Concerts, farmer’s markets, movie nights under the stars, yoga in the square and many more events are making Oakville ‘the place to be’ this summer!
With temperatures soaring, Oakville’s 16 splash pads and numerous indoor and outdoor pools will be busy! On Thursday evenings, until August 23rd, there will be a fire engine stationed at select splash pads (www.oakville.ca) from 6-8 p.m. An opportunity for children to talk to the firemen and check out the truck!
The Oakville Children’s Festival is taking place on July 8th at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. National treasure, Fred Penner, will be headlining and admission is free. Franklin the Turtle and Friends will also be gracing the main stage with a live musical production guaranteed to get the kids dancing! Some of the GTA’s favourite food trucks will also be on site.
Downtown Oakville’s Town Square will be a busy spot this summer! Thursday evenings at 9 p.m. enjoy movies ‘under the stars’ until August 30th and don’t forget to bring your lawn chair!. Friday evenings, until August 31st, the Square will be filled with the sounds of live music. Yoga enthusiasts will love Wellness Saturdays starting at 9 a.m., until September 01st. A Farmer’s Market featuring local produce, flowers and other delectable treats sets up early Saturday mornings just north of the Town Square.
Always a summer highlight and the largest retail event of the year, Midnight Madness takes place Friday, July 13th. Now in its 41st year, it is a fun, multi-block street party with live music, entertainment, open air patios and community spirit galore! Lakeshore Road is closed to traffic between Allan and Navy Streets from 6 p.m. until midnight.
Songs of Summer is a free one-day event in downtown Oakville on August 11th from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Over 40 performances will take place over 6 stages. The festival will be headlined by The Trews, a Canadian rock band from the east coast.
Bronte’s Heritage Waterfront Park is hosting a concert series Tuesday and Thursday evenings this summer. One of the featured performers is Oakville’s own Jordan John and his All Star Band who offer an eclectic mix of music.
Trendy Kerr Village is hosting a Handmade & Vintage Market on July 14th, the perfect opportunity to find incredible one-of-a-kind treasures!
Glen Abbey Golf Course is once again hosting the RBC Canadian Open. An opportunity to see Dustin Johnson and many other world class golfers take on this challenging and beautiful course. Kids 17 years of age and under enjoy free admission. Next year, our Canadian Open moves to the Hamilton Golf & Country Club in historic Ancaster for a newly announced June tour date.
There is certainly lots to see and do in Oakville this summer and year around which is why it is considered one of the most ‘livable cities in Canada”!