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What's On in Markham July 13th - 19th

Hello Markham! This week we have another full list of things to do in and around Markham! If you love culture and the arts – this is a list for you!  Cinema, theatre, photography and much more besides! Scroll down for the list of  What’s On in Markham July 13th – 19th!

Markham's 2nd Annual Diversity Festival - Aaniin Community
Centre Park - July 13th & 14th

Join thousands of Markham residents as we celebrate our strength in diversity and build a united Canada. Canadian multiculturalism is at the forefront of civic pride in the GTA, and the Markham Diversity Festival brings together people of all ages and nationalities to experience the richness of the cultural fabric that makes up our communities.


Global Food Village
Live Musical Performances
Dance Competitions
A Drum-Village for Children
Kids Play Zone
Arts & Crafts Booth Sales
Art Exhibitions
Multicultural Fashion Show
Cultural Display(s)
Vendor Exhibitions
Networking Opportunities
And Many More Surprises!!

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Longing Belonging in Motion - Varley Art Gallery - July 15th - 2pm - 4pm

Longing Belonging, 100 Years 100 Stories, a community engagement project and exhibition organized by the collective Long Time No See (LTNS), tackles Canada’s troubled colonialist history by marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act. LTNS members engaged with local Markham communities, interviewing and photographing people in spaces that elicited sentiments of belonging, and gathering images and stories to be presented in the gallery. It is important to note that 2023 is also the centenary of the signing of The Williams Treaties—bureaucratic legislation signed by the Government of Canada and seven First Nations resulting in the surrender of the final portion of southern Ontario territory to the Canadian Government, including the land that the Varley Art Gallery sits on today.

With this project, LTNS asks us all to reflect on the questions: What is our place on this land? What is remembered? What is forgotten? What is our role in reconciliation? How do we all belong?

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Trivia Night at Rouge River Brewery - July 13th - 6.30pm

It’s Trivia night on Thursday July 13th from 630-9pm. Test your general knowledge on music, movies and pop-culture.

Maximum teams of 6. Prizes will be awarded for the winning team.

For more details click here. Price: $6

Shadowpath presents: Theatre Out of the Shadows
Varley Art Gallery - July 14th-16th

From Sappho to Stein and a nod to Okuni Kabuki we present classical works by women who challenged the norms with creativity.Year three of presenting classical plays by women in unusual spaces. Merging three very different playwrights who shared similar struggles becoming artists in their own right. From the controversial works of Sappho who took inspiration from her male and female lovers, to Okuni’s gender-bending new wave of Japanese theatre called Kabuki, to Stein’s outrageous take on female empowerment, this festival promises to deliver the classics like never before. Presented at Unionville’s iconic Varley Art Gallery of Markham, the three plays will unravel throughout the space. Which character will you follow, which character will you relate to, and which character will you end up with? There’s only one way to find out.

WARNING: This content may be disturbing to some due to allusions to death and violence, and a potentially disquieting soundscape. There are themes of sexuality that include sensuality between same sex individuals. Discretion is advised.Registration Required.July 14 at 8 PMJuly 15 at 8 PMJuly 16 at 2 PM

For more details click here. Price: from $31.15

Cineplex Family Favourites - Free Willy 30th Anniversary
Cineplex Cinema Downtown Markham - July 15th - 11am

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

For more details click here. Price: $2.99

Markham Public Library Events - Online & In Person Events

Here is a sample list of just some of the events provided by Markham Libraries,

Scroll down for the link to the rest of the details on the Markham Library site. You can filter down to your choice of nearby libraries, type of event, date, etc, to find the events that suit you!

