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Anne Frank


The story of Anne Frank and her life of hiding in the Secret Annex during the Second World War is a story of perseverance and bravery. Living for almost 2 years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland, she recorded her daily thoughts in a journal. Today, her journal is a testament to the prejudice that was faced by so many during the Holocaust.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is proud to present “Anne Frank- A History for Today” from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Featuring the story of Anne Frank and artifacts never before displayed in Canada. The exhibit will also focus on Canada’s role in the Liberation of Holland and the prejudices and discrimination that some Canadians faced, including those in the RCAF.

Time daily: 9:00am – 5:00pm, regular admission rates apply.

Location 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope, L0R 1W0

When/Where: 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope, L0R 1W0 – March 12- August 28th

Spring and Home Garden Show

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Spring and Home Garden Show

April 01, 2016 to April 03, 2016
Presented By: Continuum Productions Inc.
The Hamilton Spring Home and Garden Show presented by RE/MAX Escarpment Realty is the Premier Regional Home & Garden Show in Canada with the widest selection of the provinces most trusted exhibitors & brands. Come get inspired, get informed, be entertained and most importantly be ready to take advantage of great Home Show Specials and Deals.

Conveniently located, you can find us easily from any direction or major highway. And when you arrive – you can park your car for free!

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Friday April 1 12pm – 8pm
Saturday April 2 10am – 7pm
Sunday April 3 10am – 5pm

Adults (18+): $12.00
Seniors (65+): $10.00
Youths (13-17): $10.00
Kids 12 and under Free

Special Offer:
Save up to 30% off admission tickets when you buy online.

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Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum


When/Where: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – April 01, 2016 to April 03, 2016

Food and Drink Fest

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Food and Drink Fest

Food and Drink Fest
April 22, 2016 to April 24, 2016
Presented By: Beau Monde Productions

Food and Drink Fest is The Region’s Most Fun & Delicious Culinary, Wine, Spirit and Beer Expo!
Come and experience an exciting variety of Ontario VQA and International wines, spirits, craft beers, gourmet local food, specialty coffees, teas, decadent desserts as well as unique spices, sauces and marinades. Created and presented by some of the Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Niagara Regions’ most popular restaurants, culinary experts, chefs, innovative food trucks, breweries and wineries. Also enjoy exciting live musical entertainment and fun informative cooking demonstrations all in one convenient and central location!

Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, Ontario

Location: Hamilton Convention Centre


When/Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, Ontario


A Note To Our Visitors:
Thank you for visiting and your interest in the upcoming Festival! As members of the Food & Drink Fest team, we love creating unique local culinary experiences for foodies and local consumers alike.
While we encourage all to enjoy the event to the full, safety is our first priority. Therefore we ask that, should you choose to partake of alcohol at the show, that you do so in a moderate and safe fashion. Above all, we ask that you do not drink and drive. Please plan ahead, appoint a designated driver, make arrangements for taxi service or take public transit.
After almost two decades of planning live events, we have learned of one constant we can always count on: things change! Because of the nature of events like these, information on this website may be adjusted from time to time during the planning or duration of the Festival. We will try our very best to keep you up to date with the very latest news information as it becomes available.

Spring Tide Bulb Show

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Spring Tide Bulb Show

Spring Tide Bulb Show

March 11, 2016 to March 20, 2016

Spring Tide Bulb Show

Presented By » Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse
The Spring Tide Bulb Show is held each year. Hundreds of spring bulbs will be on display and the greenhouse also has a turtle pond, fish ponds and birds from the aviary. A new theme each year brings the Tropical House to life.

A great way to spend some time during March Break. Bring the family, participate in our scavenger hunt and enjoy the first sights, sounds and smells of Spring!

March 11 – 20, 2016
Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse: Enter the Gage Park parking lot off Lawrence Road, just east of Gage Avenue South. Take the pathway at the north side of the parking lot to the Horticulture Depot.

Admission is free and the show runs daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Donations to Hamilton Food Share are welcome. Donation to Hamilton Food Share would be appreciated.
Wheelchair Accessible & Free Parking.

