It’s the last weekend of August, and although summer is winding down for some, Hamilton has plenty of summer fun for this coming weekend.
Apply sunscreen and take out your sunglasses. That’s what’s happening in Hamilton this weekend.
Winona Fishing Festival
Start the weekend by visiting the Winona Peach Festival, which runs from Friday to Sunday.
The festival will include free live music, a midway, raffle, vendor lane, car show and, of course, fresh peaches from Puddicombe Farms and Warner Orchards.
This year, the Winona Peach Festival won’t be hosting its Grand Peach Ball dance, but their website says the ball will be back for 2023 and bigger than ever.
The festival is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission to the Winona Peach Festival is free all weekend.
Annual Hamilton Beach Festival
The annual Hamilton Beach Beach Festival kicks off early Saturday afternoon and features nine local bands.
The festival takes place at 735 Beach Blvd and is free. The Canadian Cancer Society will be on hand to collect donations.
Bring your beach chair, cooler and enjoy an afternoon of sun, fun and local music!
Disability Justice Network Community Barbecue
Join the Disability Justice Network of Hamilton and the Just Recovery Coalition this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. for a free barbecue.
@djnontario will be hosting a Community BBQ with the Just Recovery Coalition this Saturday at Beasley Park! There will be backpacks and gift cards for the giveaway, as well as artists and an art space for the kids!
Beasley Park BBQ serves free hot dogs, with halal and vegetarian options. The event will also feature a giveaway including back-to-school supplies and gift cards, feature children’s activities, and have entertainers.
Hamilton Children’s Museum moves to Dundurn Castle
The Hamilton Children’s Museum is hosting a pop-up in Dundurn Castle’s vegetable garden.
The pop-up, called Sophia’s Garden, will be based on the diary of Sophia Macnab, a woman from Hamilton who lived from 1832 to 1917 and wrote a diary of her life at Dundurn Castle.
Participating children will spend their Saturday afternoon exploring plants, animals and insects, and using their sense of smell, touch and taste to interact with the garden.
The event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is free.
Play the day from your porch
Feel the beat of the city this Saturday with your friends and neighbors, as Hamilton takes to their porches to play live music this weekend.
Play On your Porch Day is an unofficial, citywide event where Hamilton residents are encouraged to spend the afternoon with their instruments, creating music on their porches.
Whether you’re out for a walk, looking for a porch player, or putting out your own tunes, Play on your Porch Day is a fun, free event for everyone.
Sunday breakfast at the Armenian Community Center
The Hamilton Armenian Community invites Hamilton to stop by their weekly Sunday breakfast at the Armenian Community Center at 191 Barton Street.
Every week, the community center serves all the classic breakfast items, like eggs, bacon, and toast, as well as traditional Armenian breakfasts, like ful, which is a broad bean stew.
Comedy Night at Cedars Campground
The Cedars Campground hosts a free comedy night on Sundays starting at 9 p.m.
The event takes place at Cedars Campground, which is an LGBT-centric campground, at 1035 Concession 5 West, and will feature four comedians: Anjelica Scannura, Kali Williams, Kari Johnson and Clif Knight. The event is queer friendly but not for all ages.
The event is open to the public, but host Steve Degay asks visitors not camping at Cedars to send him a message before arriving.
905 Fest at Woodlands Park
On Sunday, join Hamilton rapper KTriggs at Woodlands Park for 905 Fest. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., is family-friendly and all welcome.
905 Fest also includes a charity food drive, which KTriggs says is meant to “promote unity and sportsmanship within the community.”
All food drive donations will go to the Living Rock Youth Center in Hamilton.