Winterfest 2016

Winterfest is a celebration of Hamilton, community and the beauty of the season.

Winter-inspired art exhibits, menus, heritage and recreation programming, and so much more will bring Hamilton residents out of hibernation to connect with each other and explore the city for ten fun-filled days from February 6 to 15, 2016.

The annual event is celebrating its 38th year with more participating partners than ever including galleries, museums, neighbourhood associations, recreation centres, and small businesses.

The 2016 Winterfest Kick-Off event will take place Saturday February 6 at Hamilton’s beautiful waterfront and will feature live music and performances, contemporary art, craft activities, outdoor skating and tasty treats.

For more information – check out the event listing.


Become a 2016 Event Partner

The Event Partner Application is now live! Apply by visiting the Hamilton Winterfest Event Partner Application page, or visit our Event Partnership page to learn more.


Visit our 2015 photo albums and webpages to get a taste of what to expect from Hamilton Winterfest:

2015 Kick-Off Event (February 6, 2015):

Flickr Album and Event page

2015 Winterfest Partner Events:

Flickr Album and Events listing

Dancers at Winterfest

Dancers at Winterfest Kickoff Event 2014


Winterfest is a community-driven event, facilitated by the City of Hamilton.