Top 5 Summer Attractions in Burlington Ontario

Burlington Ontario is home to a beautiful waterfront property known as Spencer Smith Park.  It features a large promenade along the lake, a children’s playground, a splash pad, and the recently completed Brant Street Pier. Spencer Smith also hosts many of Burlington’s most popular summer events. Let’s look at the Top 5 Summer Events hosted in Burlington that residents just can’t get enough of. And guess what? They are all FREE!


  1. Canada Day Celebrations 

Every Canada Day the City puts on a spectacular event at Spencer Smith Park complete with dance groups, music, and guest speakers. The event is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display landing this event in the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario.

Event Date: July 1, 2022


  1. Burlington Children’s Festival 

No one is too old to live like a kid at this festival. Any activity you can think of is likely at this event. From carnival games to midway rides, families mark their calendars every year to attend this popular attraction.

Event Date: TBD


  1. Sound of Music Festival 

This is undoubtedly one of Burlington’s most popular events of the yea. Residents and non-residents of all ages come out to enjoy world-renowned musical entertainment. Also included is a large street festival, midway, and parade. It is an absolute summer must for anyone near Burlington!

Event Date: June 12 -19, 2022


  1. Movies Under The Stars 

Throughout the summer, the City of Burlington hosts families and residents at Spencer Smith Park for various outdoor movies. Kids and parents love this summer tradition to get out and enjoy a family evening beside the stunning waterfront view.

Event Date: Various


  1. Ribfest 

Last but not least is yet another highly anticipated and extremely well-known event. Burlington hosts one of the largest RibFests every labour day. Residents can expect downtown to smell baked beans, corn, and barbecue sauce as the waterfront park fills with vendors from all over Canada and the USA. This widely successful event has been around since 1996 and directs all proceeds to charity. While enjoying the incredible food, you can also expect activities for young and old, midway rides, great music, and great fun!

Event Date: Sept 2 -5, 2022


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