Community Messages

Monday, August 19
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

Tuesday, August 20
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

12:00 PM

Admiral Kingsmill Plaque Unveiling in Portland

12:00 PM — 10:59 PM

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque to Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill Hanna Park, Water Street, Portland, Ontario Saturday 24 August 2019 @ 11h00 Portland on the Rideau Historical Society (PRHS) is proud to announce and invite everyone to the unveiling of this plaque alongside the naval mast and flags in Portland where nearby at a local cemetery the 'Father of the Canadian Navy' is buried. The unveiling will take place on Saturday 24 August, and guests are asked to arrive at 10h30 for the official commencement at 11h00 in Hanna Park, Portland. The adjacent Portland Community Hall will be open offering light snacks and refreshments after the ceremony. Invitees include:
  • Senior Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy - to unveil the plaque with Portland's Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill in 1910 dress naval uniform
  • Navy League of Canada Kingsmill Corps from HMS Carleton Ottawa
  • Sea Cadets of Canada
  • Members of the Kingsmill family (if possible)
  • Local MP, MPP, Mayor of Rideau Lakes Township
  • Ontario Historical Society representative
Members of the public are encouraged to attend. The event will be held rain or shine. Shuttle visits to the Kingsmill family gravesite can be arranged following the unveiling ceremony. Press coverage will be arranged for the event including local print and radio media. Invitees are asked to please RSVP as soon as possible and further details will be made available. For enquiries and responses, please contact Brian Preston of PRHS at 613-272-3129 or brianpreston@hotmail.com   Thank You!

02:00 PM

Tie Dye Tuesday with the BPL

02:00 PM — 04:00 PM

Join us for Tie Dye Tuesday on Tuesday August 20th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Court House Square. Make your own tie dye t-shirt! All supplies included, adult/youth/children’s t-shirt sizes available. $10 per t-shirt.  No registration. Please pay cash/debit/credit at Court House Square.  

Location/Venue Name
Court House Square

  • 1 Court House Square, Brockville, K6V 3X2
Wednesday, August 21
09:00 AM

Weekly Grief Walking Program

09:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Event sponsored by the Palliative Care Services program of the Brockville General Hospital. It is a program for individuals who are coping with the loss of a loved one. It provides an alternative form of self-help and support by walking along side people who share a similar experience. Trained bereavement facilitators accompany the walkers each week. The walkers should be able to tolerate walking at a leisurely pace and be prepared to walk in the elements of the changing seasons. (rain, shine, or snow)

Location/Venue Name
Meeting Point - Behind the Brockville Arts Centre

  • 235 King Street West, Brockville, K6V 3S2
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

Thursday, August 22
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

12:00 PM

Admiral Kingsmill Plaque Unveiling in Portland

12:00 PM — 10:59 PM

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque to Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill Hanna Park, Water Street, Portland, Ontario Saturday 24 August 2019 @ 11h00 Portland on the Rideau Historical Society (PRHS) is proud to announce and invite everyone to the unveiling of this plaque alongside the naval mast and flags in Portland where nearby at a local cemetery the 'Father of the Canadian Navy' is buried. The unveiling will take place on Saturday 24 August, and guests are asked to arrive at 10h30 for the official commencement at 11h00 in Hanna Park, Portland. The adjacent Portland Community Hall will be open offering light snacks and refreshments after the ceremony. Invitees include:
  • Senior Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy - to unveil the plaque with Portland's Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill in 1910 dress naval uniform
  • Navy League of Canada Kingsmill Corps from HMS Carleton Ottawa
  • Sea Cadets of Canada
  • Members of the Kingsmill family (if possible)
  • Local MP, MPP, Mayor of Rideau Lakes Township
  • Ontario Historical Society representative
Members of the public are encouraged to attend. The event will be held rain or shine. Shuttle visits to the Kingsmill family gravesite can be arranged following the unveiling ceremony. Press coverage will be arranged for the event including local print and radio media. Invitees are asked to please RSVP as soon as possible and further details will be made available. For enquiries and responses, please contact Brian Preston of PRHS at 613-272-3129 or brianpreston@hotmail.com   Thank You!

