Events

Welcome to our “37th Annual Ancaster Heritage Days” this coming June 9-14th!  We are very busy preparing for the event.  Please visit the website often to get a glimpse of what’s in store for 2015!

*Please Note — New Road Closure Times for 2015 Parade and Events
From feedback received from last year’s survey — and because we always have safety as a priority — Wilson Street in front of the Old Town Hall and Library will be closed until 3 p.m. this year. This will ensure everyone is safer as they participate in the fun events we have planned!

 

2015 ANCASTER HERITAGE DAYS EVENTS


Tuesday, June 9th

32nd Anniversary Ancaster Mill Road Race
Ancaster Community Centre
Offering 3 races: 1 Kilometer Kids Race; 5 and 10 km races
For more information visit www.ancastermillrace.com

Thursday, June 11th

Ancaster Community Services & Ancaster Rotary Club AM Golf Tournament | 12 p.m.

Willow Valley Golf Course
Shotgun T-off at noon
$150 per golfer (includes 18 holes, lunch, dinner, cart and a goodie bag)
Supporting Ancaster Community Services
For more information or available sponsorships call ACS at (905) 648-6675 or visit: www.ancastercommunityservices.ca


Wine & Cheese Exhibit Opening Preview for “Shades of Grey: The Art of Black and White Photography” | 6 – 8 p.m.

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
This juried show features a collection of approximately fifty outstanding monochrome photographic images by local artists. Light refreshments featuring artisan cheese platters and a cash wine bar will be available. Winning photo entries will be announced (first, second and third). Live music. Parking available at the nearby Ryerson United Church parking lot and Memorial School. Admission to the museum on this special night is free. To RSVP or for details please e-mail artshow@hamilton.ca or call 905-648-8144.

Friday, June 12th

Strawberry Social at the Old Town Hall | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Come enjoy the traditional Strawberry Social at the Old Town Hall hosted by the Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre!
Cost: $6/adult, $6/senior, $3/child
Each admission includes a refreshment and a strawberry dessert!
Rousseau School Fun Fair | 4 – 8 p.m.
Bouncers,cotton candy, ring pops, sno cones, freebies and sour keys, games, great prices, art Auction, silent auction closes  & pie in the face!
At Rousseau School – join us before the Friday Night Movie!


Friday Night at the Movies | 9:30 p.m. (dusk)

Fieldcote Memorial Park
Free for ages!
Featured film – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (classic from 1971)
Bring your own blanket or chair!
Sponsored by Village EyeCare & Ancaster Film Festival
For more details visit our Movie Night event page!

Saturday, June 13th

Zumba on the Street | 9:30 a.m.
Join our flash mob zumba on the street! A zumba class led by Jill Laskey will be running on Wilson Street in front of the Library PRIOR to the parade.
Join the fun beginning at 9:30 a.m.!


37th Annual Ancaster Heritage Day Parade | 10 a.m.

Watch the 37th annual parade along Wilson Street from Academy Street to Todd Street.
Parade commentator Brian Wood from CH News
Look for the red Harper’s Wagons and donate canned food for Ancaster Community Services
Cash donations will be collected along the parade route (proceeds to support Ancaster Heritage Days events)
For more details visit our Parade event page!


Paperback Booksale | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Get your summer reads at the Ancaster Library for vacation! Great selection of  adult, teen and children’s for just pennies!

Ancaster Green Screen Shots | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Have your picture taken at the Ancaster Library! Your image will be mounted on your choice “Old Ancaster” photographs. Completed photos to be picked up the following week.


Summer Reading Club Registration | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Have your children sign up early for our Annual Summer Reading Program at the Ancaster Library. Get your badge and all the details for the library’s summer programs!


Soap Box Derby | 11 a.m.

Watch the action on Wilson St. immediately after the parade
Youth and Adult divisions race between Halson and Church Streets
For more details visit our Soapbox Derby event page!


KidsWorld | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Located in front of and behind the Library
KidsWorld is going to knock your socks off in 2015!
Lots of things to feel and learn about!
More information to come!
For the full event schedule visit our KidsWorld event page!


Andrew “Too Tall” Queen performing on the Main Stage | 11 a.m. (after parade)

Located in on the lawn of Outlaw (corner of Sulphur Springs and Wilson)
Hailed by the press as a “troubadour teacher” and “children’s music comic laureate,” Andrew was voted Canada’s Favourite Children’s Artist of the Year at the 2011 Indies.
For more information Andrew “Too Tall” Queen, please visit www.andrewqueen.ca.


Ancaster Heritage Days Dog Show | 1 p.m.

In front of the Library / Old Town Hall
Here is your chance to show off your favourite dog for all to see. Bring your dog, your friends and your family and watch as kids (age 15 and younger) show off their dog’s talents and striking good looks.
Sponsored by Yellow Dog Grooming
For the full event schedule visit our Dog Show event page!


Ancaster’s own Laura Cole takes the Main Stage! | 1:30 p.m.
(after soapbox derby)
Located in on the lawn of Outlaw (corner of Sulphur Springs and Wilson)
Ancaster’s own Laura Cole is leading this year’s Hamilton Music Awards with five nominations! She will be taking the main stage on the Outlaw lawn after the soapbox derby with her amazing voice!
For more information on Laura Cole, please visit her website at www.lauracolemusic.com.


BIA Market | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come to Memorial School grounds, 337 Wilson St. E, after the parade.  This year the Village Businesses are hosting a gathering of Ancaster Farmer’s Market vendors, local artists and local businesses on the front lawn of the Memorial School.
Children can enjoy with their families — music, face-painting and cartoonist!
Relax on the grass, bring your blankets and chairs


Teen Scene | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Starting at 12:30 p.m., teens are encouraged to visit the Teen Scene behind the Old Firehall on Wilson Street. Please view the Teen Scene Poster and Sponsor Page.

  • Live local teen bands on our outdoor firehall stage from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Buy Ancaster High and Bishop Tonnos memorabilia
  • Sumo Wrestling Competitions FREE
  • Ping Pong Tournament FREE
  • Water Pong Tournament FREE
  • Bubble Soccer Demonstrations available
  • Enjoy food from the Optimist Club and a seating area to eat and listen to some music
  • Theatre Ancaster  youth performances on the front grass all afternoon
  • Ancaster Community Services (ACS) Youth Information Booth (Where to volunteer in Ancaster? information on babysitting course, Youth Employment Services)


Exhibition – “Shades of Grey: The Art of Black and White Photography | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
Between the light and the dark there are more than fifty shades of grey. Black and white photographs offer a special appeal, as they combine black and white in a continuum producing a range of “shades of grey”. This juried exhibition features a collection of outstanding monochrome photographic images by local artists.
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum
For more information, visit the City of Hamilton Events page for Fieldcote Park & Museum


Strawberry Social at the Old Town Hall | 11 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Come enjoy the traditional Strawberry Social at the Old Town Hall hosted by the Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre!
Cost: $6/adult, $6/senior, $3/child
Each admission includes a refreshment and a strawberry dessert!


Historic Cemetery Tour | 3 p.m.

St.John’s Anglican Church, meet at Halson St. Gate
Led by Historian Robin McKee
Accompany one of Hamilton’s foremost historians as he reveals fascinating historical details of former residents. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes!


Symphony of Fire Fireworks | 9 p.m. (dusk)

Ancaster Community Centre (Baseball Diamonds), Jerseyville Road
Tune into 105.5 FM to hear the symphony
Volunteers will collect donations on entry (proceeds to support Ancaster Heritage Days events)
For more details visit our Fireworks event page!

 

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