Yes I know summer isn’t here yet, but its’ coming, I think. After the mild winter and early summer we had last year people seem to be a little impatient this year with the slow arrival of the warmer weather. You should take this time and start to plan which of the great summer festivals in our area you would like to attend this year.
One of my long time favourites is the Festival of Friends held in August each year. They have great artisans selling their creations, many different food vendors to satisfy any appetite, and let’s not forget the stellar line-up of entertainment. Over the years I have enjoyed the likes of David Clayton Thomas, Lighthouse, Randy Bachman, Eric Burden and the Animals (they we fantastic), to name but a few. And don’t forget, IT’S FREE.
Another favourite is the Dundas International Buskerfest in June. The wide range of entertainment is astounding. And we must not forget the Dundas Cactus Festival in August. Again, there is great entertainment, crafts, food, and more.
I have not been to the Winona Peach Festival or the Oh Canada Ribfest in Waterdown but I have heard great things about them so I am adding them to my summer to-do-list.
So, if you’re looking for some great family fun this summer, go to one of the many summer festivals in the Greater Hamilton Area.
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I invite you to share your favourite festivals with our readers, so they too, can enjoy a great festival experience.