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What's On in Markham - Aug 17th - 23rd

This week is all about music, movies and festivals! There is lots to choose in around around Markham – so scroll down to find out What’s On in Markham – Aug 17th – 23rd and start planning! Have a great week! 

Markham Jazz Festival - Unionville - Aug 18th - 20th

Local and international artists will put on over 30 open-air performances Aug. 18- 20 along Main Street Unionville at three main outdoor venues, with the fest curated by artistic director Ernesto Cervini, a noted Toronto jazz drummer, composer and publicist.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Music on Main - Main Street Markham - Aug 18th - 6pm - 9pm

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 

Thursday Nights at the Bandstand - Epic Eagles
Main Street Unionville - Aug 24th - 7.30pm

This Thursday features Epic Eagles 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

Night at the Museum - The Super Marios Bros. Movie
Markham Museum - Aug 23rd - 8pm

With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Dog Friendly Jazz - Pawstory Cafe Unionville
Aug 19th - 20th - 11am - 7pm

158 Main Street Unionville
Come checkout our new dog-friendly cafe @Pawstory_Cafe , see @markhamdogalliance upcoming events (sneak peeks) and @markhamjazzfestival ‘s jazz music lineup on beautiful @MainStreetUnionville !

On Saturday we’ll have:
🎷 • @bonwongdesigns
🎷 •
🎷 • @ssh.canineacademy

On Sunday we’ll have:
🎷 • @torontodogmoms
🎷 • @ms.meichan
🎷 • @barkday_treats
🎷 • @letsrawcaninefood

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Cineplex Family Favourites - Ladybug & Cat Noir - Downtown Markham Cineplex & VIP Cinema - Aug 19th - 11am

PREPARE FOR SOMETHING MIRACULOUS. The first feature film based on the globally beloved Miraculous franchise, Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie follows ordinary teenager Marinette, whose life in Paris goes superhuman when she becomes Ladybug. Bestowed with magical powers of creation, Ladybug must unite with her opposite, Cat Noir, to save Paris as a new villain unleashes chaos unto the city.

For more details click here. Price: $2.99

Stouffville Summer Street Festival - Main Street Stouffville
Aug 19th - 2pm - 8pm

The Stouffville Summer Street Festival will be held on August 19th from 2 to 8 p.m. on Main Street in the Village of Stouffville. Main Street in the Village will be closed to traffic, providing ample room for street vendors, artisans, social groups, carnival type games and live music. There is no admission charge to attend this event and activities for all age groups will be provided. This fully accessible event is for all ages.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Stouffville Patio Series - Blackboard Blues Band
The Lebovic Centre - Nineteen on The Park - Aug 19th - 8pm

The Blackboard Blues Band is the GTA’s foremost R’n’B band. Specializing in classic Soul, R’n’B, Funk, Rock and Blues, the band plays hits from the 60’s to present day. The group has fans of all ages! 

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Pollinator Walk - Bond Lake Park - Richmond Hill
Aug 23rd - 6.30pm

What are pollinators? Why are they important? Enjoy an interactive presentation all about butterflies, bees and other pollinators! Learn how to attract and support these species at home with pollinator-friendly gardening tips.

This event is intended for Ages 6+:

– Beginner level information

– Activities and concepts that are friendly for all ages

– Intended audience includes children, youth, and adults

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Movies in the Park - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
Memorial Park - Stouffville - Aug 18th - 8pm

This summer, the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will once again be holding our annual Movies in the Park! Join us at Memorial Park every third and fourth Friday in August for family-favorite films under the stars! Each movie will begin at sundown, around 8:30 p.m., and finish around 11:00 p.m. Food vendors will be on-site, selling a variety of snacks for you to indulge in as you enjoy a magical cinematic experience.
This is a free event that is open to all Whitchurch-Stouffville residents and non-residents to attend.
(no pre-registration required)

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Orangutan Awareness Weekend - Toronto Zoo - Aug 18th - 20th

Join Your Toronto Zoo in continuing to celebrate the opening of the NEW Gunung Leuser – Guardians of the Rainforest Outdoor Orangutan Habitat, as well as recognizing Toronto Zoo orangutan Sekali’s birthday (August 18th) and International Orangutan Day (August 19)!

Enjoy Keeper Talks, an enrichment schedule, FREE face painting, #SeeThemSaveThem photo ops, fun merchandise offerings, and giveaways!

Friday August 18 to Sunday August 20
Where: Indo-Malaya Pavilion
10:00am – 4:00pm

For more details click here.  Price: Free with zoo admission

Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest - Thomson Memorial Park
Aug 19th - 20th

Afro-Carib Fest is an award-winning 2-day outdoor festival that celebrates diversity by showcasing the arts, culture and heritage of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora to over 40, 000 attendees. Audiences will be engaged through 30 live performances, over 80 vendors, a cultural fashion show, kid’s zone, dance competitions, and much more.

Afro-Carib Fest invites people of all backgrounds to share in cultural presentations, artistic performances, learning and networking opportunities. The event will take place on August 19th and August 20th, 2023 from 12pm to 9pm at Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Voyage to the Deep - Ontario Science Centre - until Sept 4th

Dive in to explore an incredible world beneath the waves

Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures brings to life the mythical world of Captain Nemo and the real wonders of ocean exploration. Based on Jules Verne’s classic novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this interactive exhibition takes you on an exciting ocean adventure—perfect for families and kids ages 2-10.

Search for sea creatures, explore the lost world of Atlantis, examine Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities full of amazing marine specimens and more. The Voyage to the Deep exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. The exhibition tour is managed by Flying Fish Exhibits.

For more details click here. Price: free with admission

CNE - Canadian National Exhibition - Exhibition Place Toronto - Aug 18th - Sept 4th

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest annual community event. Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, an aerial acrobatics and ice skating show, a dog show, a working farm, parades and a three-day Air Show, all of which are FREE with admission to the CNE. Midway rides and games, wacky fair food as well as international food and shopping are also popular highlights of this major Toronto event. Over the course of its 18 day run, the CNE attracts more than 1.5 million people each year.

For more details click here. Price: from $20

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