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2018 Dundas Cactus Festival

in Hamont/Music & Art

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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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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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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Big Wreck

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Get Ready to Rock! Big Wreck’s Canadian/US shows are selling out fast! Big Wreck makes one stop in Hamilton on February 10th at FirstOntario Concert Hall. Tickets start @ $32.50. Platinum! Their 1997 album “In Loving Memory of” went platinum 2 times! Add thousands of fans (Wreckers) and four great albums since, makes Feb. 10th…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Hamilton’s Beautiful Waterfront

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What’s on the Waterfront? Just 10 minutes north of downtown Hamilton the Lake Ontario Waterfront is easy to get to by Bay Street or James Street North. Restored lakeside parks offer sweeping water views and relaxing green spaces to explore and connect with the natural beauty. The 7.5 km Waterfront Trail is a broad, paved path…

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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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