JULY/AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (July 31-August 3)

JULY/AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (July 31-August 3)

 

 

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**FRIDAY, JULY 31, 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

*Fun Zone (Vaughan)
9:30am-11:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM
Ongoing | Monday, Wednesday & Friday

A great place to socialize, play, and meet new friends. Explore the different play centers, fine/gross motor skills toys, hands-on activities, and circle/story time. On Fridays, we highlight Shabbat by signing songs and eating challah together.
Parents, Grandparents, and/or Caregivers are welcome with children!

Age Recommended: 0-4 Years

Member Value Fee: $2.00
Non-Member Fee: $4.00

For further questions/concerns, please contact: Tonya (Children & Family Program Coordinator): tonyas@srcentre.ca

http://childrenandfamily.srcentre.info/programs/Fun-zone.asp

*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

*Ribfest (Scarborough)
Thomson Memorial Park
Lawrence Avenue East and Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Enjoy delicious ribs, hot dogs, french fries, corn on the cob and more – Midway rides and skill testing games – Karaoke competition everyday – Creative designs by crafters and vendors – All day beer garden.

Feature acts: Friday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Tom Hayes and the Twisters Saturday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Green River Revival: Canada’s Premiere Tribute to CCR Sunday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Hot Rocks: The Rolling Stones Tribute Show Monday night (4 to 7 pm) – Back Track Band

This is a great family event! Don’t forget to bring Grandma and Grandpa too. Please leave your pets at home.

Entertainment and parking are free.

http://www.scarboroughribfest.com

*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

*Pan American Food Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St East
Toronto, ON

Flavour & Fun Pan American Style!
3 days of delish food to whet your appetite.

The Pan American Food Festival is back in July and August 2015 showcasing restaurants, food producers, chefs and the variety of national and regional cuisines of the Western Hemisphere, with a spotlight on one country each year. A cultural festival of art, music and folklore enhances the food experience to celebrate the region’s diverse cultural expression.
This year, the featured country is Mexico.
Don’t forget to check our our Family Fun Zone.

http://panamfoodfest.com/

*Island Soul Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Roots, culture and plenty of vibes!

A four-day festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Toronto and the island countries, Harbourfront Centre presents their annual Island Soul Festival.
Explore the rhythms, mythologies, histories and delicacies of the islands with a diverse lineup of artists and thinkers striving to leave their mark on Caribbean cultural identity and catalyze an emerging generation.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/islandsoul/2015/

*Community Charity BBQ (Markham)
11am-4pm
Loblaw Marketplace
200 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON

Community Charity BBQ with York Regional Police.
Informational booth, games, face painting and a charity pie toss at management.
Bring friends and family to enjoy this event from 11~4pm at our McCowan Loblaw location off Bullock Drive.

thesqueakychef@hotmail.ca

*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!

Reptile Kingdom, live music, inflatable games, $1 hot dogs
*in case of rain, all events will happen indoors

http://centralcc.ca

*Ribfest (St. Catherines)
St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest
Montebello Park
St. Catharines, ON

The St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest is a yearly event where we bring some of the top ribbers and great bands to Montebello Park in St. Catharines. July 31, 2015 – Aug. 3, 2015

http://www.stcatharinesribfest.com/

*Ribfest (London)
Victoria Park
London, ON

The London Ribfest is in its 27th year and is the first Ribfest in Canada. Ribfest features 10 world class Ribbers battling it out for awards including best Ribber. Also featured is food from around the world to please everyone in the family. Expressions in Chalk featuring over 30 Artists. Also featured are 150 vendors offering products for sale and on display. Entertainment includes the popular beer garden, Campbells amusement rides $20 all you can ride (parent rides free), 2 road closers and much more.

http://www.canadasbiggestparty.com

*MuslimFest 2015 (Mississauga)
Mississsauga Celebration Square
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Mississauga, ON

MuslimFest returns to Mississauga Celebration Square in its fourteenth year, will attract 25,000 visitors over two days and welcomes everyone. The essential role of art based in traditional and contemporary Islamic context is prevalent throughout the festival, the event showcases entertainment that is hundreds of years old but also retains a lineup of new performers ready to become household names. It is this cultural fusion that sets MuslimFest apart and enjoyed by attendees of all backgrounds and age groups.

