August 20, 2018

The long hot days of summer will soon come to a close as the crisp air of fall comes tumbling into town. Don’t spend the rest of August moping, celebrate the last days of your summer vacation with these five outstanding Oakville activities:

  1. Let’s talk about nature

Oakville Tree Tour

Get away from the busy city and come explore all the beautiful gardens and natural landscapes Oakville has to offer. With over 1,400 hectares of parkland and 150 km of trails, there’s more than enough green space to fit your needs.

Take a guided walk with the Oakville Green Conservation Association through our historic streets in Old Oakville and learn about our history of trees. This free event will give you a look at beautifully preserved old architecture, lovely lakeshore views and terrific trees. You won’t be”leaf” all the history that is packed into this neighbourhood! 

  1. Watch the stars under the stars

Summer Series

Don’t coop yourself up in a theatre this summer! Take advantage of the great weather and watch movies under the clear starry sky. 

Downtown Oakville showcases fun family-friendly movies for free every Thursday night in Towne Square and Forster Park will also host theatre-goers for one night only at Movie in the Park.

Celebrate the last of your free summer nights by packing up your chairs and blankets for a family movie night under the stars. 

  1. Put on your boogie shoes

Lake Notes Music Series

Dance for joy in the last days of summer with one of Oakville’s free live music events!

Follow the music to the Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park every Thursday for lakeside funk with Jordan John and his All-Star Band at the Lake Notes Music Series!

Can’t make it out on Thursday? Come out to Kerrfest Sept. 7-9 and celebrate classic Canadian music with Trooper, Kim Mitchell and so many more.

  1. Indulge in the arts

The writing is on the wall with this one! There are a few amazing exhibits that will be leaving town this September, so come explore the dynamically diverse artistic journeys featured in Oakville’s art galleries. You can learn about Canada’s military history in sport, take in the view with colourfully decorated Muskoka chairs or get lost in the abstract at Oakville Galleries. 

Summer doesn’t have to mean all your fun comes to an end. Take this time to plan your trip for the fall/winter! You can buy your tickets now for the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts’ 2018/2019 season featuring acts like Serena Ryder, Cirque Éloize, Beverley McLachlin and many more!

  1. Prepare for September celebrations

Summer teeeeeechnically doesn’t end until Sept. 22, so it’s only appropriate that we pack in as much celebration as possible!

Rev your engines at British Car Day on Sept. 16 at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Surround yourself with vintage, classic and current British manufactured vehicles, including motorcycles, while taking in the beautiful natural scenery of the park. 

Not interested in cars? The Skate Canada 2018 Autumn Classic International will be taking over Sixteen Mile Creek Sport Complex from Sept. 20-22, featuring some of the world’s best figure skaters! Glide out of summer and into fall with this spectacular skating showcase.