The ” It’s Your Festival” event is the council’s major vehicle toward achieving its objectives, and is organized annually to take place in Hamilton’s picturesque Gage Park.

This Festival is popular for being Canada’s biggest Birthday celebration completely operated by 1000 volunteers. For the past 31 years, this event has attracted upwards of 5 million people with an attendance of over 175,000 in 2001.

This 32nd edition of our Festival will be celebrating Canada’s 135th Birthday for 4 fun-filled days, from June 28th -July1st, 02.

The Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council is most pleased to join with the Hamilton Korean Women’s Association, WorldCupCanada and City of Hamilton to host the celebration WorldCup 2002 Korea Japan at “It’s Your Festival” 2002.

  • Entertainment (4 big stages )
  • Foods of the world
  • 80 Arts & Crafts booths
  • Sports booth (Hamilton Bulldog /Tiger Cats)
  • Children’s stage
  • Midway
  • Pony rides, wagon rides
  • Bingo tent / Beer Garden
  • Ontario Youth Talent Search
  • Canada Day Baby Contest
  • Spelling bee contest
  • Painting / Rocket ship building contests
  • Historical Fashion Show
  • much more….