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Weekend Roundup – May 31, 2019

Posted: May 31, 2019

Happy weekend, friends! What’s on the schedule this Saturday and Sunday – catching up with friends, an outdoor adventure with the kiddos, a household task to accomplish? If you need help deciding, keep reading for some fun things to do throughout our local neighbourhoods. Have fun exploring!

Residents across Canada will be celebrating  100In1Day  on Saturday – an event that inspires residents to activate 100 innovative, thought-provoking ideas into interventions to transform their city all on one day. For residents in  Burlington and  Hamilton , make sure to participate in the different 100In1 events happening throughout the two cities.

For foodies, this is an event you don’t want to miss:  The Burlington Food Tours . Explore Burlington’s local restaurants and historical buildings during tasty event on Saturday. You will meet the city’s best chefs, taste excellent food, meet amazing people and find the hidden gems that make downtown unique. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will enjoy this interactive intimate experience of learning about those behind Burlington’s food scene. The Royal Botanical Gardens launches its  Garden Music Nights  concert series with an unforgettable performance this Sunday evening at Hendrie Park. The Jim Cuddy Band and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra are set to take the stage at 8pm. Get your tickets now.

For the gardeners – take part in the  Secret Garden  tour on Saturday. Enjoy a day filled with beautiful gardens, a delightful tea room and a lovely artist’s poster. This year’s tour features eight gardens located in Carlisle, Greensville, and Dundas. Gardens range in size from one-acre country gardens to small city lots. Bring your sun hat, your camera, and be prepared to be inspired. Tickets are $20.

Welcome to  Imagine In The Park , a free children’s art festival held annually at Gage Park. Each year, the group hosts workshops held by local artists in music, dance, visual arts, literature and drama. This family event is taking place on Saturday – bring a picnic lunch, or enjoy something from the food trucks!

All Hands On Deck on the  HMCS Haida Saturdays and Sundays in June at 2pm. Experience a little bit of everything on this exciting main deck tour. Learn how the torpedoes fire and discover how the ship was provisioned for long journeys at sea. You’ll learn how the ship’s crew lived and served in some of the most important battles on the world stage, and how the ship earned its reputation as the Royal Canadian Navy’s “Fightingest Ship.”

Stoney Creek
Experience the drama, pageantry, and excitement of the Battle of Stoney Creek that took place
June 6, 1813, one of the most important events in Canada’s history for the  Re-enactment of the
Battle of Stoney Creek  this Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. Visit the encampment and
mingle with early 19th century settlers and soldiers as they go about their daily life. Shop among
one-of-a-kind merchants. Witness historical demonstrations of cooking, dancing, blacksmithing and more. Enjoy food, games and musical entertainment. Don’t forget to wander through the
original 200-year-old Gage homestead.