Supercrawl 2016 is being called a major success.
Vendors, live entertainment, art, and fashion lined the streets of James street North, bringing thousands of people to Hamilton’s downtown core this weekend.
The Trews’ opening night performance had crowds signing as far back as the Lister Block at King William Street, while the second night’s headliner, The Strumbellas, brought a crowd rivaling that of the Trews.
On the art scene Jose Luis Torres’s two shipping containers entitled “Overflows” were meant to play on society’s idea of excess.
A re-imagined version of the arcade classic skee ball had crowds gasping each time someone landed a point, sending fire into the night sky.
On Friday, hometown boys The Dirty Nil performed much of their new album “Higher Power,” while Saturday saw Medicine Hat perform with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
The set featured orchestral re-imaginings of the bands songs as well as new takes on classic pieces.
A long time highlight of the festival, Circus Orange’s fiery aerial arts show left crawlers speechless, as performers did their best impressions of Spider-Man, grappling up and down wall of the parking garage at James Street North and York Boulevard .
Other highlights include Blackbird studios celebration of the city’s female leaders and role models in its Spring/Summer 2017 Collection “Suffragette.”