06:00 PM

Acrylic Pour Coasters Event

06:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Acrylic Pour Coasters event with the Brockville Public Library and Betty’s Sign Studio on Thursday August 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Make a set of four coasters. No experience necessary. You will pour 4 coasters and leave your creations with us so we can seal them for you once they are completely dry. Cost $45 - sign up at the main desk at the Library.

Location/Venue Name
Brockville Public Library

  • 23 Buell Street , Brockville, K6V 5T7
Friday, August 23
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

12:00 PM

BBQ at the Brockville Legion

12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

BBQ- BBQ and Patio Dining. Come enjoy the taste of Summer! Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausages and More!!

Saturday, August 24
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

06:00 PM

Professional Championship Wrestling

06:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Brockville's own professional wrestling promotion providing South Eastern Ontario with affordable, fan-friendly, all ages wrestling action.  Come see them live at the Brockville Legion!

Sunday, August 25
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

01:00 PM

A Touch of Class

01:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Funtime, foot-tapping 50 / 60 / 70’s nostalgia from slow ballads to "up tempo" floor-show numbers featuring live playing of guitar, keyboard, mouth organ, saxophone, banjolele and vocals supported by professional-level backing tracks to give a full-band sound. Dance the night away or just sit back and listen – the choice is yours! 

Monday, August 26
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

Tuesday, August 27
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

Wednesday, August 28
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
09:00 AM

Weekly Grief Walking Program

09:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Event sponsored by the Palliative Care Services program of the Brockville General Hospital. It is a program for individuals who are coping with the loss of a loved one. It provides an alternative form of self-help and support by walking along side people who share a similar experience. Trained bereavement facilitators accompany the walkers each week. The walkers should be able to tolerate walking at a leisurely pace and be prepared to walk in the elements of the changing seasons. (rain, shine, or snow)

Location/Venue Name
Meeting Point - Behind the Brockville Arts Centre

  • 235 King Street West, Brockville, K6V 3S2
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

Thursday, August 29
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

Friday, August 30
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
09:00 AM

Camp AQ 2019

09:00 AM — 04:00 PM

It's time to register for Summer Camp at the Aquatarium!   8 weeks of new, enhanced and fun programs available! Most programs just $195 total! Ages 6-12 Before and After care available. Register online at www.aquatarium.ca 

Location/Venue Name
Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing

  • 6 Broad Street, Brockville, K6V 0C4
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

02:00 PM

Brockville Tall Ships Festival - presented by P&G

02:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Brockville is pleased to once again be a part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2019 Series. This tour takes place in our region every three years and Brockville has been taking part since 2013. The event takes place at the Brockville waterfront at Blockhouse Island Parkway, Centeen Park, and Hardy Park from Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st, 2019. The grounds will open at 2pm on Friday, August 30th. We are a proud partner in the Big River Festival – click here to find out more about the other Big River events. Tall ships, including the Bluenose II, and other watercraft line the waterfront and the harbour while entertainment and vendors will be set up on land. Admission to the grounds to see these majestic ships is available with a $5 wristband for all three days, while deck tours of the ships will be available by purchasing a Festival Passport for $15 which grants each passport holder access to each ship one time (deck tours are available on Saturday and Sunday only). The passport has details on each participating ship and will be stamped after each tour, making it a great take home souvenir from the event. NOTE: your Festival Passport also gives you admission onto the grounds – you do not need to purchase both a passport and a general admissions wristband. Don’t miss the Parade of Sail on Friday, August 29th starting at approximately 4pm – this is a festival favourite and the best time to take pictures of the ships at sail. Some of the ships in attendance will be offering special day sail-outs and evening dinner cruises for an additional fee. New this year will be the option to purchase tickets to sail on tall ship the Empire Sandy during Friday’s Parade of Sail, and tickets to our Captain’s Reception event which provides the opportunity to tour the Bluenose II and one other tall ship after hours on Friday and Saturday night to live music with drinks and finger foods in Centeen Park. Tickets to those events will be limited, so be sure to check our detailed ticket information page for details. At our past events these special tickets have all sold out prior to the event, so be sure to plan ahead and purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are now on sale, click here for details and direct purchasing links. Follow our festival facebook page for updates and notices about ticket availability.  Grounds are open: Friday 2pm-6pm Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 9am-6pm (deck tours are Saturday and Sunday only, from 9am-5pm, special ticketed events are available each evening) Free festival parking and bus shuttles will be available from the Brockville Memorial Centre and Brockville Shopping Centre (old zellers plaza)

