Town of Burlington to host weekly Beer Garden & Local Business Fest

August 25, 2023 - Retail

Burlington, MA The Town of Burlington is bringing back their September Town Center Beer Garden & Local Business Fest Thursdays promoting the support of local businesses and regional breweries.

Beginning Thursday, September 7, various New England-based breweries will be on location serving their specialty beverages along with a variety of non-alcohol options from 4:30pm-8:30pm.

Burlington’s Town Center independent restaurants will also be on-site offering signature food dishes every Thursday, including Hala Eats!, Pizza Works, Rosa Mexicano, True North Coffee, Al Maidah, Sausage Guy, Viet Citron & School House Ice Cream.

People are encouraged to purchase food from the businesses along the Cambridge Street corridor, and enjoy them at Community Corner pocket park. The breweries will rotate each Thursday:

September 7th: Zero Gravity 

September 14th: Lord Hobo

September 21st: Lawson’s Finest Liquid 

September 28th: Mighty Squirrel

An estimated 1,200 people participated in last year’s family and dog-friendly events which featured a different Massachusetts brewery each week.

Event Information:

When: Every Thursday for the month of September 

Location: “Community Corner” pocket park in Burlington Town Center, 202 Cambridge St.

Time: 4:30pm – 8:30pm 

Town Center Beer Garden & Local Business Thursdays is part of Burlington’s “placemaking” effort which is a people-centered approach to the planning, design, and use of public spaces. Through a collaborative process, do-able improvements are identified and implemented that bring immediate benefits to the people who use these spaces.

Community Corner pocket park is an installation that converted vehicle parking spaces at 184 Cambridge St. into a playful public space with green turf. In 2022, Mary Leach’s “Community Corner” entry was chosen as the winning name in the “Name the Park” contest. Building upon the success of the 2022 Beer Garden Thursdays and the 2021 Beer Garden & Business Open House event, this weekly Thursday night program in September is expected to once again increase foot traffic and business activity in Burlington’s Town Center.

“Placemaking in the Town of Burlington is not just the act of building or fixing up a space, it is a process in which people feel a strong stake in their communities and commitment to making things better,” said Melisa Tintocalis, Burlington’s economic development director.



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