From jaw-dropping waterfalls to blockbuster festivals, Hamilton is packed with bucket-list summer experiences you won’t find anywhere else this close to home. Mix and match these outdoor experiences, kid-approved attractions, and great food and drink spots for an unforgettable stay in our summer playground.

Follow along as these content creators and Hamilton attractions share some summer travel inspo:

See & Do

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

Outdoor Adventure

We love to surprise visitors with our stunning nature.

Top Attractions

Add some wow to your visit at these world-class attractions and explore our vibrant neighourhoods.

Top Festivals and Events

Mark your calendar for these must-visit summer events.

  • Sporting Events: Cheer on our hometown teams as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Forge FC, and Hamilton Cardinals compete all summer long.
  • Farm Crawl: Experience life on the farm and discover these rural destinations.
  • Art Crawl: On the second Friday of every month hit up James Street North for a friendly, late night block party.
  • Pop-Ups at Pier 8: Head down to the waterfront for fun-filled movie nights, music, markets, and patio parties.
  • Lucky Lion Night Market: Experience a culinary adventure this summer at Bayfront Park.
  • Festival of Friends: Enjoy music, art, and food in Gage Park.
  • Concrete Canvas: Watch local and internationally acclaimed artists bring art to life in the streets at this outdoor festival.
  • Winona Peach Festival: If you're a peach lover, you won't want to miss this iconic festival.
  • Supercrawl: Come experience Hamilton's biggest outdoor music and arts festival – celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer!
  • Event Calendar: Stay up to date with all the top summer events happening during your visit.
  • Country Music Week: Celebrate the best in Canadian country music with concerts, events, and an awards show.

Play – Family Fun

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

Eat – Food & Drink

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

Bonus Planning Tips

Make your getaway extra perfect with these insider tips.