Children can enjoy the camel and carnival rides, break a sweat at basketball tournament.

http://muslimfest.com/

*Kempenfest (Barrie) (Free Admission)
5pm-10pm
Along Kempenfelt Bay
205 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON

Held annually on the August long weekend. One of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals. Features over 400 Art, Craft and Antique exhibits. Midway and Children’s Village. Live entertainment all weekend. Free shuttle buses and remote Park n’ Ride, off-site parking and buses. Vendors open Sat/Sun/Mon.

http://www.kempenfest.com

 

 


 

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**SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015**

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

Movie: Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Admission (taxes included):
General: $2.99

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

 

*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

For further questions/concerns, please contact: Tonya (Children & Family Program Coordinator): tonyas@srcentre.ca

http://childrenandfamily.srcentre.info/programs/Jungle-Gym.asp

*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/hours/

*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

*Ribfest (Scarborough)
Thomson Memorial Park
Lawrence Avenue East and Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Enjoy delicious ribs, hot dogs, french fries, corn on the cob and more – Midway rides and skill testing games – Karaoke competition everyday – Creative designs by crafters and vendors – All day beer garden.

Feature acts: Friday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Tom Hayes and the Twisters Saturday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Green River Revival: Canada’s Premiere Tribute to CCR Sunday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Hot Rocks: The Rolling Stones Tribute Show Monday night (4 to 7 pm) – Back Track Band

This is a great family event! Don’t forget to bring Grandma and Grandpa too. Please leave your pets at home.
Entertainment and parking are free.

http://www.scarboroughribfest.com

*Pan American Food Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St East
Toronto, ON

Flavour & Fun Pan American Style!
3 days of delish food to whet your appetite.

The Pan American Food Festival is back in July and August 2015 showcasing restaurants, food producers, chefs and the variety of national and regional cuisines of the Western Hemisphere, with a spotlight on one country each year. A cultural festival of art, music and folklore enhances the food experience to celebrate the region’s diverse cultural expression.
This year, the featured country is Mexico.
Don’t forget to check our our Family Fun Zone.

http://panamfoodfest.com/

*Island Soul Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Roots, culture and plenty of vibes!

A four-day festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Toronto and the island countries, Harbourfront Centre presents their annual Island Soul Festival.
Explore the rhythms, mythologies, histories and delicacies of the islands with a diverse lineup of artists and thinkers striving to leave their mark on Caribbean cultural identity and catalyze an emerging generation.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/islandsoul/2015/

*The Pirate Festival (Milton)
Country Heritge Park
8560 Tremaine Road
Milton, ON

Join us for exciting – mystery filled days in the Village of Dry Bluffs. The Pirates are rejoicing in Return of the Tide-Indeed-Economy has never been better! The Pirates have returned to full Pirating! A mysterious Pirate arrives, and what of the body that is discovered? And the Code? Will the Pirate Crews remain loyal to their captains? Or mutiny!
Enjoy the privileges that Piracy brings! Attend the best in Entertainment.
Saturday Evening presents The Captain’s Keg. An adult event filled with Spectacular Performances.
Visit our website for the list of family entertainment and shows!
Open daily Civic Holiday Weekend 2015

http://www.thepiratefestival.com/

*Ribfest (St. Catherines)
St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest
Montebello Park
St. Catharines, ON

The St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest is a yearly event where we bring some of the top ribbers and great bands to Montebello Park in St. Catharines. July 31, 2015 – Aug. 3, 2015

http://www.stcatharinesribfest.com/

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

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

http://niagarafallsmuseums.ca

*John Galt Day Festivities (Guelph)
10am-2pm
Market Square
1 Carden Street
Guelph, ON

