AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 17-19, 2018)

AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 17-19, 2018)

FREE Family Event THIS Friday & Saturday!
Hosted by Mitsubishi Motors (Free BBQ, Ice Cream truck, giveaways)

Location: EV Discovery Centre, 1126 Finch Ave W (North York)
Dates/Times:
Friday, August 17th: 10am-7pm
Saturday, August 18th: 10am-5pm

Looking for something free and educational for the weekend?
Find out more about the many benefits of electrified vehicles at the EV Discovery Centre just north of the core.

FREE Event Includes:
->BBQ
->Ice cream
->Giveaways
->Test drives of the Outlander PHEV, the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV (Free Gift For Test Driving)

At the event you can discover the history of electrified vehicles in Canada, test drive Canada’s newest plug-in hybrid and take a deep dive into the leading-edge technology behind the Outlander PHEV with a hands-on augmented reality demo.
The EV Discovery Centre is the first of its kind in the world. It was developed as an experiential learning environment for electrified vehicles.

For more information, go to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/252822745328397

 


 


**FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018**

*Family Fun Event (North York) (FREE)
10am-7pm
EV Discovery Centre
1126 Finch Ave West
North York, ON

Hosted by Mitsubishi Motors
Looking for something free and educational for the weekend?
Find out more about the many benefits of electrified vehicles at the EV Discovery Centre just north of the core.

• FREE Event Includes:
->BBQ
->Ice cream
->Giveaways
->Test drives of the Outlander PHEV, the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV (Free Gift For Test Driving)

https://www.facebook.com/events/252822745328397

 



**SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018**

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

Movie: PETER RABBIT

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

*Farmer’s Market (Woodbridge)
9am-1pm
Woodbridge Pool and Memorial Arena
5020 Hwy # 7 at Islington Ave
Woodbridge, ON
The Woodbridge Village Farmers Market is a non-profit, volunteer run market. We are affiliated with the Woodbridge Agricultural Society. The market is a great place to spend a quiet Saturday morning, meeting with friends and neighbours. We invite you to join us every Saturday from June 16th 2018 to October 13th 2018.The Woodbridge Village Farmers Market is a friendly, big hearted market located on the northwest corner of Hwy #7 and Islington Ave., at the Woodbridge Pool & Memorial Arena parking lot. Our volunteers are always there to help with the many special events. It’s a fun place for friends to meet and families to come Saturday mornings. Our Kid’s Club includes creative crafts and engaging activities weekly. This will be our 10th year of operation.

http://www.woodbridgefarmersmarket.com

*FAMILY FEST (Maple)
1pm-4pm
Discovery Park
90 Discovery Trail
Maple ON, ON

A FREE Family Carnival event with multiple air bouncers, carnival games, prizes, face-painting, balloons, popcorn, cotton-candy, giveaways & more! All ages are welcome and invited!

http://www.maplecommunitychurch.com/

*FamJam (Richmond Hill)
11am-4pm
Richmond Green Park- SHELTER B
1300 Elgin Mills Rd E
Richmond Hill, ON

Joins us for a fun-filled family event where everyone is invited! Activities, food, PERFORMANCES, and fun for everyone! Free admission!

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/clyorksouth/campaign/famjam-2018/

*Food Truck Festival (Richmond Hill) (Free Admission)
Richmond Greens
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, ON

Richmond Green won’t just be serving up some greens! Get ready to entice your tastebuds to something delicious. We’ve got the parking, free admission, a children’s midway, food, drinks and entertainment… all you need to bring is your appetite! Trucks will be dishin’ it out all weekend!
AUG 18: 12PM – 8PM
AUG 19: 12PM – 8PM

www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/richmond-hill/

*Garlic is Great Festival (Newmarket) (Free Admission)
8am-1pm
Newmarket Farmers’ Market
Doug Duncan Dr.
Newmarket, ON

Take part in the annual celebration of Ontario’s garlic harvest. At the festival, visitors can enjoy cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and garlic vendors at the Newmarket Farmer’s Market. This year’s Garlic is Great Festival will feature garlic vendors from across Ontario who will be offering fresh garlic and garlic related products for all to enjoy.

http://www.newmarket.ca/ThingsToDo/Pages/Recreation%20and%20Culture/Events/Garlic-is-Great-Festival.aspx

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201808-aout-august

*Family Fun Event (North York) (FREE)
10am-5pm
EV Discovery Centre
1126 Finch Ave West
North York, ON

Hosted by Mitsubishi Motors
Looking for something free and educational for the weekend?
Find out more about the many benefits of electrified vehicles at the EV Discovery Centre just north of the core.

