For 2021, Culture Days will be RE:IMAGINEd (the theme for this year’s festival), beyond the traditional Culture Days weekend, as a more inclusive and interactive four-week schedule of activities! Kicking off on September 24 and running until October 24, Culture Days invites everyone to participate in, and show appreciation for, arts and culture in their own communities and nationwide.
Oakville is very proud of the Culture Days programs offered, doing all we can to protect your health and safety. But we also offer everyone the chance to celebrate Culture Days from the comfort of home.
Check out the Culture Days events calendar for a full list of activities and digital resources being offered in Oakville this year.
If you have not done so already, you will need to create an account to register for workshops, etc. using our new Recreation and Culture booking system.
Free tickets for performances (virtual or in-person) and movie screenings are available via the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts box office.
Enjoy a performance by singer-songwriter Shawnee Kish virtually or at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, September 30 at 8 p.m. Visit oakvillecentre.ca for free tickets to the in-person event or the live stream event.
Outdoor Indigenous film screenings (free tickets, required) will be held in all seven wards in partnership with Indigenous community leaders. This series seeks to enhance the understanding of Indigenous history and celebrate the culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples.
Participate in a guided in-person tour of the Moccasin Trail at Lions Valley with Indigenous Education Advisor from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) and co-founder of Grandmothers Voice Sherry Saevil and Indigenous guide Stephen Paquette on Saturday, September 25. Spaces are limited to 12 people.
All ages clay and adult ceramic workshops will be offered at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) on Saturday afternoons.
Sign up for one of the following workshops with a featured ConNextions artist at QEPCCC:
Learn to play the steelpans in a fun and inclusive environment with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. No experience necessary, all ages.
Have fun and explore your musical side with Bandology’s percussion workshop! Learn the basics of rhythm and melody through bucket drumming, how to hold drumsticks and play different patterns on the buckets. No prior music knowledge is necessary, just a sense of adventure and a willingness to try something new. Suitable for ages 6 and up.
Artist Emily Coe shows you the materials and steps needed to make a variety of fun projects, including:
The Town of Oakville is committed to initiatives that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion. #OurOakville Podcasts explore community and each conversation in this five-episode series approaches belonging from a different point of view.