Join the party!
Bring the whole family to Guelph’s favourite gathering place for a day of activities, entertainment, local food and more:
• Interactive entertainment featuring Envirodrum
• Guelph Storm Hockey Tunnel
• Face painting with Cleo the Clown and her Painting Pals
• “Tread On It” interactive t-shirt printing
• Children’s Games & Crafts
• City of Guelph Water Wagon onsite
• Water feature open for playing, strolling or splashing

http://guelph.ca/event/52741/

*Ribfest (London)
Victoria Park
London, ON

The London Ribfest is in its 27th year and is the first Ribfest in Canada. Ribfest features 10 world class Ribbers battling it out for awards including best Ribber. Also featured is food from around the world to please everyone in the family. Expressions in Chalk featuring over 30 Artists. Also featured are 150 vendors offering products for sale and on display. Entertainment includes the popular beer garden, Campbells amusement rides $20 all you can ride (parent rides free), 2 road closers and much more.

http://www.canadasbiggestparty.com

*MuslimFest 2015 (Mississauga)
Mississsauga Celebration Square
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Mississauga, ON

MuslimFest returns to Mississauga Celebration Square in its fourteenth year, will attract 25,000 visitors over two days and welcomes everyone. The essential role of art based in traditional and contemporary Islamic context is prevalent throughout the festival, the event showcases entertainment that is hundreds of years old but also retains a lineup of new performers ready to become household names. It is this cultural fusion that sets MuslimFest apart and enjoyed by attendees of all backgrounds and age groups.

Children can enjoy the camel and carnival rides, break a sweat at basketball tournament.

http://muslimfest.com/

*Royal Beach Cottagers Association Music Fest (Georgina)
11am-10pm
Cronsberry & Lakeshore
Pefferlaw, ON

Join family and friends for a day of fun at the Royal Beach Cottagers Association MusicFest 2015. It runs from 11 am – 10 pm including live music, bbq, games, silent auction, bake sale, raffles, vendors. And, for the kids a jumping castle,, face painting and carnival games. Proceeds from this event will be used for community improvement

johunter40@hotmail.com

*Kempenfest (Barrie) (Free Admission)
5pm-10pm
Along Kempenfelt Bay
205 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON

Held annually on the August long weekend. One of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals. Features over 400 Art, Craft and Antique exhibits. Midway and Children’s Village. Live entertainment all weekend. Free shuttle buses and remote Park n’ Ride, off-site parking and buses. Vendors open Sat/Sun/Mon.

http://www.kempenfest.com

*Barrie Kennel Dog Show (Orillia)
ODAS Park
4500 Fairgrounds Rd.
Orillia, ON

The Barrie Kennel and Obedience Club is hosting it’s annual dog show on the Civic Holiday Weekend August 1, 2, & 3rd 2015 at the Orillia and District Agricultural Society Park On Fairgrounds Rd. west of Orillia.
Enjoy seeing purebred dogs showing off their beauty and movement, and intelligence and training in obedience and rally trials. Cheer on our junior handlers at noon each day. See Dogs ranging from 3 months old to 10 plus years.
Special shows for Irish wolfhounds, Doberman Pinschers and Norfolk Terriers. Special features this year, Irish Wolfhound racing on Saturday, and Meet the Breeds on Sunday. Canine Good neighbor (CGN) test for ALL dogs on Sunday.
For more information or to registers for the CGN, go to www.barriekennelclub.com

http://www.barriekennelclub.com

 


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**SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
9:15am-10:45am
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

For further questions/concerns, please contact: Tonya (Children & Family Program Coordinator): tonyas@srcentre.ca

http://childrenandfamily.srcentre.info/programs/Jungle-Gym.asp

*Ribfest (Scarborough)
Thomson Memorial Park
Lawrence Avenue East and Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Enjoy delicious ribs, hot dogs, french fries, corn on the cob and more – Midway rides and skill testing games – Karaoke competition everyday – Creative designs by crafters and vendors – All day beer garden.

Feature acts: Friday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Tom Hayes and the Twisters Saturday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Green River Revival: Canada’s Premiere Tribute to CCR Sunday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Hot Rocks: The Rolling Stones Tribute Show Monday night (4 to 7 pm) – Back Track Band

This is a great family event! Don’t forget to bring Grandma and Grandpa too. Please leave your pets at home.

Entertainment and parking are free.

http://www.scarboroughribfest.com

*Pan American Food Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St East
Toronto, ON

Flavour & Fun Pan American Style!
3 days of delish food to whet your appetite.

