The July heat is on, and things are sizzling this weekend. If you are looking for something to do to get you out and about, then keep on reading for our weekend roundup of events happening throughout our local communities. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and don’t forget about your furry friends during these hot days. Happy weekend, friends!
Every Sunday evening in July and August, enjoy a memorable musical performance at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. A variety of talented musicians will perform at this free event that starts at 7pm to 9m. Simply bring a blanket and be serenaded on Sunday evenings this summer.
Get your motor to the fifth annual Burlington Downtown Car Show taking place on Brant Street in the heart of the city this Saturday. Vehicles of all ages, classes and types will be on display. There will also be live music and interactive displays that are fun for the whole family. The car show runs from 10am – 4pm, and is free to the public.
What if you could travel back in time? What would you see and who would you meet? Royal Botanical Gardens, in association with The Players’ Guild of Hamilton, presents The Spirits of Paradise. Directed by David Dayler, this two-hour moving theatre experience will help you understand how the local landscape has changed over the last two centuries through the eyes of the people who have influenced its history.
Explore the amazing nightlife of bats and moths and learn how the experts study them at Creatures of the Night this Friday evening at 8pm . You’ll get to see bat and moth capture equipment in action, listen remotely to bat detectors for bat sounds, see bats on camera, and ask the experts anything about these creatures of the night. Bring a headlamp or flashlight, bug spray, camera and if you want to record bats on your own, bring an iPhone or iPad. Meet at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trail Centre. The event goes until dark.
All aboard the fourth annual Hamilton Craft Brew Cruise at the Hamilton Harbour Queen this Saturday for two sailing experiences: one at 2pm, and one at 7pm for a celebration of craft beer! The Craft Brew Cruise takes the traditional craft beer festival experience and puts it on board one of the largest ships in the local harbour. Each sailing will run for a three-hour tour around the harbourfront and you will have access to some of the best local craft brewers and their tasty brews.
Visit Dundurn’s historic Kitchen Garden weekends in summer and learn about the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. Tours run on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30pm to 1:30pm and at 2pm to 3pm. Garden tours are included in your museum admission.
Pack your car with family or friends, and head to the Starlite Drive-In Movie Theatre. Catch up on the latest flicks, and maybe check out a classic oldie. Are you headed to a BBQ this weekend, stop by Punch Bowl Market & Bakery and grab a pie for a sweet local treat.
Open Houses Alert
Visit the Sullivan Team this Sunday for two open houses next door to each other: 920 and 924 Beach Blvd. in Hamilton. Steps from the beach and the Waterfront Trail, plus mere minutes from downtown Burlington and Hamilton, these two homes are newly updated and ready for you to move in. All you need to do is check them out this Sunday from 2-4pm.
Stop in and say hi to Team Smulders at 67 Beland Ave North in Hamilton. This newly updated 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, and finished basement is ready for you to move in now. Did we mention how bright and airy it is, and the backyard is a gardener’s dream? Check it out for yourself this Sunday.