Avoid the stress of cottage traffic and let Clarington Tourism help plan your long weekend. With many events and festivals, and lots of outdoor fun, you and the family will be sure to enjoy the first long weekend of the summer season!
Take in the races and fireworks at SpeedFest Weekend, explore the waterfront trails through Darlington Provincial Park, or enjoy a day at the farm at the Honey Bee Orchard Blossom Walk. Here are some great ideas to get your weekend planning started.
Stop by these events…
May 20 to 22 | Castrol Presents: Victoria Day SpeedFest
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
What a better way to enjoy your weekend than with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s first major event of the season. Check out the races, family fun, and make sure to stay for the fireworks on Saturday evening. Find out more at the CTMP website!
May 21 | Honey Bee Orchard Blossom Walk Event
Archibald’s Orchards & Estate Winery
Join Archibald’s on a narrated walk through the orchard with apple grower, Fred Archibald & his puppet “Betty Bee”. Learn why it’s so important to have bees in an apple orchard during blossom time. Find out how local beekeepers care for their bees & extract honey! Refreshments & honey will be available to purchase. The children’s play area will be open. Complimentary wine tasting is available for adults. Something for all ages! Sorry, no pets allowed. Find more information on the Archibald Orchards website!
Check out these local activities…
Camp at Darlington Provincial Park
Enjoy the long weekend under the stars at Darlington Provincial Park. Spend your day exploring the waterfront trail, or take a boat ride along Lake Ontario. Just don’t forget the marshmallows for the campfire!
‘Take a bite’ out of local history.
Clarington Museum’s current exhibit is the AVRO ARROW: A Dream Denied. Enjoy learning about the interesting story behind the Arrow, and Clarington’s ties with it.
Courtice Flea Market
What better way to enjoy the beginning of the season than with a stroll through Courtice Flea Market. Enjoy finding hidden treasures through an assortment of different vendors, including a farmers market with delicious local produce.
Jungle Cat World
Spend a day with exotic animals at Jungle Cat World in Orono. Learn about the different animals at the zoo and enjoy a daily feeding tour at 1:30pm every day.
Manantler Craft Brewery
Warm weather calls for a refreshing pint from your local craft brewer. Manantler features a variety of different flavours to suit your taste! Pick up yours at their location in the Bowmanville Foundry, or enjoy a pint on the patio at The Village Inn in Bowmanville.
Nothing compares to the thrill of off-road riding! Whether you’ve never been on an ATV and want to explore nature, or increase your skill level, there is something for everyone at Trail Tours!
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, consider going Treetop Trekking in the Ganaraska Forest. Leap from tree to tree with friends and enjoy the adrenaline rush you’ll feel from zip lining through the forest.
Visual Arts Centre
Take in some local art!
Visual Arts Centre in Bowmanville features a combination of local history and art. Located in the old Mill on Simpson Ave, their current exhibit features Maralynn Cherry Water Solutions (a pilgrimage).
These are only just some of the adventures awaiting you and your family! For more ideas, visit us at our Tourism Office, located at 181 Liberty Street South in Bowmanville.
Enjoy your long weekend in Clarington!