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What's On in Markham - Aug 10th - 16th

This week we have all kinds of events for you in Markham and the surrounding area! Music, markets, cinema, workshops and much more! Scroll down to find out What’s On in Markham – Aug 10th – 16th and have a great week! 

Rouge River Brewing Company presents:
Patrick Hewan Trio for Markham Jazz Festival - Aug 13th

Patrick Hewan is a rising star in the Toronto Jazz scene whose energetic, virtuosic playing captivates and moves his audiences. Drawing on the vast vocabulary of the legendary jazz pianists who came before him and his Jamaican background, he adds his own spirit and passion to create a unique sound and style. Influenced by artists such as: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Hiromi Uehara, Oscar Peterson, and Phineas Newborn while studying under the tutelage of legendary pianists such as Mark Eisenman, Brian Dickinson, Richard Whiteman, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duran it’s no secret where Patrick developed his unique, high-octane style that clearly adheres to the art forms tradition.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Thursday Night at the Bandstand - Elton Rohn
Unionville Main Street - Aug 10th - 7.30pm

This Thursday features Elton Rohn at Unionville Millennium Bandstand, starting at 7:30pm! Come early for a great seat and an AMAZING TIME!
Bring a non-perishable item in support of the Markham Food Bank. Donations will be accepted at the Village Grocer Truck in front of Ambiyan Indian Restaurant!
For more details click here. Price: FREE  (Photo by Rob Hyland)

Music on Main - Main Street Markham - Aug 11th - 6pm

Each week three unique performers will set up along Main Street Markham between 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Walk the street and listen for the artists to discover where they are playing.
Enjoy the evening and explore Main Street Markham or sit on a patio and indulge in the entertainment.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Main Street Farmers Market - Main Street Markham
Aug 12th - 9am - 1pm

Join us every Saturday, 9am-1pm from May 13th – October 7th, rain or shine, for an amazing selection of locally-sourced, fresh, and handcrafted quality goods. With 30 weekly vendors, including farmers, local honey producers, artisans, skin and haircare experts, baked goods connoisseurs, and much more, there’s something for everyone at the Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market.

But wait, there’s more! Not only will you be able to browse the incredible selection of vendors, but you can also enjoy weekly live music, exciting activities for the whole family, and even the chance to win some amazing giveaways!

Located along Robinson Street between Main and Water Street, at the intersection of Main Street Markham & Robinson Street, the market is the perfect way to start your weekend off right. Come for the incredible selection of goods, stay to explore the charming Main Street Markham area and all it has to offer.

Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market – see you there!

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Markham Dog Alliance Dog Sculpting Workshop
Birchmount Studio - Aug 11th - 6pm

Get ready for a pawsome artistic adventure at the Markham Dog Alliance Workshop hosted by Creative Genius Academy!

Join us for an interactive workshop where dog lovers and art enthusiasts come together to embark on a creative journey like no other.

Start the class with some tail-wagging fun! Treat your pups to a socializing session with fellow dog lovers, while you reconnect with friends from the community.⁠

For more details click here. Price $60

Sunflower Fields of Markham - until Aug 13th

Experience the beauty of Markham’s 20 acre sunflower field! Explore the trails, take stunning photos and immerse yourself in natures tranquility. Perfect for familes, friends, and nature lovers of all ages. Don’t miss this incredible oppurtunity, it’s only open for a limitd time!

For more details click here. Price: from $7.53

Casa de Laz Musika - Markham - Aug 9th - 8pm

A weekly event each Wednesday at Laz Authentic Cuisine on Main Street Markham bringing you a rotation of dj’s offering the best in batchata, salsa, kizomba and other latin hits.

Due to venue space capacity is limited so please come early.

Doors open at 7pm for dinner and drinks (main floor and patio) with latin music in the background and dancing (upper level) starts at 8pm. The kitchen will close at 10:30pm.

Parking: Free parking available behind the building across the street from the venue and also a few blocks up on the left hand side behind the Bank of Montreal.

For more details click here. Price: $10

Cineplex Family Favourites - Shazam! Fury of the Gods - Downtown Markham - Aug 12th

From New Line Cinema comes “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” which continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!,” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.

 “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” stars returning cast members Zachary Levi (“Thor: Ragnarok”) as Shazam; Asher Angel (“Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (“It Chapter Two”) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (“Promising Young Woman”) as Super Hero Freddy; Ross Butler (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as Super Hero Eugene; Meagan Good (“Day Shift”) as Super Hero Darla; D.J. Cotrona (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) as Super Hero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (“Annabelle: Creation”) as Mary Bromfield / Super Hero Mary; Faithe Herman (“This Is Us”) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (“A Dog’s Journey”) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (“Second Chances”) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (“White Lines”) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (“The Walking Dead”) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (“A Quiet Place Part II”) as Wizard. Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”), with Lucy Liu (“Kung Fu Panda” franchise) and Helen Mirren (“F9: The Fast Saga”).

