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What's On in Markham - June 15th - 21st

What's On in Markham - June 15th - 21st

SO MUCH to see and do this week folks! Markham Music Festival is finally here with a ton of activities to attend on Main Street Markham this weekend! We also have a night market, farms and BBQ’s, fishing, a festivals, racing, train rides and lots more! Scoll down to find out What’s On in Markham – June 15th – 21st!  

Markham Village Music Festival - Main Street Markham - June 16th - 17th

What's On in Markham - June 15th - 21st

Markham Village Music Festival will have over 50 artists lined up for some awesome performances, Kidz Zone, a vendor village, a beatbox battle and much more.

  • 5 Stages Of Entertainment
  • Muticultural Taste Of Markham
  • Beatbox Showcase
  • Craft And Food Booths
  • Barkham
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Kidz Zone: Enjoy a variety of family friendly performances at the South Stage featuring Dan the Music Man. There will be hands-on crafts including tie dye shirts, friendship bracelets, and instrument making from recycled materials. Students Overseas Foundation will be accepting book donations that will be sent overseas.

From 2pm on June 16th to 11pm on June 17th.


Featured Performers:
Wild T & The Spirit
Pan Fantasy Steel Band
Blackboard Blues Band

Ahkenam Arts
Aroon Academy of Irish Dance
Bollywood Blast
Canada One Network
Carol C Dance
Chinese Collective Art Ass.
Corsh Music
Farrucas Duo
Flemenco Festival Dancers
Hayley Williamson
Julia Middleton
Kick Up A Fuss Cloggers
Kud Biljana
Kyle Wallace
Laurelle Augustyn
Lazo Finn
Laya Bhava Dance Academy
Los Moralitos

Markham Concert Band
Markham Jazz Festival
Markham School of Dance
The Orient Dance Company
Pulse Dance Works Inc.
School of Rock Markham House Band
Shobha Talent and Cultural Centre
The Tone Dogs
The Muffin Men
Unionville Theatre Company
Wayne Madder
West Indian Fusion Dance Center
What About Bob

For more details click here.  Price: FREE 

Markham Museum 'In Summer' Family Pottery Workshop - June 17th - 1.30pm

Finally see what Frozen things do in summer! In this workshop we will use pinching, sculpting and slab techniques to make a summer beach scene with everyone’s favourite snowman, and show off how much cooler it is in summer.

Price includes 500g of clay, glazes and firing for 1 piece. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $50.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. Each additional participant will get 500g of clay, glazes, and firing for 1 piece. Children attending must be registered with an adult.

Age: 4+

For more details click here.  Price: $51

Barkham at Markham Village Music Festival - June 17th - 10am - 4pm

Barkham is going to be the ulti-mutt FREE entrace dog festival running alongside Markham Village Music Festival. What does that mean?

When you go to Barkham you can expect:

  • 20+ Dog-Related Vendors (list of vendors being announced soon), a lot that are coming from around Ontario, showcasing their product lines for a first time in Markham. Most are preparing activities and games at their booths to heighten the entertainment!
  • Dog Photobooth, where you can download free digital photos or buy a printed version on the spot
  • Entertainment from local businesses that want to showcase their dog-training and skills
  • Costume Contests – Categories to be announced
  • Trick Contests – Find out the tricks on spot
  • Free Giveaways – Surprises to come the day of!
  • MUSIC – 50+ Artists/Bands playing (currated from around the world)
  • Beatboxing Showcase – With Canadian Champion Beatboxing winners!
  • Kid Zone – With free activities, balloons, and facepainting for the hooman kids!
  • Food and Craft Vendors
  • Farmer’s Market

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Sips and Songs - Outdoor Concert Series - Eight on Main - June 16th & 17th

Join us for the Markham Music Festival weekend and celebrate female artists as they perform their music for you. This is a community event, supporting local businesses, talent and creative vendors selling their products. In our backspace, Rouge River Brewery will be selling their delicious beer blends while talent from The School of Rock along with other local female musicians including Caardia perform for you! Bring your lawn chair and get comfortable! These events are generously supported by local businesses. This is an all ages and dog-friendly event series.

