It’s all for the kids this weekend as Oakville and Burlington both celebrate Children’s Festivals, and multiculturalism is feted throughout the GTA. See what’s happening for kids and families this weekend, August 17–18, 2019.
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Top Picks This Weekend
Here are our favourite things coming up for kids and families this weekend in the Greater Toronto Area.
PORT CREDIT • Friday and Saturday
Local performers and those from around the world perform acts ranging from acrobatic to magic, juggling to breakdancing, and more. Event website.
Dundas Cactus Festival
DUNDAS • Friday to Sunday
A midway, baby contest, kid shows, train rides, face painting, live music, local vendors, and a street sale make up the Dundas Cactus Festival. Event website.
MISSISSAUGA • Friday and Saturday
All things Italian are celebrated with food, crafts, and entertainment, while kids can enjoy face painting, hockey and soccer challenges, and fun inflatables. Event website.
OSHAWA • Friday to Sunday
The Rotary Club hosts this Ribfest, with a midway, children’s activities, live entertainment, and the meaty treat of the summer–ribs. Event website.
GTA Azaadi Festival
MILTON • Saturday
A parade, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and multicultural vendors and displays are all a part of this festival. Event website.
BRAMPTON • Saturday
The food, art, sports, and entertainment of 15 different cultures are featured at this celebration of diversity. Event website.
Oakville Children’s Festival
OAKVILLE • Saturday
Splash ‘N’ Boots headlines this festival that’s full of hands-on activities, interactive shows, workshops, and fun for the whole family. Event website.
BURLINGTON • Sunday
Children’s entertainment like ventriloquists, magicians, inflatables, stilt walkers, and meet-and-greets are all part of Burlington’s Children’s Festival. Event website.
Hope Eid Annual Picnic
HAMILTON • Sunday
Celebrate Eid with delicious food and fun activities like bubble soccer, biking, water sports, and more. Event website.