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What's On in Markham July 6th - 12th

Lots of summer events happening this week in and around Markham! Cinema, fitness, arts, festivals and much more! Scroll down to find out What’s On in Markham July 6th – 12th!

Night at the Museum - Luca - July 12th - 8pm

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.

Bring your family and friends with some lawn chairs and watch a family-friendly movie under the stars. Registrations is required. Gates open at 8pm, movies start at 9.30pm or sunset.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Yoga & Zumba at the Bandstand - every Wednesday & Sunday

Enjoy a free outdoor yoga class every Sunday, and Zumba class every Wednesday courtesy of City of Markham’s group fitness.

Yoga – Sundays at 9am until August 27th

Zumba – Wednesdays at 6.30am – until Aug 30th

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Markham Dog Alliance - Dog Friendly Paint Night: Vincent Van Gogh Style - Birchmount Studio - July 7th - 6pm

Start the class with some fun for the pups, with socializing and treats. You’ll get to meet new people and/or get reacquainted with friends from the community.⁠

Then get ready to unleash your imagination as you explore the world of painting and mixed media. Guided by skilled instructors and surrounded by fellow dog enthusiasts, you’ll have the opportunity to express your love for our furry friends through various artistic mediums. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting your creative endeavours, this workshop welcomes all skill levels. 

So, join us and let your creativity soar as you embark on a memorable artistic adventure, crafting dog-themed projects that will leave a lasting paw print on your heart. Don’t miss out on this tail-waggingly delightful experience!

For more details click here. Price: $60

Cineplex Family Favourites - Cineplex Cinema & VIP Downtown Markham - Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
July 8th - 11am

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

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

Exhibition Opening Reception: Among the Drupes (Elegy for a Wasteland) - Varley Art Gallery - July 9th - 2pm

Come out, and celebrate the opening of Cole Swanson’s exhibition Among the Drupes (Elegy for a Wasteland). This free public event will feature a guided artist tour with Cole Swanson and Varley curator, Anik Glaude, and hands-on family activities. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.Among the Drupes (Elegy for a Wasteland)July 1, 2023 to January 7, 2024Organized by the Varley Art Gallery of MarkhamFeaturing the work of Cole Swanson and F. H. Varley (1881–1969)Curated by Anik Glaude in collaboration with Aditi Desai, John Abrams, and Niamh O’Laoghaire.About the ArtistMultispecies artist and scholar Cole Swanson explores the dynamic and vulnerable life-story of the accidental, urban wilderness. For eight months, Swanson built a close relationship with the last remaining grove of staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) on the West Toronto Rail Path, currently under construction. Through video, material process, and installation art, Swanson honours and cares for the site’s wayward ecology in which native, invasive, and naturalized species survive together amidst the precarity of our times. Engaging with Frederick Varley’s field sketches of sumac, and creating a suite of natural materials from the organic, mineral, and human-made constituents of the site, Swanson demonstrates how art can move us to bear witness, attend to, and form unlikely kinships within our more-than-human communities.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Trivia Night at Rouge River Brewery - July 6th - 6.30pm

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

Puppy Yoga - 21 Bentley Street Markham - July 8th
1pm & 2.30pm

No matter what your reasons for attending may be, you’ll love Puppy Yoga. Whether you are spending time with friends and family, enhancing your bond with your significant other, or you are a parent looking to connect with your kids, you’ll find what you’re looking for at our Markham events.

Yoga class with puppies is truly perfect for everyone.

For more details click here. Price: $45

Summer Family Fun Fest - York-Durham Heritage Railway Uxbridge - July 7th - 16th

Come and play all day at Heritage Station! Jumping Castles, Water Slides, Shows, Train Rides, character meet and greets and so much more! This is your chance to come to Heritage Station! There is fun for the whole family including a 12pm parade down our historic centre. Surprise characters every weekend! 20+ Activities you and your family can enjoy!

For more details click here. Price: $19.99

Family Fest - Guild Park & Gardens Scarborough - July 7th - 9th

Guild Festival Theatre is proud to be kicking off our season with Family Fest! This energetic celebration of young audiences (and the young at heart) will feature a variety of different performances, workshops and activities perfect for every member of the family. From circus performers to puppet theatre and musical acts, Family Fest has you covered! Whether you’re 3 or 103, this festival is the perfect way to start your summer. Back for a second year, Family Fest promises to be a memorable event, featuring a diverse lineup of performances, including theatre, storytelling, live music and more. There will be interactive workshops and fun activities for everyone to enjoy, making it the perfect family-friendly destination to kick off the summer season.

The best part? The festival is free to attend! There’s no need for registration, simply come and enjoy the festivities.

2023 Performers

The Grand Salto Theatre – Returning to the Greek Theatre after 2022’s hit The Little Circus That Could, Zita Nyrady & Myque Franz present Little Rooster, a delightful retelling of a classic Hungarian folk tale performed with music, dance, puppets and circus.

Voyage Nord Ouest – Métis siblings Alyssa and Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk were born in Winnipeg, Manitoba where they nurtured a passion for music from an early age. Voyage Nord Ouest blurs the lines between theatre, storytelling, and music in a personal story of multi-generational lineage that explores family and musical influences.

Toronto String Quartet – TSQ presents musical masterpieces from hit pop songs to famous film scores as well as the classical greats.

Diana Tso – A storyteller, theatre artist, playwright and artistic director of Red Snow Collective, Diana’s vision merges east & west storytelling art forms through music, movement & text.

Charlie Petch – Charlie Petch (they/them, he/him) is a disabled/queer/transmasculine multidisciplinary artist who resides in Tkaronto/Toronto. A poet, playwright, librettist, musician, lighting designer, and host, Petch won the 2022 ReLit Award for their debut poetry collection, Why I Was Late.

Spirit of Africa – This presentation weaves together traditional African dance, music, and storytelling to create an experience of peace and understanding.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Karaoke Night at Jokers Richmond Hill - July 6th - 8pm

Join us for an epic night of Karaoke at the iconic Joker’s Lounge and Comedy Club in Richmond Hill! Come sing your heart out on their state of the art stage with awesome speakers.

It’ll be a fun night of singing and new friends. See you there!

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Paint Nite: The Original Paint & Sip Party - East Side Mario's Stouffville - July 6th - 7pm

Whether you are looking for date night ideas, family night ideas, girls night out, this painting is for you.  This is a step by step canvas painting event.  You could go home with a handmade wall worthy painting.

For more details click here. Price: $43

Firefly Watch - Claremont Nature Centre - July 8th - 8pm

Join us for an enchanting evening walk where we learn about and experience the nature that is waking up as we are normally getting ready for bed. We hope to see the fireflies as they light up the path and guide us around the trail! 

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 

Self Love + The Power of Dreaming BIG - Online Event
July 12th - 5pm

Happy Summer! The BeaYOUtiful Foundation welcomes female and non binary youth ages 10-14 across Canada to join our VIRTUAL Confidence Workshop on Wednesday July 12th, 2023!

The session will feature a talk on courageous, curious thinking when it comes to dreaming BIG. The attendees will learn how to construct a journey/visualization map to achieving their goals and also learn why self-love is so important and connected to building your own dreams. Attendees can expect to walk away with an empowered mindset and ready to face any challenges they will come across this year with CONFIDENCE.



JULY 12, 2023 5:00pm-8:00pm EST via zoom. ***30 minute dinner break from 6:15pm-6:45pm
This workshop is free for all participants thanks to the generous contributions of Pepsico .

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Heads Up for:

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

That's the list folks!

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