The Pan American Food Festival is back in July and August 2015 showcasing restaurants, food producers, chefs and the variety of national and regional cuisines of the Western Hemisphere, with a spotlight on one country each year. A cultural festival of art, music and folklore enhances the food experience to celebrate the region’s diverse cultural expression.
This year, the featured country is Mexico.
Don’t forget to check our our Family Fun Zone.

http://panamfoodfest.com/

*Island Soul Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Roots, culture and plenty of vibes!

A four-day festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Toronto and the island countries, Harbourfront Centre presents their annual Island Soul Festival.
Explore the rhythms, mythologies, histories and delicacies of the islands with a diverse lineup of artists and thinkers striving to leave their mark on Caribbean cultural identity and catalyze an emerging generation.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/islandsoul/2015/

*Caterpillars, Moths and Butterflies (Toronto)
10:30am-12pm
High Park
1873 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

Popular science writer and teacher Don Scallen shares his knowledge of these beautiful creatures. Children love this one! Meet at the benches near Grenadier Restaurant.

http://www.highpark.org

*The Pirate Festival (Milton)
Country Heritge Park
8560 Tremaine Road
Milton, ON

Join us for exciting – mystery filled days in the Village of Dry Bluffs. The Pirates are rejoicing in Return of the Tide-Indeed-Economy has never been better! The Pirates have returned to full Pirating! A mysterious Pirate arrives, and what of the body that is discovered? And the Code? Will the Pirate Crews remain loyal to their captains? Or mutiny!
Enjoy the privileges that Piracy brings! Attend the best in Entertainment.
Saturday Evening presents The Captain’s Keg. An adult event filled with Spectacular Performances.
Visit our website for the list of family entertainment and shows!
Open daily Civic Holiday Weekend 2015

http://www.thepiratefestival.com/

*Ice Cream Carnival (Hamilton)
Westfield Heritage Village
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road
Rockton, ON

Celebrate summer with the sweet taste of ice cream at this lively family event.
Enjoy Edwardian carnival foods, games, amusements and music. Hand cranked real ice cream making demonstrations and samples throughout the day. Don’t miss this delicious and festive family outing!

http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/component/ohanah/ice-cream-carnival

*Ribfest (St. Catherines)
St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest
Montebello Park
St. Catharines, ON

The St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest is a yearly event where we bring some of the top ribbers and great bands to Montebello Park in St. Catharines. July 31, 2015 – Aug. 3, 2015

http://www.stcatharinesribfest.com/

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

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

http://niagarafallsmuseums.ca

*Ribfest (London)
Victoria Park
London, ON

The London Ribfest is in its 27th year and is the first Ribfest in Canada. Ribfest features 10 world class Ribbers battling it out for awards including best Ribber. Also featured is food from around the world to please everyone in the family. Expressions in Chalk featuring over 30 Artists. Also featured are 150 vendors offering products for sale and on display. Entertainment includes the popular beer garden, Campbells amusement rides $20 all you can ride (parent rides free), 2 road closers and much more.

http://www.canadasbiggestparty.com

*MuslimFest 2015 (Mississauga)
Mississsauga Celebration Square
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Mississauga, ON

MuslimFest returns to Mississauga Celebration Square in its fourteenth year, will attract 25,000 visitors over two days and welcomes everyone. The essential role of art based in traditional and contemporary Islamic context is prevalent throughout the festival, the event showcases entertainment that is hundreds of years old but also retains a lineup of new performers ready to become household names. It is this cultural fusion that sets MuslimFest apart and enjoyed by attendees of all backgrounds and age groups.

