Culture Days

Culture Days is returning for its eighth exciting year and this time it will be bigger and better!

Instead of one day, Culture Days will be held September 29 to October 1, 2017, featuring thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes.”

Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment, art workshops, dance, ceramics, live music and more. Discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in your community. There's something for everyone!

Join us for Culture Days September 29 to October 1

We've added more sites! More activities! More to experience!

Pre-registration is required for some programs. Open the program guide PDF for details.

This year, as well as Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), Culture Days is expanding to include the following locations:

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

Some activities require pre-registration

Select workshops offered as part of the Town of Oakville's Culture Days celebrations require pre-registration and participants will 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 will be accepted in the workshop on the day of the event if space is available. Priority will be 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. Online registration and waitlists for courses will close on Thursday, September 28 at midnight.

Dance Caravan

The Dance Caravan is travelling across Oakville on Saturday, September 30! Watch as Oakville’s talented youth dancers put on a show for everyone to enjoy!

The Caravan will be at the following locations:

  • Farmers Market (George Street) 11:30-12:15 p.m. – Christina's Dance Arts
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre 1-1:45 p.m. – All Star Urban Dance Team
  • River Oaks Community Centre 2:30-3:15 p.m. – All Star Urban Dance Team
  • Glen Abbey Community Centre 4-4:45 p.m. – Halton Dance Network's "Travellin' Collective" with Grace Academy of Dance and Performing Arts

Stop by at one of the great destinations or follow the Dancer around Oakville to enjoy the full experience!

Enter to Win with #CultureDaysOakville

Share your photo of an Oakville Culture Days activity on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a $100 credit towards a QEPCCC culture program. Contest closes Monday, October 2, 2017.

How to Enter

No purchase necessary. To participate in the contest, you must have a Twitter account, Facebook account or Instagram account, and proceed as follows: take a photo or video participating in a culture activity or a Culture Days event, or share a Culture Days poster or ad as seen in town facilities and select publications on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the #CultureDaysOakville.

Contest Period

The contest begins on September 1 and end on Monday, October 2, 2017 at midnight, (the Contest Period). Your entry must be received within the Contest Period. All eligible entries received during the Contest Period will be reviewed and one submission will be chosen as winners by random draw. There is no limit on entries per person.

Draw and Winner Selection

On Monday, October 2, 2017 in Oakville, Ontario one winner will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the draw.

Doors Open Halton Region

Saturday, September 30

Museums, public buildings, heritage homes, businesses, industrial complexes, places of worship and sites of historical significance are waiting to be discovered. FREE event. Visit the Doors Open event page for more information.