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What is going on in Hamilton, Ontario? Check out this list of festivals: film, music, food, theatre, art and family-friendly festivals. If it is happening in Hamilton, it is listed here.

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A train festival for the young and young at heart! Train rides, Niagara Railway Museum exhibit, wine tasting, train rides featuring our new train route through the waterways, orchards and vineyard. Fun for the kids includes face painting, bouncy fun, craft time and scavenger hunt.
Purchase tickets in advance, space is limited.
Tickets $10 per person in advance (before Friday at 4pm), $12 at the door.


Train Crazy Fun for the young and young at heart!
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Greek Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Melrose United Church @ Homewood and Locke Street
(86 Homewood Avenue)
Advance ticket sales only
$30.00 adult, $12.00 child 5 - 12 years, under 5 free
Cash bar
Silent Auction over 40 items including certificates, artwork, jewellery, signed memorbilia
Tickets seating for dinner. Purchase early!


Opalicious! Greek Dinner & Silent Auction
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It’s that time of year again! Starting Saturday, April 26, the City of Hamilton’s Public Works Department is hosting compost giveaway events at Public Works locations across the city.

Simply bring your own buckets, shovel, and elbow grease to any of our compost giveaway events. These events run on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., while quantities last.

Saturday April 26, 2014
501 Shaver Road, Ancaster
161 Studholme Road, Hamilton

Saturday May 3, 2014
308 Rymal Road East, Hamilton
330 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton

Saturday May 10, 2014
1301 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton
349 Jones Road, Stoney Creek

* The Upper Ottawa location also has compost available from April 28 to
May 9 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) while quantities last.

Residents are encouraged to bring a monetary donation to all Saturday events in support of the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton.


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Jun 03
Returning to Hamilton for the 3rd year, 100in1Day is a global festival celebrating citizen-driven action taking place on June 3, 2017. Visit hamilton.100in1day.ca or @100in1dayham!



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Join the festivities on Saturday, June 3, 2017, as McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation hosts the 6th annual MacKids Walk & Wheel for Miracles!

We’re pleased to have Mercedes-Benz Burlington return as the presenting partner for this family-friendly event. We invite you to bring your family, friends, colleagues and sidekicks to help raise $200,000 in support of McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Pier 4 Park (64 Leander Drive, Hamilton)

In partnership with the Hamilton Police Service and Hamilton Public Health, the event includes:

• Lil’ Tikes on Trikes Bike Ride for ages two to five;
• Wonders on Wheels Bike Ride for ages six to 10;
• Trailblazers five-kilometre walk for all ages

Every registrant will also receive FREE access to Miraclefest, featuring a BBQ lunch, inflatable bouncers, photo booth, Teddy Bear Hospital and many more family-friendly attractions.

Schedule of Events
9:00 a.m. – Check-in/Registration Opens
9:45 a.m. – Announcements
10:00 a.m. – Lil’ Tikes on Trikes Bike Ride
10:30 a.m. – Wonders on Wheels Bike Ride
11:00 a.m. – Trailblazers 5 Km Walk
11:00 a.m. – Miraclefest Begins/Teddy Bear Hospital Opens
12:30 p.m. – Prize and Trophy Awards
2:00 p.m. – Event Ends



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Park your car and make the streets your playground!

This year’s Open Streets Hamilton includes over 2 kilometres of car-free roads for pedestrians, cyclists, scooters, skateboards, wheelchairs, games, activities and more!

10AM-5PM
James Street North (King St to Guise St)

Featuring:
NEW SECTION! James North between York & King
James Street North closed to cars from north side of King & James to Guise St (see map for more details)
YWCA Hamilton’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (LiUNA Station)
Open to the Core music stage and arts event at King William Street!
Pathways to Peace (1-4pm at the Lister Block)

Get involved!
Join us on the street
Run an activity or become an exhibitor
Volunteer with us.
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Open Streets Hamilton is a community-based partnership dedicated to promoting active, healthy and inclusive lifestyles by temporarily transforming streets into a shared space for everyone to experience.

