This just in! Treehouse TV royalty and five-time Juno Award nominees Splash’N Boots will headline the 2019 Oakville Children’s Festival on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). Families can expect to dance and sing along to hits like Tilly the Tadpole, Who Put the Beat in my Shoes and Antelopes Love Cantaloupes.
Juno Award-winning singer songwriter Norman Foote will also hit the stage with his unique blend of music that has be entertaining crowds for almost 30 years.
The sun and smiles were both shining at last year’s Oakville Children’s Festival. Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event!
Other popular festival performances include the Twisted Ones Balloon Show, the Lumberjack Show, Zoosemobile, stunt ventriloquist Tim Holland, the Ben Show with Ben Burland, and CanSpin Awards Hooper of the Year Isabella Hoops. Families can also enjoy Oakville Public Library storytimes and the Friends of the Oakville Public Library Book Sale.
Experience hands-on activities and interactive shows including City Parent Scavenger Hunt, art and building workshops, Fire Safety Zone, seedling plantings, sports zone, summer camp experience, face painting, free indoor swimming, free samples, and more!
We are currently recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to help with the festival. Send an email to email@example.com for details.
10:30 a.m. – The Twisted Ones Balloon Show
Noon – Norman Foote
12:30 p.m. – O Canada
12:50 p.m. – Welcome from Mayor Rob Burton
1 p.m. – Splash'N Boots
2 p.m. – Norman Foote
3 p.m. – Splash'N Boots
10:30 a.m. – Nova Dance
11:15 a.m. – Academy of Music
12:30 p.m. – Nova Dance
1:15 p.m. – Academy of Music
2:30 p.m. – Nova Dance
3:15 p.m. – Academy of Music
*The Community Stage is located near the festival information booth
10:30 a.m. – Isabella Hoops
11 a.m. – The Lumberjack Show
Noon – Stilt Walker walk-around
12:30 p.m. – Isabella Hoops
1 p.m. – The Lumberjack Show
2 p.m. – Stilt Walker walk-around
2:30 p.m. – Isabella Hoops
11 a.m. – The Ben Show with Ben Burland
1 p.m. – The Ben Show with Ben Burland
2:30 p.m. – Stilt Walker walk-around
3 p.m. – Stunt Ventriloquist Tim Holland
10 a.m. – Oakville Public Library Storytelling
10:30 a.m. – Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra
Noon – Oakville Public Library Storytelling
12:30 p.m. – Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra
2 p.m. – Oakville Public Library Storytelling
2:30 p.m. – Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra
*The Black Box Theatre is located inside the QEPCCC
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – free swimming
Noon. to 4 p.m. – free drop-in programs
We want to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visitors will enjoy fun hands-on activities and interactive shows including Fire Safety Zone, City Parent Scavenger Hunt, Friends of Oakville Public Library Book Sale, art and building workshops, seedling plantings, dance groups, recreation, sports and science activities, face painting, free indoor swimming, and more.
There will also be fun hands-on activities and demos with groups including:
Academy of Music
Allegro School of Dance
Allstate Insurance Oakville Agency
Aspects of Dance
Brampton Beast Hockey Club
Centre for Education & Training
Crock A Doodle Oakville
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
E2 Young Engineers of Oakville
Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative
Halton Environmental Network
Idea Lab Kids East Oakville
Knowledge First Financial
Mitara Toys & Stuff
My Gym Oakville
Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon
Oakvillegreen Conservation Association
Optimist Club of Oakville
Oakville Parent-Child Centre
Oakville Soccer Club
Professional Engineers of Ontario
Revera Retirement Living Churchill Place
Scouts of Oakville
SickKids Caliper Project
Speckles Art Studio
Sylvan Learning of Oakville
Toraguchi Martial Arts
Enjoy the free Oakville Transit shuttle service from the Bronte GO Station or cycle and take advantage of the free bike parking on site.
Avoid congestion by taking the free shuttle from Bronte GO station to Queen Elizabeth Park. Buses will depart Bronte GO (west-end bus loop) station approximately every 5 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to and from the festival. The last shuttle will leave the festival at 4:30 p.m. Schedule subject to change.
All shuttles are accessible, wheelchair and stroller-friendly.
A free bike corral will be available to park your bike safely if you choose to ride to the festival.
Please note: Vehicle parking is not available on site and on-street parking restrictions will be enforced throughout the neighbourhood. Please allow access for emergency vehicles.
We have eliminated our printed programs, requested that our vendors provide biodegradable plates and utensils, and banned the sale of water bottles and distribution of unsustainable products on site.
Look for the Halton Environmental Network volunteer waste diversion team at the festival. They're eager to educate you about waste consumption and how you can make a difference! Blue Box and Green Cart collection is generously provided by Halton Region.
Here's what you can do to help:
The Kinsmen Club of Oakville BBQ lunch, plus many of the GTA’s most popular food trucks:
For our cash-only vendors, we will have an ATM on site.
We've partnered with the Halton Environmental Network and Halton Region to help protect and sustain our environment! We request that vendors provide biodegradable plates and utensils, and banned the sale of water bottles on site.
Guests are encouraged to bring a litterless lunch and a reusable bottle for use at the festival water stations.
Click on the Zero Waste heading for more information.
For general inquiries about the Oakville Children's Festival, please email email@example.com
Local community groups and organizations interested in participating at this year's festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship inquiries can be sent to Robin Howarth, Festival Co-Chair at email@example.com
Media and on-site promotional inquiries can be sent to Janine Ivings, Sponsorship and Marketing Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising inquiries for City Parent Scavenger Hunt and Loot Bag can be sent to Kathleen Medwyk, City Parent at email@example.com
You may be photographed at this event. To celebrate the Oakville Children's Festival, photographers and videographers will be capturing festival events and activities.
These photos/videos may be used in future Town of Oakville publications, promotional marketing collateral, website, social media, advertising, etc., without compensation. Have fun and share your festival experience.
Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event!