Oakville Children’s Festival 2015: Event Program and Map

Children with faces painted

The Town of Oakville and Tim Hortons are proud to present the Oakville Children’s Festival — an arts and culture playground for kids of all ages! Enjoy FREE live performances and fun events including interactive cultural activities that are sure to make your child’s eyes light up and put a smile on your face.

Join us for this very special event! Catch a free Oakville Transit bus from the Halton Regional Centre with stops at Bronte GO Station or ride your bike! Special bike parking will be available on site. Festival-goers are also reminded to bring a refillable bottle to enjoy fresh and free water from the water bar.

This event will take place on Sunday, July 19, 2015,  at Coronation Park, 1426 Lakeshore Road West and will start at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (park opens at 9 a.m.)

RAIN OR SHINE

Cosima Grunsky

Cozy Music is a fun-filled, interactive music performance for young children which entertains as well as educates.

Main Stage Performances

  • Cosima Grunsky at 10 a.m.
  • The Backyardigans Musical Playdate at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Gadfly dance show at noon and 2 p.m.

South Stage Performances

Other Performances

  • MOTUS O dance theatre: A Fair Tale
    10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Shows will take place under the tent on the grass field near the main stage.
  • Zacada Circus Aerial Display
    10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Shows will take place on the grass field near the front entrance.
Zacada Circus Aerial Display

Zacada Circus Aerial Display

Food Trucks

Food Truck Colourful

Luchador Gourmet Streatery

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Oakville Transit Shuttle Service

The free Oakville Transit shuttle service from the Halton Regional Centre (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 (2104 Wyecroft Road) to accommodate out-of-town guests and public transit users. The last shuttle will leave Coronation Park at 5 p.m. All festival events will end by 4 p.m., so plan accordingly. Please note that there is no parking on site and on-street parking is limited.

Pets

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.

Smoke-free

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.

Open the Oakville Children’s Festival Event Program and Map

Didn’t attend the 2014 Oakville Children’s Festival?

It was blue skies and sunshine at the first-ever Oakville Children’s Festival held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Coronation Park.

More than 15,000 festival-goers enjoyed performances by multi-award-winning Sharon, Bram & Friends, Sheesham & Lotus, Jack Grunsky, IncrediBrent, and Safari Science. Corpus’ Les moutons (actors dressed as sheep) and the Fantasy Fables Snow Queen and Ice Princess ensured lasting memories for all.

Fun and learning continued throughout the park with interactive building and art activities, story times, reptile and science shows, kids’ play zone and obstacle course, face painting, balloon artists, and more. The Kinsmen Club of Oakville and food trucks served up great eats for both adults and kids.

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