• FREE Event Includes:
->BBQ
->Ice cream
->Giveaways
->Test drives of the Outlander PHEV, the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV (Free Gift For Test Driving)

https://www.facebook.com/events/252822745328397

*Nature Play In The Garden (Toronto)
Evergreen Brickworks
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto ON

This unique program and dynamic space requires parents and guardians to supervise their children while co-creating a magical world of possibilities.

The Children’s Garden is suitable for children of all ages as it inspires them to use their imagination in open-ended play. Here, children have the freedom to be the architects of their environment, to invent and build using their own creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing an appreciation for the natural world.

Weekly activities respond to the changing seasons and weather, and are based on the natural materials we have available. Most importantly, our activities are a great way to be active and connect with community, family and the environment that sustains us all.

https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/?date=2018-05-24&category=0&view=upcoming

*Chinatown Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
Spadina Ave between Sullivan St. and St. Andrew St.
Toronto, ON

The Toronto Chinatown Festival has came a long way since its first opening in 2000.
Each year the Festival continues to grow to ensure that the celebration surpasses the success of its predecessors. In 2017, the Toronto Chinatown Festival attracted about 250,000 visitors during this 2-days event.
The theme for 2018 is “Leaped through The Dragon’s Gate.” In the folktale the Carps swim upstream to try hard to jump through the dragon’s gate; it reminds people to work hard in order to being successful.
The Festival will host related engaging performances alongside vendors and interactive activities that will both showcase Canada’s cultural and communal diversity, while helping to improve local tourism and economy.

August 18: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
August 19: 11:00am – 8:00pm

www.chinatownbia.com/eventsnews/toronto-chinatown-festival/

*TD Festival of South Asia (Toronto) (FREE)
Gerrard India Bazaar BIA
1426 Gerrard Street East
Coxwell and Gerrard
Toronto, ON

The TD Festival of South Asia creates a window into the East to celebrate and experience the culture and cuisine of South Asia.
It takes place on August 18 and 19 on Gerrard Street.
Exotic South Asian cuisines – more than 20 restaurants present the most sumptuous offerings at low, affordable prices.
South Asian Fashion Show – from contemporary attires to formal wear, something for everyone in every occasion.
Activities for all ages – including a Kids.

http://www.facebook.com/festivalofsouthasia/

*Famiizuu Family FunFair (Milton)
10am-2pm
Milton Fairgrounds
136 Robert Street
Milton, ON

Super excited to be celebrating our 3rd Birthday as Famiizuu!
Come join us at our family fun fair and experience what we are all about. This is a family focused event with plenty to do for everyone. Arts & Crafts hands on stations, Sensory Activities, Bouncy Castles, Obstacle Courses, Face Painting, Massages, BBQ, Shopping, local resources, Fall Registration for Kids Programs, etc..

Admission is $5 per child, $2 per adult
Newborn – 12mths – FREE

http://www.famiizuu.ca/family-life/famiizuu-family-funfair-save-date

*Cactus Festival (Dundas)
Dundas, ON
King Street, Dundas
Dundas, ON

Free, 3-day Family Festival in historic Dundas. Street festival along King Street

3 stages of Entertainment
– Live bands and headline entertainers, including Freedom Train
– Family stage with children’s interactive performers, community groups, Reptile shows, Educational shows, Performer Meet & Greets.
– emerging, local groups

Family Fun Zone with free interactives, Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, Toonie Train Rides, Waterballs.
Baby Cactus Contest on Saturday morning. Enter at Fortino’s in Dundas, or www.dundascactusfestival.ca
Licensed Festival Patio at Main stage, King & Memorial Sts at Shawne & Ed Brewing lot

www.dundascactusfestival.ca

*Greek Fest (Hamilton)
Inch Park
E15th St & Brucedale Ave
Hamilton, ON

The 2018 Hamilton Greek Fest is taking place from Friday August 17th through Sunday August 19th at Inch Park (corners of East15th & Brucedale on the Hamilton mountain).

During this Food-Fueled & Fun Filled Festival, attendees can enjoy the tastes and sounds of Greece in the heart of Hamilton Mountain.
This annual event hosted by the Greek Community of (Panagia) Hamilton, promises to be another huge success as the festival continues to grow year after year. This year the community will also be celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Hamilton Greek Fest was once again a winner of the Hamilton Community News Readers Choice Awards and was voted Favorite Local Festival for 2016 & 2017!
With Free parking and Free admission, this popular event is a great way to spend the weekend with good friends, Greek Music, Greek Dancing and of course Delicious Greek Food!
On Saturday August 18th the band “PAREA” featured in the smash hit movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” will be performing live !! OPA !!!
Lots of fun activities are available including action filled Bubble Soccer, Belly Dancing demonstrations, high energy OPA-cize fitness, Zumba dance class and a popular Kid’s Zone for the younger attendees as well.

