JULY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (July 24 – July 26, 2015)

JULY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (July 24 – July 26, 2015)


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**FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 50% off Admission (Vaughan)
Hop Hop Jump
400 Spinnaker Way
Vaughan, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$3.45-$4.95 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.hophopjump.com

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play-50% Off Admission (Vaughan)
10am-2pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$4 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Ribfest (Richmond Hill)
Richmond Green Park
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond HIll, ON

Ribfest is a three-day outdoor event with live entertainment, a beer garden, children’s and toddler’s fun zone with inflatables and an indoor children’s activity area to enjoy!

See the website for times.

http://richmondhill.ca/ribfest

*Indoor Play Zone- 50% Off Admission (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $3.50-$5 per child.

Please call to confirm they are not booked for a private party.
(416) 650-5060

http://www.activekidszone.com
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupon

*KidzFREE60 (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-11:30am
Kidz360 Active Learning Centre
3431 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON

This time is open to the community for Parents & Kids (under 3.5 Years) to connect, participate in our free play and experience our new, fun programs each week.

http://kidz360.ca/

*Family Fun Fridays (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-3pm
Ontario Legislative Building
111 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON

This free, two hour interactive family program at Ontario’s Legislative Building is provided during the summer months – Fridays from July 3rd through August 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

It offers families with children aged 6 – 10 the opportunity to:

Explore the historic Legislative Building
Play a role in a mock debate; dress-up in traditional robes
Participate in a scavenger hunt
Learn how Parliament works

This is a free program. Pre-registration is required. Call (416) 325-0061 to register or e-mail us. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

http://educationportal.ontla.on.ca/en/visit-us/programs/family-fun-Friday’s

*Recycled Craft (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Annette Street Library
145 Annette Street
Toronto, ON

An enlightening environmental workshop, where your recycling skills are put to the test!

Make a recyclable craft to take home.

Drop in, school aged children.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT199621&R=EVT199621

*Movies in the Park (Whitby) (FREE)
8:45pm-10pm
Willow Park
50 Willow Park Drive, Whitby
Whitby, ON

MOVIE: Big Hero 6

Rain Date: July 26th

*Central Party Out Front (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
6pm-8pm
Central Community Church
6970 Mountain Road
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6S4

Bert’s Boogying, Bee-Boppin’ Bubble Palooza, live music, inflatable games, $1 hot dogs, Face painting

http://www.centralcc.ca

 

 


 

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**SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over The GTA)
11am
Various Locations

Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked!

Admission (taxes included):
General: $2.99

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

*Arts And Crafts Drop in (All over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Various Michaels Locations

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun!

Craft: BUTTON FRAME

http://canada.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)

1:30pm – 3:30pm
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

*Farmer’s Market (Woodbridge)
9am-1pm
Woodbridge Village Farmers Market
Hwy #7 and Islington Ave., at the Woodbridge Pool & Memorial Arena parking lot.

The market runs every Saturday, rain or shine. There is plenty of free parking at our market. Our local farmer vendors are passionate about their produce.
Our Kid’s Club includes creative crafts and engaging activities weekly.

http://www.woodbridgevillagefarmersmarket.com

*Ribfest (Richmond Hill)
Richmond Green Park
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond HIll, ON

Ribfest is a three-day outdoor event with live entertainment, a beer garden, children’s and toddler’s fun zone with inflatables and an indoor children’s activity area to enjoy!

See the website for times.

http://richmondhill.ca/ribfest

*Community Funday (Richmond Hill)
9:30am-1:30pm
St.Christopher’s Chuch
459 Crosby Ave.,
Richmond Hill, ON

Face Painting, Game for all ages, Free Inflatable Fun, BBQ, Bake Sale. All proceeds will go to Richmond Hill Food Bank and 360 Kids. Non-perishable food donations welcomed.

http://stchris.ca

*Farmer’s Market (Aurora)
8am-1pm
49 Wells Street
Aurora, ON

Yes! Live singing, free children’s crafts, splash pad, park and on most days we have book readings too (a lady comes and reads a book to the kids and does a little activity with them)

http://theaurorafarmersmarket.com/hours/

*Movies in the Park (Aurora)
9pm-11pm
Machell Park
2A Aurora Heights

Town of Aurora Movie in the Park sponsored by Aurora Home Hardware Centre. Join us on Saturday, July 25 at dusk for “Mocking Jay”. The movie will take place at Machell Park located at 2A Aurora Heights Drive. This movie is rated PG

http://www.aurora.ca/moviesinthepark

*Farmer’s Market (Newmarket)
8am-1pm
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons
(corner of Doug Duncan and Timothy St.)

