Oakville Children's Festival
New Venue: The 2017 festival will be hosted on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre on Sunday, July 9!
Due to rising lake levels and ongoing flooding at Coronation Park, the town is temporarily relocating the 2017 Oakville Children’s Festival to Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC).
Festival admission is free and the event will take place rain or shine. Additional acts and activities will be announced as they are confirmed.
Toopy and Binoo to headline the 2017 Oakville Children’s Festival
Toopy and Binoo, the popular cat and mouse duo from the hit children’s television show, will headline the 2017 Oakville Children’s Festival on Sunday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of QEPCCC! Families across Oakville can dance and sing along to the theatrical production Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games, as a toy chest full of games and puzzles ignite their curious imaginations.
The event will also feature performances by comedian and juggler Bob Cates, singer Mike Ford, Silk Acrobatic artist Heather Govender, KaHa:wi Dance Theatre’s Pow Wow Bootcamp, First Nations Storyteller Cheri Maracle, The Compound All Star Urban Dance Team, ROCKGarden Party, Toyland Puppet Show, and street magicians Mike D’Urzo and Ray Chance.
Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary is also part of the line-up with a special dance performed by Oakville’s Balletomane Inc. and an ArtHouse community mural that will transform the festival into a patriotic arts and culture playground for kids of all ages.
There will also be fun hands-on activities and interactive shows, Touch-A-Truck, City Parent Scavenger Hunt, Oakville Public Library storytimes, Friends of Library Book Sale, Sport Oakville Zone, archery, martial arts, YMCA of Oakville, face painting, and Monkeynastix. This year’s food features include the Kinsmen Club of Oakville BBQ lunch, plus many of the GTA’s most popular food trucks.
There is no parking on site and on-street parking restrictions will be enforced throughout the neighbourhood. Residents and out-of-town guests are encouraged to take the free Oakville Transit shuttle service from the Bronte GO Station. Free bike parking will also be available onsite.
The Oakville Children’s Festival committee is currently recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to help with this year's festival
Community organizations and members of the public are encouraged to get involved with this year's festival to help create an interactive arts and culture playground and to introduce children and families to arts and culture in an engaging way.
The Oakville Children's Festival committee is currently accepting expressions of interest from:
- Community and cultural group workshops
- Interactive activities and demonstrations (art, culture, recreational)
- Food vendors
- Volunteers (Sign-up online)
To connect with the festival committee and get involved with this year's festival, email email@example.com.
Questions about the Oakville Children's Festival?
For general inquiries about the Oakville Children's Festival please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship inquiries can be sent to Marg Fraser, Sponsorship Consultant at email@example.com.
Advertising inquiries about City Parent Scavenger Hunt and Loot Bag can be sent to Shari Nelson, City Parent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media inquiries can be sent to Janine Ivings, Marketing Supervisor at email@example.com.
Missed the 2016 festival?
Check out our Facebook page and YouTube channel for Oakville Children’s Festival photos.