http://www.hamiltongreekfest.com

*Endless Summer Festival (Ancaster)
10am-6pm
Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Rd S
Ancaster, ON

The Endless Summer Festival is a Festival for everyone. Join us at the Ancaster Fairgrounds for an event filled with Live Music, Kids Zone, Vendor Marketplace, Food trucks, Magic Show and so much more! Bring the whole family to this special event. Meet our princess and super hero, see a magic show, shop from our many vendors, satisfy your tummy with our various food trucks. Admission is $5.00 and $3.00 for kids over 5

www.ancasterfair.ca/event/endless-summer-festival/

*Buskerfest (Mississauga)
Memorial Park
20 Lakeshore Road East
Port Credit, ON

Port Credit Busker Fest is an international street performer festival, beginning in 2006 put on by the Business Improvement Association to complement Port Credit’s thriving entertainment scene.
Presenting the most sought after circus-type acts in the world; featuring high energy circle shows and eccentric roving characters throughout The Village. This three day event is located on the beautiful waterfront of Mississauga, Ontario.
#PCBuskerFest will keep you entertained all weekend long. There are no gate fees but we please ask you to tip the buskers.

https://www.portcreditbuskerfest.com/

*Pie in the Sky Kite Festival (Newcastle/Clarington)
Diane Hamre Recreation Complex
1780 Rudell Rd
Newcastle, ON

Excitement is coming to the Diane Hamre Recreation Complex in Newcastle!! Pie in the Sky Kite Festival is a free 2-day family festival that will have fun for all ages!
Come to check out the professional kite fliers with their amazingly colourful and massive kites – some up to 100 feet long! Vendors – we’ve got those too – Craft, Local, Food, and some amazing PIES.
Face painting, Buskers, Kids Kite making – so much entertainment. Free kites for kids each day (Kids 12 and under – first 500 per day). Bring your kite or buy your kite – we will have a large variety for sale, at great prices.
PIES, PIES and more PIES…did we say PIES – Vote for your favourite pie baked by local Bakeries!
Come Paint the Sky Clarington!!! Can’t wait to see you there!!

http://www.facebook.com/events/202087090440088/

 



**SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018**

*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

*Food Truck Festival (Richmond Hill) (Free Admission)
Richmond Greens
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, ON

Richmond Green won’t just be serving up some greens! Get ready to entice your taste buds to something delicious. We’ve got the parking, free admission, a children’s midway, food, drinks and entertainment… all you need to bring is your appetite! Trucks will be dishin’ it out all weekend!
AUG 18: 12PM – 8PM
AUG 19: 12PM – 8PM

www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/richmond-hill/

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201808-aout-august

*TD Festival of South Asia (Toronto) (FREE)
Gerrard India Bazaar BIA
1426 Gerrard Street East
Coxwell and Gerrard
Toronto, ON

The TD Festival of South Asia creates a window into the East to celebrate and experience the culture and cuisine of South Asia.
It takes place on August 18 and 19 on Gerrard Street.
Exotic South Asian cuisines – more than 20 restaurants present the most sumptuous offerings at low, affordable prices.
South Asian Fashion Show – from contemporary attires to formal wear, something for everyone in every occasion.
Activities for all ages – including a Kids.

http://www.facebook.com/festivalofsouthasia/

*Chinatown Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
Spadina Ave between Sullivan St. and St. Andrew St.
Toronto, ON

The Toronto Chinatown Festival has came a long way since its first opening in 2000.
Each year the Festival continues to grow to ensure that the celebration surpasses the success of its predecessors. In 2017, the Toronto Chinatown Festival attracted about 250,000 visitors during this 2-days event.
The theme for 2018 is “Leaped through The Dragon’s Gate.” In the folktale the Carps swim upstream to try hard to jump through the dragon’s gate; it reminds people to work hard in order to being successful.
The Festival will host related engaging performances alongside vendors and interactive activities that will both showcase Canada’s cultural and communal diversity, while helping to improve local tourism and economy.

August 18: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
August 19: 11:00am – 8:00pm

http://www.chinatownbia.com/eventsnews/toronto-chinatown-festival/l

*Canadian Stage: Family Story-Telling Day (Toronto)
10am-3pm
High Park Amphitheatre
1873 Bloor St. W
Toronto, ON

We are all made of story and we want to share in the bounty of narratives that our communities hold. Join us for an interactive day of poetry, spoken word, dance, and music.
Fun for the whole family.

http://www.canadianstage.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=shakespeare

*Greek Fest (Hamilton)
Inch Park
E15th St & Brucedale Ave
Hamilton, ON

The 2018 Hamilton Greek Fest is taking place from Friday August 17th through Sunday August 19th at Inch Park (corners of East15th & Brucedale on the Hamilton mountain).