Children can enjoy the camel and carnival rides, break a sweat at basketball tournament.

http://muslimfest.com/

*Kempenfest (Barrie) (Free Admission)
5pm-10pm
Along Kempenfelt Bay
205 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON

Held annually on the August long weekend. One of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals. Features over 400 Art, Craft and Antique exhibits. Midway and Children’s Village. Live entertainment all weekend. Free shuttle buses and remote Park n’ Ride, off-site parking and buses. Vendors open Sat/Sun/Mon.

http://www.kempenfest.com

*Barrie Kennel Dog Show (Orillia)
ODAS Park
4500 Fairgrounds Rd.
Orillia, ON

The Barrie Kennel and Obedience Club is hosting it’s annual dog show on the Civic Holiday Weekend August 1, 2, & 3rd 2015 at the Orillia and District Agricultural Society Park On Fairgrounds Rd. west of Orillia.
Enjoy seeing purebred dogs showing off their beauty and movement, and intelligence and training in obedience and rally trials. Cheer on our junior handlers at noon each day. See Dogs ranging from 3 months old to 10 plus years.
Special shows for Irish wolfhounds, Doberman Pinschers and Norfolk Terriers. Special features this year, Irish Wolfhound racing on Saturday, and Meet the Breeds on Sunday. Canine Good neighbor (CGN) test for ALL dogs on Sunday.
For more information or to registers for the CGN, go to www.barriekennelclub.com

http://www.barriekennelclub.com

 


 

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**MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015**

*Fun Zone (Vaughan)
9:30am-11:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM
Ongoing | Monday, Wednesday & Friday

A great place to socialize, play, and meet new friends. Explore the different play centers, fine/gross motor skills toys, hands-on activities, and circle/story time.
Parents, Grandparents, and/or Caregivers are welcome with children!

Age Recommended: 0-4 Years

Member Value Fee: $2.00
Non-Member Fee: $4.00

More structured curriculum- highlighting all holidays
Certified ECE teacher
Take home crafts
Circle & story time
Fridays, Challah is served

For further questions/concerns, please contact: Tonya (Children & Family Program Coordinator): tonyas@srcentre.ca

http://childrenandfamily.srcentre.info/programs/Fun-zone.asp

*Ribfest (Scarborough)
Thomson Memorial Park
Lawrence Avenue East and Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Enjoy delicious ribs, hot dogs, french fries, corn on the cob and more – Midway rides and skill testing games – Karaoke competition everyday – Creative designs by crafters and vendors – All day beer garden.

Feature acts: Friday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Tom Hayes and the Twisters Saturday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Green River Revival: Canada’s Premiere Tribute to CCR Sunday night (6:30 to 10 pm) – Hot Rocks: The Rolling Stones Tribute Show Monday night (4 to 7 pm) – Back Track Band

This is a great family event! Don’t forget to bring Grandma and Grandpa too. Please leave your pets at home.

Entertainment and parking are free.

http://www.scarboroughribfest.com

*Pan American Food Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St East
Toronto, ON

Flavour & Fun Pan American Style!
3 days of delish food to whet your appetite.

The Pan American Food Festival is back in July and August 2015 showcasing restaurants, food producers, chefs and the variety of national and regional cuisines of the Western Hemisphere, with a spotlight on one country each year. A cultural festival of art, music and folklore enhances the food experience to celebrate the region’s diverse cultural expression.
This year, the featured country is Mexico.
Don’t forget to check our our Family Fun Zone.

http://panamfoodfest.com/

*Island Soul Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Roots, culture and plenty of vibes!

A four-day festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Toronto and the island countries, Harbourfront Centre presents their annual Island Soul Festival.
Explore the rhythms, mythologies, histories and delicacies of the islands with a diverse lineup of artists and thinkers striving to leave their mark on Caribbean cultural identity and catalyze an emerging generation.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/islandsoul/2015/

*The Pirate Festival (Milton)
Country Heritge Park
8560 Tremaine Road
Milton, ON

Join us for exciting – mystery filled days in the Village of Dry Bluffs. The Pirates are rejoicing in Return of the Tide-Indeed-Economy has never been better! The Pirates have returned to full Pirating! A mysterious Pirate arrives, and what of the body that is discovered? And the Code? Will the Pirate Crews remain loyal to their captains? Or mutiny!
Enjoy the privileges that Piracy brings! Attend the best in Entertainment.
Saturday Evening presents The Captain’s Keg. An adult event filled with Spectacular Performances.
Visit our website for the list of family entertainment and shows!
Open daily Civic Holiday Weekend 2015

http://www.thepiratefestival.com/

*Ice Cream Carnival (Hamilton)
Westfield Heritage Village
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road
Rockton, ON

