Summer Programs

All programs must follow the current provincial guidelines. Physical distancing is required and face coverings are strongly recommended while onsite.

The City of Brantford is thrilled to safely bring programs back to the community this year! Although Harmony Square programming looks different then it has in the past, our altered schedule ensures that you and your family’s health and safety are a top priority.

During the sunny summer months, Harmony Square is the place to be. There are free programs daily to keep community members of all ages busy.

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: 7:30 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • July 5 to September 1 (No programming on Monday, August 2)

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

Retro Rollers skate rentals available on-site ($8.00 per pair to rent. Debit and credit will be available). Sizes range from J12 to adult size 15.

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and registration is required.

Proudly sponsored by West Brant Window World.

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
Splash n' Fun

Mondays from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.

  • July 5 to August 30 (No programming on Monday, August 2)

Grab your swimsuits and meet us at the Splash Pad! Sign-out various pool toys from our staff on-site and have some fun! Once you are done, return it to be sanitized. Pre-registration is not required.

Character Meet and Greet 

Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

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, from a safe distance.

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and registration is required.

Fitness in the Square

Harmony Square is offering free fitness classes, taught by a Gretzky Centre Instructor! See below for class dates and times.

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and registration is required.

Proudly presented by the Downtown Brantford B.I.A.

Mondays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (July 5 to August 23)

Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (July 6 to July 27)

  • Yogalates: this class offers a combination of yoga and pilates. Using your own body weight as resistance you will get to experience the challenge of core-strengthening pilates with the gentle relaxation of yoga.
    Register Online for July 

Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (July 7 to August 25)

Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (July 8 to July 29)

  • Body Weight Strength: build strength, stamina and endurance through this great class that uses just your own body weight as resistance.
    Register Online for July

Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (July 9 to August 27)

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
D.I.Y. Workshops

Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., July 8 to September 7

In collaboration with local artists, join us for Harmony Square’s D.I.Y. Workshop Series. This nine-week series consists of creating a variety of D.I.Y projects, giving you an opportunity to create a work of art. Let’s get creative together! By sharing knowledge and skills, we build stronger, better connected communities.

Please note a registration fee applies for each workshop. All supplies and instruction will be provided.

July 8-Paint-Club - Class cancelled due to low attendance 

Join Brantford's own Paint-Club with Kim DiFrancesco and Aliki Mikulich for a fun filled session of social painting. Both artists will offer guidance and instruction each step of the way for a 14” x 14" acrylic on canvas painting.

  • Theme: Here Comes the Sun
  • Cost: $25.00 per person
  • Recommended minimum age: 14 years and over

Register online

July 15-Finders Keepers Pillow Stenciling

Pick your own custom stencil and learn how to stencil a pillowcase.

  • Cost: $35.00 per person
  • Includes: a custom stencil of your choice and a white pillow case with cotton filled insert.
  • Minimum age recommended: 8 years and over

Register online

July 22-Smakdab Pottery D.I.Y. Clay Hanging Planter

Create a masterpiece, starting with only a slab of clay! By the end of this workshop, you will have your very own beautifully hand-crafted multi-coloured clay hanging planter.

  • Cost: $30.00 per person
  • Minimum age recommended: 12 years and over

Register online

July 29-Finders Keepers 16” x 3.5” Wooden Sign

Choose from 1 of 25 stencil options to design a wooden sign that will fit your space exactly as you envision it.

  • Cost: $20.00 per person
  • Includes: one 16" x 3.5" wooden sign, one vinyl stencil, two fusion mineral paint colours, foam brush and paint dabbers
  • Minimum age recommended: 8 years and over

Register online

CANCELLED August 5-KarsNaturalKreations Beeswax Food Wraps

This workshop will include a guided D.I.Y. Beeswax Food Wrap, 10 take-home swaps on sustainability, as well as a stainless steel, silicone, bamboo or glass straw and a straw pouch. What is a beeswax food wrap? A beeswax food wrap is a sustainable and reusable alternative to plastic cling wrap.

  • Cost: $25.00 per person
  • Minimum age recommended: 8 years and over

August 12-Paint-Club
Join Brantford's own Paint-Club with Kim DiFrancesco and Aliki Mikulich for a fun filled session of social painting. Both artists will offer guidance and instruction each step of the way for a 14 x 14" acrylic on canvas painting.

  • Theme: Canadian Evening
  • Cost: $25.00 per person
  • Minimum age recommended: 14 years and over

Register online

August 19-Kim Clark Fine Art Wearable Art
Guiding you through the steps in creating your own small watercolour painting that will be set under glass, within your choice of a pendant or keychain. Once complete, bring your work of art home in a gift box.

  • Cost: $25.00 per person
  • Minimum age recommended: 8 years and over

Register online

August 26-Paint-Club Chalk Painting
Join local professional artists who will be creating sidewalk masterpieces in the square! Bring your family and your creativity to help cover the square with temporary art. Each group will be given a spot and chalk will be provided.

  • Cost: free
  • Minimum age recommended: all ages (Children 12 years and under must be with by an adult.)

Register online

CANCELLED - September 2-Suds on Tap Soap! D.I.Y. Bath Salts and Bath Bombs
This fun, informative and interactive workshop introduces you to the art of designing your own bath bombs and bath salts, offering a delightful mix of scents, shapes and colours. You leave with your own hand-crafted bath bomb and jar of bath salts, to enjoy yourself or give as a gift.

  • Cost: $25.00 per person
  • Minimum age recommended: 12 years and over

Register online

Music in the Square

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.

Proudly sponsored by The Crew Real Estate.

Fridays offering two registered time slots from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and registration is required.

Mad Science and Crayola Imagine Arts Academy

Wednesdays beginning August 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Hands-on arts education workshop fostering creative problem solving and critical thinking, including trained instructors and take home post workshop activity kits (themes include; Artists Passport, Wild World, and World of Design).

Workshops have a different activity each week. For kids 5 to 12 years.

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and registration is required.

Youth Improv. Workshop

Saturday August 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for youth 12 to 18 years old.

Improv is spontaneous, entertaining and a lot of fun. Join us for this Improv Workshop to learn some of the basics skills in creating plot and character.

Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited and registration is required.

Register online

Contact us

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