Culture Days

A National Celebration of Arts and Culture!

Mark your calendars: the 10th annual Culture Days weekend takes place September 27-29, 2019!

Free, participatory arts and culture events at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and other locations.

There's always something for everyone!

Last year, Culture Days was held September 28 to 30, 2018 – featuring thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities – inviting the public to participate “behind-the-scenes” at venues across Oakville.

Join us this year to discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in your community. Attendees will enjoy free family-friendly entertainment, art workshops, dance, ceramics, live music and more.

Interested in what was offered last time? Open the 2018 Culture Days program schedule (PDF).

Please note: Some activities require pre-registration. Capacity restrictions may apply.

Share your love of the arts and earn community hours for school!

Volunteers (ages 14+) play an important role in the success of our annual weekend of Culture Days events!

If you are enthusiastic and committed to assisting with an activity-filled day, support your local community and earn volunteer hours by helping out at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre (QEPCCC).

Volunteers will greet visitors, provide directions to activity rooms, and assist with monitoring doors/attendance numbers.

Volunteers should register online for Culture Days using the Volunteer Opportunities Tool!

Some activities require pre-registration

Select workshops offered as part of the Town of Oakville's Culture Days celebrations require pre-registration and participants 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 may be accepted in the workshop on the day of the event if space is available. Priority is 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.

In 2017, as well as QEPCCC, Culture Days expanded to include the following locations:

  • Towne Square in Downtown Oakville
  • Bronte Village
  • Lions Valley
  • Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Oakville Public Library
  • Oakville Galleries, and more!