Welcome back to the blog to kick off this week – the last week of June and the lead-up to the long Canada Day weekend!
This is officially, 100% the first long weekend of the summer and it couldn’t come at a better time! Ok, obviously it has to come at this time, since July 1st is, in fact, Canada Day…but you know what we mean. The long Victoria Day weekend seems AGES ago, and we are truly ready to embrace July. No more school, long summer evenings ahead, vacation time (hopefully!) and just everything summer has to offer.
And, as usual, we have your guide to lots of the fun stuff happening around the area for your long weekend planning abilities. If you’re looking for a place to happen this coming weekend, keep reading, because we will try to point you toward the perfect options for whatever you’re feeling!
First of all, let’s feature one of Hamilton’s truly great festivals It’s Your Festival, celebrating 50 years this year! 50 years of musical entertainment, foods of the world, arts and culture, and much more. Check out the website for all the details, and make a plan to make your way to Gage Park for all the fun and festivities.
If it’s fireworks you’re after, Hamilton has you covered! Find out all about the where and when on the city’s webpage. Musical entertainment, food trucks, vendors and more! The City of Burlington also has a lot going on for Canada Day down at Spencer Smith park on the lovely waterfront, and you can find more information on their website here. And, going a little further afield, check out To Do Canada for a roundup of all the fireworks events going on all over the country this weekend, in case you feel like a little (or a large) road trip!
The annual military tattoo happens at Dundurn Castle on July 1st, and the city’s website also gives all the details of what’s happening at all of Hamilton’s museums for the long weekend and beyond!
For more – and you know there’s bound to be more – visit Tourism Hamilton and start making your plans!
And, of course, whatever you do, please do it safely, responsibly, and with sunscreen applied as often as necessary! And, finally, let us know about anything we may have missed!
Enjoy the week, everyone. Four more days until a three-day weekend…we can do it!