Events in Hamilton – Summer 2019

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This page contains an outline of various events in Hamilton happening over the Summer of 2019, from music to visual arts and more, in order to ensure that your Summer in Hamilton is full of fun activities.

Concrete Canvas Art Festival
Friday, Jul. 12 1:00 p.m.-Sunday, Jul. 14 11:30 p.m.
  • The Concrete Canvas Art Festival takes place over a weekend. Local artists from Hamilton as well as famed artists from around the world create murals on various locations throughout the city. The murals will cover many blank areas around Hamilton, therefore both making the city as a whole more visually appealing, as well as inspire new artists. Furthermore, the event is endorsed by the city. 


Farm Crawl Hamilton
Saturday, Jul. 13/Saturday, Aug. 17, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • The Farm Crawl intends to educate the public about farms, and also provide a genuine experience. There are many farms available to explore, and you can plan your day before you go, and decide which ones you want to visit. Also, all of the farms have a completely different specialty, from berries, to lavenders, to even alpacas. The event is non-profit, and thus ticket proceeds go to the marketing and operating of the Farm Crawl.
Rockin’ the Waterfront
Every Wednesday, 5:00-8:00 PM
Pier 4 Park, 64 Leander Drive
  • Rockin’ the Waterfront is held every Wednesday (unless other events in Hamilton are taking place at Pier 4 Park at the time) and features an evening of vintage cars and live music. Every week has a different theme for vehicles, as well as different musicians performing, so every week is a new experience. 
Music in the City
Every Thursday until Aug. 29, Varying Times
  • Hamilton’s music scene grows larger every day, and the Music in the City festival provides performers with an opportunity to display their talent. It also allows producers to organize shows and find new talent. However, of course, the main appeal is for music fans to enjoy a night of local artists. A wide variety of performers are present, so you’ll never be bored with the same genre. A wide variety of vendors and shops are also present at the event. 
Hamilton Fringe
Festival Wednesday, Jul. 17-Sunday, Jul. 28 8:00 p.m.
Gore Park, 1 Hughson Street South
  • The Hamilton Fringe Festival takes place in Downtown Hamilton, over the course of 12 days. The festival is dedicated to performance arts, with this summer, in particular, offering a record 58 companies that provide music, dance, comedy, theater, and much more. Also, the amount of individual performances adds up to over 400, ensuring that everyone will be entertained for the duration of the event.


Def Leppard with guests Tesla
Saturday, Jul. 20 7:00 p.m.
First Ontario Center, 101 York Blvd
  • Legendary British rock group Def Leppard performs with special guests American rock group Tesla as part of their tour across Canada. Many of Def Leppard’s, as well as Tesla’s most iconic songs will be performed, thereby making this event a must go for any fans of either band, or fans of rock music in general. 


Festival of Friends
Friday, Aug. 2-Sunday Aug. 4 12:00 p.m.
Gage Park, 1000 Main St E
  • The Festival of Friends is an outdoor music, art, and crafts festival. The festival has been a tradition since all the way back in 1976, making it one of the longest lasting events in Hamilton. 


2019 Hamilton Water Lantern Festival
Saturday, Aug. 3 6:00-10:30 p.m.
Pier 4 Park, 64 Leander Drive
  • The Water Lantern Festival is one of the most gorgeous events in Hamilton. Before the lanterns are launched, starting in the evening, visitors can enjoy a few hours of food trucks, and entertainment. Later, when the time comes, everyone design their own lantern. The lanterns are then set off into the water with thousands of others, lighting up the water, and creating a gorgeous display. Also, the lanterns are made from rice paper and wood, making them completely biodegradable and safe for the lake. 


Hamilton Art Crawl
Friday, Aug. 9 4:00-11:00 p.m.
James Street North
  • On the second Friday of every month, James Street North becomes the host of one of the most busy events in Hamilton; the Art Crawl. The Art Crawl features a presentation of not only some of the city’s best art and music, but also food and shops. Generally, galleries, studios, stores, and restaurants remain open late, and welcome the many visitors who arrive every month. 


Dundas Cactus Festival
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 to Sunday, Aug. 18 2019
King St W, Dundas
  • The Dundas Cactus Festival takes place on the third weekend of every August. There is a parade on Thursday evening, before the festival starts. Afterward, from Friday to Sunday, there are live musicians, buskers, arts & crafts, games, vendors and even some charity gambling. 


2019 Hope Annual Picnic
Sunday, Aug. 18, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Confederation Beach Park, Edgewater Pavilion, 680 Waterfront Trail
  • The Hope Picnic has been one of many traditional events in Hamilton for 7 years now. Enjoy a day of delicious food, in addition to sports, biking, games, water-activities, gifts, and much more.


2019 Hamilton Latino Festival
Sunday, Aug. 18, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
T.B. McQuesten Community Park, 1199 Upper Wentworth St
  • The Latino festival provides visitors with an intro to many different aspects of Latino culture, such as games, food, music, and more. Compared to to other events in Hamilton, the Latino Festival is one of the more unique ones, being a nice change of pace from the traditional art shows.


2019 Winona Peach Festival
Friday, Aug. 23 5:00-11:00 p.m., Aug. 24 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Aug. 25 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
1328 Barton St, Stoney Creek
  • The Winona Peach Festival is one of the many events in Hamilton that truly everyone can enjoy. The amount of activities present at the event is enormous, in particular there is a commercial area featuring a large variety of vendors. Besides shopping, there is also arts and crafts within the treed area, and a car show featuring 40 vehicles. A Midway put on by Robertson Amusements featuring rides and games, in addition to a free entertainment stage ensures that children will not get bored. However, the main attraction is the food court, featuring a plethora of peach dishes, including cobblers and pies, and most notably festival’s famous peach sundae.