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Weekend events in Hamilton April 20-21, 2019

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further. We’ve found a wide range of events in and around Hamilton for all ages and interests to enjoy.

Here’s what’s happening in the city this weekend.

Meet the Easter Bunny at the Market

When: Saturday April 20, 2019 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Admission: Free

Hop to it, Hamilton! The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the Farmers’ Market this Saturday to celebrate this holiday season.

The Easter Bunny will be interacting and posing for pictures with guests, as well as giving away sweet treats to young visitors.

Concession Bunny Hop

When: Saturday April 20, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Concession Street
Admission: Free

Enjoy a family friendly Easter activity this weekend at the Concession Street Bunny Hop.

For this year’s Bunny Hop, there will be free bunny ears available for the first 100 kids that visit the Concession BIA office (534 Concession St). Along Concession Street there will be sweet treats available from the Easter Bunny, a scavenger hunt for Easter Bunny stuffies, sidewalk sales from fabulous businesses, prizes, and raffles to be won.

Easter Eggstravaganza

When: Saturday April 20, 2019 from 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Downtown Dundas BIA
Admission: Free

The Downtown Dundas BIA is proud to be hosting this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza.

To celebrate Easter, there will be in-store draws at over 70 stores, free face painting and hot apple cider at Memorial Square, free horse and trolley rides at The Collins Brewhouse, and a petting zoo at Eccles Auto Service.

Glitter – Bellydance Show

When: Saturday April 20, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 pm
Where: The Casbah
Admission: $15, kids under 18 attend for free

Looking to add some sparkle and excitement to your weekend? Get inspired at this month’s Glitter showcase.

Glitter is a professional, curated bellydance showcase that celebrates artistry and the importance of dance. This weekend’s show is hosted by Eshe and Mahasti and will feature special guests Alyssa Nedich, Tribe Maya Fire, Invoketress, and Angela Josephine. All ages are welcome.

Teenage Head Record Release Show

When: Saturday April 20, 2019 at 9 pm
Where: This Ain’t Hollywood
Admission: $27, available online

Teenage Head is back in Hamilton this weekend to celebrate the rerelease of their debut record.

Arguably one of the most importance pieces of Canadian Rock n’ Roll music, the ever brilliant Teenage Head debut album is once again available on vinyl courtesy of Warner Canada. Along with Teenage Head, Flesh Rag plus DJs Broken Mohawk and Run MDC will be performing. Physical copies of the record will be available for purchase.

90’s Rager

When: Saturday April 20, 2019 at 10 pm
Where: Absinthe
Admission: $5, available online

Grab your Nerf gun and Pogs and prepare for Absinthe’s monthly 90’s Rager!

Take Cover will be playing your favourite 90’s hits all night long, plus DJ Party Jesus will be spinning the freshest tunes this side of Napster. Don’t feel like dancing? As always, 90’s Rager will also feature a SEGA corner with arcade games!

Virtual Reality Experience – BBC 1943 Berlin Blitz

When: Saturday April 20, 2019 and Sunday April 21, 2019 from 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Admission: Free with regular admission ($10-$15)

The BBC has created a masterfully animated Virtual Reality Experience using Vaughan-Thomas’ original war recordings, which vividly capture the danger of the bombing raid.

This unique cinematic experience transports visitors inside the bomber as the crew endures endless flak and a night fighter attack in their journey to the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe.

Presented in immersive Virtual Reality, this powerful experience is the closest that one can get to truly experiencing the bravery demonstrated by Bomber Command. The 14-minute experience is available for those aged 13 and up on a first come, first serve basis.

Hammer City Samba

When: Sunday April 21, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: The Sky Dragon Centre Studio
Admission: Free

Come learn to play some funky beats with Hammer City Samba.

Hammer City Samba is a community percussion band; no experience is necessary and instruments are provided. All ages are welcome.


There’s plenty to do and see this weekend, Hamilton. Get on out there and experience something new!

What will you be doing this weekend? Are you attending any of these events? Let us know in the comments.

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