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News Release

Durham Tourism invites the community to celebrate Culture Days 2017

WHITBY, ON September 14, 2017

Durham Tourism is inviting residents and visitors to participate in Culture Days–an interactive, free celebration of local arts and culture, taking place September 29 to October 1.

The three-day national celebration sees hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations, in hundreds of cities and towns across Canada, come together to share their cultural spirit and passion. Many free and interactive events will be held during the celebration, in several communities including Durham Region. Durham residents and visitors are encouraged to explore their creativity, and experience creative expression through the region’s talented artists, musicians, creators, historians and more.

“Culture is an integral part of what makes our community so vibrant and we are excited to once again be participating in Culture Days,” says Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “This annual event is an opportunity to showcase the enormous talent and creativity that exists right here in Durham Region. I encourage everyone to get out and discover our wonderfully talented local artists and cultural offerings, through the fantastic free activities available this year!”

More than 30 events, throughout all eight area municipalities, have registered on the Culture Days Ontario website. For an updated listing of these events, visit

Although the celebration is quickly approaching, Durham Tourism encourages all interested artists, event producers and arts organizations in Durham Region to register their Culture Days event online, both at and

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

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