Location: Gage Park

Phone: 905-546-2424 X 7598


When/Where: Gage Park, Hamilton




Follow Gage Avenue, south of Main Street East, to Lawrence Road and enter the park at the Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club.


Take the QEW to the Red Hill Valley Parkway. Take the King Street exit and continue through the King Street intersection on to Lawrence Road. Continue on Lawrence Road and enter Gage Park at the Roselawn Bowling Club.


Take the QEW to Hwy. 403 and exit at Main Street East. Continue east to Gage Avenue and then south (right) to Lawrence Road. Enter Gage Park at the Roselawn Bowling Club.


Take Hwy. 6 to Hwy. 403 and exit at Main Street East. Continue east to Gage Avenue and then south (right) to Lawrence Road. Enter Gage Park at the Roselawn Bowling Club.


Take Hwy. 403 eastbound and exit at Main Street East. Continue east to Gage Avenue and then south (right) to Lawrence Road. Enter Gage Park at the Roselawn Bowling Club.

March Break at Dundurn

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March Break at Dundurn

Visit Dundurn National Historic Site this March Break to explore Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum. Take a guided tour of more than 40 rooms in Dundurn Castle and discover what it was like to live and play above stairs and work and live as servants below stairs. Sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen and explore the child-friendly craft area located in the Coach House. Visit the neighbouring Hamilton Military Museum for the exhibit “Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape”. The exhibit explores the historical figures that lived around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812. Plan to visit the Coach House Gallery which has an exhibit on the First World War. The newly renovated military museum provides a self-guided experience with dress-up and hands-on activities.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Adults: $11.50, Seniors/Youth: $9.50, Children: $6.00, Infants: Free, Family: $30.00

Location: 610 York Blvd.

Phone: 905-546-2872



When/Where: 610 York Blvd, Hamilton


Dundurn Castle – Experience a guided tour of this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813. Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is the museum’s Patron and the great, great, great granddaughter of Sir Allan MacNab. The Kitchen Garden at Dundurn – William Reid was Sir Allan’s gardener for over 25 years. Explore his lovingly restored kitchen garden, where we use 1850’s tools and varieties to grow food for Dundurn Castle’s historic kitchen. Stop by the garden gate for the sights and scents of the 19th century. The Hamilton Military Museum – The tranquil landscape around the Hamilton Military Museum known as Burlington Heights was a centre of defense from 1813 to 1815. This was home to men, women and children connected to the British army and First Nations allies who came together during the conflict known as the War of 1812. The new exhibit Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape tells the stories of people who lived here by connecting artifacts, personalities and modern-day descendants. Step back in time and meet the people tied by blood to this gentle landscape. The Coach House at Dundurn – Housed in an 1870’s Coach House, this unique, meeting and reception facility can accommodate groups up to 88 people. The Coach House is also home to The Castle Shop, featuring a variety of Canadian handmade crafts, souvenirs and special gifts.

Landscaping tips with Sherry Hayes

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Landscaping tips with Sherry Hayes

Our Meet and Greet with coffee, tea and delicious treats begins at 7:00 p.m on March 14th 2016.; followed by our guest speaker at 7:30 . Guests are $2.00. Draw & 50/50!

Sherry is the founding owner and lead designer of Landscaping With Style. You will, certainly, recognize her name and face! Sherry’s accomplishments include writing landscaping and design articles for the Hamilton Spectator, and hosting a weekly landscaping and gardening show on Hamilton’s Cable 14.

Sherry is, also, an accomplished landscape artist and will have artwork available for purchase. “My exclusive ‘Photo-Painting’ On Canvas is now part of my Artscapes By Sherry Hayes Series. Through a technique that I developed I bring photography and art to life on canvas. When personalized, it is the perfect way to capture a special moment; place or subject in an extraordinary form.”

When/Where: Royal Canadian Legion – March 14th 2016

RBG Reptile Rendezvous

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RBG Reptile Rendezvous

RBG Reptile Rendezvous runs from Jan.23 to April 17 Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. Engage with the wild and wonderful world of turtles, lizards, snakes and more.
Admission Rates apply.