During this Food-Fueled & Fun Filled Festival, attendees can enjoy the tastes and sounds of Greece in the heart of Hamilton Mountain.
This annual event hosted by the Greek Community of (Panagia) Hamilton, promises to be another huge success as the festival continues to grow year after year. This year the community will also be celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Hamilton Greek Fest was once again a winner of the Hamilton Community News Readers Choice Awards and was voted Favorite Local Festival for 2016 & 2017!
With Free parking and Free admission, this popular event is a great way to spend the weekend with good friends, Greek Music, Greek Dancing and of course Delicious Greek Food!
On Saturday August 18th the band “PAREA” featured in the smash hit movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” will be performing live !! OPA !!!
Lots of fun activities are available including action filled Bubble Soccer, Belly Dancing demonstrations, high energy OPA-cize fitness, Zumba dance class and a popular Kid’s Zone for the younger attendees as well.

http://www.hamiltongreekfest.com

*Sunday’s at Westfield (Hamilton)
12:30pm-4pm
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road
Rockton, ON

Every Sunday and public holiday from March to the end of October you can immerse yourself in Westfield’s unique historic setting. Authentically costumed volunteers will take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations and activities. Westfield has more than thirty-five historical buildings to visit, including log homes, a one room schoolhouse, railway station, print shop, inn and cabinetmaker’s shop. Step up to the counter at the General Store for sweet treats and stop by the Gift Shop for unique finds.
You can also enjoy Westfield’s trails and natural areas, set on 500 beautiful acres.
For more information visit our website.

Admission: $11

www.westfieldheritage.ca

*Cactus Festival (Dundas)
Dundas, ON
King Street, Dundas
Dundas, ON

Free, 3-day Family Festival in historic Dundas. Street festival along King Street

3 stages of Entertainment
– Live bands and headline entertainers, including Freedom Train
– Family stage with children’s interactive performers, community groups, Reptile shows, Educational shows, Performer Meet & Greets.
– emerging, local groups

Family Fun Zone with free interactives, Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, Toonie Train Rides, Waterballs.
Baby Cactus Contest on Saturday morning. Enter at Fortino’s in Dundas, or www.dundascactusfestival.ca
Licensed Festival Patio at Main stage, King & Memorial Sts at Shawne & Ed Brewing lot

www.dundascactusfestival.ca

*Children’s Festival (Burlington)
10am-5pm
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON

Come out to the 27th annual Children’s Festival! We’re celebrating being a kid with activities, interactive games, bouncers, face painting and more!
Live entertainment
Play zones and inflatables
Crafts
Kids’ marketplace

http://www.burlington.ca/childrensfestival

*Buskerfest (Mississauga)
Memorial Park
20 Lakeshore Road East
Port Credit, ON

Port Credit Busker Fest is an international street performer festival, beginning in 2006 put on by the Business Improvement Association to complement Port Credit’s thriving entertainment scene.
Presenting the most sought after circus-type acts in the world; featuring high energy circle shows and eccentric roving characters throughout The Village. This three day event is located on the beautiful waterfront of Mississauga, Ontario.
#PCBuskerFest will keep you entertained all weekend long. There are no gate fees but we please ask you to tip the buskers.

https://www.portcreditbuskerfest.com

*Family Fun Day (Ajax)
10am-4pm
Ajax Downs Racetrack
50 Alexander’s Crossing
Ajax, ON

Join Us for Family FUN at Ajax Downs Racetrack!
All proceeds go to the Ajax Pickering Hospital!
Entertainment by Dan the Music Man!
Free Treats for Kids, Crafts, Bouncing Castle, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, 50/50 Draw, prizes and More!
Live Horse Racing begins at 12:55pm!
Enjoy the BBQ (for a nominal fee)

http://www.facebook.com/events/258216078297586/

*Pie in the Sky Kite Festival (Newcastle/Clarington)
Diane Hamre Recreation Complex
1780 Rudell Rd
Newcastle, ON

Excitement is coming to the Diane Hamre Recreation Complex in Newcastle!! Pie in the Sky Kite Festival is a free 2-day family festival that will have fun for all ages!
Come to check out the professional kite fliers with their amazingly colourful and massive kites – some up to 100 feet long! Vendors – we’ve got those too – Craft, Local, Food, and some amazing PIES.
Face painting, Buskers, Kids Kite making – so much entertainment. Free kites for kids each day (Kids 12 and under – first 500 per day). Bring your kite or buy your kite – we will have a large variety for sale, at great prices.
PIES, PIES and more PIES…did we say PIES – Vote for your favourite pie baked by local Bakeries!
Come Paint the Sky Clarington!!! Can’t wait to see you there!!

http://www.facebook.com/events/202087090440088/


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