10 must-attend May events in Hamilton 2018

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Here are some of the top events happening in Hamilton in May 2018. For a list of all events happening in Hamilton in May visit our event calendar.



1. Janes Walk Hamilton 2018

May 04, 2018 to May 06, 2018

Explore Hamilton by foot with an iconic Jane’s Walk.

Location: Various across Hamilton, ON , CA, L8H 3Z5
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Janes-Walk-Hamilton-219442275457365/sewhungry.com


2. Sew Hungry 2018

May 05, 2018
Ottawa Street Shopping District

Sew Hungry - Ottawa BIA - Hamilton Ontario - May 2017

Ottawa Street’s National Award Winning Restaurant & Food Truck Rally is back & better than ever this year with the addition of two outdoor beer gardens & a live music stage! Don’t miss it!


Location: Various along Ottawa St., Hamilton, ON , CA, L8H 3Z5
Phone: 905-544-5822
Website: sewhungry.com


3. Museum Crawl

May 05, 2018 to May 06, 2018
Hamilton Civic Museums

Whitehern Museum - Hamilton - May 2017

Hamilton Civic Museums’ – Dundurn Castle, The Hamilton Military Museum, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, Battlefield House Museum & Park, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, and Griffin House – are unveiling exhibits and hidden treasures. Admission: FREE for two days only!

Phone: 905-546-2872
Location: Various Locations
Website: www.hamilton.ca/museums


4. Doors Open Hamilton

May 05, 2018 to May 06, 2018
Doors Open Committee Hamilton

Ontario’s heritage treasures are open to the public with free events. May 5-6 visit over 30 of Hamilton’s oldest and newest spaces! Discover new uses in old and not-so-old buildings, see unique spaces that are rarely open to the public, and learn how some Hamilton spaces and
landscapes have evolved since Confederation.

Location: Various Locations
Website: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/hamilton


5. Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

May 6, 2018
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution during a FREE guided tour of the museum.
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
FREE event and museum admission

Location: 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, ON , CA, L8H 7N2
Phone: 905-546-4797


6. Spring Sundays at Westfield

May 6, 13, 20, 27 2018
Westfield Heritage Village

Every Sunday and public holiday from March to the end of October you can immerse yourself in Westfield’s unique historic setting. Authentically costumed volunteers will take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations and activities. Westfield has more than thirty-five historical buildings to visit, including log homes, a one room schoolhouse, railway station, print shop, inn and cabinetmaker’s shop. Step up to the counter at the General Store for sweet treats and stop by the Gift Shop for unique finds. You can also enjoy Westfield’s trails and natural areas, set on 500 beautiful acres.

Location: 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, ON , CA, L0R 1X0
Phone: 519-621-8851



May 18, 2018
FirstOntario Concert Hall

Two of Canada’s most successful and meaningful hard rock bands, I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven are teaming up for a cross Canada Tour in 2018.
The two band toured together across the country in their early days and have been friends ever since and this tour will have a really special feel.

Location: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON , CA, L8P 4Y3
Phone: 905-546-3100


8. The Sound of Music

May 25, 2018
FirstOntario Concert Hall

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is currently on tour across North America! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

Location: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON , CA, L8P 4Y3
Phone: 905-546-3100


9. Christie Antique and Vintage Show

May 26, 2018
Christie Lake Conservation Area

Canada’s favourite antique & vintage show with hundreds of dealers and almost 10 acres of treasures to be discovered. Here you’ll find china, jewellery, golf items, tins, scientific instruments, folk art, postcards, native artifacts, Canadiana, fine art, nostalgia items, furniture and much, MUCH more! Food vendors on site for a snack or meal. Rain or shine. Admission fee applies.

Location: 1000 Highway 5 W., Flamborough, ON , CA
Phone: 905-628-3060


10. Hannah Georgas

May 26, 2018
Art Gallery of Hamilton

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is excited to welcome Juno nominated singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas for an intimate solo performance on piano with special guest performers Iskwé and The Brown Brothers for an unforgettable evening of live music and art installations on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 10 pm to 1 am.

Hosted by former Much Music VJ, artist Sarah May Taylor, this intimate concert is a rare opportunity to experience the Gallery after dark as attendees explore the final hours of our feature exhibition Water Works, sip cocktails under the stars in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden, and dance the night away to the diverse sounds of three contemporary Canadian acts.

Tickets are $40. 19+ event. Cash bar. Doors open at 10 pm. Only 200 tickets available online at artgalleryofhamilton.com

Location: 123 King St. West, Hamilton, ON , CA, L8P 4S8
Phone: 905-527-6610


For a full list of all events happening in Hamilton in May visit our event calendar.

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