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What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

Unionville FestivalWhat's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

This week we are looking forward to warm, dry weather (finally!) and LOADS of events in and around Markham to tempt you out into the sunshine! 

Whether you are into festivals, cinema, dogs, books, disc golf, trivia, fairs, messages from beyond, doggie parties, music or martial arts – we have you covered!  

We hope you find something you like on this list of What’s On in Markham – June 1st – June 7th.

Have a great week! 

Unionville Festival - Main Street Unionville
June 3rd & June 4th - 9am - 9pm

Unionville FestivalWhat's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

The Unionville Festival is a two-day event that takes place on June 3 & 4, 2023. It’s packed with exciting activities for all ages, including:

Live Music: Enjoy live performances by talented local musicians throughout the festival.

Dining: Satisfy your cravings with delicious food from a variety of restaurants throughout Main Street Unionville.

Shopping: Browse and shop unique items from local vendors and shops.

Health & Wellness: Participate in activities and workshops focused on health and wellness.

Annual Rubber Duck Race: Cheer on your favourite rubber duck as it races down the river!

Kidz Zone: Inflatables & Interactive: Kids can jump and play on a variety of inflatables and interactive games.

Life-sized #UNIONVILLEFEST Lego Sign: Take a photo in front of the festival’s new life-sized Lego sign.

Chill Zone: Relax and cool off in the new chill zone, featuring misting stations and shaded seating.

Cat/Dog Show: Watch adorable cats and dogs show off their skills and compete for prizes.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Cineplex Family Favourites - Tom & Jerry - June 3rd - 11am

One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s “Tom and Jerry.” The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them. An eye-popping blend of classic animation and live action, Tom and Jerry’s new adventure stakes new ground for the iconic characters and forces them to do the unthinkable… work together to save the day.

For more details click here. Price : $2.99

Rouge River Brewing Company Trivia Night - June 1st - 6.30pm

What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

The topic for this session is pop culture and general knowledge!

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

For more details click here. Price: $6

Paws N'Pawrents Day - Rouge River Brewing Company
June 4th - 12pm - 2pm

What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

Sip on a pint of beer from our host @RougeRiverBrewery, and help yourself to some celebratory whiskey shots from Sheepdog Whiskey while listening to a curated set of music by our DJ, @ItsKCDecker. Dress your pups up in bandanas from @JumpingJake_DogCo and take photos with friends and pupfluencers at the @CircleBooth PhotoBooth. Our hooman guests will enjoy a macaron from our friends at @Petit.Paire and other snacks to nibble on. Our dog friends will enjoy a Bark-Cuterie board setup by @ItsBarkingGood and ! Find dog-inspired gemstone bracelets, crystals and more from @tsp_wellnessco. & get your pups pampered and their nails trimmed at @Barkeryspa! There are other surprises that will only be announced at the event, so get ready for an incredible social, full of surprises, put together by local dog-friendly businesses.

This event is in support of: One Health Partners (@OHPTherapyDogs) which is a not for profit organization with a mission to promote understanding/appreciation of the human-animal bond and to leverage that understanding in the service of social good. One Health Partners deploys the therapeutic power of animal assisted activities and interventions for comfort, joy, healing and to support the development of caring communities, meaningful relationships and healthy connections. At Paws N’ Pawrents you will be able to learn more about One Health Partners therapy dog program and also explore opportunities for involvement.


Tickets Include: Unannounced Surprises.


  • 1 Pint of Beer (or soft drink for child) @RougeRiverBrewery
  • Photobooth and Digital Photos from @CircleBooth
  • Macaron from @Petite.Paire
  • Parent, Pup, and Purple Themed Vendors Market

Dog + Human

  • All inclusions in Human Ticket
  • 1 Bark-Cuterie Board for your pup (included with Human + Dog ticket) with treats from ItsBarkingGood &
  • Surprise Gifts at the event

Can’t wait to celebrate our Paws n’ Pawrents at this ‘one of a kind’ pawty!

(Please drink responsibly)

For more details click here. Price: Human and Dog; $30 Human – $25


Markham Public Library Events - Online and 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 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 

Book Launch Tea & Talk - Markham Museum - June 4th - 2pm

What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

Markham’s Oldest House: New Discoveries

A “Tea and Talk” afternoon at the Markham Museum

Presentations by Dr. William D. Finlayson and George Duncan

Introducting – The Archaeology, History and Architecture of the Philip Eckardt Log House: The Oldest House in the City of Markham, Ontario Canada. George W.J. Duncan and William D. Finlayson. Our Lands Speak- VOLUME 4.

Free Refreshments

Transportation Hall

For more details click here. Price: FREE 


Disc Golf Launch at Bruce's Mill - Bruce's Mill Conservation Park Stouffville - June 3rd - 10am

What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

TRCA is thrilled to announce the launch of disc golf at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park!

Disc golf is a game changer, combining frisbee throwing with golf, and is a great addition to the suite of family-friendly activities offered at Bruce’s Mill. The 9-hole disc golf course, designed and built by ChainLink Disc Golf, officially opens on Saturday, June 3.

Join us for the opening event – the first 300 registrants will receive FREE access to the park to try their hand at disc golf!

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville June 3rd - 10am - 4pm

Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville is back for another year! Enjoy returning favourite and new sites. 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Messages from the Other Side - Unionville Train Station Community Centre - June 2nd - 6.30pm

What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

“Messages from the Other Side, hearing beyond Your Loved Ones”, is a truly magickal and transformation event that will bring you hope, courage and enlightenment to continue Activating Your Soul and Awakening Your Spirit.

