What's Happening in Durham Region


April 2, 9, 16 and 30
Cinechats Film Festival
UOIT/Durham College Campus

April 2 to 11
Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”
Uxbridge Music Hall

April 3 to 5
2nd annual “R” Farms Easter Egg Hunt
“R” Farm, Newcastle

April 4
3rd annual 5k – 10k Easter Dash 2015
1414 King St. E., Courtice

April 4
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Westney Heights Baptist Church, Ajax

April 4
Antique Appraisal Afternoon
Ajax Public Library

April 8
Durham Farm Connections Open House
Luther Vipond Memorial Arena, Brooklin

April 9 to 12
Ringette Provo Championships U12 Petite Provincials
Legends Centre, Oshawa

April 10
RMG Fridays
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

April 10
Popa Chubby
St. Francis Centre, Ajax

April 11
First annual Epic Mac n’ Cheese Competition
Durham College Centre for Food, Whitby

April 11
An Evening of Jazz with The Mikey Murley Trio
Claremont United Church

April 12
OPG Second Sundays: Free Family Fun!
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

April 13 to 24
The Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival
Various venues in Durham Region

April 13
Art Talk | Mobius Loop: Recycling in Art
Station Gallery, Whitby

April 16 to 26
BINGO! The Winning Musical
Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts, Port Perry

April 17
Social Dance with Pat Prout and the Clarington Beech Nuts
Clarington Beech Centre, Bowmanville

April 17 to 19
Pickering Swim Club Rainbow Classic Swim Meet
Pickering Recreation Complex

April 17
Swing into Spring at WindReach Farm
WindReach Farm, Ashburn

April 18
St. Francis Centre, Ajax

April 18
A Musical Salute to the British Isles
Harmony Creek Community Centre, Oshawa

April 19
Run for the Diamond – Uxbridge Half Marathon
Wooden Sticks Golf Course, Uxbridge

April 19
Backwoods Players present “The Old Lady Shows Her Medals”
Brougham Hall, Pickering

April 21
Scott Woods “Fiddling in the key of…EH?”
Clarington Beech Centre, Bowmanville

April 23
Drawing for Art
Station Gallery, Whitby

April 23
Curator Talks
Clarington Museums, Bowmanville

April 24 to 26
Spring Art Festival
Camp Samac, Oshawa

April 24
Diva Night
Downtown Port Perry

April 24
Festival of Authors
Deer Creek Golf Club, Ajax

April 25
Uxbridge Huck Finn Youth Fishing Day
Elgin Park, Uxbridge

April 26
Spring Concert
Forest Brook Community Church, Ajax

April 30
ARTiculate! Durham Catholic District School Board Exhibition
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa


Perfect palette: Studio tours and art festivals in Durham Region

Experience all things “art” at annual studio tours and art festivals in Durham Region. Whether your craft is painting, pottery, sculpture or another medium, enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of making art, and share the ambiance of a creative space.

Some events even offer a unique opportunity to visit the homes and studios of local artists, as well those who occupy living and working spaces in the country.





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Photo: Pictured above is “Clematis,” artwork created by Whitby resident Diane Huson.

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Collaboration and innovation at the fourth annual Durham Tourism Partnership Symposium

The future direction of Durham Region’s thriving tourism industry was showcased among local sector stakeholders on March 27, 2015, at the fourth annual Durham Tourism Partnership Symposium, held at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby.

In order to continue the growth and development of Durham Region’s economy, the Durham Tourism Partnership Symposium featured a tourism industry speaker series with industry experts and a networking session for local businesses—presented by Durham Tourism and Central Counties Tourism.

The event featured two keynote speakers: Nicholas Boothman, inspiring speaker, face-to-face communication expert and world-renowned author; and Mary and Bill Kendrick, tourism industry leaders who spoke about satisfying tourists needs with well-crafted experiences. Other speakers included:

  • Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer, The Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Kathy Weiss, Director, Economic Development and Tourism, The Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Kerri King, Tourism Manager, The Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Ron Munroe, Chairman, Central Counties Tourism
  • Don Terry, Sport Durham Chairman
  • Kathy Marcelline, Partnership Development and Sales, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC)
  • Chuck Thibeault, Executive Director, Central Counties Tourism
  • Eileen Kennedy, Economic Development Coordinator, The Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Katrina Pyke, Coordinator, Museum Operations, Pickering Museum Village
  • Doug Till, Marketing Consultant Film, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)
  • Brian Malcolm, Executive Director, Parkwood Estate

Combined, the presenters updated more than 150 participants on industry initiatives and programs; encouraged collaborations as part of individual business strategies; and armed local tourism businesses with practical advice to help further their success.

