What’s On Oshawa Weekend Sept 30 & October 1

Doors Open Oshawa is an annual event where you can explore different heritage and cultural sites in Oshawa!  Spend a day discovering local history first-hand and celebrate our community heritage, including Camp X, Parkwood Estate, UOIT and Durham College, Cowan House, plus many more! September 30 2017. 10 am to 4 pm. Various locations. FREE. 

Experience Oktoberfest without leaving Oshawa! Club Loreley is hosting a Saturday afternoon Biergarten on September 30 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm, serving German and Craft Beers on tap from premier brands and Brock Street Brewing Co., plus games, contests, prizes, pretzels, BBQ sausage on a bun, and music by Joey Vann
Admission $5.00 p.p. (entry only). There will also be a dinner and dance at 6 pm on Saturday, click here for details.

Head west to Whitby for Heritage Day, the largest one-day event held in historic downtown Whitby!  Explore the history of downtown Whitby, plus vendors, farmers market, performances, a Kids’ Zone with inflatables, face painting, and pony rides, and much more! September 30 2017. 10 am to 4 pm. 201 Brock St. S., Whitby. FREE. 

Lace up for a good cause at the 26th Annual Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure! It’s the largest single day, volunteer-led national event in support of breast cancer research, health education, advocacy and support programs.  October 1 2017. Opening ceremonies at 9:30 am, run begins at 10 am. Lakeview Park, Oshawa.  Registration $45. 

Join the Oshawa Active Transportation Advisory Committee Sunday Morning Coffee Ride! Come get your Sunday morning java fix with volunteer members of The Oshawa Active Transportation Advisory Committee (O.A.T.A.C) for a slow relaxed ride to our downtown coffee shops using on-road bike routes.  Meet at Northview Community Centre, parking available there as well.  Registration / Sign Up at 10 am. Recommended ages 16+.  October 1, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 150 Beatrice Street East, Oshawa. FREE. 

Put your best glad rags on and get ready to party like it’s 1945 at the Victory Garden Party at Parkwood National Historic Site! Dress up in 1940s style for a chance to win prizes, explore historic fashions and cars, music, displays and activities, and special “rationed” mansion tours of key interior spaces with a WWII story to tell. Admission at the gate is $10 p/p or tickets may be purchased online at the @parkwoodestate Facebook page. October 1 2017. 270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. 11 am to 4 pm. $10. 

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is celebrating Culture Days with free family art making! October 1 2017. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 1 pm to 3 pm. FREE. 

Whitby’s Station Gallery is opening their doors for Culture Days with drop in pring making with the SG Pop-Up team! October 1 2017. 10 am to 4 pm. 1450 Henry Street, Whitby. FREE. 

Head to the Oshawa Museum for Sunday FUNday where Visitor Hosts will be on hand in the Verna Conant Gallery at Guy House to show you all of these genuine Victorian and Edwardian era artifacts! Test out our new carpet sweeper, or hand pump butter churn, try photographing your friend with a vintage Kodak! Browse through Oshawa newspapers from Canada’s Centennial and Oshawa’s Semicentennial or 50th Anniversary as a City. October 1 2017. 12 pm to 4 pm.  Oshawa Museum in Lakeview Park, Oshawa.  FREE. 

Every child needs a Superhero! The Durham Superhero Walk is a 5K Fun walk that is open to all residents of Durham and for all ages. The Durham Superhero Walk supports our most vulnerable children in Durham region, those affiliated with the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. Held in the month of October to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness month, the Durham community is invited to come and participate in this annual event. October 1 2017. 11 am to 2 pm. Purple Woods Conservation Area, 38 Coats Road, Oshawa. $25, under 5s free. 

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