Fiesta Week 2012:
Presented by the Oshawa Folk Arts Council, Fiesta Week is an annual family friendly multicultural festival that features European, Asian, and Caribbean food and culture.
Fiesta Week starts on Father’s Day. This year, it will run from June 17 to June 23. The week kicks off with the Fiesta Parade, starting at 12:30 on the 17th on Centre Street near King Street. The parade is followed by the Fiesta Concert in Memorial Park.
Throughout the week, you can sample food and catch live entertainment at pavilions around Oshawa. A Fiesta passport is required to enter and can be purchased for $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors. Children 14 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
This year there are 15 themed pavilions, featuring Greek, Serbian, Hungarian, Caribbean, Ukrainian, French, Italian, Polish, German, Portuguese, and Romanian food and culture.
More information can be found at http://fiestaweek.ca, including pavilion locations.
This year marks the 8th season for Oshawa’s Peony Festival. It takes place in Oshawa Valleyview Botanical Gardens, and features 300 types of peonies in the gardens and 100 more in the Children’s Arena. The festival also includes artisans, live music, food, gardening seminars and community displays.
The Peony Festival is free and runs from 10 AM to 4 PM this Saturday and Sunday at 155 Arena Street, Oshawa, Ontario. A site map and other information can be found at http://www.oshawa.ca.
Classic Albums Live at Regent Theatre:
It’s not too late to get your tickets for tonight’s Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon. The show starts at 8:00 PM at the Regent Theatre.
Classic Albums Live was founded in 2003 by Craig Martin. It takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage.
Dark Side of the Moon was an immediate success for Pink Floyd, topping the Billboard chart for one week and remaining in the charts for 741 weeks, from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history.