Ribfest is still a go in Burlington, sort of


The COVID-19 pandemic put an end to all outdoor festivals and sanctioned gatherings in 2020. So organizers have had to get creative.

Rotary Burlington-Lakeshore announced that this year’s Largest Canadian Ribfest will be a drive-thru event.

On July 1, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., a socially distanced version of the event will take place in the Burlington Centre parking lot at 777 Guelph Line.

Guests are encouraged to enter from the Guelph Line entrance and will be asked to stay in their vehicles for the duration of their visit,” said organizers.

Food vendors are expected to take orders and deliver food directly to vehicles while wearing gloves and masks.

Organizers said the event will also include live music.

The event is a fundraising initiative of Rotary Burlington-Lakeshore, which for the last 24-years has hosted Canada’s Largest Ribfest at Spencer Smith Park on Labour Day.

According to organizers, the event has raised over $4.5 million for charity.

(cover photo courtesy of Tourism Burlington)

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