May Events to Enjoy in Clarington

May is finally here, and at the Clarington Tourism office, we couldn’t be happier! With the winter weather officially behind us, we can start looking forward to the beautiful late spring sunshine and the beautiful blooming flowers. Lucky for us, May in Clarington promises an exciting month of events and official season openers — and with holiday’s such as Mother’s Day and the May long week-end, we’re sure we are not the only one’s looking forward to the month ahead!

Whether it’s cottages opening, cars racing, picnics, afternoon tea’s, outdoor festivals, gardening or even simply sitting in the sunshine and enjoying the weather, we truly hope that you enjoy your May in Clarington.

(Please note that these are only some! For more event listings, and to submit yours, visit:

May 2 – Maple Festival & All That Jazz
9am-5pm – Downtown Bowmanville

May 3 – Put Some Spring In Your Step!
8-10am – Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
Pre-registration and payment are required for this event by calling 905.885.8173

May 3 – Barbara Ponomareff’s Solo Art Exhibition
Runs from May 3rd – June 13th.
There is a Meet and Greet on Sunday May 3rd from 2-4pm.
There will be art for sale for every budget.
We hope to see you there!

May 3 – ‘R’ Farm Fiddlehead Workshop
1:30-3pm – ‘R’ Farm, Newcastle

The cost is $10 a person if preregistered or $12 at the door. Rain or shine!
Email:  to pre-register or for more info. call 905 987 5090

May 9 – How-To in 10 Festival & Road Show
10am-2pm – Bowmanville Branch Claington Public Library
Learn a new skill in under 10 minutes from local organizations and businesses! A great new twist on learning at the Library. Drop in; no registration required. 

May 9 – Historic Walking Tour of Bowmanville
1-2:30pm – Bowmanville Museum
Join Clarington Museums in a tour of historic Bowmanville’s residential and downtown areas. Wear comfortable shoes. This tour will leave from Bowmanville Museum.

May 9 & 10 – Mother’s Day Victorian Tea Experience
1pm – Tea Grannys & Friends, Newtonville
Spend a delightful afternoon with your Mother or Grandmother. $25 per person, special gift upon departure. No walk-ins, please register early to avoid disappointment!

May 15-17 – Castrol Presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest Week-end
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Featuring the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and the return of Pirelli World Challenge.

May 15 – Social Dance with Pat Prout & The Clarington Beech Nuts
1-4pm – Clarington Beech Centre
Enjoy an afternoon of Waltz, Round & Line Dancing with a Live Band. Refreshments will be served. No partner necessary. $3.50 members / $4.60 non-members.

May 16 – Garden Party & Teddy Bear Picnic
12-4pm – Bowmanville Museum
No pre-registration necessary
Member Price: $4.00 per person or $14.00 for families of up to 5 people.
Non Member Price: $5.00 per person or $18.00 for families of up to 5 people

May 16 – ‘R’ Farm’s Teddy Bears Picnic
11am-3pm – ‘R’ Farm, Newcastle
The cost is only $20 for a family of 4. Families may bring their own picnic lunch to eat in the sunfield. There will be smoothies and food to purchase. Pre-register by contacting Berty Gibson or calling 905 987 5090

May 31 – Community Yard Sale
6:30am-12:30pm, rain or shine – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Rent a space approx. 12′ x 16′ for $20.00 (includes 1 table) extra tables $5.00 each
To reserve a booth contact: Al Chabassol     905 419 3068
Come out and join the fun – hot dogs / burgers / soft drinks / music!

If you have any questions, or want to know more about Tourism in Clarington, visit our Tourism Office! Located at 181 Liberty Street South in Bowmanville, and open from 10am-5pm from Monday to Saturday.


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