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September 2021

The best food trucks in Durham
to crush your cravings
There is something special about your favourite food truck. But, there’s something even more special about having all of your favourite food trucks in the same spot! That’s why we’ve curated this list of food truck stops for your next food truck adventure in Durham Region.
Ontario Culture Days is back in Durham Region
Culture Days is a nationwide celebration of culture and arts that brings together thousands of organizers to host free and participatory public activities, along with millions of Canadians to engage in them. The goal is to build connections, and highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.
After the success of last year’s festival, and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will once again be a one-month long celebration, and feature a hybrid of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided programming. This year, the festival will take place from September 24 to October 24.
For a list of Culture Days events in Durham Region, visit CultureDays.ca.
Durham's perfect selfie spots for film and TV lovers
Did you know that the Downtowns Of Durham are home to a lot of low-key famous spots? And, we don't just mean "locally" famous; we're talking award-winning, Hollywood, rock star/movie star-level famous. If you're an avid selfie-taker, or just a film/TV lover, then do we have the list for you.

Head to our Downtowns of Durham blog to find Durham Region's Perfect Selfie Spots for Film and TV Lovers.
Canada's dynamic automotive festival
is coming to Clarington
Drive Festival is Canada’s Ultimate Interactive and Dynamic Automotive Experience. 
With over 900 acres of outdoor space, Drive Festival offers car enthusiasts, aficionados, collectors, and buyers the opportunity to get up close and personal with 100's of exotic and iconic vehicles.

An outdoor event like no other in North America, Drive Festival offers car shoppers the opportunity to test-drive on three dedicated test tracks: The Pro-Series Manufacturers Track, The Line-X Off Road Track, or The Continental Tire Performance Track. 

We encourage you to visit the ACE-Ontario Tech University Innovation Zone to learn more about the World Class research and development happening right here in Durham!

Witness the ultimate in private and manufacturer cars, both on display and roaring at full speed, up the Dream Car Speed Run all weekend long!
Hydrate with a Durham is Home stainless steel
water bottle
Durham is home to recreational trails and conservation areas that offer beautiful landscapes and fabulous recreational opportunities.
The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail follows the shore of Lake Ontario from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Quebec and runs through Durham Region. From the mouth of the Rouge River to Oshawa Harbour is 40 km of scenic Lake Ontario waterfront. Connected with a combination of dedicated trails and quiet neighbourhood roads, this is a great area to begin exploring with your family.

Stay hydrated while you walk, hike or cycle with a Durham is Home stainless steel water bottle.
The DRIFF summer drive-in film series
continues this month
Durham Region International Film Festival's (DRIFF) summer drive-in film series, Shifting the Narrative, continues on September 9 and 30 at DRIFF’s drive-in headquarters at the Town of Whitby Municipal Building (575 Rossland Road East, Whitby).

On September 9, DRIFF presents Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming, a dazzling animated film depicting the coming-of-age of a young Canadian poet travelling through Iran. In collaboration with the DRIFF team, Window Horses director Ann Marie Fleming has personally selected Caroline Soo Jung Lee’s short film At the Bottom of the Sea to open the evening. Lee’s visually experimental short film was filmed in Seoul in 2018, and documents the growing feminist movement against systemic misogyny, surveillance and widespread sexism in South Korea.

On September 30, DRIFF is honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with two powerful films directed by Indigenous women. The feature presentation, Darlene Naponse’s Falls Around Her, stars Tantoo Cardinal as an Anishnaabe rock star whose fame conflicts with her desire to return to her reserve to recharge and reconnect to her roots. Naponse selected the short film Chocolate, directed by Charlene Moore, to open the evening.

Learn more about these and other screenings at Driff.ca/Shifting-The-Narrative.
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.