Another busy week in Hamilton with lots of fun for all ages, indoors and out. We’ve narrowed the list of this weekend’s special events into this list.
The Canadian International Military Tattoo
Saturday & Sunday – 2-1/2 hours of stirring music, dancing, pipes & drums and military displays AND a commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the 1812-1814 War; the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (WR); along with International Guest Performers. Visit Hamilton and join thousands at Copps Coliseum for this signature event. Show times: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Ontario Festival of Cider
Saturday – Puddicombe Cider presents the Ontario Festival of Cider! Featuring 11 of Ontario’s finest cider producers on display for sampling and Q&A. Plus, LIVE country music all day featuring Doc Walker, Stellas, Marshall Dane, Tara Oram, Jason Blaine and Lindsay Broughton! Click here for more details.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Hamilton’s adventure festival returns for a 3rd year with more ways to have fun. Geocaching, jousting, the Wild Animal Kingdom, Sideshow Madness featuring Lizardman, a midway, games and so much more. Family fun at its best, and all for $40 for a family. Click here for more details.
Sunday - Walk, Ride or Roll down James Street North in this unique event that closes the street to cars & trucks and lets visitors & residents roam free. Over 100 local businesses, organizations and artists will be on the street in support Open Streets, including the Western Corridor Alliance with their War of 1812 celebrations. Part of Smart Commute Hamilton Week. Runs 10am-5pm. Click here for more details.
Open to the Core
Sunday - Open To The Core live music festival runs all day at Dr. Disc on Wilson Street, Homegrown Hamilton and Club Absinthe on King William Street between Hughson and James North. Live music from Silversein, Saint Alvia, Lee Reed, Killin’ Time Band, The Organ Thieves, Nilla, and the Penske File. $8 gets you into all shows. Click here for more details.
Yanni at Hamilton Place
Friday - Fresh from a SOLD OUT World tour, Yanni comes to Hamilton Place with his world class musicians as they take the stage to perform his greatest instrumental hits made famous in his shows from The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China and The Royal Albert Hall in England. Click here for more details.
IMPACT Wrestling at Hamilton Convention Centre
Sunday - Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, AJ Styles, Knockouts and more are taking over the Hamilton Convention Centre for 1 night only. Witness LIVE pro wrestling where the loudest fans in the audience are invited backstage for a special meet & greet with the athletes. Click here for more details.
“Rock the Hammer’ Regatta at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
Saturday - Attention photographers! The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club hosts the annual ‘Rock the Hammer’ regatta near Pier 4/8 parks on the waters of Lake Ontario. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to snap photos of these beautiful boats doing what they do best – set sail. Should start around 10:30am. Click here for more details.
Bass fishing opens at Valens & Fifty Point
Saturday - Great news for fishing fans in Hamilton! Bass fishing season opens at Valens and Fifty Point Conservation Areas. Provincial fishing licence is required. Ministry limits per angler apply. Regular park admission applies. For more information, please call Valens at 905-525-2183, 519-621-6029 or Fifty Point at 905-525-2187.
The Weather Forecast
2 solid days of sunshine on deck for Hamilton offers the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and explore Hamilton’s natural beauty. Waterfalls, hiking trails, cycling trails, a stroll along one of Hamilton’s 2 waterfronts…there is so much to see, do and explore.