JULY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (July 8- July 10, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just wanted to wish my Hubby Darren a very Happy Birthday! He doesn’t look a day over 25 😉

ENJOY THE WEEKEND EVERYONE!

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**FRIDAY, July 8, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
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

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*One Free Admission (Markham)
10am-5pm
Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Avenue West
Markham, ON

Receive one FREE admission to the Fun Farm at Whittmore’s Farm.
Admission Cost: $9 for 2 years of age and older.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon and print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com

*Taste of Lawrence (Scarborough) (FREE)
Located on Lawrence Ave. E. From Warden to Birchmount.
Toronto, ON

This three-day food and cultural event gets underway the second weekend in July. As Scarborough’s largest street festival, it offers up a vast array of flavours from every cultural community in the GTA.
There are tons of attractions for festival goers to enjoy which include the many International food options offered, along with midway rides and games the whole family can enjoy. Great live entertainment offered up on two stages positioned along the festival route.
The festival draws crowds in excess of 100,000 during the July weekend. A truly memorable cultural experience for all to enjoy.

http://www.tasteoflawrence.com

*Latin Arts Festival (Toronto)
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

The Ontario Latin Arts Festival is a unique three-day event that celebrates the culture of Latin America on Friday, July 8 at North York Civic Centre, Saturday, July 9th at Mel Lastman Square and on Sunday, July 10th at North York Civic Centre in Toronto.
This flavourful festival will showcase the finest Latin music and dance found in Canada, along with featured films, art show and dance workshops. The market will feature food vendors, artisans and a children’s area.

http://www.ontariolatinartsfestival.com

*KidsFest (Toronto) (Free Admission)
11am-4pm
Centreville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Summer is here – let’s celebrate.
KidsFest activities are free but rides cost extra.

http://centreisland.ca/centreville/upcoming-event

*Family Fun Fridays (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-3pm
Ontario Legislative Building
111 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON

This two hour interactive family program at Ontario’s Legislative Building is provided during the summer months. Families with children aged 6-12 will:
-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
-Have fun, all for free!
Dates: Every Friday, July and August
Times: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Registration:
Pre-registration is required. For more information call tour bookings at 416-325-0061 or e-mail. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

http://educationportal.ontla.on.ca/en/visit-us/programs/family-fun-fridays

*Carabram Multicultural Festival (Brampton)
Different Locations in Brampton
Brampton, ON

Carabram is an annual multicultural festival that brings together cultures across Brampton through food, entertainment and education. The festival takes place annually on the second weekend of July and welcomes visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area.
Venues across Brampton are completely transformed to represent different cultures from around the world. Visitors to Carabram have the opportunity to experience these cultures through authentic cuisine, as well as traditional dance, music and entertainment. Each pavilion is also equipped with cultural displays and artifacts representative of each culture in order to provide visitors with the full experience.

www.carabram.org


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**SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016**

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

Movie: FOLLOW THAT BIRD

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 wit

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

*Build and Grow Clinics at Lowe’s (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am
Lowes Home Improvement
All Over Ontario

Conveniently shop while your kids build a fun and educational project!
Recommended: For children from grades two to five.
What Kids Will Take Home: The toy they made, a merit certificate, name tag, apron and goggles.
When Clinics Are Held: Once a month at 10am at every store.
How to Register: In advance in-store either at the Customer Service booth or through a Store Associate. Find your nearest Lowe’s Store.
Please note: You can register the day of the workshop. However, space is limited to 50 children per store. Register in advance to avoid disappointment!
Free apron and project patch at every clinic!
July 9 – Build a Bird Feeder

https://www.lowes.ca/articles/Build-and-Grow-Clinics_a756.html

*Kids Workshop (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Home Depot
All Over Ontario

Build an Ice Age Bowling Game
Kids will learn how to Build an Ice Age Bowling Game with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12
You MUST pre-book by calling your local store. They fill up fast.

https://www.homedepot.ca/content/homedepot_ca/en_ca/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html

* 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

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*Farmers Market (Woodbridge)
9am-1pm
Woodbridge Pool and Memorial Arena
5020 Hwy #7 and Islington Ave.
Woodbridge, ON

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. The market runs every Saturday, rain or shine, between 9am and 1pm from June 18 until Thanksgiving Weekend, October 8, 2016. There is plenty of free parking at our market. Our local farmer vendors are passionate about their produce. 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 8th year of operation. One of the main reasons we exist is to encourage our community to buy locally grown and harvested IN SEASON conventional and organic vegetables and fruit. Also at the market you will find cheese, eggs, honey, nuts and dried fruit, yummy breads and baked goods, and prepared food for sale.

