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What's On in Markham Aug 24th - 30th

Hello and welcome to our list of What’s On in Markham Aug 24th – 30th! There is no less than 20 events on the list this week !  Find something that inspires you to go out and about with this list of music, festivals. art,cinema, yoga, trains,  and much more! Scroll down to find out what’s on! Have a great week!  

Markham Concert Band - Unionville Bandstand
Aug 26th - 4pm

Keeping the summer vibes going! Markham Concert Band will be on Unionville Main Street performing your favourites! 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Rouge River Brewing Company presents:

Summer Sayonara Party - Aug 26th - 12pm

Live music by local artist duo The Beresfords Music, lunch time food pop-up vendor, games, prizes and more!

Hailing from Aurora, ON, brother-sister duo Brendan and Shannon Beresford have been surrounded by music their entire lives. Since the beginning of their professional music career, The Beresfords have drawn respective comparisons to many of their idols, including: Stevie Nicks, Dixie Chicks and Brad Paisley.
Their debut self-titled EP skyrocketed to #4 on the Canadian Country iTunes charts in June of 2017 and has helped to put them on the map as up and coming artists in the Canadian Country music scene.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Markville Run Crew - Aug 26th - Noon

Come run with us and finish with a refreshing pint at our taproom. Dog friendly run and patio!

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Patio Paint Nite - Beach Bug - Aug 30th - 7pm

Do something different with your night out and try a paint night! At the Original Paint Nite, our fabulous local artist Odette Wells will walk you step-by-step to your own masterpiece. No experience necessary – go from blank canvas to complete painting in under two hours, all while you enjoy some specialty drinks at Rouge River Brewery, your new favorite local spot. Come down early or stay late to make it your best night out.

For more details click here. Price: $45

Sips & Songs Concert Series: Rebekah Hawker - Eight on Main
Aug 27th - 12pm

Join us for an entertaining community event, supporting local businesses, talent and vendors. In our backspace, Rouge River Brewery will be selling their delicious beer blends while the amazing Rebekah Hawker performs for you! Bring your lawn chair and get comfortable!

Humble, self-deprecating, and consistently hilarious, Rebekah Hawker smiles often and easily onstage; and it takes only one look through a typical crowd to see it’s contagious. Her musical style moves freely between the traditional definitions of country and folk music with a powerful voice that seemingly explodes from within her and reveals the refined craftsmanship and intention of her songs.  

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Music on Main - Main Street Markham - Aug 25th - 6pm

Each week  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 

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

Five musicians who feel privileged to perform the timeless music of the Eagles & Don Henley (solo), performing for huge outdoor and arena audiences, and sharing bills with some of rock’s legends! 
Featuring the voice of Dean Young covering Henley ; Dean held this position for almost 2 decades with 
the Canadian tribute ‘Hotel California’ – 2003-2018   

Performing alongside the incredible vocalist | multi-instrumentalist Mike Alonzo, covering Glenn Frey|Joe Walsh|Timothy B Schmit|Randy Meisner, with the amazing Jeff Salem (drums, percussion), Dan Bohemier (bass, keys) and Frank Koren(guitar, vocals). 
Providing a masterful presentation of the Eagles’ music, with its rock n’ roll game-changing song catalog. Perfecting the music while sharing incredible lead vocal similarity, audiences are treated to a high energy show with the legacy sound of the Eagles and Don Henley:  
Hotel California, One of These Nights, Life in the Fast Lane, Desperado, Dirty Laundry, New Kid In Town, Take It Easy, The Boys Of Summer EPIC EAGLES performs these and other chart toppers, along with some deep cuts for the die-hard 
Eagles & Henley fans. Experience & relive an era gone by…as it continues into the next millennium.  You are about to soar high with EPIC EAGLES! 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Night at the Museum - The Super Marios Bros. Movie
Markham Museum - Aug 30th - 8pm

Due to inclement weather – this event is now rescheduled to Aug 30th.

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 

Corgi Puppy Yoga (Kids-Friendly) - Yoga Kawa Markham - Aug 26th - 1pm

Looking for a fun and relaxing weekend activity that’s kid-friendly and with PUPPIES Don’t Miss – Puppy Yoga by Yoga Kawa 

This event is perfect for anyone who needs a little extra lovin’ on their yoga mat. Whether you’re looking for a way to calm down after a long day/week or want to relax with friends and family, this class might just what you need! Your puppy yoga class will be filled with stretches, cuddles, and kisses from some of the cutest puppies around.

