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Weekend events in Hamilton February 9-10, 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.

Winterfest Canteen

When: Saturday February 9, 2019 from 10 am – 9 pm
Where: Waterdown Memorial Park Rotary Skating Loop
Admission: Free

Held at the Waterdown Rotary Memorial Skating Loop, the Canteen is a Winterfest pop-up event that animates Waterdown’s premier park.

The Canteen will feature live music, free skating, a winter marketplace, a fire pit, an air hockey tournament, an obstacle course for kids, the Bookmobile & story-telling by the Hamilton Public Library, and all kinds of tasty treats.

Chinese New Year Festival

When: Saturday February 9, 2019 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1 – 2 pm
Where: Hamilton Children’s Museum
Admission: Free

Come and join in the celebration of Chinese New Year!

Great fun for the entire family, Jessica Yue from Jessica Dancing Studio will be on site to share the history of the Chinese New Year Festival and will perform several traditional dances. This seated event is intended for visitors 5 years old and up.

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Ottawa 67s

When: Saturday February 9, 2019 at 4pm
Where: FirstOntario Centre
Admission: $22-26, available online

The Hamilton Bulldogs are back in action this Saturday afternoon.

Facing off against the Ottawa 67s, we expect this to be an incredible match. Come on down, cheer on your home team and support hockey in Hamilton.

Spiders Alive!

When: Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, 2019 from 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 
Royal Botanical Gardens
Admission: 
$10-18

In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spider anatomy and evolutionary history, learn about their signature traits, and be surprised by little-known defense mechanisms.

In addition to the live spiders representing approximately 17 species, the exhibition includes larger-than-life models of spiders, a climbable spider model, and a 100-million-year-old fossil of a spider in limestone.

The Ring’s Hamilton Winter Wedding Expo

When: Sunday February 10, 2019 from 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Carmen’s Banquet Centre
Admission: Free when you register online, $5 at the door

Wedding bells in your future? You can’t miss The Ring’s Hamilton Wedding Expo!

This weekend’s expo will be filled with talented, style-savvy exhibitors, live design palettes, giveaways, new designers, and the latest products and services. There will even be a massive sample sale with gowns starting at just $99!

Winterfest AGH Family Fun Day

When: Sunday February 10, 2019 from 1 – 4 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Admission: $5 per family

Warm up at the Art Gallery of Hamilton with the ones you love this weekend!

The Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Winterfest edition of Family Fun Day includes pop-up tours, family yoga, art activities, and a performance that celebrates Black History Month.

Japanese Film Festival: Nihon Eigasai

When: Sunday February 10, 2019 from 1 – 5 pm
Where: Hamilton Central Library
Admission: Free

Visit Central Hamilton Public Library this Sunday for free screenings of movies from Japan.

Japanese refreshments will be served. There will be a brief intermission between films and after the screening there will be a brief Q+A. All films will be in Japanese with English subtitles.


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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