Plan to be entertained this summer as the Arts and culture celebration returns to Coronation Park on July 19! The Town of Oakville in partnership with Tim Horton’s, is excited to announce the roster of performers scheduled to hit the stage at the 2nd Annual Oakville Children’s Festival on Sunday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coronation Park.
After an incredibly successful inaugural event that drew more than 15,000 people, 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 theatre, and Street Magician and Illusionist Ray Chance.
“The Oakville Children’s Festival offers high quality theatre, music and dance entertainment for children and their families,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “It is wonderful to have arts and cultural events which capture the attention and curiosity of Oakville’s young minds.”
Exciting opportunities for inspiration and learning will take place 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 barbeque 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, Likos Hawaiian Barbecue, and Portobello Burger.
Free bike parking will be available on-site. In addition, a free Oakville Transit shuttle service from Halton Region Head Office 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 oakville.ca for the full event schedule.