Ti-Cats at home and Festival of Friends returns: 5 Things to do in Hamilton this weekend


Published September 17, 2021 at 8:59 am

The weeks seem to get shorter at the same time the days do. Do you find that too?

The weekend is here again and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful one in Hamilton. Things might be a little sticky on Friday with temperatures expected to be in the high 20s and a humidex in the high 30s and risk of thundershowers forecasted.

Saturday and Sunday, however, look just lovely with temperatures as high as 22 and clear skies.

Seems like a great time to get out and explore Hamilton.

Here are 5 things to do this weekend in the city.

5. Tiger-Cats vs. Stampeders


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On Friday, the Hamilton Ti-Cats is back on home turf and will be battling the Calgary Stampeders at Tim Hortons Field. The kick-off is at 7 p.m. Quarterback David Watford will be starting for the team as both Dane Evans and Jeremiah Masoli remain sidelined with injuries. Schedule and ticketing information can be found on the Ti-Cats website.

4. Binbrook Fair

The 167th Binbrook Fall Fair returns this September with a full schedule of fall fair activities including a demolition derby, rodeo, animal shows, farm vendors, and a midway. The Binbrook Agricultural Society (BAS) hosts the three-day (Sept. 17 to 19). More information, including a schedule of events and ticketing, can be found on the Fair’s website.

3. Live Comedy

The hilarious Scott Faulconbridge, as seen on Just For Laughs, The Comedy Network and CBC, will be headlining Friday night at Hamilton’s Levity Comedy Club and Lounge. More information and tickets can be found on the club’s website.

2. Live Music

There’s a lot of live music happening in and around Hamilton this weekend (see below). For those who prefer a more intimate setting to take it all in, check out the Hometown Hub for local live music events. Down at Bayfront Park Zula Music & Arts presents Something Else! & Watch it Burn this Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm. The Concession BIA is also hosting a virtual Sidewalk Sounds event which streams live Saturday on the Concession BIA Facebook and Instagram from the Zoetic Theatre. The show starts at 3 p.m.

1. Festival of Friends


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Hamilton’s long-running and beloved Festival of Friends returns to Gage Park for a special one-day, free event on Saturday. Hamilton’s first major post-lockdown event will feature four stages of music, food, and activities, capped off by performances by Danko Jones and Big Wreck. More information can be found on the festival’s website.