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.

Many upcoming events are cancelled due to Covid-19-related restrictions.

Most 2020 summer events and festivals have been cancelled or modified due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please check back regularly for updates and new events.

Spot the Bear

Shop Local and spot the Bears!

As you enjoy the offerings of our local stores this holiday season, keep an eye out for a bear portrait hidden in a window… Snap a photo and post to Facebook or Instagram (@durham_bia) for a chance to win $50 Durham dollars!

Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day Celebrations, usually the weekend near July 1

Activities for all ages, from noon until nightfall, Durham ball diamonds/fairgrounds. Hosted by Durham Lions club. Food, live music, kids activities, and spectacular fireworks. Donations accepted. Postponed to 2021.

Durham Artsfest

Durham Arts Fest, usually the weekend after Canada Day

Art displays, an Art Battle, quality live music, craft beer and food vendors. Free admission. Artist applications accepted year-round (see contact page). Postponed to 2021. Contact artsfest@townofdurham.ca

Durham Fall Fair

Durham Fall Fair Labour Day Weekend

Produce and craft competitions, Kids Fun Zone, parade. Hosted by Durham Agricultural Society, since 1858. durhamfallfair.ca Postponed to 2021.

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Discover things to see and do…

  • Go swimming and/or camping at the Durham Conservation Area.
  • Visit the Durham Art Gallery, Ontario’s smallest public 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.
  • Explore scenic McGowan Falls and historic dams on the Saugeen River.
  • Take part in a live music jam.
  • 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.
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Artsfest 2019 - Dancing at Dusk

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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