The Regional Municipality of Durham

News Release

Durham Tourism invites the local creative community to register events for Culture Days 2016

WHITBY, ON August 15, 2016

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 Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

Now in its seventh year, Culture Days invites the public to explore, participate and share in vibrant arts and culture events in every community across the country. In 2015, Culture Days took place coast to coast in more than 900 Canadian communities, with total attendance topping two million. An astounding 7,500 free activities were presented across the country, proving Culture Days as a creative showcase now firmly entrenched in the national cultural calendar.

“We are encouraging all local artists and venues to participate in this three-day event to celebrate Durham Region’s culture, creativity and rich heritage,” said Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “Last year, more than 50 activities took place here in Durham Region as part of Culture Days. This year, we hope even more members of our creative community join the celebration.”

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 studio tours and open houses, art exhibitions, heritage tours, concerts, performances, dance workshops, craft sessions, storytelling, martial arts and more.

Durham Tourism is requesting that all interested participants 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 where events will be promoted in the media.

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

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