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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.

maple syrup bottles

APRIL 13, 2019

PARIS LIONS MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL, Downtown Paris

Wander the streets of picturesque Paris while the sweet scent of maple syrup fills the air. This marquee event features delicious food, family-friendly activities, entertainment, vendor shopping, and more

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people line up at food truck

THURSDAYS, MAY TO AUGUST, 2019

EXIT 36 FOOD TRUCK EXPERIENCE, Evangel Church Parking Lot

From 5:00 p.m. until dark, come satisfy your cravings every Thursday in the summer months as different savoury trucks, and at least one sweet selection, tantalize your taste buds with an array of fantastic food.

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woman rides a horse

JUNE 8 & 9, 2019

BURFORD RAM RODEO, Burford Fairgrounds

A two-day event, rain or shine, Burford Ram Rodeo features the sports of competitive barrel racing, bull-riding, bucking broncos, pole bending, and more. Come out for the entertainment and stay for the amazing food, children's activities, and much more.

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beer glasses with True North logo

JUNE 22, 2019

THE TRUE NORTH BEER FESTIVAL, Harmony Square

This summer more than 30 brewers from all four corners of the province will descend on Harmony Square for a frothy celebration of all things awesome about Canadian craft beer. Sample 90 rare beers, while enjoying awesome food and entertainment.

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people enjoying the sunset on the grass by the runway

JUNE 21, JULY 19, AUGUST 16, 2019

SUNSET, WINE AND CHEESE, Brantford Municipal Airport

The sunset is the beautiful backdrop of a social gathering as you sip wine and enjoy the variations of catered charcuterie boards and live entertainment right next to the runway.

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Dancers at the Villages Festival

JULY 3-6, 2019

BRANTFORD INTERNATIONAL VILLAGES FESTIVAL, Various Locations

Revel in the ethnic music and intricate dance steps, while enjoying delicious culturally diverse foods and beverages, plus authentic displays of costumes and history.

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Dancers at the Pow Wow

July 26-28, 2019

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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Patrons line up at Ribfest

AUGUST 9-11, 2019

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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Planes in airshow

AUGUST 28, 2019

COMMUNITY CHARITY AIRSHOW, Brantford Municipal Airport

Support local charities and enjoy a fantastic airshow featuring Avro Lancaster, Snowbirds, CF-18 Demo, and more.

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Paris Fair

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

PARIS FAIR, Paris Fairgrounds

This year marks the 161st celebration of this award winning fair that was named as one of 2018’s Top 100 Festivals by Festivals & Events Ontario. Enjoy a large selection of midway games, live concerts, agricultural displays, demolition derbies, and much more!

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Musician playing saxophone

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019

BRANTFORD INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, Harmony Square

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

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apples in a basket

SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2019

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

Spend the day sipping and sampling everything apple, while shopping from over 130 vendors and enjoying wholesome family entertainment, including: inflatable activities, petting zoo, games, pony rides, and much more.

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Culture Days walking tour in downtown Brantford

SEPTEMBER 27 - 29, 2019

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 Brantford and the County of Brant.

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BSO with Philip conducting

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

BRANTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS UNA STRAVAGANZA MUSICALE, Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

Treat yourself to the finest music inspired by Italy, and let yourself be serenaded by the best from the worlds of opera, stage and popular song.

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Brant Studio Tour

SEPTEMBER 28 & 29, 2019

BRANT STUDIO TOUR, Various Locations

With 15 locations participating, the 2019 Brant Studio Tour celebrates the creative process bringing artists and members of the general public together for a unique behind-the-scenes experience.

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Christmas in Paris

NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, Various Locations

Shop the work of over 30 local area artists and crafters where you can purchase a variety of thoughtful and unique handmade gifts and artwork.

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