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As summer fades into fall, Burlington remains the hot place to be for September events. Mark Canada’s Largest RibFest and Appleby Line Street Festival on your calendars, and enjoy!

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Canada’s Largest RibFest

Canada’s Largest RibFest returns to Burlington this Labour Day weekend, with tons of BBQ to choose from, and entertainment for the whole family.

Since 1996, this Burlington tradition has been bringing residents of Canada’s Best Mid-Sized City, and BBQ loving visitors to Spencer Smith Park, where the food, fun, and beauty of Burlington meet for a fantastic long weekend.

This year, come and taste your choice of BBQ from award winning, high quality food vendors, watch live music Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and enjoy all that Canada’s Largest RibFest has to offer all weekend long.

From more than 20 years of experience, it’s easy to know that you won’t be disappointed!

Dates: Friday, September 1, 2017 to Monday, September 4, 2017
Where: Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington


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Appleby Line Street Festival

Park the car and walk the neighbourhood as the Appleby Line Street Festival returns for another year of community celebration.

Families, churches, businesses, schools and organizations come together for the street festival, creating an open street for the neighbourhood to gather and participate in activities, a marketplace, and more. This year there will be live musical entertainment, local vendors, and fun for everyone.

Everyone is welcome to come and walk the street together, support the community, and enjoy the neighbourhood feel that Burlington is proud to offer. Families and residents of all ages are invited and welcome to come, walk, embrace the community, and enjoy the afternoon.

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Where: Appleby Line between New Street and Fairview Street

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Get ready Burlington, the ribs are coming!

That’s right, on Labour Day Weekend (September 2 to 5) Canada’s Largest Ribfest will return to Spencer Smith Park for the 21st year, and they can’t wait to feed you.

The 2016 edition of Ribfest will feature live music and entertainment on the East Stage, West Stage, and Gazebo, with performances by Runaway Angel, Marshall Dane, Weber Brothers, Adam Ostrosser, and many more acts all weekend long.

There will also be VIP events and lounge available, with space to sit and relax while you eat and enjoy the music. And every VIP ticket includes Front Of The Line access, so you won’t have to wait in any long lines for your tasty ribs.

Speaking of ribs, the reason so many thousands of people will be gathered, Ribbers Row will host 19 rib options for your tasting pleasure. So if you’re in the mood for a half rack, full rack, or want to share a feast with your friends and family, they’ll be ready for you. In fact, all of 2015’s celebrated ribbers will be back again in 2016!

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Big Bones BBQ
Camp 31
Uncle Sam’s BBQ

2015 Best Sauce

Camp 31
Gator BBQ
Bone Daddy’s

2015 Best Pig Rig

Bibb’s BBQ
Sticky Fingers
Blazin’ BBQ

As an added bonus, Canada’s Largest Ribfest has been a fantastic generator of funds for charities over their first 20 years, with more than $3 million donated across Health, Hunger, and Humanity services. And this year the Burlington Rotary Club looks forward to donating more proceeds from the 2016 edition of Canada’s Largest Ribfest.

Learn more about the festival, their green initiative, and download your coupon to save $3 on Friday, September 2 by visiting!

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This Labour Day weekend (Thursday, September 3 to Monday, September 7) Canada’s Largest Ribfest comes back to Spencer Smith Park in Burlington to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Canada's Largest Ribfest 2015 LogoWith 19 award-winning Ribbers from across North America ready to serve their goods to visitors from all over the region, this Ribfest is something special that you don’t want to miss.

More than just great ribs, this five-day event also includes music from 42 acts on the East and West Stages from Thursday to Sunday. Click Here to see the full lineup and decide which day has the music you’re going to love the most. Burlington Ribfest also has a family zone to entertain children and adults alike. So get ready to take a ride on the ferris wheel.

But more than anything, this long weekend tradition is about delicious ribs!

VIP Lounge and Front of the Line Tickets are on sale now for all five days of Canada’s Largest Ribfest. Plus, there is a bonus half rack dinner $3 off coupon available if you Click Here!

Presented each year by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore, Canada’s Largest Ribfest has become a Burlington tradition and we hope that you will all have a chance to visit again this year to pick your favourite ribs from the amazing selection available.

Learn more about Burlington Ribfest by visiting their website, or find them on Twitter and Instagram.

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