We have a great list of events both in-person and online this week for you! Read on and find something to do in this blog ‘What’s on in Markham this week – June 17th – 23rd. For more ongoing events for kids click here.
Toronto Zoo Re-opening – June 19th & World Giraffe Day celebration – June 21st – 1pm
Toronto Zoo is re-opening to the public! You do need to buy timed tickets in advance online but the zoo has been closed for such a long time that we will take what we can get! If you are a zoo member you can get member only preview tickets up until June 18th for priority access. Only outdoor areas will be accessible.
In addition, the zoo is celebrating World Giraffe Day online on June 21st. At 1pm you can explore behind the scenes at the giraffe house for a Facebook Live takeover with a special guest. Don’t miss it!
For more details on Toronto Zoo tickets click here. Price: Varies
Mega-Wheels Drive-Thru – June 18th – 27th
Do you just want to get out of Markham for the day? Here is an awesome trip through a 2.5km course filled with massive displays of Monster Trucks, Custom Cars, Classic Cars, Antique Tractors, Military Vehicles, live entertainment, Batman and his Batmobile and much more! Car-B-Q with drive-thru food truck market with yummy food all day. Country Heritage Park 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton.
For details click here. Price: $38 per vehicle (max 8 people).
Dinosaurs in Motion Scavenger Hunt – June 16th – ongoing
Go online to experience the Science Centre! Explore the Dinos in Motion Virtual Tour and see if you can find the hidden objects, uncover amazing dinosaur facts and explore how the artist created these stunning sculptures!
Click here to access the exhibition and the Scavenger Hunt. Price: FREE
Camping the Rouge Webinar – June 18th – 7pm
Nature is in your backyard. Join Find out all about Canada’s first and only National Urban Park! Join the Parks Canada Learn-to Camp team as we discuss what makes a National Urban Park unique, and how Rouge National Urban Park protects an rich assembly of natural, cultural, and agricultural heritage.
Click here for details. Price: FREE
Storytime in the Garden: Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden – June 19th – 10am
Join award-winning children’s author Andrew Larsen as he reads his book, Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden, which tells the story of the many things that sprout when a couple of kids throw seed balls into an empty lot! Andrew will also share how stories grow and how we can nurture them with our imagination. You’ll be encouraged to get up and move as he leads you in a gardener’s exercise.
This program runs approximately 30 minutes, leaving plenty of time to answer questions. Attendees will also receive a free printable recipe for making seed balls, which can be used to add beauty to the urban landscape and to sow seeds in hard-to-reach places.
For more information click here. Price: FREE. Registration deadline: June 18th – 12pm
Face 2 Face: Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John – June 23 – 7.30pm
Face 2 Face is an amazing tribute to superstar Elton John and Billy Joel. Elton and Billy dominated the charts through the 70s, 80s and 90s selling millions of records with mega hits such as Saturday Night, Crocodile Rock, Yellow Brick Road, Candle in the Wind, Piano Man, Big Shot, Just the Way You Are.
Face 2 Face is a high energy, interactive show with funny performance bits, sing-a-long parts and spontaneous humour. The two artists promise high energy, interactive Rock ‘N’ Roll show that has each performing a solo set before a finale where the two piano men play together on separate pianos while sharing lyrics on each other’s songs.
For details and online access click here. Price: FREE
Family Fishing in Ontario – June 19th – 20th
Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. There has never been a better time to go fishing with your family!
Watch out for Explore Markham’s social media post this Friday 18th for suggestions on fishing spots around the city.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
That’s it for this week folks – thanks for reading this blog – What’s On in Markham June 17th – 23rd! Check back next Thursday for next weeks events!