Your Guide to a Perfect Summer in Hamilton

It’s time to bring fun back, with a perfect summer getaway, right next door.

We’re easy to reach and packed with bucket list summer experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

Mix and match these outdoor experiences, blockbuster events, kid-approved attractions, and food and drink spots to plan a summer adventure to remember.

Your perfect summer getaway is closer than you think.

See & Do

Outdoor adventure, blockbuster events, and world-class attractions are waiting for you this summer.

  • Chase these breathtaking waterfalls across the city with our Waterfall Guide.
  • Hike your heart out along the forest and waterfront trails branching off of the Niagara Escarpment that cuts through the city using our Hiking Guide.
  • Check out our Cycling Guide to see the best of the city on two wheels.
  • Explore like a local with our neighbourhood guides to the best food and shopping in every corner of the city.
  • Take a self-guided tour of the city’s best street art.
  • Fun fact, Hamilton is actually 80% rural! Get back to the land with these grounding agricultural experiences.

Top Attractions

Add some wow to your visit at these world-class attractions.

Top Festivals and Events

Mark your calendar for these must-visit summer events.

  • Sporting Events: Summer means game-time for beloved home teams like football legends the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and soccer champs Forge FC.
  • Concrete Canvas: See acclaimed artists create street art, live across the city.
  • Hamilton Night Market: Sample unique global street food at Bayfront Park.
  • Air Force Day Grab your squadron and pilot your way to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum to get up close to Air Force aircraft and members.
  • Farm Crawl: Get back to the land at these rural destinations.
  • Winona Peach Festival: The lineups for this iconic summer festival’s Peach Sundaes are worth it.
  • Supercrawl: Hamilton’s biggest music and arts festival takes over downtown.
  • Event Calendar: Stay up to date with even more top summer events happening during your visit.


Release your wild child with these kid-approved experiences, guaranteed to banish summer boredom.


Fuel your perfect summer getaway with these delicious food and drink ideas.

Bonus Planning Tips

Make your getaway extra perfect with these insider tips.