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, Centeen Park, Hardy Park

  • 1 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
07:30 PM

All Star Karaoke

07:30 PM — 11:30 PM

  All-Star Karaoke- Music for All Occasions! Come Socialize and Sing with your friends at the Brockville Legion.

08:00 PM

Rock 'n Roll Dance Party with Red Hot and Blues

Friday, August 30 to Saturday, August 31
08:00 PM — 02:00 AM

8pm-2am Rock 'n Roll Dance Party - Brockville Legion Music by Sean Mencher, Jittery Jack & Miss Amy, Shaun Young with special guests Terry Fury and James Henry DJ Black Dice and Pat White

Saturday, August 31
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
09:00 AM

Brockville Tall Ships Festival - presented by P&G

09:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Brockville is pleased to once again be a part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2019 Series. This tour takes place in our region every three years and Brockville has been taking part since 2013. The event takes place at the Brockville waterfront at Blockhouse Island Parkway, Centeen Park, and Hardy Park from Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st, 2019. The grounds will open at 2pm on Friday, August 30th. We are a proud partner in the Big River Festival – click here to find out more about the other Big River events. Tall ships, including the Bluenose II, and other watercraft line the waterfront and the harbour while entertainment and vendors will be set up on land. Admission to the grounds to see these majestic ships is available with a $5 wristband for all three days, while deck tours of the ships will be available by purchasing a Festival Passport for $15 which grants each passport holder access to each ship one time (deck tours are available on Saturday and Sunday only). The passport has details on each participating ship and will be stamped after each tour, making it a great take home souvenir from the event. NOTE: your Festival Passport also gives you admission onto the grounds – you do not need to purchase both a passport and a general admissions wristband. Don’t miss the Parade of Sail on Friday, August 29th starting at approximately 4pm – this is a festival favourite and the best time to take pictures of the ships at sail. Some of the ships in attendance will be offering special day sail-outs and evening dinner cruises for an additional fee. New this year will be the option to purchase tickets to sail on tall ship the Empire Sandy during Friday’s Parade of Sail, and tickets to our Captain’s Reception event which provides the opportunity to tour the Bluenose II and one other tall ship after hours on Friday and Saturday night to live music with drinks and finger foods in Centeen Park. Tickets to those events will be limited, so be sure to check our detailed ticket information page for details. At our past events these special tickets have all sold out prior to the event, so be sure to plan ahead and purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are now on sale, click here for details and direct purchasing links. Follow our festival facebook page for updates and notices about ticket availability.  Grounds are open: Friday 2pm-6pm Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 9am-6pm (deck tours are Saturday and Sunday only, from 9am-5pm, special ticketed events are available each evening) Free festival parking and bus shuttles will be available from the Brockville Memorial Centre and Brockville Shopping Centre (old zellers plaza)

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, Centeen Park, Hardy Park

  • 1 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

08:00 PM

Prom Night Dress to impress! With Red Hot and Blues

Saturday, August 31 to Sunday, September 1
08:00 PM — 02:00 AM

Music by Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo, The Dreamboats DJ Black Dice and Pat White ​

