As much as Dad may want to kick back and relax for Father's Day, it might not take a lot of convincing to get him out of the house once he hears about these events happening in Hamilton this weekend.

Ticats kick-off pre-season

The ink still drying on the CFL's five-year collective bargaining agreement with the players with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats set to take on the Montreal Alouettes at McMaster on Saturday.  The first pre-season game gets under way at 3 p.m. at Ron Joyce Stadium and some tickets are still available for purchase through

Hamilton Night Airshow

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will host a night of pyrotechnics and unmatched piloting skill on Saturday at the Hamilton Night Airshow. The evening will feature the museums' Fairey Firefly, B-25 Mitchell and Avro Lancaster as well as the de Havilland Mosquito and the spectacular T-28 Warbird Aerobatic Formation Demonstration Team. The night's events gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $129.99.

Locke Street Farmers' Market cooking demo

The Locke Street Farmers' Market will host a cooking demo with Chef Manny Ferreira of Earth to Table.  Ferreira will be cooking up seasonal dishes and offering tips on preparing your next meal using fresh ingredients from the market. This year's vendors include: Manorun Organics, Backyard Harvest, Harrington Lane Farms, From These Roots, La Primavera Farms, Coffeecology, Richardson’s Farm, Jerry’s Berries, Indulgables, Tawse Winery and Rudy’s. The market hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the cooking demo starting at 11 a.m.

Ancaster Heritage Days parade

The 36th annual Ancaster Heritage Days wraps up this weekend with a parade along Wilson Street from Academy Street to Todd Street. Parade Marshall Paralympic Athlete and Ancaster’s own Summer Mortimer will head the hour long parade that will include floats and plenty of marching bands. Click here for more information on the parade.

Pawz in the Park

Corktown Park will play host to Pawz in the Park, an event in support of the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA and the Citadel Canine Society.  The organization matches rescued service dogs with military veterans and first responders suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  The event runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include dog races, a malamute sled pull, dog/child costume parade and K9 police dogs.