Welcome to the home of “It’s Your Festival” -The oldest and biggest Canada Day Festival in Canada and one of the Top 50 Festivals in Ontario.
It’s Your Festival is organized by Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council and 4,000 dedicated volunteers. For the past 34 years, this event has attracted upwards of 6 million people with an attendance of over 250,000 in 2005.This 36th edition of our Festival will be celebrating Canada’s 139th Birthday for 4 fun-filled days, from June 30th to July 3rd, 2006.Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council was founded in 1969. We are a Hamilton-based non-profit organization committed to the nurturing and promotion of ethnic awareness, and diverse cultural heritage throughout Canada.
To coordinate the efforts of all ethnic organizations and interested individuals in developing Canada’s Folk Arts and Heritage.
To preserve the Folk Arts heritage and traditions of the people of Canada.
To educate and outreach students as wel as the gneral public by implementing various cultural, folk arts, and heritage program.
To benefit the community at large by organizing specila cultural events, educaitonal workshops and seminars, as wel as exhibitions.
To foster the creative expression of folk art.
To provide the opportunity for an exchange among the various cultures; thereby promoting knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures.