Need fantastic ideas to spend a staycation summer in Markham? Enjoy this summer with these 30+ awesome things to do in Markham.
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Fun Things to Do this Summer in Markham
1. Kick off summer with Markham Village Music Festival
Welcome summer at Kick off summer with Markham Village Music Festival. There will be four stages of entertainment, craft & food vendors, farmers market and much more! Morgan Park will be bringing back the Carnival Rides on Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday and Saturday evening. The Petting Zoo will be back on Saturday and the Kids Entertainment stage will be going on Friday evening and Saturday. Family fun for everyone!
June 14 to 15, 2019 @ 141 Main St N, Markham
2. Discover Taste of Asia
Each summer, Markham sees the coming together of dazzling cultural performances, culinary artists, iconic celebrities, dignitaries, sports fans, artisans and food connoisseurs. Check out what’s new at TD Taste of Asia.
Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ Kennedy Rd., Markham
3. Thursday Nights at the Bandstand
Enjoy free concerts every Thursday during the popular free music series that will showcase Canadian, international and local performers.
Thursday evenings from May 30 through August 29 | 7:30 PM to 9 PM @ Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand at the corner of Main Street and Fred Varley Drive.
4. Celebrate Canada Day
Celebrate Canada 152 with a parade, live music, dance performances, food, lots of kid’s activities and fireworks.
5. Rainy Summer?
Do you think that it is going to be a rainy day? Here are all the fun indoor places to check out in Markham.
6. Markham Rotary RibFest
Enjoy finger licking good ribs, midway, and live entertainment during the annual Rotary Ribfest.
July 5 to 7, 2019 @ 179 Enterprise Blvd. (East Parking Lot), Markham
7. Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market
This farmers market offers fresh produce, honey, meat and live entertainment. They also have a market grill where you can enjoy some breakfast or lunch. Make sure to check out their beautiful new boardwalk.
Sundays at 9 Station Lane
8. Old Firehall Confectionery
Head over to this confectionery for a variety of homemade treats including truffles, macarons, ice cream, pastries and so much more!
9. Free Badminton Drop In
Learn or play badminton free of charge every Monday evening at Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Every Monday from June 17 to Aug 26 (holidays excluded) | 7pm to 9pm @ Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church, 3 Clayton Drive
10. Music on the Main
Visit Main Street Markham for Music on Main and enjoy live music while you shop and dine.
Every Friday night beginning June 21 until late August | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ Main Street Markham
11. Wonderful World of Circus
Want to run away to the circus? Well this is your chance! This international school of circus arts offers a camp, workshops, parties as well as classes. They also have shows this summer for $20.
12. Family Storytime at Markham Library
Visit your nearest library for drop-in family story time sessions. There will be lots of children’s activities and your child will be introduced to different songs, rhymes and stories.
Check out the full list of times and locations
13. Night It Up! 2019
Try delicious Asian and other treats with your friends while listening to live entertainment from talented artists throughout the GTA or playing carnival-style booth games.
July 12 to 14, 2019 @ 101 Town Centre Blvd, Markham
14. Celebrate Markham’s Diversity
Join thousands of Markham residents and celebrate our strength in diversity and build a united Canada during Markham Diversity Festival. Enjoy global food village, live musical performances, dance competitions, a drum-village for children, kids play zone, arts & crafts booth sales, art exhibitions, multicultural fashion show cultural display(s), and many more surprises!!
July 12 & 13 @ Aaniin Community Centre Park, 5665 14th Avenue, Markham
15. EAT Main Street Markham
Check out all the delicious offerings at the 25+ dining establishments located across Main Street, Markham.
July 19 to August 12, 2019
16. Downtown Markham Music Festival
Each Saturday in August, Downtown Markham will come alive with music from bands like Los Moralitos, Blind Rust, The Classy Wrecks and musically diverse artists including Stephen Stanley, Mimi O’Bonsawin and Henoc Senay and Bernadette Connors.
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 | 2 pm to 11 pm @ South Plaza at 169 Enterprise Blvd, Markham
17. TD Markham Jazz Festival
The TD Markham Jazz Festival is an exciting and vibrant five-day event featuring well known professional jazz musicians performing on three stages on beautiful Main Street Unionville.
August 16 to 18, 2019 @ Main Street Unionville (Markham)
18. Milne Dam Conservation Park
Spend the afternoon bird watching or check out their trails biking, hiking or cycling. They also have a leash free dog area.
19. Mayfair Clubs
Head over to Mayfair Clubs to play your favourite sports or try out some new fitness activities. They have lots of great things to do for kids, youth and adults. They also have summer camps and you can even host your birthday with cool themes like a spa party or world cup party.
20. Toogood Pond Park
Visit Toogood Pond Park for a family picnic and enjoy the wildlife. You could take a walk, relax by the water and don’t forget your camera, as the scenery is beautiful.
21. Indoor Sports Dome
Check out this Indoor Sports Dome that offers various programs and summer camps for kids, they also have drop-in programs for adults.
22. Markham Museum
This museum offers great learning opportunities about how we have adapted in our changing world. There are also different exhibits, programs, events and research facilities.
23. Unionville Tennis Club
Have a family tennis tournament at this tennis club. They have a variety of programs, lessons, social events and tournaments.
24. City Programs
The City of Markham offers great summer programs and fitness classes for different age groups. They also offer family programs so you have the opportunity to learn archery, tennis and even practice Taekwondo.
25. Outdoor Pools
Check out some of the indoor and outdoor pools around the city like Rouge River pool, Markham Pan Am pool and Centennial pool.
26. Yoga in the Square
Practice morning yoga with your family and friends every Sunday. It’s a great way to start the day. Don’t forget your yoga mat!
Sundays (9:30am-10:30am) at Millenium Bandstand
27. Markham Golf Dome
Head over to Markham Golf Dome for a day of family fun golfing. They have an indoor dome, and outdoor range as well as lessons.
28. Downtown Markham
Visit Downtown Markham for a day full of exploring art, theatres and shopping. Don’t miss the Street Art Wall and Remington Contemporary Art Gallery.
29. Sunday Funday at the Pride of Canada Carousel
Check out this beautiful art tribute to iconic Canadians and its rich culture and history. Cool fact, it has been built with recycled and repurposed objects. On select Sundays, popcorn, carnival games, arts and crafts, and carousel rides are all FREE.
30. Explore Unionville
Visit historic main street Unionville and check out their boutique shops, learn more about history and culture, dine at unique restaurants and so much more in this heritage village.
31. Walking tour of historic Thornhill
Take a walking tour of historic Thornhill and explore their village library, notable houses, streets, parks and much more!
32. Varley Art Gallery
Register for an art class, view our drop-in studio programs, enroll in an art camp at this art gallery named after Frederick Varley, an artist from the Group of Seven
33. Doors Open Markham
Do not say goodbye to summer without exploring Markham’s historical and cultural places of interest free of charge. Doors Open Markham features locations that are not generally open to the public or that would otherwise charge admission.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Across Markham