Welcome to another month full of local events here in Brantford & Brant County. From street socials, to musical events, outdoor events and more, there is something for everyone happening this month!
Sunflower Festival at Brantwood Farms
August 1st, 4th-7th
Book your ticket to see the hundreds of thousands of beautiful sunflowers nestled on the picturesque family farm. Take the wagon ride and enjoy the scenery, take photos and cut your own three flowers to take home.
Click here for more information and to book your ticket.
Brantford Ribfest at The Civic Centre
The Brantford Ribfest is three days of great food, live music and family fun brought to you by the Brantford Kinsmen Club. Brantford will come alive with the smell of BBQ’ed ribs, fantastic food vendors, a family entertainment zone.
The Brantford Ribfest brings the excitement of family-oriented fun for all ages and the thrill of BBQ competition together for three days of entertainment and amazing food. North America’s greatest rib teams are coming to Brantford to compete for top awards including Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Sauce, Best Pig Rig and People’s Choice.
Friday, August 5th: 6pm-8pm Empty Hours (presented by Manny's Place), 830pm-1030pm The Dirty Pioneers
Saturday, August 6th: 12pm-2pm Blues Swagger, 230-430 Vagablond
SUnday, August 7th: 12pm-2pm Crosstown Traffic, 230pm-430pm Heckle The Band, 5pm-7pm The Killin' Time Band
More information on The Brantford Ribfest website here.
5km Foam Fest at The Paris Fairgrounds
Saturday, August 6th
Over 22 obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 MILLION cubic feet of FOAM! Enjoy a kids zone for kids 6 and under, taste delicious food, shop from local vendors and celebrate your success in our well-stocked beer garden. Walk it, run it, charge it, fun it; this course should be enjoyed at your own pace.
More information and tickets here.
Johnny Cash In Eagle Place at The Bell Homestead
The Bell Summer Theatre Festival presents: Johnny Cash in Eagle Place.
7:30pm Evening Shows on Fri. July 29, Sat. July 30, Fri. Aug. 5 and Sat. Aug. 6
2:00pm Matinee Shows on Sun. July 31 and Sun. Aug. 7
The show is PAY WHAT YOU CAN. Suggested minimum $15. for adults and $10 per child, bring your own lawn chairs.
Hipfest at Harmony Square
Saturday August 13th 7pm-10pm
Attend this free event for a tribute music evening in Harmony Square celebrating the Tragically Hip, with performances from Summer of 69, Bryan Adams Tribute and Headliner The Practically Hip!
Country Roots Music Festival at The Burford Fairgrounds
Fri. Aug. 12, 5:00–11pm, Sat. Aug. 13, 10:00am–11pm
This brand new music festival in Brantford Ontario has plenty of live music that appeals to just about any audience with funds donated towards Make-A-Wish®? Canada.
Friday's lineup includes: Murray Williams Band, Mike Pollard, John Atlee Band, Mackenzie Leigh Meyer.
Saturday's lineup includes: Michael Warren, Greg Williams, Naomi Bristow, John Anderson, Southbound, The Darren Hancock Band, Jess and Tay, Jesse Slack, Sarina Haggarty, Jason McCoy.
Tickets and more information on Country Roots Music Festival here.
BAJC’s Show N’ Shine Dirt N’ Grime Charity BBQ at The Paris Fairgrounds
Saturday, August 13th 1030am-4pm
Brantford Area Jeep & Off-road Club presents the 2nd annual Show N’ Shine Dirt N’ Grime charity BBQ for Big Brothers Big Sister of Grand Erie. With special guests Rams of Ontario!
$20 pre-registration per vehicle, $25 at the gate. All funds go directly to the charity!
Lots of vendors, raffles, trophies a flex contest, teeter totter, kids area etc
Paris Coin Show at The Paris Fairgrounds
Sunday, August 14th 9am-4pm
Featuring 55 dealer tables from internationally renowned coin & banknote dealers, representing Canada, United States, and World collectible currencies.
Memory Lane Market at Dominion Telegraph Centre, Paris
Friday, August 19th 12pm-8pm
Plenty of vendors with vintage clothing, handmade accessories and more to shop from, drinks and live music by Judah John at 7pm.
More details on Memory Lane Market's Instagram here.
ParisDrinks Fest at Lion’s Park
August 19th & 20th
Paris Drinks Fest is BACK! We’ll be taking over Lion’s Park in Paris, Ontario on August 19 & 20, 2022 for 3 sessions (Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening).
Paris Drinks Fest is a celebration of amazing food and drinks from across Ontario (over 20 vendors), paired with some of Canada’s top musical talent! With over 3,500 guests in attendance, we offer a big festival value, with a small-town feel. Dwayne Gretzky (Friday evening session), Terra Lightfoot (Saturday afternoon session) & Sloan (Saturday evening session).
Tikets and more information here.
Pop Up Summer Shop at The Paris Fairgrounds
Saturday, August 20th 10am-4pm.
With over 100 vendors & artisans, food trucks, swag bags for the first 25 people, a grand prize basket, shopping spree and more you don’t want to miss out on this event!
#LoveLocalBrant in Burford
Saturday, August 20th 12pm-4pm
The County of Brant is proud to present #LoveLocalBrant Street Socials! Shop, eat and take in the sights and culture of Brant. Celebrate our local businesses and the return of summer. Enjoy the sweet sounds of local musicians, our exceptional artists, and talented performers while you shop the downtown Burford streets.
Legion 29 Car Show at The Paris Fairgrounds
Sunday, August 21st 8am-4pm
Music, trophies, food truck, 50/50 draw, beer garden and more!
Symphony Under The Stars at The Bell Homestead
Thursday, August 25 at 7pm
This outdoor performance features the Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra. You’ll enjoy classical music loved by the Bell family and a few modern favourites. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the concert. Donations are accepted for this free event in support of the Brantford School of Instrumental Music.
RCMP Musical Ride at The Burford Fairgrounds
Sunday, August 28th 1pm
The Agricultural Society is excited to welcome the RCMP Musical Ride to the Burford Fairgrounds. The RCMP Musical Ride consists of 32 riders and their horses. Their performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. These movements demand the utmost control, timing and coordination.
Tickets available here.
Live Music at Paris Beer Co
Thursday nights at 7pm-9pm
Enjoy live music at Paris Beer Co (next to Wincey Mills) every Thursday, with performances this August from Brandon Agnew, Jim Young, John Ladds, Ashley Leblanc.