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One of Canada's largest free showcases of contemporary art and music featuring top recording artists in concert and workshops. This is a family oriented event.
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The Mad Hatter and the Mad Pride Hamilton Organizing Committee cordially invite you and your friends to tea.

What: A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in celebration of Mad Pride Hamilton

When: Saturday, July 27th from 1-5pm (tea at 1, open mic at 2)

Where: First Pilgrim United Church / 200 Main Street East, Hamilton

Who: All Mad people, consumer/survivors, people with lived experience or labeled with ‘mental illness’, those who experience distress/visions/voices/alternative realities/extreme states, and friends/supporters

Cost: FREE!

What to bring:
Your wackiest hat – or make one when you get here
A tea cup – if you can
Your creativity
Your laughter (and tears)
Your pride (and shame)
Your poetry, music, art, humour, ideas to share during an open mic
Collage materials
Tummy room for snacks!

If you’re a consumer/survivor and would like to request table space at our Mad Market to sell/display your artwork, crafts, knitting, buttons, blog info, peer support group brochure, etc., please contact us as soon as possible by emailing mad.pride.hamilton@gmail.com or leaving a voicemail message at 647-931-7563.

mad.pride.hamilton@gmail.com / 647-931-7563
@MadPrideHammer
Facebook: Mad Pride Hamilton
Join and share the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/643543019008834
madpridehamilton.tumblr.com

Please help spread the word!

Submit to our zine: www.facebook.com/events/248509838623904/.

Do you want to join our Mad Pride Hamilton Organizing Committee to help us plan? Or perhaps you can spare some time on or before July 27 to volunteer? Email us.

Mad Pride has been celebrated around the world for over 20 years. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mad Pride Toronto (July 8-14) – and the first year of celebrations in a number of other Canadian cities including Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Hamilton!

The Mad Pride Hamilton Organizing Committee is a group of local community members - self-identifying Mad (as in madness, not an acronym) people and our supporters. It was struck in May 2013 by Hamilton members of the Mad Students Society (www.madstudentsociety.com / www.facebook.com/MadStudentSociety), a national peer support group of students who have experienced the psychiatric system that has been meeting bimonthly at McMaster since September 2012. (Next meeting: July 2nd. Email outreach@madstudentsociety.com to join.)

Mad Pride is an arts, culture, and heritage festival created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, mad people, and folks the world has labeled ‘mentally ill’ to celebrate our lives and community (www.madprideto.com).
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Hamilton's annual street festival with fun for the whole family. Walk the Locke between Hunter and Herkimer Streets and enjoy one of Hamilton's best kept secrets. With over 60 merchants and services the street offers a selection of antiques, collectibles, style, decor and delicious food from our cafes, bars and tea room. Over 75 outside vendors showing an eclectic assortment of wares. Enjoy free local musical entertainment, BBQ's, children's play areas, performers and special events.
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18th Annual Food Drive for Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank - bring a non-perishable donation and receive a free corn on the cob (buttered) also featuring entertainment all day, food, and all free childrens' entertainment, free face painting, free childrens games, ree horse & buggy rides, free inflatable jumpers, Mountain Kidz Klub Kids zone plus a whole lot more


18th Annual Celebration
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The AGH World Film Festival showcases the best in innovative international and Canadian cinema. The Festival provides the movie-loving public in Hamilton (and beyond) access to some of the most critically acclaimed films, filmmakers and emerging talent.


Art Gallery of Hamilton World Film Festival
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During our debut year, the Hamilton Film Expo will feature some amazing exhibitors from all aspects of the filmmaking world, special guests and panel discussions, surprise performances and super cool short films!


The Hamilton Film Expo will run alongside the 10th annual Hamilton Film Festival, a separate event but we are working with them to offer their delegates something amazing to do during the day while they await their evening screenings.

All eyes will be on Hamilton this November, 2015

Hamilton Ontario Canada has one of the fastest growing arts scenes. We have been involved in many aspects to help grow, connect and promote within the community for over 20 years. We know, and love, this city and are proud to bring this event! We would be honoured if you would join us!



