This July 13th, Oakville will be hosting its annual Midnight Madness event. Over the past 41 years, downtown Oakville closes its streets on this night, allowing pedestrians to walk freely and shop until midnight. Stellar sidewalk sales, live music and entertainment, and great food are just a few things Midnight Madness has to offer. Oakville’s biggest retail event of the year is something to look forward to every summer. Residents from all over the GTA come to the downtown core to experience the fun-filled evening.
Downtown Oakville has a rich historical background as well as a number of contemporary business and cultural opportunities. Established in 1827, Oakville was initially dependent on the shipping industry for economic production, which was aided by its location on the shores of Lake Ontario.
In the modern era, Oakville’s proximity to Lake Ontario is still an important aspect for the town, culturally and economically. The harbour located in downtown Oakville attracts many visitors and tourists each year. The downtown core backs onto Lake Ontario, providing a peaceful backdrop to the cultural hub. The charming town centre is energetic and lively, with high-end clothing stores, beautiful patios, and unique, one-of-a-kind shops.
This July, celebrate the season and join the community this summer at Oakville’s Midnight Madness event!