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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GEMSTONE MINING

Adventure Village

580 Van Wagners Beach Road Hamilton, Ontario L8E 3L8

Mon - Thurs 10 am - 9pm, Friday 12 - 10pm; Saturday 10am - 10pm;...

Now thru September 15

Learn to Kayak

Staycation Beach and Boat Rentals Inc.

Binbrook Conservation Area, 5050 Harrison Road, Hamilton, Ontario

Price: $100-$145 Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 2 to 1.5 hr sessions July 7 & 14...

Now thru November 7

Upper Nith River Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Starting point at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris, at 10:00 am Canoe - regular...

Now thru October 31

Stay At Home with Theatre Aquarius

Theatre Aquarius

190 King William Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1A8

Free - 7 days a week

Now thru October 2

KRAZY KARS

Adventure Village

580 Van Wagners Beach Road Hamilton, Ontario L8E 3L8

Opening Canada Day weekend! Call for pricing! Hours Mon to Thurs 12-9pm; Fri 12-10pm, Sat...

August 22 - 23

Adult/Teen Summer Art Classes – Outdoor Photography

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford

10 am – 4 pm each day; Location is at the Coach House & Gardens;...

August 7 - September 10

Adult/Teen Summer Art Classes – Write, Write, Write

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford, ON N3T 5G9

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Coach House for 6 weeks; $120 non-members /...

Now thru October 2

Feed the Alpacas

Alpacas From Eighth & Mud

232 8th Rd E, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3M2

For the summer months we will be open: Thursday to Sunday 10:00 to 4:30; To book...

August 9 - 16

Ghost Walks of Spruce Lane Farm

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

1219 Burloak Drive, Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter

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Guided 2 day /1 night Youth River Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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Starting point at 113 Grand River St N, Paris; Starting time at 9 am; Canoe...

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Ring Of Fire

Theatre Aquarius

190 King William Street, Hamilton, ON

Various Prices; Weekdays Tuesday to Friday 7:30 pm shows Saturday 1:30 Matinee; Evening 7:30 show...

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