It’s July 1st and if you’re looking for things to do in Hamilton for Canada Day, you’ve stumbled across the right page! The festivities have already begun around the city, and here’s a list of just some of the things that you can take part of on this national holiday:
Start off your Canada Day with some hearty pancakes from the Rotary Club of Dundas. Fill up on these freshly made pancakes for only $7 for adults, $4 for children, and $20 for families of four. Breakfast runs 8 am – 12 pm.
Wild Waterworks Celebration
Wild WaterWorks are promising flags, pins, stickers, themed games, contests, and cake to celebrate the day! The park all be open 11 am – 6 pm, and be sure to sneak some red and white in your wardrobe to receive $3.00 off admission at the gate; service persons receive free entry. For more information, visit the Wild Waterworks website.
Canada Day Celebration of the City of Hamilton
Walk on down to the waterfront parks (Bayfront Park and Pier 4 Park) tonight for a variety of free activities starting at 6 pm! There all be face painting, balloonists, aerial group performances, and even an interactive arts mural. Feeling hungry? More than a dozen local food trucks will be on site. And of course, right at 10 pm, the fireworks will begin over the water. Worried about transportation? Free shuttle busses will be available from downtown to Pier 4 Park. For more information, visit the City of Hamilton website.
Canada Day at Westfield Heritage Village
Take a tour through the historical Westfield Heritage Village and catch a glimpse of what life was like in early Canada. From 12:30 – 4:00 pm, volunteers in period clothing will entertain the crowds with historical details and demonstrations, and visitors will be able to stroll through the beautiful gardens, forests, and trails.
Canada Day in Glanbrook
Located at Famee Furlane, celebrations begin at 12 pm with children’s activities running all day long, bocce ball, live music, a beer tent, over 30 vendors and more! Fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm and wristbands are available at the gate.
Panorama at the Royal Botanical Gardens
Today marks the beginning of RGB’s month-long show Panorama, which celebrates the culture and heritage of the Americas and the Caribbean. Throughout the day, there will be live Canadian entertainment, including Aboriginal music and dance, reptile shows and fiddling and dancing. Admission (free for RBG members) is $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for students/seniors, $7 for children aged 4-12 and children under 4 are free. Visit the RGB website for more information.
Canada Day Military Tattoo
Back again, the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipes and Drums perform in front of Dundurn Castle at 7 pm. The event will feature the red coated defenders of Canada West at Ridgeway during the Fenian Raid of 1866 and demonstrations of cavalry tactics and field formations by the Canadian Great War Society’s Canadian Volunteer Cavalry Squad.