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THE NATIONAL HEADLINE SYRIAN BENEFIT CONCERT

May 10 2016

THE NATIONAL HEADLINE SYRIAN BENEFIT CONCERT

Supercrawl Productions is proud to unveil Welcome to Hamilton, a star-studded event raising funds to support programming for newcomer youth.  This exceptional night of music will feature intimate performances from The National, alongside Supercrawl alumni Hayden, Kevin Drew, Max Kerman (of Arkells) and Terra Lightfoot, along with cameo showcases from Mother Tareka and Crystal Journey. All participants are donating their time and talent to raise funds for music, arts and recreation programs for Syrian youth who are newcomers to Hamilton. Hosted by Ralph Benmergui, this special event will take place on Friday, June 3 in the heart of Hamilton at New Vision United Church…

LABOUR DAY CLASSIC NOW EVEN MORE SUPER

May 10 2016

LABOUR DAY CLASSIC NOW EVEN MORE SUPER

This September, music fans will be able to kick off their Supercrawl week with a free concert leading up to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Labour Day Classic — the immortal annual showdown between the Ticats and archrivals the Toronto Argonauts.  On Monday, September 5, Supercrawl will present a free concert of Hamilton performers on the South Plaza of Tim Hortons Field as part of WeatherTech Football Day in Hamilton, in partnership with WeatherTech Canada, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, McMaster University, and TSN. Supercrawl’s 2016 edition will run Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11. When the 2016 CFL schedule was released in February,…

SUPERCRAWL NAMED TOURISM EVENT OF THE YEAR

Nov 11 2015

SUPERCRAWL NAMED TOURISM EVENT OF THE YEAR

Hamilton’s Supercrawl festival is a success story of explosive grassroots growth in a city tapping into the creative energy of its arts sector — and it’s not just locals taking notice. On November 10, 2015, the closing night of this year’s Ontario Tourism Summit, Supercrawl was honoured to receive the 2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year. The award is sponsored by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario. “From the outset, Supercrawl has always promoted local artists, businesses and neighbourhoods far beyond the city’s borders, so this distinction is a reflection on them as much…

SUPERCRAWL OFFERS A FEAST OF FOOD OPTIONS

Sep 09 2015

SUPERCRAWL OFFERS A FEAST OF FOOD OPTIONS

Supercrawl — Hamilton’s annual celebration of music, art, fashion and culture — can be counted on to roll out an ambitious range of free programming that is embraced by audiences. Last year’s festival drew record crowds to James Street North, where they soaked up the sights, sounds, smells and (of course) flavours on offer. This year, alongside heavyweight musical headliners like Monster Truck, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and Daniel Lanois, Supercrawl organizers are pleased to welcome the festival’s largest and most diverse array of food vendors to date: Roughly 40 food trucks and carts will span four city blocks.…

GETTING TO SUPERCRAWL

Sep 06 2015

GETTING TO SUPERCRAWL

An estimated 165,000 people came out to Supercrawl 2014 to enjoy a weekend of music, art, fashion, food, street vendors and circus spectacle, so it’s a good idea to anticipate a crowd for the 2015 festival and plan accordingly. Supercrawl wants to make sure that festival-goers have convenient options and plenty of choice when it comes to getting here and getting around. Whether it’s a free festival shuttle or a free bike corral, a bike-share SoBi Superhub or the best place to park to get close to the heart of the action, festival organizers have you covered.  You'll find an…

SUPERCRAWL + SOBI = SUPERHUB

Sep 04 2015

SUPERCRAWL + SOBI = SUPERHUB

Supercrawl organizers believe that aside from walking, the best way to get to Supercrawl is by bicycle. As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable transportation, Supercrawl is making it easier than ever to get to Hamilton's music and arts festival. In conjunction with SoBi Hamilton, a SoBi Superhub will be located in the parking lot just southwest of the James and Cannon intersection. (You'll find it marked with a blue pin on the Supercrawl 2015 festival map.) The Superhub location is fitting because it is located directly beside the Cannon Street Cycle Track, the three-kilometer protected two-way bike lane that…

SUPERCRAWL EXPANDS ITS FAMILY PROGRAMMING

Aug 25 2015

SUPERCRAWL EXPANDS ITS FAMILY PROGRAMMING

Hamilton’s favourite urban festival — Supercrawl (September 11-13, 2015) — has established itself as a must-see event on the country’s festival circuit, and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 festivals and events in the province by Festivals & Events Ontario. A big part of that winning appeal is the festival’s attention to programming created with the intent of entertaining and engaging parents, children and creative spirits of all ages. Made possible by ArcelorMittal Dofasco, the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Family Zone features engaging family-friendly programming that showcases Hamilton’s abundant creative talent and wealth of community cultural organizations. Its activity…