AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 17-18, 2019)

AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 17-18, 2019)

 

 



**SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019**

*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

*Family Fest (Maple) (FREE)
1pm-4pm
Discovery Park
90 Discovery Trail.
Maple, ON

A FREE family carnival for the community, hosted by Maple Community Church. Bouncy castles, carnival games, prizes, cotton candy, face-painting, balloons, crafts & more.

http://www.maplecommunitychurch.com/familyfest/

*Carrot Fest (Bradford)
9am-12am
Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre
125 Simcoe Road
Bradford, ON

Vendor Market – 9am-6pm
Kids Zone – 10am-6pm
Main Stage – 9am-12am

http://www.carrotfest.ca

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201908-aout-august

*Summer Evenings (Scarborough) (FREE)
1pm-8pm
Dance Workshop Begins At 6pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Rd
Scarborough, ON

Summer Evenings – Dance Saturdays (Until August 31)
If you’re a fan of dances and world music, enjoy a day of fun, games and plenty of dance moves!
All day long there will be activities like a scavenger hunt, giant-sized games including connect four, checkers, chess, snakes and ladders.
Sample a tasty treat in the historic buildings and learn salsa or Filipino tinikling with our instructors.

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/exhibits-events/?locations.locationName=Scarborough%20Museum

*Weekend Nature Play in The Children’s Garden (Toronto)
10am-3pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Join us for play, art and stewardship during Earth month as we explore and celebrate planet Earth and the different plants and animals which call it home.

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/nature-play-childrens-garden

*Weekend Explorers (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-11am
Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON

Join us for a fun family program on the weekends at the Legislative Building during the summer! During this one hour program designed for families with children aged 6-10 you will:
-Explore the Legislative Building and Chamber through a fun scavenger hunt
-Play games that teach you about Ontario’s Parliament
-Participate in a craft activity
Have fun, all for free!
Pre-registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ends September 1, 2019

http://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/summer-programs

*Pan American Food and Music Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Yonge-Dundas Square
Yonge and Dundas
Toronto, ON

The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PANAMFEST) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art.
The seventh annual PanAm Fest will be presented on August 17 and 18, 2019, with a programming focus on Cuban food and music in celebration of Latin and Pan American cuisine and culture.
This free event is presented annually in Toronto to reinforce the growing cultural identity shared among Canadians and the 41 other countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

http://panamfest.com

*Barbados on the Water (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront
235 Queens Quay
Toronto, ON

The waterfront comes to life during the largest celebration of Barbadian culture in Canada!
Enjoy free concerts, tasty cuisine, children’s activities and so much more.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/today.cfm?id=10406&festival_id=315

*Children’s Festival (Oakville) (Free Admission)
10am-4pm
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Rd
Oakville, ON

Mark your calendar! Juno Award-winning singer songwriter Norman Foote will hit the stage with his unique blend of music at the 2019 Oakville Children’s Festival on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC).
Juno Award-winning singer songwriter Norman Foote will hit the stage with his unique blend of music with hits like Everybody Sings, Love My New Shirt and Always Be Yourself.
Included in the festival line-up are performances by the Lumberjack Show, the eclectic Zoosemobile, stunt ventriloquist Tim Holland, the Ben Show, and CanSpin Awards Hooper of the Year Isabella Hoops.

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

*Northern Heat Rib Fest (Halton Hills)
Georgetown Fairgrounds
1 Park Avenue
Halton Hills, ON

Northern Heat Rib Series is Canada’s largest Rib & Craft Beer Series featuring some of the best rib teams in North America. With events across Ontario, you can always rely on us to bring you the BEST barbeque and food festival experience!
Our Craft Beer Market & Summer Cocktails will you keep you refreshed all summer long! All our events include free admission, live music, kids zone, backyard BBQ games, free parking and much more…Guaranteed fun for all ages!

