Celebrate in Perfect Harmony! | June 8 – 10, 2018

Celebrate in Perfect Harmony! |  June 8 – 10, 2018

Celebrate in Perfect Harmony! | June 8 – 10, 2018

Has it really been 10 years since the official opening of Harmony Square?  Hard to believe – until you remember all of the amazing events that have taken place over these years.

This weekend, June 8 – 10, Harmony Square will have a birthday party unlike any other.  The line-up of events for this Festival is impressive with something for everyone. The Harmony Square planning committee has been working hard and tirelessly for months to bring together an event that Brantford can be proud of.  There are so many things going on over the course of the weekend!  Saturday night will feature headliner The Spoons at 8pm and a display of fireworks around 9:30 and the closing ceremonies on Sunday will feature a finale orchestrated by  Brantford born Debra Brown, Emmy award winning choreographer for Cirque du Soleil.

In the square, the stage will have a constant stream of entertainers, as well, Dalhousie st will be closed off to cars and have a vast array of artistic and lifestyle vendors.  A secondary stage on Dalhousie St. near Market St. will feature lots of local talent.  Victoria Park will have workshops and activities and Brant County Museum will have free tours (10 – 5pm Saturday and Sunday).  There will be attractions at Laurier Brantford (SC Johnson building) and the Brantford Public Library and Brant County Museum is giving free tours.  Courtesy of Brantwood Farms, there will be wagon rides around Victoria Square on both days.

A weekend full of FREE returning favorites are planned.  Here is a schedule of events and activities:

From 1:00-6:00pm  Saturday and 12 – 3pm Sunday there will be the Taste of the Downtown (Purchase tickets at the information booth) Tickets for $3.00 (per item) will be sold in Harmony Square during the Taste of Downtown times. Once tickets are purchased from Harmony Square, you will bring the purchased ticket to a participating restaurant to redeem it for a featured food item, which will be nothing but delicious! Food items and restaurant locations will be displayed in Harmony Square. Participating restaurants include: • Devlin’s Advocate The Indian Food HutRevolution Coffee Co.Nine-North (Viet Thai Cuisine) • Tim Hortons

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

8:00pm SIVLE Band (Classic Rock & Vintage Pop. Rockabilly, Country. Versatile 50s – Today),  Freedom House Activities  and a movie at dusk (to be determined).


SATURDAY, JUNE 9

10:00am Pancake Breakfast *Cost: $2/person OR add a refreshment for $3/person Presented by Downtown Central Neighbourhood Association

HARMONY SQUARE – BELL STAGE
11:00am Central Drumming Crew
12:00pm Opening Ceremonies:  Mascot Relay, Harmony Square Mascot Reveal and Town Crier Greetings from the Ontario Guild of Town Criers
1:00pm Piano Man
2:00pm The Mo & Garry Show
3:00pm Empty Hours
4:00pm Steven Ryan
5:00pm 70’s Elvis Tribute Artist Matt Cage
6:00pm Practically Hip

8:00pm Headliner: THE SPOONS!

Approximately 9:30pm *****Fireworks ****

HARMONY SQUARE
12:00-4:00pm – Photo booth
1:00-4:00pm BGH Fun Troop with Guinness Book Record Holder Doug Hunt, who will be roaming and entertaining on stilts.
1:00-4:00pm Face Painting
2:00-6:00pm Bouncy Castle
5:00-7:00pm Face Painting

DALHOUSIE ST. STAGE:

1:40pm Two OaKs Band
2:40 – 5:40pm – Brantford Has Talent Winners, Quinn Morris, Caleb Turgeon,  Jack Demarest and Mariah Phipps

DALHOUSIE ST:

12:00 ongoing:  Arts Alley and Vendors Market featuring various makers and lifestyle vendors all day
1:00pm Fire Truck Pull with Kevin Fast, Guinness World Record Holder and son Matthew Fast
2:15-2:45pm Art Battle Brantford – Harmony Edition – featuring 6 local artists
2:00-6:00pm Apple Cider Demonstration Donated by Brantwood Farms
2:00-6:00pm Playing with Clay Donated by Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
5:00pm Martial Arts Demo Presented by Caged Dragon
1:00 – 6:00pm  Located in the Laurier SC Johnson Building corner of Market St. & Dalhousie St. Display of photos of the past 10+ years of Harmony Square/Downtown (thanks to the talents of Dean Ellis, Dellisart) and an Artifact Display from the Laurier/YMCA build

Breakout Escapes Challenge Saturday June 9 starting at 1:00pm!
Scattered across Harmony Square will be locked boxes from Breakout Escapes, Brantford. Find a box, solve it open based on hints found on our FB page Breakout Escapes (Brantford, Ontario) and bring it in to Breakout Escapes to claim your prize!