For more information about Durham Tourism, visit www.durhamtourism.ca or call 1-800-413-0017.

Photo: Inspiring speaker and world-renowned author Nicholas Boothman, addresses more than 150 people at the fourth annual Durham Tourism Partnership Symposium, held on March 26, 2015, at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby.

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Enter, stage left: Live theatre in Durham Region

Raise the curtain on live theatre! Looking for a different way to spend date night or family night? Hit the town, and check out the local theatre scene in Durham Region






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Celebrate creativity, culture and cuisine at the Durham Festival

Durham Tourism is thrilled to announce that they will be partnering with all eight local area municipalities this summer, to bring residents and visitors the first-ever Durham Festival—a celebration of culture and creativity in Durham Region. This region-wide legacy event will take place from Aug. 13 to 16.

Showcasing the very best of what Durham Region has to offer, this lively event invites people of all ages to experience delicious local food, music, art, culture and creative expression of all varieties.

With the Durham Festival focused on highlighting the region’s diverse multiculturalism, it is expected to attract increased visitation from out-of-town guests, as well as encourage exploration by residents. The majority of events will take place along the region’s stunning Waterfront Trail, while the three northern municipalities will also be featured in the North Durham Village and driving tour map of Durham Region.

Residents and visitors can look forward to the following confirmed events, and expect even more additions in the coming months:

  • The Elevation2015 Cycling Conference in Ajax
  • Picasso’s Picnic in Clarington
  • Woodland Disco and Glowfest in Oshawa
  • Whitby Harbour Days – Regional Festival
  • Taste Ajax
  • Performance in Pickering
  • North Durham Village
  • Ride4United Way Gran Fondo

For more information about the Durham Festival, or for a full list of confirmed events, visit www.durhamfestival.ca or call Durham Tourism at 1-800-413-0017.

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Art is alive in Durham Region!

Art—in its many different forms—has the power to unite us, challenge us and evoke a myriad of emotion within us. Artistic expression is fostered in Durham and can be found at every twist and turn.

From our unique downtown galleries and private studios, to art in the park, to live performances—each experience is distinctly different, making creativity a part of our ever-evolving culture.

Fine art has become wonderfully progressive in recent years. Durham is home to some of the most innovative creators like metal sculptor Geordie Lishman, and teacher James Ruttle, who continue to inspire with their work. While progressive art is soaring to new heights, the Durham community loves to support traditional artists and is always coming up with new ways to celebrate the region’s rich heritage.

When you visit Durham Region, you will be amazed at the way art moves throughout our communities. Our art scene has something to inspire enthusiasts of all ages and tastes. Just open your eyes, take a look around and let our creative spirit draw you in.

Be sure to order a copy of our 2015 Discovery Guide for more information on what to see and do in Durham Region. Visit www.durhamtourism.ca or call 1-800-413-0017.

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Whether you love to play or get your thrills cheering on the sidelines, Durham is a prime sport tourism destination.


They shoot, they score! Spend the afternoon with family or friends rooting on Durham Region’s home teams. Whether its hockey, lacrosse, fast cars or horse racing, we’re lucky to have some of the best professional sports around.


Whether you ski or snowboard, Durham has a hill for you! Embrace the elements at our local ski accommodations, perfect for those who want to go downhill, cross-country or grind rails in a terrain park.


You don’t need a long drive to find the green in Durham Region! Our wide open spaces create the perfect environment for world-class golf courses, and an exceptional golfing experience.

Be sure to order a copy of our 2015 Discovery Guide for more information on what to see and do in Durham Region. Visit www.durhamtourism.ca or call 1-800-413-0017.



March Break is the perfect time of year to enjoy fun activities with family and friends. Not to mention, it marks the final days of winter before the sweet scents of spring start to roll in! There is something for everyone to enjoy in Durham Region — both indoors and out-so read on to find out what’s happening in your community this month! To read about camps and special events taking place during March Break this year, visit the Durham Tourism events calendar.