Rotary International

Site: Spencer Smith Park

Service: Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore - Canada's Largest Ribfest

Contact Information
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Primary Contact Christina Saban, Festival Coordinator, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore
Volunteer Coordinator Jacqui Murray, Volunteer Recruitment, Canada's Largest Ribfest and Rotary Burlington Music Festival, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1972
Primary Executive Anand Sinha, President, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore
Alternate Executive Ute Lindner, President-Elect, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Elections New executive take office Jul 1 each year - elected by club members
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Festival featuring ribs, other foods, live music, crafts and activities. 
* held annually on Labour Day weekend in Spencer Smith Park (downtown Burlington by the lake)  
* free admission 
* all festival proceeds donated to local and international charities  
Getting there:  
1. By car: 
For directions, parking and drop-off locations for those needing special assistance, see here
2. Ride your bicycle and leave it at the Bike corral 
Located just inside the entrance to the park near Brant St 
3. Take the bus 
See the bus schedules here
Food, beverages and crafts:  
* food and crafts vendors accept cash only (ATMs on-site) 
* beverage tents will accept either debit/credit cards directly or cash  
* for information on available food options, see website 
* for schedule of events, see here 
Pets not allowed in Ribfest area (service animals are permitted), but are allowed on the Promenade
Hours 2018 Ribfest: 
Fri-Sun 11 am-11 pm * Mon 11 am-7 pm 
2018 Waterfront Dance Party: 
Thu 5 pm-11 pm
Dates Labour Day Weekend  
* in 2018, Fri Aug 31-Mon Sep 3 
* Waterfront Dance Party (ticketed event) Thu Aug 30
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions for Ribfest  
* Thu, Aug 30 Waterfront Dance Party for 19+ only
Application No application required
Languages English
Fees Admission - for Thu Aug 30 Waterfront Dance Party ($20 in advance online or $25 at the event) ; None - for Ribfest * free admission and access to main schedule entertainment ; charge for food, beverages and crafts
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 1Y2
View Google Map
Intersection Maple Ave and North Shore Blvd E
Mailing Address c/o Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore 
PO Box 85103 
Burlington, ON L7R 4K3
Physical Access Partially Accessible - grassy areas and some slopes
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Festivals & Special Events ; Special Events
Service Categories Special Events

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