For more details click here. Price: $2.99

H.E.A.L York Region - Markham Wesley Centre - until Dec 5th

Health Empowerment & Arts Leverage is a specialized arts-based program to explore youth voice and build resiliency and wellness. Throughout the duration of the program, participants ages 13 to 29 will receive ongoing support and positive mentorship from artists and facilitators. Youth are guided through weekly workshops to unpack experiences and create original songs, poems and pieces as a way to learn and grow towards wellness through creativity.

This program is free and is hosted in a safe space with trained trauma-informed arts facilitators. This project will be hosted in South Markham, though youth from all York Region communities are welcomed. Participants do not need any previous artistic experiences to join the workshops. Activities will happen in-person and participants will work on safely exploring self-expression and healing through the form of visual arts, spoken word, slam poetry and music.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Stouffville Ribfest - Memorial Park - Aug 10th - 13th

Join us as we transform Memorial Park into our biggest festival of the Summer – Stouffville Ribfest! Celebrate the BEST summer has to offer with a three-day festival that features award winning ribs, local breweries, a variety of food trucks, a kids zone and highly anticipated entertainment all weekend long! There will be a variety of other food and non-food vendors on site, including many new ones to go along with all of the old favourites. 

The festival is set to kick off with Canadian country music singer and songwriter, Ben Hudson, known for his heartfelt lyrics. Joining him on Friday night will be the talented Alessia Cohle, who is putting her own stamp on the country music scene. On Saturday, August 12, the renowned Shawn Desman, a Canadian icon and JUNO Award winner, will captivate the audience with his platinum-selling hits. Opening for Shawn Desman is the sensational Alyssa Reid, whose debut single “Alone Again” soared to the top of the charts. Throughout the festival, attendees will also be treated to performances by Alexa Goldie, the Motown Boys, and Matt Wilson, a Top 20 contestant from American Idol.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

All Night Lawn - Stouffville Lawn Bowling Club
Aug 11th - 6.30pm

All Night Lawn | Lawn Bowling Nights are being organized by the Office of Mayor Iain Lovatt in support of the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation.

Events are scheduled for the 2nd Friday of the month from June through August at the Stouffville Lawn Bowling Club. Start time is 6:30 PM and each event will include a lesson, DJ, snacks and coaching. The evening will wrap up at 10:30 PM.

For more details click here. Price: Donations accepted

50th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show - Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre - Aug 13th - 11am

This iconic family-favourite features hundreds of antique and classic cars, food trucks, tours of historic buildings and featured exhibitions, music, and more.

For more details click here. Price: FREE


Pickering Food Truck Festival - Esplanade Park - Aug 11th - 13th

You’ll want to bring your friends and kids to Esplanade Park for some unbelievable food! We’re transforming the park to a foodie haven, jam-packed with a children’s village, beer garden and live entertainment stage. As always, admission is free and we’ll be beefing up the park with some good tunes.

AUG 11: 5PM – 9PM
AUG 12: 12PM – 9PM
AUG 13: 12PM – 8PM

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Taste of Portugal - Canada's Wonderland - Aug 12th - 13th

Step into a festival celebrating the time-worn charm of Portugal, with lively street entertainment and traditional Portuguese foods! The sounds, sights and flavours of the new Taste of Portugal food festival at Canada’s Wonderland will transport you to Portugal’s seaside villas and vineyards where you can savor the country’s Atlantic-European cuisine including succulent roast chicken and the sweet, rich and perfectly crisp Portuguese custard tarts.

For more details click here. Price: from $33.99

Three Men in a Boat - Guildwood Park - Scarborough
until Aug 13th

Three Men in a Boat follows the misadventures of three friends – Jay, Harris, and George (and their beloved dog, Montmorency) – as they embark on what should be a relaxing boating expedition along the River Thames.

From battling over-packed hampers to struggling with troublesome weather, their journey becomes a rollercoaster of laughter and chaos. Filled with witty banter, clever observations, and ridiculous mishaps, Brownell & Miner offer a new vision of Jerome K. Jerome’s Victorian satire that proves that sometimes the best way to navigate life is to simply embrace the absurdity.

For more details click here. Price: $20 – $30

Heads UP for:

Markham Jazz Festival - Various Venues - August 18th - 20th

Choose from 25+ acts on multiple stages – From terrific emerging artists to treasured icons of Canadian music, the 2023 TD Markham Jazz Festival strikes gold with this year’s exceptional programming. Start times are staggered from stage to stage, so there’s music all weekend long. Pick your favourites, discover fresh new sounds and plan to have a great time! 

For more details click here

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