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Weekend events in Hamilton April 27-28, 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.

Textile Recycling Drive

When: Saturday April 27, 2019 from 8 am – 12 pm
Where: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Admission: Free

Do you have any textiles or clothing pieces that aren’t in a good enough condition to be sold or donated? Avoid putting them in a landfill by bringing your goods to this weekend’s Textile Recycling Drive.

Accepted items include clothes, towels, curtains, linens, bedding, socks, underwear, shoes, purses and belts.

Hamilton Toys, Comics and Collectables Show

When: Saturday April 27, 2019 from 9 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Leander Boat Club
Admission: $3-$5

Love games, comics and collectables? You can’t miss the Hamilton Toys, Comics and Collectables show.

With over 60 tables featuring vendors from across Ontario, this weekend’s show will include vintage and current action figures, toys, comic books, graphic novels, video games and so much more.

Beautiful Alleys – Team Up to Clean Up

When: Saturday April 27, 2019 from 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Memorial City Elementary School
Admission: Free

It’s important for Hamilton to have safe laneways and alleys that all people can enjoy. The first step to ensuring safety is making sure these areas are clean.

Come meet your neighbours, help clean up the Ottawa neighbourhood and give the gift of safe, clean and beautiful pathways.

Forge FC vs. York9 FC

When: Saturday April 27, 2019 at 1 pm
Where: Tim Hortons Field
Admission: $39-$72, available online

This Saturday marks the first-ever Canadian Premier League match — with Hamilton kicking off the inaugural game on our home turf!

Hamilton’s Forge FC will face off against York9 FC; let’s cheer on our home team and secure the win.

Virtual Reality Experience – BBC 1943 Berlin Blitz

When: Saturday April 27, 2019 and Sunday April 28, 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.

Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Sale

When: Saturday April 27, 2019 and Sunday April 28, 2019 from 12 – 5 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Admission: Free

Art collectors, rejoice! The annual AGH Art Sale is back this weekend.

This special event offers the opportunity to purchase works created by Canadian artists, designers and craftspeople, many of whom are from the Greater Hamilton Area and Southern Ontario.

Family Fun Day at the AGH

When: Sunday April 28, 2019 from 1 – 3:30 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Admission: $5 per family

Ever wondered what your child thinks about art? Come join the Art Gallery of Hamilton for it’s Family Fun Day and learn with your kids how to look at art carefully and think creatively.

Family Fun Day will begin with a miniature tour of the second floor exhibitions, followed by a hands-on art class. At the end of the class, your family will have a beautiful, one of a kind work of art to take home.

Brewery Brunch with The Diplomat

When: Sunday April 28, 2019 from 12 – 3 pm
Where: Collective Arts Brewing
Admission: $30, available online

Beer and brunch, what could be better than that? Join Collective Arts Brewing for a delicious buffet-style brunch served by The Diplomat.

Sweet and soulful Hamilton folk musician Brad Soucie will be performing as you sip on some sours and go in on some bacon and waffles. This is a 19+ event.

Pinball for Humanity

When: Sunday April 28, 2019 from 5–8:30 pm
Where: Arcade
Admission: $5

Love pinball and supporting worthy causes? Test your skills at Arcade this Sunday at their charity pinball tournament in support of Habitat for Humanity Hamilton.

The qualifying round will take place from 5 to 7 pm, with each player getting up to 8 attempts. If 20 or less players register, the top half of players with the best scores will qualify for finals. If more than 20 register, only the top 10 qualify for finals.

Arcade will be donating each $5 registration fee to Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, but donating what you can above $5 is greatly appreciated.

Hammer City Samba

When: Sunday April 28, 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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