Experience the electrifying Tesla's Electric City Festival
Commemorating Hamilton's groundbreaking feat of being the first major Canadian centre to embrace electric power 125 years ago. Fuelled by the visionary ideas of the "Five Johns," enterprising Hamilton entrepreneurs, the city harnessed the hydropower of DeCew Falls near St. Catharines, implementing Nikola Tesla's revolutionary long-distance energy transmission concept.
Hamilton's embrace of affordable and abundant electricity earned it the renowned moniker of "Canada's Electric City," propelling the growth of steel companies, attracting industry giants like Westinghouse, and transforming the city into Canada's industrial powerhouse. This historic milestone fuelled massive immigration, shaping the vibrant and diverse tapestry that defines Hamilton today.
Prepare for an exhilarating celebration at the Tesla Electric City Festival, where Hamilton's electrifying past and innovative spirit come alive, reminding us of the transformative power of progress. Join us as we honour the visionary Tesla and pay tribute to Hamilton's enduring legacy as a hub of innovation and prosperity.
Tesla's Electric City Festival
FREE ENTRANCE FOR ALL
Sunday September 24, 2023
11:00 - 5:00 pm
MUSEUM OF STEAM & TECHNOLOGY
900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, ON
TECF 2023 is dedicated to the 125 years of Hydroelectric Power in Hamilton & Ontario, features include;
The History behind the ELECTRIC CITY
Nikola Tesla's role and contribution to the Electric City
Historical guided tour through the history and current developments for Hamilton
Building of the Decew I Power Generating Station, then and now (125 years of service)
Cataract Power Building (Hamilton)
Preforming Tesla Coil
Build workshop for kids
Tesla Wellness & Medicine Centre
Talk on Who is Nikola Tesla and what did he contribute to society
Take a ride on the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers miniature trains
EV auto show by owners, (Organized by the EV Society)
Interact with EV owners to truly get owners perspective
Performances on the stage from Hamilton Communities
Check out the Fire Truck (1:00-2:30 PM)
Hungry, Pizza and drinks will be available for sale
All registered guests will be entered in entrance draws throughout the day.
Pre-registered guest will be automatically entered even before you arrive, making you eligible for all the draws.
Unclaimed prizes will be redrawn at 4:30 PM open to guests present.
Learn about the groundbreaking contributions of Nikola Tesla, the visionary inventor whose genius forever transformed the world of electricity
Experience a vibrant tapestry of cultures at our mesmerizing multicultural bazaar, where you can indulge in diverse cuisine, browse unique crafts, and immerse yourself in rich traditions
Hands on Children's workshops
Ignite your child's creativity and curiosity at our hands-on children's workshop, proudly sponsored by Home Depot, where young minds can explore the joy of DIY projects and unleash their imagination in a fun and interactive environment.
musical and cultural performances
Immerse yourself in the vibrant musical and cultural performances showcasing the diverse heritage of the cultures that settled the Hamilton ,Ontario region.
Power up the Festival
Volunteer with NTEC
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful event, and the Tesla Electric City Festival is no exception. We rely on the dedication and enthusiasm of individuals like you to bring this electrifying celebration to life.
Day of Volunteers
We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join us in creating a spectacular festival experience the day of the event. From booth management to back stage we need your help to make it happen. Help us set up and run this momentous event as we celebrate!
Students this is an excelent opportunity to earn
Calling all talented performers! We're looking for cultural dancers, musicians, poets, and artists to showcase the vibrant diversity of our community. Let your talent shine & be a part of this celebration of innovation, & history.
Showcase the rich tapestry of your culture through food, jewelry, crafts, or any other creative expression. Whether you want to sell your unique creations or provide informative displays, this is an opportunity to share your culture with a diverse audience.
This is a great opportunity to earn your volunteer hours.
We need help with the set up on Saturday September 24th (Noon- 5:00 PM)
and on Festival Day September 25th. (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Students could earn 13-14 hours over the two day.
Register below and enter when you are available.
Tesla Science Fair
Students do you have a Tesla Inspire Science Project?
Enter it in the Tesla Science Fair
Open to grades 7 - 12 student
Judges will be looking for the Nikola Tesla connection
Showcase your project to inspire and other students
Coming Soon - Vendors/Exhibors
This section is reserved for registered vendors, presenters, exhibitors
More to come...
Vendors & Exhibitors
TECF of the Past
Things to see & do.
These are pictures taken at prior festival