During this unforgettable evening, we will connect with loved ones to bring you peace, comfort, healing and closure to any pain you may be holding onto.

Messages from loved ones can bring you guidance and can touch your heart in ways that uplifts your spirit, and cracks open your heart knowing they are always with you in spirit, and have never left you.

Heaven is full of wisdom, love and compassion connecting with your wise and loving guides who have been with you since the moment you came onto the earth realm, supporting and guiding you on your path, is the most incredible experience one can understand.

Bringing you a deeper understanding of the spiritual realm and the role it plays in your life, your spiritual counsel can pull you out of any human situation and bring you closer to the light that sits within your soul.

This event is designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can let go of your fears and doubts, and open your heart to the possibility of receiving messages from your loved ones who have crossed over alongside your spiritual counsel that have come into this earth plain with you.

Zak is a channeler, healer and messenger bringing words of empowerment and encouragement for anyone that is ready to shift their energy into a higher realm of self discovery and awakening the spirit that may be doormat within your soul, regardless if the message comes from your loved ones or your spiritual counsel we are always been watched up from the spirit world.

You will leave the event feeling uplifted, empowered, and with a renewed sense of direction, allowing you to see life with refreshed eyes and a sense of higher self awareness.

For more details click here. Price: from $49.26 Ticket only event, no tickets sold at the door.

Brooklin Spring Fair - June 1st - 4th

Brooklin Spring Fair What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

The Brooklyn Spring Fair theme for 2023 is Hay Bales & Cow Tails!

We are so excited to bring the Brooklin Spring Fair back to our community after many months of planning. The Demo Derby, Tractor Pull and Rodeo are gearing up. Performers are booked. Supporters, sponsors and volunteers are ready to welcome you back together again.

Attractions include:

  • Back 40
  • Best Food at the Fair (Cancelled)
  • Birds of Prey – 2022
  • Courtyard Stage
  • Creative Corner
  • Midway
  • Parade
  • RAM Rodeo Tour
  • Expo Hall (Arena) Stage Schedule
  • Little Shoppes on the Fairgrounds

For more details click here. Price:  from $5 – $20  Parking $10

Night of Romance - Flute & Piano Recital - Forest Grove United Church - June 3rd - 7.30pm

Irina and Caara will take you on a journey of love and passion with their exquisite performances on the flute and piano. Be swept away by the beautiful melodies and harmonies that will fill the room.

This event is perfect for couples, friends, or anyone who loves classical music and romance. Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening with us.



ROBERT SCHUMANN 3 Romances, op 28

ROBERT SCHUBERT Impromptu, op. 90, No. 2 in E Flat Major

FRANZ SCHUBERT Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D 821 (arr. flute & piano)

ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, op. 73 (arr. flute & piano)

For more details click here. Price: from $15.18

Musical Journey through the History of Orchestral Music - Trinity Anglican Church - Aurora - June 3rd - 8pm

What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

Join the York Symphony Orchestra as we take you on a musical journey through the history of orchestral music. From early Baroque beginnings to 20th century repertoire, come hear examples of music over the past 300 years. The concert will feature music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Schubert and Dvorak, ending with Ravel’s scintillating Bolero.

For more details click here. Price: from $22.63

Rise of the Phoenix: MMA - Tribute Communities Centre - Oshawa - June 3rd - 7pm

Rise of the Phoenix MMA Oshawa What's On in Markham - June 1st - June 7th

For the first time ever, professional mixed martial arts is coming to Oshawa, Ontario as Durham Fight Series presents “Rise of the Phoenix” at the Tribute Communities Centre on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Featuring Ontario’s top mixed martial arts athletes including, James “The Suplex Kid” Clarke, Glory knockout artist Matt Embree and undefeated professional, Justin “KING” Condie. With other local sensations including Bubba Picard making his pro debut and Joe “All Day” Elliot returning to the MMA cage for an action-packed night of high intensity mixed martial arts combat happening right in the Durham Fight Series octagon!

All proceeds from this event are going towards the Hearts For Martial Arts Foundation. A not-for profit organization whose main goal is to provide sponsorship opportunities to families who could benefit from martial arts.

Durham Fight Series is a local combat promotional company who started with the goal in mind to help grow the skills of local athletes and to give them a platform where they can build the skills needed to make it to the highest levels of competition like Bellator and the UFC! For the last 10 years Durham Fight Series has been showcasing its local talent to the fans through kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu events across Ontario.

For more details click here. Price: from $50.30

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

Markham Village Music Festival

The Markham Village Music Festival returns to Main Street Markham for 2023 on June 16-17


Live Music
Featured Musician and Performers on all 5 Stages on Friday & Saturday

Kidz Zone
Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM in front of St. Andrew’s United Church.
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.

Beatbox Showcase “Live Event”
This year’s Beatbox showcase will be a live event at the Robinson Stage on Friday Night at 5:15pm.

The dog-friendly zone will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 10am to 4pm
Located at the north end of the Markham Village Music Festival

Saturday Farmers’ Market
Come over to Robinson street for the Festival Farmers Market.
32 Vendors – 9:00am to 4:oopm Saturday during the festival.

Street Vendors
Artisan and Crafts, Food, Business Booths all on Main Street.

For more details click here. Price: FREE