It’s time for the annual Supercrawl festival to take place in the heart of Hamilton’s downtown. Supercrawl is Hamilton’s premier multi-arts festival, fusing new and independent music with art installations, fashion, performance, literature, theatre, and artisanal craft.
The event started just over a decade ago when a dynamic team of Hamilton artists and community builders founded the festival out of a desire to expand on the monthly James Street North Art Crawl, which takes place along the corridor on the first Friday of each month.
Over its first decade, Supercrawl has successfully evolved from a modest arts-based single-day occurrence to a multi-day event with national/international profile and attendance. The festival has gone from a one-day celebration on a single block to a weekend-long experience encompassing over two kilometres of downtown streets, with attendance growing steadily from 3,000 to 250,000 in that time. In addition to its namesake free festival weekend, Supercrawl Productions also produces ticketed concerts and events throughout the year.
The festival kicks off on Friday at 6:00pm and runs until about 1:00am, Saturday September 14th from 12:00noon – 1:00am, and Sunday September 15th 12:00noon – 9:00pm.