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August 2022

Surround yourself in summer
Nothing says summer quite like a field of flowers. To find your Instagram-worthy shot, visit one of Durham Region’s flower and lavender farms.


🌻 Pingles Farm (Hampton)
🌻 The Sunflower Farm (Beaverton)
🌻 Bragg Farms (Bowmanville)
🌻 Pinedale Patch (Sunderland)
🌻 Watson Farms (Bowmanville)
🌻 Maple Grove Orchards (Bowmanville)


💜 Crystal Lake Lavender (Greenbank)
💜 Lavender-Blu (Seagrave)
💜 Grey Silo Lavender Farm (Port Perry)


🌼 Whites Creek Flower Farm (Beaverton)
🌼 Coopers CSA Farm (Zephyr)
🌼 Pingles Farm (Hampton)

35 places to experience Durham Region's
vibrant local live music scene
There’s nothing like vibrant live music to kick your day up a notch. Whether you’re looking to discover a new musician at an open mic night, catch a cover of your favourite artist over appetizers or enjoy a fresh air music experience in a park, Durham Region has a diverse and booming music scene for you to discover.

Durham Region is home to significant music industry success stories, including acts such as Shawn Mendes, Daniel Caesar, Lennon Stella, and Juno recognized artists, Dizzy, Meghan Patrick, Crown Lands, and Protest the Hero. And with impressive music industry assets like Durham College’s Music Business Management program, the Oshawa Music Awards (The OMAs) which celebrate music in Durham Region, and the School Alliance of Student Songwriters (SASS) program, you have a pretty good chance of discovering some spectacular shows and new favourite artists.

Durham Region's Emancipation Day celebration is August 6!
The Durham Region Emancipation Day Celebration is August 6 from noon to 2 p.m. Head to Durham Regional Headquarters at 605 Rossland Road East in Whitby for an afternoon of live performances, exhibits, art and African apparel vendors, food vendors, activities for kids and more!

For event details, visit durham.ca/EmancipationDay.
Feast on the Farm comes to Durham Region
Join the Feast On network of foodservice operators and producers for Feast On the Farm taking place September 18 and 19 at Slabtown Cider Co. in Uxbridge.

Feast On the Farm is a two-day, zero-waste event series produced by the Culinary Tourism Alliance multiple times a year. Each event consists of one consumer day followed by an industry day; and showcases the best of Ontario destinations, local food and beverages, and top chef talent.

An extension of the Feast On program, every Feast On the Farm offers programming centered around themes relating to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): no poverty; responsible consumption and production; life below water; and life on land.

Consumer Day

Feast On the Farm’s consumer day provides an interactive and immersive experience where consumers can connect with chefs and producers to celebrate taste of place of the host destination.

Consumers have the opportunity to learn about UN SDGs through interactive activities such as grounds tours.

Consumer day is an intimate daytime event, with no more than 75 guests present.
Feast On the Farm: Durham Region
Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Slabtown Cider Co. (4559 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge)

Industry Day

Industry day offers a combination of discussions and demonstrations with industry experts, hands-on skill building workshops and networking for the foodservice industry.

This day is designed for people who want to learn about sustainable practices, how to incorporate Ontario-grown and raised ingredients into their menus and UN SDGs.

Lunch, snacks and light refreshments are prepared by a chef from a Feast On certified business.

Industry Day is open to all members of the industry, both Feast On and non-Feast On certified stakeholders.
Feast On Industry Day: Durham Region
Monday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Slabtown Cider Co. (4559 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge)
Durham is Home Collection summer sale on now!
Shop the best of the Durham is Home collection online and take advantage of free shipping on orders over $75 until August 25!
The line includes everything from T-shirts and mugs, to hats and everything in between—with 22 community icons that showcase the unique charm, quirks and personalities of the incredible communities that make up Durham Region.
Shop now at ShopDurhamTourism.ca.
Mike Shoreman and Canada's Great Lakes Crossing
By: Mike Shoreman, The Unbalanced Paddleboarder

Meet Mike Shoreman, a local Durham Region mental health advocate, published author, International Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Man of the Year in 2020 and 2021, and a Canadian Disability Hall of Fame Nominee.