  • Storytime
  • Outdoor Storytime
  • Baby & Books
  • Reading Buddies
  • Chair Yoga
  • Yoga for Older Adults
  • Laughing Yoga
  • Flex & Stretch Yoga
  • Meditation
  • English Conversation Circle (Virtual & in person)
  • Homeschoolers Weekly Meet-Up
  • Minds in Motion: A programme for Mandarin speaking seniors
  • Walk in Counselling Sessions
  • Mental Health Matters – Understanding Mental Illness (in Cantonese)
  • 7 Ways to Learn English at the Library
  • Discover Seneca Mircocredentials – Short Courses to boost your skills
  • ‘Sounds like a Cult’ podcast discussion
  • Playing the Short Game – How to Market & Sell Short Fiction
  • How to Use the Digital Library
  • Making Sense of Mental Health
  • Markham Village Indigenous Nature Walk
  • Asian Heritage Month Dance Performance & Less
  • Group Bicycle Ride
  • Chess in the Library Drop In
  • PALS (Pet Assisted Literacy Support) in the library
  • Plain tea and Murruku
  • Parent and Baby Yoga and Fun
  • Tips & Fun with Math (Grades 1-2 / 7&8)
  • Healthy Hearing
  • Film Club
  • Employment Insurance & Types of Federal Leave
  • Book Club Discussion – Lessons in Chemistry
  • French Reading Club (4-8 / 9-15)
  • Travels to Japan Fundamentals (Ages 4-9)
  • How to make a Vinyl Sticker with Cricut
  • How to feel self love

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Stouffville Cinema in the Square - Top Gun Maverick - July 13th - 8.30pm

19 on the Park presents, Cinema in the Square!

This 19+ event in Civic Square (right in front of 19 on the Park) is perfect for a fun date night right in the heart of Downtown Stouffville.

On July 13th grab your own lawn chairs and blankets and come out to see Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connolly, in a heart stopping action adventure.

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

The movie will begin at sundown, around 8:30 p.m., and finish around 11:00 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee a spot, in the event of bad weather, inside the theatre.

For up-to-date weather announcements, please visit our Facebook page @19onthepark.

This event is part of the Stouffville Celebrates series. Cinema in the Square is proudly presented by telMAX.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

All Night Lawn - Stouffville Lawn Bowling Club - July 14th - 6.30pm

Join us for All Night Lawn, a series of lawn bowling nights in support of the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation.

Cost per person is $25, with all proceeds going to Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation.
Each of the three events includes a lesson!

For more details click here. Price: $25

All About Bats - Claremont Nature Centre
July 13th - 6.30pm

Join us at the Claremont Nature Centre for a night of adventure as you take in a presentation on bats and why they are important in our communities. Bats are fascinating creatures that navigate the world using a built-in sonar system. And guess what? They live in our backyard! Enjoy an indoor presentation then venture into the park as citizen scientists to listen to bats through a special bat detector!

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

Play on the Runway - Downsview Airport - July 16th

For almost 100 years, planes have taken flight on this stretch of land. On June 26, 2022, it was your turn! 

For one afternoon, Northcrest and Canada Lands, together with Bombardier and Councillor James Pasternak, invited the local community and people across Toronto to come play with us, have an ice cream, and to learn about the accessible, inclusive, active neighbourhoods that will be coming here in the decades ahead.

People brought their kids, bikes, dogs, balls, skateboards, rollerblades, and sense of wonder.  Check out the images below and read the full story here

For more details click here.  Price: FREE 

Halal Ribfest Toronto 2023 - Downsview Park Festival Terrace
July 14th - 16th

Get ready to indulge in the best Halal food Toronto has to offer, from juicy ribs and barbecue to innovative street food. Come experience Toronto’s unique local vendors and flavors! 100% Halal!

The Halal Ribfest is more than just food – it’s a celebration of community, culture, and diversity. We encourage people of all faiths and cultures to participate in our inclusive event!

For more details click here. Price: $15.94

KidzFest - Canada's Wonderland - July 15th - 30th

head up to Vaughan for Canada’s Wonderland’s KidZfest. It’s a party just for kids! Meet your favourite TV characters like Peppa Pig and the Marvel superheroes, enjoy dance parties, music, live entertainment and lots more!

KidZfest is included with Park Admission

Character, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

For more details click here. Price: included with admission.

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