Upcoming Events

BluesBERRY - Coming Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Saturday August 20th

9:00am - 5:00pm

After the phenomenal success of the inaugural BluesBERRY Festival in 2015, we're thrilled to be bringing you the best of BLUES music and all things BERRY to the streets of Historic Downtown Bowmanville!

APPLEFEST - Coming Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Saturday October 15 

9:00am until 5:00pm

Come celebrate the autumn season at APPLEFEST in Historic Downtown Bowmanville, the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

This tremendously popular annual street festival celebrates all things apple.  Four city blocks become a showcase for our many local apple growers who proudly offer up a wide variety of fresh picked apples and other goodies.   You'll also find fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade apple pies and crisps, candy and carmel apples, cider donuts, and so much more.  Be sure to make a stop for our famous fresh hot apple fritters.  Don't be discouraged by the line-up, they're well worth the wait!

Unique handmade, high quality crafts and food products can be found in several large marquee tents and booths lining the street.  Enjoy performances by local musicians and appearances by our friends from the Bowmanville Zoo.  There are plenty of things for the children to see and do, including carnival rides, jumping castles, pony rides, and more.

Your visit wouldn't be complete without browsing though the many independent shops and restaurants in Historic Bowmanville.  They have plenty to offer at this harvest time of year.

Remember, all of our events offer FREE admission and FREE parking.

Brought to you by the merchants of Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Christmas Moonlight Magic & Tree Lighting - Coming Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Friday December 2

6:00pm until 10:00pm

Join us for our annual Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony in Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Usher in the holiday season with this very popular event.  Bring the entire family downtown for a carol sing and countdown to the lighting of Bowmanville's huge Christmas Tree in the town square.  You can also have your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer.

Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides along the main street - perfect for helping you carry all of your parcels as you shop the many unique stores and restaurants that stay open late for some evening holiday shopping.

Remember, all of our events offer FREE admission and FREE parking.

Brought to you by the merchants of Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Meet Santa & His Reindeer - Coming Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Santa and his live reindeer visit downtown Bowmanville on the three Saturdays before Christmas. Come have your photo taken with the big guy and get up close to real reindeer at the 4 corners of Bowmanville (corners of Temperance St. and King St.)

Saturday December 3rd, 10th, & 17th

Times to be announced.

Brought to you by the business owners of Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Past Events Coming Again Soon

Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Last Event Was Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Meet the Easter Bunny and get your face painted. Activities and Fun for the family.

Annual August Moonlight Madness - Last Event Was Friday, August 15th, 2014

Promoting local shopping, Moonlight Madness is held every year in mid-August.

The festival is a great time to shop, as participating downtown stores remain open late and many have sales for the evening. This festival is enjoyed by many families. Food, fun and music.

Annual Girls's Night Out - Last Event Was Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Grab your favourite ladies and spend a night on the town in Historic Downtown Bowmanville during our fabulous ladies shopping event!  Come experience the FUN of a Girls' Night Out!

Stores open late for you to SHOP!  DINE!  DISCOVER! 

Annual Maple Festival - Last Event Was Saturday, May 7th, 2016

There’s nothing more Canadian than freshly harvested Maple Syrup!  Come celebrate the start of spring in Historic Downtown Bowmanville, on the first Saturday in May.

This highly anticipated festival showcases many of our local syrup producers who offer up the best of the region.  Maple products abound at MAPLEFEST and you will be delighted to find treats such as maple donuts, cheese, candy, nuts, fudge, and so much more.   Stroll along four city blocks to explore unique items from our craft and food vendors.

Make sure to arrive early so you can enjoy our famous hot pancake breakfast while being entertained by live musicians.  The children will be thrilled to see our friends from the Bowmanville Zoo and enjoy the many kid-friendly activities.

Your visit wouldn't be complete without browsing through the many independent shops and restaurants in Historic Bowmanville.  So come down and SHOP!  DINE!  DISCOVER!

Remember, all of our events offer FREE admission and FREE parking. 

Brought to you by the merchants of Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Annual Summerfest - Last Event Was Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Come kick off Summer during Historic Downtown Bowmanville's 3-day Annual Sidewalk Sale shopping extravagansa!  You'll find great deals and special offers from our unique businesses and services lining the streets, Thursday through Saturday with extended business hours.  There's no better time to SHOP!  DINE!  DISCOVER!  what Historic Downtown Bowmanville has to offer!

Back by popular demand... It's FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY at Summerfest!   Food trucks are rolling into Historic Downtown Bowmanville to serve up some gourmet street fare.  Bring your appetite!

On Saturday, SUMMERFEST takes center stage and four city blocks become a pedestrian-only zone.  Stroll the streets, enjoying the great food, music, and family-friendly fun.  Be sure to check out the vintage and classic cars during the Rick Patterson Memorial Show and Shine happening right on the main street.

Remember, all of our events offer FREE admission and FREE parking.

Brought to you by the merchants of Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

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