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HAMILTON (Nov. 10) - As the 2023 Grey Cup Festival descends upon the vibrant city of Hamilton, there's an unmistakable buzz in the air, and it's not just from the excitement of the football enthusiasts. The festival runs from Monday, November 13 to Saturday, November 18, offering an array of fantastic and free events. On Friday, November 17, schools from the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will have the day off providing opportunities for families and students alike to revel in the festivities the Festival has to offer without breaking the bank.

A Citywide Celebration: Hamilton Opens Its Doors for Free Fun

Hamilton, renowned for its rich cultural tapestry and warm hospitality, is all set to showcase its best during the 2023 Grey Cup Festival. Families and students are in for a treat as they have the opportunity to explore the heart of the city without spending a dime.

No School, All Play: P.A. Day Aligns Perfectly with Festivities

The timing couldn't be more perfect for students as both the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board have declared a P.A. Day on Friday, November 17. This means that students have the entire day to immerse themselves in the festivities, creating memories that will last a lifetime. It's a chance for the youth of Hamilton to connect with their city in a unique and exciting way, fostering a sense of community pride.

Diverse Delights: Free Events for Every Taste

The 2023 Grey Cup Festival on Friday offers a variety of events that cater to different interests, ensuring there's something for everyone. From the Canadian Armed Forces Fan Zone with football-centric activities to the James Street featuring music, a Christmas market, art, and activities, the festival promises a day packed with entertainment.

Parade Extravaganza: Santa and the Grey Cup Take Center Stage

One of the highlights of the day is the Hamilton Santa Claus and Grey Cup Parade presented by WeatherTech, where the jolly man in red shares the spotlight with the iconic Grey Cup trophy. Families can line the streets and witness the magic unfold, capturing the spirit of the season and the excitement of Canadian football.

Built in the Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival

To top it all off, the Built in the Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival presented by Coors Light, promises to be a musical extravaganza featuring renowned international and Canadian artists. While some events within the festival are ticketed, there are also free performances that allow everyone to groove to the rhythm without spending a penny.

Plan Your Day: Details and Excitement Awaits

For those eager to plan their day at the Grey Cup Festival, a comprehensive schedule of events can be found on the 2023 Grey Cup Festival website. It's an excellent opportunity to chart your course through the festivities and make the most of the free offerings that the organizers have thoughtfully included. So, mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and get ready to experience the best of the Grey Cup Festival without spending a cent. Hamilton is ready to welcome you with open arms and an abundance of free fun!

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