Arts in Oshawa
Oshawa has a large number of excellent museums including: the Canadian Automotive Museum at 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa Aeronautical Military and Industrial Museum at 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa Community Museum and Archives at 1450 Simcoe Street South, Parkwood Estate and Gardens at 270 Simcoe Street North, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery at 72 Queen Street.
Music and the arts flourish in Oshawa which is home to the Oshawa- Durham Symphony Orchestra, the Durham Shoestring Performers, and the Oshawa Little Theatre. Outdoor performances are sometimes held at the W A McLaughlin Bandshell in Memorial Park and the Jubilee Pavilion – one of Canada’s oldest ballroom dance floors – located at Lakeview Park.
Oshawa celebrates its multiculturalism every year with Fiesta Week, which is held during the third week in June, and is kicked off with a three day festival held at Lakeview Park, overlooking Lake Ontario. A midway, crafters village, children’s village, beach activities, and fireworks are all part of the festivities. The highlight of Fiesta Week is the Fiesta Parade which includes over 20 different cultural groups and 2,000 participants.