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Events and Attractions

Hamilton has a growing reputation as an events city. Each year, it hosts the National Agricultural Fieldays, the largest agricultural event in the southern hemisphere.

The city and region is home to international standard sport and leisure facilities and each year hosts major international sporting fixtures including rugby, cricket, rowing and hot air ballooning.

There is a thriving arts and culture community, and the city hosts an enormous number of cultural events including exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and the annual Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival.

Hamilton has a lively café culture and nightlife, with an abundance of restaurants, cafés and bars. Leisure activities are well catered for with shopping malls, cinemas, parks, sporting facilities and a renowned museum.