PLAN YOUR WEEKEND
Dundurn National Historic Site offers free Historic Garden Tours Saturdays and Sundays in July. The one-hour tours are held starting at 12:30 and 2 p.m. Stories and historic gardening shared by costumed garden staff. www.hamilton.ca/attractions/ hamilton-civic-museums/ dundurn-national-historic-site
Pedal tractor collectors are displaying their collections of vintage, rare and custom pedal tractors on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, Merritt Hall, 630 Trinity Rd., Ancaster. Admission is $5 and children are free.
Sweet Summer Sundays
Relax and enjoy the tranquility of Westfield Heritage Village in the summertime. Bring a picnic and find a shady spot under a sprawling maple. Summer Sundays runs from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The village is located at 1049 Kirkwall Rd. in Rockton. conservationhamilton.ca
Got your backer button yet? The annual Hamilton Fringe Festival continues daily until July 24 with more than 40 companies offering musicals, physical theatre, dance, comedies, drama, science fiction and sketch comedy at 11 downtown venues. Tickets are no more than $10 per show, available at the door one hour before showtime. You must also buy a $5 fringe backer button to access the festival. Visit hamiltonfringe.ca http://www.thespec.com/events/ 6763926-322342-fringe-festival-findit-all-here
Under the big top
The Shrine Circus is in town, Spectac! 2016 is at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S., for the weekend. Show times are Saturday at noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission. http://www.thespec.com/events/ 6767424-323796-shrine-circus/
Worlds of music
The Hamilton World Music Festival brings the world to Hamilton this weekend. Celebrate our multicultural community with food and craft vendors, live music on two stages from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Gage Park. Free admission.
Futures and fortunes
The Psychic and Wellness Fair at Erland Lee Museum this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., promises so many vendors, demonstrations, readers and more that they will be situated indoors and out. Come out and treat your body, mind and spirit. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Erland Lee Museum is located at 552 Ridge Rd. in Stoney Creek.
Honda Indy Toronto
Heading down the QEW? Make note there are closures along Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to Ontario Street, July 15 to 17 for the Honda Indy Toronto.
Safe to swim?
Confederation Park Beach, and Van Wagner’s Beach are closed as tested July 12 and 13. Bayfront Beach is closed for the 2016 swimming season due to a history of high levels of bacteria and/or toxins. In Halton, Beachway Park, Prospect Park Old Beach and Bronte Beach Park are closed as tested July 12 and 7. For information, call 905-546-2189 for Hamilton and 1-866-442-5866 for Halton or visit hamilton.ca/beaches or halton.ca/beaches