Easter Weekend in Hamilton: Events and Activities

A list of activities and events taking place in and around Hamilton during this Easter Weekend including Easter Brunch, Egg hunts and more!
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I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

  • Eggstravaganza Hunt – Easter Egg Hunt with an Easter goodie bag, Easter Craft, Train or Wagon ride with Darcie Chick, lunch with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera to take pictures), 3Wine & Chocolate Tastings for the adults and a campfire marshmallow roast. Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ Puddicombe Farms
  • Optimist Club of Stoney Creek Easter Egg Hunt – Hop down to our bunny trail with the little ones and bring your Easter baskets to fill them with goodies!  Open to the community. Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM @ Stoney Creek Optimist Club
  • Sp’egg’tacular Easter Event – Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with family at Ireland House Museum. Hunt the Easter egg trail for a golden egg and meet the Easter bunny! Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ Ireland House Museum
  • Downtown Milton Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast – Hunt for Easter treats and join in fun activities at participating businesses. Be sure to bring your Easter baskets and wear your bunny ears! Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area
  • BIA Annual Bunny Breakfast – Come for a delicious breakfast of pancakes and treats. Family-oriented activities including entertainment and crafts. And, of course, kids will have an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Waterdown Memorial Park
  • Safety Village Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM @ 407 Elgin Street, Brantford
  • Messy Play Easter Egg Hunt – There will be eggs to hunt for, eggs to paint and of course a variety of messy play activities to dig into. Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Blossom Musik
  • An Emoji Easter Egg-venture – Collect each emoji in the Easter Story from each station and receive a fun prize! There will be games, crafts, bouncy houses, candy, chocolate and more! Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ Victory International Church | Free

Canada’s Largest Egg Hunt

This will NOT be a traditional egg hunt!  50,000 Eggs, 23 Acres!

Through the creation of the LARGEST egg hunt in Canada, we are providing families with a unique opportunity to have fun and collaborate with each other in this team-based event. + World’s Largest Nighttime Hunt.  Details

Saturday April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM to  9:00 PM

Milton Fairgrounds
136 Robert St.

$9.50-$15.00

Easter Eggstravaganza

Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Gourley Park, Hamilton

Admission by Donation for Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Hop on board of a hayride to the Magic Forest and hunt for Easter Eggs in the wonderful woods.

Exchange your eggs for tasty treats, enjoy the great outdoors and snap a family photo. Enjoy racing around on our pedal tractors, bouncing on hop balls and getting up close personal with some of our friendly farm animals. Details

April 19 – 20, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Rd, Brantford

$8/person; $24/Family

Binbrook Easter Egg Hunt

7th Annual easter egg hunt. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:30 AM

Binbrook Fairgrounds, Binbrook

Free

Good Friday at Westfield

Enjoy traditional spring-themed games, crafts, activities and demonstrations. Visit the many historical buildings with volunteers in period clothing and enjoy a hike on the trails. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Hamilton

Adult: $12.00; Youth (6-17): $6.50; Senior: $10.00; Children (5-) Free

Dundas Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

46th Annual easter egg hunt. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 8:00 AM

Dundas Driving Park, Dundas

$1/Person, $5/Family, Plus a non-perishable food item for donation.

Easter at Addie’s

There will be baby chicks, goats and bunnies from Pilkington Acres. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance, and Homestead staff have prepared special activities for all ages. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Egg hunt flights | 10:30, 10:55, 11:20, and 11:45 AM

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site, 359 Blue Lake Road, St. George

$25/family (includes up to four children)

Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for our annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt in support of McMaster Children’s hospital. Children ages 0-12 are welcome to participate. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019
Children under 3 years of age | 9:30 AM
Ages 4 – 7 | 10:00 AM
Ages 8 – 12 | 10:10 AM

Waterdown Memorial Park, 317 Dundas St E, Burlington

Free for all children ages 0-12

Ancaster Easterfest

Join us for a fun-filled Easter-themed day featuring games, crafts, cookie decorating, live entertainment, inflatables, and the Easter Bunny!! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ancaster Rotary Centre, 385 Jerseyville Rd. W, Ancaster ON

