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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 2024:

Bandology Bucket Drumming Workshops

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park – Willow Tree

Bandology, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to music for kids, will be hosting FREE bucket drumming workshops every Saturday in May & June from 1pm to 3pm. Fun for ages 1 to 99, stop by and learn about the power of music, collaboration and community. No experience required.

The Bronte Pollinator Garden

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park – Under the Sails

Join Oakvillegreen Conservation Association Tuesday, May 28 from 4pm to 6pm and help to create a Bronte Pollinator Garden! 🌸

The canoe was part of a community art project led by Arthouse Halton and now we want you to help transform it into a garden that will attract 🐝 & 🦋.

Register at the link below. Everyone welcome!

🔗 www.oakvillegreen.org/events-calendar

Oakville Festivals of Film & Art: Movie Under the Stars

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park – Gazebo

OFFAFilm.ca and the businesses of the Bronte BIA present a FREE Movie Under the Stars. The featured film is Back to the Future! Bring a chair or a blanket, invite your friends and family to join you and sit back and enjoy the show!

The movie will begin around 9pm, but arrive early to get a good seat and to take part in the OFFA giveaways!

Friday, June 7

Host a Veteran’s Derby

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Saturday, June 8 is the 11th Annual Veteran’s Salmon Derby in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. 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. Register in advance.

Oakville Pride Night

The Wine Bar – 2362 Lakeshore Rd W

Date: Wednesday, June 19
Time: 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: The Wine Bar – 2362 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville
Tickets: $20 (funds raised will support the 2nd annual Halton Pride Parade on July 14)

Hosted by PRISM in partnership with the Bronte BIA – celebrate PRIDE at PRISM’s first ever event in Oakville. Enjoy live music, yummy appetizers and, of course, great wine!

Performance by: Bourbon Brown

Register in Advance: miltonprism@gmail.com

OPL Under the Sails

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Spend your summer with the Oakville Public Library! Starting June 13 in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, join the OPL on Thursday mornings for family storytime fun! Get moving and grooving with stories and songs (ages 6M to 5Y) and stick around for all-ages play. Families will enjoy intergenerational games, the Bronte ON THE GO Book Bike and OPL activities in the park. 

9:30am – Family Storytime
10am – All-ages Play

Bronte Lake Notes

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park – Sails Stage

Bronte Lake Notes is returning to the sails stage Thursdays at 7pm in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park starting June 20 until August 29. 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 the Bronte BIA, Amica Senior Lifestyles, Viva Retirement Communities, Visit Oakville, The Town of Oakville and Catania Worldwide.

June 20 – Dave Murphy Band

June 27 – Fiddlestix

July 4 – Thomas Nelson Band

July 11 – LMT Connection

July 18 – Tianna Woods
…full summer line-up coming soon!

Walk & Talk History

Sovereign House – 7 West River Street

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.

June 26
July 10
July 24
August 7
August 21* (starts at 9am)
September 4
September 18
October 2

Canada Day at The Bronte Legion

79 Jones Street

All welcome! Food trucks, kids’ activities, live music and more!

12pm to 11pm

Town of Oakville Canada Day Celebration

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

On July 1, starting at 4pm in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, you’re invited to join the Town of Oakville’s fun-filled evening of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, tasty food trucks and dazzling fireworks display (weather permitting). Take the free shuttle from Bronte GO Station provided by the Town of Oakville.

Oakville Wind Orchestra Summer Concert Series

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park – Gazebo

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 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Aug 6

The Bronte Farmers’ Market

Bronte Market Square – 2445 Lakeshore Road W

The market operates every Sunday from July 7 to August 25 from 11am to 3pm. Shop local, enjoy live performances – and delight in the fresh produce, tasty treats and unique finds at the first-ever Bronte Farmers’ Market!

Vendor List

ISKCON Festival of India

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Delight in a vibrant celebration of Indian culture at the ISKCON Festival of India!

Activities and performances start at 3pm in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park; henna, yoga, live entertainment, a free vegetarian feast and a parade! 

Sunday, July 7 at 3pm

Oakville Latino Festival

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Celebrate the vibrancy and richness of Latin culture at the 3rd Annual Oakville Latino Festival! Spend a day (or the entire weekend!) enjoying food, dance, music and art in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park.

July 26, 27, 28

Art in the Park

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Art in the Park is back Monday, August 5 from 10am to 5pm! The event will feature more than 180 artists and artisans from across Canada. Every medium will be represented, from traditional oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings to glass, ceramics, photography, mixed media, sculptures and fine jewellery.

Bring your pup – dogs are welcome!

Admission is $10 (cash only), children 12 and under are free.

CRAFT Live Afro-Caribbean Canadian Waterfront Fete

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Come together to dance, sing and celebrate the vast contributions and influences of African, Caribbean and Black Canadians in shaping our community, culture and economy.

Produced by BLingeventsinternational, the event will feature amazing music (Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Steelpan, R&B, Afro Beats, Disco, Jazz, Blues, and Funk & Soul!) vendors and a live DJ. Free and fun for all ages, this celebration of culture is not to be missed!

Saturday, August 31 – 3pm to 11pm

The Bronte Block Party

On Bronte Rd between Marine Dr & Ontario St

Join the businesses of the Bronte BIA as we party in the street and kickoff Culture Days in Oakville!

Free activities for all ages
Live performances all day
Meet our wonderful local business owners and community partners
Rain or shine
Dogs welcome

Saturday, September 21 from 11am to 5pm

Generously sponsored by The Residences at Bronte Lakeside with support from the Town of Oakville.

 

At Home in Bronte for the Holidays

Bronte Market Square -2445 Lakeshore Road W

The businesses of the Bronte BIA present AT HOME IN BRONTE FOR THE HOLIDAYS on Saturday, November 23 from 3pm to 7pm in Bronte Market Square.

This is your official invitation to bundle-up, pack your jingle bells and ring-in the season with friends and neighbours because it’s going to be a tree-mendously merry time!