Summer Cultural Connection

Logo for Summer Cultural Connection.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.

Farmers' Market brings fresh, local produce to downtown: George Street and Lakeshore Road

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 located at George Street and Lakeshore Road 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!

Pokéstop Party at Farmers’ Market

Pokémon trainers are invited to the Oakville Farmers’ Market at Towne Square on Saturday, August 27 and Saturday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a chance to win cool prizes and giveaways! Visit the eight poke stops and main gym and get ready for Pokémon Go catching and battle action. Share your Pokemon screen captures on Twitter and Facebook with #PokemonGoOakville. Bring your friends and family and have fun!

Limit one prize per player. Players must show personal device and screen capture to collect prize. While quantities last. Some restrictions apply.

Paint the Lake Event

In partnership with the Bronte Lake Walk, Paint the Lake was a huge success on August 4 at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park.

Oakville residents were invited to showcase their artistic talents as part of the town’s Summer Cultural Connection events series. Participants chose a picturesque scene of Bronte Harbour and created their own masterpiece for a chance to win great prizes. Paint supplies and canvases were provided.

Each painting was shared on the Bronte Village Facebook page where people were invited to like their favourite. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Kids (10 and under), Youth (11-17), Adult (18+) and Professional. The contest runs from August 5 to 12, 2016.

Review the Paint the Lake contest rules and regulations. Contest runs from August 5 to 12.

Oakville's Musical Moments

In partnership with Merriam Music, six pianos will be placed at various locations in Oakville from August 15 to 31.

Locations:

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, film your musical moment and share it on Merriam Music's Facebook page, using #OakvilleMakesMusic, for a chance to win a Kawai ES100 digital piano and some other great prizes.