Bloom into June in Burlington

Spencer Smith Park
Spencer Smith Park

Flowers are in full bloom, snow shovels are safely packed away, and summer is so close you can taste it.  June is finally here! And with the warm weather comes a spectacular variety of festivals and events in Burlington, Ontario.

Bike month kicked off on May 27th with Bike to Work Day and a community breakfast at City Hall from 7:00-9:00am.  There is no need to register for this event, just show up and you could win one of many cycling prizes and giveaways. 

On the 28th you can join the Halton Outdoor Club at 10:00am for their Level 1 Dewitt Ride, a 30km bike ride from Spencer Smith Park to Dewitt parkade.  This event is for Halton Outdoor Club members, but non-members are able to attend two events before joining.  Be sure to register here.  June 8th you can join your Burlington city councillors for a bike ride and some ice cream.  This fun, family-friendly event begins at 2:30pm at Roly Bird Park.

For more details and a full list of Bike Month events happening in Burlington and the surrounding areas, visit the Bike Month website here.

Fill the sky with beautiful colours by visiting the Kite Festival on June 2nd.  You can bring your own kite, or built one at the festival! This event is fun for Burlingtonians of all ages and includes vendors and entertainment.  Kite-building supplies are available for FREE while supplies last, so be sure to get to Brant Hill Community Centre or Brant Hills Park for 12:00pm.

Some of the entertainment included in the festival includes rock climbing, stilt walkers, a mobile science lab, balloon animals, and face painting with Beebop the Clown! Merchants will include many community display booths and food vendors. 

For even more information on this event, click here.

Undeniably the biggest summer event in Burlington is the Sound of Music festival.  Beginning in 1980 as a marching band parade, this festival draws more than 200,000 visitors each year.  Beginning on June 8th, this festival brings together brand new artists with some of the biggest names in the music industry and fills the downtown core with beautiful music for nine days straight.

In addition to the many talented artists performing, the Sound of Music festival offers so much more.  There are free music workshops for kids of all ages, the downtown streetfest, Grande Festival Parade, a family zone, midway, and more. 

Visit the Sound of Music website for all the details!

To see even more of what Burlington has to offer this June, check the city’s events calendar here.