Things To Do

10 things to do on Saturday

Events taking place across the city, rain or shine
The Christie Antique Show features vintage furniture, art, and sports memorabilia. (Hamilton Conservation Authority )

10 things to do in Hamilton Saturday

Mother nature is calling for a mix of sun and cloudy skies this weekend. Here are a few ways to enjoy Hamilton inside and outside.

1. 74th Annual Scout and Guide Parade 

Main Street Hamilton will close and thousands of youth leaders will march past city hall. The parade takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.


2. Ladies only race at Bayfront Park

Cheer on hundreds of women taking part in the Fit4Females Ladies only 5k and 1k walk or run for kids. The event helps raise funds for Fit Active Beautiful Foundation, an organization aimed at helping inner city girls train and complete in races.

Kids 1k starts at 11 a.m. Female-only 5k run/walk starts at 11:30 a.m.


3. More than 300 dealers at the Christie Classic Antique Show

What are you searching for? From Canadian fine art to one-of-a-kind jewelry, this antique show will have an abundance of treasures for you to browse or purchase, and it's all spread out over 10 acres of land.

The event takes place at Christie Lake Conservation Area. Admission is $10 and the show runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No parking fees. No dogs allowed.

Looking for advice on how to get the most bang for your buck at an antique show? Click here for tips from local antique shop owner Julian Taylor.

4. Eliminate hunger

It's an artisan market filled with yard, baked goods, plant, craft and books for sale. Visitors are encouraged to take part in the food drive in support of Neighbour to Neighbour Centre as well.

The first 200 people to bring a non-perishable food item will receive a free barbecued hot dog.

Stop by Holy Trinity Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at 120 Fennell Ave. East.

5. A tour back in time

Members of the Grimsby Historical Society will be your tour guide through six area homes. The tour called Loyalist Legacy, A Firm Foundation, will also include visits to four sites throughout the Grimsby neighbourhood. Visit the first 1812 Peace Garden to open in Canada and find out how life was lived back in the early 18oo’s with interactive displays inside homes.

 Cost is $25 per person and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


6. Sit, relax, and enjoy the music.

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) presents world-renowned violinist James Ehnes at Hamilton Place. The audience will be treated to Beethoven's Violin Concerto. There's a pre-concert chat at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

And if you're looking to make the concert part of a night on the town, the HPO is offering a dinner and concert package at the following nearby restaurants:

Incognito (John St. South and Hunter St.) - $69

The Hamilton Club (Main St. & James St.) - $79


7. Bargain at the garage sale

The Ancaster Fair indoor garage sale takes place from 7 a.m. to noon inside the Concession Building. If you get hungry while shopping, the Ancaster Fair Homecraft committee has got you covered with baked goods, light lunches and beverages for sale.


8. Get up and dance the night away

If you're in the mood to put on your dancing shoes, Homegrown Hamilton is bringing back Must Stash Hat. This time around, Light Sweet Crude will be opener.

Tickets are $5 at Homegrown Hamilton located on 27 King William St.


9. Tie your bib and get your cracker in hand

Talk about a fun-filled night: lobster, casino, and live entertainment from local bands Funkhaus and Second Stage. The Knights of Columbus in Ancaster will be hosting their annual charity lobsterfest at the Morgan Firestone Arena.

Online purchasing is closed but you can pick up your tickets (there are about 150 left) at Rastin's Pharmacy at 323 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.

Video courtesy of Knights of Columbus in Ancaster.




10. Enjoy the tale as old as time

The classic Disney tale of Beauty and the Beast hits the Hamilton stage. Art Smart, a partnership between Theatre Ancaster and the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, will host four shows at the Hill Park Theatre auditorium.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain on performance dates.

Click here to reserve tickets online. The show also runs on Sunday.