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Oakville Farmers’ Market and Cultural Activities
Saturdays from June to October
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Downtown Oakville at George Street and Lakeshore Road will come alive with cultural events and activities thanks to Oakville’s Summer Cultural Connection, a summer events initiative launched by the Town of Oakville and proudly presented by FirstOntario Credit Union.

Civitan Club of Oakville Farmers’ Market
Saturdays Until November
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dorval Crossing East plays host to Oakville’s longest-running farmers’ market in support of community charities.

150 Years through the eyes of the Farmer Family
Until December 30
1 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday to Saturday
Many generations of the Farmer family lived and worked in Ancaster. Explore Fieldcote Museum to see how their world changed between 1957 to the present day and discover key points in history throughout the decades.

Our Hamilton: Through their Eyes
Until June 30, 2018
12 to 4 p.m.
The effects of the First World War were so far-reaching they impacted the lives of every Hamiltonian. Follow the course of Hamilton’s involvement from the initial ‘call to arms’ to the post-war period through treasures from the collections of the Hamilton Military Museum. Held at Dundurn National Historic Site.

Nature Connects Art with Lego Bricks
Until August 20
Building with Lego bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens. Nature Connects takes the beauty of RBG’s natural world and puts it on display using the world’s most popular building block, creating a fun and inspiring exhibit that teaches people of all ages the importance of connecting with nature. Located at the Hendrie Garden.

Children’s Mini-Gardens
Until August 31
The Royal Botanical Gardens presents its new Mini-Gardens. Help kids grow by engaging with RBG’s Junior Gardeners Program and see how young minds create horticultural displays.

Canada 150 Celebrations of Lucy Maud Montgomery
A variety of events are planned around building a legacy of the famous Canadian author who lived in the village of Norval from 1926 until 1935. The L.M. Montgomery Heritage Society has purchased the manse where she and her husband lived and has plans to preserve this piece of history and keep it for all time growing it into a museum.

Chudleighs Farm opening
Open as of Canada Day. Hand pick your own apples when in season, shop in the market, enjoy the children’s area and meet the farm animals.


Pajama Night
Saturday June 17
7 to 9 p.m.
Get the kids in their jammies and get them under the stars at Mountsberg Conservation Area. Staff will ignite their imaginations as they explore natural phenomena like coyote howls, stargazing, bat watching and more.

Fords in the Park
Saturday June 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Henry Ford’s Dream Collectors Club at Country Heritage Park for the 4th Annual Fords in the Park Show. www.countryheritagepark.com

Explore with Dad on Father’s Day
Sunday June 18
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Celebrate Father’s Day with Dad at Mountsberg Conservation Area. Search for frogs and dragonflies, dip a net for pond critters, search for snakes and explore a swamp. Learn how to start a campfire and end the morning with a hot dog roast. Registration required.

Bring a Picnic for Father’s Day
Sunday June 18
12:30 to 4 p.m.
Treat Dad to a day in the country at Westfield Heritage Village. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful, picturesque setting of Westfield. Purchase sweet treats and cool drinks form the General Store.

Father’s Day at Wild Waterworks
Sunday June 18
Cool off and celebrate a day with dad and the whole family at Wild Waterworks. Lots of contests and giveaways. Dad gets in free with two children day admission purchases, not applicable for sundown rates.
Phone 905-547-6141

Father’s Day at HCRR
Sunday June 18
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Bring dad for a ride on the streetcars at the Halton County Radial Railway. Dad’s admission is free with the purchase of one youth admission.

Family Swims
Monday to Friday June 19-23
4 to 8 p.m.
Cool off at Wild Waterworks with the family after a day of hard work. Sunset admission rates apply.
Phone 905-547-6141

Oakville Family Ribfest
Friday to Sunday June 23-25
Presented by Oakville Trafalgar Rotary, this community fundraising event takes place at Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus and offers great food and entertainment.

