JULY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (July 17- July 19, 2015)

JULY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (July 17- July 19, 2015)

 

 

 

 


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**FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015**

*Free Day AT Ontario Parks (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
Ontario Parks
Various Locations

Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebration

We invite you to join us at our inaugural Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 17th, 2015 to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry* to any provincial park in Ontario.

*Charges in addition to regular day use fees still apply for facilities such as swimming pools and equipment rentals.

http://www.ontarioparks.com/hphp

*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

*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/

*Eco-Art-Fest (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm
Todmorden Mills
67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON

No. 9: Contemporary Art & the Environment in partnership withToronto of Toronto Historic Sites, is pleased to present the return of the outdoor summer-long Eco-Art-Fest at Todmorden Mills. The festival includes public art installations by Canadian artists, art activities for families and all ages, guided art tours, and musical performances in a licensed outdoor space. The goal is to bring awareness to environmental issues and promote a sustainable lifestyle, while re-imagining how one learns about a historical site through contemporary art programming.

http://www.no9.ca/ecoartfest

*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

*Rotary Wingfest (Milton)
Rotary Park Milton
100 Garden Lane
Milton, ON

Whether it’s for the chicken wings, live bands or the kids’ zone, local families can attend the first annual Milton Rotary Wingfest.
Thousands are expected to attend the summer festival organized by The Rotary Club of Milton, according to club president Rod McLachlan.

http://www.miltonwingfest.com/

*Family Day (Milton)
11am-5pm
Halton County Radial Railway
13629 Guelph Line
Milton, ON

Back for a third year, Family Day is an event not to be missed. Come ride the streetcars, play games, see the displays and eat some great food.

http://www.hcry.org

*Ribfest (Kitchener) (Free Admission)
Victoria Park
Kitchener, ON

The Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show! Presented by Kitchener Honda.
In its 12th year, the 3 day festival boasts mouth-watering BBQ’d RIBS and chicken, CRAFT BEER, LIVE BANDS and family fun in the Victoria Park, Kitchener.

Admission is free but donations to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region accepted at the gate.
Grand River Inflatables presents the KIDS FUN ZONE! And will be running all weekend with various inflatable activities for kids.

See the website for times.

http://www.kitchenerribandbeerfest.com

*Fairy Tale Puppet Theatre (Oshawa)
11am-12pm
Oshawa Public Libraries, Jess Hann Branch
199 Wentworth Street West
Oshawa, ON

Oshawa Public Libraries’ Fairy Tale Puppet Theatre returns to present another classic fairy tale in an unforgettable way!

http://oshlib.ca

*Scream The Truth: Smoke-Free Movie Night (St. Catherines)
6:30pm-9pm
Lakeside Park
9 Main St.
St. Catharines, ON

Niagara Region Public Health is excited to partner with Open Concept Films’ Moonlight Flicks. We have launched a new campaign called ‘Scream The Truth’ in order to raise awareness to parents and youth about the impact of smoking in movies and youth starting to smoke. Media representatives and community members are invited to attend Lakeside Park for a family movie night. This event will include free swag, food trucks and a screening of ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ provided by Open Concept Films. Movie starts around 9:15 p.m.

http://www.hookedbyhollywood.ca/#!parents/ccqq

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

Join us for a FREE community event – all are welcome! Something new every week!

Wild Ontario Birds of Prey, live music, inflatable games, $1 hot dogs, Face painting
In case of rain, all events will happen indoors

http://www.centralcc.ca

 


 

 

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**SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015**

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

Movie: Penguins of Madagascar

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: MINION WOOD 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

*Panamerican Sports and Arts Festival in Vaughan (Vaughan)
2:30pm-10:30pm
Mackenzie Glen District Park
220 Cranston Park Ave.
Vaughan, ON

The Festival Opening Ceremony and Latin Parade at 2:30 p.m. with the performance of JUNO Nominee Vita Chambers and a terrific show with the best in Latin entertainment, folklore, Kidz Zone and much more!

http://fuerzalatinaservices.org/

*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

*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/

*Junior Carnival (Scarborough) (FREE)
11am-8pm
Malvern and Neilson Parks
Scarborough, ON

The Junior Carnival and Family Day event provides its audience and the surrounding community of Malvern the opportunity to experience the cultural presentation of young performers as they participate in their earlier years.
This event engages the three stakeholder groups: Toronto Mas Bands Association, Organization of Calypso Performing Artists, and the Ontario Steelpan Association. This family event is being presented to allow young people to participate as producers, performers, and presenters.

