The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - Com­piled by Jen­nifer Moore, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor


Hamil­ton Ribfest is at Gage Park this week­end. Be ready for a week­end full of food, fun and en­ter­tain­ment. At­trac­tions for chil­dren and adults will keep ev­ery­one happy. Ad­mis­sion is free and Ribfest features a va­ri­ety of food ven­dors, craft booths, mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment, and a kids’ zone. Hours are 4-11 p.m. Fri­day, 11-11 p.m. Satur­day and 11-7 p.m. Sun­day.


The 60th CANUSA Games, a com­pe­ti­tion of in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion be­tween Hamil­ton and Flint, Mich., is Fri­day through Sun­day in Flint. The games are an Olympic-style com­pe­ti­tion bring­ing to­gether more than 1,400 ath­letes who par­tic­i­pate in the friendly ri­valry of 16 sports. For sport­ing ar­eas and times, see canusagames.com

His­toric gar­den tours

Dun­durn Na­tional His­toric Site features its Kitchen Gar­den, which catered to the MacNab fam­ily. Cos­tumed gar­den staff will tell sto­ries and pass along his­toric gar­den­ing knowl­edge. Tours are Aug. 12-13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. at Dun­durn His­toric Site, 610 York Blvd. Free out­door event. 905-546-2872

Hello Fall Gift and Crafts Mar­ket

Say good­bye to sum­mer and wel­come the fall sea­son Aug. 13, 10-3 p.m. at the An­caster Fair­grounds, 630 Trin­ity Rd. More than 100 small busi­nesses and lo­cal ar­ti­sans will tickle your fancy. Ad­mis­sion is $2.

Peace by piece

A must see, the Quilt of Be­long­ing is a tex­tile art project span­ning 120 feet. It is com­prised of 263 blocks, each cre­ated to rec­og­nize Canada’s di­ver­sity. It cel­e­brates our com­mon hu­man­ity and pro­motes com­pas­sion among peo­ple. This ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes a va­ri­ety of pro­gram­ming that is fam­ily-friendly and will ex­cite all in­ter­ests as we cel­e­brate Canada’s 150th birth­day this year. The quilt is show­ing Satur­day and Sun­day from noon-5 p.m. at the Cot­ton Fac­tory, 270 Sher­man Ave. N. The last day to see the quilt is Aug. 16. 905-547-8256.


The Art Gallery of Hamil­ton’s sum­mer week­end work­shops for fam­i­lies is Satur­day, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Share cre­ative time to­gether. Af­ter vis­it­ing the stu­dio, check out the ex­hi­bi­tions. Gallery One ad­mis­sion is not in­cluded; Gallery Two is free for ev­ery­one. Par­ents are re­quired to stay with chil­dren at all times. The work­shops are free for AGH mem­bers; non-mem­bers pay $5 per fam­ily (two adults and up to four chil­dren). AGH, 123 King St. W. 905-527-6610

Jazz fest in down­town Burling­ton

This free event runs rain or shine Satur­day, 3-5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on the Plaza 440 Lo­cust St. Amanda Martinez per­forms 3-5 p.m. and Laila Biali, 7-9 p.m.

Ac­ton Leather­town Fes­ti­val

His­toric down­town Ac­ton is cel­e­brat­ing 26 years Sun­day, 11-5 p.m. The fam­ily fes­ti­val features street ven­dors, crafts, food, arts, en­ter­tain­ment, clas­sic car show and ex­hibitors. 519-853-9555

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.