No plans this weekend? It’s show time from the annual Fringe Festival, the Grand River Powwow to outdoor movies.
Got your backer button yet? The annual Hamilton Fringe Festival continues daily until July 30 with more than 50 companies offering musicals, physical theatre, dance, comedies, drama, science fiction and sketch comedy at 10 downtown venues. Tickets are no more than $10 per show, available at the door one hour before showtime. You must also buy a one-time $5 fringe backer button to access the festival. For full show listings, times and locations, visit hamiltonfringe.ca
The Grand River Powwow is at Chiefswood Park, Six Nations of the Grand River, 254 Brant County Rd., Ohsweken. Many dancers and singers representing every major North American native cultural group dressed in their finest regalia are expected to attend. It showcases traditional and contemporary art and crafts. Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 and $2 for children and a weekend pass is $15. grpowwow.ca
Food from trucks
More than 30 food trucks will be parked at Spencer Smith Park this weekend. In support of The Hospital for Sick Children, this fully licensed two day festival also includes live music, children’s midway, eating challenges. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Spencer Smith Park is along Lakeshore Road in Burlington between Maple and Brant streets.
Hamilton’s World Music Festival is three days of music, food and family friendly fun, rain or shine. The free festival runs Friday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m., at the Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. E. Expect to see local musicians along with artists from the rest of Canada and international artists on tour. hamiltonworldmuscifest.com
Music in the City
Quarter in the Bag is featured Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Rooftop Garden of Jackson Square, 2 King St. W. Music in the City runs on select Saturdays; and Monday to Friday, noon to 2 p.m.
Bring your blanket, sleeping bag or folding chair to watch the show on Saturday. Films in Forest features Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Rd., Dundas. Arrive by 7:30 p.m., the film begins at dusk. Admission is $15 per car. conservationhamilton.ca