Local Oakville Events
Current Events 2013:
Downtown Oakville Sidewalk Sale: June 6-9, 2013
RibFest June 21-23 Friday 4-11 pm, Saturday 10 am - 11 pm, Sunday noon - 8 pm.
Canada Day events are on Monday, July 1 this year.
Midnight Madness: July 19 from 6pm to midnight in downtown Oakville
Waterfront Festival Aug. 2 -4 (free admission) - Coronation Park
Oakville Jazz Festival Aug. 9-11, 2013
Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Nov. 15 2013
Santa Claus Parade, Nov. 16, 2013
Previous Events 2012:
Last summer 2012, Oakville hosts several community events:
- July 1 Canada Day - Oakville’s Canada Day and Fireworks in Bronte
- Midnight Madness Downtown Oakville July 20, 2012
- Oakville Jazz Festival August 10 -12, 2012
- Taste of Downtown Oakville September 15 – September 30, 2012
- Art in the Park
- Harbour Days
Holiday time with the annual
Tree Lighting Ceremony held November 16, 2012
- Oakville Santa Claus Parade Saturday November 17, 2012
- Bronte Village Tree Lighting Ceremony November 24, 2012
Public Skating Hours in Oakville - check with your local rink to confirm times.
Earth Hour was celebrated among at least half of all residents in Oakville. There was an 11% electricity savings across the grid because of this family activity. What began in Sydney, Australia is now a worldwide movement. Earth Hour showed reduced participation in 2013.
The annual Waterfront Festival was last held June 26-28, 2009. The festival drew over 100,000 people and was held at Coronation Park (1426 Lakeshore Road West - East of Third Line). The festival featured concerts, craft show, theme park, dog show, health and wellness villiage and a children's villiage. Unfortunately, this event had cancelled and did not take place in 2012 but is returning in the summer of 2013.
Happy Victoria Day! Monday, May 21, 2012. The community enjoyed many privately initiated fireworks displays. Some blocks actually got together for a "block party" with fireworks out of the wheelbarrel and sparklers for all of the kids. Look for this type of celebration again this year in your neighborhood. (Tip: Bingley Crescent in Bronte Creek is holding the annual Bingley Bash : a local fireworks, crafts, bouncy castle and other activities and the street will be closed on the Sunday May 20th. Wristbands will be available for purchase at 5$ ea or $20 for the family.)
3pm till dusk. 2000 Block of Bingley Crescent. The "Bingley Bash" will be on again this year!
Happy Mother's Day- Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
Mother's Day is a day for each family to honor their mother. Popular gifts include personal gifts, a night out to dinner, spa gifts, flowers, pampering gifts, even jewelry such as mother's rings and greeting cards. Other ideas include spa gift sets, a spa day pass, digital picture frame, Mother's Day gift baskets,...Anything to show mom she is appreciated!
Happy Earth Day
Even Barack Obama was in Iowa celebrating Earth Day previously. Schools in our community were all celebrating as well. Even the local Starbucks was doling out free coffee if you brought a travel mug.
Reducing our carbon footprint takes center stage. Other buzz includes reducing our "cookprint" as well. (being aware of what and how you cook is also part of the going green equation).This tire swing awaited kids in school as the weather begins to get nicer again in Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
New incentives and programs such as Earth for Energy are helping us look at alternative energy and cut electricity expenses. You could have your own solar and wind energy professional system for under $200. Click Here for further info.
Don't laugh, some people are even building their own chicken coops to get an unlimited supply of farm fresh eggs in their own backyard. How to build a chicken coop
Glen Abbey celebrates Earth Day
From schools to local businesses, Earth Day made everyone stop and think for a brief and important period of time. Ontario is already the second most environmentally conscious province after British Columbia and Canada ranks very high on ecological concern and cooperation.
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