There's TONS happening in Hamilton this weekend, from fire eaters to art shows, so I'm going to get right to it.
Buskerfest: June 4-6 // Downtown Dundas // With flame throwers, jugglers, acrobats, clowns and more from all over the world, it's no wonder this is one of Hamilton's most anticipated annual events. And of course in between the entertainment you can browse the many local crafts and yummy food stalls lining the streets.
Paul Richard James Art Opening : June 5 // 2-5 // The Pearl Company// Paul is not only an immensely talented artist, but also a good friend of mine. His work ranges from representational and abstract, figurative work, portraiture, political art, installation and some environmental art... so it will be well worth it for you to check out, as there will surely be something that will catch your eye. Check out more of his work on his website here.
Makers' Market: June 5 // 10-3 // Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N. // Local art, handmade crafts and farm-fresh foods.
Lobster and Rib Fest: June 5 // 5-11 // Dundas Market Street Arena // $60 // The tickets may seem pricey, but when you consider that you get a whole lobster, a rack of ribs, all-you-can-eat mussels, roast beef, salads, and dessert, that seems like a steal. You better go with a empty belly though! There's also a cash bar, live and silent auctions, and toe-tapping music to entertain you while you feast.
Open Streets : June 6 // 10-3 // James St. North // Cannon St. to Burlington St. will be closed to gas guzzlers and open only to pedestrians and cyclists. A great initiative aimed at promoting health, recreation, and community involvement; plus mon bicyclette is itching to roam the streets freely.
Unique Designs Art Show: June 6 // 12-5 // Ancaster Old Town Hall, Wilson St. // Local artisans selling their glass, jewelry, paintings, pottery, photography, textiles and more. Put on by the Ontario Arts Council: a member-based, not-for-profit arts organization that provides valuable programs that promote and grow the careers of craft professionals. Now that's something I wouldn't mind supporting on a Sunday afternoon.
The Iris and Peony Celebration: June 5-6 // 10-5 // Laking Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens // $12.50 // In case you missed my post about it here, a trip to the RBG will not dissappoint.