Here's a list of things to do in Hamilton this weekend:
The hills are alive with The Sound of Music Festival. They say it's Canada's Largest Free Music Festival and who am I to argue. It takes place in Burlington. Performers include Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner, Carole Pope of Rough Trade, Teenage Head and returning favourite Kim Mitchell. Additional dates include June 12-15 when the Sheepdogs, Classified, Monster Truck, Colin James, Jason Blaine, Trooper, Sloan, Gord Downie and The Sadies, Kira Isabella, Maestro Fresh Wes, Jarvis Church, Karl Wolf, Fred Penner and Ashley MacIsaac and many more perform. More here. No word on if the Von Trapp Family Singers will close the show.
Takes place June 8, 2014 from 2-5 pm in support of the orchestra. Tickets are $35 per person or $20 for students. They ask you to join them and socialize with other residents of Dundas, Hamilton, and the surrounding area to raise your appreciation of the arts. The venue is Valley City, a historical manufactury right in the heart of Dundas, provided courtesy of the Crockford family. The Valley City building is one of the original industrial buildings in what was Canada West in the pre confederation 1850's.
Sherman Hub 2nd Annual Neighbourhood Yard Sale
The Spokes are a group of residents in the Sherman Hub who've responded to the need for the engagement of neighbours with one another and to the Sherman Hub Community Planning Team. They are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Neighbourhood Yard Sale on June 7th from 8am-2pm. Come see why they say the Sherman Hub is the best place to live, work and raise a family. Contact Patty Clydesdale at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Sherman neighbourhood runs from the escarpment to the CN tracks and from Gage Avenue to Wentworth St..
Live in the past
The 33rd Annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek.
Takes place June 7th and 8th at Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site. The Battle of Stoney Creek, considered a turning point in the War of 1812, will be re-enacted Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Fireworks will follow the Saturday evening re-enactment. Live entertainment will include music by Mark McNeil, Ian Bell, Playford Players and Stephen Fuller, period dancing demonstrations by the Fort York Dancers and performances by The Drums, Crown Forces 1812 drum corps, Rodney the Younger, 18th century Conjurer and Faire Wynds Entertainment.
Ride To Live
The Steel City Bike Festival is a 6 day festival that was created to promote the benefits that cycling offers to our community. Besides being good for you, riding your bike helps the environment (zero emissions!), doesn’t cost much (bye-bye gas!), and allows you to see things that you wouldn’t normally notice when driving a vehicle.