9 things to do in Hamilton on Canada Day weekend

From fireworks to ribs, there's plenty going on in Hamilton on Canada Day.
There's lots happening In Hamilton all weekend along for Canada's 145th birthday. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Canada Day Fireworks: Pier 4 and Bayfront Park

Celebrate Canada with festivities, bright lights and explosions at Pier 4 and Bayfront Park on July 1.

Food trucks will be on site from 6 p.m.and performers will be doing their thing until 10 p.m., when the big show starts.

Traffic to the fireworks is expected to be heavy, so the city is urging people to walk, ride their bike, or take the HSR shuttle bus outlined on the map below.

It's Your Festival: Gage Park

One of the oldest Canada Day festivals in the country is also one of the biggest. More than 150,000 people came out for the It's Your Festival celebration last year.

The festival boasts five stages of entertainment, food, a youth talent search, the Molson Canadian Beer Garden and lots more.

The festival runs in Gage Park from June 29 until July 2. For more information, click here.

Oh Canada Ribfest: Memorial Park, Waterdown

For those looking to gorge on barbequed goodness, celebrate Canada Day at Oh Canada Ribfest.

There's carnival rides, live music and entertainment, as well as craft shops showing off their wares.

The festival also recognizes new Canadians and raises funds for charities, projects and humanitarian causes supported by the rotary clubs of Flamborough and Waterdown.

Ribfest runs from June 29 until July 2. For more information, click here.

Canada Day Breakfast: Dundas Driving Park

And if Ribs aren't your thing, come to the Canada Day pancake breakfast at Dundas Driving Park on July 1.

Families can fill up on pancakes and sausages, then stay for the entertainment.

For more information, click here.

Oh Canada, Eh! at Wild Water Works

It promises to be another scorcher in Hamilton on Canada Day weekend, and revelers can keep cool at Wild Water Works.

If you wear red and white admission is $3 cheaper — and lets face it, you should be looking festive, anyhow.

Prizes are also being given out to winners of Canada Day-themed contests. For more information, click here.

The Greensville Optimist Club picnic in the park

Join the Greensville Optimist Club as they celebrate their annual "Picnic in the Park" at Webster's Falls on July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information,  call 905-628-3060.

Canada Day Concert at Webster's Falls

Put a little festive spring in your step with some live music. The Dundas Concert Band will perform at Webster's Falls on Canada Day at 12:30 pm.

For more information, click here.

Canada Day in Lynden

For those west of Ancaster, you can also go check out the Canada Day festivities in Lynden.

There's a parade, antique car and tractor show, as well as food and games for the kids. The event starts at 11 a.m.

For more information, click here.

Canada Day Military Tattoo

For a musical celebrate, come enjoy the sounds of the pipes and drums at Dundurn Castle. Regimental bands from the military tattoo will start a free show at 7 p.m. on July 1. For more information, click here. 

Click on the map below to see where events are happening in your area, and zoom in to see shuttle bus routes for the fireworks on Canada Day.