Canada Day 2016 Celebrations


Each year the City of Brantford throws the biggest party of the year on July 1st, at Steve Brown Sports Complex/Lion’s Park. This year will be no exception!

The day of festivities begins at 9am with the 6th annual Great Canadian Trail Run (register @ Take part in the 5km or 10km race, and even a kid’s fun run! There’s parking on site, or take a free shuttle to the park which opens at 11am (info at Main stage entertainment starts at 12-noon with acts running all day until a grand display of fireworks 10pm. You can take a helicopter ride over the city as well! 

Other events include the Great Canadian Ball Hockey Tourney- sign up your team or 12 for 3 games (for details or to register 519-759-2255) and the marketplace to do pick up some food and souvenirs! At 10am is the re-affirmation ceremony and repeat oath of citizenship.

For the kids there’s Barney, Little Charmers, Bob The Builder, pony rides & so much more! The event committee is still looking for volunteers to help with Canada Day! Lots of shifts & job variety, day before, day of & day after- a great way for high school students to get in their community service hours.

Take a look at what the day has in store!

Mainstage Entertainment: 

  • 11am- Brantford Has Talent
  • 11:35am- Corner Pocket
  • 12:35pm- Miles From Nowhere
  • 1:55pm- Wavelength (a tribute to RUSH)
  • 3:15pm- Harvest Moon (a tribute to Neil Young)
  • 4:35pm- Hotel California (a tribute to the Eagles)
  • 6:10pm- Motorleague
  • 7:15pm- Lee Harvey Osmond
  • 8:45pm- BIG SUGAR, presented by OLG
  • 10pm- Fireworks!! (presented by City of Brantford)

For the kids at the Young Canadians Stage:

  • 12:00noon & 3pm- Bob the Builder & Friends
  • 12:45pm & 3:45pm- Kindness Is Not A Fairytale
  • 1:30pm & 4:30pm- Barney
  • 2:15pm- Dance Trio
  • 2:30pm- Scouts Canada Awards
  • 5pm- Boyz of POP