Top 10 things to do this summer in Oakville

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Published June 19, 2024 at 5:44 pm

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There's no shortage of things to do in Oakville this summer and Visit Oakville has a top 10 list of fun events like the British Car Day.

From live music and food festivals to family-friendly activities and the celebration of various cultures, this summer in Oakville offers a little something for everyone.

Summer officially arrives Thursday afternoon (June 20) and there’s no shortage of events and things to do in Oakville.

“Our town has an incredible lineup of events over the next couple of months,” said Rebecca Edgar, Executive Director, Visit Oakville. “And while here, you can enjoy performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, discover the Oakville Museum or Oakville Galleries, hang out by the waterfront, explore the many trails of Bronte Creek Provincial Park or shop, and dine at our amazing restaurants in Bronte Village, Downtown Oakville or Kerr Village.”

According to Visit Oakville, here are the top 10 “must-see” events this summer in Oakville:

  1. Oakville Film Festival – June 19-25 – In its 11th year, the festival brings the best in local, Canadian, and international cinema to town. With 104 curated films, galas, parties, and more, there’s something for everyone at this annual cinematic celebration. Looking to stay for the week? We got you covered with ample hotel options.
  2. Bronte Lake Notes – Starts June 20 – Relax by the water with live music performances on Thursday nights at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, showcasing talented artists in a picturesque setting.
  3. Oakville Family Ribfest – June 21-23 – Kick off the summer with mouthwatering ribs, live music, and fun activities for all ages at this beloved community event.
  4. Canada Day – July 1 – Join the Town of Oakville’s fun-filled evening of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, tasty food trucks and dazzling fireworks display.
  5. Festival of India – July 7 – Join in for the first-ever Festival of India in Oakville. This exciting celebration will take place in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park and is a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich traditions of India, promoting unity and community spirit.
  6. Latino Festival – July 26-28 – Experience the vibrant cultures of Latin America with traditional music, dance, food, and crafts at this lively festival.  Interested in attending for the whole weekend?  Check out our great hotel options here.
  7. Emancipation Day Picnic – August 5 – Commemorate this historic day with a community picnic featuring live music, storytelling, and activities that honour the heritage and contributions of African Canadians.
  8. Kerrfest and Kerrfest Kids – September 6-8 – Join us for a weekend of excitement with live performances, family activities, and entertainment that bring Kerr Village to life.
  9. British Car Day – September 15 – Check out over 1,000 cars from vintage, classic and current British-manufactured vehicles, including motorcycles. The event is the largest, one-day, all-British car event in North America.
  10. Downtown Oakville Events – Various dates – Summer in Downtown Oakville is shaping up to be an unforgettable season filled with many exciting events such as:
  • Silent Disco – June 22 – Dance into the longest day of the year at the Summer Solstice Edition Silent Disco in Towne Square.
  • TD Summer Music Series – Various dates until September 8 – Groove to the sounds of local musicians every Saturday and Sunday during the summer at Towne Square in Downtown Oakville.
  • Retro Roller Jam – August 4 – Take a trip back in time with this fun-filled roller-skating event featuring retro music and costumes.
  • Boots in the Square – August 17 – Dance the night away in Town Square in Downtown Oakville with live country music, line dancing, and a festive atmosphere.
  • Candlelight Concerts with the Oakville Symphony – August 10 & 24 – Enjoy enchanting evenings of classical music under the stars, with performances by the acclaimed Oakville Symphony.
  • Mi Casa Your Casa – August 27 to September 19 – Experience the lively spirit of Latin American mercados at “Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0,” where red frames shaped like tiny houses offer a welcoming glow and swings to connect and relax in a playful, communal setting.

For more information on these events, visit here.

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