Come experience local events in Bronte! With unmatched views of the harbour, one-of-a-kind stores and exceptional restaurants, we are the place to be for lakeside concerts, community connection and family entertainment.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2023:
The Hollyberry Fair at Church of the Epiphany
141 Bronte Rd
Enjoy a delightful Christmas fair at Church of the Epiphany – A Blessed Baskets table, Silent Auction, Jewellery stall, Christmas Decorations Table, Craft Table, Bake and Deli Tables, Book Table, Tea/Lunch Room AND Cider and Shortbread to greet everyone!
Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 9am to 1pm
At Home in Bronte for the Holidays
Bronte Market Square – 2445 Lakeshore Rd W
Ring-in the season with friends and neighbours at the Bronte Village tree lighting celebration! Enjoy holiday treats from local vendors, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus and festive entertainment. Everyone is welcome – the more the merrier…literally!
Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 3pm to 7pm
Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30pm!
The Bronte Legion 6th Annual Handmade Market
79 Jones St
Local artists will be selling beautiful items that will make perfect gifts for the holiday season. Free admission – food and drinks available to purchase from Zara’s On Wheels.
Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 10am to 5pm
Library ON THE GO Book Bike
RBC – 2329 Lakeshore Rd W
The Oakville Public Library’s Library ON THE GO Book Bike is back in Bronte for the winter season! Tucked inside of RBC, think of it as an ice cream truck…but for books! This amenity features reading material for all ages that you can take or borrow.
Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs – 9:30am to 5pm
Friday – 9:30am to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 4pm
Sunday – Closed
PAST EVENTS (2023):
The BIA-Sponsored events listed below were brought to you by the vibrant businesses of Bronte Village.
Want to learn basic bird identification skills, learn local birds, and explore hotspots in Oakville for bird activity? Join Oakvillegreen at the Butterfly Gazebo for a walk around Bronte Harbour.
Explore the harbour, from the marina to Bronte Beach Park, looking for different birds in different environments. Oakvillegreen will provide background on popular species and tips and tricks for supporting local birds. The walk is approximately 2km, occasionally on uneven terrain.
Binoculars can be loaned for this FREE event. Register here.
Saturday, May 6 – 8:30am to 10:30am
Saturday, June 3 – 8:30am to 10:30am
Bandology, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to music for kids, will be hosting FREE bucket drumming workshops all summer long. Fun for ages 5 to 95, stop by and learn about the power of music, collaboration and community. No experience required.
Saturday, May 6 – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, May 13 – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, May 20 – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, May 27 – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, June 3 – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, June 10 – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, June 17 – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, June 24 – 1pm to 3pm
OFFA, Film.ca and the businesses of the Bronte BIA present a FREE Movie Under the Stars. The featured film will be a classic – Jurassic Park! Bring a chair or a blanket, invite your friends and family to join you and sit back and enjoy as dinosaurs take over Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park for the night. Free popcorn and water will be available.
The movie will begin around 9pm, but arrive early to get a good seat and to take part in the OFFA giveaways!
Friday, June 16
Bronte Lake Notes is returning to the sails stage Thursdays at 7pm in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. Featuring contemporary music from hot local bands, the FREE concerts are for everyone – young and old – and invite audiences to dance, sing and celebrate together while enjoying gorgeous views of the harbour. This event is presented by The Bronte Historical Society and sponsored by RBC, Amica and the Bronte BIA.
June 22 – The Dave Murphy Band
June 29 – Fiddlestix
July 6 – Jack de Keyzer
July 13 – Pretzel Logic
July 20 – LMT Connection
July 27 – Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
August 3 – Tony Paglia & The Nomads
August 10 – The Thomas Nelson Band
August 17 – The Dave Murphy Band
August 24 – Jack de Keyzer
August 31 – Fiddlestix
Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and join the Bronte Historical Society for a FREE walking tour of our district. Starting at Sovereign House, you’ll enjoy a fascinating and informative tour while you learn about Bronte from a historical lens. Develop an enhanced understanding of where Bronte has been and where it’s going. Each walk departs at 3pm and will last for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Please register for your walking tour today.
Wednesday, June 28
Wednesday, July 12
Wednesday, July 26
Wednesday, August 9
Wednesday, August 23
Wednesday, September 6
Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, October 4
All welcome! Food trucks, kids activities, live music and more!
