Signature Events

Canada Day isn’t the only opportunity to show your civic pride this year. There are lots of red, white and true-worthy events and one-time celebrations taking place throughout Hamilton Halton Brant:

  • The View from Here

    The Glenhyrst’s permanent collection exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada by showcasing masterworks by artists from Canada. More >

    The Glenhyrst’s permanent collection exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada by showcasing masterworks by artists from Canada.

    Location 20 Ava Rd., Brantford, N3T 5G9

    Web http://www.glenhyrst.ca/exhibits/future-exhibits/


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  • Nature Connects Exhibit

    Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens. Nature Connects takes… More >

    Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens. Nature Connects takes the beauty of the natural world and puts it on display using the world’s most popular building block, creating a fun and inspiring exhibit that teaches people of all ages the importance of connecting with nature.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/nature-connects


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  • RENDEZ-VOUS 2017 TALL SHIPS REGATTA AT HAMILTON HARBOUR PIER 8

    More than 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in… More >

    More than 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 2017. They are scheduled to stop at host ports in Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes, giving thousands of people the opportunity to admire the majestic beauty of these cathedrals of the seas. You won’t want to miss the rare opportunity to witness the spectacle of 11 Tall Ships gracing the Hamilton waterfront.

     

    Location 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, L8L 8K4

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/canada150


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  • Brantford’s Canada Day 150 Celebration

    Join Brantford’s biggest celebration with a free rock concert and amazing fireworks display to celebrate Canada Day 150. The full… More >

    Join Brantford’s biggest celebration with a free rock concert and amazing fireworks display to celebrate Canada Day 150. The full day of events and entertainment schedule will be announced at the Ontario 150 Launch Event on May 18.

    The day will be nothing short of spectacular as residents are invited to celebrate their pride for the nation at Brantford’s Canada Day 150 Celebration.

    Main Stage Entertainment & Headliner presented by OLG: The Main Stage and Young Canadians Stage Entertainment and Headliner will be announced on May 18.

    Great Canadian Eats: Come hungry! You won’t go hungry with dozens of talented local food vendors and hundreds of choices available from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., presented by Rogers TV.

    Brantford’s Rotary Beer Tent: The Rotary Beer Tent will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for those 19 years of age and older. Please respect the Smoke-Free Ontario Legislation, which maintains that smoking shall not be permitted in the tent, or on the field area of Lion’s Park.

    Campbell's Amusement Midway: The Campbell's Amusement Midway will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $3.00 per ticket or choose an unlimited ride bracelet for $25.00

    Campbell's Amusement KidZone: The Campbell's Amusement KidZone will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    The Marketplace: The Shopping Marketplace presented by Rogers TV, is open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. From fashion to housewares and so much more, the marketplace will be your one-stop shop. Support your local merchants as you find unique items to take home. 

    'Made in Ontario' Indoor Exhibit: Discover some of the most interesting Ontario-based showcases featuring exhibits from Ontario history, automobiles, manufacturing items, interesting provincial facts and more inside the arena from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you have a club or group you want to be featured FREE of charge, please submit your application for review before June 9, 2017. Email canadaday@brantford.ca or call 519-756-1500 ext. 5523 for more details. 

    Helicopter Rides: Helicopter Rides will be available for purchase as an individual or a group of 3. Make this weekend an extra special one for your family! Subject to weather and wind conditions.

    More information: http://www.discoverbrantford.ca/Celebrate150/BrantfordsCanadaDay150Celebration.aspx

    Time 10:00 am - 11:00 pm


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  • A Place to Belong

    It’s the Canada 150 birthday weekend! On Sunday July 2, Hamilton Community Foundation is marking the occasion by inviting you… More >

    It’s the Canada 150 birthday weekend! On Sunday July 2, Hamilton Community Foundation is marking the occasion by inviting you to discover all that Hamilton has to offer. Come out and enjoy close to 50 recreational, cultural, historic, and conservation sites across the city — all for FREE! Have a swim, go for a picnic or enjoy our museums and world class gardens. From Dundas to Stoney Creek, downtown to the mountain, opening doors is just another way that HCF is creating a vibrant, inclusive Hamilton — a place where everyone belongs. Visit www.placetobelong.ca for venue details and programming.

    Email g.diffey@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

    Web http://www.placetobelong.ca


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  • Air Force Day

    Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the… More >

    Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today. From helicopters, trainers and transports to the CF-18 Hornet plus the collection of vintage military aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, visitors will have a chance to view over 60 aircraft. Weather date: Sunday July 9, 2017. Admission: Adult (age 16+) $20, Child (age 6-15) $15. Price includes HST.

