From giant origami sculptures to monster trucks, here are some of the top events happening in Hamilton this April.
For even more great events, see our event calendar.
1. Spiders Alive!
Until April 14
Royal Botanical Gardens
Explore over 17 amazing species of spiders and other many-legged creatures, with special events and daily programs for all ages.
2. Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
Until May 26
Art Gallery of Hamilton
This innovative exhibit features the work of nine renowned artists from four different continents pushing the boundaries of origami to elevate what was once considered a children’s craft into a sophisticated global art form.
3. Virtual Reality Experience – BBC 1943 Berlin Blitz
Until August 31
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Experience an unforgettable virtual reality experience that captures the danger of a bombing raid using original recorded audio from a BBC war correspondent aboard a Lancaster on route to Berlin in September 1943. This unique cinematic experience transports visitors inside the bomber as the crew endures an attack in their journey to the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe.
4. The Harlem Globetrotters
The famous basketballs team’s star-studded roster will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy, and unforgettable fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
FirstOntario Concert Hall
One of North America’s most beloved family entertainers, turns 70 this year, and is marking the occasion with a new album and series of #belugagrads concerts. As a special offer for fans attending this 2019 tour, a CD or digital download of is included with every pair of tickets.
6. Jane Goodall – Jane at 85: Reasons for Hope
FirstOntario Concert Hall
The legendary primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace will share extraordinary personal stories of her love for animals and accounts of scientific breakthroughs while inspiring audiences to make a positive difference for all living creatures. All proceeds will support the Jane Goodall Institute, Canada’s conservation, humanitarian and youth engagement programs.
7. Monster Jam 2019
April 13 – 14
Get your motor runnin’…Monster Jam is bringing its mighty fleet of monster trucks for some ultimate racing and breathtaking competition. New this year, fans will have a chance to vote for the winner in the freestyle competition with real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.
8. Good Friday at Westfield
Westfield Heritage Village
Enjoy traditional spring-themed games, crafts and demonstrations at this living history museum. Visit the many historical buildings with volunteers in period clothing and enjoy a hike on the trails. The General Store and the Gift Shop have sweet treats and unique gifts.
9. Forge FC vs York9 FC
Tim Hortons Field
Kick off the first-ever season of the new Canadian Premier League at the inaugural match between Forge FC and York9 FC at Hamilton’s newly rebuilt Tim Hortons Field.
This international k-pop sensation is coming to Hamilton for their only Canadian stop on a six-city North American tour. BLACKPINK is a K-pop music act formed in 2016 and is the first K-pop girl group to perform a world tour with a live band.
For a full list of all events happening in Hamilton in April visit our event calendar.