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Hamilton Kids-Fest offers great Family Day weekend fun
80,000+ square feet of inflatables, shows, shopping, laughs & museum fun!

What: Hamilton Kids-Fest -- Canada's largest indoor inflatable festival returns on Family Day Weekend! Blown up and ready for play will be some of North America's largest indoor inflatable rides. Kids will jump, bounce, slide, crawl and laugh their way through the day.

All this, in addition to shows, interactive activities, games, crafts, character meet-and-greets, full access to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and more! Geared toward children 12 and under, this weekend will be chalked full of entertainment!

Included with your admission will be a number of activities and stage shows:
• Unlimited all day rides on North America’s largest indoor inflatables
• Meet Dusty Crophopper – Star of Disney Planes
• Hands On Exotics – Stage Shows
• Kids entertainers
• Children’s Market Place
• Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum exhibits and more!

And for a little extra fee, kids can enjoy:
• Petting Zoo by Hands On Exotics
• Carnival games
• Face painting
• Glitter Tattoos
• Ceramic make-it & take-it

When: Saturday, February 18 10-5pm
Sunday, February 19 10-5pm
Monday, February 20 9-5pm (Family Day)

Where: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – 9280 Airport Road, Hamilton, ON L0R 1W0

Cost: Kids all-day wristbands (includes rides & admission): $25 (incl. tax), Adults $10.00 (incl. tax),
Free parking

Web: www.Kids-Fest.ca

Media contact: Gina Downes - Tel: 905-779-0422 - Email: Gina@Kids-Fest.ca
www.Kids-Fest.ca



Hamilton Kids-Fest 2017
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What: Hamilton Kids-Fest -- Canada's largest indoor inflatable festival returns on Family Day Weekend! Blown up and ready for play will be some of North America's largest indoor inflatable rides. Kids will jump, bounce, slide, crawl and laugh their way through the day.

All this, in addition to shows, interactive activities, games, crafts, character meet-and-greets, full access to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and more! Geared toward children 12 and under, this weekend will be chalked full of entertainment!

Included with your admission will be a number of activities and stage shows:
• The Urban Zoo
• Suzie Sunshine – children’s entertainer
• Juggle Magic - Magic and juggling shows
• Kids entertainers
• Children’s Market Place
• Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum exhibits and more!

And for a little extra fee, kids can enjoy:
• Carnival games
• Face painting
• Ceramic make-it & take-it

When: Saturday, February 15 10-5pm
Sunday, February 16 10-5pm
Monday, February 17 9-5pm (Family Day)

Where: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – 9280 Airport Road, Hamilton, ON L0R 1W0

Cost:
• Kids all-day wristbands (includes rides & admission): $18 (incl. tax).
• Adults $10.00 (incl. tax)
• Free parking

Web: www.Kids-Fest.ca


Media contact: Gina Downes
Tel: 905-779-0422
Email: Gina@Kids-Fest.ca
www.Kids-Fest.ca
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Celebrate the simple pleasures of eating, drinking and music amongst great company in a fun environment.

Experience an exciting variety of wines, beers, and culinary sensations created by some of the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara Regions' most popular restaurants, breweries and wineries. Enjoy some of the region's top entertainers.

The Hamilton, Halton and Niagara Region has become Canada's hottest place to live, play and vacation. The region boasts numerous great restaurants, wineries, Craft brewers, nightclubs, live theatre, entertainers, natural wonders and sporting events of every kind.

So, come and enjoy what the region has to offer and don't be surprised when some asks you....what's on your plate?


Food & Drink Fest
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This event, also known as 'GritLit', brings together established and emerging Canadian literary talents in a multi-day reading and writing extravaganza. The schedule features sessions that cover numerous different genres, including sports, children's, international and political literature, as well as live poetry reading events.
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Come and experience an exciting variety of local and international wines & spirits, craft beers, and culinary treats created by some of the Hamilton, Burlington & Niagara Regions' most popular restaurants, breweries & wineries. Enjoy terrific live musical entertainment, fun informative cooking demonstrations all in one convenient and central location! FREE PARKING

19+ event



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