AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 24-25, 2019)

AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 24-25, 2019)

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Only $178+tax per night!

More information can be found here:  https://entertainkidsonadime.com/2019/08/16/labour-day-weekend-nottawasaga-deal

 



**SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019**

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

Movie: The Dark Crystal

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 with your family.

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

*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

*Wonder Event (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
1pm-3pm
Toys R Us Stores
All Over Ontario

Bring your kids and discover toys that will inspire their creativity and imagination!
Nickelodeon Lemonade Slime Demo & Play
Participants can make their very own lemonade Slime-y creations while using the basic principals of CREATIVITY and CHEMISTRY!
Crayola® Model Magic® Make and Take
Participants can create an individualized and unique pencil topper! PLUS receive a FREE Crayola Pencil Crayon to showcase their make and take!
Build A Bot Demo & Play
We are taking the fun of Tech Pets to the NEXT LEVEL by showing participants how to build them on their own! Each Build a Bot has a variety of hidden S.T.E.M. facts, it’s so entertaining that kids won’t even know they learned about ENGINEERING and ROBOTICS!
What’s in the Box? Challenge
Join your favorite celebs and play the game that everyone is talking about! Children can challenge other participants or their friends & family to blind guess what’s in the box! Products chosen will have a SCHOOL or LEARNING focus!
Science4you – Water Science
The Water Science kit teaches kids how to create giant soap bubbles, make a fantastic tornado, make a water phone and more! This educational toy boosts brainpower in CREATIVITY, SCIENCE and more!

http://www.toysrus.ca

*Milliken Children’s Festival (Markham)
Aaniin Community Centre & Library
5665 14th Avenue
Markham, ON

It’s Back! Beat your end-of-summer boredom with the party your kids have been waiting for all summer. Join us for Ontario’s largest annual children’s festival, at the Aaniin Community Centre and Library, located in the heart of Southeast Markham.

https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/about/events/signature-city-event/childrens-festival/

*Asialicious (Scarborough)
Woodside Square Shopping Mall
(McCowan/Finch South Side Of The Parking Lot)
Scarborough, ON

Asialicious Toronto is a 3 day outdoor festival to promote cultural exchange among the people in the Greater Toronto Area, presented by Federation of Asian Canadians Toronto (FACT). FACT is a registered not-for-profit organization, established in 2019 by a group of Asian Canadians with different ethnic backgrounds. The 3 day festival will be happening during the weekend of August 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2019 at Woodside Square Shopping Mall at 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Toronto, ON M1V 1V2. Our mission is to bring all communities together and celebrate our multicultural mosaic of Canada through a weekend of free entertainment and fun-filled activities. We will be bringing 3 days of endless Asian themed entertainment featuring music, multicultural performances, famous celebrity from Hong Kong, kids rides, games, fireworks and street food booths. Through celebration and fun we will foster mutual respect and harmony among our communities.

http://www.asialiciousto.com/

*Afro-Carib Fest (Scarborough)
12pm-9pm
Albert Campbell Square
150 Borough Drive
Scarborough, ON

Join us for a FREE fun filled weekend that includes live music from award winning local and international artists, drum and dance performances, food, cultural parade, youth and kids’ zone, scavengers hunt dance competition with amazing prizes, bustling vendor marketplace, raffle draws, networking opportunities and much more!

http://hsdconline.org/events/

*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

*Butterfly Festival (Toronto)
Tommy Thompson Park
1 Leslie Street
Toronto, ON

Late August is the prime time to get a glimpse of the Monarch Butterfly before they start their annual migration to Mexico, where they spend the winter. This incredible 3,500 km migration takes place between August and November and begins with the gathering of the Monarchs at places like Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto’s Urban Wilderness.
The annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival will celebrate this incredible migration by welcoming children, families and nature lovers to learn more about butterfly conservation and biodiversity. Through the many activities, nature hikes and educational displays at this year’s FREE event, visitors can discover the more than 55 species of butterflies and moths recorded to date at the park.
Kids! Dress to impress!
Come dressed in bright colours like your favourite butterfly!
Some activities require registration.

www.tommythompsonpark.ca/butterflyfestival/

*TAIWANFest (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

TAIWANfest returns to Toronto and celebrates Vietnam for this weekend-long festival.
TAIWANfest continues the “Dialogues with Asia” series with Riding the Waves with Vietnam, and celebrates diversity through explorations of roles of women in society, interracial and cross-cultural marriage, and the concept of an adopted homeland.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com

*Winona Peach Festival (Winona/Hamilton) (Free Admission)
Winona Park
1328 Barton Street
Winona, ON

