The Supercrawl is known for its musical talent and performance art. Theatrical pieces were scheduled throughout the day and into the night. Once the sun had gone down, people gathered around some machinery that held suspended hoops. Acrobats put on an amazing show, flying through the hoops and performing difficult maneuvers. It was definitely a show to remember. Some of Canada’s most well known artists have played in past years. Numerous bands were scheduled throughout the course of the weekend. Last year’s headliner was none other than K’naan who entertained the crowd with hits like “Wavin’ Flag.” Some of the other bands included Said the Whale, Great Lake Swimmers, and a band from my hometown, the Born Ruffians. Click here to check out this year’s lineup.
Walking the streets of downtown Hamilton passed the time very quickly. You will surely find yourself stuffing your face with food from the street vendors and gazing at the various stores that line James Street North. One of my personal favourites was The White Elephant, a clothing and jewelry store. As an artist from a small town, I don’t always get opportunities to experience art on the level that the Supercrawl offers. It was inspiring to see what other people are passionate about and to see the different ways they expressed themselves. So if you’re up for experiencing the culture and arts of Hamilton, the Supercrawl is something you won’t want to miss. You’ll undoubtedly run into some interesting characters, but you might unexpectedly learn something new from them. There is nothing like walking through the streets of downtown Hamilton late into the night and seeing the community that is created when so many different people come together to enjoy music and art together.