For more details click here. Price: $5

Cineplex Family Favourites - Ponyo (English) - Cineplex Cinema & VIP Downtown Markham - June 17th - 11am

Ponyo is a mischievous and adventurous little goldfish, who drifts away from the undersea home she shares with her father, the wizard Fujimoto, and hundreds of little sisters. Far from her home, she meets Sosuke, a 5-year-old boy who lives by the sea with his mother Lisa. Sosuke gently cares for his new pet and quickly wins Ponyo’s heart. Ponyo’s father, desperate for his daughter to return to their undersea home, uses his magic to bring her back, much to Ponyo’s dismay. But Ponyo, ever the stubborn little goldfish, longs to return to her special friend. She magically transforms herself into a little girl and finds her way back to Sosuke’s house where she and her friend embark on a series of adventures.

For more details click here. Price: $2.99

Markham Public Library Events - Online & In Person Events

What's On in Markham - Public Library 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 

Unionville Theatre Company @ Markham Village Music Festival - June 17th

UTC will be at the Markham Village Music Festival this Saturday, June 17th!!!! 
Come visit us throughout the day and stick around the performances by past and present UTC members at 4:45 –  5.45pm!! 🎭
For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Lucky Lion Night Market - CF Markville Mall Outer Parking Lot - June 15th - 3pm - 8pm

Lucky Lion returns to CF Markville located on the outer parking lot closest to Austin and Bullock Drive. With more fun, food and interactive experiences, make this event a must-see this summer.

19+ BAR + DJ

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Rouge River Brewery Presents:

Special Music Guest - JJ & The Pillars - June 15th - 7-9pm

Pre- Markham Music Festival Event with this Peterborough based Folk/Americana band who have over 5 million plays on Spotify. 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Dad Sabbath - June 18th - 4pm - 6pm

Are you a Dad that likes to rock and enjoy the music of Black Sabbath? We have a special music guest perfect for Father’s Day. 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Celebrating Parents - Forsythe Family Farms Uxbridge
June 18th

We are treating parents and Grandparents to a free day on the farm when they are accompanied by their kids.

Bring your family to visit our farm family. Enjoy a day meeting our barnyard animal friends, a family-themed scavenger hunt, our Forest Trail, Barnyard Adventure playground, and more.

For more details click here. Price: Children $12 Parents/Grandparents free. 

Father's Day BBQ & Craft Beer Experience - Pingle's Farm - Hampton - June 18th

Give Dad what he really wants: craft beer & BBQ!
This Father’s Day, we’re hosting the ultimate beer & bbq experience. Your experience starts when you receive your ‘passport’ at admissions, and from there it’s nothing but pilsners, lagers, ipas, smoked meat, saucy sides & more.
Each passport has five ‘stops’ where you’ll collect a menu item (menu below) and perfectly paired craft brew from a local brewery. All of our menu items are made on-site, using premium, locally sourced ingredients like Ontario raised meat from Willowtree Farm & Pingle’s homemade BBQ sauce (featuring our not so secret ingredient… apples!).
🥩 5 different BBQ tastings
🍺 5 different craft beer samples
⛳ Admission to Playland
🚜 Wagon rides
🧺 Access to our pick-your-own fields
🎵 Live music
🎁 A take home glass keepsake
Father’s Day BBQ is from 1PM to 5PM for family-fun in the Pingle’s Farm Playland, listen to live music and eat all the deliciousness!
The Breaded Bird – Fried chicken skin, French fries, double smoked bacon, pickles, on a slider.
Smoke ‘Em Beef Brisket – House smoked brisket on a slider.
Getting’ Piggy With It – Pulled pork slider with a house-made apple based BBQ sauce.
Spicy Banger Sausage – Willowtree Farm Cheddar Jalapeño Sausage, smoked onsite at Pingle’s Farm.
Cheesy Mac with Hot Dogs – Willowtree Farm hot dogs, paired with homemade Mac & Cheese.
Creamy Coleslaw – Shredded cabbage, carrots, parsley & kale in a creamy salad dressing.
Potato Salad – a McKay secret family recipe! Made with eggs, peppers, mayonnaise & secret spice blend.
BBQ Baked Beans (Veg) – Sweet & smokey beans, cooked slowly over an open fire.
Buttery Flaky – A Pingle’s staple!
Banana Pudding – Fresh bananas, waffle wafers, whipped cream & banana pudding.

