Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Open year-round, the Hamilton Farmers’ Market features 60 vendors offering everything from produce to meat, fish, poultry, eggs, baked goods, flowers, specialty foods and artisans. Hours of operation and details at hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca.
Family Storytime Drop-in
10:15 a.m.: Drop-in storytime for families with children up to 6 years of age at Milton Public Library’s Main and Beaty branches. Details at mpl.on.ca.
1 to 4 p.m.: Visit the Art Gallery of Burlington for a free drop-in open studio art workshop for children and parents. For more information visit artgalleryofburlington.com.
Second Monday of every month
Parental Leave First Timer? New Parents, Babies and New Releases
10 to 10:45 a.m.: Parental Leave First Timer? Visit Oakville Public Library’s Woodside Branch for New Parents, Babies and New Releases. If you are a parent caring for a child younger than 12 months old and want to explore books and culture with a staff librarian and other parents, bring your baby, some snacks and join in the free fun. More information at opl.on.ca.
Wee Reads Drop-In
2 p.m.: Drop-in storytime for children 6 – 23 months of age and their caregiver at Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch. Year-round. Details at mpl.on.ca.
Shake, Rattle & Read Drop-in
2 p.m.: Drop-in storytime for children 2 – 4 years of age and their caregiver at Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch. Year-round. Details at mpl.on.ca.
9:30 to 11 a.m.: Children age 2 to 4 years engage in activities at Hamilton Children’s Museum. Details at Hamilton.ca/childrensmuseum.
First Friday of the month
AGH Friday Free night
4 to 8 p.m.: On the first Friday of every month, admission to Art Gallery Hamilton is free. Add to your evening by joining a guided tour. Details at Hamilton.ca.
Burlington Public Library
All Burlington Public Library branches offer fun events monthly for parents and children to enjoy together. For more information, visit bpl.on.ca.
Until March 10
Taste of Burlington
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Burlington’s finest restaurants offer prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner options. Details at tasteofburlington.ca.
Until Sunday April 14
Winter Exhibit: Spiders Alive
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Explore amazing adaptations and behaviours in RBG’s interactive spider exhibit. For more information, visit rbg.ca.
Tuesday May 28
Storytelling with Ozobots
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Blend coding and storytelling with the help of Ozobots at Milton Public Library. Write your own story, then learn how to code your ozobot to act it out. For more information, visit mpl.on.ca.
Thursday May 30 to Sunday June 2
Friends of the Oakville Public Library Book Sale
Head to the Oakville Public Library’s Central Branch Auditorium for this sale that includes thousands of titles spanning all genres for modest prices. Details at opl.on.ca.
Sundays in June
Milton Historical Society Walking Tour
2 p.m.: See Milton as never before on a guided walking tour of Old Milton with the Milton Historical Society. Tours visit historic Main Street, Martin Street, Victoria Park Square and area and Mill and Victoria Streets area. For more information, visit miltonhistoricalsociety.ca.
Wednesdays and Sundays in June
Concerts in the Park
7:30 p.m.: Head to Burlington’s Central Park Bandshell for free musical entertainment under the open sky. Visit Burlington.ca for lineup.
Saturday June 1
From Our Garden to Yours
Noon to 4 p.m.: Dundurn Castle’s historic kitchen garden is hosting this free one-day plant sharing event. Hamilton.ca/museums.
Milton Street Festival
12 to 11:30 p.m.: The downtown Milton Street Festival is an annual event that includes live entertainment, vendors and local businesses, great food and more along Main Street East. Visit downtownmiltonstreetfestival.ca.
Terre Bleu Lavender Farm opening day
Terre Bleu Lavender Farm will open its doors for another season, offering lavender products, tours, events and more. Visit terrebleu.ca.
Saturday and Sunday June 1, 2
Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday & 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday: Head to Battlefield House Museum and Park where you’ll experience the drama, pageantry, and excitement of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
Sunday June 2
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Build a kite or bring your own to help fill the sky with colour and celebrate diversity at the Brant Hills Community Centre. Details at Burlington.ca.
Benefit Concert: The Jim Cuddy Band and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
8 p.m.: RBG launches its Garden Music Nights concert series with a performance outdoors in Hendrie Park. Doors at 7 p.m.; seating is first-come-first-served. Find more details at rbg.ca.
June 3 – 9
RBC Canadian Open
Hamilton Golf and Country Cub in Ancaster plays host to this week-long event showcasing golf’s best. Tickets and details at rbccanadianopen.com.
Thursday to Sunday June 6 to 9
Downtown Oakville will be hosting the 46th Annual Sidewalk Sale. With six full blocks of merchants offering deals. For more information visit oakvilledowntown.com.