http://www.caribbeancarnival.com/phone/events.html#m_junior

*ME DAY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL (Scarborough)
10am-11pm
Scarborough Village Park
23 Gatesview Avenue
SCARBOROUGH, ON

Events of the day will include the following
-Family Area such as a kiddies corner
-Employment Area- job fair ,
-Food Area – marketplace ,
-Educational/promotional area ,
-Entertainment – performance/stage area
-TIFF presents movie in the park

http://www.kinronassociates.ca/EN/

*K9 Olympaws (Toronto)(FREE)
11:30am-4:30pm
Purina PawsWay
245 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

A full day of fun and games for dogs of all skill levels to participate as a team with their human. Geared towards FUN as opposed to obedience, even children can take part with the family pet. There will be three main Olympaws Games including the Breadstick Retrieve Challenge, T-shirt Relay, and the Recall Challenge, complete with an opening ceremony and medals ceremony. Spectators can enjoy watching or taking part in the events to win prizes or just have some good old fun! FREE!

Schedule:
11:30am Opening Ceremonies
12pm – 1pm T-Shirt Relay Race
2pm – 3pm Breadstick Retrieve Challenge
3:30pm-4:30pm Ultimate Recall Challenge

http://www.pawsway.ca

*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

*Summer BBQ (Toronto)
1pm-4pm
Withrow Park
725 Logan Avenue (Top of the park, grounds of the Club House)
Toronto, ON

Join Craig Scott, M.P. (Toronto-Danforth) for his third annual summer BBQ.
There will be free food, music and activities for the entire family.

http://www.craigscott.ndp.ca

*Festival of India (Toronto) (FREE)
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

The event will begin with a euphoric parade down world-famous Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay).
The celebrations then will shift to Centre Island for two days of festivities expected to draw close to 40,000 people.
The festival is open to the public.

-a massive, outdoor tented pavilion
-acclaimed music, dance, & drama performances – Arts & Culture
-a bustling South Asian Bazaar – Vendors
-intriguing exhibits on ancient spiritual culture and heritage
-traditional face-painting
-an outdoor yoga festival – Yoga Meltdown
-a fun-filled and educational children’s area including yoga for children

See the website for times.

http://festivalofindia.ca

*Baby Be Good (Toronto)
Jimmie Simpson Park
870 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

The VandenBerg House is proud to be promoting local artisans and businesses within the community with our “Baby Be Good” pop-up market.
All the vendors included will have every necessity from baby and children clothing to organic skin cream and formula.

We will have live indie and jazz music that will completely de-stress you while your children take part in the many activities we have planned. This includes: Face painting, Sing Alongs, Kids Yoga, Hoola Hoop, etc.
So whether rain or shine, come down and make our event into your own family event. Bring your blankets and umbrellas and stay with us for awhile.. See you there!

See the website for times.

http://thevberghouse.ca

*Family Day at Halton County Radial Railway (Halton)
Halton County Radial Railway
13629 Guelph Line
Milton, ON

The Halton County Radial Railway (HCRR) is a full-size operating electric railway and museum, featuring historic electric railcars operating on two kilometers of scenic track.
The HCRR is owned and operated by the Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association (OERHA), a non-profit, educational organization. The HCRR is proud to be Ontario’s first and largest electric railway museum.
Come ride the streetcars, play games, see the displays, and eat some great food. This year, featuring Jane Mullis, author of Paul the Pigeon; there will be a reading and book signing, so bring your copy or buy one in the Gift Shop.

http://www.hcry.org/specialEvents.html

*Ribfest (Kitchener) (Free Admission)
Victoria Park
Kitchener, ON

The Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show! Presented by Kitchener Honda.
In its 12th year, the 3 day festival boasts mouth-watering BBQ’d RIBS and chicken, CRAFT BEER, LIVE BANDS and family fun in the Victoria Park, Kitchener.

Admission is free but donations to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region accepted at the gate.
Grand River Inflatables presents the KIDS FUN ZONE! And will be running all weekend with various inflatable activities for kids.

See the website for times.

http://www.kitchenerribandbeerfest.com

*Community Family FUN Day (Ajax)
10pm-3pm
Faith Five Fellowship of Ministries
1748 Westney Rd. N. (Between Williamson & Taunton)
Ajax, ON

Faith Five Fellowship of Ministries’ invites you to join in the fun for their 6th Annual Community Family FUN Day! The day will be filled with prizes, face painting, a jumping castle, BBQ and more. Admission is a non-perishable food item for a local food bank. Expect great fun for the whole family, and with you there, it’ll undoubtedly be the best year yet!

http://faith5centre.com

*Pizza Pizza Community Party (Whitby)
11am-3pm
Pizza Pizza
1200 Rossland Road East
Whitby, ON

Community pizza party with fun, games and promotions for the entire family to enjoy, including:
-Pepperoni and cheese pizza slices, fries and onion rings will be sold for 99 cents
-$5 Pizza Pizza Club 11-11 gift cards will be awarded to the first 50 people to arrive

4163419929

*3rd Annual Sand Castle Festival (Oshawa)
9am-3pm
Oshawa Lakeview Park Beach
Simcoe St S., Oshawa, ON
Oshawa, ON

This competition encourages participants to create something clever and imaginative out of sand.
This festival, a TO2015 IGNITE community partnership with the City of Oshawa, celebrating the diversity by bringing us together in the many ways that sand plays an integral role in all of our lives. Lakeview Park is the ideal venue to host a signature event like this that will create fun and recreational activities around sand as our common theme.
The competition is open to kids from middle school through high school age, as well as mixed use groups like churches, businesses, families and civic groups. The competition will be held Saturday, July 18th, 2015, and teams can work on their sculptures between the hours of 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Judging will begin promptly at 2:30 pm and will last until 3 pm after which the winners will be announced. This event will go on, rain or shine.
Each sculpture will be judged from all angles and looked at for Panam/ Parapanam theme, originality, technical difficulty, artistic execution and carving technique. First, second, third and people choice place teams will receive prizes.
Plots for each sculpture will be assigned once teams arrive on site for the event; team arrival time is 8:30 am. Forms can be used to create the sculpture but cannot be utilized in the final creation. Moreover teams cannot combine their sites.
For the past years, this great family event has attracted many of contestants and spectators to the beautiful sands of Lakeview Oshawa Beach. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. For the competitors, there’s a new twist this year. Organizers will bury a plastic starfish in the sand the night before the competition. Those who dig one up while building their sand creations will win a prize! Among the judges will be Oshawa Regional & City Councilor Bob

http://oshawasandsculpturefestival.weebly.com

*Unplugged @The Park (Keswick)
11am-3pm
Whipper Watson Park,
153 Carrick Ave,
Keswick, ON

2nd annual Family fun day , hosted by The Optimist Club Of Keswick, Unplug from electronics , get out be active, there will be a bbq, face painting, games and prizes.
A bike safety rodeo and more…

http://www.facebook.com/events/368415930025782/

*Community Car Care Clinic (Barrie)
10am-2pm
Beverly Tire​ & Auto​
142 Commerce Park Rd
Barrie, ON

– come arm wrestle UFC pro Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge​
– win opportunity to go to win a trip to Nascar from Autobahn CARSTAR Barrie Collision​
– opportunity to win $10,000 cash from Galina and Robert Johnston of Investors Group Financial Services Inc.​
– enjoy tasty treats from Big Chris BBQ Smokehouse​
– kids face painting
– Robyn Gerson​ from B101 FM​ will be broadcasting LIVE
– firefighters on hand
– St Johns Ambulance to help with child seat and safety
– many other sponsors and booths on hand and so much more!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1455910034709255/

*Community Fair and BBQ (St. Catherines) (FREE)
10am-3pm
Trinity Christian Reformed Church
1230 Old Martindale Rd
St. Catharines, ON

Please join us for our 4th Annual Community Fair and BBQ. Lots of fun for the whole family!
Free BBQ – Inflatables, Games (with Prizes!)and Face Painting for the Kids – Live Music from 11-1

http://www.trinitycrcstcatharines.org

*Summer Sun Fly (Niagara Falls)
9am-5pm
Niagara Region Model Flying Club
9651-10339 Upper’s Lane
Niagara Falls, ON

Join us for a full day of AMAZING Radio Controlled Airplane flying! Large scale airplanes, jets, turbine powered gliders and more! Be up front and personal with your very own airshow! Meet the pilots and see their planes up close! Ali Machinchy, world renowned demonstration pilot from Great Britain (look him up on YouTube) will be joining us and showing off his incredible flying skills. Enjoy pilot competitions like the Limbo and Timed Loops along with events for the kids like the Candy Drop and Paper Airplane Distance Flying competition! Lunch is available – burgers, hot dogs, fresh cut French fries and pop! A great family outing! Bring your cameras to capture some incredible images and flying that you will be talking about for some time to come!