His passion project, Canada's Great Lakes Crossing, began in 2021 to raise awareness and money for youth in crisis. He will be the first person with disabilities to cross all five Great Lakes on a SUP this summer. He has already successfully completed Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and is planning Lake Ontario on August 19 to 20, 2022.

Cultural Fusion Fair is coming to Pickering
The City of Pickering and Pickering Rotary Club present a one-of-a-kind festival that will give attendees the opportunity to celebrate the many places where culture has melded and fused to create new beautiful traditions and cultural practices. Enjoy experiences in the arts, sport, entertainment and cuisine.

The event takes place August 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Esplanade Park.
Find more information at pickering.ca/CulturalFusion.
Explore the Sideroads of Scugog
The Township of Scugog is a fresh, clean and green community with some of the best and most scenic agricultural land in Southern Ontario. It's also one of the province's fastest growing arts communities.

The Sideroads of Scugog was created to help visitors explore local destinations as they drive or cycle down the scenic sideroads surrounding the area. A number of local businesses and tourism boards have come together to create a self-guided tour of the sideroads, highlighting the unique destinations worth visiting.
Whether you’re looking for a destination to sit back and enjoy a drink, shop for local goods or to simply take in the beautiful scenery, the Sideroads of Scugog has something for everyone.
Discover more through the Whitby Digital Food Guide
Sip and savour the flavour of Whitby with the first annual Whitby Digital Food Guide!
Home to award-winning restaurants, lively pubs, quaint cafés, mouth-watering bakeries, famers’ markets and more, Whitby is brimming with incredible food and drink to discover this summer and beyond.
Start your culinary adventure at whitby.ca.
Dish Play: Durham Region’s culinary gathering place
Eat, play and gather in Whitby!

Dish Play is an event venue, full-service catering company, corporate gathering space, commercial kitchen rental and public cooking school—specializing in private parties, corporate functions and weddings. Book a class and learn how to make handmade pasta from Celebrity Chef Andrea Nicholson and a roster of professional chefs in a commercial kitchen.

Planning an event? Host up to 150 people in this modern event space and customize a menu to taste.
Upcoming special event:
August 6: Drag Show! Join three Toronto-based drag queens for an unforgettable show! Tickets are $15.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit DishPlay.ca/Play.
Registration for Port Perry Pedals 2022 is now open!
Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned rider or looking for an activity for the whole family, Port Perry Pedals is hosting their second annual cycling event on September 11. This year, Port Perry Pedals will support Grandview Kids and the Oak Ridges Hospice.
Explore multiple routes in the Township of Scugog, ranging from the family friendly 10 kilometre in Port Perry to the 30, 50, 100 and 160 kilometre tours in north Durham. Many of the routes follow some of the spectacular Greenbelt Cycling route.
Admission is $75 per rider for the long courses, or $75 per family for the 10 kilometre. 
Register now to secure your spot. Numbers are limited and all government protocols will be followed.
Follow @PortPerryPedals on Facebook or Instagram for future details about sponsors and prizes.
Winding Roads is back!
After two years of drive-in concerts, Winding Roads is excited to be back under the big tent at Adamson Systems Engineering (1401 Scugog Line 6, Port Perry). On September 17, the party comes back to Port Perry with headliner, Canadian singer-songwriter Tebey, with special guests Red Cup County, The Doozies and Julien Kelland!

Each ticket includes a barbeque dinner prepared by Marwan’s Global Bistro.
Winding Roads is proud to support mentoring programs provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham and to date, have raised more than $225,000! Through one-to-one mentoring and group programs, volunteer Mentors help their Little build self-esteem, learn life skills and make connections in their communities.

Winding Roads is presented by Campkin’s RV Centre, Adamson Systems Engineering and KX96.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit WindingRoadsLive.com.
See what's happening this month in Durham Region
The Durham Tourism online event calendar is your go-to source for what’s happening in Durham Region. This month the calendar features events such as:

  • AfriCANthology multi-presenter poetry event celebrating Emancipation Month.
  • A live theatre performance of King Henry Five.
  • Thirteenth annual Orono Antique Street Festival.
  • Sanju Baba live in concert.
  • Touch-a-truck.
Find more information on these and so many other events at DurhamTourism.ca.
For unique trip ideas or to plan your perfect day, visit DurhamTourism.ca, or call 1-800-413-0017. If this information is required in an accessible format, contact Durham Tourism.