Featured Events in York Durham Headwaters

Jan 19

Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception

Jan 19th, 2018 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Varley Art Gallery of Markham
216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R 2H1

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RSVP @ varleywinteropening.eventbrite.ca

Join us to kickoff the New Year with the opening of our Winter Exhibitions! Our free reception will consist of formal remarks, free catered food, a pop-up library from Markham Public Library, a cash bar, and much more! Docents and staff will be on-site and in the galleries for any questions about the exhibitions. Opening Reception sponsored by Oak Ridges Retirement Community.

Cost: Free

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Jan 20-21

Fire & Ice Festival and Alton Millpond Hockey Classic

Starts: Jan 20th, 2018 9:00 am
Ends: Jan 21st, 2018 5:00 pm

Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen Street West Village of Alton
Caledon, Ontario L7K 0C3

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A festival of flames, food, and fine art! Enjoy a winter weekend full of outdoor fun, featuring the Alton Millpond Hockey Classic. Attractions include millpond skating, live ice sculpture, bonfires, a snow slide and snowshoe demonstrations, and a special fire sculpture at dusk on Saturday. Local food and beverage vendors in attendance. Indoor arts and culture fun for the family; storytime and crafts.

Cost: Admission by donation.

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Jan 21

The Art of Scotch

Jan 21st, 2018 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

King Heritage and Cultural Centre
2920 King Rd
King City, King, Ontario L7B 1L6

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Part of the Robbie Burns Day celebrations, join ASK at the King Heritage & Cultural Centre for an interactive experience on one of the world's most famous beverages.

Taste 5 fabulous scotches, enjoy a presentation from a scotch expert, have a nibble or two, and lots of fun.

Limited seating.

Cost: $70 per person

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Jan 27

Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market

Jan 27th, 2018 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Town Hall Opera House
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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The Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market is the place to go for fresh, locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meats, sweet and savoury baked fare, specialty goods, honey and maple syrup. Celebrate local living – explore and enjoy your community. Every other Saturday from November 4 to April 21, inside Town Hall.

Cost: Free

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Jan 27

Winery Wonderland Day

Jan 27th, 2018 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Holland Marsh Wineries
18270 Keele Street
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4V9

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Come take in the beauty of our winter, winery wonderland!

Bring your boots and take a walk through the vineyard and enjoy our heated patio while indulging in Mulled Wine, Drunken Chocolate, and of course our 2011 Vidal Icewine. Cheese boards, charcuterie boards and wine jelly samples will all be available for you to enjoy!

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Jan 27

Moonlight Event

Jan 27th, 2018 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Island Lake Conservation Area
673067 Hurontario St. S
Orangeville, Ontario

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Enjoy an evening of skating on the lake rink or skating the trail under the light of the full moon. Traditional and modern snowshoes available in a limited quantity to rent. Or try your hand at ice fishing or kicksledding.

Warm up by a campfire with a hot beverage and enjoy the park’s winter wonderland at night. Bring your own skates, as rentals not available. Area will also be lit by torches, bring a headlamp for extra light. This event is dependent on weather. Please see website for details.

Cost: See website for details

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Feb 2-4

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival

Starts: Feb 2nd, 2018 10:30 am
Ends: Feb 4th, 2018 5:00 pm

Mill Pond Park
321 Mill S
Richmond Hill, Ontario

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50th Richmond Hill Winter Carnival - The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a weekend of affordable fun and entertainment organized by volunteers to celebrate the community of Richmond Hill in a welcoming atmosphere.

Cost: While there is no admission fee, we would appreciate you purchasing a $2 Carnival button. Each button purchased enters you to win one of many great prizes.

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Feb 3

Great Canadian Pondspiel

Feb 3rd, 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Island Lake Conservation Area
673067 Hurontario St. S
Orangeville, Ontario

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Join us at the Orangeville Curling Club and Island Lake for an old fashioned, outdoor curling experience. Get a team together and register for the 9th Annual Great Canadian Pondspiel. No curling experience necessary. This is just a day of winter fun! Cost includes three meals, three games and lots of prizes. Email for more information.

