Summer weather is in full swing and we are taking full advantage! From outdoor summer serenades at the beautiful National Historic Site of the Bell Homestead, to a rocking 10th Anniversary Celebration in Harmony Square, we've got something for everyone!
11th Annual Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament
Friday June 1, to Sunday June 3, 2018
Steve Brown Sports Complex, 20 Edge Street, Brantford
Entrance fees: $399 - $499 per team
Registration deadline Sunday May 27, 2018
This year marks the 12th year of the tournament. There are categories for every type of ball hockey player, from the youngest kids to the oldest adults, and from competitive to recreational.
The Crew Real Estate Presents Breath Of Fresh Air Talent Show Produced By Murky Productions
Friday, June 1, 2018
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie St., Brantford
This is NOT your high school talent show! We are bringing the most exciting, show-stopping, eclectic local acts to the stage and together we will award one act a $5000 Grand Prize. The show is named a "Breath of Fresh Air," not only because the acts on stage are going to be a breath of fresh air to the industry, but also because $5000 will go towards The City of Brantford's Tree Planting Program; to plant much-needed trees in our community.
Springtime in Paris
Saturday June 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday June 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lions Park Paris, 36/96 Laurel Street, Paris
Admission: FREE to the park
Join us as we celebrate the magic and wonder of spring! Come and enjoy this annual family oriented, fun festival that celebrates the prettiest town in Canada! Springtime in Paris hosts live entertainment in the park, food booths, and the highly anticipated annual Paris Optimist Craft Show.
Brant County Singers and Brant Men of Song present Brant Does Broadway
Saturday June 2, 2018
Hope Christian Reformed Church, 64 Buchanan Cr., Brantford
Admission: By donation
Come and enjoy music selections from the following broad way musicals of: The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Miss Saigon, and Annie Rent.
Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk
Sunday June 3, 2018
Start Time: 12:30 p.m.
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Can you walk a “Canadian Mile” in these shoes? Keeping with the history of our walk, formerly Men In Heels, we have red high heels available in men’s sizes 8 to 16, for our participants to complete the wobbly 1 km walk through the heart of our downtown. Wear our shoes or bring your own, and join us as we all walk TOGETHER to raise essential funding for Nova Vita and help to sent the message that domestic violence is never OK!
Brantford Downtown Jazz presents ‘Countermeasure’
Monday June 4, 2018
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Countermeasure is the new sound in vocal music, known for their sophisticated arrangements, seamless harmonies, lively performances and infectious energy. Their dramatically choreographed show - where every song tells a story - has received standing ovations and critical acclaim worldwide. Featuring 14 of Canada’s top harmony singers, their genre-defying contemporary sound takes a cappella to the next level.
St. Leonard's Community Services Celebrates 50 Years of Service
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Dr., Brantford
Come join St. Leonards Community Services as they celebrate 50 years of serving our community with a free event at the Best Western Brantford. There will be free refreshments, snacks, and a chance to win some prizes!
ICHTHYS Theatre presents Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes
Friday June 8, 2018 to Sunday June 10, 2018
Friday June 15, 2018 to Sunday June 17, 2018
Friday and Saturdays shows are at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Shows are at 2:00 p.m.
St Mary’s Parish Hall, 133 Murray Street, Brantford
Admission: Adults $15, Seniors/Students $10
Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes is a sensitive comedy about friendship between generations. “Full of wit and laughter, warmth and wisdom.” You won’t be disappointed by this heart-warming performance.
Find Your Spirit 10th Anniversary Celebration of Harmony Square
Friday June 8, 2018, at 8 p.m.
Saturday June 9, 2018, at 12:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday June 10, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie St., Brantford.
Harmony Square has given the city of Brantford a lot to celebrate…..and now it’s time to celebrate Harmony Square! Join us as we celebrate its 10th Anniversary with “Find Your Spirit” a weekend-long celebration honoring the 10 years of history the square has to offer.
Live performances on two stages will keep you entertained all weekend with a featured concert Saturday night by Canadian legends Spoons followed by fireworks.
Paris Historical Show & Tractor Pull
Saturday June 9, 2018
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St., Paris.
