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Festivals & Events

Orono Fair

Clarington is known for its incredible festivals and community events. In 2019, Clarington was named the Municipality of the Year by Festivals and Events Ontario. Each season offers a chance to come together and celebrate all that Clarington has to offer.  

In the winter, embrace the cold weather at Brimacombenamed one of the top ski hills near Toronto by blogTOBe sure to check out BrimFest at the end of February, where you can ski, board, enjoy live music and delight in delicious food.  

Spring is a great time to discover Clarington. In May, the streets of Bowmanville become sweeter at Maple Festa celebration of everything maple syrup. Take your pick from a selection of maple syrup doughnuts, cheese, candy, fudge, and more.

Summer in Clarington is full of exciting events and festivals. Experience world-class racing at Canada’s most prominent sports car race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport ParkIn July, thMobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix features the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for exotic prototype and GT race cars in their only Canadian stop.   

If you love food trucks, head to Food Truck Friday in June or make a stop at Clarington’s famous Food Truck AlleyCap off the summer at the Orono Faira fun-filled Clarington tradition for over 165 years.  

In the fall, Clarington celebrates the harvest season and deliciouslocally-grown apples at Apple Fest in Historic Downtown BowmanvilleVendors line the streets with fresh produce, candy apples, pies, apple doughnuts and more. Autumn is also the perfect time to take a scenic drive or bike ride through our charming rural routes. Explore farms and unique shopping experiences along A Country Pathwhere you can buy handmade pottery and soaps, purchase delicious farm-fresh goods and more.  

Find a full list of events in Clarington on the Events Calendar 

For more information on festivals and events, visit Clarington’s BIA websites:

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