Featured Events in York Durham Headwaters

Jun 20

Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park 2018

Jun 20th, 2018 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Sonoma Heights Community Park
100 Sunset Ridge
Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario L4H 1T9

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June 20 – ABBA REVISITED - TRIBUTE TO ABBA - Sonoma Heights Community Park

The annual concert series will feature FREE professional entertainment and first-class performers on select Wednesdays. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m.

#VaughanConcerts2018


Cost: FREE

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Jun 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Grass Rocking

Jun 21st, 2018 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0

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In this special celebration, Quentin “Que Rock” Commanda and DJ Creeaisan a.k.a. Matthew Wood will lead a performance that showcases hip hop and powwow dances side- by-side. The true fire keepers of hip hop, who dance to heal and restore, the performers and their two special guests will encourage the audience to participate in this unique experience.

The gallery will be open until 7pm on this special day, and the event will take place outside after the gallery has closed.

Cost: $18 for Adults, $15 for Students

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Jun-Jul 29-1

Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival 2018

Starts: Jun 29th, 2018 6:00 pm
Ends: Jul 1st, 2018 11:00 pm

Memorial Park, Park Drive and Burkholder Street
In the Heart of Stouffville
Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario L4A 7Z

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The Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival is one of the largest attractions in York Region with over 35,000 people visiting over the Canada Day weekend. There is plenty to do and see including the Festival Market with more than 200 crafters, food vendors and small businesses setting-up shop in and around Memorial Park, Park Drive and Burkholder St. Plus come out Friday Night and enjoy the Made in Canada Music Party featuring local artists – Saturday it’s the Hometown Country BBQ with The Ben Hudson Band and Sunday Night we light up the skies with our amazing Canada Day Fireworks. That plus tons of Kids Activities and a Carnival!
Jul 1

Canada Day

Jul 1st, 2018 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1M5

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Richmond Hill's Canada Day celebrations dazzles thousands of residents every year with an exciting day full of live entertainment, food & beverage vendors, a beer garden, a marketplace, artist exhibit, midway, and one of the largest municipal fireworks displays in the Region!

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!
#VaughanCanadaDay2018

Cost: FREE

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Jul 14-15

Culture Bridge Festival

Starts: Jul 14th, 2018 4:00 pm
Ends: Jul 15th, 2018 8:00 pm

Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Dr.
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y0C1

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Imagine! The exciting colourful diversity of world cultures. Leave your passport at home and experience your neighbour’s culture here in your own community. CULTURE BRIDGE FESTIVAL, with past attendance of 5000, plans a variety of social experiences for everyone, children through to grandparents, that will bring them out of their homes and into the community to sing, dance and eat together.

Experience an exciting, inviting intercultural exchange with a marketplace, music, dance and food (so come hungry) that reflects the rich artistry and cultural expressions that contributes to Canada’s welcoming mosaic.

Admission to all events is FREE. Attendees are encouraged support our annual FOOD DRIVE and bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Food Pantry.

Cost: Free admission

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Jul 21

Festival on High St

Jul 21st, 2018 8:00 am to 11:00 am

High Street
120 High St
Sutton, Georgina, Ontario LOE

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Festival on High has something for everyone: a Kids Zone in Mill Pond Park featuring bouncy castle, face painting, dress-up, a FREE photo booth and entertainment.

Our horse-drawn wagon is back again this year. This popular attraction takes you on a relaxing tour around town, starting and ending at Market Square Crescent.

Speaking of Market Square, we have dozens of vendors waiting to show off their wares. Browse our outdoor bazaar and enjoy live music throughout the day.

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Jul 22

Ice Cream Day at the Train

Jul 22nd, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Ride the train today and receive a free ice cream cone or sundae at the Uxbridge station from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Enjoy family friendly on-board entertainment!

The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon.

Cost: See website

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Jul 27-29

Richmond Hill Ribfest

Starts: Jul 27th, 2018 Noon
Ends: Jul 29th, 2018 8:00 pm

Richmond Green Sports Centre
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1M5

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Ribfest is a three-day outdoor event that features professional rib teams travelling to Richmond Hill from across North America. Ribbers cook and compete for various Best titles (as decided by honorary judges). In addition to the many delicious food options, enjoy the live entertainment, marketplace or play all day in one of the region's largest midways! The beer garden will be once again selling local craft beers. This event is one you won't want to miss!

Cost: Free admission.