Cost: See website for details

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Feb 3

Moonlight Event

Feb 3rd, 2018 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Island Lake Conservation Area
673067 Hurontario St. S
Orangeville, Ontario

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Enjoy an evening of skating on the lake rink or skating the trail under the light of the full moon. Traditional and modern snowshoes available in a limited quantity to rent. Or try your hand at ice fishing or kicksledding.

Warm up by a campfire with a hot beverage and enjoy the park’s winter wonderland at night. Bring your own skates, as rentals not available. Area will also be lit by torches, bring a headlamp for extra light. This event is dependent on weather. Please see website for details.

Cost: See website for details

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Feb 3

Terra Cotta Conservation Area Moonlight Ski & Snowshoe Event

Feb 3rd, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

14452 Winston Churchill Blvd.,
Halton Hills, Ontario

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Enjoy an evening of skiing or snowshoeing through our trails under the light of the full moon at Terra Cotta CA. Relax by a campfire with a hot beverage and enjoy our winter wonderland at night. Don’t forget your headlamp!

Bring your own skis or snowshoes, or rent from us. This event is dependent on weather; please check our website for updates on our Park Conditions Page.

**Note: Rental equipment available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve equipment by calling 905-877-1120.

Cost: Regular park admission fees apply

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Feb 10-19

Island Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Starts: Feb 10th, 2018 8:00 am
Ends: Feb 19th, 2018 6:00 pm

Island Lake Conservation Area
673067 Hurontario Street South
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2Y9

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Enjoy some competition on the ice this winter! The Island Lake Ice Fishing Derby returns with new categories and prizes. This event will run according to safe ice conditions.

This year, there’s $2,500 in cash prizes up for grabs!!

Services during the derby include heated ice hut rentals, bait, augering of fishing holes, warm-up area, tackle and snack shop! Call ahead to reserve your ice hut. See you on the lake! A valid Ontario Fishing License is required to participate in the derby.

Cost: $35/adult, $10/child (up to 12 yrs), plus daily admission to the park

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Feb 10

Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market

Feb 10th, 2018 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Town Hall Opera House
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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The Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market is the place to go for fresh, locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meats, sweet and savoury baked fare, specialty goods, honey and maple syrup. Celebrate local living – explore and enjoy your community. Every other Saturday from November 4 to April 21, inside Town Hall.

Cost: Free

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Feb 10-11

Snowshoe Stroll

Starts: Feb 10th, 2018 10:30 am
Ends: Feb 11th, 2018 12:30 pm

North Tract
17054 Hwy. 48
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario

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Discover the forest on snowshoes. Learn about animal tracks and behaviours. Registration required.

Saturday, February 10
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (for ages six and up)
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (for ages 16 and up)

Sunday, February 11
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (for ages six and up)
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (for ages 16 and up)

Cost: Free

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Feb 11

Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest 2018

Feb 11th, 2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Vellore Village Community Centre
1 Villa Royale Ave
Vaughan, Ontario L4H 2Z7

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The City of Vaughan will host its 29th annual Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Vellore Village Community Centre. FREE family fun entertainment and activities include outdoor stage shows, an Official Welcome by Mayor and Members of Council, as well as midway rides and inflatables, face painting, arts & crafts, a photo booth, horse-drawn wagon rides, a free pancake breakfast, and so much more!

Cost: FREE

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Feb 17

WinterFest 2018

Feb 17th, 2018 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Newmarket Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, Ontario

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​Bring the family and join us for some winter fun both indoors and outdoors.
Dress for outdoor activities.

Cost: Free

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Feb 17

Terra Cotta Conservation Area Skating After Dark

Feb 17th, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

14452 Winston Churchill Blvd.,
Halton Hills, Ontario

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Enjoy an evening of skating on the lake rink under the moonlight at Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

Warm up after by a campfire and enjoy the park’s winter wonderland at night. Please bring your own skates, rentals not available. Area will also be lit by torches, bring a headlamp for extra light.

