Downtown Brockville Blog

July 2018

The 101 on FunFest

You may have heard the name but what does FunFest really entail?

Buskers

Trulee Odd has amused and amazed audiences around the world. His show is a unique blend of charm, zaniness and amazing feats. From the time he makes his entrance on a tiny motorcycle until his heart stopping finale, 15 feet in the air, juggling knives, blindfolded, on a unicycle, you won't want to miss a second.

Hoop You will WOW you with what they can do with a hula hoop! They’ll be hosting an interactive hula-hoop zone at FunFest! Show off your moves, or get some lessons from the pros and see if you can master their crazy acrobatics moves! They’ll even be giving away some hula hoops to outstanding volunteers!

 

Creative Club

Two words: Giant LEGO. Well actually they’re called Everblocks but these large scale blocks snap together allowing your imagination to run wild! Build functional chairs, couches, castles and more! Inside an Everblock built clubhouse, let your creativity flow with loads of LEGO to build, play and design!

 

Crazy Sales:

Our 2 yearly sidewalk sales are known for having the best bargains of the season. Make sure to bring your wallet for can’t be beat pricing on everything from shoes to furniture! Replace your torn up old couch or get a brand new wardrobe for back to school and all while staying on budget!

 

Bouncy castles

The classic old fashioned fun that can’t be beat! Bouncy castles, wrecking balls, climbing walls… all sorts of inflatables are at FunFest this year!

 

EV ride

Have you ever driven an electric vehicle before? Now’s your chance! Go around the block and learn that going green doesn't necessarily mean you have to compromise!

 

Mini Skateboard Showcase

Plan on skating down to the festival? Show off your moves for a chance to win downtown gift cards and Revolution Skate shop swag! No sign-up necessary. Just drop by and skate throughout the day and if our judges like what they see, they’ll give you a prize!

 

Live music

Featuring local artists, grab a cold drink or lunch from one of the restaurants and relax while listening to live tunes. A mix of pop, country, oldies and more makes for an easy-listening afternoon. 

 

And loads more like:

  • Paintball shooting target from Stingers
  • Mini donuts and police cars from the Brockville Police
  • Green space to play
  • Fire trucks
  • Face painting
  • Photo booths from the Brockville Library
  • and more from local attractions like The Aquatarium, The Museum and more!

 

With so many great activities filling the streets from Perth to Bethune, make sure you wear your walking shoes. End off the summer with a day of fun and savings! Check out the website page here and for breaking news make sure to check out the Facebook event

Don’t forget transit is free that day so avoid the parking hassle and take the bus! Or use one of the many biking corrals and go green this FunFest

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7 Items To Check Off Your Summer Bucket List

Summer is in full swing and there is plenty to do downtown! Make the most out of your summer and check everything off our Summer Fun Bucket List!

1) Go for a dip in the river
With extreme heat warnings becoming more and more frequent, nothing beats the refreshing feeling of jumping in the river! Grab your sunscreen and beach towel and head on over to the waterfront!

2) Attend An Event
There are lots of events happening during the summer! Whether you're looking for music, food, shopping or something fun check out what's happening downtown here

3) Spend a rainy (or maybe extremely hot) day indoors
The Aquatarium, the new escape room, museum, and library all offer loads of fun for every age.

4) Enjoy a summer exclusive beverage from one of the cafes. 
Whether it's refreshing iced tea or a frozen lemonade, check out one of the cafes for a cooling beverage! See the list of cafes here.

5) Eat on a Patio
Dinner with a view! Waterfront sights, beautiful sunsets and historical architecture add to any dining experience downtown!

6) Go on a walking tour
Ghost Walks, Criminal Past Walking Tours, and Waterfront Sunset Walking Tours, all fill summer evenings with fun facts and stories you couldn't even imagine that happened right here in Brockville! 

7) Buy that perfect summer piece
 Sun hats, vans, maxi dresses, crop tops, no matter your style there's an abundance of choice in fashion downtown. See everywhere to shop here. (Insider tip: loads of stores are already making room for fall items by having sales on their current summer stock)

Cross any of these items off your bucket list? Let us know by using #DowntownBrockville, we may even share your photo on our page! 

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