Check out Bob’s Top 5!
1) Brantford: Bell Summer Theatre Festival. This year’s Festival features outdoor local theatre at its best! Artistic Director, Peter Muir, and a cast of talented local thespians invite you to enjoy three brilliant productions. The Bell Homestead will provide the stage for a trio of classic and original plays including: Cinderella (this weekend) The Dark Secret of Sherlock Holmes (July 27th on) and The Art of War (August 17th on) https://bit.ly/2u6zoVi
2) Hamilton: Because Beer: Beer Craft Festival. Enjoy a relaxed and refreshing weekend on the scenic west harbour. Sample hundreds of craft beers and ciders from dozens of vendors. Nosh on the mouthwatering wares of the area’s top food trucks. Take in top-tier live music, try your hand at the arcade tent, or cheer the finalists in the festival’s home brew competition. Today: 2-12 Sunday 12-6PM Pier 4 Park. https://bit.ly/1snYBQO
3) Simcoe: The Ram Rodeo Tour will be bringing in the action packed sport of rodeo back to Simcoe for a third year featuring bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing, and pole bending. The event will include a kids half time sheep chase, animal petting zoo, live music, a mechanical bull and lots of fun for the whole family. Saturday and Sunday all day: Timmermans Ranch. https://bit.ly/2NEd3Fj
4) St. Catharines: Cirque de Soleil Corteo. (a joyeous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown.) The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Meridian Centre. Shows 3:30 and 7:30PM Saturday. 1PM and 5PM Sunday. https://bit.ly/2L0mb8L
5) Stratford: SpringWorks Puppets Mini-Fest. A captivating show for youngsters and the young at heart. A pair of frogs jazz it up like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to their favourite tunes on Radio Froggy, a ducky prima ballerina pirouettes with surprising grace, and a troupe of paper dolls burn up the dance floor with their fancy flamenco moves. Montreal puppet company Le Chemin qui Marche combines the magic of puppets and the controlled physicality of dance with utterly charming results. Stratford City Hall Auditorium: Saturday at 12:15PM and 3:15PM and Sunday 1:15PM. https://bit.ly/2N7kmnT