From new world-class exhibits to breathtaking performances, here are ten reasons to visit Hamilton this February.

For even more must-attend events in Hamilton, check out our event calendar.

1. Hamilton Winterfest Hub

Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre
Various dates until February 17

Embrace the season with this year's Winterfest signature events on Hamilton's west harbour. Highlights include Frost Bites (Jan. 30 - Feb. 2), a winter theatre performance, a live musical performance by Owen Pallett (Feb. 8) and a breath-taking performance by Hamilton Aerial Group (Feb. 12).

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2. Art Crawl

Downtown Hamilton
February 14, 2020

Join Hamilton in its monthly appreciation of local culture. Explore James Street North on foot at this popular monthly event, held on the second Friday of every month. Experience unique shopping, galleries, performances and fuel your night with great food and drink.

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3. Scheherazade with the HPO

FirstOntario Concert Hall
February 15

Get swept up in this performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral Scheherazade that tells the story of One Thousand and One Nights, featuring a performance of Tomasi's dynamic Trombone Concerto.

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4. Family Day at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

February 15 – 17

Blast off to Canada's largest flying museum this family day weekend. Hear from Canadian Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams, step into the interactive Space Virtual Reality Experience (available Family Day weekend only) and build your own mini jet pack.

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5. Family Day Programming at Hamilton Civic Museums

Hamilton Civic Museums make history fun this family-day weekend. Explore Hamilton's iconic Dundurn Castle, complete with hands on activities and historic food samples in the kitchen. Or enter the fascinating world of trains at Hamilton's Museum of Steam & Technology hosting a free drop-in activity centre.

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6. NHL Alumni Benefit Tour

February 16

Hockey fans will get a charge out of this unique event featuring NHL legends from the original six classic teams, Stanley Cup winners, Team Canada heroes and local hometown heroes. Expect to witness world class hockey skills, on-ice pranks and old-fashioned hockey nostalgia.

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7. Blue Rodeo

FirstOntario Concert Hall
February 21 and 22

Get "lost together" with iconic Canadian band Blue Rodeo who bring their unique alternative country-rock sound to Hamilton with special guest Elliott Brood.

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8. Original Hamilton Beer Tours

Various Locations
February 23

Experience all things Hamilton beer in style from the comfort of a luxury minibus. Visit three breweries and one cidery and enjoy a tasting and food pairing at each location. Passionate local brewmasters will share tasting tips and behind the scenes tours.

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9. The Artist's Dream: Works of French Symbolism

Art Gallery of Hamilton
February 1 - May 31, 2020

Surround yourself with dreamy imagery at the Art Gallery of Hamilton's newest exhibit, on the symbolist movement in France. The exhibit features permanent collection pieces alongside loans from collections from across north America.

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10. Kidz Bop

FirstOntario Concert Hall
February 23

Enjoy kid-friendly versions of today's top hits at this live musical phenomenon. Expect to dance and sing along with the kids to hits like "Old Town Road" and "Senorita".

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