GET IN to all the upcoming events happening on in Downtown Burlington.

Looking to host an event Downtown? See the City of Burlington Special Events Application.


Event Sponsorship

Are you currently a business owner in Downtown’s Municipal Service District (MSD) who is planning to host an in the District?

Apply for Burlington Downtown Corporation (BDC) event sponsorship here!

Annual City Events

brought to you by B-Town Events!


St. Paddy's Day Bash

Join us Saturday, March 16, 2019 for the 2nd annual Downtown Burlington St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring a parade, food, free entertainment, and a ton of craic (that's the Irish word for fun)! With face painting, balloon twisting, decked out golf carts, and food trucks it's sure to be a good time for everyone in the family.      



Spring Into Wellness: B-Town Block Party

You better remember your tennis shoes, cause this event is designed to get you moving! There will be stations set up all over the streets of downtown to keep you active on Saturday, May 4, 2019. You can learn to hula hoop, play a life size game of Chutes and Ladders, let your kids play in the kid zone and even grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks.

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Halloween Spooktacular

Burlington Recreation &
Parks in partnership with the Burlington Downtown Corporation presents the 7th annual Burlington Downtown Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.  Show off your best costume in the parade and trick or treating!

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Holiday Magic: A Dickens Christmas

The streets are filled with true "Holiday Magic". Be careful -  you might find yourself smiling as you walk around and watch the joy spreading. The 2019 event will be held in the streets of downtown Burlington on December 13th from 6-9pm. 

Christmas Parade

Please join us on November 23, 2019 in the streets of downtown Burlington.  The streets will be filled to help start the holiday season off! There will be dancers, horses, antique cars and community organizations that will help fill the air with joy!  Bring your chairs and blankets. 


Monthly Events

brought to you by the BDC and Downtown Business Owners


We invite anyone who lives, works, or plays in Downtown Burlington to come to our monthly coffee. First Tuesday is a way for us to connect directly with the people who make our Municipal Service District so great.

First Tuesday Downtown Coffee Talk is held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Historic Depot & Amphitheater from 9:30 - 10:30am. Look for us outside if the weather is nice, and inside the depot building if not! This is a great opportunity to meet other members of the community, and to have your thoughts and ideas heard. We will provide free coffee, pastries and conversation! 

(Additionally, if you don't know what the MSD is or what we're up to here at the BDC but would like to learn more, check out our Downtown Breakdown Infographic for more information. We hope to see you at First Tuesday soon!) 

Check out the BDC’s calendar for the First Tuesday schedule.

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Bluegrass Jam

Join Lowe Vintage for their monthly bluegrass jam, held on the third Wednesday of each month from 7-10pm at Lowe Vintage Instrument Company! They are located at 327 S. Main St. in beautiful downtown Burlington, NC. We hope to see you there!

Front Street Game Night

Game Over Comics, STEAM Junction, Smitty's Homemade Ice Cream, and Valerio's Italian Restaurant have joined forces to offer games for all ages and discounts for a night of family fun downtown each Friday!


May Memorial Book Clubs

May Memorial Public Library features a wide range of book clubs. From a club hosted by the mayor to one that focuses on social justice, we guarantee that you will find the perfect book club for you.

Burlington Beer Works Tuesday Night Trivia

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Tuesdays at 7:30 PM

Geeks Who Drink brings the nation’s best live hosted pub quiz to Burlington Beer Works! Join us for 8 rounds of audio, visual, and live hosted trivia. Our weekly quiz is free to play and we’ll be giving away prizes for answering bonus questions and gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Geeks Who Drink rules limit the total number of players on your team to 6, so gather your smartest friends and come down. Sign up now!

Burlington Public House: Sunday Trivia & Open Jam Nights

This downtown neighborhood pub features a variety of event throughout the year including Sunday Night trivia and Open Jam Nights on Tuesdays.