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What's On in Markham Sept 28th - Oct 4th

This week we have a lot of events to choose from and most importantly the city event of the year – the Markham Fair! Hope to see you there! Scroll down to find out what’s in Markham Sept 28th – Oct 4th and have a great week! 

Markham Fair - Markham Fairgrounds - Sept 28th - Oct 4th

Markham Fair occurs annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, and hosts upwards of 60,000 attendees.

Approximately 3,000 exhibitors will enter more than 10,000 items, which will be judged and put on display during the fair.

Promoting excellence through competition in this way, is what makes fairs unique in comparison to other events. As well as the competitive displays of our fall harvest, the community is further brought together to enjoy various forms of entertainment such as horse pull, demolition derby, tractor pull, midway rides, livestock shows and displays of farm animals.

For more details click here. Price: from $10

2023 Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception - Varley Art Gallery Sept 29th - 6pm

It’s a fête at the Varley Art Gallery. Meet the exhibiting artists, enjoy food, live music, artist gallery tours and a hands-on studio activity for all ages at the opening reception for our 2023 Fall exhibitions. 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Mid Autumn Night Festival - Main St Unionville
Sept 29th - 5pm

Join us for a magical Mid-Autumn Night Festival under the shimmering moonlight at Main Street Unionville on Friday, September 29th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM! 

Get ready for a night filled with enchanting activities:

Let your creativity shine at our lantern-making workshop!

Explore your artistic side at the Creative Genius Arts and Craft booth!
Mid-Autumn Festival Photobooth – Capture the moment and win big! The first 250 people to take a photo will receive a $5 gift certificate to @sweetiepawpets .

Dress your furry friend in style! Every dog in a Lion Dance outfit gets a chance to win an @ipetgrooming Gift Basket in the raffle.

And that’s just the beginning! There’s so much more …

Don’t miss out on this fantastic celebration of culture, community, and canine cuteness!

Mark your calendars and bring your friends, family, and furry companions for a night of fun and festivity. See you there!

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Rouge River Brewing Company presents:

Markville Run Crew - Sept 30th - 12pm - 1pm

Come run with us and finish with a refreshing pint at our taproom.
Dog friendly run and patio!

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Rougetoberfest - Sept 30th - All Day

Celebrate our 3rd annual Oktoberfest with food, games and more!.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Twin Flames & Friends - Flato Markham Theatre
Sept 30th - 8pm

Multi award winning duo Twin Flames presents a magical evening of discovery featuring Indigenous artists, Nina Segalowitz and Marie-Celine Charron Einish. Playing some of their iconic songs, they will bring the audience to explore the true History of Canada through powwow dancing; jingle, fancy shawl and hoop, and storytelling.

For more details click here. Price: from $15

The Last Stitch - Flato Markham Theatre - Oct 3rd - 7.30pm

Born to a family of tailors, Tommy Sung grew up in the trade. When his father died, he and his wife Connie took over the family business. In 1996, facing the imminent handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China, the couple decided to immigrate to Canada. There, they successfully rebuilt their business making traditional Chinese cheongsam. Twenty years on, they’re ready to retire.  However, what of the skills that have been handed down in their family for three generations? This story takes us from Shanghai to Hong Kong and Canada, reflecting the history of the Chinese diaspora as well as the rise and fall of traditional craftsmanship.

For more details click here. Price: $15

Plant Swap - Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church
Sept 30th - 2pm - 4pm

The biggest plant swap event in Markham! Bring your plants to share and take new ones home.

If you are bringing a friend/ family member who is not participating in the swap, they DO NOT need a ticket to enter! Only those participating in the plant swap need a ticket.

Come out to our plant lover’s community event! All you need in order to participate is to bring at least one plant that you’re ready to part with! You’ll be able to take home as many as you bring in. There will also be light refreshments, amazing raffle prizes, and fun activities for the kiddos!

What you can bring to swap:

  • House plants, succulents, cacti, ROOTED cuttings (even a tiny, little root is good, shows that the cutting is indeed growing!), aquatic plants, and bulbs
  • Avoid bringing invasive plants, plants with pest infestations, unhealthy plants or unrooted cuttings
  • No cannabis

For more details click here. Price: $5

Cineplex Family Favourites - School of Rock (20th Anniversary)
Cineplex Downtown Markham - Sept 30th - 11am

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

For more details click here. Price: $2.99

Puppy Yoga with Golden Retriever
Markham - Sept 30th - 2.30pm

Looking for a fun and relaxing weekend activity that’s kid-friendly and with PUPPIES??

