We are sad to announce the cancellation of It’s Your Festival 2020, due to COVID-19.

We hope everyone is safe and well, as we navigate through this global pandemic together.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you in 2021!





Covid19 may have cancelled the 2020 It’s Your Festival’s Canada Day celebrations, but it will not stop the Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council from celebrating Canadians. If you ask anyone around the world what they love the most about Canadians, many of them would say, their kindness. During these challenging times, Canadians have been definitely showing their kindness.

The Just One Wish Kindness Awards take place every year on July 1st, during the It’s Your Festival’s Canada Day celebrations in Gage Park. This year, It’s Your Festival, in partnership with Just One Wish Kindness Program, would like to recognize essential workers from all across Canada, for their kindness and dedication in helping those around them get through this worldwide pandemic. These wonderful individuals are helping to make the lives of those around them less stressful and lot happier.

To nominate an essential worker for the Just One Wish Kindness Award, please visit www.itsyourfestival.ca Nominations close Saturday, June 27th, 2020.

Winners will be announced on Canada Day – Wednesday, July 1st, on our website and social media pages. Please join us, in celebrating the kindness of Canadians!

Kindness, such a simple word that has an immense positive impact on the lives of all.  Let’s follow the example set by the 2020 Just One Wish Kindness Award recipients and fill our world with kindness!