Enjoy another weekend full of events and activities happening across Durham. With a variety of festivals, free music and more, you can find something for everyone. Click on the blue highlighted words to learn more about each event.
Summer means ribfests, and this weekend Uxbridge is holding Ribfest from Friday to Sunday. This family friendly event features an interactive zone wth activities, local vendors, a classic car show on Sunday and, of course, ribs and beer. Enjoy musical performances from Canadian country singers Leah Daniels and Beverly Mahood. Doors open at noon on Friday, and at 11 a.m during the weekend. Finish off Uxbridge Ribfest with a classic car show on Sunday. The festival is run by the Bonner Boys, an Uxbridge organization that helps the community.
The Broken Arts collective invites you to Broken Arts Fest this Saturday, July 18 at Memorial Park in Oshawa. This all-day free festival features 19 bands and musicians from Durham and across Ontario who will hit the stage and show off a variety of musical styles. The lineup includes Pony Girl, Ivory Park, Surf Cactus, Mitch Tones, RedVIOLET and more. Music begins at 11 a.m and the festival will also feature local vendors selling homemade goods and food. Check out Broken Arts Facebook page for more information.
The Pan Am Games continue over the weekend with the preliminaries of boxing in Oshawa. Watch as both men and women face off in the ring, with powerhouse nations United States and Cuba ready to go for gold. The matches will be held at the Oshawa Sports Centre. The event will use the single elimination format and amateur scoring system, which requires athletes use precision and speed in order to win. Expect action with this sporting event.
SOUNDTRACK OF THE CITY FESTIVAL: Music City North is bringing more than 30 bands to multiple venues this Friday and Saturday. See a variety of musicians at venues like Wasted Space and The Atria. Wristbands are available. Enjoy live music for a great price.
AJAX KARAOKE IDOL AND NWMS COMEDY SHOW: Watch winners from a local karaoke competition with the top three being chosen. Comedic performances from Carla Collins and Keesha Brownie.
MOVIES IN THE PARK: Enjoy a free movie with a twist on the classic drive-in experience. Head over to Miller’s Creek Park in Ajax with your blankets, chairs and the whole family to watch ‘The Sandlot’ on a giant inflatable screen.
DOGS DAYS OF SCUGOG: The 13th annual event is going to the dogs all weekend long in Port Perry. Bring the whole family and dog for two days of fun. Speak with breeders and animal rescues, browse hundreds of products for your dog and even enter your dog in an agility course. Click here for more information.
SUMMER ARTFEST IN BROOKLIN: Join in on a fun-filled day and celebrate the arts this Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m at Grass Park. Live entertainment, a barbecue, art activities, a marketplace and a juried art show will be on site.
DURHAM REGION REUSE DAY: The public can dispose of good quality, reusable household items and building materials which will benefit local charities this Saturday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Acceptable items include bedding, furniture, appliances, cabinets, and countertops. Help give back this weekend.
FAMILY FUN DAY: Have fun thanks to the Faith Five Fellowship of Ministries this Saturday with a variety of games and activities , a jumping castle, barbecue and more. Bring a non-perishable item for admission, which will go to a local food bank.
Find out even more things to do this weekend on our events page.