Heritage Week in Burlington

August 5, 2023

This year, Burlington celebrates 150+ years as a town during Heritage week, August 5-12. See below for a list of all events ongoing this week, and visit the City of Burlington’s website for more information.

Date and Time
Saturday, Aug. 5
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony
(St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 1382 Ontario St.)
Saturday, Aug. 5
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Spencer Smith Park and Area Walking Tour  
Saturday, Aug. 5
1 to 11 p.m.
Halton Freedom Celebration Festival (Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd.)
Sunday, Aug. 6
Release of First Heritage Driving Tour (may also be done by bike)
Monday, Aug. 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stitching in History Quilt Exhibit
(St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, 1382 Ontario St.)
Monday, Aug. 7
10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beachway Park Waterfront Trail Walking Tour
Tuesday, Aug. 8
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Museum open)  
6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. (Movie screenings in Shoreline Room)
Museums of Burlington Exhibit and “The Eyes of Memory” Film Screening
(Joseph Brant Museum, 1240 North Shore Blvd. East)
Tuesday, Aug. 8
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Symphony in the Shell
(Central Park Band Shell, 2311 New St.)
Wednesday, Aug. 9
6 p.m.
(Details available at registration)
Burlington Heights Walk
(Royal Botanical Gardens)
Wednesday, Aug. 9
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Before Burlington:  Treaties Around Us
(Burlington Public Library – Central Branch, 2331 New St.)
Thursday, Aug. 10
7 to 9 p.m.
So You Think You Know Burlington Trivia Night
(Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio, 440 Locust St.)
Friday, Aug. 11
12 to 4 p.m.
Celebrating Burlington’s Organizations, Community Service and Local History
(Burlington Public Library – Central Branch, 2331 New St., Centennial Room)
Friday, Aug. 11
1 to 2 p.m.
Farming Through the Years
(Burlington Public Library – Central Library, 2331 New St., Centennial Room)
Saturday, Aug, 12
Cemetery Tour 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Churches 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
North Burlington Cemetery Tour
Saturday, Aug. 12
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Doors Open Burlington
Saturday, Aug. 12
1 to 2 p.m.
The Weight of Clay Tour
(Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd.)