The Best Things To Do This Weekend

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The weekend is here and we have combed through our events calendar to bring you a massive list of fun things to do this weekend in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Milton and beyond! The mercury has been rising this week so we’ve also included some great ways to stay cool as a cucumber. Mix up your summer fun by planning something out of the ordinary this weekend.

Music With Miss Michelle – Family Music Night at Ireland House Museum

Experience the beauty of summer nights on the grounds at Ireland House Museum with live acoustic music. The garden stage will feature Music with Miss Michelle tonight. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Kids Mini Fest 2022!

Kids Mini Fest will take its place out in the community. Join us at one of three park locations and spend some time enjoying the outdoors and family-friendly activities for kids. Participate at one of the following three parks: Brant Hills Park, Cumberland Park, or Millcroft Park.

The Little Blossoms Music Series at Chudleigh’s

Come on down to the farm and join Aubrey and Teri in a musical adventure. This live show is perfect for little ones ages 0-5 and includes original and classic folk songs, puppets, singing, dancing, and more! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind children’s concert series performing from 10:30 am – 11:00 am. 

New Exhibit: Beyond Human Limits at Joseph Brant Museum (Daily)

Get Up, Keep Going, Push Further. Beyond Human Limits takes visitors inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology, physiology, and physicality of some of the most extreme activities in the world. In this high-energy exhibition, visitors experience the thrill of extreme sports in exciting, interactive exhibits and immersive environments. June 4-Sept. 24, 2022. Included in your museum admission.

Backyard Bonfire at Chudleigh’s

Celebrate the weekend with s’mores at our Backyard Bonfire! Drop in at any time between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm to sit around the fire and enjoy a toasty treat. S’mores kits will be available for purchase at The Market while supplies last.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Music With Miss Michelle – Family Music Night at Ireland House Museum

Experience the beauty of summer nights on the grounds at Ireland House Museum with live acoustic music. The garden stage will feature Music with Miss Michelle tonight. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Free Tours of the Ontario Legislative Assembly – Explore the historic Legislative Building. Participate in a parliamentary scavenger hunt. Dress up in a traditional robe or tricorn hat. Take part in a mock debate.

Borrow a Book From The HPL Bookmobile – This is a fun and interactive way to encourage some summertime reading. Wondering where the bookmobile is today? You can find the schedule linked here.

Welcome To The Friday Hub – Join Wellington Square United Church for lunch, games crafts and community building.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Kids Mini Fest 2022!

Kids Mini Fest will take its place out in the community. Join us at one of three park locations and spend some time enjoying the outdoors and family-friendly activities for kids. Participate at one of the following three parks: Brant Hills Park, Cumberland Park, or Millcroft Park.

The Little Blossoms Music Series at Chudleigh’s

Come on down to the farm and join Aubrey and Teri in a musical adventure. This live show is perfect for little ones ages 0-5 and includes original and classic folk songs, puppets, singing, dancing, and more! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind children’s concert series performing from 10:30 am – 11:00 am. 

Visit the Ottawa Street Farmers Market – Open Saturdays, 8 am – 2 pm. This year-round, open-aired market was established in 1955. There are 20+ vendors of local, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, honey, eggs, syrup and baked goods.

Family Book Club with Parent Path – At each Family Book Club, we will share a children’s classic story along with other stories and songs. Families will take home one of the books to add to their child’s book collection.

Air Force Day at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground, and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today. From modern aircraft of the RCAF to the collection of historical military aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, visitors will have a chance to see them all.

Burlington Butter Tarts Festival is back with Ontario’s top butter tart bakeries for your enjoyment. The kids will enjoy face painting, the ice cream truck and much more. Stroll the marketplace for a variety of crafters, local artisans and much more.

TD Summer Music Series – 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.

Wiener-Paw-Looza 2022 – Meet these weens and their owners at Confederation park and enjoy races, contests and so much cuteness!

Goat-A-Palooza Fundraiser at Triple C Farm – Join us on Saturday, August 13th from 12:00-4:00 for fabulous fun! Bring the family to enjoy the petting zoo, bouncy castles, games, cart rides, win prizes, feed the ducks, and enjoy the food and dessert trucks on site! 

Paw Patrol at Boston Pizza – Visit with the Paw Patrol pups while you enjoy a yummy meal at Boston Pizza!

Movies In The Park – Join Barton Village BIA and Playhouse Cinemas to enjoy a series of Family-Friendly movies at Woodlands Park! Tonight watch the original Will Wonka.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Backyard Bonfire at Chudleigh’s

Celebrate the weekend with s’mores at our Backyard Bonfire! Drop in at any time between 4:00pm – 7:00pm to sit around the fire and enjoy a toasty treat. S’mores kits will be available for purchase at The Market while supplies last.

Fit in the Core – Downtown Burlington – Join us for Open Air Fitness every Sunday in Downtown Burlington — free of charge. Something different every week. All you need to bring is a mat & a water bottle! When: Sundays 10 am – 11 am, June 5 – September 25 Where: Brock Park, 450 Nelson Avenue Fit in the Core is back for its TENTH SEASON!

Summer Sundays at Westfield Heritage Village – Historical buildings are open, there is a family craft, a children’s activity, and demonstrations and the General Store and Gift Shop are also open.

Sketchbook Sundays at the Art Gallery of Hamilton – Between 1 pm and 4 pm each Sunday afternoon this summer, the Gallery will offer artist-led activities for families! Each activity will draw inspiration from one of the exhibitions currently on view.

Coming Up This Week

Park Play Dates – Join Active Parents as we pop up in various parks all summer long. We’re bringing you refreshments, fresh air fun and giveaways thanks to our local partnerships. These are free events and we hope to see you there!

Movies In The Park – Tuesday Nights – Set against the backdrop of beautiful Lake Ontario, settle in with your favourite people and enjoy a wide range of weekly films at dusk. From comedies to 80s favourites, to iconic classics, there is something for everyone. 

Look ahead to next week! Check out all the family-friendly events happening in your neighbourhood and beyond on our events calendar!

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