AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 25-27, 2017)

AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 25-27, 2017)

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Present this Coupon below to receive $6 Kid’s Meals at Sparks Premium Grill + Bar in Vaughan.
Your children will get a meal, drink, and ice cream.
They are located at Rutherford (west of Keele) and are close to Canada’s Wonderland.
The food is delicious!

My son loves the kid’s burger and my daughter loves the kid’s chicken fingers and fries.
I love the butter chicken flatbread, and my husband loves the chicken souvlaki meal!
There is colouring for the kids, and tv’s all over the walls playing sporting events.

Make sure to take advantage of this!  Check out their menu at: https://sparksgrill.ca/menu

 


 


**FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017**

*Kids Bowl Free Program (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
Various Bowling Alleys
All Over Ontario

Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.
Visit website for participating locations. Dates vary by location.

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com

*Ribfest (Aurora)
Machell Park
2A Aurora Heights Drive
Aurora, ON

Aurora’s Ribfest is the tastiest event of the year featuring professional rib teams from across North America and additional delights such as roasted yams, corn on the cobs, Beavertails and so much more. There is also fantastic entertainment featuring Harlequin, the Magna Hoedown Showdown and the David Wilcox. This weekend is full of excitement and is certainly a “must attend” special event.

aurora.ca/ribfest

*TD Music Festival (Newmarket)
Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Dr.
Newmarket, ON

Located at Riverwalk Commons in the heart of the old Town of Newmarket the festival is a five-minute walk to Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake. Enjoy a get-away at the TD Newmarket Music Festival. Festival friendly for everyone – seniors, families, teens, wheelchairs, strollers and of course, well-mannered family dogs!

http://newmarketmusicfestival.com/

*Movie Night (Scarborough) (FREE)
Bridlewood Mall
2900 Warden Ave.
Scarborough, ON

Beat the Back to School Blues with a FREE Movie Night featuring the Lego Batman Movie plus a chance to meet Batman and LegoMan Live!

http://www.bridlewoodmall.com

*Outdoor Family Movie Night (Oakville)
8:30pm-11pm
Forster Park
100 North Forster Park Drive
Oakville, ON

Film Length: 130 min
Join us at Forster Park for Movie In The Forest!
Movie In The Forest is a FREE outdoor movie event, Friday August 25th (Aug 27th rain date) at Forster Park in Oakville. This year we’re screening Disney’s Beauty And The Beast!
Show starts at 9pm but come early for some free popcorn and pre show entertainment courtesy of Stage Coach Canada. Don’t forget a lawn chair or blanket, and a non-perishable food donation for the Oakville Fareshare Food Bank.
Help us keep our events green by bringing reusable water bottles and popcorn bowls, and consider walking or biking to the event. A water bottle refill station and bike rack will be provided.

http://haltongreenscreens.ca/outdoor-family-movie-night-beauty-and-the-beast/

*Sun Life Financial Busker Carnival (Waterloo)
Waterloo City Hall (Behind)
100 Regina St S
Waterloo, ON

The Waterloo Busker Carnival is fun for the whole family with something for all ages. Enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere as you visit the midway, explore delicious foods and join us at the edge of our seats to watch spectacular world-class one-of-a-kind performers that are sure to amaze, excite and inspire!

http://www.waterloobuskers.com/

*Outdoor Movie Screening (Brampton) (FREE)
9pm-11pm
Various Recreation Centres
The City of Brampton
Brampton, ON

Free outdoor movie nights! Join us at various locations throughout the city to watch family-friendly movies on the big screen under the stars. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair!
Come early to find a good spot and enjoy activities prior to showtime. Pre-show activities start at around 7 PM with the shows starting at dusk.

www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/recreational-Activities/Pages/Summer-Movies.aspx

*Touch-A-Truck (Oshawa) (FREE)
4pm-8pm
Tribute Communities Centre
99 Athol Street East
Oshawa, ON

