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What’s on in Markham - June 8th - 14th

Hello and welcome to this week’s list of What’s on in Markham – June 8th – 14th!

We would like to clarify that although our list is called “What’s On in Markham’ we do include events outside of Markham. While we make every effort to ensure all Markham events top the list, we know that some residents may want to travel to other events in the nearby area and so we include some of the other events around and about – we hope that works for everyone!

We will continue to title the list ‘What’s on in Markham’ for SEO reasons. If someone is searching on the internet for events in or around Markham – this means they will have a chance of finding this in their search results.

Hope that clears things up and we hope you continue to benefit from your weekly list of events!

This week we have a long eclectic list that we hope will appeal to you! From cycling to art, writing workshops, yoga, gardening, a conference, theatre, a flower festival, dance, tanks, and more! Scroll down to find out What’s on in Markham – June 8th – 14th!

Markham Cycling Day - June 11th - 8am - 1pm

Markham Cycling Day - Whats on in Markham June 8 - 14th

We are back in-person this year! Markham Cycling Day is York Region’s largest FREE public cycling event. The event offers a safe, fun and educational experience that engages the community and enables participants to develop or enhance their passion for cycling.

This year, we have a *NEW LOCATION* at Markham Centre, 10 Aviva Way (Birchmount Road & Enterprise Boulevard).

The event will include:

  • The Children’s Bike Races are crowd favourite each and every year! Children and youth ages 3-10 engage in a friendly race to win a gold, silver or bronze medal. Taking place at the Markham Centre, young racers will ride in a safe and closed-off area.
  • The Tour de Markham, comprising of 12km, 30km, and 60 km group rides across the City taking participants on different cycling infrastructure and interesting landmarks along the way.

This event is opened to the community. It includes entertainment, snacks, cycling information and so much more!

Event registration is required. Reserve your spot today!

*A detailed event schedule will be available closer to the event.*

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Cineplex Family Favourites - The Lego Batman Movie - Cineplex Cinemas Markham & VIP - June 10th - 11am

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made THE LEGO MOVIE a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO BATMAN — stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

For more details click here. Price:  $2.99

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 

So...You Want to Write a Book Workshop - Markham Train Station Community Centre - June 10th - 10am - 2pm

So...You Want to Write a Book Worskhop - What’s on in Markham - June 8th - 14th

Greetings Markham and York Region friends and colleagues!

Please join published authors, Laura Connor and Suzen Fromstein, at our inaugural “So…You Want to Write a Book” workshop.

The workshop takes place from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday June 10/23 at the Markham Train Station. Early bird pricing is in effect until May 8th. Light refreshments will be served.

The learning sessions, moderated author panel, and working groups make this the first of its kind event in York Region and has been designed to appeal to first- time authors.

Top 5 reasons to attend this fun-filled and information-rich learning environment:

  1. Discover what you need to do to kickstart your publication journey.
  2. Bring your rough notes, and book ideas to the workshop with you.
  3. Get feedback on everything from the workshop presenters + author panelists.
  4. Find out what you need to create low-medium content books, puzzles + games.
  5. Network with attendees, organizers, and author panelists.

For more details click here. Price: $44.07

Art in the Park - Memorial Park Stouffville - June 10th - 11am - 4pm

Art in the Park Stouffville - What’s on in Markham - June 8th - 14th

Art in the Park is an outdoor art show and sale that has been running annually in Stouffville since 2015 is a celebration of art and culture for our community.

Join us in Memorial Park to celebrate arts and culture at this annual art show and sale. Enjoy the sounds of talented and diverse entertainment while you wander the park to revel in the talent of artists from across Southern Ontario.

In addition to the diverse group of artists showcasing their talents through a variety of mediums, the town’s cultural facilities also take part by highlighting their services and providing crafts and activities to the families attending.

The show includes fine art paintings, jewelry, pottery, textile art, photography and more.

For more details click here.  Price: FREE 

Rhythmic Re-Framing & Gentle Yoga Wellness Retreat Community Drum Workshop - Royal Canadian Legion - Whitchurch-Stouffville - June 10th - 9am - 12.30pm

Rhythmic Re-Framing & Gentle Yoga Wellness Retreat Community Drum Workshop What’s on in Markham - June 8th - 14th

This half-day wellness retreat is an opportunity for participants to start the day with a gentle yoga practice (both mat and chair practice for those who need modifications), enjoy a light breakfast together, and then experience the power and joy of playing drumming music in community.

For more details & registration click here.  Price: FREE 

Pollinators Small but Mighty - Bond Lake Park Richmond Hill
June 13th - 6.30pm

Bee on Plant What’s on in Markham - June 8th - 14th

What are pollinators? Why are they important? Enjoy an interactive presentation all about butterflies, bees, and other pollinators! Learn how to attract and support these species at home with pollinator-friendly gardening tips.

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 & to register click here. Price: FREE 

Ripple Foundation presents: Express Inspire Connect Conference - Online Event - June 11th - 12pm

Ripple Foundation: ‘Express Inspire Connect’ Conference What’s on in Markham - June 8th - 14th

Fostering Creativity and Empowering Youth: Ripple Foundation Presents ‘Express Inspire Connect’ Conference

Ripple Foundation, a Canada-wide educational charity dedicated to creative literacy and empowering youth, is unveiling its second annual youth conference, ‘Express Inspire Connect,’ taking place on Sunday, June 11, from 12:00 PM to 4:15 PM EST.

The youth-organized, 100% donation powered, and volunteer-run virtual event aims to provide an engaging platform for students in grades eight to 12 to explore youth-led activism, personal growth, and the transformative power of education.

