Supercrawl’s Tim Hortons Family Zone features joyous and engaging programming that showcases Hamilton’s abundant creative talent and wealth of community cultural organizations. First introduced in 2012, the zone’s eclectic lineup of hands-on activities fosters creativity, compassion, and the capacity to see potential all around us. Programmed on the festival’s Saturday and Sunday, all of the zone‘s activities are geared to engage and entertain young people 12 and under. Supercrawl’s Family Zone packs oodles of interactive creative play into a central run of the festival corridor — York Boulevard between MacNab and James — where community groups promote interactive creative fun for families and kids, featuring a wide array of participating organizations.
2023’s participating organizations include: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Arts For All, Bruce Trail Conservancy, E-Bots Robotics, Fire Safety & Prevention, Girl Guides of Canada, Hamilton Anti Racism Resource Centre, Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Club, Hamilton Craft Studios, Hamilton Farmers Market, Hamilton Music Collective, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Hamilton Youth Team, Helping International Students, Metrolinx, Navy League of Canada, Pirate Life Theatre, Play Project Parkour, Premium Health & Safety, Telling Tales, Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club, and Welcome Inn Community Centre.
On the heels of the 2019 festival, Supercrawl’s Family Zone programming earned a Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Award for Best Youth Initiative, while Supercrawl was shortlisted for a 2019 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year and 2017 Canadian Tourism Award for Event of the Year. The festival received the 2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year, and has been recognized as one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals/Events in seven sequential awards (2015-2020, 2023).