FREE Community Event – Presented by Midway Nissan
Spectra Venue Management, operators of the Tribute Communities Centre, is excited to announce the fifth annual Touch-a-Truck event presented by Midway Nissan on Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-West Durham. This free community event will be hosted outside and around the Tribute Communities Centre and is a fun, hands on event that allows children of all ages to get up close and personal with more than 40 vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Children will love the interactive displays and the opportunity to learn about the vehicles from the drivers.
The event gives attendees an interactive experience with vehicles of all types and sizes supplied by vehicle partners, such as the Oshawa Fire Services, Durham Regional Police, Hard-Co Construction Ltd., Ontario Regiment Museum, and many more.
Attendees are encouraged to make a donation at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oshawa-Whitby booth.
Vehicles will be located outside the Tribute Communities Centre located at 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa.
NOISE ALERT – There will be horns and sirens on site.

http://www.tributecommunitiescentre.com/events/detail/touch-a-truck-2017

*Fair (Barrie)
Essa Agriplex
7505 10th Line
Thornton, ON

The 164th Barrie fair will be filled with many things to see and do, including a variety of livestock & home craft shows, vendors, truck & tractor pulls, demolition derbies, live entertainment, and the ever-popular midway. The Barrie Fair has always aimed to bring together families from across Ontario, and this year is no exception!

essaagriplex.ca/barrie-fair

*Rib Fest (Orillia)
Tudhope Park
500 Atherley Rd
Orillia, ON

It’s that time of year again; follow the amazing smell of BBQ to Orillia Rib Fest at Tudhope Park!
Check out our NEW Craft Beer Market featuring: Flying Monkeys, Barnstormer Brewing, Iconic Brewing, Highlander Brewing, Naughty Otter + MORE
FREE Admission, FREE Parking, Best BBQ in Canada, All NEW Craft Beer Market, Wine & Spirits Area, Kids Zone, Life-size Board Games, Backyard BBQ Games, Variety of Food & Beverage Vendors.

www.northernheatribseries.ca/orillia

 



 

**SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
11am
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Movie: PUP STAR 2 ENCORE

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

* Kid’s Club Crafts (All Over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Michaels Art Store
All Over Ontario

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. 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! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/en_CA/Page-Show?cid=store-events

*Muslim Festival (Vaughan)
1pm-10pm
MacKenzie Glen Park
220 Cranston Park Ave, Maple
Vaughan, ON

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a day of fun, food and summer festivities at the fourth annual Muslim Festival of Vaughan! This free event features bouncy castles, amazing performances, delicious food and a day of summer fun. First 50 families get a free BBQ on us!!
MFV is first of its kind Muslim Festival in Vaughan, focused on celebrating the arts, cultural and heritage assets of Muslim Canadians. This festival aimed to provide a fantastic, colorful yet exciting avenue for local stakeholders to be involved and witness the richness of true Muslim arts and cultural heritage, and it certainly delivered on its promise as families gathered together to take part in summer festivities, enjoy the colorful displays of vendors and treat themselves to delicious food.
MFV is a not just an event for Muslims but for people of all religions, beliefs, and cultures to come together and learn and enjoy what we have to offer. We aim to put a bigger focus on neighborhood engagement, and bridging the gap between different communities by fostering their growth and connection.

mfvaughan.ca

*Ribfest (Aurora)
Machell Park
2A Aurora Heights Drive
Aurora, ON

Aurora’s Ribfest is the tastiest event of the year featuring professional rib teams from across North America and additional delights such as roasted yams, corn on the cobs, Beavertails and so much more. There is also fantastic entertainment featuring Harlequin, the Magna Hoedown Showdown and the David Wilcox. This weekend is full of excitement and is certainly a “must attend” special event.

aurora.ca/ribfest

*TD Music Festival (Newmarket)
Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Dr.
Newmarket, ON

Located at Riverwalk Commons in the heart of the old Town of Newmarket the festival is a five-minute walk to Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake. Enjoy a get-away at the TD Newmarket Music Festival. Festival friendly for everyone – seniors, families, teens, wheelchairs, strollers and of course, well-mannered family dogs!

http://newmarketmusicfestival.com/

*Mutt Masquerade (Stouffville)
11am-3pm
The Stouffville Dog Park (behind the Staples plaza)
Rougeview Avenue
Stouffville, ON

