From June 8-16th, Burlington’s Downtown and Waterfront is alive with the sound of music as the city plays host to Canada’s largest free music festival. Over 200,000 visitors are expected to listen in at the Sound of Music Festival, with its eclectic combination of new and emerging artists, past favourites and some of today’s most popular performers.

This year the Festival marks its 40th anniversary with nine days straight of celebrations, with highlights like the Downtown Streetfest (five live performance areas, June 14-16), Family Zone (June 15-16), Grande Festival Parade (June 15), vendor markets, a carnival, free concerts on Father’s Day Weekend (June 13-16) and an amazing fireworks show when the music ends on the festival’s last day. Free live music is also offered Sunday through Wednesday with over 30 bands and emerging artists playing at bars in the city.

The Festival kicks off on Saturday June 8th at 3:00 pm. General admission tickets are available now to catch acts including Headstones, Bush, +Live+, Monster Truck, Crown Lands, Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion and the Castor Troys. The free Father’s Day weekend concert line up features Terri Clark, Lonestar, Grandson, David Wilcox, Bedouin Soundclash, Cowboy Junkies, Skydiggers, Hawksley Workman, Burlington’s own The Spoons, and over 75 other artists performing. Additional artists will continue to be announced as the festival date approaches.

Visit the festival website for full line up details, show times and general admission and VIP tickets.

Hamilton Halton Brant is home to some of Ontario’s very best annual celebrations — check out our calendar for our can’t-miss picks. After the Festival ends, the live music continues throughout the region, so be sure to seek out the great shows in the music city of Hamilton and at our many performing arts centres.

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An Evening with Jane Austen

Battlefield House Museum & Park – National Historic Site

77 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8G 5E5

Call or email to book Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Ages: Adults Cost: $25.00 (including HST)

June 14 - September 13

Sunset Social Paddles

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

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Now thru October 7

Behind the Scenes Tour – Curator-led

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

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Tandem Kayak Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Now thru November 30

Where Cultures Meet

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

May 26 - September 22

The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Dates:       SUNDAYS, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, 2019 Time:        9:30...

Now thru September 15

Turbo Tubing… The Paddling Adventure For Everyone.

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

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Now thru June 14

Upper Nith River Experience, 5 Hour Guided Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

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Ridge Road Wine Tour

Wine Tours Toronto

550 Eglinton Ave. W. Toronto, ON Canada

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