AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 7 – August 9, 2015)

 

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**FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 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

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 (Woodbridge)
Woodbridge Fairground
100 Porter Avenue
Woodbridge, ON

The Bets Ribs in Town. Once a year the greatest Ribfet.
Ribs, Food, Music, Beer and Wine. Kids Amusements …………………..Fun for all!

http://www.clubrunner.ca/woodbridge

*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/

*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

*Grange Festival (Toronto)
12pm-4pm
Grange Park
23 Grange Road
Toronto, ON

-Hundreds of happy kids and families
-Entertainment that is better than the CNE bandstand
-FREE games and prizes for all the kids
-Over 30 community tables for non-profit organizations
-A special “Kids Zone” for the little ones
-Free hot-dogs and sno-cones for everyone!

http://universitysettlement.ca/2015/07/06/grange-festival-2015/

*Pilaros Taste of the Danforth (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Greektown
Toronto, ON

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.

The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street festival, welcoming 1.5 million attendees annually. As we enter our 21st year, the festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages – and of course Food, Food and more Food!

http://www.tasteofthedanforth.com

*Games & Giggles Fun Fair (London)
11am-2pm
Ford Access Centre
25 Ford Crescent
London, ON

Community Living London invites you, your family and friends to the Games & Giggles Fun Fair on Friday, August 7th from 11am-2pm at Community Living London’s Ford Access Centre at 25 Ford Crescent.
Cost is $10 for unlimited games plus two food tickets.
The Ford Access Centre will be transformed into a carnival-type setting and welcomes everyone for an afternoon of games, activities, entertainment and food!

519-686-3000 ext. 334

*NFBC Community Fun Fair (Newcastle/Durham)
6:30pm-10:30pm
Memorial Park
200 King Avenue East
Newcastle, ON

Come one! Come all! To the NFBC Community Fun Fair! Please join us for this evening of fun with prizes. There will be games, prizes, a jumping castle, clowns, and many other things followed by an outdoor showing of Paddington at dusk. Sponsored by Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church and The Vatandoust Team.

ndmuscutt@newcastlebaptist.ca

*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

 


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**SATURDAY, AUGUST  8, 2015**

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

Movie: Air Buddies

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!

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

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

*Ribfest (Woodbridge)
Woodbridge Fairground
100 Porter Avenue
Woodbridge, ON

The Bets Ribs in Town. Once a year the greatest Ribfet.
Ribs, Food, Music, Beer and Wine. Kids Amusements …………………..Fun for all!

http://www.clubrunner.ca/woodbridge

*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

*August Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

oin 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.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*North York Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-10pm
Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

10 hours of family festival fun with amazing activities for all (children to seniors): Special community tents (Chinese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and more!) Free kids playground Food, beverages, juice, and ice cream.

Free live music, performances, dance and singing competitions, dance groups and DJs Magicians and a fashion show Lots of prizes for everyone!
The event includes: a Kids Playground, Magic Show, Entertainment, and Stilt Walkers.

The “North York Festival” is a free public event.

http://www.northyorkfestival.com

*Felstead Park Fairy Fun (Toronto)
10am-12pm
Felstead Park
49 Felstead Avenue
Toronto, ON

Join the Friends of Felstead Park and Danny’s Urban Fairies for FREE temporary fairy tattoos and crafts, as well as a community sponge water fight. Sponges and water will be provided. The water fun starts at 11 am. Come in fairy attire for extra excitement.

http://www.dannysurbanfairies.ca

*Lovin’ Local Food Festival (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Yonge Dundas Sqaure
1 DUNDAS ST E
Toronto, ON

The City of Toronto’s first Lovin’ Local Food Fest will be a full day celebration of local food and drink.
Featuring the best of Toronto’s local food and music scene — with Chef Lynn Crawford, chef competitions (you be the judge!), restaurants, food trucks, Ontario wines, beers and ciders, family fun zone, buskers, prizes and more — there will be something for everyone.
Performers on the main stage include Jully Black, The Spoons and Delhi to Dublin!

