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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Media Release: Barton Village Festival is One Month Away

By shining a huge spotlight on the positives of Barton Street a team of residents and volunteers are going to show the City how great Barton Street is this summer!

In the heart of Barton Village on Saturday, June 20th the first annual Barton Village Festival is taking place at Woodlands Park. “We want to showcase the amazing diversity on the street and bring people from across Hamilton to see what a great community it is.” Festival Director Rachel Braithwaite says. “The hope is to increase awareness of some of the many assets it possesses, and shine a different light on a much maligned street. Really, it’s a fantastic area.”

This free family-friendly festival will feature food, fun, music and much more.

With three stages of music, the main stage in the park, a youth stage beside Sign Aids and an acoustic stage inside 541 Eatery & Exchange, there will be something for everyone. Musical acts will be announced on the Festival’s website very soon.

Other activities at the festival include Zumba and belly dance instructing, a flash mob, and a presentation by the Hamilton Aerial Troupe. The Dundas antique fire truck will be on display and Little Ray’s Reptiles will be putting on two shows. A photo contest is underway, asking “What do you love about Barton Street?”

There will be over 40 vendors at the Barton Village Festival, “which really speaks to the interest there is in celebrating the area.” Braithwaite says. “We’re all so excited for June 20th and to show off Barton Street!”

Thanks to our sponsors: Hamilton Community Foundation, Pan Am Hamilton, Councillor Matthew Green, Little Ray’s Reptiles, Sign Aids and Ruffin’s Pet Centre.

For more information, please visit http://www.bartonvillagefestival.com.

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