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FALL 2017 Registration Now Open
Winter/Spring 2018 recreation programs open for registration Wednesday, December 13. 
You will be able to browse the online catalog starting Monday, December 11. 



WINTER 


Daddy & Daughter Sweetheart Dance 
Dads, get as dressed up as you want to be and bring your favorite little girls out for a magical night! This special event is hosted in February each year. Dads and daughters of all ages welcome! Space is limited. Advance ticket sales only - Available on/after December 1st.

SPRING
Kids Giant Garage Sale

Kids, want to earn some extra cash?! Clean out your room and earn some money while you have a great time selling your "already been loved" items! Fill out the application above and return to us with payment of your booth fee. FREE admission for shoppers! The Kids Giant Garage Sale is offered once each spring and each fall.

"Scrapbooking & More" Crafters Swap Meet & Sale
Come shop for your crafting & scrapbooking essentials! Albums, papers, stamps, stickers, embellishments all priced to sell!  Are you a crafter ready to sell some of your supplies or tools that are no longer needed? Fill out the application above and return to us with payment of your booth fee. FREE admission for shoppers. The Swap Meet is offered each spring.

SUMMER
Burlington Summer Nights

Summer nights in Burlington are the best. Bring the family out for free entertainment, enjoy music in the great outdoors with neighbors and friends and your Burlington community. Friday nights in July & August. See you there!

Burlington Parks & Recreation accepts new submissions from interested bands at any time. New submissions are evaluated in January of each year and finished by the second Friday in March. Burlington Parks & Recreation strives to offer a different vibe for each concert series and our selection of bands is based on those we believe would best enhance that vibe. Please Email your submission to Christi Kinney with your band’s name in the subject line in order to be considered for for the upcoming concert series. The department contacts selected bands by the third Friday in March to coordinate concert dates.

Movies in the Park 2017
Burlington has two free outdoor movies this summer! Mark your calendars:
     June 16 - Stars Wars Rogue One (PG-13) @ Skagit River Park after the Berry Dairy Days fireworks
     July 21 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) @ Burlington Visitor Center Downtown Amphitheater after the Summer Night Concert.

Bring low-back lawn chairs & blankets for comfort. Food vendors on-site for dinner before the movie.

All-Comers Track & Field Meets   
Summer evening fun for the entire family. "Where doing your best is better than being the best!" Do you love to run? Love the feeling of flying over a hurdle? Or, maybe you want to try your skill on the high jump or long jump....? Join Burlington Parks & Recreation at Burlington-Edison High School's Kirkby Field where you can choose from a variety of track and field events. The Meets typically begin in June, for a series of weeks--so you can come to one or all, and measure your improvement! Check out the Event Flyer link for more information. 

Berry Dairy Days
On the third weekend of June, Burlington bursts with fun family activities, delicious food, and lively entertainment. Berry Dairy Days is the oldest festival in Skagit County and celebrates Burlington's agricultural history and farming communities. Fresh local strawberries, food and craft vendors, a spectacular fireworks show, grand parade, salmon BBQ, outdoor movie, live music, nostalgic Berry Cool car show, and more. Friday's activities center around Skagit River Park: strawberry shortcake booth, salmon BBQ, games, live music starting at 7pm, and the City of Burlington Fireworks Show at dusk, plus a free outdoor movie! The full weekend schedule and more about Berry Dairy Days celebration. 
 
 
FALL
 Kids Giant Garage Sale 
      View an Event Flyer & Registration Form
 Kids, want to earn some extra cash?! Clean out your room and earn some money while you have a great time selling your "already been loved" items! Fill out the application above and return to us with payment of your booth fee. FREE admission for shoppers! The Kids Giant Garage Sale is offered once each spring and each fall.

Veterans Day Parade 
      View an Event Flyer & Registration Form The 2017 Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 starting at 11 AM. The route is along Fairhaven Avenue from Walnut to Regent Street in Burlington's downtown. This will be Skagit County's 22nd annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade typically represents every branch of the military as well as local community groups, with 30 entries scheduled for this year’s parade. 

This year’s parade includes the Washington State Fallen Heroes Banners. These banners travel the state and will be flown in for the Skagit Veterans Day parade. They will be carried by Burlington-Edison High School student volunteers from the Rotary Interact and Multicultural Club. Everyone is invited to attend activities before and after the parade, including the pancake breakfast and soup & sandwich luncheon at the American Legion, and the military display and cookies & coffee at the Chamber of Commerce. Breakfast and lunch are free to veterans, all others by donation.

Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch ...Where Pumpkins Fly and Zucchinis Zoom! Come join us for Burlington's unique fall festival hosted on the last Saturday of September annually. It's a "smashing" great time! Watch man-made trebuchets hurl pumpkins up to 1000 feet through the air. Build a Zucchini Car and race it down the track, visit the Touch-a-Tractor area, paint a pumpkin at the Fred Meyer Pumpkin Patch--all at the Free Kids Activity Zone. Free Costco Pie-Eating contests, pony rides, giant pumpkin bouncy house and activity booths. Free parking & free entry & all free activities!

Interested in competing in the Pumpkin Pitch?  Or sponsoring a booth in the Kids Zone? Contact event coordinator Christi Kinney at (360) 755-9649 or by Email with questions. Media Representatives must pre-arrange entry & press pass access. 

The Burlington Harvest Festival is presented by the City of Burlington.

Thank you to our 2017 Harvest Festival Sponsors!
B-E Kiwanis :: Swinomish Casino :: The Truss Company
:: Stowe's :: Skagit Kid Insider :: Entriken Farms :: DreamChasers RV :: Outlet Shoppes :: Frazier Farms ::

 

Burlington Parks & Recreation
900 E. Fairhaven Avenue
Burlington, WA  98233
(360) 755-9649 or
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