A small crowd of people sit on a grassy hill, overlooking a paved path below. A city outline is in the distant.

Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Along the trail, beginning at the Hardy Road parking lot and ending at Lafayette Ave.

Are you ready to take a walk along the lovely trails of Brantford, right next to the peaceful flow of the Grand River, all while being inspired by the amazing work of local artists? If that sounds like a perfect day out, then mark your calendar for Culture Days on the Trails.

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country both in-person and online. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and go behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

This year Brantford is hosting Culture Days on the Trails, which will take place on Saturday September 23rd from 10am-1pm . The festivities will take place along the trail beginning at the Hardy Road parking lot and ending at Lafayette Ave., which runs behind Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant and the Brantford Golf and Country Club. Attendees will be invited to walk along the trail and attend 8-10 mini concerts and performances along the 2.6 km stretch. This isn't your typical art exhibit; it's an interactive and immersive experience.

Local artists will transform this natural setting into a world of artistic wonder. Their creations will be spread along the path, ready to captivate your senses.

  • Details of Culture Days on the Trails
    • Date: September 23, 2023
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Location: From the Hardy Road parking lot to Lafayette Ave.
    • Rain Date: Adverse weather conditions, the event will take place on Sunday, September 24th.


Park your car and start your walk at any of the access points, including: Hardy Rd. Parking lot, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, or street parking around Lafayette Ave. The largest parking area is at the Glenhyrst. You can also join the trail from any of the connecting trail points by foot or by bike.


A map depicts stops along the route.

Image description: the map shows the route for Culture Days on the Trails. The route follows an existing trail, with much of it running along the Grand River. The route begins at the parking lot on Hardy Road and ends at the parking on Lafayette Ave, with markers indicating along the route where artists will be stationed. From the Hardy Road parking lot, the first stop is Jocelyn June, live music. The second stop is Aleah D. & J. Hache, mixed media. After the second stop, a marker indicates 1km distance into the route. The third stop is Sumedha Mongia, dance. The fourth stop is Twisted Ideas - Tony Pallo, visual art. The fifth stop is The Caribbean Kyle Duo, music. The sixth stop is Chris Strei, music. The seventh stop is Calm Canopy, music. The eighth stop is Paris Performers' Theatre, theatre. Close to stop eight is the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, with parking available here. The ninth stop is Piano Escape, music. Beside the ninth stop, a market indicates 2km distance into the stop. The tenth stop is St. George, music. 


Please contact Adrienne Briggs, Arts and Culture Coordinator at abriggs@brantford.ca or by phone at 519-759-4150 ext. 5299 if you have any questions or concerns.