Locke Street Festival Cancelled for 2020

Over the past couple of months, we all have learned new terms like “social distancing” and been personally affected by schools closing, our businesses adjusting, healthcare stress on the front lines, and witnessed other difficult decisions related to COVID-19 in our families, communities and across the globe.

At our best, we look out for each other. We help a neighbour. We do a stranger a kind turn. It’s one of the things we love about this street, and one of the ways we’ll get through these trying times—with the uplift of untold acts of human generosity and caring, large and small. Together.

It’s for this reason, and out of an abundance of caution and care for the health, safety, and well-being of you, your customers, our community and the 5,000 plus people who flock to our festival each year, that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Locke Street Festival. 

Full refunds for all fees paid will be processed in the coming week. The public will be notified on our website and through a media release. 

With grateful hearts, we want to thank you for your unwavering support of the festival and the festival committee. We look forward to a spectacular Locke Street Fest 2021! 

About Locke Street

Locke Street is nestled amidst the beautiful Kirkendall neighbourhood just beneath the Niagara escarpment in Hamilton Ontario Canada.

Locke Street is a thriving and diverse shopping district that offers the connectedness of a tight community in the heart of a large and vibrant city.

The Locke Street Business Improvement Area encompasses all businesses on Locke Street South between Main Street West and Homewood Avenue consisting of more than 90 retail stores, professional services, cafés, and restaurants frequented by residents and visitors alike.

Come and enjoy a walk on Locke for the relaxed atmosphere as you explore an exciting mix of shopping and restaurants.