http://woodbridgefarmersmarket.com

*Kid’s Discovery Day (Aurora)
1:30pm-3:30pm
Hillary House National Historic Site
15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON

Join the Aurora Historical Society for our summer children’s program Discovery Days for Kids! Each day will consist of a kid-friendly tour of Hillary House National Historic Site followed by a fun heritage craft or activity. Programs include Medical Detectives, Nature Seekers, Arts and Craft, Back to School, and our ever-popular Dig It!

www.aurorahs.com

*Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair (Aurora)
8am-1pm
Aurora Town Park
49 Wells Street
Aurora, ON

All are welcome shop and visit a variety of farm, food and artisan vendors at our outdoor market, featuring free children’s crafts and entertainment.

http://www.theaurorafarmersmarket.com

*Caribbean & South Asian Festival (Newmarket)
12pm-11pm
MAGNA Centre
800 Mulock Drive, Newmarket
Newmarket, ON

Caribbean & South Asian Showcase (CASAS) Festival will celebrate with two days of food, fashion, music, and dance.
There will be fashion and craft vendors, yummy island foods, South Asian curries, fresh coconut water and a cash bar. Community engagement will be fostered through children’s activities, interactive music and dance, and informative demonstrations and workshops.
Admission is free. CASAS encourages patrons to bring a non-perishable food item for on-site donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry.

www.ranjisinghfoundation.org

*One Free Admission (Markham)
Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Avenue West
Markham, ON

Receive one FREE admission to the Fun Farm at Whittmore’s Farm.
Admission Cost: $9 for 2 years of age and older.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com

 

*Taste of Lawrence (Scarborough) (FREE)
Located on Lawrence Ave. E. From Warden to Birchmount.
Toronto, ON

This three-day food and cultural event gets underway the second weekend in July. As Scarborough’s largest street festival, it offers up a vast array of flavours from every cultural community in the GTA.
There are tons of attractions for festival goers to enjoy which include the many International food options offered, along with midway rides and games the whole family can enjoy. Great live entertainment offered up on two stages positioned along the festival route.
The festival draws crowds in excess of 100,000 during the July weekend. A truly memorable cultural experience for all to enjoy.

http://www.tasteoflawrence.com

*Brickfête (Toronto)
10am-3pm
Delta Toronto East
2035 Kennedy Rd
Scarborough, ON

Does your child love LEGO? Enjoy our LEGO Fan Festival, fun for the whole family.

LEGO Robots & Mindstorms Creations
City Layouts with powered Trains
Space, Star Wars & Scifi Creations
Art, Architecture & Design
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Historical Buildings and Castles
Pirates, Steampunk and Vikings
Mosaics & Sculptures and more…
All made with millions of LEGO bricks by hobbyists from across Canada and parts of USA, Europe and Australia.

$5 for kids, $10 for adults

http://www.brickfete.com

*Afrofest (Toronto) (FREE)
Woodbine Park
Lakeshore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue
Toronto, ON

Afrofest is the largest free African
With over 35 live performances and over 120,000 visitors in 2014, the festival is a family-friendly and fun-filled extravaganza consisting of five areas: the Main Stage, Youth Stage and Drum Stage, Children’s Village, and a vibrant Marketplace which includes a delectable selection of food vendors from across the city. Each of these distinct areas provides a diverse, cultural festival experience, offering several different spaces for attendees to spend their weekend.

www.afrofest.ca

*Latin Arts Festival (Toronto)
Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

This flavourful festival will showcase the finest Latin music and dance found in Canada, along with featured films, art show and dance workshops. The market will feature food vendors, artisans and a children’s area.

http://www.ontariolatinartsfestival.com

*KidsFest (Toronto) (Free Admission)
11am-4pm
Centreville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Summer is here – let’s celebrate.
KidsFest activities are free but rides cost extra.

http://centreisland.ca/centreville/upcoming-event

*Farm Animals Weekend (Waterloo)
9:30am-5pm
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, ON

Join us and celebrate all of the baby farm animals that live in Doon Heritage Village. Explore our living history village and meet baby lambs, goats, chickens, turkeys and more! Fun for all ages.
Features on-going baby animal crafts throughout the weekend. Children can experience what life is like on a farm and learn about the care of farm animals and their babies. Enjoy stories about baby birds and make a special craft that can be used to feed the baby chickens and turkeys.
Baby Farm Animals Weekend Events Schedule:
10 a.m. – Experience morning farm chores. Help wake the baby animals at the Bricker Barn.
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Listen to stories under the trees at the Martin chicken coup then meet our baby turkeys and chickens.
2:30 p.m. – Create a craft filled with seeds that can feed baby chickens and turkeys.
4 p.m. – Help with afternoon farm chores then after a busy day help put our animals to bed in the Bricker Barn.
Inside the museum building participate in on-going baby animal crafts throughout the day in the grand foyer.
Included with regular admission or membership: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Family $25, all admissions plus HST.

waterlooregionmuseum@regionofwaterloo.ca

*TD IRIE Music Festival at (Mississauga) (FREE)
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON
The TD IRIE Music Festival is a multi-day, family, friendly festival.

