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What's On in Markham Oct 19th - 25th

There is a lot going on this week in the run up to Halloween! Scroll down to find out What’s On in Markham Oct 19th – 25th! 

Halloqueen Mega Dance Party - Toronto Marriott Markham
Oct 20th - 9pm

Dare to be a part of York Region’s largest 19+ 2SLGBTQ+ Halloween dance party. A thrilling evening filled with darkness and frighteningly fantastic entertainment. Join former Cirque du Soleil’s Joey Arrigo as he and his crew hit the stage with gripping performances. Watch as the fires rain down from Aurora Matrix ENBY from the Matrix. Feel the rush of dopamine as Toronto’s best, Sofonda Cox takes over the stage with her sexy dancers. Costumes are highly encouraged for this occasion.

For more details click here. Price: see website for details

Run for Markham - Milne Dam Conservation Park
Oct 22nd - 9am

Fun for the entire family! Run with us at the Milne Dam Conservation Park on October 22, 2023. All proceeds will go to the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

For more details click here. Price: from FREE – $40

Rouge River Brewing Company 7th Anniversary Celebration
Oct 21st - 12pm - 9pm

Join our Rouge River Brewery family, friends and customers to celebrate together the past 7 years of success and great local craft beer! All day event with food, entertainment and more! We have beer, wine, cider, non-alcoholic beverages, pop and sparkling sodas. Special thank you cookies will be handed out to first 100 customers. Free to enter!

For more details click here. Price: FREE


Howloween Doggy Costume Party
The Bernese Barista - Oct 22nd - 1pm

Halloween is coming up… you know what that means! A doggy costume party!

Come join us on October 22nd between 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and dress your pup up for our annual Howloween Doggy Costume Party!

-Puppy walk
-Lots of fun!

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Markham Concert Band presents: Silver Screen Spectacular
Flato Markham Theatre - Oct 22nd - 2pm

Join us for an afternoon of memories as we present great music from your favourite movies. You’ll enjoy Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Marvel’s Avengers, 007, and more. And for the kid in all of us, the memorable tunes from the Pixar studios- The Incredibles, Up, Ratatouille, Cars, and Toy Story.

For more details click here. Price: from $10

Stouffville Card Show - Leisure Centre Stouffville
Oct 21st - 10am

This FREE family friendly event is a great chance to browse and trade! If you’ve been searching for that last card to finish of your favourite set, you don’t want to miss this card-collecting destination. 

Check out a wide variety of cards at the Stouffville Card Show, such as: 

  • Pokemon
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Vintage Sport
  • Modern Era Sport

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Wine & Paint Nite - Latcham Art Centre - Oct 25th - 7pm

Enjoy a relaxing setting with a brush and a glass and take pride in your growing painting skills at the Latcham Art Centre. Supplies provided along with an instructor who will guide you during your new favorite night out.
This is a 19+ event with wine for purchase during the event – government issued ID is required.
For more details click here. Price: $30

Cineplex Family Favourites - Howl's Moving Castle
Cineplex Downtown Markham - Oct 21st - 11.30am

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle………….English dubbed.

For more details click here. Price: $2.99

Markham at the Movies present: Riceboy Sleeps
Flato Markham Theatre - Oct 24th - 7pm

After losing her husband, a Korean mother relocates to Canada in the 1990’s with their young son, determined to provide a better life for him than the one she left behind.  As they each fight for acceptance and respect in their new country, the rift between mother and son grows.  Sudden devastating news prompts their return to Korea with hopes of reconciling with the past.

Starring:  Choi Seung-Yoon, Ethan Hwang, Dohyun Hwang

Origin:  Canada

Awards:  23 wins, 17 nominations including TIFF Platform Prize  and Rising Star for Choi Seung-Yoon

For more details click here. Price: $15

Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents: War & Peace
Flato Markham Theatre - Oct 21st - 8pm

Inspired by Maurice Maeternick’s essay “The Life of Bees,” Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique uses ‘extensive chromatic constructs to depict life and activity in a hive of bees. For the 110th anniversary of the composer’s birth, Member of the Order of Canada and of the Order of Ontario Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra—praised as one of the finest piano concertos of the twentieth century. Arthur Honegger’s Symphony No. 3, “Liturgique” was composed shortly after the Second World War; with movements titled after liturgical topics, Honegger’s extensive commentary describes the work as a reflection on the horrors of war and the desire for peace.