www.northernheatribseries.ca

*Cactus Festival (Dundas) (FREE)
130 King Street West
Dundas, ON

Occurring every 3rd weekend in August, ‘Cactus’ attracts visitors from across the nation and is the unofficial ‘homecoming’ event for any and all who have lived in the community.
Continuing to evolve and expand, the FREE family fun Festival runs for 3 days and includes 4 entertainment stages, event zones and over 100 street vendors.

www.dundascactusfestival.ca

*Italfest (Mississauga)
Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON

Experience a taste of Italy at Mississauga ITALFEST, Ferragosto in the City! Enjoy fabulous local and headline entertainment,delicious food, kids activities, unique activities, exciting contests and cultural exhibits.

http://mississaugaitalfest.com/

*Family Programs (Brampton)
1pm-4pm
PAMA
9 Wellington St. E.
Brampton, ON

Guide your family through art projects at PAMA and inspire creativity! Drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission and members are free.

Admission:
Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Families (Up to 2 Adults, and up to 5 Children): $12
Children Under 5: Free

http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/programseventsandschoolresources/pamakids.asp?_mid_=19896

*Downtown Brockville Fun Fest (Thousand Islands)
Downtown Brockville
Brockville, ON

Come to downtown Brockville for the ultimate day of fun and shopping! Fun for the entire family with bouncy castles, magic and face painting! Stores will be offering end of summer sales!.

https://www.downtownbrockville.com/

*Ships & Sails (Wasaga Beach)
10am-4pm
Nancy Island Historic Site
119 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON

Join us in commemorating the 205th Anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Nancy. British Naval re-enactors will transport you back to the War of 1812 with sailing vessel and weaponry demonstrations. Metro Marine modellers will display and sail “model ships” on the river. Children can enjoy model ship building, knot tying activities, and more! Come and learn about all things “Ships and Sails” at the 2019 Wasaga Under Siege event.

https://www.wasagabeachpark.com/

*Veridian Dockside Festival of the Arts (Gravenhurst)
821 Bay Street
Gravenhurst, ON

Dockside showcases over 100 juried artisans and craftspeople from Ontario and across Canada. Live entertainment, craft beer, gourmet food and FREE family activities!
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

http://gravenhurstchamber.com/dockside-festival-of-the-arts/

*Marine Heritage Festival (Kincardine)
MacPherson Park/North Pier
1802 Hwy 21
Kincardine, ON

The Tall Ships arrive back in Kincardine Harbour to celebrate the 5th Annual Marine Heritage Festival. Events and activities for all, including Cardboard Boat Races, kids zone and more.

https://visitkincardine.ca/profile/kincardine-marine-heritage-festival/2156

 



**SUNDAY, AUGUST 18,  2019**

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201908-aout-august

*Staycation Sundays (Scarborough) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
Thomson Memorial Park
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Unplug, relax and get away from the city…in the city! Bring your family, friends and a picnic meal to the heart of beautiful Thomson Park to relax, surrounded by nature. Use one of our picnic blankets or bring your own! Try samples of freshly churned ice cream or taste test our popcorn. Check out what’s cooking in the historic buildings, learn some new old-fashioned dance moves, play giant games, try your hand at horseshoe, croquet and lawn darts.
Runs Until August 25th

https://www.toronto.ca

*Staycation Sundays (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Todmorden Mills
67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON

Drop by Todmorden Mills for an unforgettable summer! Enjoy different activities each week including arts, crafts and painting en plein air; indoor and outdoor games, macramé workshop and ice cream churned the old fashioned way!
On until August 30th.
All outdoor activities are free.

https://www.toronto.ca

*Staycation Sundays Summer Sodas (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Spadina Museum
285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON

What did frozen lakes have to do with summer sodas? Learn about harvesting ice, and how summer ice delivery made cool drinks possible in the 1920s.
Mix up a fruity summer soda and enjoy it on the beautiful grounds of Spadina Museum. Come up with your own soda flavor and design a bottle label. Once you’re fortified with a cool drink, challenge your friends to an outdoor game like badminton, croquet, or quoits.
On until August 30th.
All outdoor activities are free.

