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Weekend events in Hamilton January 12-13, 2019

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further. We’ve found a wide range of events in and around Hamilton for all ages and interests to enjoy.

Here’s what’s happening in the city this weekend.

Beginners Crochet Workshop

When: Saturday January 12, 2019 at 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Erland Lee Home
Admission: $25

Held inside the Carriage House of the Erland Lee Museum, this beginner workshop will teach you an easy to learn stitch to make a dishcloth.

With coffee, tea and goodies being provided, this is a great opportunity to craft the morning away while meeting new friends.

PJs, Popcorn and Movies

When: Saturday January 12, 2019 at 6:15 pm
Where: J Hamilton
Admission: Free

Come and get cozy at J Hamilton with a free screening of Disney’s epic Moana (2016).

All are welcome and invited to attend. Refreshments are available for just $5 per person.

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Kingston Frontenacs

When: Saturday January 12, 2019 at 7 pm
Where: FirstOntario Centre
Admission: $22-26, available online

The Hamilton Bulldogs are back in action this Saturday afternoon.

Facing off against the Kingston Frontenacs, we expect this to be an incredible match. Come on down, cheer on your home team and support hockey in Hamilton.

Get Together Latin Night

When: Saturday January 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm
Where: 253 Kenilworth Ave
Admission: $10

What’s a better way to kick off the New Year than celebrating with great food, great Latin dancing and most of all great friends?

Whether you have two left feet or are an experienced dancer, all are welcome to this multi-level Salsa class. International Instructor William Delgado of 2Dance4Ever will be teaching this class and it’s not something to be missed. Make sure to bring your appetites as well because all attendees are welcome to an incredible roast pork buffet.

90’s Rager

When: Saturday January 12, 2019 at 10 pm
Where: Absinthe
Admission: $5, available online

Grab your Nerf gun and Pogs and prepare for Absinthe’s monthly 90’s Rager!

Take Cover will be playing your favourite 90’s hits all night long, plus DJ Party Jesus will be spinning the freshest tunes this side of Napster. Don’t feel like dancing? As always, 90’s Rager will also feature a SEGA corner with arcade games!

Canadian Toycon

When: Sunday January 13, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Burlington Holiday Inn
Admission: $5-$10

Are you a big fan of action figures, comics, toys or collectables? Come on out to the Canadian Toycon and find one of a kind pieces you won’t find anywhere else!

This is a fun event for the entire family, featuring comics, toys and memorabilia spanning across decades. Children under 12 are free.

Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor Memorial Tribute 

When: Sunday January 13, 2019 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Civic Square Burlington
Admission: Free

Over the holidays, Walk Off the Earth band member Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor sadly passed away. His friends, family and bandmates will pay tribute to him this weekend with a special hometown memorial concert.

The free event will be a celebration of Taylor’s life and legacy. Special guests include members of Barenaked Ladies, Scott Helman, Monster Truck, USS, Darenots and Saint Alvia.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Taylor’s contribution to Canadian music. He will be missed.

Photo courtesy of Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images


There’s plenty to do and see this weekend, Hamilton. Get on out there and experience something new!

What will you be doing this weekend? Are you attending any of these events? Let us know in the comments.

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