoncomedy.com/

  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    03/03/2017

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and daily throughout March Break.

  • Chilly Half Marathon Race

    04/03/2017

    For over 20 years, this race has become one of Canada’s premier half marathons with thousands participating.

  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    04/03/2017

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and daily throughout March Break.

  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    10/03/2017

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and daily throughout March Break.

  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    11/03/2017

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and daily throughout March Break.

  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    17/03/2017

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and daily throughout March Break.

  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    18/03/2017

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and daily throughout March Break.

  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    24/03/2017

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and daily throughout March Break.

  • Bronte Maple Syrup Festival

    25/03/2017

    Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March when the park's annual Maple Syrup Festival gets underway. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March and daily throughout March Break.

  • Around The Bay 30K Road Race

    25/03/2017

    Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race, which loops through Burlington, is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, and three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by some of the best runners in the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medalists.

  • Sound of Music Festival

    09/06/2017

    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an impressive blend of globally and locally recognized performers and bands that perform from a number of different sound stages.  With additional events like the Grande Festival Parade, Downtown Streetfest, Children’s Village, a carnival, and food and merchandise vendors, there’s something for everyone.

  • Sound of Music Festival

    15/06/2017

    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an impressive blend of globally and locally recognized performers and bands that perform from a number of different sound stages.  With additional events like the Grande Festival Parade, Downtown Streetfest, Children’s Village, a carnival, and food and merchandise vendors, there’s something for everyone.

  • Sound of Music Festival

    16/06/2017

    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an impressive blend of globally and locally recognized performers and bands that perform from a number of different sound stages.  With additional events like the Grande Festival Parade, Downtown Streetfest, Children’s Village, a carnival, and food and merchandise vendors, there’s something for everyone.

  • Sound of Music Festival

    17/06/2017

    Held in the adjacent Spencer Smith Park, this mix of free and ticketed outdoor concerts welcomes an impressive blend of globally and locally recognized performers and bands that perform from a number of different sound stages.  With additional events like the Grande Festival Parade, Downtown Streetfest, Children’s Village, a carnival, and food and merchandise vendors, there’s something for everyone.

  • Canada’s 150th Anniversary Day Celebrations

    30/06/2017

    A spectacular line-up is in the works to Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a daylong lineup of parties, concerts, auctions, a treasure market and a spectacular fireworks show at the adjacent waterfront Spencer Smith Park.

  • Saturdays in the Street

    30/06/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Saturdays in the Street

    07/07/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Saturdays in the Street

    14/07/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Saturdays in the Street

    21/07/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Saturdays in the Street

    28/07/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Saturdays in the Street

    04/08/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Saturdays in the Street

    11/08/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Saturdays in the Street

    18/08/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Saturdays in the Street

    25/08/2017

    The party hits downtown’s Elgin Street every Saturday in July and August with live concerts held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grab a seat in the stands or enjoy the performances from a nearby sidewalk café. 

  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    30/08/2017

    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for kids and more!

  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    31/08/2017

    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for kids and more!

  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    01/09/2017

    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for kids and more!

  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    02/09/2017

    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for kids and more!

  • Canada’s Largest Ribfest

    03/09/2017

    Sample award-winning ribs from some of the best barbecuers in North America while enjoying live musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for kids and more!