Wagon Rides on every 2nd and 4th weekend every month, face painting and more.

http://www.newmarketfarmersmarket.com

*July Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Join the Scarborough Museum Youth Collective on weekends this summer for fun filled Victorian parlour entertainments and popular 20th-century board games. Enjoy delicious local delicacies from the Americas. Family fun guaranteed. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

Cost is Pay What You Can

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Ontario’s Celebration Zone (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Experience 38 days of the BEST of Ontario during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games – All events are FREE!

For families seeking kid-friendly activities, Ontario’s Celebration Zone has a jam-packed schedule of circus acrobats, children’s theatre, hands-on science adventures, super dog shows and so much more. Kids of all ages can try out the coolest toys from Ontario’s digital media sector or take part in multi-player gaming tournaments featuring Ontario’s latest video games.

See the website for times.

http://www.ontariotravel.net/en/info/panam

*Persian Family Day (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-10pm
Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

This event is fun for the whole family, with highlights including live bands playing traditional music, beauty stations, charities, clowns, magicians and comedy shows!

http://www.PersianFamilyDay.com

*Fairy Fun (Toronto)
10am-12pm
Stephenson Park
61 Stephenson Avenue
Toronto, ON

Join the Friends of Stephenson Park and Danny’s Urban Fairies for FREE temporary fairy tattoos and crafts, as well as a community sponge water fight. Sponges and water will be provided. The water fun starts at 11 am.
Come in fairy attire for extra excitement.
Don’t miss a special visit from the famous Toronto Roller Derby Girls.

http://www.dannysurbanfairies.ca

*Kids Fun (Milton)
10am-12pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON

Enjoy fishy fun inside the mall! Activities include a make and take craft plus a fishing pond with prizes for everyone from 10 to 11 am. After the craft, join the Kids’ Club friends at 11 am for a snack and a magic show. Plus, you can enter to win a family four pack (2 adults + 2 youths) to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto! The Kids’ Club is free and open to children ages 4 to 12. Please note that parents must remain with their children.

http://miltonmall.com

*Quinndale Soccer’s 40th Anniversary (Hamilton)
10am-3pm
Quinndale Soccer’s 40th Anniversary!
Mount Lions Park
Hamilton, ON

Quinndale Soccer will be celebrating 40 years in the community. We will be having food, fun and games in the park as well as special guests . Please come and join us at Mount Lions Park.

http://quinndalesoccer.com

*Waterloo Region Food Truck Fare (Waterloo) (Free Admission)
3pm-9pm
30 Regina St. S.
Waterloo, ON

The 2nd annual WR Food Truck Fare once again brings food trucks, local food, craft beer, family fun and bands to the square, celebrating the phenomenal love of food trucks and local fare in the region.
Please join us for the Waterloo Region Food Truck Fare.
FREE ADMISSION
(Donations to ILCWR welcome)

www.wrfoodtruckfare.ca

*Serbian Food Festival (Waterloo/Kitchener)
11am-11pm
700 Fiscjer-Hallman Road
Kitchener, ON

The Serbian Food Festival is an annual event that attracts thousands of people from different cultural backgrounds each year. The purpose of the festival is to open our doors to the region’s beautiful and diverse community and share a little taste of Serbia. With a focus on delicious foods, music, dancing and fun stuff for the kids, this event has been a huge success.

The menu consists mostly of fresh breads and delicious foods from the grill. Another very popular dish is the slow roasted pig or lamb. There are sweet and salty pastries, stuffed crepes and countless deserts. Seating can be found under cover in the forested area or under the sun in the middle of all the action. There is live music and dancing all day. Fun stuff for the kids includes a bouncy castle, face painting and an ice cream truck on site. You will also find an educational display inside the banquet hall where you can learn more about the Serbian culture.

http://kwserbianfoodfest.com/

*Sheridan Sharks Kids’ Club (Mississauga)
2pm-4pm
Sheridan Centre
2225 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON

Enjoy fishy fun inside the mall! Activities include a make and take craft plus a fishing pond with prizes for everyone from 2 to 3 pm. After the craft, join the Kids’ Club friends at 3 pm for a snack and a magic show. Plus, you can enter to win a family four pack (2 adults + 2 youths) to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto! The Kids’ Club is free and open to children ages 4 to 12. Please note that parents must remain with their children.