For more details click here. Price:  From $8

Ontario Family Fishing Event - Various Locations
June 17th & 18th

Introduce a friend to fishing or go out on your own of join an event.

OFFE is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario licence-free. There are four periods throughout the year, the 3-day Family Day weekend in February, Mother’s day and Father’s day weekends and a full 9-days in July, which coincides with National Fishing Week.

Participants fishing without a license must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits which are set out in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days.

For more details  and to find locations click here. Price: FREE 

Highland Creek Heritage Festival - Highland Creek Community Park - Scarborough - June 17th

Currently in its 36th year, Our festival is free to attend. Highland Creek Heritage Festival celebrates one of the earliest settlements in the Scarborough community with a fun filled day of music, food and entertainment for the whole family! Highland Creek Heritage Festival is a place people gather together to cultivate a sense of belonging and invest in their local community.

Play all day rides and games for all ages, DJ Music, Food, Accessible Market Path of Makers, local business’ & community groups, live characters, face painting, Interactive shows, live entertainment, magic show, smiling faces, laughter, joy & summer fun in the park!

  • Local Vendors and Crafts
  • D.J & Food Trucks
  • Rides and Activities for all ages
  • Meet Favourite Characters

10am Festivities & DJ begin

11am Opening Ceremony
Colour Guard, Piper, Land Acknowledgment Dignitaries, Heritage Festival Proclamation!

12:00pm & 2:30pm Professor Pricklethorn’s Interactive Tree Show for Children of All Ages

1:00pm Magic Show

2:00pm GIRL POW-R
Scarborough Dukes of Harmony

3:00pm Interactive Belly Dance
with Zahra’s School of Middle Eastern Dance

For more details click here. Price: FREE admission ($10 to ride all day)

Wild West Train - York-Durham Heritage Railway - Uxbridge - June 17th & 18th

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE FATHERS DAY GIFT! Come celebrate with YDHR at the Wild West Frontier. Go back in time as we blaze a new trail surrounded by, sheriffs, and cowboys. Your journey will begin at our Uxbridge station where you will embark on a 1 Hour Train Ride that is transporting Gold for the Bank of Canada, but becareful because you never know when bandits are going to board the train.. Please note accessibility seating is not available for this event. THIS EVENT IS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, .. Remember to bring some loose change, as the ransom money goes to local chairities.

Adult Train Ride PLUS MEAL – $59.99

Wild West Lunch plus train ride – Kids – $49.99
This includes your 1 hour train ride plus your voucher to eat after the train Your meal includes: Hamburger or Hotdog (Vegetarian Options available) and a drink
This is for the 1 hour train ride and show onboard!

For more details click here. Price: see above.

VARAC Vintage Grand Prix - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - Bowmanville - June 16th - 18th

Give Dad a special treat this Father’s Day weekend – a trip to CTMP to see beautifully restored cars from the past 50-plus years of motorsports, racing on our legendary Grand Prix circuit.

The 43rd annual VARAC Vintage Grand Prix revs up the Father’s Day weekend with an amazing field of open and closed wheel race cars from the past six+ decades of motorsports, competing on our legendary Grand Prix circuit.

