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Weekend Roundup – April 19, 2019

Posted: April 19, 2019

Hoppy weekend! No, that’s not a spelling mistake, friends, we are just super excited it’s the weekend for mini eggs. Whether your long weekend is spent celebrating religious beliefs, gathering with family and friends, or enjoying a new supply of chocolate, we hope that you have fun doing what you love. If you are looking for something to do with extended family, kiddos, or just need an excuse to get out, then keep on reading for our weekly roundup of events happening throughout our local communities. 


Meet over 75 unique local artisans showcasing their creations at the Royal Botanical Gardens for The Artisan Bazaar this Friday and Saturday from 10 – 5pm. Find beautiful hand-crafted jewellery, hand-poured candles, organic skin-care, unique wood-crafts, baked goods and tasty treats, original home décor, one-of-a-kind cards and original paintings, and so much more. Entry is $5.

Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree for the Earth Day Tree Planting at Churchill Park on Saturday from 10 – 2pm as the RGB continues their multi-year forest revitalization project for Cootes Paradise. This year’s project site will be at the north end of Churchill Park were an estimated 700 native trees and shrubs will be planted


Visit the Art Gallery of Hamilton, check out the new Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse, tour Dundurn Castle, grab brunch and mimosas at Radius, hike the many trails, or climb the stars along the escarpment.


On Saturday, participate in the Bunny Breakfast at the Waterdown Memorial Hall. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes and treats, and meet the Easter Bunny. Participate in family-oriented activities including entertainment and crafts. Admission by donation of $5.00 with proceeds going to support local Food with Grace food bank and Food4Kids.

Head to Westfield Heritage Village for Good Friday at Westfield and experience traditional spring-themed games, crafts, activities and demonstrations. Visit the many historical buildings with volunteers in period clothing and enjoy a hike on the trails. The General Store and the Gift Shop have sweet treats and unique gifts. Regular admission rates apply.

If you need an Easter egg hunt fix, click here for a roundup of places to check out. Happy long weekend.