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Discover Brantford July 2018 Events

Discover Brantford July 2018 Events

Sweet Summer Sunshine, let us bask in your glorious rays! Join us in Brantford this July for our very popular Canada Day Celebration at Steve Brown Sports Complex, Lions Park.  Bring the family and enjoy free entertainment, great food, and fun games! 
Brantford’s Canada Day Celebration
Sunday, July 1, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Lion’s Park Steve Brown Sports Complex, 20 Edge Street, Brantford
Admission: FREE
The city will celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday with a fun filled, family friendly day of live music, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show.  Bands set to perform include headliner 54.40, plus Pretzel Logic, Johannes Linstead, The Ones, Freedom Train, and Lee Harvey Osmond.  The Young Canadians Area will host meet and greets with Bob the Builder, Rubble from PAW Patrol, Masha and the Bear.  Campbell Amusement KidZone and Amusement Midway offer rides for $3.00 per ticket or choose an unlimited ride bracelet for $25.00.  Helicopter Rides will be available for purchase.  Make this Canada Day an extra special one for your family!
Kayaking, Meditation and Yoga
Monday, July 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Five Oaks, Education and Retreat Centre, 1 Bethel Rd, Paris
Admission: $145 per person
Enjoy the nature around you and go with the flow – on the water, earth & mat. Gratify your longing for a meaningful connection to nature as you explore kayaking, yoga & meditation along the beauty of the Grand River.
Bell Summer Theatre Festival Presents: Cinderella
July 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2018
Various Show Times 
Bell Homestead, 94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford
Admission to all performances is on a “pay-what-you-can basis”
Join us and take in a wonderful summer performance on the veranda of the National Historic Site of the Bell Homestead. 
Brant Theatre Workshop presents 'Cinderella' in a fun classic way as seen through the eyes of a Godmother and a fairy.  Cinderella is written by Peter Muir and directed by Victoria Hudson-Muir.  Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs!
Bell Summer Theatre Festival Presents: The Dark Secret of Sherlock Holmes
July 27, 28 & 29, 2018
August 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2018
Various Show Times
Bell Homestead, 94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford
Admission to all performances is on a “pay-what-you-can basis”
Join us again as we take in a wonderful summer performance on the veranda of the National Historic Site of the Bell Homestead.  Presented by the Brant Theatre Workshop, 'The Dark Secret of Sherlock Holmes' is a classic mystery shrouded in the mists of London.  The play reveals the creation of the classic character as he is asked to find Jack the Ripper.
Brantford International Villages Festival
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 to Saturday, July 7, 2018
Various times and locations in Brantford 
Admission: $10.00 per person for a four-day Festival Passport.  This passport gives you access to all 16 villages and free transportation between villages. Children 13 and under are admitted free when accompanied with an adult.
Experience the “world at your doorstep” for four fabulous days in July! Join us at this multi-cultural festival and enjoy energetic, vibrant and cultural entertainment including music, dancing, unique cuisine and beverages plus cultural displays of costumes and history.  Don’t miss this popular annual festival enjoyed by locals and tourists alike!
Tour de Farm
Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Various locations in the County of Brant 
Admission: $15.00 per person or $40.00 for a vehicle (max. 5 persons/vehicle)
Four fabulous County of Brant farms will serve as your destinations.  Learn the various stages of edible bean and soybean production, visit a strawberry and vegetable farm, learn about beef production from calving to finished product and visit a 5th generation dairy farm. The tour is self- guided so you can travel at your own pace and visit each location in the order that suits you!
Multi-Vendor Expo
Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris
Admission: FREE
Join us as 65 Vendors showcase their products and services for sale.  Meet  a variety of artists, crafters, professionals and more! Enjoy free admission, free parking and free prizes. 
Brantford Has Talent
Monday evenings in July and August
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: FREE
Do you have a special talent you want to share? Brantford Has Talent is looking for solo, duets or groups to compete in a family friendly event starting July 9.
Strange Waves Music and Art Festival 4: Ever in Paris
Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, 2018
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris
Admission:  $100.00 for a weekend pass
Strange Waves returns to the Paris Fairgrounds for the fourth installment of the annual festival of freaks.  Expect more strangeness, more beauty and more community.
Giant Jewellery Yard Sale
Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Robert Hall Originals, 138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George
Admission: FREE
Vintage, costume, plastic, metal and handmade one of a kind pieces are available for sale.
Annual Two Row On the Grand
July 18 to 27, 2018
