BluesBERRY - 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!


BluesBERRY Festival celebrates the best of Blues music and fresh Berries!  Come to Historic Downtown Bowmanville to enjoy a blueberry pancake breakfast, fresh berry shortcake, pies, tarts, sweets, and so much more.  Stroll the 4 city blocks while listening to live Blues bands and check out the artisan and craft booths. There's lots of family-friendly fun including jumping castles, rock climbing wall, and a visit from our friends at Clarington Fire Services.  Be sure to stick around for the Celebrity Pie Eating Contest benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters and check out our community spirit during the Bike Parade.

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

Another event brought to you by the merchants of Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Bike Parade

Decorate your bikes, trikes, scooters, and wagons for a chance to win great prizes!  A fun community event open to all ages.  

Showcase your creativity during the parade through Historic Downtown Bowmanville during BluesBERRY Festival - Saturday August 20th - 11:00am.

adultbike  superherobikes  kidsbike  wagon


  • All participants are required to wear a bike helmet
  • Non-motorized vehicles only
  • All children under 13 years old must be accompanied by guardian at all times
  • All participants must submit a completed waiver form
  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded

REGISTRATION/WAIVER FORM:  All participants must submit completed waiver form at registration table.  Form must be signed by guardian for all participants under age 13.  Download registration form here: BIKE PARADE WAIVER FORM  

REGISTRATION & JUDGING:  10:30am - Saturday August 20th at the Historic Downtown Bowmanville BIA event registration table in front of Bakers Dozen (96 King Street East, Bowmanville).  Participants under age 13 must have guardian present at all times.

PARADE:  11:00am - Beginning at intersection of King Street East & George Street and proceeding west along King Street through Historic Downtown Bowmanville during BluesBERRY Festival.  Participants under age 13 must be accompanied by guardian along parade route.

Charity Celebrity Pie Eating Contest

Come give your support to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington as you cheer on local celebrities as they bury their faces in delicious berry pies during BluesBERRY Festival - Saturday August 20th - 1:00pm.  Who will be crowned champion?


Cast a ballot for your favorite contestant and enter for a chance to win a gift certificate for dinner for 2 in Historic Downtown Bowmanville.  Ballots will be available at the event for a nominal fee.

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