Joseph Brant Day Festival Happening in Burlington

A festival celebrating Burlington’s first citizen is taking place on Monday.

Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) was a Mohawk warrior who settled in the area in the early 1800s.

An annual festival commemorates his legacy, and this year’s theme revolves around Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

And there will be lots to see and do.

A food truck rally is featuring dishes highlighting Canadian ingredients — enjoy a smokey maple bacon poutine, a True North burger, or maple cotton candy.

Expected vendors include: Dora’s Delicatessen & Catering, Luchador Mexican Fusion Food Truck, Cafe du Monde Creperie Food Truck, Pappas Greek On Wheels, Sweet Temptations Cupcakery, MeatVentures, and Triple Treats.

While you eat, there will be live music on the main stage featuring entertainment by local performers.

There will also be fun games and activities for the entire family, including: a "Made in Canada" vendors’ market, henna tattooing, live art performance, community mural project, and more.

The event runs on Aug. 7 at La Salle Park (50 North Shore Blvd. E.) from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Admission is free.

A fully accessible (and free) shuttle service will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The shuttle will make stops from Aldershot GO Station (north side) and Aldershot High School to La Salle Park.

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