“We are excited to bring back the ‘Express Inspire Connect’ youth conference,” said Ivy Wong, Founder of Ripple Foundation. “This event embodies our commitment to fostering the next generation of leaders and change-makers. By providing a platform for young voices to be heard, we hope to inspire and empower them to create positive change in their communities.”

The conference will be held online and will inspire young individuals by addressing relevant issues impacting their peers. Through a thoughtfully curated program, participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with like-minded individuals, and discover their potential as agents of change.

“The conference seeks to play a vital role in youth-led activism, empowering young change-makers through insightful discussions and creative thinking around relevant social issues. Our aim is to inspire and equip the next generation of leaders to make a meaningful impact in their communities,” said Maddux Ma, Youth Events Team Lead at Ripple Foundation.

The conference will kick off with an engaging session on global issues in Youth Literature Workshop, highlighting the transformative power of literature. The centerpiece of the event will have three exceptional student speakers (Hanna Grover from Southridge School in British Columbia, Erica Li from St. Robert Catholic High School Toronto, and Isabella Wen from RE Mountain Secondary School Langley) tackle topics such as education as a fundamental right, cultivating healthy mindsets, and advocating for equal opportunities. The event also features a Youth Organization Fair, providing a platform for active participation and inspiring attendees to make a difference in their communities. The conference will wrap up with closing remarks and an exciting prize draw, offering attendees the chance to win prizes from our prize contributors – The Walrus, Penguin Random House, and Cineplex.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Scarborough Village Theatre presents: TIme After Time - June 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th & 16th

Jack the Ripper steals H.G. Wells’ Time Machine to escape from 1893 into the future. Wells pursues him to bring him back to London and justice. Jump forward to San Francisco in 1980, where Wells meets Amy, a bored bank teller, who becomes an ally in his quest. This unusual mixture of sci-fi, gore, romance and, yes, comedy, was made into a 1979 movie featuring Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen.

Recommended for age 14 and up. 

For more details click here. Price: from $19

The Oshawa Annual Peony Festival - Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens - June 10th & 11th

This City of Oshawa event is a favourite among flower and garden lovers alike! Join us for live entertainment, market vendors, a diverse food court to satisfy every foodie, a judged peony flower show, demonstrations, children’s activities, and 300 varieties of beautiful peonies in the garden.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show 2023 - Albert Campbell Square, Scarborough - June 10th -10am - 9pm

Join us for all-day LIVE entertainment, taste some of the scrumptious cuisines, enjoy the cultural displays or go shopping at our booths! The event will celebrate Filipino Heritage Month and Philippine Independence. Be part of the unfurling of one of the BIGGEST Philippine flags! Other highlights include a Santacruzan Parade, Fashion Show, Zumba and so much more! Meet new friends and win some fabulous prizes!

Formerly held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) is proud to bring you the 13th Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show sa Toronto in a safe, outdoor space. PCCF’s motto is to, “have fun while helping others!”

The Fiesta will take place just steps away from Scarborough Town Centre Mall! ..Tara na! Kita kits. See you there!

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Nature Connection - Downsview Park - June 11th - 2pm

Kids in forest

Each nature-themed session will get you exploring the natural world that makes Downsview Park unique.

Here’s what to expect:

Each program is 90 minutes
All ages are welcome but those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Activities will be flexible and reflective of the participants’ interests
Nature Connection runs every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, unless otherwise noted
Pets are not permitted at this program. Service animals are always welcome.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Aquino Tank Weekend - The Ontario RCAC Museum
June 9th - 11th

Tank at the Aquino Tank Weekend

Visit the museum for Canada’s Largest Military Show!

Aquino Tank Weekend is the largest and greatest historical military show in Canada. It is the Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum’s biggest annual event. There is nothing like it in the world.


Spanning over three very busy days (9,10,11 June 2023), Aquino Weekend is an event with action packed excitement for both families and history enthusiasts.

The Museum is known world wide for its extensive collection of operational historical vehicles and they are showcased in both static and dynamic displays over the weekend. They will roll out in demonstrations, battle re-enactments, and one-on-one tank battles! The battle re-enactments are second to none. They combine an intensive experience where artillery, infantry, and vehicles encounter each other. These scenarios are narrated and supported by explosions and gunfire (with blanks)!

There will be displays from Canadian Armed Forces units, partner Museums from all over Southern Ontario, a myriad of Historical Reenactors, other supporting organizations with similar interests (From Pipe and Drums to Radio Controlled Tanks), food trucks, beer garden, and our ever-popular Kids Zone.

For more details click here. 

Price: from $15

Bollywood Dance Workshop - Get Fit Toronto
June 10th - 3pm

Bollywood Dance Workshop

Join us for an exhilarating dance workshop led by the talented instructor, Divya! Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Bollywood dance as Divya takes you through an energetic and fun-filled routine.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to explore the magic of Bollywood dance or an experienced dancer wanting to refine your skills, this workshop welcomes participants of all levels. No prior dance experience is required!

During this dynamic workshop, Divya will guide you step-by-step through a lively Bollywood song, ensuring you grasp the rhythm, expressions, and signature moves. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and perfect a captivating dance routine that captures the essence of Bollywood.

Date: June 10, 2023

Time: 3PM

Where: 3021 Markham Road, Unit #53

Duration: Approximately 1-2 hours

Note: Please wear comfortable attire and bring a water bottle. Come prepared to let loose, have fun, and create magical moments on the dance floor!

For more details click here. Price: $11.98

That's the list folks!

If you would like some more ideas of things to do in Markham don’t forget to take a look at our blog pages for ideas! 

Have a great week!