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Jul 28

BBQFest

Jul 28th, 2018 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

the ROC
26557 Civic Centre Rd, RR 2, Keswick ON L4P 3G1
keswick, Georgina, Ontario L4P 3G1

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BBQFest, Georgina Ontario will host this huge one day event; located at the ROC.
Car Show, BBQ, Brock Street Brewery Beer Garden, Margarita Bar, Axe-Throwing, Live Music all Day featuring tribute bands to:
The Beach Boys, Shania Twain, and then FACE II FACE - Elton John & Billy Joel.
There is also volleyball and slopitch tournaments, and a petting zoo with kidz zone sponsored by Thomas Woodward REMAX Village.

Cost: $2 per person

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Jul-Aug 28-5

KidZville

Starts: Jul 28th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 5th, 2018 8:00 pm

Canada's Wonderland
9580 Jane St
Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S6

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Join us for a special celebration just for kids, at KidZfest! Live entertainment, dance parties, and foam pits! Plus, special visits from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Barney, Paw Patrol, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and MARVEL© Superheroes!

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Jul 29

2018 Unionville Exotic Car Show

Jul 29th, 2018 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Main Street Unionville
157 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R 2G8

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Held on beautiful historic Main Street Unionville, exotic cars and vendors will line the street for all to see. A deejay and live entertainment will keep the crowd hopping!

Proceeds go to Hand Over Hand community organization, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering a community where people with disabilities will feel safe, accepted and supported through peer networks. HOH provides free programs for youth with developmental disabilities in York Region.

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Aug 9-12

Sutton Fair & Horse Show 2018

Starts: Aug 9th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Aug 12th, 2018 7:00 pm

Sutton Fair Grounds
3 Fairpark Ln
Sutton, Georgina, Ontario L0E1R0

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The Sutton Fair & Horse Show is a four-day agricultural fair with something for everyone. Built on tradition, they have horse & livestock competitions, demolition derby & demo cross, truck & tractor pull, horse pull, home craft exhibits, aqua dogs show, vendors and the biggest Midway in Northern York Region.

Cost: Adult / Student - $12.00 | Children - $7.00 (6-12 yrs) | Seniors - $7.00 (65+ yrs) | Children 5 and under FREE | Family Pass - $30.00 (2 adults + 2 children)

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Aug 10-12

Day Out With Thomas

Starts: Aug 10th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Aug 12th, 2018 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine will be visiting Uxbridge for 6 days this summer for the Big Adventure Tour, August 10 -12 and 17-19, 2018.

Take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway. Visit the Imagination Station for face painting and temporary tattoos. Enjoy Thomas storytelling and videos in an actual train car. There are lots of additional activities for the kids to enjoy

Tickets go on sale April 1, 2018.

Cost: $25 + HST

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Aug 11

Painted Perch Festival 2018

Aug 11th, 2018 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Jackson’s Point Parkette
942 Lake Dr E
Jacksons Point, Georgina, Ontario L0E1L0

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The Painted Perch Festival is a celebration of our perch fishing which brings residents and visitors into our core to enjoy music, games, food, vendors, and our shops - while showcasing the talents of local artists, young and old, in multiple mediums. Vote for your favorite fish. You decide the winners! Come for the art, stay for the fun!

For updated information visit the website.

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Aug 11-12

Taste of Asia

Starts: Aug 11th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 12th, 2018 9:00 pm

Canada's Wonderland
9580 Jane St
Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S6

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Our Taste of Asia Festival will bring together the tastes of Thailand, China, Korea, and more to the Park! Enjoy a wide variety of Asian dishes, music and street entertainment.

Cost: Free with park admission

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Aug 17-19

Day Out With Thomas

Starts: Aug 17th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Aug 19th, 2018 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine will be visiting Uxbridge for 6 days this summer for the Big Adventure Tour, August 10 -12 and 17-19, 2018.

Take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway. Visit the Imagination Station for face painting and temporary tattoos. Enjoy Thomas storytelling and videos in an actual train car. There are lots of additional activities for the kids to enjoy.

Tickets go on sale April 1, 2018.

Cost: $25 + HST

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Aug 18-19

Taste of Greece

Starts: Aug 18th, 2018 9:00 pm
Ends: Aug 19th, 2018 9:00 pm

Canada's Wonderland
9580 Jane St
Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S6

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Enjoy a myriad of Mediterranean dishes, from kebobs to signature desserts, while listening to live music and street entertainment at Canada’s Wonderland’s Taste of Greece food festival.

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Aug 24-26

TD-NEWMARKET MUSIC FESTIVAL

Starts: Aug 24th, 2018 5:30 pm
Ends: Aug 26th, 2018 10:00 pm

Riverwalk Commons and Lions Halls, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket L3Y 3Y9
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9

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2018 TD-Newmarket MUSIC Festival is a vibrant three-day celebration of music, arts and culture offering art exhibition, creative corner activities, dance, foods, feature characters, face painters, What a Balls and music workshops.