Sunday, September 1
All day

Brockville Big River Festival Aug 23-Sept 1

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Big River Festival is a week long celebration of our waterfront community with events happening at all of our waterfront attractions and throughout our parks. The Festival will be a celebration of life in the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River and all the attributes of living in a river city, culminating in the Brockville Tall Ships Festival (August 30-Sept 1). Festivities will include:
  • Aquatarium After Dark with Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
  • Big River Night on Blockhouse Island
  • Snolympiad: Summer Snowball Throwing Competition
  • Water Jousting
  • Canine Watersports Canada – Canadian Dock Jumping Championships
  • Beachfest
  • Brockville Arts Centre Events and Film Screenings
  • Movies in the Park
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Shootout Fishing League – Solo Series Fishing Derby
  • Red Hot & Blue Roackabilly Weekend
  • Brockville Tall Ships Festival presented by P&G  …and more!
Please check the website for details on dates and times for each activity.

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, The Aquatarium, Hardy Park, Fulford Park Ball Diamond and more

  • 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
08:00 AM

Mallorytown Legion Monthly Big Breakfast

08:00 AM — 12:00 PM

1st Sunday each Month   8:00am - 12 Noon    613-923-5000 Pancakes, Toast, Eggs, Home-fries, Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Juices, Coffee, Tea $9/Adults, $5/Youth, Free/ kids under 6yrs old {*Prices Subject to Change*} Our Fantastic Volunteers feed you and even do the dishes. What a great morning of relaxation with Family, Friends  or by yourself.  

Location/Venue Name
Mallorytown Legion

  • 13 Quabbin Road, Mallorytown, On, K0E 1R0
09:00 AM

Brockville Tall Ships Festival - presented by P&G

09:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Brockville is pleased to once again be a part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2019 Series. This tour takes place in our region every three years and Brockville has been taking part since 2013. The event takes place at the Brockville waterfront at Blockhouse Island Parkway, Centeen Park, and Hardy Park from Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st, 2019. The grounds will open at 2pm on Friday, August 30th. We are a proud partner in the Big River Festival – click here to find out more about the other Big River events. Tall ships, including the Bluenose II, and other watercraft line the waterfront and the harbour while entertainment and vendors will be set up on land. Admission to the grounds to see these majestic ships is available with a $5 wristband for all three days, while deck tours of the ships will be available by purchasing a Festival Passport for $15 which grants each passport holder access to each ship one time (deck tours are available on Saturday and Sunday only). The passport has details on each participating ship and will be stamped after each tour, making it a great take home souvenir from the event. NOTE: your Festival Passport also gives you admission onto the grounds – you do not need to purchase both a passport and a general admissions wristband. Don’t miss the Parade of Sail on Friday, August 29th starting at approximately 4pm – this is a festival favourite and the best time to take pictures of the ships at sail. Some of the ships in attendance will be offering special day sail-outs and evening dinner cruises for an additional fee. New this year will be the option to purchase tickets to sail on tall ship the Empire Sandy during Friday’s Parade of Sail, and tickets to our Captain’s Reception event which provides the opportunity to tour the Bluenose II and one other tall ship after hours on Friday and Saturday night to live music with drinks and finger foods in Centeen Park. Tickets to those events will be limited, so be sure to check our detailed ticket information page for details. At our past events these special tickets have all sold out prior to the event, so be sure to plan ahead and purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are now on sale, click here for details and direct purchasing links. Follow our festival facebook page for updates and notices about ticket availability.  Grounds are open: Friday 2pm-6pm Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 9am-6pm (deck tours are Saturday and Sunday only, from 9am-5pm, special ticketed events are available each evening) Free festival parking and bus shuttles will be available from the Brockville Memorial Centre and Brockville Shopping Centre (old zellers plaza)

Location/Venue Name
Blockhouse Island Parkway, Centeen Park, Hardy Park

  • 1 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, K6V 4R7
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

Monday, September 2
10:00 AM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Come in and explore your family history with Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society! Volunteers are available every afternoon Monday-Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June until Labour Day weekend, at our Archives/Library at 5 Henry Street, Brockville (in the basement at the Brockville Museum). Members of the local Branch will be on hand to answer questions to help you in your genealogy research. Come build your family tree.  

