The summer season is officially in the city and it’s time to celebrate! With so many activities happening this weekend, the most difficult decision you’ll have to make is choosing how to spend your time.
This weekend the Hamilton Community Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting you to enjoy our city. On Saturday, June 28th over 40 recreation, conservation and cultural centres will be free and open to the public. For a detailed list of venue information, click here.
The festival season in Hamilton kicks off this weekend with It’s Your Festival at Gage Park. This family friendly event includes food vendors, art and crafts, a youth talent search, the Hamilton Spectator Spelling Bee contest, and so much more. The festival will have five stages for entertainment including Hamilton bands like Harlan Pepper; Tom Wilson will be performing with both Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, and Lee Harvey Osmond. Find a complete list of all performers and show times on the program listings web page.
The Oh Canada Ribfest knows that there is nothing like a summer barbecue to get you in the spirit of the season. The festival is celebrating its 5th year, and is located at Memorial Park in Waterdown. You can enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, movies in the park, fireworks, and ribs, of course!
The City of Hamilton will be celebrating Canada Day at Bayfront and Pier 4 parks. You can enjoy more than ten of Ontario’s finest food trucks, live entertainment, face painting and balloonists. The celebration will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 with a fireworks display at the end of the night. For more details about this special event, click here.
Are you looking for a way to stay up-to-date with news and events in the city? The Mohawk College Library has online access to newspaper databases including the Hamilton Spectator and Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies. If you are looking for magazines or journals, the library offers online access through the e-journal portal. You can search for specific titles, or browse the collection by subject.