Oakville Children’s Festival welcomes families this Sunday!

Tue, 14 Jul 2015

Town of Oakville and Tim Hortons present arts and culture event at Coronation Park

Are you ready for some family-friendly fun in the sun? The Town of Oakville and Tim Hortons are gearing up for the second-annual Oakville Children’s Festival this Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coronation Park.

Oakville’s beautiful lakeside park will once again transform into an arts and culture playground for kids of all ages and abilities. This year’s festival will feature performances by The Backyardigans Musical Playdate, Gadfly Dance and Cosima Grunsky. Additional shows taking place at the festival include Toopy & Binoo’s Frank Meschkuleit, Zacada Circus, MOTUS O dance and Street Magician Ray Chance.

Exciting opportunities for inspiration and learning will continue throughout the park with hands-on building and art activities, dance lessons, interactive shows, a skateboard ramp, face painting, a vintage fire truck, Oakville Hydro bucket rides, kids’ play zone featuring Zorbit Sports, and more!

This year’s food features will include the Kinsmen Club of Oakville pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch, as well as popular food trucks The Mighty Cob, Southern Smoke Truck Inc., Meatball Shoppe, Luchador Gourmet Streatery, Kool Jim's Ice Cream, Blue Donkey Streatery, BeaverTails, and Likos Hawaiian Barbecue.

Free bike parking will be available on-site. In addition, a free Oakville Transit shuttle service from Halton Regional Centre at 1151 Bronte Road will begin at 9:30 a.m. with buses operating approximately every five minutes to and from the festival. The shuttle will also make a stop at Bronte GO station to accommodate out-of-town guests and public transit users. The last shuttle will leave Coronation Park at 5 p.m.

Visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen, a blanket and a reusable bottle for the free water bars. The Town of Oakville is committed to providing smoke-free outdoor spaces where kids play. Due to large crowds and event excitement, visitors are encouraged to leave their pets at home.

Festival admission is free and the event will take place rain or shine. Coronation Park is located at 1426 Lakeshore Road West. Visit the Children's Festival page for the full event schedule.