For more details click here. Price: from $15

Howie Mandel - Flato Markham Theatre - Oct 23rd - 8pm

Howie Mandel remains a constant force in stand-up comedy and show business. For more than 30 years, Howie’s legendary and somewhat maniacal style has grown his popularity from his voice acting roles in Gremlins and Little Monsters to his time as host of Deal or No Deal and a celebrity judge on America’s Got Talent and Canada’s Got Talent. Whether you know him from his stand-up comedy days, his film work, or something else entirely, an evening spent with the improvisational Howie Mandel is unlikely to disappoint!

For more details click here. Price: from $123

Hallows Express High Tea & Train Ride
Oct 21st - 11am & 7pm

Calling all fans of the Wizarding world of Harry Potter!

The Hallows Express High Tea & Train Ride. Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance as you embark on a whimsical journey inspired by the beloved wizarding series.

Join us for an unforgettable experience on board the Hallows Express, where you’ll indulge in a delightful sunset magical tea featuring an array of delectable non muggle treats and enchanting beverages. Delve into the wizarding world as you sip on potions and sample wizard-inspired delicacies. Add on during the event some of famous alcoholic beverages that will be sure to sort you out!

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply curious about the magic, this event promises an enchanting adventure for all.

Don your robes, grab your wands, and secure your tickets for the Hallows Express Sunset Tea & Train Ride – a truly spellbinding experience awaits you. Don’t forget to meet our groundskeeper and dragon before your train ride!

For more details click here. Price: from $59.99

Creepy Crafts at the Whitchurch - Stouffville Museum
21st Oct - 12.30pm

Get into the Halloween spirit with this registered program! Participants will enjoy all things creepy with staff-led crafts and science experiments, including pumpkin painting and mask making.

For more details click here. Price: $10

After Dark Spooky Festival - Brooks Farms Uxbridge
until Oct 28th

  • Brooks Farms After Dark takes over our former spooky nights (which was geared towards younger kids). We will now offer a spooky evening of fun, with haunts, live entertainment, performers, wagon rides and more! Great fun for the whole family. We have entire forest for trick or treating for the younger kids. As well as two new haunts in our sunflower maze and corn field for the braver souls.

after dark attractions:

  • Walk through the Spooky Forest full of skeletons, witches, and ghouls – and when you reach the end, collect your trick – or – treat!
  • As you enjoy your treats, take your little monsters on a (Ghost) Story time Train Ride through the farm – and you just might see some of the creepy creatures who lurk through the back fields of Brooks Farms!
  • If you are looking for a slightly scarier time, we recommend visiting the Creepy Corn Maze and the Quarantine Zombie Pit. Recommended for ages 10 and up!
  • Live Entertainment:
    Bex in Motion: a comedic fire juggling performer (October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21)
    Fire Guy: the world’s #1 Fire Eater! (October 27 & 28)
    Skinny Bones! (the most amazing interactive/talking skeleton)


For more details click here. Price: $19.99

Aurora's Haunted - Hillary House National Historic Site
Oct 21st - 7pm & 9pm

Hillary House’s gothic revival architecture lends itself perfectly to Shadowpath’s retelling of local and classic ghost stories. Roam through the furnished rooms and corridors of Hillary House unearthing stories from those who linger in the shadows.

Programming includes:

The Haunting of the Filly & Firkin, the Annie Dunning story

Ghost Road

Andrew and the review of Aurora’s Haunted

Haunted Heights – the story of Aurora High School

The House on Albery Crescent

What The Moon Brings, Lovecraft

Ghosts, Elizabeth Jennings


Created by Alex Karolyi and Maissa Bessada

Featuring: Alex Karolyi, Maissa Bessada, Joanna Grace, Jona Villa, Sofia Vacca, Shivam Chopra, Drew Tyce with special support from Craig Barnes and Felix Gray.

The Venue

Hillary House, the Koffler Museum of Medicine, is a house built in the Gothic Revival style, now in use as a museum. Built in 1862, Hillary House in Aurora, Ontario, is recognized by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board as one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Canada.

For more details click here. Price: $27.96

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