About Us

Welcome to ArtsFest – a celebration of the arts in all its forms. After being hosted for three years  in Waterdown, Ontario, ArtsFest moved to Westdale Village in 2019. Historic Westdale Village is now the permanent home of ArtsFEST! The festival has grown to become event drawing visitors from across the GTA and upstate New York, with attendance over 40,000. At ArtsFest there is something for everyone who appreciates arts & culture. ArtsFest – The Festival…refined!

Artsfest.ca is produced by Greater Hamilton Arts & Events – a registered non-profit organization, operating for the purpose of producing, managing and promoting arts & cultural events in the greater municipality of Hamilton, outside of the downtown core. ArtsFest is a focal point for residents of the host community, engaging them with visitors from GTA and beyond, as they discover the cultural diversity of Canadian visual and musical artists, and the area’s local businesses.

Here are a few things to keep in mind to maximize your ArtsFest experience:

PARKING There is parking available at designated locations on the festival map.

SERVICES There are licensed areas with seating and great sight lines to both the stage, portable toilets and ATM available on festival site. Food vendors will be on site, as well there are cafes and restaurants in the festival area that have great food at reasonable prices! We respectfully ask that attendees refrain from bringing picnic baskets or drinks and give the local businesses their patronage as we rely on the support of local businesses in order to pay the costs to program the great music and activities you are here to enjoy. No outside food or drinks will be allowed in the licensed areas. Emergency services are onsite as well as the Hamilton police.

PUBLIC TRANSIT is available to the festival site.