Over 20 doggie related booths, doggie wading pools, free facepainting for the kids, an animal communicator, a food truck, a doggie fashion show with $200 prize for best dressed pup, training and agility demos, giveaways and much more! Come join us for a fun filled doggie festival Saturday, August 26th 11am to 3pm at the Stouffville dog park. A non profit event.
A day for the dogs and dog lovers of Stouffville!

themuttmasquerade@gmail.com

*Taste of Stouffville 2017 (Stouffville)
2pm-11pm
Stouffville Memorial Park
2 Park Drive
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Taste of Stouffville is back at Memorial Park this summer! Join us on August 26, 2017 to celebrate the local food and fun available in a little town with big flavour!
You can expect local fare from fantastic restaurants, award-winning Stouffville-based micro-brewed beers, live music, children’s play-zone and petting zoo!
Stay tuned for the line-up!
$5 minimum donation for entry (16 years+) before 8:00 p.m., $10 per person minimum from 8:00 p.m. onward. Children are free. Make your donation online in advance or at the gate on event day.
Food, games and drinks sold separately.

http://www.tasteofstouffville.com

*Children’s Festival (Markham)
10am-6pm
Markham Civic Centre,
101 Town Centre Blvd.
Markham, ON

Join us for Ontario’s largest annual children’s festival at the Markham Civic Centre, as part of the City’s Canada 150 celebrations! The event features a wide variety of entertainment, play zones, crafts and other outdoor activities for children.
The day is FREE to all and includes:
Entertainment featuring an impressive line-up of children’s performers.
Superheroes, Disney’s Moana and other mascots for you to take pictures with.
An interactive marketplace showcasing family-oriented products and services.
Vendors selling foods from around the world
Community activities including police and fire safety demonstrations.
Play zones, craft activities, face-painting and more!

http://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/Markham/RecreationCulture/SpecialEvents/MarkhamMillikenChildrensFestival/!ut/p/a1/jc_NCsIwEATgR8qEZNt6jCmk2x9ikGrNRXoqBa0exOe3Sq9W9zbwDcyKKDoRp_45Dv1jvE395Z1jci4ZVpoKpVNewiR5vc-IdxnpGZxmYJ0pdFoDaF0OTsO29U2lwMl_fXw5g1_9o4grZEOULkB7Z219yEIIbh7GhSFuFCzJBaz98AErI-_XtsPIwwsHUxLf/dl5/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

*Afro-Carif Festival (Scarborough)
Albert Campbell Square Scarborough Civic Centre
105 Borough Drive
Scarborough, ON

It’s BACK!! It’s BIGGER! It’s BETTER! The 6th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest, taking place on August 26-27, 2017 inside Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, brings you live musical performances, exciting entertainment from local and international artists, mouth-watering ethnic cuisine, vendor exhibitions and marketplace, visual arts, drum and dance workshops, kid’s zone, dance competitions, business expo and much more!

The event is FREE and welcomes over 25,000 people from across Canada and internationally.
“Celebrating our Diversity” is the theme for this annual event that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the richness of the city’s diverse communities. Presented by Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) with support from the Government of Ontario, the event fosters civic pride and demonstrates the richness of the Afro-Caribbean cultures and other ethnic groups that make up the fabric of Canada.
Uniquely Canadian, the Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest merges two rich cultures; African and Caribbean, in an effort to build community, bridge social, cultural and economic gaps through sharing music, dance, cuisine, arts and culture.

http://www.scarboroughafrocaribfest.com

*Weekend Explorers (Toronto) (FREE)
2pm-3pm
Legislative Building, Queen’s Park
Queen’s Park – University/College Aves.
Toronto, ON

Join us for a fun family program on the weekends at the Legislative Building during the summer! During this one hour program designed for families with children aged 6-10 you will:
Explore the Legislative Building and Chamber through a fun scavenger hunt
Play games that teach you about Ontario’s Parliament
Participate in a craft activity
Have fun, all for free!

Pre-registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

http://discoveryportal.ontla.on.ca/en/visit-us/programs/weekend-explorers

*Ribfest (Toronto)
4pm-11pm
Woodbine Racetrack
555 Rexdale Blvd
Toronto, ON

Join us at Woodbine Racetrack on August 25-27 for the Woodbine Ribfest. Enjoy a weekend of delicious ribs and BBQ, food trucks, live country music and thrilling horse racing that you don’t want to miss!

