Upcoming summer events in Hamilton, Ontario

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Upcoming summer events in Hamilton, Ontario

With the warm weather, longer days, and shorter nights, summer truly is the season to get out in the sun and enjoy with your family and friends. This is especially true in Hamilton, Ontario; a wonderful city home to hundreds of summer events and festivals. In this list, we give you the best of the best; including places to go, things to see, and memories to make.

Music in the City

Location: Jackson Square, 2 King St. W., Hamilton ON

When: Weekdays, 12:00-2:00 PM.

Enjoy the wonderful weather all summer at the Rooftop Gardens above Jackson Square Mall, eating an appetizing lunch and listening to quality live music by various musicians and artists. This free event goes on throughout the entire months of July and August on weekdays from 12:00-2:00 PM.

Historic Garden Tours

Location: Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton,  ON

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30-1:30 PM

Enjoy stories and historic gardening knowledge presented by costumed garden staff. This tour is free and is a wonderful sight to see in the summer weather! Tours are on both Saturdays and Sundays all summer. Visit the City of Hamilton’s website for more information.

Fringe Festival 2018

Location: 107 King St E, Hamilton, ON

When: July 19-29,  2018.

Experience 11 days of musicals, dance, comedy acts, magic shows, and dramas in downtown Hamilton. With nearly 400 performances, there is an exciting show for everyone. Visit the Hamilton Fringe Festival website for tickets and more information.

Festival of Friends 2018

Location:  Gage Park, 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, ON

When: August 3, 4, 5,  2018.

Visit Gage Park to experience a wonderful, free festival with food, drinks, rides, and amazing entertainment! Visit the Festival of Friends website for more details.


Location: 585 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton, ON

When: August 11, 2018. 11:00-3:00 PM

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event in support of the Canadian Dachshund Rescue. Come down by the beach and enjoy a day of BBQ, games, prizes, and most importantly; wiener dogs! Visit the Canadian Dachshund Rescue online website for more details.

Space Explosions

Location: William J. McCallion Planetarium, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON

When: July 18, 2018. 7:00-8:00 PM

Visit the planetarium to watch an old, massive star reach the end of its life. Enjoy a spectacular show with light, energy, and solar flares, novas, and more. Learn about how these incredible events happen in outer space. Visit the City of Hamilton’s website for more information.

Artsfest 2018

Location: Griffin St and Mill Street, Waterdown, ON

When: August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018

Join the community of Waterdown to celebrate arts and culture. See historic streets transformed into galleries and entertainment. In the heart of downtown Waterdown, this festival has it all; heritage, music, and fun for everyone. Visit the City of Hamilton’s website for more details.

Winona Peach Festival 2018

Location: 1328 Barton St, Stoney Creek, ON

When: August 24, 25, 26,  2018.

Spend your weekend in Winona to enjoy the wonderful local peaches at a free festival. Rides, entertainment, food, and tasty peach sundaes will guarantee you a great time at this fun-filled event. Visit the Winona Peach Festival website for more details.

Supercrawl 2018

Location: James Street North, Hamilton, ON, CA

When: September 14, 2018, to September 16, 2018.

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of Autumn by visiting Supercrawl in the heart of downtown Hamilton. Support local Hamiltonians at this wonderful festival filled with art, culture, entertainment, and great food. Visit the City of Hamilton’s website for more details.

Apple Festival 2018

Location: 77 King St. W., Stoney Creek, ON, CA, L8G 5E5

When: September 29, 2018

End off your summer with the perfect event- a pancake breakfast, games, pumpkin decorating, demonstrations, and entertainment at Battlefield Park. Participate in the Battlefield Bake-Off for a chance to win. Visit the City of Hamilton’s website for more details.

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