Whether you are long-time resident of the area, or you simply want a fabulous vacation destination, Markham, Ontario is home to a variety of festivals and events to keep you busy all summer long. Here are four Markham events that you definitely want to put on your calendar this year.
While Canada Day is celebrated across the nation, you don’t want to miss the festivities planned in Markham. The day includes activities for all ages including a Citizenship ceremony and parade. At Milne Dam, you can enjoy a variety of food vendors, children activities, live concerts, and more. Then, to finish off the celebrations, you can enjoy a firework display that lights up the night.
Markham –Milliken Children’s Festival
The Markham – Milliken Children’s Festival is Ontario’s largest children’s festival. There are play areas, face painting, crafts, vendors, and plenty of food options. There are also children’s characters and superheroes for your children to meet. You also won’t want to miss the lineup of performers who will be taking the stage throughout the day. Best of all, this event is free.
Markham Cycling Day
When the warm weather is starting to cool off, you can venture out of your Markham home and become active with your entire family during the 11th annual Markham Cycling Day. This event provides cycling routes for individuals of all ages including bike races for kids ages 3 to 10. There will be several cycling routes available, allowing you to find the perfect route for your skill level. All events are free and there is great entertainment, food, and prizes you can win for participating.
In addition to these events and festivities planned throughout the summer, there are many popular activities that are continually taking place. Here are a few that you may want to consider:
Summer Camps: Markham provides a plethora of summer camps that appeal to every member of your family’s interests. You can sign up for week-long camps or those that last just a few hours. Camps such as math and science camp provide an educational experience for kids while dance and drama camp help children improve their talents and skills.
Markham City Library: The city library offers unique activities to keep children’s minds active including story time, summer camps, and reading programs.
Flato Markham Theatre: If you are looking for a great night out, visit the Flato Markham theatre and one of their shows. It’s perfect for a summer date night.
With all that the city of Markham offers, you better pull out your calendar and start planning. You don’t want to miss any part of a Markham summer.