*PURR Feline Film & Arts Festival (Toronto)
1pm-7pm
Purina PawsWay
245 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

On World Cat Day, join Purina PawsWay and PURR Toronto founder Jill Andrew in a celebration of cats and film. The event will feature films, videos and Q&As, guest speakers, face painting, giveaways and more! This is definitely an event you and the family will want to attend! There is no fee to attend, but donations will be accepted for various local cat rescue organizations. http://www.pawsway.ca/purr-toronto-film-arts-festival/

http://www.pawsway.ca/purr-toronto-film-arts-festival/

*Pilaros Taste of the Danforth (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Greektown
Toronto, ON

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.

The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street festival, welcoming 1.5 million attendees annually. As we enter our 21st year, the festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages – and of course Food, Food and more Food!

http://www.tasteofthedanforth.com

*Rogers Cup Pizzaville Weekend (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-5:30pm
Aviva Centre
1 Shoreham Drive
Toronto, ON

Aviva Centre opens its doors August 8-9 for those who want to enjoy a weekend filled with free tennis and fun activities for the whole family.

Pizzaville Free Community Weekend combines the competition between the world’s best players with a festive atmosphere that includes contests, games, music, plus the chance for fans to pick up a racquet and get on court themselves, giving families and friends the chance to spend quality time together.

http://rogerscup.com

*Sandcastles Festival (Burlington)
10am-5pm
Beachway Park
1100 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON

The City of Burlington’s Sandcastles Festival
o 10am-5pm
o Beachway Park
o Burlington’s beautiful beach is host to sand sculpting demonstrations, competition, entertainment, activities, and marketplace. Register to compete in the Annual Sandcastles Competition for great prizes in all categories.
o Visit www.burlington.ca/sandcastles for more information or call (905) 335-7766

http://www.burlington.ca/sandcastles

*Corn Festival (Baden/Waterloo)
7am-9pm
Charles Street
Baden, ON

The Baden Corn Festival is an annual summer event highlighting local food producers and restaurants, and celebrating Wilmot Township’s agricultural heritage. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy a wide variety of activities throughout the day, including the firefighters’ breakfast, Kid Zone, the Ultimate Baden Scavenger Hunt, Human Foosball Tournament, and food and craft vendors, and culminating in a delicious corn roast supper with live music by Vanyah and Strings and Traps.

http://badencornfest.ca/

*Dragon Day (Guelph)
10am-12pm
Guelph Public Library
100 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON

Come out and learn about dragons, listen to local author Barbara
Andrew read her story, “A Dragon Named Naturally Speaking”,
and spend some time creating your own dragon!

http://www.ottsaplings.com

*Teddy Bear Picnic (London)
2pm-4pm
Eldon House
481 Ridout St. N
London, ON

Drop in between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Bring your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of fun at Eldon House! Join us for lemonade and cookies, crafts and games on the beautiful grounds of the museum.
(Rain date: August 15)

http://www.eldonhouse.ca

*Hooray for Henna (Mississauga) (FREE)
2pm-3pm
Streetsville Library
112 Queen St. S.
Mississauga, ON

Make some cool designs with your friends! Beginners are welcome to this free event at Streetsville Library. Henna cones are provided. Call 905-615-4785 for more details!

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/streetsvillelibrary

*Ratha Yatra Festival (Brampton)
11am-5:30pm
Chinguacousy Park
9050 Bramalea Road
Brampton, ON

ISKCON Brampton will be hosting it’s annual Ratha Yatra festival at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton on Saturday August 8th 2015.
We would like to invite you and your friends and family to the colourful festival on this day.

We invite everyone to join in as there will be a free vegetarian feast, many attractions, performances and family activities.

http://www.iskconbrampton.com

*Summer Fun Community BBQ (Barrie) (FREE)
1pm-4pm
St. Vincent Park
Blake St. and St. Vincent St.
Barrie, ON

Everyone is welcome at MPP Ann Hoggarth’s Community Summer Fun BBQ, Free Hot Dogs, Drinks, Children’s games, and Music.

705-726-5538


 

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**SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 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

*Discovery Days: Animal Artists (Aurora)
1pm-3pm
Hillary House National Historic Site
15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON

A walk through Hillary House
A tour of the surrounding landscape
Discussion about the plants and animals on the property
An outdoor craft session!

http://aurorahs.com/activities/

*Antique & Classic Car Show (Stouffville)
11am-4pm
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre
14732 Woodbine Ave
Gormley, ON

Join us as Exhibitors from across southern Ontario display their prized antique & classic cars. Enjoy all this family event has to offer, including our new Tiny Seedlings’ Kids Zone, heritage activities in scenic Vandorf Park, live entertainment from Howard Ross and the Full Count Blues Band, and delicious food from Kruizin Kuizine, Belfiore Foods and Mister Softie Treats Ice Cream! Rain Date: August 16. Admission: $5 (children under 3 free), $15 per family of up to 4.

http://www.townofws.ca/museum

*Community BBQ (Markham)
1pm-4pm
Markham Museum
9350 Markham Rd.
Markham, ON

Come join Dr. Jaczek at her 8th Annual Community BBQ.

