Monday, June 26, 2017
Community News and Events
It's been an exciting month filled with plenty of Canada 150 events across the city. The fun continues on July 1st as we celebrate Canada Day!
The Ottawa Street BIA will be hosting a Canada Day celebration at the East Kiwanis Place Parkette located at 236 Ottawa Street. Dress up in red and white, shop the sales, take part in a variety of kid-friendly activities and grab a piece of free birthday cake! It all happens on June 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
If you have a penchant for all things nautical, don't miss the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta at Pier 8! The majestic Tall Ships are returning to Hamilton after a hugely successful visit in the summer of 2013. This is truly a photo-worthy opportunity as 11 incredible tall ships sail into Hamilton's beautiful waterfront. The 2017 Tall Ships Regatta will be happening on June 30 – July 2. For more information about these impressive ships, visit http://www.rdv2017.com/en/.
The Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology will welcome families for its Canada 150 Celebration Weekend, July 1 – 2. Enjoy a variety of boats and visit with the builders and operators as they cruise around the pond. Catch a ride on a miniature train and check out moving Meccano models and working model engines. This free event will run from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Canada Day Military Tattoo will return to Dundurn Castle on July 1! Come and enjoy this one-of-a-kind military musical celebration and experience a tradition that celebrates 25 years in Dundurn Park! Bring the whole family to watch as the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipes and Drums perform in front of Dundurn Castle. Visit www.hamilton.ca/dundurn for more information.
The City of Hamilton's 'Celebrate Canada 150' will happen on July 1st at Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks. Highlights include performances by Canadian artists Jully Black, Steve Strongman and Sarah Slean, food trucks, family fun and a spectacular fireworks display set to an orchestral arrangement performed live by Maestro Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. This free event begins at 3 p.m.