The Weekend of May 4, 5

Burlington MADE Spring Craft Market

Saturday, May 4 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ron Joyce Centre | 4350 South Service Road Burlington
Shop local and support handmade this spring from 60 of the most talented artisans from Toronto to Niagara at the Burlington MADE Spring Craft Market. Meet the makers and pick up their beautiful or delicious one-of-a-kind work. Sip on wine and indulge on gourmet food while enjoying live music and your kids can check out the art workshops.

Doors Open Hamilton

Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 
Various venues throughout Hamilton
Explore the rich history, culture and architecture while visiting over 50 participating sites in this highly anticipated event. The 17th annual Doors Open event features a variety of interesting and exciting sites for the whole family to discover!

Abundant in history and culture and surrounded by spectacular nature, Hamilton is a city like no other. Unique for its distinctive urban feel and vibrant arts and culture, Hamilton also boasts deep roots and proud history. Bounded by the picturesque southern shores of Lake Ontario and the lush trails of the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton offers incredible access to conservation and recreation lands, amazing waterfalls, heritage sites and cultural institutions.
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Canada Netherlands Friendship Day

Saturday, May 4 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
City Hall | 426 Brant Street | Burlington
Join us to celebrate:
The liberation of the Netherlands in May 1945 by our brave Canadian soldiers, the contributions by the Dutch-Canadian community in Burlington and the 14th anniversary of twinning with the City of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Highlights: Alexander’s Public School Band, Vocalist Hannah Bailey, Presentation by Pineland Elementary School Students, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Artwork by Burlington and Apeldoorn elementary school students
Light refreshments to follow.

Sakura Festival – Celebrate Spring with the Japanese Cherry Blossom

Saturday, May 4 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Burlington Art Gallery | 1333 Lakeshore Road | Burlington
Highlights Include:
• Japanese taiko drum demonstration, with Burlington’s own Do Kon Daiko drum group
• Japanese Okinawan vocal and sanshin performance by Chura
• Japanese Yosakoi dancing performed by Sakuramai Toronto
• Japanese koto performance by Jun Kin
• Martial arts demo by Burlington’s Shudokan Family Karate
• Children’s Face Painting
• Complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks

Back To Nature Hike

Sunday, May 5 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Royal Botanical Gardens |680 Plains Road West | Burlington
Free Guided Hike Each Sunday – September through May: 2:00 pm, June through August: 10:00 am. Each Sunday of the month our volunteer Back to Nature hike leaders offer free hikes through the vast ecosystems of RBG’s lands, allowing people to familiarize themselves with the area so they can continue to explore with their friends and family. Every Sunday (including holiday weekends).
Location: Hendrie Valley, meet at Cherry Hill Gate parking lot, Burlington

Sean Kavanagh 905.220.9198
Leo Manchisi 905.334.9650