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Best Hamilton Patios

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Patio Hopping! It is not too late to check out Hamilton’s great patios this summer/fall! Try a new spot in town! Whatever you’re looking for-Hamilton has it! People watching, waterfront views, intimate settings, loungey rooftops,  garden terraces, lively parties! Gown & Gavel/24 Hess St! Gown & Gavel has the biggest Hamilton patio and a lively…

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2018 Dundas Cactus Festival

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Coming Soon! Mark your calendars! The 43rd annual Cactus Festival in Downtown Dundas! Friday August 17 6pm-10:30pm Saturday August 18 10am-10:30pm Sunday August 19 11am-4pm Four stages of entertainment include the Festival Patio Main Stage (Memorial Square and Hatt St), the King and Albert Stage (at King & Albert), the Family Fun Stage (King & Market)…

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Brott Music Festival

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Brott Music Festival! Hamilton has the immense good fortune to be home to the Brott Music Festival! Internationally renowned conductor Boris Brott created this unique non profit in 1988! BMF describes itself as a “full time orchestral music festival with world class soloists.” Brott Music Festival is dedicated to excellence and performing an eclectic range…

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Take a Tour

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Beer Wine and Cider Tours! Redback Travel offers their Original Hamilton Beer Tours. Four scheduled tours include Beer & Cider, Niagara Falls Beer & Wine, and 2 different Hamilton Brewery tours. You can get a group together and set up your own tour itinerary. Beer Tours Hamilton offers their own popular tours of local breweries, wineries and…

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Hack the City

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Hack the City! We want to add our appreciation and congratulations to Hack the City for a successful year culminating in their May 2018 awards event! McMaster students are innovating for the City of Hamilton! Hack the City is an ambitious, non-profit created to connect McMaster students and the City of Hamilton—working together to find solutions…

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Hamilton Bike Share

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Ride To Work Day! Monday, May 28, 2018 is Ride to Work Day in Hamilton! At 7:15am bicycle riders will meet up at Gage Park and group-ride to City Hall! Meanwhile, biking enthusiasts will gather at City Hall from 7am-9am to network, meet vendors and fuel up with coffee and donuts! Four Years and Growing!…

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Hamilton Victory Gardens

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Gardening for our Neighbors! More than 350 Hamilton Victory Gardens Volunteers grow food every summer for our community! The 18 urban garden sites are located throughout the city, giving easy assess for helpers to stop by. The season begins in February in the greenhouse, moves to planting in May and harvesting through November! All urban…

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Cinco de Mayo Hamilton Style

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5 Top Picks for 5/5! Saturday, May 5th is Cinco de Mayo in Hamilton! Cinco de Mayo 2018 offers a huge diversity of 5/5 ways to celebrate around town! Saturday’s events include music, comedy, sports, tours, nature, fairs, and more! Here are just 5! Check Hamilton Rising FB Events to see more! Open Doors Hamilton…

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Hamilton Earth Day 2018

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Join Earth Day Activities! The coming weekend celebrates 2018 Earth Day! In Hamilton there are many ways to be involved. You can join a cleanup around your own neighborhood, or check into one of the many volunteer activities organized by Hamilton groups. Volunteer CleanUps! The Stinson Community Association is meeting up on April 21st to…

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Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club

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Hiking the Bruce Trail in Hamilton! After a long winter, are you ready to get outside and explore? The local Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail offers the perfect opportunity with 122.5 km of the Bruce Trail plus numerous side trail hikes. The local Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club hosts a variety of guided hikes, from…

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Humble Bee Inc

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Busy Beekeepers!  Humble Bee partners Luc Peters and Dan Douma are busy year round! During these winter months they host beekeeping workshops at the Cotton Factory. Between December and June they have 10 workshops scheduled with several already sold out. Workshop topics cover equipment choices, learning all about bees and honey, queen rearing, working the…

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Mustard Seed Co-op

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Hamilton’s Community Grocery Market!  Everyone is invited to shop at the Mustard Seed! Hamilton’s Co-op is committed to being a welcoming, community grocery market—open to all. Stop in to buy local fresh fruit and vegetables in season, and organic imports during winter.  Mustard Seed is a full service grocery stocking food from over 230 producers.…

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541 Eatery & Exchange

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Buttons Buttons! 541 Eatery & Exchange is a welcoming cafe in a beautiful space! You’ll find wooden harvest tables, chalkboard menus, historic charm, yummy bakery treats and healthy, affordable comfort food. 541 is in a former Bank of Montreal space, but the currency in this cafe is buttons. You’ll see a “Button Bank” Jar containing…

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Hamilton Fringe

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Summer Extravaganza! Hamilton’s 15th annual Fringe Festival will be July 19-29, 2018! Forty theatre companies will be performing over 300 live shows. Downtown venues include Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton Theatre Inc, Mills Hardware, The Players Guild, Staircase Cafe Theatre, Artword Artbar, Factory Media Centre, b contemporary gallery and Evergreen Cityworks. Performers and audience members often meet…