9:00 a.m. (day-long event)
Antique tractor displays, vendors, tractor pulls from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., truck and heavy tractor pulls from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., a beer garden with live music, Paw Patrol characters, food and so much more!
Arcady presents Voices of Summer
Saturday June 9, 2018
Admission: 12 and under free, Students $10, Adults $25
Central Presbyterian Church, 97 Wellington St., Brantford.
This evening will feature the new music of Ronald Beckett and Katerina Gimon as well as music by Arcady's 2017 and 2018 composition competition winners, Haley Woodrow and Ian Guthrie. This evening of music will showcase Arcady's talented 2018 Emerging Artists supported by the Arcady Singers and Arcady Youth Singers. Voices of Summer acts as a fundraiser for the music ensemble and will begin with a silent auction and draw at 6:30pm in the church hall. Please join us for a whimsical, beautiful, and moving evening of music.
Brantford Coin Show
Sunday June 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Branlyn Community Centre, 238 Brantwood Park Rd., Brantford.
A family-fun event! Hosted by the Brantford Numismatic Society, come gaze at over 90 dealer tables from all over Ontario selling coins, banknotes, tokens, royal Canadian Mint products, silver, gold, estate jewelry, numismatic supplies, and more. Kids table offers coins, tokens, and supplies to inspire the youth at subsidized prices. Bring your appetite because there will be a food truck on site. Free door prize tickets, with over 40 prizes to be won.
Onkwehon:we “The Original Peoples Festival”
Friday June 15,2018, to Sunday June 17, 2018
Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford
The Onkwehon:we Festival will focus on current Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) artistic and cultural practices in both contemporary and traditional forms. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness unique traditions that have been existent before contact. Performances and events will be multi-disciplined and of the highest caliber featuring storytelling, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, film and workshops.
Brantford Pride Celebration & Walk
Monday June 11, 2018 to Saturday June 16, 2018
Mohawk Park, 51 Lynnwood Drive, Brantford
This annual walk in Brantford takes place every year and welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities.
Virtual Reality Open House at the Personal Computer Museum
Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Personal Computer Museum, 13 Alma St., Brantford
Admission: By donation
See the history of virtual reality by exploring the exhibits at the Personal Computer Museum and experience virtual reality on the Virtual Boy, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and even a Commodore 64.
Taste of Glenhyrst (sold out)
Thursday June 21, 2018
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Road, Brantford
In its 21st year, this great evening event hosted by the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant has become legend as the official opening of summer in Brantford. Enjoy live music, food from local restaurants, delicious wines and beers, and of course, great art. Proceeds of the event go towards Glenhyrst and its many children’s programs, art exhibits, events, classes and workshops offered to our community.
Summer Serenade with the Brantford Memorial Concert band
Saturday June 23, 2018
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bell Homestead National Historic Site, 94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford
The Bell Homestead provides the stage for this long-standing community orchestra featuring over 60 musicians. Bring your favourite lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the performance. Admission by donation (donations support the Brantford School of Instrumental Music).
Tunes in the Park (Every Friday at noon for the summer)
Friday June 29, 2018 to Sunday August 31, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Victoria Park, 65 Market Street, Brantford
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free music and tunes in downtown Victoria Park every Friday at noon.
Country Fest on the Grand 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St., Paris
Admission:$25 - $50
Dust off them boots and plan to head to the biggest back yard party in Paris for some live country music, a beer garden, food trucks, kids zone and of course, our market of vendors. Come out and support our local arts community, country musicians, performers, artisans and of course our culinary geniuses!
Brantwood Farms presents Strawberry Sundae Weekend
Saturday, June 30 to Monday, July 2, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Rd., Brantford
Join us in the berry patch and have fun picking your own strawberries and then enjoy a delicous strawberry sundae with our very own farm-grown berries. Strawberry picking is $3/L and sundaes are $5 each.
Upcoming July Events:
Brantford's Canada Day Celebration
July 1, 2018
Steve Brown Sports Complex
Brantford International Villages
July 4 -7, 2018
Grand River Campions of Champions Pow Wow
July 21 - 22, 2018