Summer Programs

The City of Brantford is thrilled to safely bringing back programs back to the community this year!  Harmony Square has many community favourites this year and we are excited to offer free programming this summer. 

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

Summer programs (July/August)

Roller Skate in Harmony Square

Monday and Wednesday

  • Two registered time slots:  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • July 4 to August 31  (No programming on Monday, August 1)

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.

Attendance is limited and registration is required. July registration will open June 29 at 7:00 a.m. August registration will open on July 27 at 7:00 a.m. 

Register online

Proudly sponsored by Downtown Brantford BIA.

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
Character Meet and Greet 

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

  • August 30: Dragon Princess

Bringing magic to life in Harmony Square! Say hello to a different Glass Slipper Company character weekly. Children will also have the opportunity to colour a colouring page photo of the character, and have it autographed! Photos can be taken.

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Fitness in the Square

Harmony Square is partnering with the 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 4 to August 29) (No program on August 1)

  • 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 7:00 p.m. (July 5 to August 30)

  • 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 6 to August 31)

  • 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 8  to September 2)

  • 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

YMCA

Music in the Square

Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (July 8 to September 2)

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

  • August 26 – Garrett Vandenberg
    Indie rock infused singer, & song writer.
  • CANCELLED - August 28 – WindWerx (Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
    WindWerx performs a quirky mix of classical and contemporary music on a variety of wind instruments designed to appeal to all tastes and all ages.
  • September 2 – Corner Pocket
    An exciting 6 piece dance band performing classics from the 1960’s through to today.
  • September 4 – Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra (Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
    Join the Brantford Community Symphony in our 11th year of music making for an afternoon of lovely tunes to sit and enjoy in the sunshine!

Proudly sponsored by The Crew Real Estate.

Crew

Movies in the Square

Thursdays starting at dusk

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 In and Out Convenience and front row seats in a Muskoka Chair.

  • August 25 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Dress up as your favourite video game characterSponsored by Brantford Fire and Strodes BBQ and Deli. Pre-show entertainment by Brantford Fire.
  • September 1 Spider-Man: No Way Home
    Dress up as Spiderman to prepare to use your 'Spidey-senses'. Sponsored by Hudson Public Kitchen and Bar. Pre-show entertainment by Just Dance.

Thank you to all the Movies in the Square sponsors:

Hudson PublicMarket Street Dental  West Brant Window WorldBCHU  Strodes BBQ and Deli

Heads or Tails Brantford FireIn and Out Convenience Millards

Chess in the Square

Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (July 5 to September 1)

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

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

Brantford Chess Club

Playdate in the Square

Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (July 6 to August 31)

The Brantford Public Library is back in Harmony Square this summer! Join us for an outdoor playdate. Every week we’ll be bringing giant games, bubbles, cool treats, and more. This program will run weather-permitting.

Brantford Public Library

Wee Watch Children’s Programs

Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (July 4 to August 29, No program on Aug 1)

Wee Watch and Family Gathering Urban EarlyOn will be partnering in bringing you programming and activities suitable for ages 1 up to 10 years of age every Monday morning in July and August from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (excluding August 1, Civic Holiday)

Wee Watch  Early ON  Family Gathering

Six Nations

HipFest

Saturday, August 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A tribute music evening in Harmony Square celebrating the Tragically Hip, with performances from Summer of 69, Bryan Adams Tribute and Headliner The Practically Hip!

Sponsored by Hudson Public Kitchen & BarDowntown Brantford BIA, and The Crew Real Estate

Hudson Public Downtown Brantford BIA Crew

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