If you’re looking for a unique way to experience arts and music in the city, SOMETHING ELSE! Festival is the perfect stop this summer.

Taking place in various settings across the city, the festival celebrates creative music, new jazz traditions, and adventurous art across all disciplines. With a jam-packed lineup of events. you can groove to the music all weekend long.

Zula Music & Arts Collective Hamilton

Zula Presents, for short, is a not-for-profit community arts organization comprised of a group of arts professionals with a desire to help enrich Hamilton’s cultural fabric by presenting world-renowned visiting musicians and artists, revered local, regional, national and international artists, focusing on —but not limited to— creative music, newer traditions in jazz, improvised music, the avant-garde, experimental sounds and adventurous art forms from all disciplines. Since 2014, the collective organizes an annual festival in June and a year-round music series —Something Else! Festival & Creative Music Series— as well as Watch It Burn! Composite Arts Series at various venues around Hamilton.


Event Dates: Jun 20th to Jun 22nd Free Admission Various Activity across Hamilton

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May 26

Hamilton Concert Band Stamps the Passport!

St. Andrews United Church, Hamilton, ON, 479 Upper Paradise Road, L9C5V5

Date: May 26th Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Cost: $10 at the door, children under 13...

May 26

Holmedale Art Crawl (Brantford)

162 Morrell St (Holmedale Neighbourhood), Brantford, ON, Canada

Date & Time: May 26th, 10:00am - 5:00pm Free Event Happening rain or shine!

May 28 - June 2

RBC Canadian Open

232 Golf Links Road, Ancaster, L9G 2N5

Event Dates: May 28th - Jun 2nd Ticket Prices: $28.00 and up

May 31

The PattiPayne Trio

The Gasworks Theatre, 141 Park St N #2N5, Hamilton, ON L8R 2N4

May 31st - 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Ticket Price: $25

June 1

Downtown Milton SummerFest

Downtown Milton, Main Street East, Milton, ON, Canada

Date & Times: Jun 1st, 12:00pm to 8:00pm Free event!

June 13 - 16

Sound of Music Festival

Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario

Dates & Times: June 13th - 16th, Times vary between days. Free Admission

June 20 - 27

Bronte Lake Notes

2340 Ontario St, Oakville, ON, Canada, Ontario

Dates & Times: June 20th & 27th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Free event

June 21 - 23

Oakville Family Ribfest 2024

Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, ON L6H 2L1

Dates & Times: June 21st - 23rd, Admission Fee: $5.00 Kids 8 & under are...

June 28 - July 1

Northern Heat Rib Series’24 – Stoney Creek

Eastgate Square Mall, 75 Centennial Pkwy N, Hamilton, Ontario

Dates & Times: Fri, Jun 28th - 4:00pm to 11:00pm Sat & Sun, Jun 29th...

July 5 - 7

Northern Heat Rib Series’24 – Georgetown

Trafalgar Sports Park, 11494 Trafalgar Rd Georgetown, Ontario

Dates & Times: Fri, Jul 5th - 4:00pm to 11:00pm Sat, Jul 6th - 12:00pm...

July 5 - 6

Rivers ‘n’ Roots Music Festival

Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St, Paris, ON N3L 1V5

Date & Time: Jul 5th & 6th, 3:00pm - 11:00pm Ticket Prices: Weekend Pass $250...

July 19 - 21

Northern Heat Rib Series’24 – Hamilton

CF Lime Ridge Mall, 999 Upper Wentworth St Hamilton, Ontario

Dates & Times: Fri, Jul 19th - 4:00pm to 11:00pm Sat, Jul 20th - 12:00pm...

July 21 - 23

Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow

1987 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Dates & Times: Jul 21st - 6:00pm till late Jul 22nd - 10:00am - 10:00pm...

July 26 - 28

Northern Heat Rib Series’24 – Milton

Community Sports Park, 805 Santa Maria Blvd Milton, Ontario

Dates & Times: Fri, Jul 26th - 4:00pm to 11:00pm Sat, Jul 27th - 12:00pm...

August 16 - 17

Paris Drinks Fest

Lions Park, 36 Laurel St, Paris, ON, Canada

Paris Drinks Fest is a 19+ event. Valid photo ID will be required upon entry....

August 23 - 25

Winona Peach Festival

1328 Barton St, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5L3, Canada

Dates & Times: Aug 23, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Aug 24, 10:00 AM -...

August 29 - September 2

Paris Fair 2024

139 Silver Street Paris, Ontario, N3L 1V5

Dates: Aug 29th to Sep 2nd Adults (16+) - $18 online, $20 at the gates...

September 21

Culture Days on the Trail

250 Hardy Rd, Brantford, ON N3T 5L8, Canada

Date & Time: Sept 21st, time TBC Location: Between Hardy Road parking lot, to Lafayette...

October 11 - 14

The Rockton World’s Fair

812 Old Highway 8, Rockton ON, L0R 1X0

Date & Time: Oct 11th to 14th, All day! Ticket required. Purchase through website link.

Now thru October 27

Burlington Centre Lions Farmer’s Market

777 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, Canada

Dates & Times: Every Wed, Fri & Sat, 8:00am to 2:00pm Well-behaved dogs welcome! End...

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July 10 - August 4

Adventures in the Valley Summer Camp

Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Road, Dundas, ON, Canada

Dates & Times: July 10th - 14th July 17th - 21st July 24th - 28th...

Now thru December 13

Art Crawl on James North

James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L2, Canada

Dates & Times: Second Friday of Every Month, 5:00pm till 8:00pm Free Event

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

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