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Artist Of The Week: Charissa

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Charissa is a singer/songwriter from Burlington, Ontario with an old soul and powerful vocals. The Canadian artist has a unique vibe that blends an authentic country sound with eclectic multi-genre influences. Charissa is passionate about performing live and has most notably graced the stage of the Sound of Music Festival, City of Burlington Canada Day Festivities,…

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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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Hillside Festival 2018

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Hillside is an alternative festival for the musically and culturally adventurous! Now in its 35th year, Hillside Festival has announced its lineup for this summer’s gathering of music, art, dance, and food at the one and only Guelph Lake Island from July 13-15, 2018. This year there are over 70 performers representing a wide variety…

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Fridge Door Live Theatre Company

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Original Musical Theatre! Fridge Door Live Theatre Company is back in town this month to premiere their new original musical! Check out “Short of 30” on June 9th at The Core Church, 616 Main St E. There are 2 Saturday performances before the show tour moves on to London. “Short of 30”–What’s the Story? This original musical…

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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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Hamilton-City of The Arts

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The Arts In Everyday Life! We are celebrating an important story of Hamilton life today! As we look around we realize that the arts have become a normal part of our everyday lives! We can browse pop up art shows on our neighborhood sidewalk and find handmade crafts at our town farmers market. Local musicians…

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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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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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Hamilton Arts Council

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Hamilton’s Vibrant Arts Scene! In Hamilton we love the local arts scene! We may not fully appreciate one of the local organizations helping to make it all happen. The Hamilton Arts Council works behind the scenes, advocating for local artists and expanding community accessibility to the arts! Making the Connections! The Arts Council builds artist/community…

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The Painted Bench

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Creativity on Ottawa Street! The Painted Bench, at 208 Ottawa St N, encourages everyone to express their creativity!  Whether you’re interested in updating an old dresser, adding a welcome sign to your door or stenciling your walls, the Painted Bench has you covered. The Bench stocks all the supplies you’ll need, and offers the workshops…

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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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Art Gallery of Hamilton

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Hamilton is an Art Town! Our Hamilton community celebrates local arts!  Supporting art enriches Hamilton life with festivals, and inspiring public art in our schools, businesses, parks and streets. Art Tourists to Hamilton eat and shop at restaurants and stores. Hamilton businesses embrace local artwork in their workplaces and products. The Art Gallery of Hamilton.…

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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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Rust City Brewery

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Rust City Brewery  (rustcitybrewery.com) Whether you love coffee, beer or both you’ll find Rust City, at 27 King William St, a unique combination of urban coffee house, creative restaurant, and craft beer brew pub. Plans are in the works for an onsite brewery. Sunday Jazz Brunch at Rust City is a popular place to be…

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Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

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A Visit to Fieldcote Museum is a Special Treat! You can find the Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum in Ancaster just off Wilson St at 64 Sulphur Springs Rd.  The museum is open year round on Tuesday- Saturday afternoons from 1-5pm.  The lovely gardens are always open to visit, and special events and classes are…

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Dundas Cactus Festival 2017

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The Dundas Cactus Festival is a 42 Year Tradition! In 2017, the “Dundas Cactus Festival” was celebrated August 17,18,19 and 20.  With 4 performance stages, there was music for every fan.  The Family Fun Stage featured performing dogs, and extreme bike and skateboarding demos.  In addition to music, extreme sports and performing dogs, there was…

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August Live Music Scene

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The Live Music Scene in Hamilton Rocks August! Free weekend festivals like “Festival of Friends” in Gage Park,  the “Dundas Cactus Festival”, and the “Winona Peach Festival” highlight local music!   Many area Farmers Markets, including Ancaster, Waterdown Village and Ottawa Street, feature live music in addition to August peaches, veggies and local food. Concession…

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Brewed in Hamilton – The Local Craft Beer Scene

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Hamilton Craft Brewers  Collective Arts Brewing (collectiveartsbrewing.com) Locals and tourists are excited about Hamilton Craft Beer!  Beer lovers seek out Collective Arts Brewing on Burlington St East, near the Waterfront.  Collective Arts features a large onsite brewery, store, tasting room and gallery.  Daily tours and a full schedule of events make Collective Arts a popular…

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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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Experience Downtown Hamilton!

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It’s Happening Now!  The Downtown Hamilton Revitalization!  Work, Eat, Live Downtown People living and working downtown are energized about the ongoing progress happening in the city centre. The downtown core is an officially designated City of Hamilton “Business Improvement Area”.  Downtown business owners joined together forming a non profit organization with more than 600 members…

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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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