Dundas Live & Local

June 8th, 11 am till 8 pm

Street Closed 8:30 am till 9:30 pm

Over 30 participating local BIA businesses plus local art vendors, scheduled music & activities! All family friendly!

Open Streets creates an atmospher with fun activities focusing on community engagement & Community Spirit, rather than vendor advertisement, encouraging social engagement, physical activity, environmental sustainability, and social inclusion. The event also benefits local businesses, who draw in crowds based on live participation.

See Below for details on planned Activities, Music, and Food!

Here are some of the Activities, Music, and Food Pop- Ups for the day!

Eccles Auto 40th Anniversary
10 – 3pm
121 King St. W. Eccles AutoLive Music, Food, Games, Prizes
– Car Smash
– Pit stop Challenge
– APC Series Driver Kyle Steckly
– Raffle Prizes
-Jax Sweet Shop selling ice cream, brownies, cookies, hot dogs, and hamburgers
Bike Rodeo
12 – 6pm
Street in front of Free Wheel CycleKids can bring their helmets and bicycles to test their bike riding and safety knowledge. Thanks to Freewheel Cycle and New Hope Community Bikes. Don’t have a bike? There will be some helmets and bikes for kids 8-12 to use. Helmets are mandatory!
Lego Zone
11am -8pm

In front of Jax Sweet Shoppe

Creative Club presents a 20′ x 20′ installation filled with thousands of LEGO® bricks and Giant EVERBLOCKS. Kids can get hands-on with building. There is also opportunities for photos with a large lego throne! It’s an experience the whole family will love and enjoy.
Great Big Theatre Youth Activities
1 – 3pm
Street in front of the Dundas Animal HospitalParticipation activities for children such as group movement choreography, group dramatic role play and drama games and group improvisations.
DVSA 60th Anniversary
6 – 8pm
Dundas Valley School of ArtsJoin us to reconnect with friends and celebrate our school and art community at this 60’s themed event. Feel free to come dressed in your favourite 1960’s attire – we will be!
There will be live art making and performances, magic, food, drink and more surprises.
Please note: this event is intended for ages 19+.

Performing Bands & Artists

10:00 am – 12:00 pmBlurred VisionEccles Auto: 121 King Street W.Eccles very own shuttle driver Rick and his band Blurred Vision! They will be playing their 40th Anniversary Event
11:00 am – 1:00 pmMr. Ben Children’s Sing-alongBy Carnegie Gallery, 10 King Street W.A well-known fixture of the Hamilton kids’ music scene, Mr. Ben sings songs ranging from traditional folk to original pop and jazz kids’ songs, to classical themes set with lyrics, to books set to music. With his guitar in hand and a childlike enthusiasm & energy, Mr. Ben’s signature blend of folk & pop grabs audiences’ attention, draws them in, and has them singing and moving along regardless of age. His shows are equal parts warm and inviting, fun and exciting, and he is just as comfortable playing to a crowd from a stage as he is unplugging and interacting musically with his young audience.
1:00 am – 2:00 pmWreckless HarbourBy Carnegie Gallery, 10 King Street W.Local indie folk-rock band
3:00 pm – 5:00 pmShake StreetKing St W in front of Memorial Square Featuring 3-part vocal harmonies and sax, Shake Street plays a uniquely curated mix of R&B and Rock ranging from Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Tina Turner and Johnny Cash to Amy Winehouse, Sheepdogs, Chris Stapleton and Dua Lipa. Shake Street has been performing in Southern Ontario since 2014 with members hailing from Dundas, Ancaster, and Burlington.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmKen Emberson BandKing St W in front of Memorial SquareWell known local band!

Food and Refreshment Promotions

Addtional to our standard amazing food options downtown you can find the following:

  • From 10am – 2pm, Jax Sweet Shoppe will be outside of Eccles Auto Service selling ice cream, brownies, cookies, hot dogs, and hamburgers.
  • Red Door will have their wood fired pizza oven on the new Barrel Heart Brewing Patio at the historic post office building!
  • Burnt Tounge will be selling hot dogs, burgers and fries outside their location
  • Cumbraes will be selling sausages and fries outside of their location
  • The Collins Brewhouse will have popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and drinks outside their business