This event is dependent on weather conditions. Please check our website for updates on our Park Conditions Page.

Hot beverages available for purchase at our Visitors Welcome Centre.

Cost: Regular park admission fees apply

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Feb 18

WinterFest 2018

Feb 18th, 2018 9:00 pm

Ray Twinney Complex
100 Eagle Street West
Newmarket, Ontario

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Noon to 2 p.m. (free public swimming) and 2 to 4 p.m. (free public skating)
Bring your family and friends to enajoy a free skate and swim. Choose one activity or stay for both, it's a fun way to stay active.

Cost: Free

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Feb 19

Island Lake Conservation Area Family Fun Day

Feb 19th, 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Island Lake Conservation Area
673067 Hurontario Street South
Orangeville, Ontario

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Join us this Family Day for fun in the great outdoors! Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities with the whole family at Island Lake Conservation Area. Activities include:

Learn to ice fish – Free rods & bait
Bring your skates and glide around the lake
Try snowshoeing or kicksledding – Free snowshoe rentals available
Explore the trails
Enjoy hot dogs and marshmallow roasting around the fire (available for purchase). Proudly sponsored by the Friends of Island Lake in partner with CVC.

Cost: Free

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Feb 19

Terra Cotta Conservation Area Family Fun Day

Feb 19th, 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

14452 Winston Churchill Blvd.,
Halton Hills, Ontario

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Join us this Family Day for fun in the great outdoors! Enjoy outdoor activities with the whole family. Activities include:

Bring your skates and glide around the lake
Try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing – rentals available onsite
Explore the trails
Enjoy a bonfire
Sample our taffy station (taffy available for a $2 purchase. Receive a coupon for free taffy at this year’s Maple Syrup Festive with taffy purchase).

Cost: Regular park admission fees apply

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Feb 19

Family Day Winterfest

Feb 19th, 2018 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Various Locations
King City , King, Ontario

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Enjoy your Family Day throughout King Township while participating in exciting activities including; the annual learn to curl at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg, free snowshoe and cross country ski rentals at Cold Creek Conservation Area, and free family skates at the Nobleton and King City arenas! For more information please email events@king.ca.

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Feb 19

Aurora's Arctic Adventure

Feb 19th, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Aurora Town Park
49 Wells St
Aurora, Ontario L4G 4C4

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Celebrate Family Day at Aurora’s Arctic Adventure. Monday February 19 from 10am-4pm at Town Park. There will be live entertainment, battle of the chainsaws, children’s inflatables, body zorbs, mini snow tubing, ice fishing outdoor skating (weather permitting).

We will also be offering a free family Zumba class at 11am at the AFLC and a free leisure swim from 11am-2pm at the SARC. A Bhangra Dance demo will be offered at 1pm at the Aurora Cultural Centre.

More details at aurora.ca/arcticadventure or 905-726-4762

Cost: Free

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Feb 24

Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market

Feb 24th, 2018 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Town Hall Opera House
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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The Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market is the place to go for fresh, locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meats, sweet and savoury baked fare, specialty goods, honey and maple syrup. Celebrate local living – explore and enjoy your community. Every other Saturday from November 4 to April 21, inside Town Hall.

Cost: Free

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Feb 24

Moonlight Event

Feb 24th, 2018 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Island Lake Conservation Area
673067 Hurontario St. S
Orangeville, Ontario

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Enjoy an evening of skating on the lake rink or skating the trail under the light of the full moon. Traditional and modern snowshoes available in a limited quantity to rent. Or try your hand at ice fishing or kicksledding.

Warm up by a campfire with a hot beverage and enjoy the park’s winter wonderland at night. Bring your own skates, as rentals not available. Area will also be lit by torches, bring a headlamp for extra light. This event is dependent on weather. Please see website for details.

