Culture Days

Get ready Oakville!

Culture Days is returning for its seventh exciting year and this time it will be bigger and better!

Instead of just one day, Culture Days will be held September 30 to October 2, 2016, featuring thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes.”

Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment, art workshops, dance, ceramics, live music and more. Discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in your community. There's something for everyone!

NEW! Download the 2016 Oakville Culture Days event schedule (PDF, 3.7 MB)

This year, as well as Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), Culture Days is expanding to include the following outdoor locations.

Downtown Oakville


Kerr Village

Have a cultural activity you'd like to share?

Would your organization like to participate by running an activity at QEPCCC or one of our new outdoor locations? Fill out the application to begin the process or contact and let us help you brainstorm how you can contribute.

Some activities require pre-registration

Select workshops offered as part of the Town of Oakville's Culture Days celebrations require pre-registration and participants will need to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to secure their space. Check out the Fall/Winter program guide or online registration system for more information.

Participants who did not register ahead of time will be accepted in the workshop on the day of the event if space is available. Priority will be given to waitlists printed when registration closes, followed by a day-of-the-event sign-up sheet available at the studios starting at 9:30 a.m. Online registration and waitlists for courses will close on Thursday, September 29 at midnight.

Open Mic and Karaoke Night – October 1

Come out and celebrate Culture Days with an Open Mic & Karaoke Night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 in the QEPCCC Black Box Theatre! It’s FREE for all youth ages 11-18. Group and solo performers welcome. Email for more information.

Please note: The Lip Sync Battle scheduled for October 1 has been cancelled. Instead, come out and celebrate Culture Days with us at Open Mic & Karaoke Night!

Enter to win with #culturedaysoakville

Share your Culture Days activity on Twitter or Facebook and include #culturedaysoakville for a chance to win a $100 credit towards a culture program at QEPCCC. Contest closes Monday, October 3, 2016.

Keep checking back for more updates about scheduled activities, workshops and more information on how you can get involved.

Culture Days was created in response to the growing recognition that a vibrant arts and culture sector contributes directly to a healthy and stable society, Culture days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the cultural life of their communities.

Oakville loves culture. Thanks for showing us YOUR love!