Long Weekend Activities to Do in Hamilton

Long Weekend Activities to Do in Hamilton

It’s the middle of summer, and there is a holiday Monday upcoming. Many people want to use this time to relax in their pools, maybe go to the beach, or generally be in the sun. But if you’re looking for something to do during this long weekend, plenty of events are happening in and around the Hamilton area!

Hamilton Harbourfront Night Market

Go on a culinary adventure with the jaw-dropping Bayfront Park as the backdrop on a sultry summer’s evening. Sample culinary delights from talented and handpicked vendors and indulge in a summer cocktail or craft brew at the exclusive bar zone. More details.

When: July 29 – August 1, 2022

Where: Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton

Ancaster Rib & Beer Festival

Enjoy award-winning, authentic southern BBQ and classic festival treats. There will be live music, giant yard games, kids zone with bounce houses & games. More details.

When: July 29 – 31, 2022

Where: Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd S, Jerseyville

The Hanes Farm

Enjoy play-sets, sandpit, swings, and best of all, a scaled-down version of the corn maze just the right size for your little farmer! Introduce your little ones to Pigs, Cows, Goats, Sheep, Ducks, and more! There are also 8 acres of beautiful sunflowers! More details.

Where: The Hanes Corn Maze & Tiny Shop Bakery #1001 Hwy #5, Dundas

Festival of Friends

The Festival of Friends is back, with Monster Truck, Gord Bamford, The Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Serena Ryder, George Canyon, and more. It’s everything you remember and then some. Several attractions include a midway, pony rides, bouncy castles, face painting, and other attractions. More details.

When: July 29 – 31, 2022Friday | 2 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday/Sunday | 12 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: Gage Park, Hamilton

African Lion Safari

Guests can enjoy the drive-through Game Reserves in the comfort of their own vehicle. Get closer than you ever imagined to majestic species from around the world as you drive along 9 kilometres of trail (approximately an hour to an hour and a half), home to over 1000 birds and animals. More details.

When: Daily | 10 AM – 5 PM

Where: African Lion Safari, 1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Rock Garden transforms into the summer’s most unique outdoor patio experience in Hamilton. More details.

When: July 30 – August 1, 2022 Daytime | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Evening | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: Royal Botanical Gardens – Rock Garden, 1185 York Boulevard, Waterdown

Fairies in the Forest

Spend a day among the fairies! Explore the picturesque forests and historical buildings of Westfield Heritage Village as you learn about the magical lives of fairies. Enjoy the many hiking trails in the conservation area, get creative at the fairy craft centre, or grab some lunch from a local food truck. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family! More details.

When: July 31 – August 1, 2022 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Where: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Hamilton


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