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Weekend events in Hamilton June 8-9, 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.

Yoga with Alpacas and Sheep

When: Saturday June 8, 2019 from 9 am – 2 pm
Where: Fibre Friends Yoga
Admission: $20, register online

Fibre Friends Yoga is pleased to offer an incredible outdoor yoga experience unlike any other. At a Fibre Friends, you will participate in a yoga class amongst alpacas and sheep.

The alpacas are very calm and curious, while the sheep are very well socialized and love being around people. The outdoor setting is very peaceful; the collective humming from the alpacas will ease you into meditation. Be sure to bring your own yoga mat and towel.

Outdoor Summer Planter Workshop

When: Saturday June 8, 2019 from 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Erland Lee Museum
Admission: $35, register online

Come create a beautiful planter to decorate your porch or patio for the summer.

This planter workshop includes all materials needed to make your dream planter, as well as refreshments.

Concession Streetfest

When: Saturday June 8, 2019 from 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Concession Street
Admission: Free

The annual Concession Street Fest is back and better than ever.

This year’s festival will include live music, street performers, vendors, sidewalk sales, crafts, and many kids’ activities. Put your sunscreen on and enjoy one of the best festivals of the summer.

Concession Street will be closed between Upper Wentworth and East 25th for the festival.

Opening Weekend at Wild Water Works

When: Saturday June 8, 2019 from 11 am – 8 pm
Where: Wild Water Works
Admission: $18.35 and up

Ready to beat the heat? Wild Waterworks officially opens this weekend for the 2019 season.

With a wave pool, lazy river, and six water slides to choose from, there’s plenty of ways to keep cool and have fun at the water park. You can click here for the full season schedule.

Gage Park Community Barbecue

When: Saturday June 8, 2019 from 1 – 4 pm
Where: Gage Park
Admission: Free

Looking to get out and get to know your community this weekend? Visit Gage Park this Saturday afternoon for their free community barbecue.

Perfect for all ages, the barbecue will feature delicious food, games, prizes, and a special kids program.

RBC Canadian Open

When: Saturday June 8, 2019 and Sunday June 9, 2019 at 7 am
Where: Hamilton Golf and Country Club
Admission: $25 and up, available online

Played almost annually since 1904, the Canadian Open is the third oldest continuously running tournament on the PGA TOUR, after The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.

This year will be the sixth time the Hamilton Golf and Country Club has played host to Canada’s National Open Championship. This is a must-see event for all golf lovers.

Dundas Buskerfest

When: Saturday June 8, 2019 and Sunday June 9, 2019 from 11:30 am – 10 pm, 11:30 am – 6 pm
Where: Downtown Dundas
Admission: Free

The Dundas Buskerfest is an annual street festival that welcomes exciting artists from all over the world.

Each summer, strongmen, acrobats, jugglers and musicians flood the streets of Dundas to show off their unique and spectacular skills. The festival is a must-see for all ages that draws loyal attendees from across Ontario and beyond.

Hamilton Mountain Rib and Craft Beer Fest

When: Saturday June 8, 2019 and Sunday June 9, 2019 from 12 – 11 pm, 12 – 7 pm
Where: T.B. Mcquesten Park
Admission: Free

Nothing says summer like the aroma of sizzling gourmet meats on smoking hot grills!

With plenty of rides, activities, and kid-friendly food, Ribfest is an event the entire family can enjoy.

Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF

When: Sunday June 9, 2019 from 8 am – 3 pm
Where: Bayfront Park
Admission: Free

Come together this Sunday morning and walk to raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes research.

This fundraising walk begins at Pier 4 Park, goes along the Waterfront Trail, around Bayfront Park and all the way back. This event will feature live music, kids activities and a barbecue lunch. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Footsteps for Families Walk

When: Sunday June 9, 2019 from 10 am – 2 pm
Where: ArcelorMittal Dofasco Recreation Park
Admission: $25 registration fee

Ronald McDonald House Charities SCO is hosting Footsteps For Families Walk and Play-a-Thon.

This family oriented event attracts walkers of all ages who, after the walk, stay to enjoy activities, entertainment, animals, a barbecue lunch and more.


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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