Bayfront Park, a cherished local spot, sits on the west end of Hamilton Harbour. Spread out over 40 acres (16 hectares), it is the perfect spot for a run, bike ride, walk, or quiet afternoon by the water. Thanks to an extensive restoration effort, the park also boasts bike trails, a shoreline walk, a boat launch, picnic tables, and a natural amphitheater. It is also a popular spot for summer festivals and concerts, so keep an eye out for local events when you swing by Hamilton.
FirstOntario Centre, formerly known as Copps Coliseum, is a sought-after event venue in North America. It is a multifaceted entertainment arena that hosts a variety of happenings ranging from massive sporting events to intimate artistic spectacles. The facilities at FirstOntario Centre are excellent, creating a great backdrop for such high profile goings on as American Idol performances and Britney Spears concerts. Check the events schedule when in Hamilton for the chance to see some first-rate entertainment.
With over 90 years of experience in delighting aficionados of performing arts, The Zoetic stands as one of the most sought-after entertainment hubs of the city. The place is a venue for a number of events ranging form musical theater, concerts, cinema to costume dramas, comedy, dance performances and much more. With state-of-the-art facilities, 300 seats, impeccable acoustics and a huge screen, The Zoetic honors its name by truly breathing life into each event.
The Hamilton Convention Centre is a lavish venue ideal for private as well as local events. One of the largest convention centers of its kind throughout the city, the place boasts of a capacity of upto 2000 guests. The venue is home to several ballrooms; these can be customized as per the theme and requirements of your events. The center also has many meeting rooms for formal events such as conferences and seminars. Its downtown location makes the Hamilton Convention Centre easily accessible from hotels, the main train station and popular neighborhoods.
The Studio is a state-of-the-art event venue located within Core Entertainment in downtown Hamilton. This entertainment venue features live music shows, theater performances, concerts, and much more. The well-maintained facilities, plush seating and top-notch light and sound systems ensure an excellent experience every time.
Theatre Aquarius boasts the best in art and entertainment in the city of Hamilton. This charitable organization hosts some of the most successful theatrical performances around, all of which are hosted in one of two intimate settings, promising great views of the stage no matter where you're seated. The goal of Theatre Aquarius is to "entertain, challenge, and educate," and past shows have included Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Fun for the whole family, Theatre Aquarius is an excellent addition to any Hamilton itinerary.
The erstwhile Ronald V. Joyce Center for the Performing Arts at Hamilton Place is now known as the FirstOntario Concert Hall, a multi-purpose space seating 2,200 that regularly hosts events ranging from live music, to opera to musicals and theatrical performances. This venue is best known for hosting the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and has previously hosted artists like Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Jeffries, and Jimmy Carr. Additionally, this famous hall, also known to denizens as Hamilton Place, is also remembered for collaborating with world-class performers like Leonard Cohen, Tony Bennett and Sarah McLachlan, and hosting musicals like Michael Flatley’s Lord of The Dance.