Upcoming Events

There is always something going on in Durham. Live music, annual poetry, film, art and cultural festivals draw talent and visitors from far and near. Rec-league and minor sports including baseball, soccer, hockey, and curling will keep you active.

Durham Artsfest

Durham Fall Fair September 2-4


Durham Fall Fair

Chocolate Bar / Golden Ticket Sale

Durham’s 150th homecoming celebration was in July 2022, and you can keep the party going with chocolate! These delicious bars are a whopping 200g for $10 or 2 bars for $15, available at most stores in town. Inside 1 out of every 100 wrappers is hidden a Golden Ticket for $25 Durham dollars, which can be spent at participating businesses. Sales are cash-only, no tax. They make great gifts!

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Discover things to see and do…

  • Go swimming and/or camping at the Durham Conservation Area.
  • Visit one of our art galleries: Jest Arts or Durham Art Gallery
  • Check out the amazing view of the Saugeen River from the Heritage Railway Bridge.
  • Try your hand at fly fishing on the river or trout fishing at Wilmer Trout Ponds. Fishing in Ontario
  • Bring your bike and go cycling in nearby forests.
  • Explore scenic McGowan Falls and historic dams on the Saugeen River.
  • Take a self-guided tour of downtown murals (see below).
  • Have a picnic at one of our beautiful parks (see below).
  • Experience small-town hospitality and great food at any of our restaurants.
  • Take a stroll downtown and find treasures all your own.
  • Join us for any of the annual festivals.


1 Crowndale Accounting

2 Saunders Men’s Wear

3 Jest Arts

4 Billiards

5 At the movies

6 Bridgeport Dental Clinic

7 The Colour Jar

8 Young’s Garden

9 Chicory Common


11 Northern Credit Union

12 Durham Florist

13 RBC FInancial Group

14 Becker’s


16 Century 21 Cedar Glen

17 CMR Insurance

18 Going Once, Going Twice…

19 The Bookstore

20 Relax by Christine

21 West Grey Auto Parts

22 Garafraxa St. Salon & Spa

23 Sills Photography

24 Cannabis Grey Bruce

25 Colpepper’s Ultramar

26 Foodland

27 Riverside Fish & Chips

28 Studio A

29 Mini & Me

30 IDA Pharmacy

31 Strands Hair & Aesthetics

32 Old Town Hall

33 McIntee Real Estate Brokers

34 NFP Insurance

35 Rethreads

36 Eckhardt’s Floral Treasures

37 The Garafraxa Café

38 Godfather’s Pizza

39 Rocky Raccoon Café

40 The Barber Shop

41 Outdoor Adventures

42 The Mortgage Centre

43 Bath & Biscuit

44 The Co-operators

45 Durham Laundromat

46 Durham Art Gallery

47 Canada Post

48 West Grey Dentistry

49 Tim Summers Tax & Accounting

50 Michael J. McGarry – Lawyer

51 Fallis, Fallis & Macmillan – Law Firm


1 Saugeen Conservation Area – Hiking, swimming, camping, playground

2 Heritage Park – Shelter, pedestrian rail bridge

3 Durham Wading Pool

4 Old Town Hall Park – Playground, picnic area

5 Veterans Memorial Park – Monument

6 Vicker’s Park – Picnic shelter, river path

7 Riverside Park – Picnic area, river view


1 “1872/2022” by JP Morel

2 “Saugeen Country” by Allen Hilgendorf

3 “People’s Parade” by JP Morel

4 “Wild Things Parade” by JP Morel

5 ”McGowan Falls” by Allen Hilgendorf

6 “Last Supper” by Allen Hilgendorf

7 “Wood Show” by Allen Hilgendorf

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“When I think of Durham, I think of New Rural. There’s a growing desire for sustainability; and Durham is ahead of most small towns in terms of culture, music, and beauty. It’s a great place to start afresh.”

Mark Stovel, new resident & business owner

Fshing on the Saugeen River