$7.00 per child (ages 2-10); Register

Easter Bunny Hop

Enjoy a family friendly Saturday! Free Bunny Ears for the first 100 kids that come to the BIA office (534 Concession), sweet Easter treats available from our roaming Easter bunny, sidewalk sales & open doors of our fabulous businesses! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Concession Street Shopping District

Easter Festival

An Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, Bunny Face Painting  Professional Puppet Show,  Wagon Ride & Farm Tour,  Playtime in The Fun Farmyard: Animal Barn, Giant Sandbox, Corn Trail, Straw Bale Jumping and Escarpment Lookout.  Take home Bunny Ears to colour and wear! Details

April 19 – 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Springridge Farm, 7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON

$13/person

Easter Eggstravaganza

The Easter Bunny will be in downtown Dundas. In store draws at over 70 stores for a chance to win an Easter plush friend, Free face painting at memorial square, Free horse rides, Little Tracks Petting Zoo. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Easter Bunny @ downtown Dundas | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Downtown Dundas – King St West between Cross St and John St
Face painting and hot apple cider at memorial square
Horse and trolley rides @ The Collins Brewhouse, 33 King St W
Little Tracks Petting Zoo @ Eccles Auto Service, 121 King St W

Horse and trolley rides: Free; Face painting and hot apple cider Free; Petting zoo: ticketed

Myrtleville House Easter Egg Hunt

Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Myrtleville House Museum, 34 Myrtleville Drive, Brantford

Admission by donation

Victorian Easter

Search for eggs and explore the traditions behind Victorian Easter celebrations. Fun and games for the whole family. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive , Oakville, ON
Spruce Lane Farmhouse

Free

Easter Egg Hunt

This is our seventh Annual Easter Egg hunt, and we are super excited about this wonderful community sponsored event. Easter Egg Hunt activities include colouring, arts and crafts, face painting and fire trucks, police cars. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9:00 AM

Winona Park, Stoney Creek

Free

Easter at the Market

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is starting the celebration for Easter 2019! There are tons of activities, contest & events leading up to Easter weekend for the whole family to enjoy.

Bring the Kids to the Market and play “Find the Easter Bunnies” Scavenger Hunt.  To play grab an entry sheet from the table located at the York Blvd & MacNab entrance to the Market. Simply walk through the Market to find 5 hidden bunnies scattered throughout the Market. If you can find all 5, bring your completed contest sheet to the Market Office/Meridian Kiosk for your Easter prize! Details

 Kids Colouring Contest | Deadline for submission ends Saturday, April 20, 2019
Kid’s Easter Bunny Search | March 28 – April 20, 2019

Hamilton Farmers’ Market

Free

Easter Egg Hunt

14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Thousands of eggs will be hidden at our centre to fill your child’s sweet tooth. Come meet the Easter Bunny, BRB K9 Dog show, Feebee the clown, and many different children’s activities. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Acer Garden Centre, 591 Fiddler’s Green Road, Ancaster

Admission is a non perishable food product or money which goes to Ancaster Community Services

Programs at Recreation Centres

Egg Decorating for ages 3 -5, 6 – 12. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Various Recreation Centres, Hamilton

$7.28

Easter Celebration

Sojourn Church and Grace Church are teaming up to celebrate Easter with the best party in town! Bring the whole family we have something to offer everyone! Bouncy Castles, Face painting, Door Prizes, Easter Egg Hunt, Celebration Service, and of course Coffee! We can’t wait to celebrate with you. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Syl Apps Community Centre, 51 William Street, Brant, ON

