Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Winterfest in Hamilton. Started by a group of intrepid community-builders, Winterfest was established as a community-led program. Neighbourhood groups, schools, arts organizations and City facilities created programming aimed at bringing residents out of their homes during the frosty days of February.
With a growing community and increased demand for engaging cultural and recreation offerings in the winter, the City of Hamilton has 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.