Located at Riverwalk Commons in the heart of the old Town of Newmarket the festival is a five-minute walk to Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake. Enjoy a get-away at the TD Newmarket Music Festival. Festival friendly for everyone – seniors, families, teens, wheelchairs, strollers and of course, well-mannered family dogs!

From Friday August 24th to Sunday August 26th enjoy two outdoor stages showcasing dozens of bands back to back including Pop, Jazz, Motown, Country, Blues, R & B, Big Band, Funk, Rock and more... Stage Inside the Lions Halls, with our Creative Zone offers family entertainment, snacks, beer/wine and engaging art activities for kids and families. Characters in the park – meet fun characters like Mary Poppins & Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter and many costumed friends…

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Aug 25-26

Taste of Italy

Starts: Aug 25th, 2018 9:00 pm
Ends: Aug 26th, 2018 9:00 pm

Canada's Wonderland
9580 Jane St
Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S6

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Bellissimo! Come to our 3rd Annual Taste of Italy Food Festival to be serenaded with live music while you indulge in your favourite Italian dishes, from pizza to pasta and everything in-between!

Cost: free with park admission

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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

Sep 15

Uptown Keswick Harvest Festival 2018

Sep 15th, 2018 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Queensway & Simcoe Avenue, Keswick
The Queensway & Simcoe Avenue,
Keswick, Georgina, Ontario L4P 1Y7

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Enjoy an organic fall harvest! The Uptown Keswick Harvest Festival is a fun-filled fall day of family activities, including horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkins, vendor’s market, food trucks, kid’s activities, live local music & much more.

For updated information visit the website.

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Sep 22-23

Chippewas of Georgina Island POW WOW

Starts: Sep 22nd, 2018 Noon
Ends: Sep 23rd, 2018 8:00 pm

Sibbald Point Provincial Park
26071 Park Rd
Sutton West, Georgina, Ontario L0E 1R0

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Experience a traditional POW WOW and a day at the shores of Lake Simcoe. Discover drumming, dancing, hoop dance demonstrations and First Nations owned and operated food and craft vendors at The Sibbald Point Provincial Park.
Sep 22-23

Tastes of the Hill Multicultural Festival

Starts: Sep 22nd, 2018 6:00 pm
Ends: Sep 23rd, 2018 6:00 pm

Richmond Green Park
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1M5

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 | Sunday, September 23, 2018
September 22: 6 – 9 p.m. |September 23: 12 – 6 p.m
Tastes of the Hill Multicultural Festival celebrates Richmond Hill's diverse, multicultural community. The festival opens Saturday evening with the fun continuing on Sunday. A variety of activities will be featured including live entertainment and a showcase of culture, food, fashion, arts and crafts and sports from around the world. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind cultural celebration!

Cost: Free Admission

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Sep 22-23

Richmond Hill Tastes of the Hill Multicultural Festival

Starts: Sep 22nd, 2018 6:00 pm
Ends: Sep 23rd, 2018 6:00 pm

Richmond Green Sports Centre
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1M5

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Tastes of the Hill Multicultural Festival celebrates Richmond Hill's diverse, multicultural community. The festival opens Saturday evening with the fun continuing on Sunday. A variety of activities will be featured including live entertainment and a showcase of culture, food, fashion, arts and crafts and sports from around the world. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind cultural celebration!

Time: September 22: 6 – 9 p.m. | September 23: 12 – 6 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

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Oct 13-14

Fall Colours Train

Starts: Oct 13th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Oct 14th, 2018 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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If you enjoy fall colours then this experience is for you!

Enjoy the beautiful forests and captivating fall colours of the Oakridges Moraine from the comfort of a classic heated 1950’s heritage train car. Don’t forget to check out our doors-open baggage car.

Fall Colours trains operate Saturdays and Sundays from October 6th through to October 14th.

Saturdays: 90-minute round trips departing Uxbridge. Sunday: 2-hour round trips departing from both Uxbridge and Stouffville.

Cost: See website

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Nov 17

Santa Claus Parade

Nov 17th, 2018 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Parade Starting Point
1 William Bell Parkway
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 2T9

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Richmond Hill's Santa Claus Parade brings the holiday spirit to life each year for spectators of all ages. This popular parade attracts thousands and features a number of diverse floats, walking groups and marching bands from in and around the community. Parade route: Leslie Street beginning at William F. Bell Parkway and ending at Performance Drive

Cost: Free Admission

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Dec 31

First Night

Dec 31st, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Richmond Green Sports Centre
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1M5

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Richmond Hill's First Night celebration is a family-friendly New Year's Eve party. Skip the late night events and bring your family to our event filled with activities and entertainment.

Cost: Free Admission

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