Free

Family Movies

Other Activities

  • There are lots of activities at the Hamilton Public Library this weekend. Don’t forget to check them out!
  • Sundays at Westfield – Every Sunday and public holiday from March to the end of October you can immerse yourself in Westfield’s unique historic setting. Authentically costumed volunteers will take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations and activities.
  • Wednesday Wigglers – provides preschool aged children (2 to 4 years) an opportunity to explore the environment through a balance of adult facilitated and child directed activities. Wednesdays | 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM @ Hamilton Children’s Museum
  • Family Laughter Yoga With Puppies & Easter Egg Hunt – Drop in For Laughter Yoga with puppies AND Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ The Barn School
  • Easter Weekend Camping on April 19 – 22, 2019 @ Valens Lake Conservation Area

II. Live Music

The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute

Garth Live! The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute is bringing their full band experience to you in Brantford! Opening Act Brad James! Details

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Theatre Burlington, 2311 New Street, Burlington

$46.50 – $52.50

Classic Albums Live

Elton John’s greatest hits! Details

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Burlington PAC, 440 Locust Street, Burlington

$64.50 – $69.50

Crystal Journey: A Grand Conjunction

Performed by Crystal Journey’s David Hickey, this concert is designed to take the audience on an inner journey, as each set and performance is sonically pure, unique and completely improvised. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Zoetic Theatre, 526 Concession Street, Hamilton

$25/person, children under 12 Free

Legends of Motown

Legends of Motown is a 16-piece cast of singers and musicians performing live look-alike/sound-a-like tributes to The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Martha and the Vandellas and more and features all your favourite songs of the Motown era. With dazzling choreography, authentic costumes, stunning vocal performances and a fabulous live band, this high-energy show with the most timeless music of our lives is not to be missed! Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Burlington PAC, 440 Locust Street, Burlington

$54.50 – $59.50

Hosanna Choir

& Mattaniah Christian Male Choir. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM

FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane,  Hamilton

$20 – $30

Jazz w. Alex Tomowich Quartet

Jazz with the Alex Tomowich Quartet: Michael Morabito on saxophone(s), Victor Agrippa on EWI (electronic wind Instrument), William Fachin on drums, Alex Tomowich on piano. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton

$15 /students $10

III. Theatre/Performing Arts

Quartet

In Quartet, we meet Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred, residents in a home for retired opera singers, as they prepare for the annual Verdi concert fundraiser. When Jean, Reggie’s ex arrives at the residence, she disrupts these preparations and, ever the diva, refuses to sing. At times poignant, very witty, and often hilarious, the show must go on…or perhaps not? Details

April 5 – 20, 2019

Studio Theatre, 80 Queen St. South, Hamilton

$20 – $30

A Bad Year For Tomatoes

A hilarious comedy by John Patrick. Details

April 12 – 13, 19 – 20, 26 – 27, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Theatre Burlington, 2311 New Street, Burlington

Adult: $25, Student: $15, Senior: $22

REGRESSTiVAL! Entertainment for your INNER Child

Puppetry! Claymation! Music! Whimsy! Prizes!  Colouring! Child-LiKE whimsical, eccentric, eclectic, electric entertainment of all kinds…for the kid in you… Live Music by Will Gillespie, Dave Gould & Chris Cracknell, Art and animations by Susan Robinson.
REGRESSTiVAL!!! 19+. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 8:00 PM

The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St., Hamilton

$15 / PWYC

The Magician’s Nephew

This story, the account of the creation of Narnia, is the first in C.S. Lewis’ series of children’s books. Join us as we experience the next installment of this magical tale! Details

April 12- 14 & 19 – 20, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

West Highland Baptist Church, 1605 Garth Street, Hamilton

Free

IV. Sports

Good Friday Road Race

1 km Bunny Hop Kids Race, 5 km Race, 10 km Race. Details

Friday April 19, 2019

Aldershot High School, Burlington

$12 – $68

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

Ancaster Lions Spring Craft Show

Come by to find that special gift or unique item from over 100 vendors. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 |  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd S, Jerseyville

$5.00

Dundas Lions Club Craft Show

12th Annual craft show. Candles, woodcrafts, stained glass, jewelry, knitted goods. Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dundas Lions Memorial Centre, 10 Market St. South, Dundas

