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Oshawa Peony Festival goes virtual

The City of Oshawa has announced the 16th annual Peony Festival will move online at

Named one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals and Events for eight consecutive years, the virtual festival will run June 8 to 26, with special features that include videos of the gardens, expert talks, gardening tips and online crafts for children.

Community members are invited to submit one submission of their own artistic interpretation of the flower in any art medium, including photographs for the Peony Festival Art Contest.

The city is encouraging community members to share their past photos and stories illustrating their previous memories at the Peony Festival by tagging @OshawaCulture on Twitter with the hashtags #OurOshawa, #OshEvents and #OshawaPeonies. Select memories and images will be shared on the City’s social media platforms.

In support of the provincial government’s efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the city will provide the peony blooms virtually at and

For full details and information on the virtual Peony Festival, including the art contest, visit or call 905-436-3311.