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What's On in Markham May 25th-31st

This week we have a great list of events in and around Markham for you! Books, music, gardening, cinema, theatre, painting, yoga and much more! Scroll down to find out what’s on in Markham May 25th-31st and have a great week! 

Patricia Wong Author Event at Indigo Chapters Markham
May 27th - 1pm - 4pm

Join Author Patricia Wong for an afternoon of fun and surprises at Indigo Chapters Markham! 

Fun Giveaways! ‘Finding Hello’ limited edition board books available. Book signing. 

Reserve a spot or just drop in.  Bring your own books for signing. 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Markham Public Library 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 

Flato Markham Theatre presents: 2023/24 Season Launch
May 29th - 7pm

Join us on May 29th for a night of laughs, music, live performances, and conversations. The night will be co-hosted by the very funny Ali Hassan and we will have special performances from Jeanick Fournier, Courtney Gilmour, The Next Generation Leahy, SAMAJAM, and more!

For more details click here. Price: $12

Rouge River Brewery presents:

Special Music Guest Kevin Ker - May 26th - 7-9pm

Best known as the songwriter and front-man for Future History and Man Made Forest, as well as the founder and president of Epidemic Music Group. He gained international recognition for organizing and producing the official Guinness World Recorfor the “Longest Concert by Multiple Artists” in March of 2017. The 437-hour long concert raised $100,000 for 17 local charities and garnered international media attention. He is a highly-respected thought-leader within the York-Durham musical community.

For more details click here. 

Yoga and Beer with Bohemian Bliss Yoga - May 28th - 11am

Join the fun environment of a Beer & Yoga class at Rouge River Brewery. Whether you like beer or you like Yoga, you’re looking to try something new, or a combination of all, this class is for you! This Yoga Flow class is fun and empowering! Stretch, twist, balance, and sip through a glass of beer during class. Do Yoga for the mind, body, and spirit and unite together to cheers with a beer. You are welcome to stay for another glass after class. Beginners welcome, class is taught to all levels.

For more details click here. Price: $29

Paint Nite: Sunrise on the Lake - May 31st - 7pm

Ain’t no party like a Paint Nite party! Come and see for yourself why the Original Paint Nite is the most fun paint party on the block. No experience necessary! Our talented artist will walk you through all the steps you take to go from blank canvas to full masterpiece in under two hours. Add a couple glasses of wine, some tunes and some laughs with friends – what could be better?!

For more details click here. Price: $40

Anime/Cartoon Doggie Day - 8 Main Street Markham
May 27th - 11am - 4pm

Join us for a free event with your doggie! Photobooth, Vendors, DJ for dancing, Starbucks Pup Cups, Freshi samples, Eight On Main Coupon.
Location: Back Space of Eight On Main

This event is hosted by: Markham Dog Alliance in Cooperation with Eight On Main Boutique

*Please note: dogs are not permitted inside the boutique.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Rain Gardens 101 Webinar - May 25th - 6.30pm

Rain gardens are beautiful outdoor spaces with a lot going on just below the surface. Their special design absorbs excess rainwater, filtering it as it returns to the soil. Be inspired by beautiful rain gardens while learning how to create the right rain garden for your property.

Receive online gardening fact sheets and guides.

This presentation is intended for a General Audience:
– Beginner-level information
– Includes intermediate concepts
– Content intended for adults

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Men of Note presents: Young at Heart Concert
Stouffville United Church - May 27th - 2.30pm

Men of Note are very pleased to be able to perform once again after a very quiet three years. We will be performing a variety of new works and old favourites. The concert features Susan Ryman and the Port Perry High School Choir as our special guests.

For more details click here. Price: $10-$25

Katak The Brave Beluga - Cineplex Cinemas Markham
May 27th - 11am

All of his friends have turned white, as expected at their age, but young beluga Katak is still small and gray. To prove his maturity and grant his ailing grandmother’s last wish, Katak sets off on a perilous journey to the Great North.

For more details click here. Price: $2.99

Stompin' Boots with Cheatin' Hearts - Claremont Legion
May 26th - 8pm

We are so excited to host a Friday Night Dance Party!

What is Stompin’ Boots with Cheatin’ Hearts? It is a place where we gather to have FUN on Friday nights – a chance to line dance to country music or dance to the top 100 songs.

PLUS Cheatin’ Hearts will teach you 4 line dances throughout the night!

Everyone Welcome – Adults ONLY – NO cover charge – NO Judgement – Cash Bar – COMPLIMENTARY snacks – Limited Capacity- ID & RSVP required

Where? Claremont Legion 4937 Old Brock Rd, Claremont ON

Time? 8pm – Midnight

Dress Code: Casual -There isn’t one (IF YOU WANT TO HAVE MORE FUN, COME WEARING A COWBOY HAT & COWBOY BOOTS- Not mandatory but recommended…Just Sayin’)

We are super excited to see you there! The more the better!

