Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture that fosters appreciation and support of the arts, promotes interaction between artists and their community, and affirms that every citizen is the guardian of arts and culture in their community. Culture Days takes place both in Waterloo Region and in communities throughout Canada. Events are free, hands-on, and are open to the public. These community-organized events give participants unprecedented access to the local arts and culture scene!
Taking place September 27, 28, and 29, 2019, find out what’s happening locally by checking out the Culture Days website. The My Culture Days tool allows participants to organize and schedule events they would like to take part in.
Culture Days is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2009, and in 2016, included an estimated 8,000 events spanning 765 cities covering each province and territory. A growing organization, the number of officially registered events grew by ten percent from 2015 to 2016, and by over 100% from 2010 to 2016. It is estimated that over two million Canadians partook in the national event in 2016. Culture Days originated from the Quebec event Journées de la Culture, an event occurring since 1997.
In 2018, 2.5 million Canadians attended the Culture Days weekend, 3,525 programs/events were registered, and the event took place in 355 communities across the country.