Welcome to Year 2 of Crossing Point Festival – an exciting weekend on July 26th & 27th to discover diverse Canadian music in the heart of the City of Oshawa!
This year’s headliner is great Canadian band The Wooden Sky on Saturday night! Friday night has special featured appearances by Julian Taylor & Tanika Charles – see the full lineup on our artists page!
This year we move venues to Memorial Park downtown, and on Saturday night after the main festival event we add a new component to Crossing Point – there will be a 19+ rock & roll afterparty at the Oshawa Music Hall! Both days, festival-goers will be able to enjoy craft beers produced in this region and locally-prepared food! Food and drink vendors to be announced soon!
And we want people of all ages to enjoy Crossing Point every year, which means that we’ve made the festival free to attend for kids aged 0-12 who are coming with adults! Bring a lawnchair or blanket to relax and enjoy – or for those wanting to get real close to the music, there will be an area at the front designated for standing room!
Parking downtown Oshawa in municipal parking spaces is free during the festival, but consider walking, using public transit, or biking down – we’ll have a secure bike corral on site!
At the heart of our festival is the goal to share wonderful music, culture and art with our greater community.
Showcasing the diversity in Canadian music, we present artists from a span of genres in this country who are currently creating music and sparking interests. Expect visual artist installations, art-sales, vendors, beer markets and great food as well!
Festival is rain or shine. Cash only. No pets, service animals welcome.
Why “Crossing Point” as the name? It’s both to represent our mandate of bringing together different genres of music as well as an acknowledgement of the Ojibwa origin of the word “Oshawa”, which loosely translates as “the crossing over place at the stream”.
We are a non-profit corporation registered with the province of Ontario and we exist to enrich the fabric of this region’s cultural landscape.