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Durham Tourism invites the local creative community to register for Culture Days 2017

WHITBY, ON August 09, 2017

Durham Tourism is inviting area municipalities, event producers, and arts and heritage organizations to celebrate arts and culture in Durham Region during Culture Days, which runs from September 29 to October 1.

Now in its eighth year, Culture Days is a creative showcase now firmly entrenched in the national cultural calendar. This three-day event invites the public to explore, participate and share in vibrant arts and culture events in every community across the country. In 2016, Culture Days took place coast to coast in more than 900 Canadian communities, offering 7,500 free activities, with total attendance topping two million.

“We are inviting all local artists and venues to join in this exciting weekend event celebrating Durham Region, where artistic expression and creativity is found around every corner,” says Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “In 2016, over 80 activities took place here in Durham Region as part of Culture Days. This year, we hope this number continues to grow with even more members of our creative community joining in the festivities.”

Culture Days events are free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes” and discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers at work in their communities. Last year, events in Durham Region included concerts, performances, film festivals, heritage tours, open houses, craft sessions, art exhibitions, dance workshops, storytelling, tai chi, yoga and more.

Durham Tourism is encouraging all interested participants to register their Culture Days events online as soon as possible, via the Durham Tourism and Culture Days websites. By registering an event on and, organizers will be part of both local and national marketing campaigns promoting events in the media.

For more information, contact Durham Tourism toll-free at 1-800-413-0017 or

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