If you’re captivated by historical character and small-town charm, Downtown Oakville is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Recognized for its sophisticated culture, upscale retail, and exceptional dining (plus beautiful lakeside parks) – it’s no wonder warm weather draws a crowd. Between the Downtown Oakville BIA and local business owners, thoughtful, family-oriented events will delight regulars and visitors all summer long.
Here’s what you can expect:
June 20 through August
DTOakville’s Passport to Patio
Planning to dine out this summer? Visit a Downtown Oakville patio from June through August for your chance to win weekly food and drink prizes, plus an opportunity to be entered into the grand prize: a $500 gift card to your favourite eatery!
Simply scan the QR code found on patio tables at participating restaurants to collect stamps and automatically be entered in weekly prize draws. Collect 5 stamps and you will be eligible for the grand prize. The grand prize winner will be notified on September 1.
Saturdays in June/July
Summer SWEAT Series
Fitness in the Square is back! Join local studios and fitness experts from Downtown Oakville as they host specialty classes for both your body and mind. Enjoy a class every Saturday morning throughout June and July. Pre-registration is required (and guess what? the first 25 participants to register will receive a special gift courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Oakville). For class schedule and further details, visit oakvilledowntown.com/summer-sweat
Saturdays in July/August
TD Summer Music Series
During July and August, enjoy live music in Town Square and along Lakeshore Road every Saturday between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. These performances may be your favourite part of summer, enjoy music from violins to steel drums and vocal performances. To view the schedule of performers, visit oakvilledowntown.com/td-summer-music-series
International Ice Cream Day
I scream, you scream; we all scream for ice cream! To celebrate International Ice Cream Day, Downtown Oakville will be handing out FREE ice cream for the first 250 visitors! Visit the pop-up in Town Square to cool off with a sweet treat.
Introducing: Oscillation, a new interactive outdoor art exhibit in Downtown Oakville. This one-of-a-kind community activity encourages you to interact with peers, family, and friends through play. Dance and create with the people around you as you manipulate the sound and colours of geometric forms. Oscillation will be on display just outside the Central Library (at Navy Street) in the month of August. To learn more, visit oakvilledowntown.com