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