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Merry Farms

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Christmas Trees! Heads up for procrastinators, don’t wait! Last year Merry Farms sold out by December 12th! If you’re cutting your own tree the weekend entrance fee is waived. Otherwise it is $5/person on weekends. You’ll find Balsam and Fraser Firs ranging in size from 6′ to as big as 15′. Merry sells a tree…

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Pokeh

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Poke Bowl Cravings! Once we tried Pokeh, we were hooked! True fans daydream about our next poke bowl lunch! Ordering your first bowl is easy with the super friendly help from the staff. Your bowl has a base of freshly cooked white rice, brown rice or cucumber noodles. Add your choice of protein, then amazing…

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Hamilton Makers’ Market

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A Special Creative Community! Local artists and artisans join together in this juried community marketplace! Makers’ Market celebrates a 10 year anniversary! Makers’ Market started as a community outreach program of Christ’s Church Cathedral. The Market supports smaller scale artists as an integral part of the James St N Arts District Neighborhood! When and Where…

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The Kitchen Collective Co-op

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Hamilton’s Culinary Co-op! The Kitchen Collective is a local success story! Hamilton food entrepreneurs are sharing this modern commercial kitchen! Collective member Ramped Up Catering  prepares the food for weddings and events. The Winged Bean  cooks and delivers healthy vegan meals to customer homes. Co-op member, The Mindfull Kitchen  sells their grab and go snacks, granola mixes…

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Vintage Soul Geek

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Curated Vintage! Whether you’re a vintage fan or not sure if you are, Vintage Soul Geek is so fun to visit! Owners Connie and Nikki Bulajic gather mint fashion classics from the past for us to enjoy! This creative couple have been vintage curators since 2011 and recently opened their new shop at 279 King…

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Steeltown Garage Co.

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Expresso and Motorcycles! Steeltown Garage is a unique Hamilton espresso bar, retail shop and motorcycle hang out. You’ll find cool riding gear, leather jackets, boots and gloves, “free spirits never die” tees, vests, shirts, hats, books and art! Steeltown is also a music/art venue! At the expresso bar, you’ll get a perfect cup of organic,…

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Hamilton Film Festival 2017

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November 4-12, 2017! Hamilton Film Festival invites everybody to see a film this November! HFF presents the “best of the best” juried films for Hamilton movie fans! 2017 is all about Music!  Nathan Fleet and his band rock HFF opening night on November 4th at The Zoetic! HFF November 11th event is a celebration of heavy…

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Hamilton Fashion Week

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2017 Hamilton Fashion Week! It’s here! October 21-22, 2017!  HFW is a full weekend of inspiring runway shows! Event organizers,  amazing designers, and all participants have been busy, getting ready for this weekend since the popular 2016 Hamilton Fashion Week. Successful HFW casting calls for models drew so many talented entries! HFW scouts traveled throughout Ontario…

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True Hamiltonian

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Max Francis! Max Francis adopted the City of Hamilton 20 years ago and is a true Hamiltonian! Max is an activist for positivity! Negativity about Hamilton bothered Max, so he made the first True Hamiltonian tee shirt for himself to proclaim his personal hometown pride. Chefs, artists, brewers, musicians, athletes, the city and citizens were…

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My Dog’s Cafe & Bar

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Dogs Welcome! Local dog owners are celebrating this special Cafe at 229 Locke St S! Out of town visitors have heard the news and stopped by, too! This friendly Cafe encourages you to bring your dog with you for coffee, lunch, and treats!  If you don’t have a dog, you are invited to stop in…

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The Assembly Gallery

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Hamilton’s Arts District! The Assembly Gallery, at 4 Cannon St E,  is in the heart of the James St N Arts District. The September Supercrawl and monthly James St N Artcrawl celebrate creativity!  The Assembly Gallery opened in the former Hundred Dollar Gallery on November 11, 2016, adding this unique artists collective to Hamilton’s thriving…

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Bikeables

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Five Star Delivery! Local customers love Bikeables friendly service, prices, convenience and products! Word is spreading about the “buy local, have it delivered” Bikeables motto! Bikeables started bicycle delivery in August 2016, and officially launched in downtown Hamilton, select Mountain areas, Ancaster and Dundas in June 2017. Bikeables is a grocery and food delivery service…

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Collective Arts Brewing

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Putting Hamilton Craft Beer on the Map! Ontario based Collective Arts Brewing embraces a grass roots tradition at their local brewery in Hamilton.  This “made in Hamilton” Collective Arts craft beer continues to grow in popularity, as they pour and sell at events and stores in Canada, New England and New York State. Lucky beer…

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Wick’d Wax Creations

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The Ottawa Street Chandler. Wes Fletcher is a Hamilton Chandler, studying to become one of 3 Master Chandlers in Canada. You’ll find his hand-poured, hand-dipped candle creations at Wick’d Wax, on 203 Ottawa St N. Loyal customers can find Wick’d candles on Ottawa St plus 40 other Canadian retail shops who love Wick’d candles, too!…

