When you live at The Forest, you can look forward to many carefree fun-filled summers with lots of things to do and see in and around Bradford. Here are just a few ideas for you and your family to check out. 

Boots and Hearts 2019 August 8-11

Billed as Canada’s Largest Country & Camping Music Festival, this popular event is only 45 minutes from your door. This year’s star-studded lineup includes Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, Jason Aldean and Kane Brown among others. Put on yer Stetson hat and mosey on down to Burl’s Creek Event Grounds on Highway 11. Tickets ($50-$600) selling fast at BootsandHearts.com

Carrot Fest August 16-17, 2019  

What’s up, doc? The Holland Marsh’s black organic soil has made Bradford one of the country’s biggest carrot producers. That’s why Downtown Bradford hosts Carrot Fest every year with great food, hundreds of vendors, buskers, live bands, magic shows, Pro Wrestling, Aqua Dogs, BMX Stunt Shows, Kids Zone and more. www.carrotfest.ca/

Bradford Farmers’ Market, Saturdays 8am to 1pm

The Best Little Market in Simcoe County is right here in Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library’s parking lot every Saturday morning all summer long. Offering a mouthwatering selection of local honey, maple syrup, sheep cheese, locally cured deli meats, fruits, veggies, baked goods and more, fresh grows here. www.bradfordfarmersmarket.ca

Bradford Underground Bowl 

If you are new to town you probably didn’t know there was a bowling alley in Bradford. That’s because the building is hidden behind the Bargain Barn plaza on Holland Street East. Underground Bowl is a great place for birthday parties, corporate events or just something fun to do right here in town! The going rate for five-pin bowling is $4.75 per game. Or pay $30 for to reserve a lane for one hour, (up to 6 people).

Bradford Community Leisure Centre 

The Bradford Leisure Centre, which opened in 2011, is one of the cheapest places to go for entertainment in Bradford.

There are a number of activities for people of all ages, including swimming, basketball or running. Prices for these activities can be found on the BWG Leisure Centre website, http://www.bwgleisurecentre.ca/.

Crazy Crocs 

No, Crazy Crocs is not a “crocs” shoes retailer. It is actually an indoor play-area for children and adults. Located on Bridge Street, it’s a great place to bring your kids (or just yourself) on a Saturday afternoon.

Crazy Crocs has arcade games, an indoor jungle gym and traditional table games such as pool and table hockey.

They also serve up a great menu of bar food, including burgers, pasta and wings. Crazy Crocs is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

Don Cherry’s Sports Grill

Not only a great place to catch the big game, it’s also a good place to test your singing ability! The restaurant hosts Karaoke night every Friday for those who aren’t afraid to belt out notes to their favourite songs. If you have never tried karaoke, spend your next Friday night at Don Cherry’s, or just watch the people around you sing for some friendly laughs. The sports-themed restaurant, obviously inspired by Canadian icon Don Cherry, is also an awesome place for entertainment in Bradford.

Village Inn

The Village Inn is probably the most famous entertainment destination in Bradford. Located at the four corners, the recently-renovated Village Inn is an entertainment hotspot for residents young and old. If the nightlife is not your thing, go during the day and enjoy a drink while you shoot some pool. The Village Inn also hosts karaoke on Thursday nights and live music every Saturday. If you’re part of the younger crowd, go there on a Friday night for their DJ dance parties and you are sure to see someone you know! Visit http://www.villageinnbradford.com/ for more information.


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