Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the great weather and get out to exciting events, but sometimes the options can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with a list of 10 spectacular summer standouts in Oakville.
1. Downtown Oakville’s Summertime (June 8 – September 3)
Come downtown any weekend this summer for free movie screenings, live music, fitness classes, games and a farmers’ market. No matter what you’re into, your Summertime is sure to be spectacular!
2.Kerr Village Handmade & Vintage Market (second Saturday of each summer month)
From jewelry to beauty products to home decor, the Kerr Village Handmade & Vintage Market has something for everyone. Come visit for an opportunity to get your hands on one-of-a-kind gifts, vintage collectibles and hidden gems!
3. Oakville Family Ribfest (June 23 – 25)
Sheridan College, Trafalgar Campus
Oakville’s annual barbecue bonanza is back and better than ever! Featuring live music, great shopping, a Playzone, carnival and food vendors galore, the Oakville Family Ribfest is a “can’t miss” event for any lover of great food and great fun.
4. The Willson Oakville Film Festival (June 23 – 25)
The Oakville Centre for Performing Arts and Film.Ca
A treat for cinephiles and entertainment enthusiasts alike, the Willson Oakville Film Festival presents audiences with a unique opportunity to see great Canadian and international films and meet members of the filmmaking community. Don’t miss out on this exciting cultural event!
5. Canada Day at Bronte (July 1)
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
Oakville is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday this year with live music performances, a farmers’ market, over 50 unique vendors and, of course, a fantastic fireworks display over beautiful Bronte Harbour. Make sure to check out the unveiling of the “At Home in Bronte” Muskoka chairs, lovingly painted by Oakville residents to celebrate our unique contributions to Canadian culture.
6. Oakville Children’s Festival (July 9)
Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre
Headlined by the popular cat and mouse duo Toopy and Binoo, this year’s Oakville Children’s Festival is sure to impress audiences of all ages. Featuring live music, dance demonstrations, street magicians, silk acrobatics, food trucks, a Canada 150 mural and more, this is an event sure to please anyone who attends.
7. Midnight Madness (July 14)
Shop till you drop at Downtown Oakville’s largest retail event of the year! Featuring live music, great food and plenty of spectacular sales, you’ll have six hours to explore six blocks of endless entertainment and savings.
8. The RBC Canadian Open (July 24 – 30)
Glen Abbey Golf Club
Returning to Glen Abbey for its 29th year, the Canadian Open is a must for any golf fan. With PGA pros like Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson taking part in this year’s tournament, this week-long event is sure to be a hole in one!
9. Art in the Park (August 7)
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
Returning for its 52nd year, the Oakville Art Society’s “Art in the Park” features more than 175 artists from across Canada in an event that attracts thousands to Bronte’s waterfront. Meet the artists, enjoy live music and taste great food and beverages at Oakville’s premier art event!
10. TD Songs of Summer Festival (August 19)
End the summer with a new beginning at Downtown Oakville’s first ever TD Songs of Summer Festival. Featuring great acts from multiple musical genres, this is the perfect event to discover great Canadian artists and expand your musical horizons.
From shopping to sports to songs, Oakville has an event for everyone. Come visit us this season, and see for yourself!