Discover summer fun at the Bell Homestead National Historic Site

Bell Homestead outdoor concert

BRANTFORD, ON – The City of Brantford’s Bell Homestead National Historic Site, located at 94 Tutela Heights Road, is offering an exciting line-up of special events this summer. Residents and visitors to Brantford are invited to enjoy the Summer Music Series, the Bell Summer Theatre Festival, and Coffee House at the Café with the beautiful homestead as the backdrop.

“Bell Homestead staff are pleased to present another exciting line-up of free special events for visitors to take in this summer,” says Brian Wood, Curator of the Bell Homestead National Historic Site.

The free Summer Music Series begins with the Summer Serenade Concert on Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. featuring an outdoor performance from the Brantford Memorial Concert Band. Donations are welcomed to support the Brantford School of Instrumental Music. On Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m., the Symphony Under the Stars features the Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra playing classical music loved by the Bell family and a few modern favourites. Donations are welcomed in support of the Brantford School of Instrumental Music. The Summer Music Series concludes with A Time To Sing on Saturday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. featuring an outdoor concert with the Brant County Singers. Visitors are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to all Summer Music Series events.

The Bell Summer Theatre Festival returns July 7 to August 6, 2023 featuring the locally-written production of Pinocchio. Attendees are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the show. A detailed list of dates and showtimes is available at

Coffee House at the Café takes place on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. with an outdoor evening of smooth 60s music by local group Pleasant Ridge and delicious eats on The Exchange Café porch. Test your 60’s TV trivia for a chance to win prizes. Tickets are $30 each including HST and can be purchased by calling 519-756-6220. Select 60s style finger foods and refreshments are included in the cost.

The Exchange Café will be open all summer from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to enjoy a variety of delicious home baked goods, ice-cream or beverages. The Phone Booth Museum Store will also be open to purchase a souvenir, vintage item or gift.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our special events this summer and we are thrilled to announce that we have been diligently preparing the 150th anniversary celebration of Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone,” says Wood. “Stay tuned for more details on how the City will honour this significant milestone in June 2024.”

Detailed information about Bell Homestead and special events can be found at or by calling 519-756-6220.

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Media Contact:

Sharon Sayles | Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | 519-759-4150 ext.5218 |

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