Join the celebration of music—from Reggae to Salsa, Soul to African; dance from the African Diaspora presented in association with dance Immersion, spoken word, visual arts exhibition, delicious tropical food & drinks and more.

http://iriemusicfestival.com

*Carabram Multicultural Festival (Brampton)
Different Locations in Brampton
Brampton, ON

Carabram is an annual multicultural festival that brings together cultures across Brampton through food, entertainment and education. The festival takes place annually on the second weekend of July and welcomes visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area.
Venues across Brampton are completely transformed to represent different cultures from around the world. Visitors to Carabram have the opportunity to experience these cultures through authentic cuisine, as well as traditional dance, music and entertainment. Each pavilion is also equipped with cultural displays and artifacts representative of each culture in order to provide visitors with the full experience.

www.carabram.org

*Busy As Bees (Pickering)
10am-4:30pm
Pickering Museum Village
2365 Concession Road 6
Pickering, ON

Experience the museum first hand, with a wide variety of hands-on activities.
Watch live demonstrations and then try it yourself. Learn to weave, spin wool, and more.
Engage with local artists, and much more!
General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.
Cost is $8

http://www.pickering.ca/museum

 


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**SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
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

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*Hill Farmers’ Market (Richmond Hill)
10am-2pm
Elgin Barrow Arena
43 Church Street South
Richmond Hill, ON

The Richmond Hill Farmers Market brings a variety of vendors providing food, fresh produce, baked goods and handcrafted arts to the community every weekend this summer. In addition to the many food and art vendors, enjoy family-friendly entertainment and activities with new features every week! 
Bring your family and friends to the Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market!
For more information, email community@richmondhill.ca or call 905-884-0855, ext. 220.

community@richmondhill.ca

 *Caribbean & South Asian Festival (Newmarket)
12pm-7pm
MAGNA Centre
800 Mulock Drive, Newmarket
Newmarket, ON

Caribbean & South Asian Showcase (CASAS) Festival will celebrate with two days of food, fashion, music, and dance.
There will be fashion and craft vendors, yummy island foods, South Asian curries, fresh coconut water and a cash bar. Community engagement will be fostered through children’s activities, interactive music and dance, and informative demonstrations and workshops.
Admission is free. CASAS encourages patrons to bring a non-perishable food item for on-site donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry.

www.ranjisinghfoundation.org

*One Free Admission (Markham)
10am-5pm
Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Avenue West
Markham, ON

Receive one FREE admission to the Fun Farm at Whittmore’s Farm.
Admission Cost: $9 for 2 years of age and older.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com

*Taste of Lawrence (Scarborough) (FREE)
Located on Lawrence Ave. E. From Warden to Birchmount.
Toronto, ONThis three-day food and cultural event gets underway the second weekend in July. As Scarborough’s largest street festival, it offers up a vast array of flavours from every cultural community in the GTA.
There are tons of attractions for festival goers to enjoy which include the many International food options offered, along with midway rides and games the whole family can enjoy. Great live entertainment offered up on two stages positioned along the festival route.
The festival draws crowds in excess of 100,000 during the July weekend. A truly memorable cultural experience for all to enjoy.

http://www.tasteoflawrence.com

*Bike Day at Evergreen Brick Works (Toronto)
8am-4pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto ON

The Don River Valley Park invites you to celebrate active transportation in the city with mountain bike skills clinics, a kids’ build-a-bike workshop, a bike obstacle course, tons of games and family activities, and guided trail rides through the DRVP. All at Evergreen Brick Works Bike Day.
Cost: Mostly free, some activities have fees.
Come ride with us…

http://www.evergreen.ca

*Bastille Day (Toronto)
11am-8pm
Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St.
Toronto, ON

For the third consecutive year, the French national holiday is celebrated in Toronto as a popular and festive day: Toronto Bastille Day!
Join us Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the bucolic Wychwood Barns to celebrate France and French culture.
With family or friends, discover French products available in Toronto from exhibitors and lunch on the grass. Enjoy Sunday of July for a game of petanque or volleyball and a carnival for children. The traditional bal populaire will conclude this beautiful day in music.
July 10 will also be the last day of the UEFA EURO 2016, hosted by France from June 10 to July 10. We will screen the final game live starting at 3PM!

