Before it transformed Racecourse Road on Saturday 7 April, local business groups celebrated the launch of the annual Silks Festival with wine on Wednesday 21 March. The Silks Festival is a celebration of community, where Hamilton and Ascot burst into life through an eclectic event program of music diversity, health and fitness, food, wine and craft beers, roving entertainment, market stalls, cheese, champagne and oysters just to name a few.