Cost: See website for details

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Mar 3

Terra Cotta Conservation Area Moonlight Ski & Snowshoe Event

Mar 3rd, 2018 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

14452 Winston Churchill Blvd.,
Halton Hills, Ontario

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Enjoy an evening of skiing or snowshoeing through our trails under the light of the full moon at Terra Cotta CA. Relax by a campfire with a hot beverage and enjoy our winter wonderland at night. Don’t forget your headlamp!

Bring your own skis or snowshoes, or rent from us. This event is dependent on weather; please check our website for updates on our Park Conditions Page.

**Note: Rental equipment available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve equipment by calling 905-877-1120.

Cost: Regular park admission fees apply

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Mar 10

Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market

Mar 10th, 2018 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Town Hall Opera House
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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The Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market is the place to go for fresh, locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meats, sweet and savoury baked fare, specialty goods, honey and maple syrup. Celebrate local living – explore and enjoy your community. Every other Saturday from November 4 to April 21, inside Town Hall.

Cost: Free

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Mar 10

Maple Syrupfest

Mar 10th, 2018 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cold Creek Conservation Area
14125 11th Concession
Nobleton, King, Ontario

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Start your day off right with a delicious pancake breakfast and learn all about maple syrup and the rich history that brought us this sweet treat. Drop in for the sweet taste of maple syrup and take part in a variety of exciting activities for all ages.

Tickets are $10 per car (includes breakfast & activities)

Cost: $10 per car

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Mar 12-25

Big Nate - The Musical

Starts: Mar 12th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Mar 25th, 2018 2:30 pm

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts - Plaza Suite
10268 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario

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Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy, Enslave the Mollusk!) hopes to woo beautiful Jenny away from her boyfriend Artur by winning “The Nickelodeon”, the first prize in his school’s Battle of the Bands. But when Artur and Jenny team up with Nate’s arch-rival Gina to form the sap-pop band, Rainbows and Ponies, he’s gotta take his game to an all-star level. What will he do? Based on the hit comic strip series by Lincoln Peirce with Book by Jason Loewith and Lincoln Peirce, Music by Jason Loewith and Christpher Youstra and music by Christopher Youstra, a family favourite jumps off the page and onto the stage – live in living colour!

Give your March Break a little bit of Nate style Rock n’ Roll by joining us for performances everyday at 2:30pm from March 12, 2018 to March 15, 2018 plus March 24 and 25 at 11am and 1pm in the Plaza Suite at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Recommended for ages 4 to 12.

Cost: Single Tickets: $20 | Family 4-Pack: $68

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Mar 24

Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market

Mar 24th, 2018 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Town Hall Opera House
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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The Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market is the place to go for fresh, locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meats, sweet and savoury baked fare, specialty goods, honey and maple syrup. Celebrate local living – explore and enjoy your community. Every other Saturday from November 4 to April 21, inside Town Hall.

Cost: Free

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Apr 21-22

2018 Studio Tour King

Starts: Apr 21st, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Apr 22nd, 2018 5:00 pm

Various locations
King City , King, Ontario

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Arts Society King invites you to the 13th Studio Tour King; an annual art event that brings artists and art enthusiasts together. Local artists from King City, Nobleton, and
Schomberg, and guest artists from neighbouring communities, welcome you to beautiful King Township.
Artists welcome you in their own studios and there are a variety of easy-access public locations.

Cost: Free admission

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Jul 1

Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day 2018

Jul 1st, 2018 Noon to 8:00 pm

Boyd Conservation Area
8739 Islington Ave
Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1A6

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The City of Vaughan will celebrate Canada’s 151st anniversary of Confederation at its award-winning annual Canada Day event on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 12 - 8 p.m. at the Boyd Conservation Area. This fun-filled event will feature FREE admission, activities and entertainment for the whole family including live performances, inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts, a business zone, and a food zone to make for a very exciting day!

Cost: FREE

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Sep 15-16

Art on the Finge

Starts: Sep 15th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Sep 16th, 2018 5:00 pm

Uxbridge Historical Centre - Museum
Uxbridge, Ontario

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More than 20 exhibitors ... painting, ceramics, fibrer arts and more
Free admission ... accessible
Music and refreshments

Cost: FREE