Summer Fun in Halton

Halton Region is not only a great place to live, it is also a great place to explore. As summer is fast approaching, Halton Region is packed with events and activities for the whole family. Over the summer months, Halton is home to the Sound of Music Festival, RBC Canadian Open, Strawberry Fair, Musictown and many more exciting events that are sure to make your summer one to remember.

Our region is the perfect destination for some of the finest shopping and dining throughout Halton’s Local Municipalities. Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville each host a wide array of events, festivals and attractions throughout the year, especially in the summer months. For a complete list of upcoming events and festivals, visit our Local Municipalities’ websites.

Halton has a rich and diverse landscape featuring beautiful waterfalls and outdoor attractions for people of all ages. Discover Halton by embarking on a hike, bike ride or walk along the Greenbelt Areas, Niagara Escarpment, Conservation Area, Bronte Provincial Park or on one of the region’s local trails. Discover what makes Halton the home of cycling in Ontario and download the Region’s Cycling Map.

Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, Halton also offers a variety of summer water activities along 25 kilometres of waterfront. Visit the lakeshore, take a stroll along a waterfront trail, check out one of the local harbors and enjoy the view at a lakeside restaurant!

Halton’s strong agricultural sector and vibrant rural communities offer residents and visitors an opportunity to experience some of the best local food and farms in Ontario. To learn more about the farms and markets throughout the region, visit Simply Local – Your Guide to Halton Farms.

Beginning in June, Halton Heritage Services will host the Beyond Sit and Stay: Dogs in Our Service exhibitionat the Halton Region Museum located inside Kelso Conservation Area before the exhibit goes on the road travelling to other Halton locations September. Kids can also learn about the Escarpment and its ecosystem by visiting Heritage Service’s online exhibit, Jeff’s Home.

This summer season, choose Halton and discover everything that makes our region a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

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