Grey Cup 2023 was quintessentially Hamilton, featuring the Built in the Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival and the Fan Central festival hub on James Street North among the dozens of events leading up to the clash between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Montreal Alouettes in the 110th Grey Cup.
PHOTOS BY GARY GREEN AND BRENT PERNIAC
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110th Grey Cup – Tim Hortons Field – Nov. 19
Grey Cup half-time show – Green Day – Nov. 19
Grey Cup Pre-Game – Tim Hortons Field – Nov. 19
PHOTOS BY GARY GREEN
The Grey Cup Santa Claus Parade – Nov. 18
Fan Central and John Weir Foote Armoury – Nov. 18
The Grey Cup Festival's Fan Central featured a street festival on James Street North between Wilson and Barton streets from Thursday to Saturday. Produced by Supercrawl, it included activities, vendors, food trucks, the Hamilton Christmas market and plenty of music. The John Weir Foote Armoury was open to the public and included obstacle courses, football-themed games, exhibits and the Hamilton Flag Football Classic on a specially-constructed 35-yard turf football field, complete with stands and a scoreboard.
Fan Central – Nov. 17
Fan Central – Nov. 16
Grey Cup Festival official ribbon cutting – Nov. 16
FirstOntario Race to the Cup – Nov. 16
About 2,000 students took off from Gage Park at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for the he FirstOntario Race to the Cup, in partnership with Around the Bay Road Race, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. The one-kilometre race ended at Tim Hortons Field. Tiger-Cats present and former players, cheerleaders and staff also took part.