Many downtown Burlington roads closed due to upcoming Sound of Music Festival


Published June 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm

The return of the Sound of Music Festival beginning Saturday will bring with it several road closures.

The 43rd annual event is taking place over two weekends — June 11 and June 16 to 19.

To meet the needs of the festival and to ensure public safety, there will be road closures and adjusted Burlington Transit routes.

Lakeshore Rd. from Elizabeth St. to Maple Ave. will be closed June 11, 16, 17 and 18 from 10 p.m. to midnight and June 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Brant St. from Caroline St. to Lakeshore Rd. will be closed Saturday, June 18, at 3 a.m. to Sunday, June 19, at 8 p.m.

The following streets will be closed for the parade on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Baldwin St. from Hurd Ave. to Brant St.
  • Brant St. from James St. to Baldwin St.
  • Drury Lane from Courtland Dr. to New St.
  • Caroline St. from Drury Lane to Elizabeth St.
  • James St. from Brant St. to Elizabeth St.
  • Elizabeth St. from Caroline St. to James St.

Parade route streets will re-open as soon as possible after the parade. Vehicles parked illegally in the event area will be tagged or towed for emergency access.

Road closures will be managed under the supervision of the Halton Regional Police Service. Emergency access will be maintained at all times in the event area.

Some Burlington Transit routes will be affected as well. Bus route detours in effect for Routes 2, 4 and 10 and minor delays in the downtown core should be expected on all festival dates.

For more information about road closures contact the City of Burlington event liaison, at 905-335-7600, ext. 7704

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