Celebrate summer with the sweet taste of ice cream at this lively family event.
Enjoy Edwardian carnival foods, games, amusements and music. Hand cranked real ice cream making demonstrations and samples throughout the day. Don’t miss this delicious and festive family outing!

http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/component/ohanah/ice-cream-carnival

*Joseph Brant Festival (Burlington)
11am-5pm
LaSalle Park
50 Northshore Blvd. E
Burlington, ON

ACTIVITIES ALL DAY: Children’s Area, Museum Educational Crafts & Activities, Giveaways, PanAm Sports Challenges, Games and Obstacles, Interactive participants including: Crossfit Altitude, Oakville Fencing Academy, Burlington Youth Soccer Club, Monkeynastic Gymnastics, Bradbury, Splitsville Entertainment & Better State Crew! Splash Park for Kids available, Hands-on Activities, Artisans and Vendors, the Famous Brant Day Silent Auction and many other attractions.

http://www.facebook.com/events/886900864709951/

*Ribfest (St. Catherines)
St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest
Montebello Park
St. Catharines, ON

The St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest is a yearly event where we bring some of the top ribbers and great bands to Montebello Park in St. Catharines. July 31, 2015 – Aug. 3, 2015

http://www.stcatharinesribfest.com/

*Kidsummer (Waterloo)
9:30am-4pm
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, ON

KidSummer is a fun family day where children of all ages can have some good old fashioned fun.
Stroll our picturesque 60 acre living history village and enjoy a wonderful summer day.
Enjoy gallery activities, games, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Hands-on activities may include egg collecting from the chicken coop, helping the blacksmith twist iron, or sending a telegraph.
Free admission for up to two children, with each $10 adult admission purchased.

http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=2&type=0&calendar=

*Ribfest (London)
Victoria Park
London, ON

The London Ribfest is in its 27th year and is the first Ribfest in Canada. Ribfest features 10 world class Ribbers battling it out for awards including best Ribber. Also featured is food from around the world to please everyone in the family. Expressions in Chalk featuring over 30 Artists. Also featured are 150 vendors offering products for sale and on display. Entertainment includes the popular beer garden, Campbells amusement rides $20 all you can ride (parent rides free), 2 road closers and much more.

http://www.canadasbiggestparty.com

*Family Picnic and Antique car show (Georgina)
10am-4pm
Pefferlaw Lions community Park
Petes Lane
Pefferlaw, ON

Family Picnic with Games, Magician, Birds of Prey exhibit, Zoo to you, bounce Castle, rock Wall, hot wing eating contest, watermelon eating contest….Participation prizes and much more…Free admission, free parking , free entertainment…Free ice cream …..Its all free

http://lake-simcoe.ca

*Kempenfest (Barrie) (Free Admission)
5pm-10pm
Along Kempenfelt Bay
205 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON

Held annually on the August long weekend. One of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals. Features over 400 Art, Craft and Antique exhibits. Midway and Children’s Village. Live entertainment all weekend. Free shuttle buses and remote Park n’ Ride, off-site parking and buses. Vendors open Sat/Sun/Mon.

http://www.kempenfest.com

*Barrie Kennel Dog Show (Orillia)
ODAS Park
4500 Fairgrounds Rd.
Orillia, ON

The Barrie Kennel and Obedience Club is hosting it’s annual dog show on the Civic Holiday Weekend August 1, 2, & 3rd 2015 at the Orillia and District Agricultural Society Park On Fairgrounds Rd. west of Orillia.
Enjoy seeing purebred dogs showing off their beauty and movement, and intelligence and training in obedience and rally trials. Cheer on our junior handlers at noon each day. See Dogs ranging from 3 months old to 10 plus years.
Special shows for Irish wolfhounds, Doberman Pinschers and Norfolk Terriers. Special features this year, Irish Wolfhound racing on Saturday, and Meet the Breeds on Sunday. Canine Good neighbor (CGN) test for ALL dogs on Sunday.
For more information or to registers for the CGN, go to www.barriekennelclub.com

http://www.barriekennelclub.com