https://www.toronto.ca

*Staycation Sundays (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Colborne Lodge
11 Colborne Lodge Drive
Toronto, ON

Bring your own picnic to the grounds of Colborne Lodge on Sunday afternoons. Enjoy a variety of informal music performances, dance, outdoor games and art activities as well as mini-garden and outdoor history tours. Learn to play croquet on the lawn. Bring your own board games to play in the shade. Mix your own shrub (a traditional summer fruit drink). Check the chalkboard for times and details every Sunday.
On until August 25th.
All outdoor activities are free.

https://www.toronto.ca

*Staycation Sundays (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Mackenzie House
82 Bond Street
Toronto, ON

Join museum staff for free activations in the Mackenzie House courtyard and experience summer in the city unplugged. Different activities every week include post card printing, ice cream making and summer songs.
On until August 25th
All outdoor activities are free.

https://www.toronto.ca

*Staycation Sundays (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Gibson House
5172 Yonge Street
North York, ON

Enjoy indoor and outdoor 19th-century preserving demonstrations using seasonal produce from the Gibson House Garden. Try traditional summer drinks or ice creams and play games on the great lawn. There will be different outdoor interactive interpretive activities each week.
On until August 25th
All outdoor activities are free.

https://www.toronto.ca

*Weekend Nature Play in The Children’s Garden (Toronto)
10am-3pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Join us for play, art and stewardship during Earth month as we explore and celebrate planet Earth and the different plants and animals which call it home.

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/nature-play-childrens-garden

*Weekend Explorers (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-11am
Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON

Join us for a fun family program on the weekends at the Legislative Building during the summer! During this one hour program designed for families with children aged 6-10 you will:
-Explore the Legislative Building and Chamber through a fun scavenger hunt
-Play games that teach you about Ontario’s Parliament
-Participate in a craft activity
Have fun, all for free!
Pre-registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ends September 1, 2019

http://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/summer-programs

*Pan American Food and Music Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Yonge-Dundas Square
Yonge and Dundas
Toronto, ON

The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PANAMFEST) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art.
The seventh annual PanAm Fest will be presented on August 17 and 18, 2019, with a programming focus on Cuban food and music in celebration of Latin and Pan American cuisine and culture.
This free event is presented annually in Toronto to reinforce the growing cultural identity shared among Canadians and the 41 other countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

www.panamfest.com/

*Barbados on the Water (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront
235 Queens Quay
Toronto, ON

The waterfront comes to life during the largest celebration of Barbadian culture in Canada!
Enjoy free concerts, tasty cuisine, children’s activities and so much more.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/today.cfm?id=10406&festival_id=315

*Staycation Sundays (Etobicoke) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas St. West
Etobicoke, ON

Vacation like a Victorian at Montgomery’s Inn this summer! Enjoy games like cat’s cradle, stilts and bean bag toss, and try churning ice cream the old-fashioned way. Bring or borrow a blanket and purchase a picnic plate, featuring artisan cheese, charcuterie, pickles, oatcakes and a cookie, along with hot or iced tea. Visit our Roots of History Garden, an edible timeline & tribute to the agricultural history of the Inn’s land from pre-contact to today and enjoy farm-to-table demonstrations including butter churning and pickle making.
Until August 25

Outdoor events are free
Indoor activities included in admission
Small charge for tea room offerings

https://www.toronto.ca

*Northern Heat Rib Fest (Halton Hills)
Georgetown Fairgrounds
1 Park Avenue
Halton Hills, ON

Northern Heat Rib Series is Canada’s largest Rib & Craft Beer Series featuring some of the best rib teams in North America. With events across Ontario, you can always rely on us to bring you the BEST barbeque and food festival experience!
Our Craft Beer Market & Summer Cocktails will you keep you refreshed all summer long! All our events include free admission, live music, kids zone, backyard BBQ games, free parking and much more…Guaranteed fun for all ages!

