AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 25-26, 2018)

AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 25-26, 2018)

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**SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 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

*Ribfest (Aurora)
Machell Park
Aurora Heights Dr
Aurora, ON

There will be great live entertainment, an inflatable midway and activities for kids of all ages.
A beer garden will be proudly run by the Aurora Rotary Club.

http://www.aurora.ca/Thingstodo/Pages/Special%20Events/Aurora-Ribfest.aspx

*Mutt Masquerade (Stouffville)
11am-3pm
Stouffville Dog Park
End of Rougeview Avenue (off Sam’s Way behind Staples)
Stouffville, ON

A day for the dog’s and dog lover’s of Stouffville! Free to attend.
Over 20 doggie related vendors, the famous Mutt Masquerade fashion show (best dressed wins $200), doggie wading pools, Sparky the Stouffville fire department mascot, doggie agility demos, fun activities for the kids and pups, contests, giveaways, doggie kissing booth, food truck and more!

themuttmasquerade@gmail.com

*Children’s Festival (Markham)
10am-7pm
Aaniin Community Centre & Library
5665 14th Avenue
Markham, ON

IT’S BACK! Beat your end-of-summer boredom with the party your kids have been waiting for all summer. Join the City of Markham for Ontario’s largest annual children’s festival, now at the new Aaniin Community Centre & Library, located in the heart of southeast Markham.

Skip the lineup and buy your $10 play-all-day pass in advance! Wristbands are available for purchase at: Angus Glen Community Centre, Thornhill Community Centre, Milliken Mills Community Centre, Aaniin Community Centre, Centennial Community Centre and at the Markham Civic Centre.

www.markham.ca

*Tamil Fest (Scarborough)
Turbina Ave & Markham Rd
Scarborough, ON

Tamil Fest 2018 is the largest Tamil street festival of its kind outside of the Indian subcontinent. Last year crowds exceeded 170, 000 attendees and this year we anticipate a larger number. This two-day festival is expected to draw thousands of people from across North America and is a unique platform to showcase and exhibit traditional and modern Tamil culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment.

Highlights:
A Celebration of Culture & Cuisine
Enjoy Free Performances!
Kids & Youth Zone
Street Performances
Vintage car exhibits

http://www.tamilfest.ca

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

Celebrating our Diversity” at the Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest this summer!
The festival 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.

http://www.scarboroughafrocaribfest.com

*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

*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

*Coconut Festival (Toronto)
David Pecaut Square
215 King Street
Toronto, ON

Toronto hosts Canada’s 5th Annual Coconut Festival and Marketplace on Saturday, August 25-26, 2018, at David Pecaut Square.
We are excited to present you the festival in Canada in its 5th 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.

http://www.coconutfestival.ca

*Bloorcourt Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Bloor St. W. from Dufferin St. to Montrose Ave.
Toronto, ON

The Bloorcourt Festival will take place on Saturday August 25, 2018 from 12:00pm – 10:00pm in the vibrant Bloorcourt BIA on Bloor Street West.
This festival boasts one of Toronto’s largest gatherings of artists, musicians, artisans, and masters of all crafts. A true modern Renaissance. There will be vendors displaying an exciting array of wares. It is a hub for emerging artists and veterans alike. There will be plenty of family fun complete with inflatables, crafts, and interactive entertainment for the children to enjoy.
All the way across the event from Dufferin to Montrose the local businesses will be coming outside for sidewalk sales. Restaurants, bars, and pubs will all have patio extensions for patrons to enjoy food and beverages outdoors on the street. Last but not least the event features exceptional talent with live music playing at street corners from end to end.

http://bloorcourt.com/bc/artsfair.php

*TAIWANFest (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

From fashion, music, food and art to language and DNA – discover and celebrate what connects Taiwan, The Philippines and Canada across mainstream, niche and Indigenous cultures!

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com

*Aviation Fun Day (Waterloo)
10:30am-4pm
Region of Waterloo International Airport
4881 Fountain Street North
Breslau, ON

Grab your walking shoes and explore the airport on foot at this free family event. Learn how the aviation industry works, meet pilots, get up close to airport equipment, vintage aircraft and classic cars.

This year’s theme is Careers in Aviation! Visit aviation-related displays in the Airport’s Terminal Building, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Youth Development Centre, and see unique and vintage aircraft up close on Apron IV, an area usually restricted to the public.

Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. To date, Aviation Fun Day has collected 5,989 pounds of food raised $9,786 dollars. All to help the one in 20 households in Waterloo Region that needs food assistance!

Join us for fun filled day and help strengthen our community!

http://www.waterlooairport.ca/en/about-ykf/aviation-fun-day.aspx

*Indigenous Life Festival (Collingwood)
Blue Mountain Village
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON

Commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial and the First Nations People whose land we share, we welcome you to a celebration of Indigenous culture. Enjoy live music, traditional crafts, shelters and games, storytelling, educational activities, and more!

http://bluemountainvillage.ca/events/2018/indigenous-life-festival



**SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 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

*Ribfest (Aurora)
Machell Park
Aurora Heights Dr
Aurora, ON

There will be great live entertainment, an inflatable midway and activities for kids of all ages.
A beer garden will be proudly run by the Aurora Rotary Club.

http://www.aurora.ca/Thingstodo/Pages/Special%20Events/Aurora-Ribfest.aspx

*Tamil Fest (Scarborough)
Turbina Ave & Markham Rd
Scarborough, ON

Tamil Fest 2018 is the largest Tamil street festival of its kind outside of the Indian subcontinent. Last year crowds exceeded 170, 000 attendees and this year we anticipate a larger number. This two-day festival is expected to draw thousands of people from across North America and is a unique platform to showcase and exhibit traditional and modern Tamil culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment.

Highlights:
A Celebration of Culture & Cuisine
Enjoy Free Performances!
Kids & Youth Zone
Street Performances
Vintage car exhibits

http://www.tamilfest.ca

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

Celebrating our Diversity” at the Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest this summer!
The festival 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.

www.scarboroughafrocaribfest.com

*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

*TAIWANFest (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

From fashion, music, food and art to language and DNA – discover and celebrate what connects Taiwan, The Philippines and Canada across mainstream, niche and Indigenous cultures!

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com

*Coconut Festival (Toronto)
David Pecaut Square
215 King Street
Toronto, ON

Toronto hosts Canada’s 5th Annual Coconut Festival and Marketplace on Saturday, August 25-26, 2018, at David Pecaut Square.
We are excited to present you the festival in Canada in its 5th 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.

http://www.coconutfestival.ca

*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

*Indigenous Life Festival (Collingwood)
Blue Mountain Village
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON

Commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial and the First Nations People whose land we share, we welcome you to a celebration of Indigenous culture. Enjoy live music, traditional crafts, shelters and games, storytelling, educational activities, and more!

http://bluemountainvillage.ca/events/2018/indigenous-life-festival


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