Friday June 7
Burlington Humane Society PA Camp Day
Learn about the relationship between pets and humans and how the Humane Society operates. Suitable for children ages 6 to 8. $65. Visit burlingtonhumane.ca to register.
Relay for Life
7 p.m. to midnight: A community fundraising event for the fight against cancer. Join the fight in Bronte Creek Provincial Park this year.
Saturday June 8 to Sunday June 16
Sound of Music Festival & Club Series
One of Burlington’s biggest and best festivals featuring a unique blend of new and emerging artists, Canadian icons of the past and fan favourites on several stages along Burlington’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. For more information, visit soundofmusic.ca.
Friday to Sunday June 7 – 9
Dundas International Buskerfest
This free event features an assortment of artists with incredible skills, outrageous comedy and impeccable credentials to downtown Dundas. Details at dundasbuskerfest.ca.
Saturday June 8
3 and 7 p.m.: Milton Show Choir’s year end showcase presented at John Elliott Theatre, 9 Church St. in Georgetown. miltonshowchoir.ca.
Sunday June 9
Raptors in Focus
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Get lens to beak with the raptors at Mountsberg during these monthly photo opportunities. Details at conservationhalton.ca.
History Explorers Club – Victorian Garden Club
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Celebrate the summer with a Victorian garden party at Ireland House Museum. Learn some old-fashioned games, try reading tealeaves and make some ice cream and lemonade. Visit burlingtonmuseums.ca.
Mayor’s Historical Picnic in the Park
Noon to 5 p.m. An afternoon of family fun on Oakville’s beautiful lakefront at the Mayor’s Historical Picnic in the Park. Everyone is welcome at this event hosted by the Oakville Historical Society and admission is free. Visit oakville.ca.
YMCA Move for Kids and Healthy Kids Da
A fundraising event that supports children’s involvement at the YMCA. The day includes free family activities to support healthy kids. For more details, visit ymcaofoakville.org.
Decoration Day – 100th Anniversary
Noon to 4 p.m.: The Hamilton Military Museum will be offering free admission and an afternoon of family-friendly activities to this outdoor event. Details at Hamilton.ca/museum.
Monday June 10
Behind the Scenes Tour – Curator-led
10 a.m. to noon: Suitable for ages 14 plus, discover the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology from a different perspective. $30 per person. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
Friday and Saturday June 14, 15
Ancaster Heritage Days
Noon to 4 p.m.: Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum participates in Heritage Days in downtown Ancaster. Suitable for the whole family. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
Friday to Sunday June 14 – 16
Sound of Music Streetfest
Brant Street from Caroline to Lakeshore transforms for streetside music performances and dance demonstrations. burlingtondowntown.ca.
Saturday June 15
Halton Walk for Down Syndrome
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Halton Down Syndrome Association encourages families, friends and community partners to walk together through the streets of Milton to raise money and awareness, beginning at Milton Fairgrounds. For more information, visit Milton.ca.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Celebrate Ancaster Heritage Days with a special presentation of Historic Pastimes at the Ancaster Old Town Hall. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
Saturday & Sunday June 15, 16
Food Truck Festival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Springridge Farm will welcome food trucks from across the region to celebrate the annual Food Truck Festival. Normal farm activities will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit Milton.ca.
Niagara Pet Expo
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Niagara’s largest indoor pet-friendly family festival. Exciting interactive events, dog sport areas and more than 200 booths. Details at niagarapetexpo.ca.
Enjoy a week filled of gardening fun with the Milton Horticultural Society. Events include an opening ceremony, gardening workshops, tree planting and more. Visit miltonhortsociety.com.
Sunday June 16
Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast
Treat dad to a unique outdoor pancake breakfast set in a historic backdrop at Ireland House Museum. Pancakes will be made on the woodstove located in the historic summer kitchen. Visit museumsofburlington.ca.
Chris Gibbs: Like Father, Like Son? Sorry
7 p.m.: Treat Dad to a Father’s Day show he won’t forget at Burlington Performing Arts Centre where this stand-up comedy show playfully explores the fears, worries, and surprises of being a new father. Tickets at burlingtonpac.ca.
Tuesday & Wednesday June 18, 19
Burlington Footnotes – Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance 2019
Various show times: This annual tribute to the art of staying young is performed by the Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe at Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Tickets at burlingtonpac.ca.
Thursday to Sunday June 20 – 23
Willson Oakville Film Festival
An independent film festival that features a variety of genres including drama, comedy, documentary, short subjects and animation by Canadian and international filmmakers. For more information, visit: www.offa.ca.
