From live music, to movies on the big screen, to the chance to decorate your own desserts, Harmony Square offers dozens of free programs for all ages every summer. Don’t forget that on those hot days, if you’re looking for a refreshing way to beat the heat, the Splash Pad is open from 10am-10pm every day during the summer. We’d also recommend having a bite to eat at one of the beautiful downtown patios that face Harmony Square, like Devlin’s Advocate, which serves up refreshing drinks and tasty daily specials, or Coffee Culture for an iced beverage and scrumptious baked treat.
Brantford Has Talent
Monday nights (July 8, 15, 22 & 29; August 12 & 19), 6-8pm
Calling all singers, musicians, comedians, dancers, magicians and impressionists of all ages! Don’t miss your chance to share your craft at Brantford Has Talent, a weekly competition happening on Monday nights in July and August from 6-8pm. On-site registrations for auditions will happen on July 8, July 15 and July 22, all leading up to the Grand Finale on Monday, August 19.
Movies in the Square
Thursday nights in July & August, movies start at dusk
Bring your lawn chair or blanket down to Harmony Square for free pre-show activities and a movie on the big screen. Movies and themes change each week, and popcorn and sweet treats are available for sale. Follow Harmony Square Brantford on Facebook for a weekly chance to win VIP treatment at Movies in the Square, including a DVD donated by Movie Junkie, pop, popcorn, and a front row seat in a Muskoka chair! A full listing of all movies and themes is available on the City of Brantford website.
Music in the Square
Friday nights in July & August, 7:30-9pm
Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and favourite dancing buddy to enjoy live music by a different band each week. From an Elvis impersonator, to guitaraoke with Shaun Mulrain, you’d love the variety of live entertainment to kick off your weekend. This weekly event also features prize giveaways sponsored by The Crew Real Estate. A full list of dates and performers is available on the City of Brantford website.
Chess in the Square
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from July 2-August 28, 12:00-2:00pm
Battle it out on the chess board and enjoy an all-ages friendly game of chess with a representative from the Brantford Chess Club and other chess enthusiasts. Even if you don’t know how to play, there will be lots of help to learn how to play and improve your game. Tournaments will be held on July 27 and August 18 from 11am-4pm.
Free Children’s Activities
Mondays from July 8-August 26 (no program August 5), 10:30am-12:00pm
Come have some fun in the sun with your little one(s)! Wee Watch Licensed Home Child Care Brantford will be running free activities with a new theme each week. This event is drop-in with no registration required.
Jr. Cake Boss
Tuesdays from July 2-August 27, 12:00-1:00pm
Join us to create your own sweet treats with Sweet Bakery! Each week, all ingredients will be provided for children and teens to create their own desserts. This event is drop-in with no registration required.
Stories and Stretches Children’s Program
Wednesdays from July 3-August 28, 12:00-12:45pm
Join the Brantford Public Library for this free reading and stretching afternoon with lots of friends. This event is drop-in with no registration required.
Saturdays, June 22, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, and September 7, 10:00am-11:30am
This free program will help you relax while building your strength and balance. Join Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi for this drop-in program for all ages.
Yoga in the Square
Tuesdays from July 2-August 27, 7:15-8:15am (Chair Yoga available on July 16 & 30 and August 13)
Join Kathy Brown Yoga for a free morning stretch to start your day feeling awake and refreshed. Yoga mats are provided, and this program is drop-in for all ages.
A full list of Harmony Square events is listed on the City of Brantford’s Harmony Square online calendar. You can subscribe to this calendar to get events sent straight to your email inbox. To stay up to date to learn about any new programs or cancellations, be sure to follow Harmony Square Brantford on Facebook.