Arts and Culture
Peterborough is rich in culture. The community takes great pride in its heritage, and boasts a thriving arts scene that is reflective of its diverse cultural history.
Our residents value the downtown, our Victorian/ Edwardian era residential architecture, our natural environment, and the traditions and culture of the First Nations.
We have a hundreds of cultural workers and over 350 cultural and creative businesses! There is not a single individual in our community who is not touched by our local arts, culture and heritage resources in some way - from public works to public spaces.
Community activities are listed on the kawarthaNOW website. For information on free recreational and cultural events and activities in Peterborough please visit this website.
If you have gone through the immigration process and are new to Peterborough, you are eligible to receive the Peterborough Welcome Pass. This pass provides free or discounted admission to a variety of cultural, arts and recreational organizations and programs. For more information or to get your pass, please contact the New Canadians Centre.
- ArtsPeterborough has visual art, theatre, music, dance, and so much more!
- HeritagePeterborough offers many opportunities to learn about the city's rich history.
- Festivals and EventsPeterborough has parades, concerts, and other exciting events all year long. There's always something happening in this city!