$2

Earth Day Tree Planting at Churchill Park

Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree as we continue our multi year forest revitalization project for Cootes Paradise. This years project site will be at the north end of Churchill Park were we will plant nearly 700 native trees and shrubs. Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Churchill Park – Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington

Register

Workshops/Exhibitions/Other Events

  • Hamilton Now: Object – Object is a large group exhibition offering fresh experiences of various material and conceptual approaches to the medium. December 08, 2018 to May 20, 2019 @ Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Virtual Reality Experience – BBC 1943 Berlin Blitz – The BBC has created this masterfully animated Virtual Reality Experience using Vaughan-Thomas’ original recording, which vividly captures the danger of the bombing raid. This unique cinematic experience transports visitors inside the bomber as the crew endures endless flak and a night fighter attack in their journey to the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe. March 9- August 31, 2019 @ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
  • Doing It Justice: The Steam Museum in 3-D – Put on a pair of 3-D glasses to see the 1859 Waterworks depicted with startling realism, and to learn about 3-D photography and machine art. January 22 – September 8, 2019 @ Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site
  • Film Series at Art Gallery of Hamilton –  Showcasing the best in Canadian, international, and art house feature films and documentaries. March 14 & 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 29, June 20, July 18, 2019 @ Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • French Macaron Class – Nut Free on Friday, April 5, 7 & 27, 2019 @ Chocolate Tales Studio

V. Food Events & Night Life Events

Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Royal Botanical Gardens | 11:00 AM  & 1:30 PM | Free – $50

Stonewalls Restaurant | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Weekend Brunch @ Radius | 10:00 AM

Sunday Breakfast/Brunch @ Papa Leo’s Restaurant

Ancaster Mill | 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM | $28 – $55 | For reservations, please call 905-648-1828

Baci Ristorante |  April 21 – 22 | 9 AM to 3 PM | To make reservations, call us at 905-381-9811

Beef Roast Buffet Brunch on Sundays at [email protected] | $19.95 – $29.95

Southcote 53 Tap & Grill, Ancaster | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Adults $30, Seniors $20, Kids (5-2) $15, Kids under 5 Free

The Powerhouse Restaurant, Stoney Creek | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Adults $30, Seniors $20, Kids (5-2) $15, Kids under 5 Free

Aberdeen Tavern 

The Hamilton Kitchen

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Sheraton Hamilton’s Easter Brunch Buffet

Join us for our Signature Sheraton Brunch Buffet featuring a decadent buffet of brunch favorites, a chocolate fountain, children’s Easter egg hunt, coloring station and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Details

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton

Reserve +1 905-529-5515; [email protected]

Club Events / Nightlife

Friday, April 19, 2019

  • Midnight Hombres Mariachi Show with guest Sam Heller @ Staircase Cafe Theatre
  • Mark Gunn @ Bobbies bar and grill
  • Ben Miner @ Levity Comedy Club & Lounge
  • It’s a Bad Bad Friday, in APRIL @ Corktown Pub
  • Fiction @ 33 Bowen
  • Empty Hours, Live on Stage @ Stonewalls Restaurant

Saturday, April 20, 2019

  • Lauren Knowles Duo @ 33 Bowen
  • Kristin Nichols Band, Live on Stage @ Stonewalls Restaurant
  • The Sanjays, Pouring on the FUN @ The Pour House
  • 4/20 rock out @ Corktown Pub
  • Mike Maas – The Late Nite Line @ Mills Hardware
  • 4:20 w/ Diesel Dog & Flat 5 @ Corktown Pub
  • The Many Faces of Toxic Valve Ft Onur Tuncelli @ Honest Lawyer
  • Harry Manx – Live at the Playhouse Cinema
  • 420 Comedy Show @ Staircase Cafe Theatre
  • Glitter – Bellydance Show in Hamilton at The Casbah

Sunday, April 21, 2019

  • Dizzy – #HamOnt stop on their Spring Tour @ Casbah

We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but there may be typographical/oversight errors or events may be cancelled or postponed without any notice. Verify all details from concerned event Websites/officials.

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