Fiddlestix on stage at 12:30pm
Stone the Radio on stage at 6:30pm
Special Guest Elvis (Mel Priest)
Hosted by DJ Rick
Saturday, July 1 from noon until 11pm
Showcasing the amazing musical talents of the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton’s Steel Band, enjoy FREE performances that are sure to get you moving and feeling the joys of summer!
July 4 from 2:30 to 3:30pm
July 18 from 2:30 to 3:30pm
August 15 from 2:30 to 3:30pm
August 22 from 2:30 to 3:30pm
Plus, an extra special (evening) opening-act performance with the Oakville Wind Orchestra on July 25!
The Oakville Wind Orchestra, Canada’s oldest community concert band, invites you join them for six FREE family-friendly lakeside concerts. Bring a chair and take a musical journey through the ages! Each performance starts at 7pm and runs for 1-hour.
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1 & 8
Did you know August is African, Caribbean and Black Canadian Appreciation Month in Oakville? Come and celebrate the contributions, culture and diversity of Afro Caribbean communities and beyond through music. Produced by @blingeventsinternational, the CRAFT Live-Afro Caribbean Canadian Waterfront Fete is a FREE, fun-packed event for the whole family!
Saturday, August 26 – 3pm to 11pm (live music, vendors, performances & DJ)
The Oakville Public Library will offer programming 3-4 times per week, which will include storytimes, “book talks”, STEAM based sessions, Nature-based programming, and Maker programming for audiences of all-ages. More details coming soon!
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10am to 1pm starting June 19
Connect with friends, neighbours and nature as you relax with a book. The Oakville Public Library’s Library ON THE GO Book Bike is back in Bronte for the summer! Think of it as an ice cream truck…but for books! This amenity features reading material for all ages that you can take or borrow. Come and connect, come and enjoy!
Weekdays (weather permitting)
Mark your calendar because the fabulous businesses of the Bronte BIA are throwing a party…a Block Party! Enjoy fun & free activities for all-ages while you stroll along Bronte Road. For event details, click here.
Saturday, September 9 from 11am to 5pm
Other Upcoming Bronte Happenings:
The Oakville Art Society presents its Members’ Exhibition and Sale at Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre, running from May 17 to September 11, 2023. Come see the art of many talented local artists in mediums ranging from pastels, oils, acrylics, water colours, photography and mixed media.
May 17 until September 11
Recognize the service of Canadian veterans while you enjoy a FREE outdoor adventure on Lake Ontario! Meet at 6am under the gazebo for a day of fishing with veterans, followed by an afternoon BBQ, fish weigh-in and awards ceremony.
Saturday, June 10 – 6am
Participate in the 2nd annual 5k Walk2Remember to build community, feel connection, remember loved ones lost to suicide, or walk in solidarity with those impacted by suicide. Invite friends and family to walk with you!
All proceeds will help fund suicide loss support services, including Closed and Open Support Groups, Individual Grief Counselling, Trauma Therapy, Peer Support Program, and Wellness Activities – all offered at no cost to suicide loss grievers.
Walk, donate, or sponsor!
Saturday, June 17 – 10am to 2pm
Join the Bronte Historical Society in celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day with a FREE guided walk of the Moccasin Trail with Indigenous Knowledge Guide Stephen Paquette. Meet at the kiosk at Rebecca St and Mississaga St at 6:45pm. The walk will conclude at Sovereign House.
Tuesday, June 20 – 6:45pm
A fundraiser for the Bronte Historical Society – door prizes & a raffle!
Sunday, June 25 – 11am to 3pm
Enjoy a delicious spaghetti meal at Church of Epiphany. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. All are welcome!
Sunday, June 25 – 12pm to 2pm & 5pm to 7pm
Enjoy an evening of FREE performances and family fun at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park on Saturday July 1. Activities and food trucks will open at 6pm with fireworks at 10pm (weather permitting). More details to come.
Saturday, July 1 – starts at 6pm, fireworks at 10pm
Art in the Park features more than 175 artists and artisans from across Canada. Every medium is represented: traditional oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, glass, ceramics, photography, mixed media, sculptures and fine jewellery. Visitors will get to meet the artists and learn about the works they have created.
Admission is $5 (children under 12 are FREE).
Monday, August 7 – 10am to 5pm
Explore the richness of Latin culture through food, dance, music and art exhibitions.
August 11, 12 & 13