Oakville Children's Festival
Spend the day with us!
Sunday, July 10, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (park opens at 9 a.m.)
Coronation Park, 1426 Lakeshore Road West (map)
RAIN OR SHINE
Open the 3rd annual Oakville Children's Festival Event Program and Map (pdf, 777 kB).
Free bike parking is available on-site or take the free shuttle (details below). Festival admission is free and the event will take place rain or shine.
Main Stage Performances
“Turn the radio on, turn the radio up” because Lisa Loeb will be “singing her songs” at the third annual Oakville Children’s Festival on Sunday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coronation Park. Festival guests can expect fun and catchy tunes, as well as a few 90s classics from the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter turned children’s performer.
Sing Along Tim and the Pacifiers at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Lisa Loeb at noon & 2:45 p.m.
Big Nazo Creature Show at 2 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.
South Stage Performances
Team T & J at 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Magicians Ray Chance and Mike D’Urzo at 1 p.m.
FiddleFire at 2 p.m.
South-East Stage Performances
Shows take place on the grass field, east of the south stage.
Oakville Public Library Storytimes at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
TUDS Oakville Urban Dance Battle featuring Gadfly Dance at 1:30 p.m.
CORPUS’ Camping Royale at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Shows take place on the grass field, east of the front entrance.
Oakville Arts Council Plein Air Artists
Locations throughout the park.
City Parent Scvenger Hunt
Choose your own adventure! Join the Town of Oakville and City Parent on a fun and interactive scavenger hunt. Find new friends and search for checkpoints using the scavenger hunt clues. Pick up your map at the City Parent booth. Complete the hunt and win a cool prize!
Exciting opportunities for inspiration and learning will continue throughout the park with hands-on building and art activities, and interactive shows including: Addison Music, Air Riderz, Aiza’s Teddy Bear Foundation, archery district, badminton, Brockton Collective screen printing workshop, Bubble Soccer, Burlington Blast Ringette, City Parent Fun Zone, Crack Pot Studio, Dairy Farmers of Canada featuring Mooonica the Cow, Downtown Oakville BIA, face painting, Grace Academy, Halton Multicultural Connections, Halton Green Screens craft-seedling project, Halton Region Public Health, Lights, Camera, Action, Educate, Classical Martial Arts Centre, Paint a Piano and play with Merriam Music, Monkeynastix, Oakville Fire Education Station and vintage fire truck, Oakville Chinese Network, Oakville Galleries, Oakville Museum, Oakville Parent-Child Centre, Oakville Public Library, Oakville Thunder beach volleyball, Oakville Soccer Club, Oakville Suzuki, Professional Engineers of Ontario, Safari Science, St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School Robotics, YMCA of Oakville skateboard ramp, and more!
Pack a picnic lunch or enjoy this year’s food features including the Kinsmen Club of Oakville BBQ lunch, plus some the GTA’s most popular food trucks: Dairy Kings, Gotham Grill, Kona Ice, Ice Cream 4U, Luchador Gourmet Streatery, Meltdown Cheesery, The Mighty Cob, Smoke's Poutinerie, and Tim Hortons.
Oakville Transit Shuttle Service
Residents and out-of-town guests are encouraged to take the free Oakville Transit shuttle service. Service from Bronte GO Station (west-end bus loop) begins at 9:30 a.m. with buses operating approximately every five minutes to and from the festival. The last shuttle leaves Coronation Park at 5 p.m. All festival events to end by 4 p.m. There is no parking on-site; on-street parking is etremely limited.
Large crowds, noise, heat and excitement can be an unsafe environment for your pet. Visitors to the Oakville Children’s Festival are encouraged to leave their pets at home.
The Town of Oakville is committed to providing smoke-free outdoor spaces where kids play. In 2012, the Town of Oakville banned smoking within nine metres of all town-owned parks, playgrounds, splash pads, tennis courts, basketball courts, skateboard parks and playing fields.
Festival Tips for Parents!
- Ride your bike! Free bike parking on-site.
- Bring sunscreen, a blanket and refillable water bottle for use at our free water refill stations.
- Pack a picnic lunch and snacks, or purchase food on-site. ATM available on-site.
- Bring your own helmet, skateboard or scooter and enjoy the YMCA of Oakville skateboard ramp. Helmets are mandatory.
- Take a photo of your child with the Halton Regional Police Service Cruiser when you arrive.
- Cool off in the splash pad or cool-mist zone.
Missed the 2015 festival?
Check out our Facebook page and YouTube channel for Oakville Children’s Festival photos.
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Volunteers still needed
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