Summer Cultural Connection

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Downtown Oakville comes alive this summer with Oakville’s Summer Cultural Connection!

From June 4 to October 29 downtown Oakville will come alive for the second summer in a row, thanks to Oakville’s Summer Cultural Connection!

Hosted to support the advancement and development of cultural programming in downtown Oakville, Oakville’s Summer Cultural Connection will again feature a weekly Saturday Oakville Farmers' Market complemented by community booths and activities.

New 2016 location

Every Saturday between June 4 and October 29, 2016 visitors will find the weekly Saturday Oakville Farmers' Market and community group booths and activities on George Street, between Church Street and Lakeshore Road in downtown Oakville. This great new location for the Farmers' Market is directly north of Oakville's Towne Square, central to the heart of downtown Oakville, and surrounded by lots of convenient parking!

Farmers' Market brings fresh, local produce to downtown

Stop into the the Oakville Farmers' Market between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Saturday between June 4 and October 29 to take home fresh, locally-grown, seasonal fruits, vegetables and delicacies.

Produce selection will change weekly to ensure seasonal produce is available. The market will take place each week rain or shine.

Weekly art, culture and recreational activities

To complement the Oakville Farmers' Market, the town is also programming weekly art, cultural and recreational activities on George Street and in Towne Square. Drop into downtown Oakville, bring the kids, and experience the various activities, outdoor games, yoga sessions, and information booths that will be on hand each week.

Weekly Saturday morning yoga

Wear your work-out gear and bring your yoga mat to Towne Square each Saturday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. to join one of three free hourly yoga sessions run by local downtown yoga studios. All yoga sessions are drop-in and free. Sessions are subject to weather conditions.

Volunteer at the Oakville Farmers' Market

Volunteering at the Oakville Farmers' Market is a great way to get outside, meet new people and experience the vibrancy of downtown Oakville. The market is looking for student volunteers to help each week. Volunteers will welcome and offer assistance to market visitors, help deliver games and activities and survey attendees at the market. Volunteer hours will be provided to students. To volunteer at the Oakville Farmers' Market, please email events@oakville.ca. See you at the market!

Paint the Lake Event

In partnership with the Bronte Lake Walk
Thursday, August 4
4 to 8 p.m.
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
2340 Ontario Street

Get creative in Bronte. Paint a masterpiece for a chance to win great prizes. Canvases and painting supplies provided, while supplies last. Awards and prizes for: Kids (10 and under), Youth (11-17), Adult (18+), Professional.

To find out more about the contest and prizes, please visit the Paint The Lake event page listing.

Musical Moments

In partnership with Merriam Music
August 15 to 31
Various locations throughout Oakville

Musical Moments is designed to provoke people into engaging, activating and claiming ownership of their urban landscape. Like a musical equivalent of Facebook, Musical Moments provide an interconnected resource for the public to express themselves.

With thanks to Merriam Music, six pianos have been placed at various locations in Oakville to entice the many hidden musicians out of the woodwork. It has become apparent that there are thousands of pianists out there who don’t have regular access to a piano. Street pianos provide access to this wonderful musical instrument and gives the local community the opportunity to share their creativity by performing in public.

Find a piano close to you and film your musical moment and share it on Merriam Music's Facebook page, for a chance to win some great prizes. To find out more about the contest, prizes and, piano locations please visit the Musical Moments event page listing.