Puppy yoga classes provide a unique and enjoyable way to improve mental health.  The presence of adorable puppies roaming from one yoga mat to the next, cuddling with participants, and playing with other puppies creates a calming atmosphere that helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Not only do puppy yoga classes help people relax, but they also offer many other benefits such as increased physical activity, improved socialization skills, and increased self-confidence. With all these benefits, it’s no surprise that puppy yoga classes are becoming increasingly popular in many cities around the world.

What makes this event so special? Well, first off, there are 35 minutes of enjoyable and mild yoga stretches with fluffy puppies as your assistant teacher! You’ll also get 20 minutes of cuddles and kisses from the cutest puppies + 5 mins sharing circle to absorb how the puppies make exceptional buddies.

Take note: Kids 5+ are welcome! Anyone under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. Any adults coming with children under 18 must help encourage the young children to participate in the class and in the careful handling of the young puppies.

For more details click here. Price: $49.26

Cineplex Family Favourites - Castle in the Sky - Cineplex Cinemas Markham- Aug 26th - 11am

Don’t miss Cineplex Family Favourites, great family movies every Saturday morning. Watch a family favourite film each week. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the summertime with your family and friends!

.For more details click here. Price: $2.99

Markham Dog Alliance presents: Film/TV Summer Market & Social - Eight on Main - Aug 26th - 11am

Our next themed Summer Market & Socials is: FILM/TV! (Disney, Homeward Bound, Grease, Footloose, Musicals, The Office, etc).

This event will be in support of @ontariospca & @ospcayorkregion with a portion of vendor sales and ticket sales going to them!

Time: 11am-4pm

Tickets and Inclusions can be bought at the door

1) Free digital access code to LocalPaws Magazine’s Premiere Issue

2) Entry for one dog + two humans

3) 15% Coupon to Eight on Main

Location: Eight on Main’s huge patio facing Highway 7 and backs the Starbucks plaza.

Starbucks will be there offering pup cups for free! Freshi will be giving out samples!

Photobooth: Themed to the event and also free, with flashy bowties to wear

Runway: We’ll have a purple runway for the dogs to walk down, stylishly

DJ: Will be playing themed music on the balcony. Get ready to pawty!

Photographer: On site to capture the special moments!


Here’s who you can be excited to see at our second event of the series:


🎥 @klassy.essentials – holistic canine health essentials

🎥 @royaldogchains – cuban link dog chains and leashes

🎥 @itsbarkinggood – one ingredient dog treats

🎥 @shop.communitytreats – small batch natural dog treats

🎥 @sumairishibahouse – dog training

🎥 @shopwanleisa – dog tags and supplies

🎥 @lunascookielab – dog cookies and snacks

🎥 @niftylilbaker – dog cookies and cakes

🎥 @petite.paire – human macarons and treats

🎥 @jumpingjake_dogco – bandanas and accessories


🎥 This is a dog-friendly event outdoors, but dogs are not permitted inside the boutique

🎥 This is our final pawty for the Summer Market and Socials Film/TV. Hope to see you and your pup there!

For more details click here. Price: $5. (with eventbrite discount) Tickets bought at the door: $10

Movies in the Park - Spider Man: Across the Spider-Verse Memorial Park Stouffville - Aug 25th

Get your lawn chairs and blankets ready and join us in Memorial Park for family favourites under the stars! There is always a great lineup of movies scheduled that you won’t want to miss! Relax under the stars with family and friends. Movies will begin at sundown and a food vendor will be available at each movie selling a variety of delicious treats for you to enjoy while watching the movies. All movies are free of charge and registration is not required. In the event of inclement weather, movies may be rescheduled or cancelled. Follow the Town Events Facebook page for updates. Parking is available in nearby parking lots at the Leisure Centre and Across from Latcham Hall but the town encourages residents to walk or bike to the movie screening when possible. 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Curbside Giveaway Day - Whitchurch-Stouffville - Aug 26th

During Curbside Giveaway Days York Region residents are invited to place unwanted items, labelled FREE, at the curb for other residents and community members to browse and take for their own use, free of charge.

This is a great opportunity to declutter and find a new home for your unwanted items, while also picking up something you may want or need for free.  

