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Weekend Roundup – April 26th, 2019

Posted: April 26, 2019

Technically the weekend hasn’t quite started yet (if it has for you, we are super jealous), but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan ahead. Keep reading for our weekly roundup of events and things to do throughout our local communities to kick-start your weekend plans into top gear. Happy weekend, and happy exploring.


For over a century the roads of northern Europe have been home to the toughest bicycle races in the world. The most famous of these, Paris to Roubaix, takes place each spring over brutal cobblestone roads that have been preserved in their historic condition for over 100 years. Inspired by this classic race, the Paris to Ancaster Bicycle Race has taken place for the past 24 years over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads. Combined with unpredictable spring weather and the largest field of riders assembled in Canada, it has become a classic race experience for everyone from average riders to Canadian Olympians. Participate or cheer on the riders this Sunday.


Start off the gardening season right at the Royal Botanical Garden’s third annual Plant Faire this Saturday from 9am – 2pm! Shop local vendors, hear from gardening experts, and more!

For the kiddos (ages 5-12) that want to be future historians, head to the Ireland House Museum on Sunday. Step back in time and learn about the continents that will become North and South America. During this two hour History Explorers Club, future historians will learn about sea travel, and some of the indigenous peoples who live in the New World!


Kick off the first-ever season of the new Canadian Premier League at the inaugural match between Forge FC and York9 FC this Saturday at Hamilton’s newly rebuilt Tim Hortons Field.

For the tweens and teenager gals, do you have your tickets for the international k-pop sensation, BLACKPINK, performing in Hamilton this Saturday? Of course your do! Hamilton is the only Canadian city stop on a six-city North American tour for BLACKPINK, and the city is excited to welcome them, and their eager fans.

Saturday is #IndependentBookStore day, so book lovers and bookworms, visit our local bookstores and pick up your latest read. Shop at a couple of our faves: Epic Books on Locke Street and King W. Books in Hamilton; A Different Drummer Books in Burlington; and The Printed Word in Dundas. In the mood for tacos this weekend, who isn’t? Head to Burro on Brant Street in Burlington to satisfy those taste buds – you may even see us there.

Open house alert! Visit Team Smulders on Sunday from 2-4pm at 31 Gaines Ave, Dundas. This recently updated bungalow is the perfect family home, and minutes from the breathtaking Dundas Peak, Tiffany Falls and Webster Falls. Open, spacious and bright, this home could be the next page in your family’s chapter. Swing by on Sunday, and let’s chat.