www.northernheatribseries.ca

*Cactus Festival (Dundas) (FREE)
130 King Street West
Dundas, ON

Occurring every 3rd weekend in August, ‘Cactus’ attracts visitors from across the nation and is the unofficial ‘homecoming’ event for any and all who have lived in the community.
Continuing to evolve and expand, the FREE family fun Festival runs for 3 days and includes 4 entertainment stages, event zones and over 100 street vendors.

www.dundascactusfestival.ca

*Latino Festival (Hamilton)
10am-10pm
McQuesten Park
Hamilton, ON

The Latin American Festival is a legacy of the TO2015 Pan American games that will provide the Hamiltonians and visitors a venue in which the Latin/Hispanic culture gathers to joyously celebrate its heritage. It will also enable our organization to promote our mission through increased community awareness.

www.hamiltonlatino.ca/

*Kidspark (Kitchener) (Free Admission)
11am-5pm
Victoria Park
32 Dill Street
Kitchener, ON

Join us on Sunday, August 18th 2019 in Victoria Park, Kitchener to celebrate our 31st annual Kidspark festival! Kidspark is Kitchener’s most popular children’s festival of the summer jam packed with arts and crafts, games, live entertainment and much more for the whole family.

https://www.kitchenerevents.ca/whats-on/events?&eventID=157

*Family Programs (Brampton)
1pm-4pm
PAMA
9 Wellington St. E.
Brampton, ON

Guide your family through art projects at PAMA and inspire creativity! Drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission and members are free.

Admission:
Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Families (Up to 2 Adults, and up to 5 Children): $12
Children Under 5: Free

http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/programseventsandschoolresources/pamakids.asp?_mid_=19896

*Honey Festival (Clarington)
11am-4pm
Kendal Community Centre
6742 Newtonville Rd
Orono, ON

The Clarington Honey Festival celebrates the start of the honey harvest. Sample honey from local apiaries, learn about beekeeping, honey’s health benefits and the vital role bees play in agriculture.

http://kendalcommunitycentre.ca/

*Veridian Dockside Festival of the Arts (Gravenhurst)
821 Bay Street
Gravenhurst, ON

Dockside showcases over 100 juried artisans and craftspeople from Ontario and across Canada. Live entertainment, craft beer, gourmet food and FREE family activities!
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

http://gravenhurstchamber.com/dockside-festival-of-the-arts/

*Marine Heritage Festival (Kincardine)
MacPherson Park/North Pier
1802 Hwy 21
Kincardine, ON

The Tall Ships arrive back in Kincardine Harbour to celebrate the 5th Annual Marine Heritage Festival. Events and activities for all, including Cardboard Boat Races, kids zone and more.

https://visitkincardine.ca/profile/kincardine-marine-heritage-festival/2156

 


Entertain Kids On A Dime has COUPONS!
Find wonderful Coupons for products, birthday party packages, attractions and venue admission!

Coupons include: The Rom, Medieval Times, Legoland, Reptilia, Skyzone, and MORE!

http://directory.entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

 


Do you have a business that relates to kids?
Make sure to join The Entertain Kids On A Dime Directory!
Our introductory rate for a Super Listing is $33 +hst per month (You can stay on as long or as little as you like).

There will be perks for directory members on the Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group.

Want more information?  CONTACT ME  at  entertainkidsonadime@hotmail.com!

(Kid’s Businesses include: indoor playgrounds, family friendly restaurants, travel, RESPs, doctors & dentists, recreational lessons, entertainers, kid’s products and apparel, and more).

View the directory at: https://directory.entertainkidsonadime.com

ADD YOUR BUSINESS HERE: https://directory.entertainkidsonadime.com/add-your-business/


click to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own textclick to generate your own text

**If you do not want to miss this deal or any other travel deals, please Email Subscribe!
Email deals always go out first before they are posted on Facebook!