http://www.torontobastilleday.com

*Afrofest (Toronto) (FREE)
Woodbine Park
Lakeshore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue
Toronto, ON

Afrofest is the largest free African
With over 35 live performances and over 120,000 visitors in 2014, the festival is a family-friendly and fun-filled extravaganza consisting of five areas: the Main Stage, Youth Stage and Drum Stage, Children’s Village, and a vibrant Marketplace which includes a delectable selection of food vendors from across the city. Each of these distinct areas provides a diverse, cultural festival experience, offering several different spaces for attendees to spend their weekend.

http://www.afrofest.ca

*Latin Arts Festival (Toronto)
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

The Ontario Latin Arts Festival is a unique three-day event that celebrates the culture of Latin America on Friday, July 8 at North York Civic Centre, Saturday, July 9th at Mel Lastman Square and on Sunday, July 10th at North York Civic Centre in Toronto.
This flavourful festival will showcase the finest Latin music and dance found in Canada, along with featured films, art show and dance workshops. The market will feature food vendors, artisans and a children’s area.

http://www.ontariolatinartsfestival.com

*Brickfête (Toronto)
10am-3pm
Delta Toronto East
2035 Kennedy Rd
Scarborough, ON

Does your child love LEGO? Enjoy our LEGO Fan Festival, fun for the whole family.
What will we see at the event?
Amazing, jaw dropping, outstanding LEGO creations built by hobbyist.
These unique and detailed builds include…
LEGO Robots & Mindstorms Creations
City Layouts with powered Trains
Space, Star Wars & Scifi Creations
Art, Architecture & Design
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Historical Buildings and Castles
Pirates, Steampunk and Vikings
Mosaics & Sculptures and more…
All made with millions of LEGO bricks by hobbyists from across Canada and parts of USA, Europe and Australia.

$5 for kids, $10 for adults

http://www.brickfete.com

*KidsFest (Toronto) (Free Admission)
11am-4pm
Centreville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Summer is here – let’s celebrate.
KidsFest activities are free but rides cost extra.

http://centreisland.ca/centreville/upcoming-event

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

Lisa Loeb is performing along with the Big Nazo, FiddleFire, CORPUS’ Camping Royale, TUDS Oakville Urban Dance Battle featuring Gadfly Dance, Sing Along Tim and the Pacifiers, Team T & J, and magicians Ray Chance and Mike D’Urzo.
Exciting opportunities for inspiration and learning will continue throughout the park with hands-on building and art activities, interactive shows, Oakville Galleries, Oakville Public Library, Zorbit Sports and Bubble Soccer, archery, beach volleyball, martial arts, YMCA of Oakville skateboard ramp, face painting, Oakville Fire vintage fire truck, Safari Science, Monkeynastix, City Parent Fun Zone and Scavenger Hunt, Brockton Collective painting workshop, Dairy Farmers of Canada featuring Mooonica the Cow, and more!

http://www.oakville.ca/events/oakville-childrens-festival.html

*Kultrún World Music Festival (Kitchener)
12pm
Victoria Park
79 Joseph St
Kitchener, ON

Neruda Arts’ Kultrún World Music Festival July 9-10, 12pm onwards, Victoria Park, Downtown Kitchener (FREE). Local, national, and international world music bands, activities for kids, food and craft
http://www.nerudaarts.ca/

*Carabram Multicultural Festival (Brampton)
Different Locations in Brampton
Brampton, ON

Carabram is an annual multicultural festival that brings together cultures across Brampton through food, entertainment and education. The festival takes place annually on the second weekend of July and welcomes visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area.
Venues across Brampton are completely transformed to represent different cultures from around the world. Visitors to Carabram have the opportunity to experience these cultures through authentic cuisine, as well as traditional dance, music and entertainment. Each pavilion is also equipped with cultural displays and artifacts representative of each culture in order to provide visitors with the full experience.

www.carabram.org

*OPG Second Sundays (Oshawa)
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre
Oshawa, ON

Discover alternative ways to use paper. We will recycle and sculpt it, manipulating it into new and innovative artworks.
Families of all kinds and sizes are invited to explore exciting exhibitions, art materials and fun hands-on activities together! You will discover things to do throughout the RMG, so you can follow your imagination and experiment with new ideas and projects.
Projects suit art lovers of all ages and skill levels. Ideal for children 3 and up, however kids work with their parents & art instructors.

http://rmg.on.ca/events/opg-second-sundays/


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