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Splash Works Opening Day - Canada's Wonderland
May 27th

Get back to outdoor, poolside fun on May 27 at Canada’s Wonderland water park opening. Splash Workshas 20-acres of water attractions including Canada’s largest outdoor wave pool, 17 water slides, exhilarating cliff jumping, water playgrounds, kiddie slides and a Lazy River! This unique water park near Toronto has something for everyone and guests of all ages.

Best of all, entry to Splash Works is included with Canada’s Wonderland admission and Season Pass! Get two parks for one and make this summer the best one yet.

For more details click here. Price: from $39.99

Ajax Rotary Ribfest - Ajax Downs
May 26th-28th

Visit amazing ribbers and numerous vendors and listen to live music.
The midway returns this year.


Spitfire Kings
Pan Fantasy
Dave & Sarah
The Irelands
The Bomb
The Philcos
Sarah Fazackerley
The Mac’s


Tiny Tom Donuts
Butter Tarts
Ontario Corn Roasters
The Hemp Spot
Jerk Brothers
Funnel Cake Express
Heavenly Dreams Ice Cream
Slushy Bear
Chambers Food
Mr. Kettle Corn

+ 8 Amazing Ribbers

For more details click here. Price: FREE (donations accepted)

Newmarket Rib & Beer Festival - Upper Canada Mall
May 26th-27th

Join us for a weekend of mouth-watering, finger-lickin’, belly-rubbin’ good BBQ!! With our upgraded Kids Zone and Canine Show, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

We’re excited to announce our entertainment format for 2023, featuring Country Night on Friday, Rock the Park on Saturday, and Music Mash-Up and Ribs on Sunday! Don’t forget to try all of our delicious foods, including pork ribs, beef ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, coleslaw, cornbread, funnel cakes, blooming onions, ice cream, poutine, deep-fried treats, Jolly Rancher slushies, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and more! Vegetarian options are available too.

For more details click here. Price: $2

The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty Exhibition
The Ismali Centre - until June 4th

The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty is an exhibition featuring the work of Prince Hussain Aga Khan, and celebrates the beauty and magic of the ocean. The exhibition sheds light on stunning vistas and hidden wonders under the sea, and importantly, highlights critical issues of environmental sustainability.​

About the Photographer

From a young age, Prince Hussain Aga Khan developed a keen interest in conservation, tropical fish, reptiles and amphibians, and began scuba diving at 14. Travelling to the tropics frequently after secondary school, Prince Hussain began taking photographs of fauna and flora on a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in 1996.

Multiple expeditions, often organized jointly with scientists or professional photographers, have led him to create an extraordinary visual archive that covers various geographical areas and habitats as well as a large number of marine and terrestrial species.

His exhibitions have been shown internationally and aim to inspire admiration for wildlife and the desire to protect it. Collections of Prince Hussain’s photographs have also been published in four books, Animal Voyage (2004), Diving into Wildlife (2015), Fragile Beauty (2022) and The Living Sea (2022). Proceeds from the sale of his books are donated via Focused on Nature to shark, cetacean, or sea turtle conservation.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Durham's Biggest Festival of Colours - HOLI
Stone Street Park Oshawa - May 27th - 12pm - 5pm

Outdoor Event where you will play with Organic Colors and Live music Live Dhol Kirtana Dance EDM Local Artist Performance Community Love Family Event

Festival of colors will be celebrated every year for promoting Diversity and Inclusion of our community. Festival of colors will be celebrate outdoor right at the lake. Local business will have an opportunity to present their business and offering to local community.

Everyone is Welcome to join us and play with Vibrant Colors. 5 shades of colors available. Colors are plantbased natural colors made from corn startch and food colors.

Kids 12 and under are FREE. Spend quality time at outdoor event with your kids.

*No Outside colors are allowed. Don’t throw colours at someone’s direct face.

Let’s Stand Togather again with our comunity and Local business by celbrating Unity and Diversity with Durham’s Biggest Festival Of Colors.

**Ticket holders assumesthat all risk incidental to participation in all activities loss or damage to property and release management its employees and agents against any claims.

In purchasing this ticket and in consideration for being admitted to the Event the holder consents to being recorded (by audio visual and/or other means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media now known or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity.

We reserve the right to deny entry or remove from the Event facilities any person who in our sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which we reasonably consider to be disruptive of the Event.

Tickets are non-refundable in any circumstances.

For more details click here. Price: from $17 (includes colours) 

ArtFest on the Esplanade - Esplanade Park, Pickering - May 27th - 11am - 5pm

The City of Pickering and PineRidge Arts Council are excited to welcome back Artfest in Esplanade Park, sponsored by TD Bank Group! Please join us on May 27, 2023 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm for artisan market, demonstrations, activities, live performances and music.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

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Unionville Festival - Main Street Unionville - June 3rd & 4th

We are so excited to welcome back the Unionville Festival! Visit Main Street Unionville for live music, local merchants, family friendly entertainment and more! 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

If you would like your event to be mentioned in a future list, feel free to email me and tell me all about it!