Reptile Rendezvous features many of the world’s most recognized reptiles—vipers, cobras, pythons, alligators, turtles–as well as many species native to Ontario. What is a Reptile? a Turtle? a Crocodilian? a Lizard? This interactive exhibit brings you face to face with these fascinating animals while debunking common myths and fostering a basic understanding of how reptiles fit into the history of life and the fabric of their native environments.


Please Visit for more information and rates.

When/Where: 680 Plains Rd – Expires April 17th 2016


Royal Botanical Gardens – Mission and Vision

We dedicate our expertise in horticulture, conservation, science and education – together with our unique gardens, facilities and natural lands – to inspire and nurture society’s commitment to the environment.

Royal Botanical Gardens is a global leader in how we use plants and the natural world to connect people, place and sustainable behaviors.

About Us

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.

Charitable donations help us to:

  • Protect and restore 2450 acres of nature sanctuaries containing environmentally sensitive habitats, where approx. 50 listed species- at-risk have made their home;
  • Teach the public and educate school children about the importance of plants and nature, and how to be environmental stewards in their community;
  • Create display gardens which beautify our region landscape and teach people how to transfer best practices into their own backyard;
  • Host events that celebrate our landscape and highlight our conservation activities (Fishway demonstrations, nature sanctuary guided tours, children’s winter exhibits); and
  • Engage in research projects and networks to pursue environmental sustainability;

Did you know that RBG?

  • Leads a province-wide “Back to Nature” Network to help kids reconnect with the outdoors;
  • Manages one of the largest freshwater marshland restoration projects of its kind in North America;
  • Since 2006, has been appointed Canada’s ‘National Focal Point for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), part of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity;

These and other leadership initiatives could not be undertaken without the support of our members, donors and volunteers.

Maple Syrup Festival

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Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

Presented By » Westfield Heritage Village
Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods. Families can purchase and enjoy a delicious, reasonably-priced pancake breakfast.

Date: March 6, 13, 20, & 27 & Good Friday March 25 and Easter Sunday, March 27; Wednesday, March 18, Thursday, March 19 of March Break
At: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton, On
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission Special Event required.

Location: 1049 Regional Road 552 (Kirkwall Road)

Phone: 519-621-8851



When/Where: Check times and dates – Westfield Heritage Village – 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton, On

James Street Supercrawl

James Street Supercrawl 2016

James Street Supercrawl

James Street Supercrawl is an annual event that celebrates the diversity of Hamilton’s James Street North district, our multi-disciplinary arts community, and the incredible spark that results with our unique mix of cultures, businesses and creative people. Supercrawl is a free evening of art and music on James Street North in Hamilton, Ontario.

Supercrawl features three days of free music spread over five stages lining the length of James Street North. The festival attracts over 100,000 visitors to watch over 50 bands, making it one of largest free music festivals in Ontario. The festival also showcases visual art, performance art, and fashion.

The arts festival has been cited as part of a larger, arts-based revival in Hamilton as the former industrial city becomes a regional center for the arts.

September 09, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Presented By: James Street North

Location: Various Locations



When/Where: September 09, 2016 to September 11, 2016 – James Street/Various Locations

Frost Bites!

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February 11, 2016 to February 14, 2016
Presented By: Hamilton Fringe Festival
FROST BITES is Hamilton’s first site-specific, winter theatre festival.Do you get the February blues, knowing you have to wait another six months to get your theatre kick at Fringe? Not this year! We’re bringing together the hottest artists and companies in the city to create an amazing event with a party-like atmosphere. Partnering with The Cotton Factory, a grand historic industrial building located at 270 Sherman Ave N, Frost Bites invites you to explore the space by experiencing unconventional theatre created in unconventional spaces throughout the building and grounds.

Dates: February 11 to 14, 2016
Venue: Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, On
A single $20 ticket grants you entry into any combination of shows that you can manage.
More information on the shows and ticket sales coming soon!

Location: Cotton Factory


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When/Where: February 11, 2016 to February 14, 2016 – 270 Sherman Ave N