VICTORIA PARK:

Interactive Activities Schedule
1:00pm Family Fun Class Presented by Laurier Brantford YMCA
2:00pm Tai Chi Class Presented by Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi
3:00pm Honky Tonk Zumba Class Presented by Joan Minnery Enterprises
4:00pm Fitness with Tots Presented by FamilyLife Fitness
5:00pm Dance Demonstration Presented by Academy of Dance
5:30pm Bootcamp Presented by NU-U Fitness
6:40pm Yoga Class Presented by Moksha Yoga

Workshops
1:00pm Public Speaking Workshop Presented by Speak Technique
2:00pm Balloon Making Workshop Presented by BGH Fun Troop
3:00pm Musical Instruments Introduction Presented by Katie’s Music Studio
4:00pm Learn To Tell A Story Presented by Brant Taletellers
5:00pm Bath Bomb Making Workshop Presented by Bath Bomb Night Ltd. (Pre-Registration Required)
6:15pm Bath Bomb Making Workshop Presented by Bath Bomb Night Ltd. (Pre-Registration Required)

Booths and Activities
1:00-3:00pm Laurier Brantford YMCA Booth
1:15-3:45pm Bookmark Craft Presented by the Brantford Public Library
1:00-4:00pm History of Wheat Interactive with Myrtleville House Museum
1:00-6:00pm Game Station Presented by Heads or Tails Gaming
1:00-6:00pm Wagon Rides Presented by Brantwood Farms
1:00-7:00pm Two Row Wampum Presented by Six Nations Tourism
1:00-7:00pm Woodland Cultural Centre Booth

BRANTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
2:00pm Nikki Shawanna with the White Pine Dancers and Birch Canoe are proud to be a part of BPL’s First Nations Celebration. Join us for storytelling, dance and song.

Fire Truck Pull with Kevin Fast, Guinness World Record Holder and son Matthew Fast

SUNDAY JUNE 10

HARMONY SQUARE – BELL STAGE

12:15pm 30 Dollar Weekend
1:10pm All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten Presented by ICHTHYS Theater Productions
2:00pm Frank DiFelice Band

3:00pm Grand Finale orchestrated by Brantford born Debra Brown Emmy award-winning choreographer for Cirque Du Soleil! (on splash pad)

 

HARMONY SQUARE
12:00-3:00pm Face Painting
12:00-4:00pm Photo booth
1:00-3:00pm BGH Fun Troop with Guinness Book Record Holder Doug Hunt, who will be roaming and entertaining on stilts.

DALHOUSIE ST
12:00-4:00pm Arts Alley/Marketplace Vendors
12:00 Live Chess Game Presented by Brantford Chess Club
2:15-2:45pm Art Battle Brantford – Harmony Edition
12:00-3:00pm Apple Cider Station Donated by Brantwood Farms
12:00-3:00pm Playing with Clay Donated by Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
2:30pm Martial Arts Demo Presented by Caged Dragon
1:00pm-4:00pm Located in the SC Johnson Building corner of Market St. & Dalhousie St. Display of photos of the past 10+ years of the Downtown and Artifact Display –

DALHOUSIE ST STAGE
12:40pm Poetry
1:40pm Soft Shoe Dancers Presented by Emily C. General School
2:40pm Mike Brennan

VICTORIA PARK

Interactive Activities Schedule
12:00pm Brantford Cheer
1:00pm Tai Chi Class Presented by Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi
2:00pm Taekwondo class Presented by TK Olympic Taekwondo

Workshop Schedule
12:00pm Medicine Pouch Workshop Presented by The Birch Canoe
1:00pm Paint-Club Workshop (Pre-Registration Required)
2:00pm Balloon Making Workshop Presented by BGH Fun Troop

Booths and Activities on Location
12:00-3:00pm Woodland Cultural Centre Booth
12:00-3:00pm Two Row Wampum Presented by Six Nations Tourism
12:00-3:00pm Wagon Rides Presented by Brantwood Farms
12:00-3:00pm Bouncy Castle
1:00-3:00pm TK Olympic Taekwondo Booth

 

Aliki Mikulich

Aliki Mikulich

I am a local artist with a passion for all the artsy stuff going on in our community! Got something cool going on? Tell me about it!

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