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the magic and wonder of
spring in Paris, Ontario, the
prettiest town in Canada!

2018 Events!

Below is our 2018 event schedule!


Opening Ceremonies

Saturday, June 2, 10:00am in Lions Park, Paris at the Walter Williams Amphitheatre. Featuring members of the Paris Port Dover Pipe Band and a live butterfly release.

Children’s Activities

Including face painting, bouncy castle (cost: donation), pony rides (cost: $2), clowns, games and lots more!

Live Entertainment in the Park

Great local entertainment all weekend long at the Walter Williams Amphitheatre.

Kiwanis Kids Fun Tent

Games, balloon artist, photo booth, and Pet Photo Contest

Paris Optimist Drumming Tent

Try your hand at drumming!

Community Booths & Crafters' Lane

Information and activities from local community organizations and a unique variety of craft vendors.

Tales & Tech County of Brant Public Library

Stories, technology, button-making, and so much more!

Kindred Spirits Art Centre

Children aged JK to Grade 8 are welcome to participate in various art activities.

Mad Science Funstation

Inspire, educate, and entertain. Hands-on activities. Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Critters & Conservation

Hands-on activities with the Grand River Conservation Authority.

Paris Horticultural Society

Annual garden tour of 6 beautiful gardens (2 with music) in Paris. $10 per ticket. See ad in brochure for details.

Watch Us Grow!

Garden activity hosted by Walter’s Garden Centre.

Food Booths

Visit the popular Lions Club food truck or one of our other great food booths right in the park!

Spring into Action!

Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Join the Pedalers & Paddlers on this fun non-competitive cycle-walk-raft event for all ages (start at Syl Apps). To register, contact:

Soap Box Derby


Grand River Rafting Company

Guided rafting tours with Grand River Rafting. Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm – 4:00pm from Lions Park to Bean Park. Return shuttle provided. Cost is a donation.

Up in a Paris Studio

Local artist Holly O. invites you into her studio/gallery.
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm
16 Charlotte Street, Paris,



Saturday, June 2

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00am including
  • National Anthem by Sommer Ferguson
  • Paris Port Dover Pipe Band
  • 11:00am Highland Dancers
  • 12:00pm Shaun Mulrain
  • 1:00pm Frisky Business
  • 2:00pm Meghan Edgar
  • 3:00pm Uploaded
  • 4:00pm Paris High School Jazz Band

Sunday, June 3

  • 10:00am Matthew Campbell
  • 11:00am Jack Demerest
  • 12:00pm C.O.R.E. Dance
  • 1:00pm John Ladds
  • 2:00pm Mad Science
  • 3:00pm Joan Minnery and the Waistliners

*Entertainment is subject to change without notice.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!