Are you ready for some fun in the sun? Check out the Oakville Children’s Festival this Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC).
Treehouse TV royalty and five-time Juno Award winners Splash’N Boots will headline this year’s festival. Juno Award-winning singer songwriter Norman Foote will also hit the Cogeco Main Stage with his unique blend of music that has been entertaining crowds for almost 30 years. Other popular festival performances include the Twisted Ones Balloon Show, Lumberjack Show, stunt ventriloquist Tim Holland, the Ben Show, Hooper of the Year Isabella Hoops, Indigenous Hoop Dancer Ascension Harjo, Rhythmic Gymnast Emily Arbic-Cohen, and the Zoosemobile.
Families can also enjoy Oakville Public Library story times and the Friends of the Library Book Sale, plus 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, indoor swimming, free samples, and more.
Food offerings include the Kinsmen Club of Oakville BBQ lunch, plus many of the GTA’s most popular food trucks. Alternatively, attendees are encouraged to bring a litterless lunch and a reusable bottle for use at the festival water stations.
The Oakville Children’s Festival will take place at QEPCCC at 2302 Bridge Road. Attendees are encouraged to take the free Oakville Transit shuttle from the Bronte GO Station or cycle to take advantage of the free bike parking onsite. Vehicle parking is not available onsite and on-street parking restrictions will be enforced throughout the neighbourhood.
Festival admission is free and the event will take place rain or shine.
The Town of Oakville thanks this year’s generous sponsors: Cogeco, Academy of Music, Allstate Insurance, Cheestrings, City Parent, Farm Boy, Revera Retirement Living, Toronto Pearson, Halton Environmental Network, Halton Region, Film.ca Cinemas, Idea Lab East Oakville, JVK Seeds, Kidsopolis, Knowledge First Financial, and Sylvan Learning Oakville.