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Signature Events

Did you know we're home to over 100 events annually? Our area's wide variety of festivals, events and fairs will give you a great reason to visit and stay a little longer.

Signature Events

Did you know we’re home to over 100 events annually? Our area’s wide variety of festivals, events and fairs will give you a great reason to visit and stay a little longer.

Burford Fall Fair

JUNE 2 & 3

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS, Lions Park, Paris

Enjoy garden tours, guided rafting, family activities, live entertainment, a soapbox derby, a live butterfly release, and so much more!

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Six Nations Craft Tour

JUNE 15, JULY 20, & AUGUST 17

SUNSET WINE & CHEESE, Brantford Municipal Airport

Relax and enjoy the breathtaking sunset while listening to the sounds of local musicians and enjoying fine wines, beers and a delicious charcuterie board.

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Christmas in Paris

JULY 4 - 7

BRANTFORD INTERNATIONAL VILLAGES FESTIVAL, Various Locations

Take part in a fun, family oriented multicultural festival that helps celebrate our diverse cultural mosaic! Enjoy delicious culturally diverse foods, music, and dance.

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Christmas in Paris

July 27 - 29

GRAND RIVER CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS POW WOW, Chiefswood Park

An open-air First Nations cultural event showcasing Six Nations’ rich arts heritage through music, dance, arts and crafts.

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Christmas in Paris

AUGUST 10 – 12

BRANTFORD KINSMEN ANNUAL RIBFEST, Cockshutt Park

A highly anticipated annual summer event, serving up mouthwatering ribs and sizzling treats, complete with live music, drinks, and fun outdoor activities for the whole family!

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Paris Drinks Fest

AUGUST 18

PARIS DRINKS FEST

Paris Drinks Fest is a celebration of all things delicious. We'll have beer, wine, spirits, cider and food vendors and a whole lot of great music! We'll be spending the day drinking, eating and listening to great music under the trees in Paris' Lions Park and would love to see you there!

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Christmas in Paris

AUGUST 25 & 26

THREE FIRES HOMECOMING POW WOW, New Credit of the Mississaugas

The Pow Wow is a way for First Nations people to share their unique customs and cultural identity through the hearbeat of drum, song, and way of life.

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Paris Fair

AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

PARIS FAIR

This year marks the 160th celebration of this award winning fair that was named as one of 2018’s Top 100 Festivals by Festivals & Events Ontario. Enjoy live concerts, agricultural displays, demolition derbies, and much more!

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Christmas in Paris

SEPTEMBER 7 – 9

SIX NATIONS FALL FAIR, Gaylord Powless Arena

The 151st celebration of a family fun event with exhibits, food vendors, a midway, Smoke Dance Competition, and demolition derby!

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Christmas in Paris

SEPTEMBER 14 – 16

BRANTFORD INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, Harmony Square

A lively festival with 4 stages of free entertainment that celebrates the love of jazz and its culture.

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Christmas in Paris

SEPTEMBER 15 – 16

ST. GEORGE APPLE FEST, Main St., St. George

Named as one of 2018’s Top 100 Festivals by Festivals & Events Ontario, savour all things apple while enjoying entertainment, artisans and local fare.

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Christmas in Paris

SEPTEMBER 29

BRANTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS 'FAMOUS OVERTURES, GREAT PERFORMERS', Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

Enjoy an evening with the finest orchestral music in one of North America’s greatest concert halls – The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Christmas in Paris

SEPTEMBER 28 - 30

CULTURE DAYS, Various Locations

Take part in this coast-to-coast celebration of arts, culture and heritage by visiting one of the many free, interactive events taking place in and around Brantford.

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Christmas in Paris

NOVEMBER 3

SIX NATIONS HOLIDAY CRAFT TOUR, Various Locations

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with various artisans showcasing their beautiful crafts, artworks and one-of-a-kind treasures.

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Christmas in Paris

NOVEMBER 9 - 11

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, Various Locations

Shop at Syl Apps Community Centre, where you can purchase a variety of thoughtful and unique handmade gifts and artwork – all made by local artists and artisans.

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DT Concert Series

SEPTEMBER to MAY

DT CONCERT SERIES

The DT Concert Series runs monthly from September to May at the intimate and historic Dominion Telegraph in downtown Paris, Ontario. We showcase some of Canada's best artists to a sold-out audience so get your tickets soon! The 2018-2019 lineup has just been announced!

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