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Discover April 2019 Events in Brantford

Discover April 2019 Events in Brantford

Celebrations of springtime in Brantford bring art, culture and history to life with astounding lectures, powerful musical performances, and seasonal activities guaranteed to be fun for the whole family. Enjoy delicious handmade cuisine at the Maple Syrup Festival, toast fellow Edwardians over High Tea at the Bell Homestead, then hop on over to one of our area’s annual Easter Egg Hunts. This comprehensive list is your go-to guide for things to do in Brantford in April.

 Guitar Society of Brantford Presents Annual Spring Concert Series

Brantford Public Library (Main Branch), 173 Colborne St., Brantford

Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Future stars of the guitar! Visit the Brantford Public Library for their annual free concert series, created in partnership with the Guitar Society of Brantford. Performers can range from talented local students to international recording artists, and you’re always guaranteed an afternoon of gorgeous classical guitar. Everyone and all ages welcome.


 Grand River Chorus Presents Last Night of the Proms

St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, 50 Palace St. Brantford

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: Adults - $25, Youth (25 and under) - $15

In celebration of the 93rd birthday of Queen Elizabeth and a collaboration with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.


 47th Annual Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Show

Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St., Paris

Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Adults - $6, Children 12 and under are FREE

This 47th Annual Show features “Birthstones of the World.” Visit the exciting show and shop: gem, mineral, fossil and stone dealers, lapidary equipment and supplies, fine jewelry, supplies and beads, also watch interesting demonstrations and exhibits and enjoy a silent auction.


Edwardian High Tea

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Admission: $40/person with reservations required

Enjoy a fancy afternoon at The Exchange Café with period music and a yummy array of tea sandwiches, scones and desserts.


 Brantford Potters Guild Spring Sale

Woodman Park Community Centre, 491 Grey St., Brantford

Friday, April 12 (12:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m.), Saturday, April 13 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Sunday, April 14 (12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Admission: FREE

Brantford Potters Guild Annual Spring Sale brings together over 30 local ceramic artists for three days. Shop for yourself, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day and all of the upcoming summer birthdays and weddings. You will find functional pieces including: mugs, plates, platters, serving dishes, as well as one of a kind art pieces for display. Entrance to the Brantford Potters Guild Sales are always free and open to the public. Coffee, tea and cookies available while you shop too.



Paris Lions Maple Syrup Festival

Grand River St. N., Downtown Paris

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

This year, the Maple Syrup Festival will be located on Grand River St. North in Paris between William and Mechanic Street. Enjoy delicious pancakes with maple syrup, sausage and beverages, plus lots of shopping and entertainment. Don’t miss this family-friendly annual event.


Brantford Downtown Jazz Presents Jim Clayton Quartet with Sonja Gustafson

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $30

“Warm and happy…tender and soulful” is how Downbeat Magazine describes Jim Clayton’s music. He calls it “bebop with a touch of New Orleans,” his second home. The award-winning pianist saw his latest album “Lenny Jumps In” land on the jazz radio charts in Canada and the USA. Jim’s entertained audiences around the globe, from ex-pats in Asia to our troops in Bosnia. Joining Jim is London’s award-winning jazz songstress, Sonja Gustafson. She brings a cool verve to classic and lesser-known standards. Sonja is dazzling whether performing passionate ballads, scatting with abandon, or crooning popular covers.


"Step Into Spring" - Women in Business Event

Brantford Golf & Country Club, 60 Ava Rd., Brantford

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Admission: $55 (Chamber of Cmmerce Brantford-Brant Members), $65 (non-members)

The Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant's Women in Business commitee presents their 1st Annual "Step Into Spring" event, highlighting women entrepreneurs, founders and business owners.



Easter at Addie’s

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site, 359 Blue Lake Rd., St. George

Friday, April 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Admission: $25/family of 4 and $5 for each additional family member. Single Adults/Senior/Youth $8, Single Child $6

Join the Easter Bunny at the 7th Annual Easter at Addie’s for an egg hunt, petting zoo and more family fun on Good Friday. The same favourites will be back, including: Fantasy Faces by Helena, cookie decorating with the Paris Optimists, balloon art with Willy B., and of course there will be farm-themed games including: old-fashioned sack races, bouncy bull races, chicken pail toss, petting zoo, and more. There will be 4 Egg Hunt flights – gather as many eggs as you can and turn them in for a candy-filled treat bag.


Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Brantwood Farms

Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Rd., Brantford

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Admission: $8/person or $24/family of 5

Visit scenic Brantwood Farms for a day of Easter fun! Enjoy a hayride around the farm and hunt for eggs in the Magic Forest. Exchange the eggs you find for tasty Easter treats. Make sure you stop and say hi to all the cute farm animals. Hourly start times available for the hunt and tickets must be purchased in advance.


Freedom House Presents Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Freedom House, Market Square Mall Lower-Level, 1 Market Square, Brantford

Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

The annual Freedom House Easter Egg-Stravaganza is carnival-style, with a number of different Easter themed stations (including an egg hunt) and children will receive a prize at each station to add to their goodie bag. There will also be inflatables set up and a LEGO play area. Children ages 3-13 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian and the event is free.


BHS Speaker Series: Natural History of the Fording Place

Myrtleville House Museum, 34 Myrtleville Dr., Brantford

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

“Natural History of the Fording Place” is presented by Nathan Etherington, Graduate in Earth Science & Geography, and Program & Community Coordinator for the Brant Museum & Archives.


Brantford Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Book Fair

50 Craig St., Brantford (off Morton Ave. East – Wheelchair accessible)

Wednesday April 24 – Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Saturday until 3:00 p.m.)

Admission: FREE

Gently used books, music, puzzles, vinyl, CDs and DVDs, cookery, crafts, gardening, children, travel, history. Cash and cheques only accepted.


Pen, Polish & Publish: A Brantford Writer’s Circle & Brantford Public Library Author’s Symposium

Brantford Public Library (Main Branch), 173 Colborne St., Brantford

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Symposium Only (FREE), All Inclusive Symposium and Banquet Pass ($40), Author’s Banquet Only ($40)

The Brantford Writers’ Circle and the Brantford Public Library will bring together Brantford’s most successful authors and aspiring writers for a day of fellowship and development. Join us for workshops on writing, methods for improving technique, and taking steps to get your work published. Registration required. 2019 Featured Authors Include: Marsha Skrypuch, Sean Dixon, Carl Wilson, C.A. King, Larry Brown


 37th Annual Brantford Rotary Classic Run

W. Ross MacDonald School

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:15 a.m.

Admission: FREE to watch, registration fee for runners

The 37th Annual Brantford Rotary Classic Run is a tradition for many families and schools in Brantford, the County of Brantford, and surrounding communities. Participants have the choice to run or walk 5km or 10km on a pre-designed route. All proceeds support local community organizations Landsdowne Children’s Centre and the Boys & Girls Club of Brantford.


26th Annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race

Various Locations

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Registration required: $35-$205

The Paris to Ancaster Bike Race is now in its 26th year and takes place over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads the organizers can find. Combined with unpredictable spring weather and the largest field of riders assembled in Canada, it has become a classic race experience for everyone from average riders to Canadian Olympians.


Brantford Memorial Concert Band Presents Sunday Serenade Series

Brantford Convention Centre, 100 Market St. South., Brantford

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Admission: By Donation

Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event that includes excerpts from “The Magnificent Seven,” “Oliver!,” Abba and lots more.


8th Annual Brantford Community Tree Planting

Brant Park Conservation Area

Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Bring your friends and family to join the Brant Tree Coalition to plant trees and create a pollinator meadow along the community trail system just outside of Brant Park. Parking will be available at Brant Park.


Brant Music Festival

Monday, April 29 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

Fairview United Church, St. Andrews United Church, St. Mark’s Anglican Church

Admission: $2/day or $10/week

This weeklong music festival is a graded competition in varying disciplines: choir/band, classical voice, graded piano, musical theatre, piano and strings. Participants will be performing at different venues.


Brantford Music Club Presents The Canadian Celtic Choir

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Adults - $30, Students - $10

The choir’s repertoire features songs primarily from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and the Canadian Maritimes ranging from the traditional (including a few songs sung in Irish, Gaelic and Welsh) to the more contemporary.




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