Need fantastic ideas to spend a staycation summer in Markham? Enjoy this summer with these 25+ awesome things to do in Markham.
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Fun Things to Do this Summer in Markham
1. Celebrate Canada Day
Celebrate Canada 151 with a parade, live music, dance performances, food, lots of kid’s activities and fireworks.
2. Markham Rotary RibFest
Enjoy finger licking good ribs, midway, and live entertainment during the annual Rotary Ribfest.
July 6 to 8, 2018 @ 179 Enterprise Blvd. (East Parking Lot), Markham.
3. 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
4. Old Firehall Confectionery
Head over to this confectionery for a variety of homemade treats including truffles, macarons, ice cream, pastries and so much more!
5. Royal Canadian Circus
Sit under the BIG TOP, popcorn in hand, as you are awed by the gravity defying performers of the Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac! 2018.
July 12 – 15, 2018 @ under the Magnificent Big Top at Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham
6. 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 22 until August 24 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ Main Street Markham
7. 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.
June 2, 3 | 1pm
June 9 | 5pm (teen show)
July 20 | 3:30pm
August 3, 24, 31 | 3:30pm
8. 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
9. Night It Up! 2018
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 13 to 15, 2018 @ 101 Town Centre Blvd, Markham
10. 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 June 14 to August 30, 2018 | 7:30 PM to 9 PM @ Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand at the corner of Main Street and Fred Varley Drive.
11. 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 17 to 19, 2018 @ Main Street Unionville (Markham)
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Unionville Tennis Club
Have a family tennis tournament at this tennis club. They have a variety of programs, lessons, social events and tournaments.
18. Woofles and Cream
This restaurant offers unique sweet and savoury Hong Kong style waffles, as well as soft serve ice cream with flavours like vanilla and matcha. A great place to cool off and enjoy some sweet treats!
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. Walking tour of historic Thornhill
Take a walking tour of historic Thornhill and explore their village library, notable houses, streets, parks and much more!
For a fun night out with the family, visit Markham bowl. They also offer cosmic bowling, which is a cool glow-in-the-dark bowling experience.
28. 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.
29. Jambana One World Festival
Celebrate the multicultural communities of Canada through various dance performances and great music including JUNO award winners. There will also be great food and awesome activities for everyone!
2018 TBA (August 6 & 7, 2017) at Markham Fairgrounds
30. Joyride 150
Check out this indoor bike park for a night of affordable, family fun. They host birthday parties, lessons and coaching, after school programs and a family night on Monday evenings.