Finale delights everyone

There was a standing-room-only crowd on hand for the closing reception to the month long DeLight Festival at the Hamilton Steam Museum on Woodward Avenue this past weekend. It was worth it.

The Hamilton Aerial Group provided a unique telling of Hamilton’s water history that was spellbinding. With intricate costumes, puppets, and recorded music, a narrator told the history as performers including stilt walkers provided a theatrical presentation.

The Hamilton Aerial Group acts out Hamilton's history with water delivery.
Retelling the history of Hamilton’s water system at the DeLight Festival.

Defining Movement Dance closed out the festivities with a series of performances by very capable students.

Defining Movement Dance performance – Ingrid Mayrhofer

This year’s Delight Festival , Last Days of Ice And Snow, focused on the impermanence of ice and snow seasonally and climatically. The Festival is an annual event since 2016 (there was no festival in 2019) in Crown Point.

The event began with Chinese lanterns along the Pipeline Trail, followed by a waterfall of plastic bottles, and forest of plastic at Gage Park. This year the Festival returned to the Pipeline Trail with six exhibits, five by artists and one, crocheted snowflakes, by community members organized through Surprise!Hamilton.

The Pipeline Trail decorated with lanterns in 2016.
The Pipeline Trail decorated with lanterns in 2016. – File Photo

This event is a collaboration between Hamilton Dialogues, Red Tree Artists’ Collective, and Pipeline Trail Hamilton.

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