Summer Programs

The City of Brantford is thrilled to offer free programs to the community this year!  Harmony Square has many community favourites and a couple new features  this year and we are excited to continue to offer free programming this summer. 

Bring your swim suit and cool down in the Harmony Square splash pad.  

Summer programs (July/August 2024)

Roller Skate in the Square

Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Registration is onsite only.
  • July 8 to August 28  (No programming on Monday, August 5)

Kickin’ it old school! Let’s get movin’ and groovin’, for a summer roller skate in the Square, with a live D.J.

Retro Rollers skate rentals available on-site ($10.00 per pair to rent. Debit and credit will be available). Sizes range from J12 to adult size 15.

Proudly sponsored by Downtown Brantford BIA.

Roller Rink Rules

  • Helmets and safety gear are strongly recommended
  • Roller skaters must all skate in the same direction as others at all times.
  • Please refrain from carrying your child on the roller rink
  • Extreme speed/racing while roller skating is not permitted
  • No food and drink allowed on the roller rink
  • Headsets, cell phones and hand held electronic devices are not permitted
  • No horseplay, games or sports permitted
  • Stunts, tricks and/or roller skating backwards is not permitted

Roller Skate in Harmony Square

Character Meet and Greet 

Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Bringing magic to life in Harmony Square! Say hello to a different Glass Slipper Company character weekly, sponsored by GrandBridge Energy. Children will also have the opportunity to colour a colouring page photo of the character, and have it autographed! Photos can be taken. Subscribe to this page to receive updated on each week’s character.

Character Meet and Greet

Fitness in the Square

Harmony Square is teaming up with Laurier Brantford YMCA to offer free fitness classes! See below for class dates and times.

Mondays from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (July 8 to August 26) (No program on August 7)

  • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): when you're short on time but want an effective, full body workout that will leave you breathless, High Intensity Interval Training is your answer. HIIT workouts have been proven to improve your fitness level with a shorter workout. Bursts of cardiovascular and conditioning exercises are coupled with active rest periods. You'll work hard, but at your own intensity level - suitable for all fitness enthusiasts.

Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (July 9 to August 27)

  • Yoga: rediscover and improve your strength, balance, and flexibility through traditional yoga postures. A YMCA Yoga class will help you relax your mind while gently challenging, stretching, and relaxing your muscles. Don't worry if you're not flexible: yoga is safe and healthy for a wide range of body types. You’ll soon notice a stronger, more balanced body and an increase in your overall feeling of health and vitality.

Wednesdays from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (July 10 to August 28)

  • BodyFit: gently stretch and tone your whole body in this well-rounded class. Work at your own pace and maintain your strength while improving your flexibility.
    Build stronger muscles, bones, and joints with weight-bearing exercises designed to challenge your strength & balance

Fridays from  7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (July 12 to August 30)

  • CardioFit: this class offers you variety in one workout including sport conditioning, step, high/low moves and kickboxing. Prepare to sweat! Tone your muscles and build your cardio capacity in this choreographed workout with high impact moves and low impact modifications. Cardio Fit may include a variety of movements from different styles of workouts, such as boxing, step, dance, and sports conditioning.

Important information:

  • Bring your own water bottle, yoga mat and/or towel to each class
  • No previous experience is required. There will be many options provided so that all fitness levels can enjoy the class
  • Classes will be instructed by canfitpro certified Fitness Instructor
  • Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any exercise program
  • Must be 14 years of age or older to attend

Fitness in the Square

Yoga in the Square

Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. (July 11 to August 29)

Harmony Square is teaming up with Kathy Brown Yoga to bring you Yoga in the Square on Thursday mornings throughout the summer. Bring your yoga mat and water and get ready for an engaging morning.

Important information:

  • Bring your own water bottle, yoga mat and/or towel to each class
  • No previous experience is required. There will be many options provided so that all fitness levels can enjoy the class
  • Classes will be instructed by canfitpro certified Fitness Instructor
  • Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any exercise program
  • Must be 14 years of age or older to attend
Music in the Square

Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (July 14 to September 1)

Enjoy the smooth sounds of good music performed outdoors presented by TD. Each week will be a show you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget your lawn chair.

  • July 7: Telephone City Musical Society (Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • July 12: Elvis in the Square
  • July 19: Corner Pocket featuring AIM Dancers
    “Dancing Under the Stars” event 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • July 26: Avalon Music Academy, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the telephone
  • August 2: Fresh Water Funk
  • August 9: Highbanks Bluegrass Band
  • August 16: True Rodeo
  • August 23: Checkerboard Floors
  • August 24: The Academy of Music and Performance with Last Man Standing (Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • August 30: Caribbean Kyle

Proudly sponsored by TD.

Music in the Square

Movies in the Square

Thursdays starting at dusk (July 11 to August 29)

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars in Harmony Square!

Join us for pre-show activities and a movie on the big screen starting at dusk. Popcorn and sweet treats will be available for purchase.

Follow us on Facebook to answer the weekly trivia poll. The winner will receive VIP treatment, two drinks and two bags of popcorn donated by Downtown Central Neighbourhood Association and front row Muskoka Chairs. 

If the movie is cancelled, there is no carry over for the front row seats; you will still receive two drinks and two bags of popcorn.

Go green and receive a free popcorn out of it! We are offering 1 free popcorn to each person who rides their bike to Movies in the Square this year.

Popcorn, drinks and other goodies can be purchased on site through Downtown Central Neighbourhood Association. Proceeds go towards Gifts of the Heart. Additional donations can be made onsite at the concession booth or through this link

  • July 11: Nightmare before Christmas
  • July 18: Shrek (2001)
  • July 25: Trolls Band Together
  • August 1: Elemental
  • August 8: DC League of Super Pets
  • August 15: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • August 22: Wonka (2023)
  • August 29: Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3

Thank you to all the Movies in the Square sponsors!

Movies in the Square

Chess in the Square

Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (July 9 to August 29)

Join the Brantford Chess Club for an afternoon of recreational chess. No previous experience required.

Chess Tournaments to be held on Sunday, July 21 and August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Chess in the Square

Playdate in the Square

Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (July 12 to August 30)

Join the Brantford Public Library for an outdoor playdate in Harmony Square. Every week we’ll be bringing giant games, bubbles and more. This program will run weather-permitting.

Fun in the Sun with Family Gathering

Mondays from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (July 15 to August 26) (No program on August 5)

Join Family Gathering Urban EarlyOn (519-720-0448) on a new day and time for crafts, physical activity, science experiments, sensory, painting and Indigenous Cultural education!


Saturday, August 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bring down your own lawn chair and enjoy an evening of musical tributes celebrating the Tragically Hip presented by Hudson Public. The Downtown Brantford BIA presents the opener The Surgically Hip, and attendees can finish the night out with headliner 50 Mission. apply to be a food, craft or artisan vendor. Apply by emailing

Sponsored by Hudson Public Kitchen & BarDowntown Brantford BIAWest Brant Window World

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