Don’t Miss – Puppy Yoga by Yoga Kawa  at 421 Bentley Street, Unit 8.

This event is perfect for anyone who needs a little extra lovin’ on their yoga mat. Whether you’re looking for a way to calm down after a long day/week or want to relax with friends and family, this class might just what you need! Your puppy yoga class will be filled with stretches, cuddles, and kisses from some of the cutest puppies around.

Puppy yoga classes provide a unique and enjoyable way to improve mental health.  The presence of adorable puppies roaming from one yoga mat to the next, cuddling with participants, and playing with other puppies creates a calming atmosphere that helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Not only do puppy yoga classes help people relax, but they also offer many other benefits such as increased physical activity, improved socialization skills, and increased self-confidence. With all these benefits, it’s no surprise that puppy yoga classes are becoming increasingly popular in many cities around the world.

What makes this event so special? Well, first off, there are 35 minutes of enjoyable and mild yoga stretches with fluffy puppies as your assistant teacher! You’ll also get 20 minutes of cuddles and kisses from the cutest puppies + 5 mins sharing circle to absorb how the puppies make exceptional buddies.

Take note: Kids 5+ are welcome! Anyone under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. Any adults coming with children under 18 must help encourage the young children to participate in the class and in the careful handling of the young puppies.

For more details click here. Price: $55.66

Harvest Full Moon Women's Retreat - Thornhill Sept 30th - 10.30am - 4.30pm

Join us Saturday, September 30 at the Harvest Full Moon Retreat to celebrate the transition of seasons, honor our lessons and experiences in the past and manifest new opportunities, transformations and beginnings in the upcoming season.


This retreat will be extra special as we will also celebrate the amplified energies of the Harvest Full Moon in sidereal Pisces that also marks endings and supports you in reflecting and releasing what no longer serves you.



🍁 •Opening Circle – Come together as kindred spirits in a heartwarming opening circle, where we set our intentions for the retreat ahead and create a safe space for vulnerability, sharing, and growth.

🍁 •Full Moon Ceremony – during this ceremony we will let go and make space for new beginnings.

🍁 •Osho Dynamic Meditation – Experience the dynamic meditation technique introduced by Osho, a practice that allows you to release tension, express your emotions, and connect with your inner vitality. Dance, breathe, and let go as you move towards a state of profound clarity and inner freedom.

🍁 •Lunch Break – enjoy a heartwarming, vegetarian and delicious lunch (provided)

🍁 •Beewax Candle making – Unlock the magic of intention-setting through the art of candle making! Illuminate your path, set your intentions aglow, and take home not just the candle but the powerful energy of this retreat.

🍁 •Sound Bath and Vibrational Healing – Immerse yourself in the healing frequencies of sound as you bathe in the gentle waves of soothing instruments. Let the vibrations cleanse and rejuvenate your energy, promoting relaxation and balance.

🍁 •Closing Circle – As the day draws to a close, we’ll gather once more in a closing circle. Here, we’ll express our gratitude for the experiences we’ve shared and the wisdom we’ve gained. It’s a moment to seal our intentions and reflect on the journey we’ve embarked upon throughout the day.

For more details click here. Price: $213.27

Pumpkinville - Scarborough Town Centre - Sept 30th - Oct 31st

Pumpkinville features larger-than-life pumpkin sculptures, pumpkin houses and village inside of a candy forest all made with over 30,000 REAL pumpkins.

Join us for the newest interactive Pop-Up experience to hit Toronto. Whether you’re seeking one of a kind pumpkin sculptures, a pumpkin patch in the city, a striking nighttime lights display, midway rides and games, or an outdoor pumpkin-themed experience with dozens of fall themed instagramable memories – there’s an experience here for everyone!

The massive Pumpkinville sculptures are created by local artists utilizing a variety of locally grown pumpkins. Thousands of pumpkins will adorn these intricately made works of art.

For more details click here. Price: $12.99

Spooktacular Light Show - Pickering - Sept 29th - Oct 31st

Experience one of the largest Halloween Drive Thru Light Event in the GTA!

Spooktacular Light Show will be featuring over a million lights on a 2KM route of your family fun favourite characters, pumpkin-filled drive-thru tunnel, from 2D to 3D displays, music lights and much more this Halloween season!

Tune into our dedicated radio station for Spooktacular Halloween Hits!

For more details click here. Price: from $8.07 

Stomping Boots with Cheatin' Hearts - Claremont Legion
Sept 29th - 8pm - Midnight

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

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’)

Check out our website to find out when the next Stompin boots with Cheatin Hearts will take place! Same location – Friday nights only –

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

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

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