11:00 AM

Leeds and Grenville Labour Council's 4th Annual Community Labour Day Picnic

11:00 AM — 02:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to this completely free event, on Monday, 2nd Sept. 2019, in Brockville’s waterfront Hardy & Centennial Parks. The day will include a live local band (The G-Men), three bouncy castles/inflatables, a balloon twisting clown, children’s face painting, police cruiser, fire engine, a ‘live-on-location’ radio station, and a BBQ (where we plan to serve over 600 hot dogs and bottled water, at no cost to anyone in attendance). All of this is in celebration of the many contributions of labour, (unionized or not), to Ontario and to our Canadian society, as a whole. The achievements and goals of organized labour will also be shared with the public at various tents and tables.  This event is sponsored, organized, and run by the efforts of the members of your local labour council, in affiliation with the Canadian Labour Congress.

Location/Venue Name
Hardy Park and Centennial Park

  • 98 Water Street W., Brockville, K6V 6J5
Saturday, September 7
10:00 AM

Ask a Pharmacist

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Ask a Pharmacist Saturday September 7th, 10:00 – 12:00 at the Library Drop by the Library and talk to a Rexall pharmacist about your health questions. Free!

Location/Venue Name
Brockville Public Library

  • 23 Buell Street, Brockville, K6V5T7
Sunday, September 8
02:00 PM

Seed Saving Workshop

02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

Seed Saving Workshop Sunday September 8, 2:00 pm at the Library Join us to learn about how to harvest and store a variety of seeds from your garden with Master Gardner Mary Ann Van Berlo from the Brockville Horticultural Society. Have seeds to share? Donate them to our Seed Library or bring them to Brockville Seedy Saturday on March 7th, 2020.

Location/Venue Name
Brockville Public Library

  • 23 Buell Street, Box 100, Brockville, K6V5T7
Monday, September 9
07:30 PM

Leeds Grenville OGS Meeting

07:30 PM — 09:00 PM

Leeds Grenville Branch OGS welcomes Maggie Wheeler as our guest speaker at our meeting on September 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm. at Brockville Museum. Maggie will be speaking about British Home Children, the topic of her newest novel: “All My Worldly Goods”. Maggie is the author of the popular Farran Mackenzie “Lost Villages” mystery novels. The historical fiction/murder mystery series is based on the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project of the 1950s. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, September 10
09:00 AM

Grace 2 Live Concert - A tribute to The Tragically Hip - A National Celebration Tour

09:00 AM — 10:00 PM

The Tragically Hip, never duplicated yet always celebrated. With every performance, Grace 2 delivers a show that celebrates the music of the Hip and honors the legacy of the late Gord Downie. Like all Hip fans, Grace, 2, remembers these songs as the soundtrack to their lives. Combining their passion for the music and genuine on-stage energy, Grace, 2, brings the audience together to pay tribute to Canada’s favorite band. Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $34.00 + HST ($5.00 from every ticket donated to 30 Hour Palliative Care Telethon) Tickets: (613)-342-7122 or www.brockvilleartscentre.com

Location/Venue Name
Brockville Arts Centre

  • 235 King Street West, Brockville, K6V 7A5
Saturday, September 14
10:00 AM

ShimmyMob through the City - September EASA event

10:00 AM — 01:00 PM

Keep your eyes open for dancers throughout Saturday, September 14, 2019 as the Brockville ShimmyMob makes its way through the city to bring awareness to the signs and symptoms of emotional abuse. This initiative is in support of Leeds & Grenville Interval House.

Location/Venue Name
Brockville

  • Brockville, Brockville, K6V 2H7