Plenty to do this weekend from music in Uxbridge to art and flowers in Oshawa


Published June 9, 2023 at 3:16 pm

Springtide Music Festival

It’s a busy weekend in Durham Region with music, the arts, flowers and a relay to fight cancer high on the itinerary.

The Springtide Music Festival in Uxbridge is one of the biggest music events in the area, with the festival featuring plenty of acts big and small, such as Dizzy, The Sadies and Terra Lightfoot at various venues around town. Springtide opens today, with some ticketed shows and some free pop-ups, and runs until Sunday.

The Relay For Life is happening Saturday at Bowmanville’s Clarington Central Secondary School, uniting Canadians of all ages to take turns walking around the track to symbolize the perseverance and action needed to change the future of cancer.

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Oshawa Peony Festival. Photo Toronto Gardens

The U2 tribute band ‘Acrobat’ is playing the St. Francis Centre in Ajax Saturday and the Bowmanville Rockin’ Rotary Ribs & Brews takes place all weekend long at Clarington Fields.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa has a full slate as well, with the Spring Artisan Market and OPG Sunday – Colour Flowers exhibit both scheduled for Sunday.

Oshawa will also host their popular Peony Festival this weekend at the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens.

The festival boasts live entertainment, market vendors, a diverse food court a judged peony flower show, demonstrations, children’s activities and 300 varieties of beautiful peonies in the garden.

Bowmanville’s Rockin’ Rotary Ribs & Brews


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