If you’ve been looking for a fun, and exciting, event to take the kids to this summer then look no further.
The Oakville Children’s Festival is returning on Aug. 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) – 2302 Bridge Rd.
At this year’s event, Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Norman Foote will be performing.
Performances by the Lumberjack Show, the eclectic Zoosemobile, stunt ventriloquist Tim Holland, and the Ben Show, just to name a few, are also included in the festival line-up. In addition, the Oakville Public Library will also be presenting storytimes featuring authors Holly Hatam (Dear Boy) and The Fan Brothers (The Scarecrow).
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However, according to a recent press release from the town, there will also be a few surprise guests.
“Town council is committed to ensuring that residents have high-quality events and programming to choose from year-round,” Mayor Rob Burton said in a statement. “The Oakville Children’s Festival headline acts are among the biggest names in children’s entertainment. In addition to Norman Foote, I’m told that we should expect some other very special surprise guests on August 17.”
Besides performances, attendees will also be able to enjoy hands-on activities and interactive shows, art and building workshops, seedling plantings, dance groups, sports and science activities, face painting, free indoor swimming, and more.
According to the release, attendees are encouraged to bring a litterless lunch, and a reusable water bottle. However, for anyone who forgets a lunch, or wishes to buy their own, there will be a slew of food options available, including the Kinsmen Club of Oakville BBQ lunch, and popular food trucks from the GTA.
Parking will not be available at the event.
“Attendees are encouraged to take the free Oakville Transit shuttle from the Bronte GO Station or cycle to take advantage of the free bike parking onsite,” notes the release. “Vehicle parking is not available onsite and on-street parking restrictions will be enforced throughout the neighbourhood.”
However, festival admission is free.
The festival will take place rain or shine.
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