Chiefswood Park, 1037 Brant Hwy 54, Ohsweken
Admission: $60 per day per participant ($45 for children, $30 for volunteers) covering food, camping, and logistical support. However, nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.
This summer’s event will be another symbolic enactment of our original Two Row treaty – put in place over 400 years ago. Help us bring the treaty to life paddling down the Grand River from Cambridge to Port Maitland.  We will paddle in “Two Rows” – one Indigenous row, and one settler/immigrant row – to demonstrate the simple concept of the Two Row Wampum Treaty. Our teachings say to paddle down the “river” of life on parallel paths, as friends close enough to help each other, but not disrupting each other’s way of life.  Educational events, traditional teachings, interactive dancing, storytelling, and sharing circles will all be included as we camp along the river each night to rest.
Beginner Yoga in Mohawk Park with Moksha Yoga
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Mohawk Park Pavillion and Picnic Shelters, 51 Lynnwood Drive, Brantford
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Family friendly free yoga class at Mohawk park. Instructed by Moksha Yoga Brantford. Make it a nature day! Bring a picnic lunch and after yoga, enjoy a round of free disc golf & the splash pad!
Telephone City Car Show
Saturday, July 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Brant Rod and Gun Club, 54 Henderson Road, Burford
Admission: Pre-registration: $10, Day-Of Registration: $15
There will be entertainment for the whole family at this annual Telephone City Car Show! 
Dreamcatcher Workshop
Thursday, July 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Five Oaks, Education and Retreat Centre, 1 Bethel Rd, Paris
Dreamcatchers are a fascinating Native American tradition. Learn about the many different legends of the dreamcatcher as you free your mind, during this relaxing workshop. Create something beautiful to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. We will have all the supplies including hoops, suede/leather, webbing material, feathers and beads for decoration. You can also bring personal objects and decorations to incorporate in your dreamcatcher to make it more personal and more meaningful. Pendants, charms and talismans are popular examples – whatever your creative spirit desires!
MacKenzie Creek Music Festival
Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29, 2018
Doors Open 6:00 p.m., Show Starts 7:00 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion-Branch 463, 72 King Street, N., Oakland
Admission: $40.00 Weekend Pass
This outdoor music festival features 14 great Country and Bluegrass acts from across Ontario.  Bring your RV or even a tent and stay for a fun-filled weekend. Festival line-up includes Thomas Wade, Naomi Bristow and many more.
Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow
Friday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, 2018
Gates Open at 10:00 a.m.
Chiefswood Park, 1037 Brant Hwy 54, Ohsweken
Admission:  Children (6-12 years): $2.00, Adults: $10.00, Two Day Pass: $15.00
An open-air first Nations cultural event showcasing Six Nation’s rich cultural heritage through music, dance, arts and crafts.
Hot Rod Kings and Vintage Wings - CANCELLED
Saturday, July 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Brantford Municipal Airport, 110 Aviation Avenue, Brantford
Admission: FREE
Bring your vintage cars, aircraft, and enthusiasm and spend a day at the Brantford Municipal airport!
Variety in the Square
Wednesday Evenings in July, starting on July 18th.   
Various Times 
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: Varied, depending on event
Add some variety to your life and join us at Harmony Square to participate in specialty activities to spice up your routine!
July 18 - Zumba: Join Kathy Armstrong with Be Strong & Fit, for a Zumba class! Grab your running shoes and come get moving and groovin’.
July 25 – Public Speaking Workshop: Speak Technique workshops are designed to teach the tips and tools to master skills for delivering presentations with confidence. No more snore and bore, where’s the door presentations!
Movies in the Square
Thursdays in July and August
Movies begin at dusk
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission:  FREE
Bring your, chairs, and loved ones to cuddle up to enjoy a movie uner the stars!
On July 5 come dressed as a Minion and enjoy “Despicable Me 3”. 
On July 12 decorate your backpack with balloons and see “Up”. 
On July 19 dress up as your favourite emoji as you watch “Inside Out”.
On July 26 bring your favourite toy car and watch “Cars 3”.
Music in the Square
Fridays in July and August
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
and Sunday July 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission:  FREE
Join The Crew every Friday night in July and August for free concerts at the Bell Stage, Harmony Square.  Plan a nice dinner before or after the concert, then just sit back and enjoy…don’t forget your lawn chairs!
Upcoming Events:
Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest
August 10 to 11,2018
Cockshutt Park
Addie’s Art & Music Festival for Children
August 11, 2018
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless National Historic Site
Symphony Under the Stars with Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra
August 23, 2018
Bell Homestead National Historic Site 



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