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.

Spot the Bear

Tree and bridge lighting

Join us for the annual tree and bridge lighting, set for Wednesday December 1 at 6:30pm, at the Lions Heritage bridge park. There will be music, hot chocolate, and of course, the lights!

Durham Fall Fair

Chocolate Bar / Golden Ticket Sale

Durham’s homecoming celebration is July 2022, and we’re raising funds with chocolate! The delicious bars are a whopping 200g for just $10, 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 stocking stuffers!

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). Contact artsfest@townofdurham.ca

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.

Be sure to check back to and follow us on Facebook for updates and info on these events, sports and recreation programs and lots more…


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 Bigfoot on 21

22 West Grey Auto Parts

23 Garafraxa St. Salon & Spa

24 Colpepper’s Ultramar

25 Foodland

26 Riverside Fish & Chips

27 Studio A

28 IDA Pharmacy

29 Strands Hair & Aesthetics

30 Old Town Hall

31 McIntee Real Estate Brokers

32 NFP Insurance

33 Rethreads

34 Eckhardt’s Floral Treasures

35 The Garafraxa Café

36 Godfather’s Pizza

37 The Barber Shop

38 Outdoor Adventures

39 The Mortgage Centre

40 Bath & Biscuit

41 The Co-operators

42 Durham Laudromat

43 Durham Art Gallery

44 Canada Post

45 West Grey Dentistry

46 Tim Summers Tax & Accounting

47 Michael J. McGarry – Lawyer

48 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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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