Summer 2016 Events

Purina Walk for Dog Guides
The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraising walk in support of the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. It is a family and dog friendly event where 100 per cent of the funds raised go directly towards providing specially trained Dog Guides to Canadians with physical and medical disabilities at no cost. Go online to find and register for a walk in your city.  
Sunday, May 29.
Sign in begins at 10 a.m.; walk begins at 11 a.m.
Burlington ““ Aldershot Lions Club & Burlington Lions Club
Oakville ““ Halton K9 & Oakville Lions Clubs

The Lake Walk
Take in the local arts and culture of Bronte Village with The Lake Walk. Inspired by Hamilton's Art Crawl this event takes place in the evenings and will be a night filled with art, food, music and special promotions and activities
from participating Bronte area businesses.
Thursday, June 2; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bronte Village

Relay For LifeӬ
The national signature event of the Canadian Cancer Society for the past 16 years, Relay for Life raised $34 million in Ontario last year alone to help in the fight against cancer. Walk or run your way around the track with friends, family and coworkers in this fantastic event meeting individual and group goals while raising funds for vital support services and Canadian cancer research. Events will take place in Burlington at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, in Oakville at Coronation Park and in Mississauga at Erindale Secondary School. Go online for more information or to register.
Burlington ““ Friday, June 3; 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.”¨
Oakville ““ Friday, June 17; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.”¨
Mississauga ““ Friday, June 18; 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

International Dundas Buskerfest
Witness the incredible skill of acrobats, contortionists, hula-hoopers, magicians, jugglers and more from six countries and four provinces at the International Dundas Buskerfest presented by the Downtown Dundas BIA.
King Street, Dundas
Friday, June 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 from 11:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 5 from 11:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Streetsville Founders' Bread and Honey FestivalӬ
Now in its 44th year, the annual Streetsville Founders' Bread & Honey Festival has become a staple summer festival.  Watch one of the many live performers, go on carnival rides, play games, take part in hands-on educational demonstrations and indulge in free bread and  honey. Don't miss the annual village-wide parade as it makes its way through the streets on Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon or Sunday's popular Rotary Pancake Breakfast.  
Streetsville Memorial Park
355 Church Street, Mississauga
Friday, June 3; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 4; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 5; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$2 entry fee on Friday, $5 entry fee Saturday & Sunday, infants free all weekend

Downtown Milton Street Festival

Named one of the Top 100 festivals in the province by Festivals and Events Ontario, the Downtown Milton Street Festival returns on Saturday, June 4 to take over the downtown core with family activities, live entertainment across four stages, more than 35 live performances, street vendors, extended patios and more.
Downtown Milton
251 Main Street East, Milton
Saturday, June 4; Noon to 11 p.m.

Burlington Kite Festival
Build a kite or bring your own to Burlington's 25th annual Kite Festival. A fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the kids filled with colourful skies, vendors, henna tattoos, face painting, intricate balloon creations and interactive performances.
Brant Hills Park
2300 Duncaster Drive, Burlington
Sunday, June 5; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Oakville Sidewalk Sale
The 43rd annual Sidewalk Sale will feature six full blocks of deals from downtown Oakville businesses. Spend the day (or the weekend) pampering yourself with family and friends shopping sales and dining at delectable restaurants.
Downtown Oakville
Thursday, June 9 to Sunday June 12; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Mayor's Historical Picnic in the Park
Enjoy an afternoon of family fun on Oakville's beautiful lakefront at the Mayor's Historical Picnic in the Park hosted by the Oakville Historical Society. Pack a lunch and lawn chairs and settle in for a day of live music, dancing and family fun at this relaxing, free event.
Lakeside Park
144 Front Street, Oakville
Sunday, June 12; Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Mississauga Waterfront Festival
The Mississauga Waterfront Festival is celebrating 20 years with tons of family-friendly activities anyone can enjoy.  This fun-packed weekend includes a carnival, live entertainment, sports and games, arts and crafts and food vendors. The open-air market will operate day and night showcasing the multicultural lifestyle and cuisine of the city.
Port Credit Memorial Park
32 Stavebank Road, Mississauga
Friday, June 17; 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 18; 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 19; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Veterans Salmon Derby
Show your support towards veterans and spend a fun-filled day on the shores of Lake Ontario with this fishing and boating derby hosted by HAVET Inc., a non-partisan organization that fosters supportive relationships between business, the public and Canadian Armed Forces Veterans in need. Be sure to stay until the end to see who wins the weigh-in for biggest fish caught followed by an awards ceremony for the Vets and a BBQ.
Bronte Harbour (launch ramp)
2340 Ontario Street, Oakville
Saturday, June 18

The Co-Operators Oakville Family Ribfest
Eat all the ribs you can handle from several different ribbers at this Rotary sponsored fundraising event featuring live music from dozens of great bands, a free Kid's Play Zone, artisans, crafters, shopping in the Marketplace, a midway carnival and lots more. Pets are not allowed, there will be a Barks and Rec doggie day care near the main gates. Admission is free, parking available for free at the Oakville Town Hall or for $10 at White Oaks Boulevard with a free shuttle that will take you to the event grounds. All proceeds from the event help to support projects from the Oakville Trafalgar Rotary Club. Go online for more details.
Sheridan College
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
Friday, June 24; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.Ӭ
Saturday, June 25; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.Ӭ
Sunday, June 26; 11 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Secret Gardens of Oakville
A self-guided tour of Oakville's private gardens is sure to delight and inspire both new and experienced gardeners alike. Hosted by the Oakville Horticulture Society, tickets are available for $15 each or $25 for two beginning in May at Agram Garden Centre, Ann's Flower Boutique, Bulow Garden Centre (both locations), Cudmore's Garden Centre, Heaven Scent Flowers and Sage Gardening. Tickets will also be available at the OHS Plant Sale, taking place on Saturday, May 21 at Munn's United Church.
Private Residences, Oakville
Sunday, June 26; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington Canada Day Celebration
Listed as one of Festivals & Events Ontario's Top 100 events, Burlington's celebration will feature stilt-walking buskers, face painting and balloon animals, a Scholars in Collars dog show, multiple performances on the main stage including the White Pine Dancers, Chinese Performing Arts Society, Symphony on the Bay and more, plus a special performance by headliner Alee. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with yoga then gets into full swing at noon and closes with a fireworks display starting at 10 p.m.
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Road, BurlingtonӬ
Friday, July 1; 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.