http://sheridancentre.ca

*Pride Week in Peel Festival (Mississauga)
2pm-7pm
Streetsville Village Square
Main St and Queen Street S, Streetsville
Mississauga, ON

The festival will feature performances by local LGBTTIQQ2S* musicians, community outreach booths and a Pride march. The event is completely free, including light snacks provided to festival-goers. All volunteers and organizers receive training in anti-oppression prior to the event, in an effort to create a space that is welcoming to all.
New this year, the planning team has added more children’s programming. The planning team is also delighted to announce that an Aboriginal Elder will offer an opening prayer and drum song to begin the celebration.
The Pride Week in Peel Festival promises to be an excellent opportunity to celebrate Peel’s vibrant and diverse LGBTTIQQ2S* communities and to make meaningful connections.

http://www.prideweekinpeel.ca/

*Latin Festival (Mississauga)
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive

Colombia en Mississauga launches a new celebration for sharing and integrating the Latin American culture in the space of Celebration Square.
There will be a kids zone.

http://www.colombiaenmississauga.com

*Community Event (Brampton)
11am-4pm
Kennedy Square Plaza
50 Kennedy Road
Brampton, ON

The Family Life Youth & Multicultural Centre and Kennedy Square Plaza partner together to host their first annual Community Event. Come and enjoy a FREE BBQ, Games, Prizes, Performances, Garage Sale and much much more!

http://www.flymc.org

*Shopkins Swap Meet (Ajax)
12pm-2pm
Scholar’s Choice
145 KINGSTON RD E
AJAX, ON

Shopkins collectors can bring in their duplicate characters and trade with other collectors. Coloring pages, contests and treats! What a great way to spend a saturday afternoon with your little shopkins fans!

http://www.scholarschoice.ca

*Boston Pizza Grand Re-Opening (Whitby)
1pm-5pm
Boston Pizza Whitby North
20 Taunton Road East
Whitby, ON

Celebrate Boston Pizza Whitby North’s BRAND NEW LOOK with a full day Grand Re-Opening event! A portion of the proceeds from this event go to Abilities Centre.
Kids events 1 to 5 p.m.: Jumping castle, face painting, balloons and special guest Lionel the mascot

http://www.facebook.com/BPWhitbyNorth

*Fundraiser Festival (Port Perry)
11am-8pm
Old Simcoe & Reach At Port Perry Fair Grounds
Port Perry, ON

A fundraiser in support of the local food bank. Port Perry fair grounds. A day of live bands, a kids corner including pony rides, jumping castle, magician, and more. Bid on great stuff at our silent auction, Purchase great items from our many vendor and enjoy some great food. Come with full wallets and empty tummies!
Admission is $10, ten and under FREE

416-294-0678

*Indianola Beach Association Family Fun Day (Keswick)
12:30pm-4pm
120 Cooks Bay Drive
Keswick, ON

Come and enjoy an afternoon with your family, friends and community! With so much to do, there will be something everyone can enjoy! Bring a lawn chair and your sunscreen to sit and enjoy the park – the water is open! Some of the activities include:
FACE PAINTING
KIDS GAMES, RACES AND PRIZES
LARGE MURAL PAINTING
BUBBLES
BBQ LUNCH
CANDY JAR GUESS
AND SO MUCH MORE!

All are welcome and anyone with an existing membership will receive free admission!
There will be a small entrance fee for non-members (children are free) with the option of paying your annual fees at the gate. Donations will also be gladly accepted and greatly appreciated. Any Canadian Tire money can also be donated to help towards the care and maintenance of the park.

No pets allowed

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indianola-Beach-Association-Keswick/334633779992461?fref=ts

*Festival on High Street (Sutton)
10am-4pm
HIgh Street in Sutton
Sutton, ON

Sutton BIA presents Festival on High Street
Includes duck race, face painting, bouncy castle, kids games and prizes
Free horse drawn wagon rides, live music and vendors
Duck races are at 1 and 3 pm

*Free Outdoor Family Movie Night (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
9pm-11:30pm
Club Italia
2525 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, ON

Join Project SHARE for an Outdoor Family Movie Night at Club Italia on Saturday, July 25th. Price of admission is free with a monetary or food donation to Project SHARE. The Sandlot will be shown at dusk with concessions available for purchase. Don’t forget your lawn chairs & blankets!