June 20 Until Thanksgiving
At Home in Bronte, Muskoka Chair Outdoor Art Exhibit
Head to Bronte Village this summer and take in the outdoor art exhibit displaying Muskoka chairs painted by Oakville artists, families, organizations and businesses. brontevillage.net.
Friday to Sunday June 21 to 23
Oakville Family Ribfest
Presented by Oakville Trafalgar Rotary, this community fundraising event is held at Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus. For more details visit oakvillefamilyribfest.com.
This celebration of the arts in all its forms is hosted in historic Waterdown. This year’s event features performances, activities, vendors and more. Details at artsfest.ca.
Saturday June 22
Family Fun Fair
Join Milton Community Resource Centre’s (MCRC) annual fund-raising children’s carnival in Victoria Park for a day full of friendly entertainment, activities, games and more. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Hospital Auxiliary Strawberry Fair
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Take part in a fundraiser for the Milton District Hospital at Milton Fairgrounds. Entertainment, food, vendors and more. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game On – Milton’s Ball Hockey Tournament for Charity
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Game On is a community fundraising event in support of kids. The event is an outdoor ball hockey tournament, held at 1009 Maple Ave, Unit 3, between the ages of six to adult. Details at Milton.ca.
Hamilton Children’s Museum’s Pride Event
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Explore and play in an inclusive, safe space. A free event includes activities and crafts as well as special guests. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
Pride Celebration – Drag Queen Story time with Ladybird Fancypants
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ladybird Fancypants and her friend George the parrot read stories all about diversity, caring, and just loving the person you are. Suitable for ages 2 plus. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
MacNab’s Kitchen: Historic Cooking Workshop
10 a.m. to noon: Assisted by Dundurn’s cook demonstrators, guests will work together to make a traditional recipe in our historic kitchen. Suitable for ages 14 plus. $30 per person. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
Sunday June 23
Try-It Series – Rock Climbing
9 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.: This half-day rock climbing course at Rattlesnake Point is designed by Conservation Halton and One Axe Pursuits for those who have never tried climbing before. Ages 6 and up.; $120 per person. Pre-registration required at conservationhalton.ca.
Plein Air Paint and Picnic Day
Venture over to Bronte Creek Provincial Park for a day of outdoor painting. Two workshops will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Contact email@example.com to register.
National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Visit Crawford Lake to learn about the history and contributions of Ontario’s Indigenous people through traditional teachings, storytelling and drumming. Visit www.conservationhalton.ca.
Secret Gardens of Oakville
Explore and tour some of Oakville’s outstanding gardens. A fun event for new and experienced gardeners. Visit www.oakvillehort.org.
The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Begin this walk at The Hamilton Military Museum to uncover the history surrounding the property and conclude at Dundurn Castle. Ages 10 plus. $20 per person. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Head to the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology where you can catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of the museum. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.
Monday June 24
FunSplash Sports Park
The second season of this park opens at Binbrook Conservation Area and this year will feature the expanded Happy Splash Kids Zone suitable for younger children. Visit funsplashsportspark.ca.
Wednesday June 26
Photography Workshop Series – Don’t be Afraid
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Find out the gear you need, how to expose your photos, how to focus at night and what makes great subject matter during this photography series at Mount Nemo. Details, including required equipment, at conservationhalton.ca.
Thursday June 28
Strawberry Soiree: Historic Cooking Workshop
5 to 7:30 p.m.: Discover this delicious heart shaped fruit’s legacy in a delightful hands-on cooking experience at Dundurn National Historic Site. Suitable for ages 14 plus. $55 per person. Details at Hamilton.ca/museum.
Saturday June 29
Outdoor Swimming Pool Open
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Welcome in summertime with the opening of Bronte Creek’s outdoor swimming pool. The pool is open daily throughout the summer from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, visit ontarioparks.com.
Saturday June 29 to Monday July 1
It’s Your Festival
Celebrate Canada Day with fabulous food from around the world, midway rides, 100 arts and crafts vendors, youth talent search, spelling bee, beer garden and stellar music and entertainment on four stages at Historic Gage Park in Hamilton. Details at itsyourfestival.ca.
Saturday June 29 until Sunday July 7
Family Fishing Week
Families and friends can enjoy a week of fishing without the licence that is usually required. For more information, visit ontarioparks.com.
Sunday June 30
Tri Kids Milton
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Join the 11th annual Kids Triathlon at Milton Sports Centre and Roadway. The walk welcomes children and youth ages 3 to 17. For more information, visit Milton.ca.
Music at Fieldcote
7 to 9 p.m.: Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening in July and August at Fieldcote Memorial Park. Details at Hamilton.ca/museums.