Delta Fair Maple Fest
Winters can be long in Canada, but we know it’s almost over when the maple trees are tapped and the syrup begins to run. The Delta Fair Maple Festival annually marks the early beginning of spring with an all you can eat pancake breakfast, drenched with local maple syrup. There are also other activities throughout the village of Delta.
Visit the world in one hall! Brockville’s Multicultural Festival brings booths from cultures around the world to explore and taste in the Brockville Memorial Centre. There is also a main stage providing continuous entertainment throughout the weekend.
Downtown Brockville Street Eats
Bring your appetite to downtown Brockville and taste all the different restaurants available along King Street! Hosted by the Downtown Brockville BIA, this street festival brings food trucks and vendors, live music, and even some sidewalk sales to King Street for this one-day event.
In the first week of June, it’s time to be proud! Pride Week takes over Brockville, with events happening throughout the city to celebrate love and to be proud of who you are and who you love. Enjoy the flag-raising, drag shows, fun runs, and cap off the week with the annual pride parade downtown.
Fairies In the Park
Once a year, St Lawrence Park gets a little more enchanted than usual during Fairies In the Park. This June festival brings out the magic in all of us. Fantasy apparel is encouraged - dress as any mythical creature you wish and enjoy a day of face painting, vendors and crafts, music and more! Boys and girls are welcome, and this is a great event for the whole family.
Take part in a truly 1000 Islands experience. Take a boat ride to Refugee Island and enjoy a full breakfast as we welcome the beginning of summer. Refugee Island is one of the city of Brockville’s municipally-owned islands, and all funds raised from this annual event go towards island enhancements, such as building a picnic pavilion on Refugee Island.
Sundays in the Park
End your weekend with beautiful music and great performances throughout the summer at Hardy Park Pavilion. Every Sunday evening throughout the summer, a local artist is featured for a concert at the pavilion in Hardy Park. Get to see some amazing local talent beside the river.
1000 Islands Regatta
Hydroplane racing is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Described as a plane without wings on water, hydroplane boats speed around a marked course on the St Lawrence River, flying over the water at heart-pounding speeds. Watch races throughout the day and enjoy concerts at night at Blockhouse Island.
This agricultural fair is one of the oldest running fairs around, running since 1864. The grounds come alive with horse shows, home craft exhibits, music, a midway, petting zoo, home-cooked meals, vendors, demo derby, truck and tractor pulls, and contests galore for three days in July. It’s an experience you can’t miss - it’ll give you that good ol’ country fair feeling every time!
The Delta Fair has been running since 1830! Delta Fair is one of Ontario’s oldest continuously operating agricultural fairs. This summer fair features agricultural, home craft, educational, livestock and commercial exhibits. There is entertainment and activities for every member of the family, including the Worlds’ Finest Shows midway presented daily.
Brockville plays host to one of Eastern Ontario’s best car shows on the civic holiday weekend with Automotion. Taking place at Blockhouse Island, spectators can check out the beautiful cars on display on the Sunday morning.
You can smell it before you see it - Brockville’s Ribfest will draw you and your taste buds in from blocks away. Hosted by Brockville’s Big Brother Big Sisters, Ribfest is one of their biggest fundraisers of the year - so know you’re helping a good cause as you decide between the half-rack or full! There’s also more than ribs available, with vendors throughout Hardy Park, as well as a kids zone.
Downtown Brockville FunFest
You know you’re going to have a good time at Funfest - fun is right in the name! Come see King Street pull out all the stops for one day in the summer with this street festival. There are fun activities up and down the street, as well as sidewalks sales, food vendors and music throughout the day!
Big River Festival
The Big River Festival is a week-long collection of events celebrating the St Lawrence River and everything it gives to us. Starting with the Canadian Canine Dock Jumping Championships, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by what these amazing dogs can do! Events happen throughout the week and throughout the city to celebrate the river, and the week is closed off with the SNOlympiad snowball throwing championship. Think you’re good at throwing a snowball? Prove it during this event!
Red Hot & Blue
Enjoy four days of non-stop music and celebrate the end of summer with the Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly festival! Take the opportunity to dress the part during events such as the rock’n’roll party, prom night and the Sunday cruise. There’s also a vendors market where you can shop retro-inspired clothing and memorabilia.
Enjoy a wide variety of traditional foods including sausages, pretzels, sauerkraut, wine and a variety of beers. This 19+ event takes place in the Brockville Railway Tunnel, rain or shine.
Tunnel of Terror
Are you prepared to be scared? Join Brockville as it transforms its famous railway tunnel into a haunted house.
River of Lights
Looking for something to get you in the holiday spirit? The River of Lights sound and light display will brighten the cold nights for you! Thousands of lights dance to a wide selection of music, from modern contemporary music to holiday songs. You can walk or drive through the display as well.
Christmas in Downtown Brockville
Get in the spirit of the season with Downtown Brockville! Check out the mega tree in Courthouse Square, enjoy the Santa Claus Parade, and then check out the Christmas Vendor Market afterwards. There are activities throughout December, including breakfasts with Santa and an indoor Farmers Market as well.
New Year Eve Concerts in Historic Downtown Churches
There’s no better way to ring in the new year than with music. Tour the various historic churches throughout downtown Brockville and take in some of the best in local music while counting down the hours towards the new year. It all ends with one final concert at 11pm to ring in the new year at the stroke of midnight!