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Weekend Roundup – July 18, 2019

Posted: July 19, 2019

Things are about to get hot this weekend, and we don’t just mean the weather. There’s much to do this weekend around our local neighbourhoods to keep eager adventurers busy. Don’t forget to say cool and hydrated – that goes for our furry friends as well. Happy weekend, friends!


This summer, Driftwood Theatre celebrates 25 years of The Bard’s Bus Tour by revisiting Shakespeare’s most magical, musical story. Four lovers and one band of hapless mechanicals wander into the forest of Arden one fateful night, only to have their lives forever changed by the denizens of the fairy realm. A magical adventure of musical proportions, Driftwood Theatre’s A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to delight the hearts of audiences of all ages. Watch this live performance for free (or pay what you can) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. under the stars at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre Outdoor Plaza.

This Saturday at 9 a.m. explore Cootes Paradise by canoe to get a glimpse of the astounding life that
depends on the health of the marsh for its survival with RBG for Paddle in Paradise. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are supplied, all you need to bring is your camera and binoculars. Please arrive 15 minutes early and be prepared to paddle rain or shine. The fee for this experience is $40.


Enjoy a day of shopping and browsing at Mizener’s Antiques; More Market. A family owned and operated market for over 52 years, and one of Canada’s oldest markets! There is something for everyone to see, and an educational experience for the little ones. Enjoy fresh country air, a picnic lunch in the apple orchard or a meal in the renovated Big Barn Cafe.


Hamilton Fringe Festival is back! This action-packed performance event takes place over 12 days each July in downtown Hamilton. With a record 58 companies offering up musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas, and music in 400+ performances—there truly is something for everyone! Bring your friends and family and join in the theatrical celebrations for their 16th year.

Just because Halloween is a few months away, doesn’t mean summer isn’t spooky. Join Haunted
Hamilton founder, Spooky Steph, on Saturday at 8 p.m. and experience Hamilton’s most haunted locations on a luxury charter bus. Visits include the Spirits at Dundurn Castle and Insane Asylum ghosts at Century Manor. Now that’s spooky.

Stoney Creek

Cool down with a sweet treat from Sprinkles on Top. This ice cream parlour, bake shop and dessert café is the sweetest shop in Stoney Creek, and so cute, but don’t take our word for it, go on and visit them.