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What's On In Markham Sept 7th - 13th

Summer vacation may be over but we still have a couple of weeks before fall officially begins and we have a great list of events for you this week! Scroll down to find out What’s On In Markham Sept 7th – 13th!

Markham-Milliken Children's Festival
Aaniin Community Centre - Sept 9th - 10am

Join us on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM for the Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival, presented by Tim Hortons!

Beat your end-of-summer boredom with the party kids have been waiting for all summer. Join the City of Markham at its exciting annual children’s festival, now at the Aaniin Community Centre & Library, located in the heart of southeast Markham.

For over 20 years, the Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival has attracted thousands of families from across Markham, the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario. This “must-attend” special summer event is host to a full day of fun for kids, featuring live entertainment, princesses and superheroes, play zones, inflatables and more.

Throughout the day, there will be a variety of fun and educational activities in our Play Zones and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. The following are all free:

  • Mini Putt
  • Building Block Area
  • Bubble Zone
  • STEM and Interactive Activities

A Play-All-Day Pass gives children access to all rides and inflatables! Each child must have their own Play-All-Day Pass to access these attractions.

Buy your Play-All-Day Pass before September 9, 2023, for only $10 plus HST!

A Play-All-Day Pass can be purchased on the Festival day onsite for $14 plus HST. Credit and debit only. Cash will not be accepted.

Height restrictions apply to select rides.

For more details click here. Price: FREE (Play All Day Ride Pass – from $10 – $14)

Cineplex Family Favourites - The Mitchells Vs The Machines
Cineplex & VIP Downtown Markham - Sept 9th - 11am

The Mitchells vs. The Machines (formerly Connected) is an original animated comedy about an everyday family’s struggle to relate while technology rises up around the world! When Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her plans to meet “her people” at college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick (voiced by Danny McBride) determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time.

For more details click here. Price: $2.99

Hockey Legends Grand Opening - Main Street Markham
Sept 9th - 10am

We are extremely excited to invite you and your families to the Grand Opening of Hockey Legends Training Inc.

Hockey Legends is a locally owned and operated hockey training facility, set to revolutionize the training experience for players and fans alike.
Like a gym for hockey training, the facility features state-of-the-art technologies, such as RapidShot, RapidHands, and NHL grade synthetic ice, taking the players puck receiving, shooting, stick handling, skating and goalie training to the next level.
They look to provide a new training experience, with measurable statistics that allow players to track their improvement on speed, reaction time and accuracy. Whether looking to improve on personal bests, spending time training with a friend, team training or hosting a birthday party or event, Hockey Legends has something for everyone.
 Located at the heart of Historic Markham Village, Hockey Legends is dedicated to fostering an active lifestyle, athletic excellence, community engagement and local economic development.

The grand opening aims to provide a memorable experience:

Facility Tour: Guided tour of our innovative training zones

Live Demonstrations: Skilled players showcasing the remarkable capabilities of our facility as well as a chance for visitors to try out facility equipment 

Networking and Engagement: Engagement with other fellow community members, particularly as the event takes place on the same day and location as the Main Street Markham Farmers Market

Snacks and refreshments available. 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Uxbridge Fall Fair - Elgin Park - Sept 8, 9th, & 10th

We’re thrilled to have you joining us for another year of fun, food, and fantastic activities. The focus of this year’s Uxbridge Fair is upon crops, crafts and traditional farm animals. Without these areas of agriculture our society would not exist. 


  • Cruise-In Car Show
  • Midway
  • Tractor Pull
  • Demolition Derby
  • Homecraft Contests
  • Junior Contests
  • Heavy Horse Pull
  • Food Vendors
  • Heavy Horse Show
  • Sheep Show
  • Goat Show
  • 4H Lawn Tractor Pull
    and more! 

Note: no backpacks will be allowed for general public safety. Clear stadium bags are acceptable, all other large bags/purses may be searched.

For more details click here. Price: from $10 

Saturday Lunch Pop Up - Rouge River Brewery
Sept 9th - 12pm - 4pm

Come and try some incredible tacos at the Tacos dos Amigos lunch pop up! This taco truck  is renowned and loved in Markham for it’s authentic food! Find it at Rouge River on Sept 9th! 

For more details click here. 

Hand Building Pottery Workshop - Markham Wesley Centre
Sept 9th - 16th

Mold your imagination into clay, crafting and decorating an unique pottery pieces! Learn from professionals and build your pottery from scatch. You can use it to decorate your home or hold your jewelries In this 2 session workshop, you will build your pottery and get to paint it on the next session and take home 2 piecess of hand-made pottery! Fees include firing your piece with high heat.

For more details click here. Price: $80 workshop + $15 (materials)

Toronto Tamil International Film Festival 2023
York Cinemas Richmond Hill - Sept 8th - 10th

Our festival supports independent cinema across formats and aims to showcase the best talent & cinema from across the globe.

The purpose of Toronto Tamil film festival is to promote new movie makers exchange of knowledge information ideas & culture between Tamil & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos.

TTIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

Ticket price includes:

1. All access to all film screenings and photograph area / Red Carpet

2. Opening Sep 08th, 2023 @ 7PM and screen movies until 11PM & Light refreshments include nonalcoholic beverages (@ Markham Civic Centre)

3. Full Day Screening – Sep 9 & 10, 2023 12AM to 11 PM. (40+ Future, Short, Music and Documentary)

For more details click here. Price: $30

Oktoberfest at Canada's Wonderland - Sept 8th - 10th

Prost! One of our most popular festivals is returning to Canada’s Wonderland: Oktoberfest! Our Oktoberfest at the Park will include authentic German-themed food and beverage specials and traditional festival bands! Get ready to toast your stein and join the German food and beer festival for two fun-filled weekends!

It’s not a German food festival without authentic German foods. At Oktoberfest, enjoy classic German foods like various types of sausage and schnitzel. Plus, you can’t forget the giant Bavarian Pretzels! Be sure to top this all off with a nice, cold craft beer.

We’ll bring the tastes AND sounds of Germany to Canada’s Wonderland! Street performers and live bands brings the German feel to this immersive event, located in Medieval Faire outside the Canterbury Theatre castle.

For more details click here. Price: free with admission

Pingle's Harvest Festival - Hampton - Sept 8th - Oct 29th

Celebrate all the fall season has to offer at Pingle’s Harvest Festival!

Available weekend activities: Pingle’s playland (ft. our newest family animals, the goats & zebus!), wagon rides, apple picking, pumpkin picking (from September 24), 6.5 acre Secret Agent corn maze (also includes a ‘mini maze’ for toddlers), the entertainment area with live music, The Thirsty Goat Bar, full dine-in food & drink menu with a fall Inspired Menu, including everything from pizza & brisket to fried apples!, picnic table seating, Pingle’s Coffee Shacks (multiple locations), the Pingle’s Harvest Market & the Pingle’s Farm Market.

During the week (Tuesday – Thursday) enjoy a more peaceful experience, for a discounted rate! *No food, live music, wagon rides Tues – Thurs.

For more details click here. Price: fron $10

Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival - Mount Albert - Sept 9th - 10th

The outdoor event highlight of the YEAR!

For over a decade, Brooks Farms hosts an awesome Fall Fun Festival that gets bigger and better every year. Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style!

  • Wagon Rides
  • Zip Line
  • 2 New Giant Jumping Pillows!!
  • Farm Animals
  • Puppet Shows
  • Tire Horse Swings
  • Sandbox Fun
  • Bouncing Ponies
  • Playhouse & Slides
  • 2 Pirate Ships!!
  • Singing Chicken & Fox Show
  • Corn Maze
  • Evergreen Forest Walk
  • Straw Pyramids & Jumps
  • Farm Market
  • Mascot Meet n’ Greet
  • Rubber Duck Races *additional fee
  • Gem Mining *additional fee

*Special Events / Attractions​


Open Saturdays & Sundays:
September & October, 2023 + Thanksgiving Monday (October 9, 2023)

Hours: 8am – 5pm


We are open Thanksgiving Monday – which is typically our busiest day of the year (weather permitting) – We will be limiting entry due to social distancing requirements.

For more details click here. Price: from $18.99

4th Durham Region Children's Business Fair - Whitby
Sept 10th - 11am

Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!

Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.

We will host up to 30 mini-vendors from 6 to 16 years old and we will adhere to strict COVID protocols for everyone’s safety. Any questions about costs, set-up time and overall logistics? Just visit our FAQ section. If we miss anything, do not hesitate to e-mail us!

This event is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, and the generous support of our donors and volunteers. We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.

Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Alone in the Dark Ghost Tour - Black Creek Pioneer Village
Sept 9th

Join us for a spine-chilling, once-in-a-lifetime paranormal adventure, where intimate groups of 12 or fewer will have exclusive access to investigate haunted heritage buildings on site – in the dark! Including the notorious Half Way House, known to harbour untold secrets and restless spirits.

As the moon rises high and shadows grow long, we’ll delve into the mysteries of the supernatural world, seeking to connect with the village’s lingering inhabitants. Will any of them answer? Each group will have a unique and unpredictable experience while investigating.

Alone in the Dark – The Village at Black Creek is an unforgettably eerie evening that will delight ghost story enthusiasts, fearless paranormal investigators, history aficionados, urban explorers, and anyone with a curiosity about the unknown.

Space is limited. All participants must be 18+.

For more details click here. Price: $64.99

Halfway There - Scarborough Village Theatre - from Sept 8th

There’s no such thing as a secret in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Not when good friends meet for coffee every day at 4:30 p.m. at the local diner. Vi, Rita, Mary Ellen, and Janine are all as close as can be, and they know everybody’s business. But when Sean, a heartbroken doctor from Toronto, moves in to take a temporary job at the clinic, he tips the Maritime town that’s famous for being halfway between the North Pole and the equator, off its axis.

Norm Foster is at his best here as Halfway There is just that kind of lovely play: old-fashioned and truthful, warm and wise, funny and touching. You will root for everyone, longing for them to find happiness.

A new Canadian Classic!

Recommended for age 14 and up. Mature language and themes.

Show Dates and Times

September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22, 2023 at 8pm 

September 10, 17 and 23, 2023 at 2pm

For more details click here. Price: from $19

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