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Earls Court Gallery

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Art on Ottawa St N! Next time you’re on Ottawa Street, come right into this welcoming gallery! You’ll be inspired by the changing exhibits of contemporary work by local and national artists, as well as, classic historical pieces. Earls is celebrating their 8th year on Ottawa St this September, moving here in 2009. What’s Inside?…

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Locke Street Festival

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2017 Festival A Success! Saturday was a perfect day on Locke Street! The sun was out, the crowds were big, the food plentiful and yummy, the vendor stalls diverse and inspiring, and the music was amazing! Some visitors were so happy about it, after getting home they came back again later for a second time!…

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Brown Dog Bootleg Cafe

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Take a Break at Brown Dog! Next time you’re walking down Locke Street, stop into Brown Dog for an in-house brewed coffee and their signature apple fritters. Relax in the friendly, inviting space with the soaring, wood ceilings.  If the Brown Dog building looks like a converted church, it is. Today 211 Locke Street is…

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Bread Bar Restaurant and Pizzeria

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A Seriously Local Favorite! Stopping into Bread Bar Restautant and Pizzeria, you’ll likely see neighbors already there, enjoying Bread Bar’s creative, “seasonally inspired” food! Customer reviewers love the food and applaud the service! You can find Bread Bar at two locations, one at 258 Locke Street S in Hamilton and the second in Guelph at 10…

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OM

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Yoga Time! After your active summer hiking, biking, and swimming outdoors, start planning to take care of yourself and your body this fall and winter. If you missed joining Summer Yoga in the Park, make this your Yoga Time now as you move indoors! OM has Inspiration and Gear! OM on Locke St S has…

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Supercrawl 2017

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  It’s Here! September 8-10  Supercrawl is here! 2017 is predicted to be even bigger than 2016! Crowd estimates for last year say 200,000 people attended, and more are expected this year! A voluntary poll among last years “Supercrawlers” (that’s a thing now) found that almost 70% who answered the poll had been to one…

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Honest Meat Co.

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Your Neighborhood Butcher. If you haven’t been to The Honest Meat Company yet, you are in for a treat! Honest Meat opened at 182 Ottawa St N in July and has been winning customers with their personal service and locally sourced meats. Honest’s head butcher, Dave, can tell you which area farm your meat comes…

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The Burnt Tongue

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Supercrawl and The Burnt Tongue The Burnt Tongue on 10 Cannon Street had its grand opening during Supercrawl September 13, 2014! Since then, it’s grown a huge following of loyal regulars and expanded into a second location at 182 Locke St S.  This year The Burnt Tongue has done renovations to both spots and is…

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Boon Burger is Coming

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Opening in Hamilton on November 1st! If you’re already a fan of Boon Burger Cafe, you’ll be happy to hear their new cafe is opening on Ottawa Street North! Boon’s popular and successful cafes have been serving their 100% plant based menu for 7 years! Boon Burger’s creative menu shows that vegan cuisine is delicious for…

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Mid Century Modern/Vintage/Retro Furniture

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Where can I Find Mid Century Furniture? If you’re thinking about buying furniture and love the mid century look, there are two traditional furniture stores in Stoney Creek that may have what you’re looking for.  Urban Barn is located at 1807 Stone Church Road E #6003.  Stoney Creek Furniture at 395 Lewis Road also offers…

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Gage Park Active Fun!

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It’s All Happening at Gage Park! Gage Park, at 1000 Main St E,  is the neighborhood green space for this east Hamilton community. Park regulars play tennis, and baseball and shuffleboard, photograph the iconic fountain, team up for lawn bowling, take a relaxing walk, share a picnic, ride the cycling pump track, enjoy the playgrounds,…

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Hamilton City of Waterfalls

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Hamilton’s 100+ Waterfalls! Most locals know that Hamilton used to be called “Steel City”, but do you know about Chris Ecklund? In 2008 Ecklund happened upon several photos of local waterfalls. Others had been documenting Hamilton waterfalls, but few people were aware of their work. Chris Ecklund turned the spotlight on this local, dramatic natural…

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Celebrate Farmcrawl Hamilton!

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Have You Been on a Farmcrawl? What is a farmcrawl?  Hamilton Farm families invite you to tour and learn about their farms!  2017 marks the 6th year FarmCrawl Hamilton has organized a summer of tour events at local farms!  The calendar of summer tours includes animals, flowers, garden plants, food, honey, weaving, wine.  Check the…

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Hamilton Culture Days

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2017 Culture Days Canada Culture Days Canada has been a national celebration of arts and culture since 2010. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers, artists, cultural creators, supporters, and admirers participate and share activities during the 3 day event.  September 29, 30 and October 1st are the dates for 2017 Culture Days Canada. 2017 Culture Days…

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