P.A. Day Camp at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Friday June 23 & 30
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids will enjoy fun and educational activities for children ages 4 and up. New and challenging art projects will give children the opportunity explore art. Supervised lunch between 12 and 1 p.m. Early drop off available. The camp on June 23 will be hosted at the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

Milton Hospital Auxiliary
Saturday June 24
Strawberry Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Features include a strawberry pancake breakfast, family fun and games, food and vendors.
Phone 905-878-2383 x7710

Canada Day Camping
Friday June 30 (until July 3)
Reserve your campsite at Valens Conservation Area to avoid missing out on this busy weekend.
Phone 905-525-2183
Email valens@conservationhamilton.ca

Multiculturalism Day
Friday June 30 (until July 3)
4 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy games and traditions from many cultures at this family-friendly event, at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. Presented by the Halton Multicultural Council.


Canada Day Strawberry Social
Saturday July 1
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Canada Day at the annual Strawberry Social at Spencer Smith Park. Hosted by the Museums of Burlington.
Phone 905-332-9888

Canada Day at Westfield
Saturday July 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tour the village and discover what life was like in early Canada. Visit the historic buildings, gardens and forests, stroll on the boardwalk or take a hike on the trails.

Canada Day Celebration at Wild Waterworks
Saturday July 1
Celebrate Canada Day at Wild Waterworks with flags, pins, stickers. Service persons receive free entry and those wearing red and white will receive $3 off admission at the gate (not applicable with sundown rates). Join in the fun with Canada themed games and contests.
Phone 905-547-6141
Email wildww@conservationhamilton.ca

Burlington’s 150th Canada Day Celebrations
Saturday July 1
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Head down to Spencer Smith Park for the 27th annual Canada Day event in Burlington. Celebrate heritage and the nation’s 150th birthday along the waterfront. The day kicks off with a run in the morning and the fun goes into the night with entertainment and fireworks at 10 p.m.

Oakville’s 150th Canada Day Celebrations
Saturday July 1
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Celebrate Canada Day in Oakville at the free festival, which features family-friendly vendors, entertainment, fireworks, and more. Email events@oakville.ca

Canada Day in Milton
Saturday July 1
11:30 a.m.
Canada’s 150th birthday is celebrated at the Milton fairgrounds and includes fun and games, entertainment and concludes with fireworks.

Canada Day at HCRR
Saturday July 1
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spend this special day at the Halton County Radial Railway and celebrate with a ride on the historic streetcars.

Canada Day Military Tattoo
Saturday July 1
7 p.m.
Enjoy a military musical celebration and experience a tradition that celebrates 25 years in Dundurn Park. Feel the thrill as the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipes and Drums perform in front of Dundurn Castle. Catch a glimpse of the red coated defenders of Canada West at Ridgeway during the Fenian Raid of 1866, as the 13th Battalion Ceremonial Guard takes the field.

Summer Sundays at Westfield
Sunday July 2
12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Authentically costumed volunteers will take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations and activities. Westfield has more than 35 historical buildings to visit, including log homes, a one room schoolhouse, railway station, print shop, inn and cabinetmaker’s shop.

Movies Under the Stars
Thursday July 6
9 p.m.
Gather in your local neighbourhood for a free movie under the stars. Bring your own chair, blanket and snacks and watch a movie for all to enjoy. Each week the park location will change.

Dog Lovers Days
Saturday & Sunday July 8,9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Country Heritage Park celebrates all things dog. This weekend is the time to relax and watch your dog be the star. This interactive dog festival lets your dog try out agility, run a lure course, get spoiled in the pamper zone and have fun in the play zone.

Oakville Children’s Festival
Sunday July 9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The third-annual Oakville Children’s Festival offers free interactive workshops, educational exhibits, and live entertainment.
Email events@oakville.ca

Saturday July 22
RBC Canadian Open 5K Golf Run
Run or walk 5KM through Glen Abbey Golf Course, just days before the pros arrive for the RBC Canadian Open! All participants receive a free “any single day” ticket to the RBC Canadian Open! Visit www.golfrun.ca for more info and to register.