The days are getting longer. The temperatures are rising. It’s time to crawl out of that cozy winter hibernation zone, turn off the tv and go find some fun. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, architectural inspiration, flight fun with Dad, great live music or an artistic encounter with animals, just point your car toward Hamilton Halton Brant and you’ll find endless inspiration for amazing spring adventures!
Please note, as event schedules continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, be sure to check event websites prior to your visit to confirm that it has not been postponed or rescheduled.
Full Steam Ahead
Calling all train fans! Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days are a fun way to make tracks into spring! Head to the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology on May 3, May 30, June 13, June 28, July 26, August 9 and August 30 for this free all-ages event. Hosted by the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers miniature railway club, you and your crew can learn all about steam engines on a free, self-guided tour of the museum and then climb about a miniature steam engine for your very own ride. Hours are from 11 am – 4 pm.
Come and Knock on Our Doors
Architecture buffs and design aficionados can tour some of Hamilton Halton Brant’s most interesting historic homes for free when the region celebrates Doors Open 2020 on May 2 and 3.
In addition to touring the castle, get time tested gardening tips at Dundurn National Historic Site’s Kitchen Garden. Immerse yourself in the impressive restoration work that’s just been completed at Whitehern Historic House and Garden.
Step into the cellar where the Gage family retreated while the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside of their home at Battlefield House Museum and Park.
Soar to New Heights on Father’s Day
The whole family can enjoy first-class Father’s Day weekend fun at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s 2020 Flyfest.Many of the Museum’s vintage aircraft will be flown throughout both days and YOU get to be part of the action! Discounted rides are offered in a variety of aircraft, including biplanes like the Tiger Moth and Stearman, trainers such as the Chipmunk and Harvard and World War II transport planes like the Beech 18, Douglas Dakota or rugged Norseman.
Catch the Beat at Canada’s Largest Music Festival
Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is an event for every music lover’s bucket list. From the ticketed kick-off concert featuring headliners Sum 41 and Third Eye Blind, to free concerts, a club series, children’s village and more, this can’t-miss event on the shores of Lake Ontario has something for everyone.
Capture Some Wild Moments
Whether you’re snapping with a smartphone or camera, Conservation Halton’s spring photography workshops are a great way to amp up your wildlife photography skills. Raptors In Focus workshops on April 19, May 9, and June 14 will allow you to get lens to beak with rescued raptors at Mountsberg Conservation Area. Specialized photography workshops on April 26 and June 10, also at Mountsberg, will offer great tips to take better pics and you’ll go home with stunning shots.