9054018708

*Family Carnival (Niagara Falls)
St Davids Lions Field
1462 York Rd.
St Davids, ON

Celebrating our 52nd annual celebration of family fun, exciting rides, amazing food, kiddy games and “live music”. Saturday night band is the popular ‘Vinyl Flux” . Come on and enjoy this yearly tradition, and bring your friends for a memory making event. Wine and beer tasting is available as well.

905 468-2478

*Fort George Celtic Festival (Niagara Falls)
10am-5pm
Fort George National Historic Site
51 Queen’s Parade
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Fort George comes alive with the sounds of pipes and drums. In partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Pipe and Drum Band, Fort George will host the second annual Celtic Festival at the fort. Hundreds of professional musicians will be in attendance for this event that will include celtic dancing, a cheer tent, a kids “heavy” event zone, individual pipe band performances and the “mass band”! For more information call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/fortgeorge

 

 


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**SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015**

*BBQ Care-nival Fundraiser (Woodbridge)
11am-4pm
HBS Spa Life Beauty and Wellness
8611 Weston Rd Until #19
Woodbridge, ON

Let’s give cancer a makeover and blow it away!
100% of proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society, Angel Hair for Kids Foundation and the Cancer Care Unit opening at the upcoming Mackenzie Health hospital in Vaughan.
We will also be donating 12 ponytails for a child in need. We look forward to your participation in the fundraiser… together we will give cancer a makeover and blow it away!
The event features food, games, kid’s activities, silent auctions and much more! Spend the day with HBS, Fire and Rescue, Mackenzie Health, and various other organizations for a fun event!

http://www.hbsspalife.com

*Ribfest (Richmond Hill)
Richmond Green Park
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond HIll, ON

Ribfest is a three-day outdoor event with live entertainment, a beer garden, children’s and toddler’s fun zone with inflatables and an indoor children’s activity area to enjoy!

See the website for times.

http://richmondhill.ca/ribfest

*Ontario’s Celebration Zone (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Experience 38 days of the BEST of Ontario during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games – All events are FREE!

For families seeking kid-friendly activities, Ontario’s Celebration Zone has a jam-packed schedule of circus acrobats, children’s theatre, hands-on science adventures, super dog shows and so much more. Kids of all ages can try out the coolest toys from Ontario’s digital media sector or take part in multi-player gaming tournaments featuring Ontario’s latest video games.

See the website for times.

http://www.ontariotravel.net/en/info/panam

*Autism Walk-A-Thon and Family Fun Day (Hamilton)
11am-2pm
Willow Cove-Confederation Park, Hamilton
680 VAN WAGNERS BEACH RD
Hamilton, ON, ON

Registration at 11:00am walk starts around 11:30am. Please pre-register

Our official Ribbon Cutting by MP Wayne Marston
Entertainment:Carl the Magician and Giggles the Clown,2 Princesses,Bruiser-Hamilton Bulldogs
There will be Balloon animals being made, face painting,washable tatoos. LOTS of games and more for the kids.Games will be supervised by Building Blocks Speech Paths.
This year we will be having some vendors with information table and merchandise tables.
We will also have the Hamilton Fire Fighters.

Everyone is welcome to participate as the walk root is walk able for all as it is paved

Participants will enjoy a complimentary pizza, Timbits, fruits, veggies, water, coffee and steeped tea.
Goody bags for the kids. Rain or Shine

http://www.cnaf.net/upcoming.html

*Latin Festival (Mississauga)
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive

Colombia en Mississauga launches a new celebration for sharing and integrating the Latin American culture in the space of Celebration Square.
There will be a kids zone.

http://www.colombiaenmississauga.com

*Kid’s Pajama Party (Ajax)
12pm-3pm
Boston Pizza Ajax
8 Salem Rd. S
Ajax, ON

It’s Summer, so you don’t have to get out of your PJ’s if you don’t want to!! In fact we encourage it!! Wear your PJ’s & receive a FREE Kids Meal (with the purchase of an adult meal). Watch a movie on our 150″ TV!

905-686-1908

*Movie Night (St. Catherines)
6pm-8pm
Family Church @ The Shore
65 Lakeshore Rd
St. Catharines, ON

You’re invited to the movies! We’ll be showing a family-friendly film at 6:00 PM on the last Sunday of every month so come and enjoy a relaxing evening with your family and friends. Refreshments provided.

http://www.the-shore.ca