The event will be taking place:
Friday, August 25, 4-11PM
Saturday, August 26, 12-11PM
Sunday, August 27, 12-10PM

Admission:
Adults: $5, Children: free

http://www.woodbineentertainment.com/Woodbine

*Coconut Festival Canada (Toronto)
10am-8pm
David Pecaut Square
215 King Street
Toronto, ON

We are excited to present you the festival in Canada in its 3rd year that highlights one of the greatest fruits in the world, the coconut! Experience the sights and sounds and immerse your senses in the wonders that it brings.
It’s a Free General Admission event featuring 70 vendors dealing with coconut in your food choices, wellness program, cleaning, cosmetics, fashion and more from Asia & Pan America. You can taste and shop for various coconut products including those from local artisans : vegan coconut cakes, spreads, oils, energy snacks, chips, dips drinks, organic baby food and more. And full meals from the Caribbean, Thailand & , Hawaii.

http://www.coconutfestival.ca

*Aviation Fun Day (Waterloo)
10am-4pm
Region of Waterloo International Airport
4881 Fountain Street North
Waterloo, ON

The Region of Waterloo International Airport community throws open the doors for a fun-filled day of demonstrations and displays! This is a FREE event with the donation of a non-perishable food item in support of the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank and Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
Grab your comfy shoes and explore the airport on foot. Learn how the aviation industry operates with stops at the Airport’s Terminal Building, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Youth Development Centre, Great Lakes Helicopter and Flite Line Services.
See airport equipment, vintage aircraft and classic cars; meet pilots from the Canadian Owners & Pilots Association and Recreational Aircraft Association; and take a scenic flight (additional fees apply). Fun for the whole family.
Parking $4.50 per vehicle.

www.waterlooairport.ca/en/abouttheairport/events.asp

*Sun Life Financial Busker Carnival (Waterloo)
Waterloo City Hall (Behind)
100 Regina St S
Waterloo, ON

The Waterloo Busker Carnival is fun for the whole family with something for all ages. Enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere as you visit the midway, explore delicious foods and join us at the edge of our seats to watch spectacular world-class one-of-a-kind performers that are sure to amaze, excite and inspire!

http://www.waterloobuskers.com/

*PARA Waterfront Festival (Pickering)
10am-6pm
Millennium Square
Pickering, ON

The PARA Waterfront Festival is produced by Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association (PARA). The annual summer event at Millennium Square will be the host to music, food, nautical programs and entertainment, and provide both on-land and on-water programming for people of all ages and interests. The goal is to promote Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association and celebrate the service PARA provides to the Region of Durham and the City of Pickering.

http://parawaterfrontfestival.com/

*Fair (Barrie)
Essa Agriplex
7505 10th Line
Thornton, ON

The 164th Barrie fair will be filled with many things to see and do, including a variety of livestock & home craft shows, vendors, truck & tractor pulls, demolition derbies, live entertainment, and the ever-popular midway. The Barrie Fair has always aimed to bring together families from across Ontario, and this year is no exception!

essaagriplex.ca/barrie-fair

*Rib Fest (Orillia)
Tudhope Park
500 Atherley Rd
Orillia, ON

It’s that time of year again; follow the amazing smell of BBQ to Orillia Rib Fest at Tudhope Park!
Check out our NEW Craft Beer Market featuring: Flying Monkeys, Barnstormer Brewing, Iconic Brewing, Highlander Brewing, Naughty Otter + MORE
FREE Admission, FREE Parking, Best BBQ in Canada, All NEW Craft Beer Market, Wine & Spirits Area, Kids Zone, Life-size Board Games, Backyard BBQ Games, Variety of Food & Beverage Vendors.

www.northernheatribseries.ca/orillia/



**SUNDAY, AUGUST 27,  2017**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.
•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*Farmers Market (Richmond Hill)
9:30am-2pm
Elgin Barrow Arena
43 Church Street South
Richmond Hill, ON

Bring your family and friends to the market for fun activities and to purchase fresh produce! There will be family entertainment, food and crafts and activities for the children. Visiting the Farmers’ Market is a fun way to enjoy summer in the community! Be green! Walk or carpool to the Farmers’ Market. If you drive, please enter from Pugsley Avenue on the east side of Elgin Barrow Arena.

