Culture Days descends on Guelph this weekend

The annual three-day celebration takes place September 29 to October 1

Guelph, Ont., September 26, 2017 – Close to 40 free activities, events and exhibitions will take place across the city as part of the eighth annual Culture Days celebrations running from September 29 through October 1.

Culture Days will be celebrated in Guelph through visual arts, music, storytelling, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, crafts, culinary arts and new media. Activity organizers and event hosts include Silence, Wyndham Art Supplies, Royal City Uke Fest, Art Gallery of Guelph, The Loft Children’s Library at The Salvation Army, ART@ebar, The Royal City Ambassadors and more.

“Guelph’s creative community is a big part of what helps our city thrive,” says Jen Rafter, Cultural Program and Event Coordinator for the City. “Participation in this national annual celebration of culture gives us the opportunity to showcase and highlight the incredible creative work that is done in our city every single day.”

City of Guelph’s Culture Days Events

On Saturday, September 30 in Market Square, you’ll find interactive crafts, activities, workshops and vendors at the City’s Culture Hub and Makers Market from 10 a.m.— 2 p.m.

Exotic sea creatures created with help from the community during Sarah Mousseau’s RBC Market Mornings project will be installed in front of Guelph Farmers’ Market over the weekend. The Market itself is hosting a Tastes of the Market event on September 30 from 7 a.m.—12 p.m. to coincide with Taste Real’s Fall Rural Romp.

The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) will be at the main branch of the Guelph Public Library on September 30 from 10 a.m.—2 p.m. hosting Stories of People on the Move, an open mic forum to hear and share stories of migration and immigration to Canada.

The City of Guelph will also offer free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House over the weekend with a special family-friendly anniversary celebration on September 30 for the 50th anniversary of Locomotive 6167 titled Chew Chew at the Choo Choo.

Finally, the City’s 2017 Artist in Residence, Carolyn Meili, will be exhibiting the “wearable art” created during the course of her residency project, The Parade, in City Hall’s Galleria over the weekend with Carolyn hosting an artist talk on Sunday, October 1 at 11 a.m.

About Culture Days

Culture Days raises awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Starting on the last Friday in September every year, Culture Days takes place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country. During this annual three-day celebration, thousands of arts and cultural groups host free participatory public activities bringing together millions of Canadians.

For more information about Culture Days and a complete listing of local events visit or and plan your weekend using the Bright Spots schedule, presented by Sun Life Financial.

For more information

Jen Rafter, Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment, Public Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2629