Presented by the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC), the Vintage Grand Prix is three days of racing for Vintage (pre 1962), Historic (pre 1973), Classic (pre 1999), Formula Classic (open wheel up to 1999) and the NA Vintage Sports 2000 Series for special sportsracers

This year’s feature marque is Mazda, with everything from the early rotary powered RX2, RX3, RX4, R100, RX7’s to Miata’s, MX5’s, and 626’s expected to compete. The feature will be an All Mazda race. How’s that for Zoom Zoom!

The VARAC Vintage Grand Prix also includes the The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, the Field of Dreams Car Show and more for what promises to be a great weekend of vintage racing!

For more details click here. Price: from $20


Infiniti Strings Summer Concert - Markham - June 16th - 4.30pm

The Infiniti Strings is happy to invite you all to our Summer Concert.

We prepared a fantastic program of your favourite classical pieces. This concert starts a new line of concerts in Infiniti Strings Concert Hall featuring excellent soloists and ensembles.

351 Ferrier Street Markham 

For more details click here. Price: $20 – 25 


Nineteen on the Park presents: Patio Series: Conor Gains
Stouffville - June 16th - 7pm

On June 16th enjoy the ambiance of warm summer nights in Civic Square, right in front of 19 on the Park, with live music, snacks, and a variety of drinks. This event will be free to attend. Pre-registration for seating is required. Standing room available to walk-in guests.

We are so excited to welcome Conor Gains to the 19 on the Park stage in Stouffville!

Conor Gains, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer makes music that evolves freely because it has been crafted outside of the box — effortlessly synthesizing the unmistakable warmth of Classic Soul and Modern R&B, with the soaring melodies of Psychedelic Southern Rock and Pop, and bound together with the precision of an artist with an ear for Jazz. As an award-winning songwriter (he’s a past recipient of the Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition Award, recognizing innovation and creativity in songwriting), Gains has sharpened his performing chops as a dynamic, road-ready musician.

With thousands of shows and festival appearances around the globe under his belt—from darkened clubs to sunny festival stages, he’s caught the attention of critics. FYI Music called Gains “a meticulous songwriter with a great voice and considerable guitar chops;” and The Montreal Gazette described Gains’ role in the B.B. King tribute as a contribution to both the “history and the life-force of the music.” Gains is direct about what he wants his music to remedy, inspired by a lineage of artists who have long reflected the reality of an increasingly divided world. Now, he is retrofitting the motives of his influences into a much-needed contribution — in a world starved of healing, Conor Gains is delivering us the music medicine.

In the event of inclement weather, we will be moving this event inside 19 on the Park. Only those who have pre-registered will be guaranteed a spot inside.

Patio Opens: 7pm. Show Begins: 8pm

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Kinderdrop presents: Outdoor Parent & Child Yoga Class - Cornell Community Garden - June 16th - 4pm

Bring your little ones to our free Outdoor Parent and Kid Yoga Class! Spend an hour in nature, connecting with each other and improving your physical and mental wellbeing. Enjoy a fun yet calming session of yoga for all ages! Join us on Friday June 16 at 4pm in the Cornell Community Garden located right in front of Early Blooms Montessori for some fresh air and relaxation. If you’re interested, sign up today to reserve your spot and we don’t want you to miss out!.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Pickering Village Jam Fest - Ajax - June 16th - 18th

Join us for Father’s Day weekend at this year’s Pickering Village Jam Fest. Pickering Village’s favourite FREE ADMISSION music festival, will fill the streets with music along closed to traffic Old Kingston Road between Elizabeth and Linton.

There will be amazing music. There will be delicious food and most importantly, there will be fun for the whole family!!

Three days of live music, great food, vendors, and more – taking place in the heart of the historic Pickering Village on Old Kingston Rd.

Location: Old Kingston Rd. between Elizabeth St. & Linton Ave. in Pickering, Ontario

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

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