What’s On Oshawa Weekend June 10 & 11 2017

No plans? All the brilliant things to do around Oshawa this weekend are right here:

The City of Oshawa presents the 13th annual Peony Festival! This free event displays 300 types of peonies in the gardens and 100’s more inside Children’s Arena. Artisans, live music, food, gardening seminars, community displays and more are all part of this festival. Plus visit the What’s On Oshawa table and enter to win TWO giveaways from local businesses! June 10 & 11, 2017. 10 am to 4 pm. Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens, Oshawa. FREE. 

The Canadian Automotive Museum hosts the Cars & Cupcakes Walking Tour, a new tour highlighting the history of automotive manufacturing in downtown Oshawa. Downtown Oshawa has been home to the McLaughlin Carriage Company, McLaughlin Motor Company, and General Motors of Canada, but today only a few remnants of the city’s former industrial past remain in the downtown core. Expert guides will explore the streetscape and bring to life the people and places that made Oshawa “Canada’s Motor City.” Tour includes coffee and cupcake from Cupcake Goodness. June 10 2017. 10 am to 12 pm. Tour begins at the Canadian Automotive Museum, 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. Tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the museum the day of the tour for $15+HST. Children under 5 are free. 

Spend the day with Oshawa’s local firefighters at Community Fire Safety Day! Learn about fire safety, meet the firefighters, take a fire truck tour, and watch safety demonstrations. Harvey’s restaurant will be sponsoring a barbecue with all donations going to Camp Bucko, a camp for burn victims. June 10 2017. 10 am to 3 pm. Firehall 5, 1550 Harmony Rd N, Oshawa. FREE. 

Head to Tooley Mill Park in Courtice for Kids in the Park! The fun includes jumping castles, games, magician, decorate your own cupcake and cotton candy! Please bring a non-perishable food item to help those in need. June 10 2017. 12 pm to 3 pm. 71 Old Kingston Road, Courtice. FREE. 

It’s Tank Saturday at the Ontario Regiment Museum, where the kick off theme is Operation Desert Storm, the Gulf War. Watch a live vehicle demonstration with tanks and armoured vehicles! Military vehicle rides available on-site during the day (additional cost).  Admission includes access to the museum that houses artifacts, medals, weapons and uniforms covering 150 years of military history from the Fenian Raids of 1866 to the conflicts of today. Visit the vehicle bay to get up-close with the large collection of military vehicles and Tanks, and see Gulf War Tanks and military vehicles that actually participated in the 1991 conflict! June 10 2017. Gates open at 10 am, vehicle rides from 10:30 am – 3 pm. Live vehicle show at 1 pm. Adults $10, Student/Senior $5, under 12s FREE. 

Haven’t cried enough recently? A Dog’s Purpose is playing at Cineplex Family Favourites.  June 10 2017. Cineplex Theatres, 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa. 11 am. $2.99 per ticket. 

It’s the Oshawa Comic Con Batman Day! Come join Brampton Batman and celebrate all things superhero, plus get a picture with the ’89 Batmobile! Includes an Injustice tournament and Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe tournament with prizes, Free-to-Play Batman LEGO and lots of other games! June 10 2017. 15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa. 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is Free with 2 cans of food or $2. 

Load up on Ontario farm fresh products at the brand new second location of the North Oshawa Farmers Market at Durham College! Find local produce, meats, pastries, and other goods every other Sunday until October. June 11 2017. 9 am to 2 pm. Founders Lot 2, Durham College. 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. FREE. 

Celebrate nature inspired by the Peony Festival at OPG Second Sundays at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.  Discover new ways to make pinwheels, paper flowers, and butterflies! June 11 2017. 1 pm to 3 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE. All ages. Drop in. 

North Durham Nature and Uxbridge Recreation is hosting the 150 Species Challenge Nature Event! Enjoy guided walks, kids scavenger hunt, free apples and prizes! June 11 2017. 9:30 am. Uxbridge Countryside Preserve, 12 Welwood Dr. Uxbridge.  Meet at the tent in the parking lot on east side (back) of Walmart/ Rona. Call Derek 905-852-5432 for more info.



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