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Brantford’s International Villages Festival presents “The World at Your Doorstep”!

Brantford’s International Villages Festival presents “The World at Your Doorstep”!

What started as a salute to the 100th anniversary of the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1974 has continued as a successful Multi-Cultural Festival, now celebrating its 45th continuous year.

Enjoy "The World at Your Doorstep" for four fabulous days this July in Brantford, ON. This annual Brantford tradition takes place from Wednesday, July 4 to Saturday, July 7, 2018.  The festival, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, has been known to draw over 145,000 people during the four day festival. 

This year marks the 45th consecutive Festival, and the committee is celebrating by bringing you 17 different villages to experience. 

The participating 17 Festival Villages are:

Enjoy cultural entertainment including music, dancing, unique cuisine and beverages, plus cultural displays of costumes and history. The villages are a great way to experience authentic cultures and meet new friends. 

Most Festival Village Halls are open the following hours:
  • Wednesday & Thursday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday - 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Please check your Festival Passport or the villages website, as some Festival Village hours may vary.

Festival Passports are $10 each and can be purchased at each Village during the Festival, and can also be purchased at the following locations (Cash sales only!):

Join us as various ethnic communities of Brantford come together and entertain you. Your four-day $10.00 Festival Passport gives you access to all 17 villages and free transportation between Villages, enabling you to sample and explore the diversified cultures of our community.

For more information, please visit the Brantford International Villages Website. 

The Brantford International Villages Festival is one of the Signature Events in the Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations Signature Experience Guide. Click to learn more about our Signature Events and #ExploreTheGrand


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