Summer at Kawartha Downs

Kawartha Downs has come a long way since its grand opening in the summer of 1972!

After over 50 years of harness racing, Kawartha Downs has turned itself into a true destination for entertainment and now showcases a variety of events in addition to their harness racing program. 

Kawartha Downs Events have been a huge success, attracting over 4000 people to attend the first annual Kawartha Country Music Festival in July of 2022. This year, the events are bigger and better than ever before. Kawartha Downs will present several family-friendly events this summer.

The 2023 program includes; the largest outdoor monster truck show in Ontario, a Father’s Day weekend demolition derby, multiple tractor pulls on the permanent track that was dubbed last year as “the best tractor pull built in Canada”, the second annual Kawartha Country Music Festival over Canada Day weekend, and their first multi-day Kawartha County Fair.

The artist lineup for Kawartha Country Music Festival was announced in March, including Canadian country artists; Dean Brody, James Barker Band, The Reklaws, Jade Eagleson, and Sacha. The Kawartha County Fair will feature a classic midway experience, as well as different main events each day of the fair.

Kawartha Downs is buzzing with excitement as they prepare for their biggest year yet. Weekly harness racing at Kawartha Downs will take place on Saturday nights, with a post time at 7:00pm. You can find the harness racing schedule, more event info and tickets at Welcome to Kawartha Downs!