Come out and Celebrate Summer with free food, live performances and kids activities!

http://www.helenajaczek.onmpp.ca/News/11219?l=EN

*August Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

oin 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.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Nature Connection (Toronto) (FREE)
Downsview Park – Discovery Centre
35 Carl Hall Road
Toronto, ON

A FREE nature program for families.
Connect with your natural world and come out to Downsview Park! All ages are welcome.*

Downsview Park staff will take you on a free indoor/outdoor Park program based on nature-themed topics to get you exploring the natural world, starting with Downsview Park!
Each two-hour program will explore a natural theme. Activities will be flexible to reflect the interest of participants.

Nature Connection runs every 2nd and 4th Sunday.

http://downsviewpark.ca/content/downsview-nature-connection

*Pilaros Taste of the Danforth (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Greektown
Toronto, ON

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.

The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street festival, welcoming 1.5 million attendees annually. As we enter our 21st year, the festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages – and of course Food, Food and more Food!

http://www.tasteofthedanforth.com

*Rogers Cup Pizzaville Weekend (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-5:30pm
Aviva Centre
1 Shoreham Drive
Toronto, ON

Aviva Centre opens its doors August 8-9 for those who want to enjoy a weekend filled with free tennis and fun activities for the whole family.

Pizzaville Free Community Weekend combines the competition between the world’s best players with a festive atmosphere that includes contests, games, music, plus the chance for fans to pick up a racquet and get on court themselves, giving families and friends the chance to spend quality time together.

http://rogerscup.com

*JerkFest Food Festival (Etobicoke) (Free Admission)
Centennial Park
256 Centennial Park Road
Etobicoke, ON

Come and indulge in a wide array of jerk foods – if you dare, try the jerk Frog Legs or jerk alligator! If not stick to the conventional jerk items like jerk chicken, jerk pork or jerk fish.

In addition to food, the festival also feature entertainment as well as jerk cooking competitions, and eating competitions.

The Kidz Zone remains a major attraction for families, especially the children. These young ones can enjoy the face painting, balloon characters, inflatable rides, rock climbing, midway rides and so much more.

http://jerkfestival.ca

*Sports Bike & Car Show (Waterloo)
12pm-6pm
Waterloo City Hall
100 regina Street
Waterloo, ON

Join us for the second annual Sports Bike & Car show. This family friendly event will welcome Sports cars and Bikes from across southern Ontario. From a family fun zone, stunt show, wheelie machine and much more there is something for the entire family.

This year we will host a show and shine for both motorcycles and Sport cars. Enjoy great food and entertainment as you watch all the competitions taking place.

http://www.sportsbikecarshow.com

*Summer Festival (Whitby)
11am-3pm
The Village of Taunton Mills
3790 Brock Street North
Whitby, ON

Summer Festival for the whole family. Food, Animals, Games, Dunk Tank, Live music and vendors. Featuring neighbourhood businesses and services. Come out and see what your neighbours have to offer.

nicole.lock@schlegelvillages.com

*Potato Festival (Alliston)
Downtown Alliston
Victoria Street
Alliston, ON

Grand midway, LIVE music, Beer Gardens, VICTORIA STREET DOWNTOWN MARKET – over 200 vendors, Amusements and rides like our GRAND Rock Wall, Mechanical Bull, Awesome Obstacle Course, Pony Rides – LIVE music, Busker Shows, Potato Pancake Breakfast from 7 am – 11 am on Victoria Street, Classic Car Show with 200 Classic beauties to see at this show n shine, SS Arts Council presenting a world of arts, Karate / Dance/ Music / Gymnastics Performances and so much MORE. Fairgrounds Midway, Baby Contest, West Coast Lumberjack Show, and more fun! We were voted Top 100 Festivals in Ontario – Come see why!!

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