Here are a few tips and tools to help out:

  • See dates and locations below for events in your local city or town
  • If participating, download and print a FREE curb alert poster
  • Swap your items online for free on various apps, sites or groups
  • Share your offerings and great finds using #yrcurbalert

For locations where you can donate, recycle or dispose of any items that were not picked up visit

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Paint Nite: The Original Paint & Sip Party - East Side Marios Stouffville - Aug 24th - 7pm

Paint the night away this week at an Original Paint Nite event. Sip drinks and share laughs with your friends, maybe dance to a few of your favorite tunes, all while you move step-by-step toward completion of your own work of art! You’ll be in great hands with our master artist Odette Wells who will guide you through the whole process – no experience necessary! Just grab your buds and come on out to East Side Mario’s Stouffville in Stouffville this Thu night and see what all the fuss is about. Yaymaker events always give you all you need to stay local and explore your creative side. Make some extra YAY this week!

For more details click here. Price: $48

Tamil Fest 2023 - Markham Road - Aug 26th - 27th

Tamil Fest is the largest street festival in the east of the City of Toronto, and it is also the largest Tamil Street Festival outside of the Indian subcontinent. Tamil Fest showcases and celebrates the rich Tamil cultural heritage, arts, music, and cuisine to Canada’s diverse communities.

Last year the annual Tamil Fest attracted well over 250,000 individuals, which was its highest number of attendees since its inception in 2015. During this two-day festival, you can expect to see amazing live entertainment by local and international artists, delicious food, and the celebration of rich Tamil culture.

Join us on Markham Road, between McNicoll Ave and Passmore Ave on Saturday, August 26th from 12 PM to 11 PM and Sunday, August 27th from 11 AM to 9 PM!

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

The Dino Train Experience - York Durham Heritage Railway - Aug 26th - Sept 3rd

Get ready for an awe-inspiring journey back in time with the Dino Train Experience, an incredible event featuring over 40 animatronic life size dinosaurs, coming to the York-Durham Heritage Railway in Uxbridge! This thrilling Jurassic adventure is perfect for dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages and guarantees a day filled with excitement, education, and unforgettable memories. Step aboard the specially decorated Dino Train, a retro-style locomotive that will transport you and your family to a world where dinosaurs once roamed the Earth. As the train chugs along the picturesque heritage railway, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, creating a truly immersive atmosphere

For more details click here. Price: from $39.99

Paw Patrol Meet & Greet at the Toronto Zoo -

Paw Patrol’s Chase and Skye Unleashed!

Join us on August 26 – 27 for a special Paw Patrol meet and greet event at the Toronto Zoo! Get a chance to meet Chase, the brave police pup, and Skye, the fearless aviator, up close and personal. Don’t miss this paw-some opportunity to interact with your favorite Paw Patrol characters.

For more details click here. Price: free with Zoo admission

Taste of the Caribbean - Canada's Wonderland
Aug 26th- 27th

Feast your senses at the lively and colourful Taste of the Caribbean food festival where guests will enjoy island flavours from jerk chicken to seafood dishes, rum cake and coconut desserts, plus sweet summer drinks! Dance along to steel drum music and transport yourself to the warm islands of the Caribbean.

For more details click here. Price: free with admission

Monarch in Migration - Claremont Nature Centre
Aug 30th - 5.30pm

Join us for an evening at the Claremont Nature Centre and learn about the wonders of the Monarch Butterfly and other amazing migrators of Southern Ontario. We will create take-home habitats that you can place in your backyards to help protect these beautiful migrators!

This event is recommended for families with children ages seven and up.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Karaoke Night with a Surprise Celebrity - Jokers Theatre & Comedy Club - Richmond Hill - Aug 24th - 8pm

Join us for a night of karaoke featuring a MYSTERY REALITY TV STAR CELEBRITY! Get a chance to sing along with the the “Queen of Reality TV” (hint- she’s a hit on TLC) and have a one of a kind meet and greet! You can also enjoy an assortment of delicious food, drinks, and over 30,000 karaoke songs at Jokers Comedy Club, Vaughan’s top-rated club.

IMPORTANT- Reality Star Celebrity will be announced on August 22 at 12:01 AM via Instagram- @jokers905club. Don’t miss out on this special announcement!

Limited tickets available, get them before they sell out!

For more details click here. Price: $27.96