www.richmondhill.ca/en/things-to-do/farmers-market.aspx

*Ribfest (Aurora)
Machell Park
2A Aurora Heights Drive
Aurora, ON

Aurora’s Ribfest is the tastiest event of the year featuring professional rib teams from across North America and additional delights such as roasted yams, corn on the cobs, Beavertails and so much more. There is also fantastic entertainment featuring Harlequin, the Magna Hoedown Showdown and the David Wilcox. This weekend is full of excitement and is certainly a “must attend” special event.

aurora.ca/ribfest

*TD Music Festival (Newmarket)
Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Dr.
Newmarket, ON

Located at Riverwalk Commons in the heart of the old Town of Newmarket the festival is a five-minute walk to Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake. Enjoy a get-away at the TD Newmarket Music Festival. Festival friendly for everyone – seniors, families, teens, wheelchairs, strollers and of course, well-mannered family dogs!

http://newmarketmusicfestival.com

*Afro-Carif Festival (Scarborough)
12pm-9pm
Albert Campbell Square Scarborough Civic Centre
105 Borough Drive
Scarborough, ON

The 6th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest, taking place on August 26-27, 2017 inside Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, brings you live musical performances, exciting entertainment from local and international artists, mouth-watering ethnic cuisine, vendor exhibitions and marketplace, visual arts, drum and dance workshops, kid’s zone, dance competitions, business expo and much more!
The event is FREE and welcomes over 25,000 people from across Canada and internationally.
“Celebrating our Diversity” is the theme for this annual event that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the richness of the city’s diverse communities. Presented by Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) with support from the Government of Ontario, the event fosters civic pride and demonstrates the richness of the Afro-Caribbean cultures and other ethnic groups that make up the fabric of Canada.
Uniquely Canadian, the Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest merges two rich cultures; African and Caribbean, in an effort to build community, bridge social, cultural and economic gaps through sharing music, dance, cuisine, arts and culture.

http://www.scarboroughafrocaribfest.com

*Weekend Explorers (Toronto) (FREE)
2pm-3pm
Legislative Building, Queen’s Park
Queen’s Park – University/College Aves.
Toronto, ON

Join us for a fun family program on the weekends at the Legislative Building during the summer! During this one hour program designed for families with children aged 6-10 you will:
Explore the Legislative Building and Chamber through a fun scavenger hunt
Play games that teach you about Ontario’s Parliament
Participate in a craft activity
Have fun, all for free!

Pre-registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

http://discoveryportal.ontla.on.ca/en/visit-us/programs/weekend-explorers

*Sun Life Financial Busker Carnival (Waterloo)
Waterloo City Hall (Behind)
100 Regina St S
Waterloo, ON

The Waterloo Busker Carnival is fun for the whole family with something for all ages. Enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere as you visit the midway, explore delicious foods and join us at the edge of our seats to watch spectacular world-class one-of-a-kind performers that are sure to amaze, excite and inspire!

http://www.waterloobuskers.com/

*Fair (Barrie)
Essa Agriplex
7505 10th Line
Thornton, ON

The 164th Barrie fair will be filled with many things to see and do, including a variety of livestock & home craft shows, vendors, truck & tractor pulls, demolition derbies, live entertainment, and the ever-popular midway. The Barrie Fair has always aimed to bring together families from across Ontario, and this year is no exception!

essaagriplex.ca/barrie-fair

*Rib Fest (Orillia)
Tudhope Park
500 Atherley Rd
Orillia, ON

It’s that time of year again; follow the amazing smell of BBQ to Orillia Rib Fest at Tudhope Park!
Check out our NEW Craft Beer Market featuring: Flying Monkeys, Barnstormer Brewing, Iconic Brewing, Highlander Brewing, Naughty Otter + MORE
FREE Admission, FREE Parking, Best BBQ in Canada, All NEW Craft Beer Market, Wine & Spirits Area, Kids Zone, Life-size Board Games, Backyard BBQ Games, Variety of Food & Beverage Vendors.

www.northernheatribseries.ca/orillia/

 

 


 

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