    Location 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope, L0R 1W0

    Web https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/festivals-events/canada-150-events-listing


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  • Peace By Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories

    Celebrate Canada's 150th and share the stories that make Canada special with the Quilt of Belonging exhibit. In addition to… More >

    Celebrate Canada's 150th and share the stories that make Canada special with the Quilt of Belonging exhibit. In addition to the Quilt of Belonging this five week exhibit will showcase interactive programs, talks, workshops, displays, concerts and much more. Stay tuned for more information.

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  • Two Row Wampum

    Looking for a unique First Nations experience? Then register for the annual Two Row on the Grand Paddle in Southern… More >

    Looking for a unique First Nations experience? Then register for the annual Two Row on the Grand Paddle in Southern Ontario. The “Two Row on the Grand” paddle is a symbolic renewal of the Two Row Wampum— the original peace-treaty between native and settler communities. This annual paddling trip allows participants, native and non-native, to build mutual respect and understanding of individual values and culture through friendship. Participants can paddle for one day or numerous days. In the evenings, there will be the opportunity to experience Iroquoian cultural teachings, powwow dancing, storytelling, environmental concerns, treaties and sharing circles. The event starts in Paris on July 20th, 2017 and ends at Port Maitland on Lake Erie July 27th. Participants are welcome to bring their own canoe/kayak... or rent a canoe/kayak. Registration is a must. For more information visit http://www.grandriverrafting.ca/two-row-grand-river-paddle 

    Location 181 Bethel Rd, Paris, N3L 3E3

    Web http://www.grandriverrafting.ca/two-row-grand-river-paddle


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  • Champion of Champions Grand River Pow Wow

    Take part in one of Canada's Indigenous events. The Grand River ‘Champion of Champions’ Powwow is an event that promotes… More >

    Take part in one of Canada's Indigenous events. The Grand River ‘Champion of Champions’ Powwow is an event that promotes rich arts heritage by showcasing our ‘pride’ in music, dance, arts and crafts. Many Native Americans from the United States now participate as well. The forum for this expression in the arts has been coined a “Powwow” and is always presented with the utmost dignity. The event takes place in the open-air, during the afternoon and on into the evening under lights. It has been held at Chiefswood Tent & Trailer Park, on the grounds of the former Estate of the Mohawk Poetess E. Pauline Johnson, at the Six Nations of the Grand River Community.

    Web http://www.grpowwow.ca/


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  • Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow

    The Pow Wow is a way for First Nations people to share their unique customs and cultural identity through the… More >

    The Pow Wow is a way for First Nations people to share their unique customs and cultural identity through the heartbeat of the drum, song and way of life. The Traditional Pow Wow was (and still is) a way of life for many Ojibways. The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations are a group of Ojibway (Anishinabe) belonging to the Algonquian linguistic group. The three fires are symbolic of the Mississaugas traditional and political alliance with the other Ojibway, Odawa, and Potowatomi Nations.

    Web http://www.newcreditcc.ca/service/about-the-pow-wow/


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  • Supercrawl

    Supercrawl features three days of free music spread over multiple stages lining the length of James Street North. The festival… More >

    Supercrawl features three days of free music spread over multiple stages lining the length of James Street North. The festival attracts an average of 130,000 visitors annually to watch over 50 bands, making it one of the largest free music festivals in Ontario. The festival also showcases large-scale visual art installations, performance art, an artisan market, food trucks and fashion.

    Web http://supercrawl.ca/


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  • Lawren Harris Week in Brantford

    Various Locations, Brantford Lawren Harris Week in Brantford celebrates Brantford-born Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris, and highlights the… More >

    Various Locations, Brantford

    Lawren Harris Week in Brantford celebrates Brantford-born Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris, and highlights the abundance of cultural assets in Brantford. The premiere annual celebration will include a week of free, participatory events, as well as the unveiling of a permanent piece of public art in downtown Brantford. 


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  • Winter Traditions!

    We’re celebrating Canadian Winter Traditions with food, heritage and environmental programing as well as children’s musical, theatrical, and story performances.… More >

    We’re celebrating Canadian Winter Traditions with food, heritage and environmental programing as well as children’s musical, theatrical, and story performances. Holiday Traditions returns with the RBG Botanical Train Show and a Signature Santa Experience.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-exhibitions


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