The Peach Festival has something for everyone! Our Arts & Craft section is nestled in our treed area and offers only hand made items, the Midway put on by Robertson Amusements has rides and games for all ages, our Commercial Exhibit area has many vendors with various products for sale, the “Peach of a Car Show” operates on Saturday and Sunday and has approximately 40 vehicles on display, our free entertainment stage has children’s programming at the E.D. Smith Fun Factory, while in the evenings we have music to make everyone enjoy themselves.
Last but not least is our Food Court, we have a multitude of foods to satisfy everyone, gluten free, dairy free, many “peach” filled pies, crepes, cobbler and our famous Peach Sundae!
Come and “Make it Your Family Tradition”!

http://winonapeach.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

*PARA Waterfront Festival (Pickering)
10am-5pm
Millennium Square
Liverpool Road South
Pickering, ON

The PARA Waterfront Festival is produced by PARA Marine Search and Rescue (PARA). The PARA Waterfront Festival is an annual summer event at Millennium Square providing nautical programming, artisan and consumer goods booths and entertainment, the Festival will provide both on-land and on-water programming for people of all ages and interests with the goal of promoting PARA Marine Search and Rescue and celebrating over 50 years of service to the Region of Durham and the City of Pickering.

https://www.facebook.com/events/854084068299365/?active_tab=about

*Tecumseh Corn Festival (Tecumseh)
Lacasse Park
590 Lacasse Blvd
Tecumseh ON

The 44th Tecumseh Corn Festival is a prominent community festival which hosts a spectacular variety of family entertainment, contests and activities with tons and tons of hot buttered corn on the cob, Carter Show Carnival & Midway, and Vendor Village all weekend long.
Saturday is Family Day, starting with the “Largest Small Town Parade” at 11 AM
Sunday is Classic Cars & Golden Oldies Day with the Cream of the Crop Invitation Car Show followed by the Miss Tecumseh Pageant
Admission: $5

http://www.tecumsehcornfestival.ca/

 

 



**SUNDAY, AUGUST 25,  2019**

*Afro-Carib Fest (Scarborough)
12pm-9pm
Albert Campbell Square
150 Borough Drive
Scarborough, ON

Join us for a FREE fun filled weekend that includes live music from award winning local and international artists, drum and dance performances, food, cultural parade, youth and kids’ zone, scavengers hunt dance competition with amazing prizes, bustling vendor marketplace, raffle draws, networking opportunities and much more!

http://hsdconline.org/events/

*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

*TAIWANFest (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

TAIWANfest returns to Toronto and celebrates Vietnam for this weekend-long festival.
TAIWANfest continues the “Dialogues with Asia” series with Riding the Waves with Vietnam, and celebrates diversity through explorations of roles of women in society, interracial and cross-cultural marriage, and the concept of an adopted homeland.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com

*Power Kids: Free Kids Activities (Toronto)
3pm
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant.

Patterns in Percussion
In this workshop, we will learn about beat-making with Juno-award nominee Ruben Esguerra.

http://thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Power-Kids.aspx

*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

*Winona Peach Festival (Winona/Hamilton) (Free Admission)
Winona Park
1328 Barton Street
Winona, ON

The Peach Festival has something for everyone! Our Arts & Craft section is nestled in our treed area and offers only hand made items, the Midway put on by Robertson Amusements has rides and games for all ages, our Commercial Exhibit area has many vendors with various products for sale, the “Peach of a Car Show” operates on Saturday and Sunday and has approximately 40 vehicles on display, our free entertainment stage has children’s programming at the E.D. Smith Fun Factory, while in the evenings we have music to make everyone enjoy themselves.
Last but not least is our Food Court, we have a multitude of foods to satisfy everyone, gluten free, dairy free, many “peach” filled pies, crepes, cobbler and our famous Peach Sundae!
Come and “Make it Your Family Tradition”!

http://winonapeach.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

*Tecumseh Corn Festival (Tecumseh)
Lacasse Park
590 Lacasse Blvd
Tecumseh ON

The 44th Tecumseh Corn Festival is a prominent community festival which hosts a spectacular variety of family entertainment, contests and activities with tons and tons of hot buttered corn on the cob, Carter Show Carnival & Midway, and Vendor Village all weekend long.
Saturday is Family Day, starting with the “Largest Small Town Parade” at 11 AM
Sunday is Classic Cars & Golden Oldies Day with the Cream of the Crop Invitation Car Show followed by the Miss Tecumseh Pageant
Admission: $5

http://www.tecumsehcornfestival.ca/

 

 


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