maple syrup festivals

Maple syrup festivals

The trees are ready to be tapped–maple syrup harvest season has arrived! Durham Region is jam-packed with celebrations and festivals to welcome this sweet annual treat. Visit the Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival from March 8 to 16, 22 and 23, and 29 and 30; the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival on March 29 and 30; and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Maple Syrup Day on March 29.

What’s happening in Durham Region

Jan. 12 to March 3                    
Exhibit: The Business of Fur
Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives, Scugog

Feb. 20 to March 1
Wait Until Dark
Town Hall 1873 Centre for Performing Arts, Scugog

March 1
Rediscovering Identity: The Power of Photography Exhibit Opening
Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre, Clarington

March 1                    
Durham Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
Hebron Christian Reform Church, Whitby

March 2                    
Clarington Sport and Leisure Fair
Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, Clarington

March 3                    
Curator on the Go presents: The Daves I know
Brooklin Community Centre and Library, Whitby

March 7
Trafalgar 24
Trafalgar Castle, Whitby

March 7                 
RMG Fridays
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

March 8
Comedian Derek Edwards
LiveAct (Formerly Class Act Dinner Theatre), Whitby

March 9
OPG Second Sundays
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

March 10 to 14
Photo Fun & Tours: March Break at the Museum
Oshawa Community Museum, Oshawa

March 20                 
Synchronicities: Art & Cinema Part II
Station Gallery, Whitby

March 20 and 21
2014 All-Star Game: Volleyball and Basketball
Durham College, Oshawa

March 21                   
Grammy Winner Johnny Winter and his band, with special guest openers the Jimmy Bowskill Band
Uxbridge Music Hall, Uxbridge

March 22
Spring Model Train Flea Market
Baseline Community Hall, Clarington

March 22                  
Hungarian Impressions with Haiou Zhang
Regent Theatre, Oshawa

March 22                    
Brooklin Wood Carvers 24th Annual Woodcarving Show and Competition
Heydenshore Pavilion, Whitby

March 22
Swing Into Spring!
Windreach Farm, Whitby

March 23                 
Earth Hour
Port Whitby Marina, Whitby

March 27 to April 6                
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Town Hall 1873 Centre for Performing Arts, Scugog

March 28                   
Whitby Brass Band Spring Celebration Concert
Hebron Christian Reform Church, Whitby

March 28
Rik Emmett
Annandale Golf & Country Club, Ajax

March 29
Elton Rohn in Concert
LiveAct (Formerly Class Act Dinner Theatre), Whitby

March 30
Lunch with Legends – Neil Diamond
LiveAct (Formerly Class Act Dinner Theatre), Whitby



On Sunday, Feb. 2, head to the McLean Community Centre in Ajax for a cool day of winter family fun at Ajax Winterfest. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the whole family will enjoy professional ice carving, ice painting, carnival games, horse-drawn wagon rides, aboriginal storytelling, rhythm drumming and (weather permitting) snowshoeing and outdoor skating.