Discovery at the Fishway

Friday’s from May – June | 2:30PM
Fishway, Cootes Paradise – Hamilton, ON
Watch RBG ecologists at work as they assist migrating fish to their spawning grounds in Cootes Paradise Marsh! The Fishway is located at the outlet of Cootes Paradise Marsh, a short walk from Princess Point accessed along the Desjardins Trail.
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Culinary Kids Club

Every Sunday till June 16th, 2024 | 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Ireland House Museum – 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON
Culinary Kids Club is a once monthly drop-off program at Ireland House Museum on Sunday afternoons between 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Culinary Kids Club is a hands-on program, designed for children between the ages of 8 – 12 years old.
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Art Crawl on James North

May 10, 2024 | 5:00PM
James St N, Hamilton ON
Come explore Art Crawl, where you’ll be met with the friendly welcome of a block party and the excitement of a street festival where you never know what you might stumble across. The best way to experience Art Crawl is to set off on foot and bring along a few friends.

  • On the second Friday of every month, Art Crawl transforms James Street North into a celebration of art, music, and food.
  • Studios, galleries, shops, and restaurants keep their doors open late to welcome visitors who fill the sidewalks.

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Mom’s Night Out | Tea & Donuts Tasting Workshop

May 10, 2024 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Joseph Brant Museum – 1240 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington, ON
Join in for a delicious evening filled with tea and donuts at the Museums of Burlington’s Mom’s Night Out: Tea & Donut Tasting Workshop. Katie Cyr of Monarch Tea Co. will be teaming up with Bloomer’s Burlington to lead a 1-hour interactive workshop pairing tea blends with complementary donuts. Tickets are $55/person ($50/members) and include 3 tea and donut pairings, a tea-infused cocktail, and admission to the museum galleries.
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Why Not Wine Festival

May 10 – May 11, 2024
Bridgeworks – 200 Caroline St N, Hamilton ON
Get your wine-loving friends together for a weekend of wine sipping when the Why Not Wine Festival comes to Bridgeworks this spring. The two-day festival includes everything from wine sampling, to local food vendors, to live entertainment. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a night out with friends.
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Lucky Lion Night Market

May 10 – May 12, 2024 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Bayfront Park – 200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton ON
Bring your friends and family out for a culinary adventure when the Lucky Lion Night Market returns to Bayfront Park this spring. Celebrate Asian culture and sample culinary delights from diverse and talented vendors. While enjoying your food, stroll through the park and experience interactive lion dancers. It’s an experience you won’t forget!
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Sew Hungry

May 11, 2024 | 11:00 AM
Ottawa Street Shopping District – 204 Ottawa St N, Hamilton ON
Get your friends and family together for a restaurant and food truck rally like no other when Sew Hungry returns to Hamilton this spring. Spend the day strolling Ottawa Street at this annual festival where you can sample culinary treats from a variety of food trucks, pop into one of the many restaurants, wander through the unique retail stores, and enjoy live music throughout the day. Food trucks will be stationed along Ottawa Street North from Barton to Main.
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Burlington Centre Lions Farmer’s Market

May 15 – October 27, 2024
777 Guelph Line, Burlington ON
A feature of Burlington since 1959 — 2024 is the 66TH Year! Feed your family wholesome food! The vendors carry a wide variety of locally grown fresh produce, baking, meats, cheese, eggs etc. Come browse through the market; you can find everything from Apples to Zucchini. You haven’t tasted produce until you’ve had fresh off the farm. You will find the freshest food available and you will be supporting your local farmers.
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Summer on the Rocks

May 16, 2024 | 9AM – 4PM
Rock Garden – 1185 York Boulevard, Hamilton ON
Join in for an unforgettable patio experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of RBG’s Rock Garden. Enjoy a custom dining journey crafted by talented culinary teams, offering everything from sit-down bistro fare to laid-back picnic style dining complete with live musical entertainment, cozy fire pits, and Muskoka chairs scattered throughout the garden. Unwind after work, plan a romantic date night, or gather with family and friends for a memorable social evening at RBG’s Summer on the Rocks. Don’t miss out on this patio event series that promises to elevate your summer.
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Paddling in Paradise: Spring Canoe Tours

May 18, 2024, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Arboretum – 16 Old Guelph Road, Hamilton ON
Explore Cootes Paradise by canoe to get a glimpse of the astounding life that depends on a healthy marsh for survival. Led by one of the experienced and knowledgeable canoe guides, you’ll enjoy a few hours on the water learning about the history of Cootes Paradise introducing you to the wonders of exploring the natural world by canoe.
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Arts Burlington Spring Sale

May 25 – May 26, 2024 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ON
100+ artists will be showcasing their finest works in this bi-annual art show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26 from 10-5, at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Each of the 6 Guilds of Arts Burlington will be showcasing their hand-crafted work in clay, paint, wood, fibre or photo. Come to enjoy the show and take home a unique Burlington-maker piece.
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In the Open Air

May 26, 2024 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre – 1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd E, Oakville ON
Bring along your friends, family, and picnic blankets, and revel in the allure of Intrada Brass. Nestled among the verdant surroundings of Joshua Creek, this captivating outdoor concert guarantees an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts of all ages. From timeless classical pieces to contemporary compositions, Intrada Brass promises to enchant your senses with their skill and ardor for music. Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or new to the brass band scene, this concert assures to enthrall and invigorate.
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