The sun is shining and the temperature is rising, all good signs for this Victoria Day weekend. Celebrate the Queen’s birthday in style this long weekend by soaking up some sun, music, knowledge and art in our beautiful, historic city. Here’s what’s happening in Hamilton for Victoria Day long weekend.
Canada’s most “Fightingest Ship” opens for the season May 18. The Royal Canadian Navy’s most famous ship now proudly rests in Hamilton is the only site in the GTHA where you can use your FREE Parks Canada pass!
Party in the street! On Friday, May 19, six musical artists will be showcasing their talents outside along Concession Street. Enjoy music, activities, sales and specials from 6 to 9 p.m.
Take in the sights and sounds of Waterdown’s award-winning Arts and Music Streetfest. The expanded festival includes street vendors, bands, food trucks, a family zone, buskers, bouncy castles, dance groups and lots more. Swing by Memorial Park May 19-21 to get in on the action.
Boogie to DJ sets at the water’s edge all weekend long at the season opening of the outdoor skating rink at Pier 8 May 19. Bring your own, or rent a pair of skates, and get moving and grooving Friday to Sunday.
Gawk at the brilliant Victoria Day Fireworks display at the Dundas Driving Park on Sunday May 21 (rain date May 22). The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. but live music and food trucks will be on site starting at 6 p.m. Arrive early to nab your spot.
Travel back in time to Victorian Canada at Westfield Heritage Village. Discover over 35 heritage buildings and learn about the etiquette, fashions, foods and customs of Queen Victoria’s era. Experience living like the Queen Sunday May 21 and Monday May 22 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday only, enjoy the music of the Della Sera Strings orchestra at 2:00 p.m. (Seating is limited.)
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