http://www.nrmfc.ca/events-2.html

 

 


 

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**SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015**

*Family Fun Day (Aurora)
11am-4pm
Hillary House National Historic Site
15372 Yonge Street

Head over to Hillary House for country fair style games (bean bag toss, ring toss, croquet, and more!).
We’ll serve BBQ, water, pop, coffee, and tea. The Tennis in Canada exhibit is open, and admission will be collected by donation.

http://aurorahs.com/pan-am-games/

*Around the World Multicultural Event (Newmarket) (Free Admission)
12pm-8:30pm
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON

Come to the annual Around the World Multicultural event for a taste of culture! Enjoy a day outdoors taking in food, dance, music, theatre, and information booths from many different cultures. Admission is free.

905-895-5193.

*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

*Festival of India (Toronto) (FREE)
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

The event will begin with a euphoric parade down world-famous Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay).
The celebrations then will shift to Centre Island for two days of festivities expected to draw close to 40,000 people.
The festival is open to the public.

-a massive, outdoor tented pavilion
-acclaimed music, dance, & drama performances – Arts & Culture
-a bustling South Asian Bazaar – Vendors
-intriguing exhibits on ancient spiritual culture and heritage
-traditional face-painting
-an outdoor yoga festival – Yoga Meltdown
-a fun-filled and educational children’s area including yoga for children

See the website for times.

http://festivalofindia.ca

*Baby Be Good (Toronto)
Jimmie Simpson Park
870 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

The VandenBerg House is proud to be promoting local artisans and businesses within the community with our “Baby Be Good” pop-up market.
All the vendors included will have every necessity from baby and children clothing to organic skin cream and formula.

We will have live indie and jazz music that will completely de-stress you while your children take part in the many activities we have planned. This includes: Face painting, Sing Alongs, Kids Yoga, Hoola Hoop, etc.
So whether rain or shine, come down and make our event into your own family event. Bring your blankets and umbrellas and stay with us for awhile.. See you there!

See the website for times.

http://thevberghouse.ca

*Children’s Festival (Oakville)
10am-4pm
Coronation Park
1426 Lakeshore Road West
Oakville, ON

The Town of Oakville and Tim Hortons are proud to present the Oakville Children’s Festival featuring FREE live performances by The Backyardigans, Gadfly Dance, Cosima Grunsky, Toopy & Binoo’s Frank Meschkuleit, Zacada Circus, MOTUS O dance theatre, and Street Magician Ray Chance. Enjoy interactive building and art activities, skateboard ramp, reptile and science shows, kids’ play zone, face painting, food vendors, and more! Catch a free Oakville Transit shuttle from the Halton Regional Centre and Bronte GO Station or ride your bike. Rain or shine!

http://oakville.ca/culturerec/oakville-childrens-festival.html

*Ribfest (Kitchener) (Free Admission)
Victoria Park
Kitchener, ON

The Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show! Presented by Kitchener Honda.
In its 12th year, the 3 day festival boasts mouth-watering BBQ’d RIBS and chicken, CRAFT BEER, LIVE BANDS and family fun in the Victoria Park, Kitchener.

Admission is free but donations to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region accepted at the gate.
Grand River Inflatables presents the KIDS FUN ZONE! And will be running all weekend with various inflatable activities for kids.

See the website for times.

http://www.kitchenerribandbeerfest.com

*Lionel’s Big Birthday Bash (Keswick)
2pm-5pm
Boston Pizza
253 The Queensway S
Keswick, ON

Come Celebrate Lionel’s Birthday with Us
FREE Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Crafts,Activities, Vendors & Goodie Bags
Enjoy a FREE Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult meal.
Call for more information…

905-967-2428

*Fundraiser (Bradford)
11am-4pm
Canadian Tire Parking Lot
Holland Street, Bradford
Bradford, ON

Raising Money to Help other Families that have children with Cancer in memory of Tayah Fairbrother.
Face painting, bouncy castles, pony rides, princesses, bbq and more…

Email: lslykhuis@rogers.com

*Summer Sun Days (Niagara Falls) (Free Admission)
11pm-5pm
Willoughby Historical Society Museum & Battle Ground Hotel Museum
9935 Niagara Parkway & 6137 Lundy’s Lane
Niagara Falls, ON

Explore our other sites this summer as a family and make a craft during your visit!

http://niagarafallsmuseums.ca

 


 

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