By Tracee Lee-Holloway

June is proving to be full of so much to see and do.

Free events and more!

Fans of Rodrigo Jugulator Raquio of The Devil’s Cellar fame will be pleased to know that the Pop Culture Market returns June 16th from 12noon to 5pm at The Brew located at 22 Barton Street East.  Free admission.

A little further north on James Street, be sure to swing by the You Me Gallery to check out the fabulous puppet art exhibit by Many Hands Art Director, Melanie Skene.  You will recognize some of the characters from festivals and parades held downtown and at Gage Park over the past few years.

Speaking of Gage Park, Mid Summers Dream Festival marks it’s 7th year returning August 18th.  It runs 11am til dusk, with great family fun.  Food, music and craft vendors and yes, the joy of being adorned with brightly coloured powder. If you have ever been in years past you will want to join the fun again.  It is also free to attend.

Music Mondays are happening at City Hall each consecutive Monday at 12noon.  Bring your lunch.  It’s free to attend.  Just look for the new ‘Hamilton’ sign.    Here’s the line-up (with genre) so mark your calendar:

  • May 28          Brad James    Country
  • June 4           Aubrey Wilson Quartet    Jazz
  • June 11         My Will   Indie
  • June 18         Gillian Nicola   Folk
  • June 25         Posey   Indie

Sidewalk Sounds returns to Concession Street (Upper Sherman to Upper Wentworth) May 18th in time for the long weekend.  There will be music, vendors and familiar faces.  Starts 6 pm til 9 pm.  Free to attend.

And if you are a fan of the Artcrawl, live music returns on the rooftop at DrDisc Hamilton located at 20 Wilson Street every second Friday.

Pop Culture Market

You Me Gallery

330 James Street North


Many Hands Art

Mid Summers Dream Festival

Music Mondays

Sidewalk Sounds

DrDisc Hamilton

20 Wilson Street


Whenever two people meet there are really six people present.
There is each man as he sees himself,
Each man as the other sees him-
And each man as he really is. ~William James 1842-1910

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