The 5th annual Kerrfest gets underway on Friday evening, September 7th in Westwood Park which is just east of Kerr Street and north of Rebecca Street in Central Oakville. This free,3 day outdoor festival has attracted well known performers over the years including Loverboy, Jim Cuddy, April Wine, Steven Page and many more. Opening ceremonies for the weekend event commence at 5:50 p.m. There will be 3 musical acts prior to Friday evening’s headliner, Trooper, taking the stage at 9:30 p.m.
Fans of 70’s era music will recall some of Trooper’s hit songs such as “We’re Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time), “Raise a Little Hell”, “Pretty Lady”, among others. Their 10 studio albums have earned multiple gold and platinum awards. Along the way they won a Juno Award for Band of the Year and have been acknowledged as the best performing band in Canada!
On Saturday evening, September 8th, Kim Mitchell, best known for his hit song “Patio Lanterns” will headline. During his long career as a rock musician he has won 3 Junos and has toured the largest venues in Canada.
This year there will be a Kids Playzone, a skateboard competition and a classic car display. On Sunday afternoon Kerrfest Kids will take the stage and there will be a sing along with Jack & Cosmmia Grunsky, Splash & Boots and more!
Eat, drink and dance through the unique streets of trendy Kerr Village! Patios will be bustling and the merchants will have special offers for every age and taste. Parking will be at a premium and the Kerrfest Shuttle Bus will run every 8 minutes between the Oakville GO station to Westwood Park during the concert hours.
Kerr Village and the surrounding area is a vibrant community with a welcoming eclectic vibe that is attracting young families and millennials in droves. Its urban revitalization is served well by its small town hospitality. It is becoming quite the ‘foodie’ destination as well! Aromatic coffee shops, ethnic eateries, fine dining, specialty food shops and bakeries have made Kerr Village their ‘home’. The street’s newest addition is ‘The Sweetest Thing’ (thesweetestthing.ca), easily recognizable by its azure blue façade.
Experience all that Kerr Village has to offer the weekend of September 7th – 9th!