Summer 2022 is in full swing and our calendar is overflowing with local festivals, markets, special events and so many things to do in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and beyond!
Our list of children’s festivals, local markets and special events will help you find something out of the ordinary to do this summer. We include free festivals and markets as well as paid, and you can click on each listing to find full details and links for more info.
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Monday Nights 5 pm to 9 pm (Except Holidays) Are you a classic car enthusiast? Visit Burlington Centre every Monday from 5 pm to 9 pm in the Canadian Tire and Burlington Centre parking lot. Over 200 classic cars will be on display. Vehicles over 20 years old are welcome Enter off of Fairview Street by Canadian Tire Weather dependent. Click here for updates Draws and prizes during the evening Donations will be accepted in support of ROCK Reach Out Centre for KidsFind out more »
We’re excited to announce that the Dundas Cactus parade will be taking place on Thursday, August 18th, 2022! The Dundas Cactus Parade is a much-loved tradition in the town of Dundas. On the evening of August 18th, thousands of people will crowd the streets of Downtown Dundas to enjoy this spectacular and free family event! Come enjoy a variety of bands, live animals and entertainment for all ages! The Parade leaves the Dundas Driving Park at 6:45pm and will make…Find out more »
This summer, Hamilton's leading handmade marketplace, Craftadian, will return to McMaster Innovation Park on Saturday, August 20, gathering a diverse group of small makers and artists from across Ontario passionate about creating with heart. Nearly 80 jury-selected makers carry a variety of items from jewellery and skincare to clothing, leather goods, gourmet foods, and stationery—all with designs that reflect their expression. A hallmark of this market, which has been operating since 2001, is its emphasis on conscious shopping, supporting small…Find out more »
Everyone — from the plant-based-curious to long-term committed vegans — is invited to join us for a day celebrating a way of living that is centred on compassion, health, and sustainability, all while supporting local businesses, organizations, and other causes. Enjoy delicious food, workshops, kids’ activities, amazing speakers, music, cruelty-free merchandise, and more.Find out more »
Join us for live music in Towne Square and along the streetscape every Saturday from 3-7 pm in July and August. The TD Summer Music Series is a free community event, sponsored by TD Bank, that highlights local talent and features live performances from more than 15 bands, musicians and singers. For a full listing of performers by date visit www.oakvilledowntown.com/td-summer-music-seriesFind out more »
The Winona Peach Festival is a group of 18 community churches, sports and service organizations who put together a great weekend of fun for all in Winona!! This festival is run entirely by volunteers. Approximately 125,000 people visit the Winona Peach Festival during the weekend of the festival. The Festival provides something for all ages. Stage with live entertainment, plenty of vendors and crafts to check out, as well as the midway! Plus much much more... Located in Winona Park…Find out more »
Supercrawl is Hamilton’s premier multi-arts festival, fusing new and independent music with art installations, fashion, performance, literature, theatre, and artisanal craft. Supercrawl’s diverse multi-disciplinary program of sound, performance, visual and media arts is staged along a pedestrian-only creative corridor in the heart of downtown. A not-for-profit arts organization, Supercrawl is committed to honouring, showcasing and celebrating all varieties of creative work, positioning local and emerging artists alongside significant provincial, national and international peers. The festival fosters and promotes arts and…Find out more »
Join Barton Village BIA and Playhouse Cinemas on Select Saturdays this summer to enjoy a series of Family-Friendly movies at Woodlands Park! This is a FREE event for all ages, so feel free to bring anyone you want - along with some chairs, snacks and blankets to get comfy in the park! We are excited to see the community come out for this free event with your family, friends, or even alone. June 11 - Mama Mia! July 16 -…Find out more »
"Children fall in love with books because of the memories created when they snuggle up and read with someone they love." -Raising Readers 2 DAYS ∙ 5 STAGES ∙ 30+ PRESENTERS ... Join us Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25 at Royal Botanical Gardens - Hendrie Park, Burlington, Ontario Telling Tales Festival - September 24 & 25 FREE REGISTRATION OPENS ON AUGUST 2, 2022 Imagination Station - Oct 2022 - Mar 2023Find out more »
Hamilton Comic Con features more than 100,000 square feet of exhibitors, vendors, superheroes, celebrities, TV/movie cars, artists, Q&A panels and so much more! Tickets are available NOW at www.hamiltoncomiccon.comFind out more »
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