Millworks Open House (Saturday)
Millworks, the former Valley City property in downtown Dundas, has recently been purchased by Forge and Foster. With a vision to preserve Dundas’ history and grow the downtown downtown core, Millworks is soon to be a thriving hub of community and entrepreneurship.
There will be an Open House on Saturday August 19th from 11-4pm at the Millworks building. Go visit for your chance to have the first view what’s in store for the building, meet the new owners and to contribute your ideas for the future of this piece of Dundas history.
64 Hatt Street, Dundas. 11 – 4PM.
Midsummer’s Dream (Saturday)
A Midsummer’s Dream is one of Canada’s largest colour festivals. Celebrating unity, peace, happiness and joy, it is inspired from the Holi Festival of Colours in India, a Hindu festival that celebrates the renewal of spring and the triumph of good over evil. Each colour symbolizes how people from all over the world can come together and create something beautiful, no matter the background.
Hosted in Gage Park and currently entering its sixth year, A Midsummer’s Dream features colour throwing, live music, a temple of creativity, craft vendors and food vendors. Running from 11AM to 8PM, A Midsummer’s Dream hosts activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Gage Park, Hamilton. 11 – 8PM.
(photo credit: @ihearthamilton)
Merit Milkshake Day (Saturday)
What’s summer without a milkshake? Or… milkshake beers?
Merit Brewing will be hosting a celebration of all things summer; milkshakes, craft beers, and interesting flavours. Why? “Because having fun creating flavourful and interesting beer is worth celebrating, and we want to take the chance to remember all of our favourite things about summers past.” With flavours like Fruit Loop Milkshake IPA, Neopolitan Milkshake Stout, Apple Pie Milkshake Cider and a limited return of Weekends For Breakfast London Fog Milkshake IPA, in addition to some special Milkshake guest taps, you can’t go wrong with putting this event on your to do list.
107 James N, Hamilton. 11:30AM – 2AM.
Cactus Festival (Thursday to Sunday)
The Dundas Cactus Festival is a summer tradition for several Hamiltonians. Occurring every 3rd weekend in August, Cactus Festival attracts visitors from across the country and is the unofficial ‘homecoming’ event for anyone who has lived in the valley town. Cactus Festival continues to evolve and expand, hosting free family fun for 3 days, including 4 entertainment stages, event zones and over 100 street vendors.
This August, the Festival celebrates its forty second year running, making this weekend extra special. Visit http://dundascactusfestival.ca/entertainment-2017/ for scheduling and entertainment details.
King Street, Dundas. Thursday to Sunday.
(photo credit: dundascactusfestival.ca)
HPO Brass Quintet As Part Of Seven Sundays in Gage Park (Sunday)
Unwind after a busy weekend with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as part of Seven Sundays in Gage Park. The free, outdoor concert series features the HPO’s Brass Quintet performing classical favourites in the Gage Park Bandshell. Food trucks will be on site from 6PM and the evening will conclude with the start of the Seven Sundays movie series, with a screening starting at dusk.
Get cozy and enjoy an evening of music in one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the city.
Gage Park, Hamilton. 6 – 11PM.
-Emily The Generator Intern