Started by a group of intrepid community-builders, Winterfest was established as a community-led program. Neighbourhood groups, schools, arts organizations and City of Hamilton facilities created programming aimed at bringing residents out of their homes during the frosty days of February.
For more than 40 years the City of Hamilton played the role of facilitating the festival, providing collective marketing and anchor programming.
With a growing community and increased demand for engaging cultural and recreation offerings in the winter, the City of Hamilton engaged Cobalt Connects, a well know local arts service organization, to lead the management and growth of Winterfest. We aim to enhance local efforts, while building Winterfest into Hamilton’s signature snowy festival.