Well, it’s mid-August, summer vacation is coming to a close, the kids are going back to school, there’s a change in the weather, and… Wait just a second! The summer isn’t over for another month! There’s plenty of nice weather left in the year and with all the things to do in Hamilton, there’s a lot to help you get out and enjoy it.

Things to Do In Hamilton

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Local art, live music, food, shops, handcrafted goods, flea markets… Hamilton has a lot going on around town. Here are a just a few things to get you going.

Fitton Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

hamilton ohio events things to doThis Friday, August 17th, 5-11pm, The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is throwing a free party to kick off its 25th anniversary season. Everything from basement to ballroom will be free and open to the public, including the galleries, studios, and event spaces with tons to do, including the ten-piece River City Band, out on the terrace.

  • Live music
  • Free appetizers
  • Membership discounts
  • Ticket sales
  • Panel discussions
  • Class demonstrations
  • Exhibition openings
  • Cash bar

Hamilton Flea

Saturday, September 8th, Hamilton Flea returns with urban artisans, food trucks and more. If you haven’t been yet, the experience is a must-see for those of us in Hamilton which is held every second Saturday in downtown Hamilton’s Marcum Park; A unique and fun way to enjoy and support local business, local art, shopping, food, and drink.

Stay tuned to their vendor page to see what’s new for the next installment.

Free RiversEdge Concert Series

Riversedge offers a great opportunity to dance, meet your neighbors, and watch live music, all in the heart of Hamilton. They still have a few free shows left in the year as well as David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Festival on Saturday, September 8.

Free Fallin’: Tribute to Tom Petty


  • Tuesday, August 23rd
  • with Frontier Folk Nebraska and Elk Creek
  • Free

Signs of Life, The American Pink Floyd

  • Saturday, Septemeber 15th
  • Free

Soldiers Sailors Pioneers Monument

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Open Thursdays through Saturdays, 10am – 4pm, the 100-year-old monument was recently renovated and made open to the public this year, featuring artifacts, photography, and war records honoring the veterans and pioneers of Hamilton.

With all the new development and revitalization around Hamilton, now’s a great time to refresh our knowledge and appreciation for Hamilton’s history and heritage.


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