Explore the people and places that make downtown a great place to visit, live and work.

FOR MEMBERS: Marques D’Elegance Event
Posted: Jun 11, 2013

Marques D’Elegance Italian Automobiles and Exotic Super Car Event in Downtown Burlington       

As you may be aware, Downtown Burlington will play host to a new event this August called Marques D’Elegance.  This event started in 2012 as a one day Italian Automobile and Exotic Super Car Event at Paletta Mansion.  After a tremendously successful first year, the organizers have decided to extend the show to an entire weekend Event being held Friday August 23 – Sunday August 25th.

The Event will attract drivers from across North America attending the show to display their cars, drive their cars and enjoy downtown Burlington.   There are several events and activities happening over the weekend – most notably the Downtown Streetfest on Saturday August 24th.  This event will shut down Brant Street from Caroline to the Lakeshore on Saturday August 24th and will feature a display of cars in the streets – an event for the general public to enjoy.

The Schedule for this weekend of Events is listed below.  We urge you to review the materials, visit the Marques D’Elegance website and consider how you may want to get your business involved.  Consider how you can engage both the exclusive clientele visiting Burlington specifically for the event and the Burlington residents attending Saturday’s Streetfest.

The BDBA will be providing the visiting drivers with a welcome package upon their arrival.  We will also be setting up our tent on the Saturday on Brant Street during Streetfest, providing information on the downtown, on our upcoming events and our businesses.

As a sponsor of Marques D’Elegance, the BDBA will be providing the public with a sneak peek of the event at the two upcoming Saturdays in the Square performances August 10 and August 17th.  Marques D’Elegance Representatives will be on hand both days bringing some cars to display, some tickets for sale, and conducting draws for giveaways to the various weekend events.   Drop by Civic Square and check it out!

If you are not involved in a formal way in the event and would like to find out more about becoming involved as an official vendor or as a sponsor, please contact Event Organizer Felice Cappellano at 905-592-4203 or felice@marquesdelegance.ca




Friday, August 23rd 2013 | Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Ferraris Take Flight

6pm – Midnight

Join us for our Ferraris Take Flight gala to officially kick-start the exciting the 3-day weekend event. This special evening will involve gourmet foods, premium wines, champagne and special gifts for the women, and cigars for the men. Finish off the night with a Man Men inspired fashion show sponsored by Vineland Estate Winery, silent auctions and exciting door prizes.

* Ferrari Drivers are invited to park their vehicles in the Hanger and Ramp – Limited space, register now to reserve your spot

Single Tickets $150      Couples Tickets $300


August 24th, 2013 • Downtown Burlington

Street Fest & Road Rally

First Annual Road Rally! Absolutely Free!

  • Begins at 8 am on Saturday August 24, 2013
  • Come see a preview of the featured exotic cars in an exciting display of moving artwork!
  • Download a route map, click here

First Annual Street Fest
From 11am – 4pm Saturday August 24th, 2013

  • A celebration of fast cars including Classics, Tuners and Exotics
  • Street Vendors: Cars • Fashion • Food • More!
  • Cool down in our wine and beer garden
  • Art exhibits & a variety of live music
  • Exotic Charity Drives – feel the thrill of being in a Supercar and help people at the same time
  • Test Drive Area

Only $2 (kids under 12 Free)!


August 24th Evening| Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Mercedes Benz of Burlington Presents:An Evening of Luxury at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Evening includes: Performance Car display by Mercedes Benz Burlington, Gourmet Food Tastings, Champagne Reception, Premium Wines, Fashion Shows, Art Exhibits, Music, Fashion and Jewelry Displays, Surprise gifts for the women, Cigars Vendors, Silent Auctions, and much more!

Single Tickets $150      Couples Tickets $300


Sunday August 25th | Paletta Mansion

Marques d’Elegance

11 am – 4:30 pm

150+ Italian Automobiles & Exotic Supercars beautifully displayed at the Paletta Mansion in Burlington! Tickets $25 in advance (children under 16 $20; children under 12 Free)!

  • Fashion Shows
  • Jewelry Displays
  • Vendor Displays (retail, fashion, sunglasses, automobile accessories, home products, and more!)
  • Car Awards – vote for your favourites!
  • Silent Auctions
  • Food and Drinks available
  • And much more!

Family Fun Sunday
Spend a fun afternoon enjoying downtown Burlington with the kids.
Piccadilly Cafe Celebrates 23 years!
Piccadilly Café in downtown Burlington is celebrating 23 years in business!