Art, music, food, fun … it’s time to crawl y’all!  Is art the new steel? If you travel to Hamilton the second weekend of September, it might seem so, when the city’s downtown erupts with creativity. Supercrawl organizers pull out all the stops to host a one-of-a-kind three-day music and art festival along James Street North.

Created in 2009 to showcase Hamilton’s creative sector, Supercrawl has experienced incredible growth in its size, scope and street cred over the past seven years. In addition to being named as one of the province’s Top 100 festivals, it was recognized as Ontario’s Tourism Event of Year in 2015.

 

Here’s just a taste of what you can expect to experience at this one-of-a-kind showcase of Hamilton’s vibrant arts scene:

Musical Mashup

Supercrawl’s free music program gets bigger and better each year, and they don’t get much more varied than this. Its genre-bending musical lineup might include breakout indie pop stars, children’s singers, Canadian rockers, eclectic electronic artists, soul and R&B, home-grown talent, global music voyagers, and high-energy punk rockers, not to mention country-pop, jazz, classical, IDM, electro pop, Francophone, garage rock, indie rock, shoegaze, choral music, DJs… you get the picture.

Eye-popping Art

Supercrawl’s showcase of contemporary art projects by local, national and international talents always draws a crowd. Past features have included flame-throwing skee-ball, architectural projection art, murals, provocative neon works, monumental sculptural installations, pyrotechnic performances and much more.

Inspired Minds

Supercrawl’s Talks programming is as eclectic and entertaining as every other aspect of the festival. Hear from artists, authors and creative insiders, take in short films, listen to live storytelling sessions, and more. Be sure to check out this year’s lineup before you go.

Creative Kids

Some festivals are geared to adults, but Supercrawl’s spirit of creative play means that all ages will find lots to see and do, whether in or out of the Family Zone. Kids will love the hands-on arts and craft activities, dancers and musicians, street performances and kid-friendly food.
Music, art and fun are just the beginning of this supersized street party. There will also be fashion events, independent street vendors, awesome after-parties and of course a fleet of food trucks serving up treats on the street.

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Garden Tour

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

10 to 20 Minutes. 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm.

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Spey Casting Lessons

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

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Now thru December 31

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3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3

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