We’re already in mid July- wow time flies! My top pick this weekend is the Paint-A-Thon in Markham. On Saturday, July 14, 2012, an ordinary outdoor parking lot turns into a mini arts village featuring communal painting, live entertainment and local artisans. Part of the profits from Paint-A-Thon will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the balance will be used to fund Power Unit Youth Organization’s year-round youth development programs. Come out and watch teams paint on 4×5 ft sized canvases!
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Movies Under the Stars
Friday July 13 | Approximately 9pm | North York
Movies Under the Stars at Downsview Park (Sheppard Ave W & Keele)
This week’s movie is Hugo. This is a FREE event. For your movie enjoyment: Bring fold up chairs or blankets to sit on. You are welcome to bring food and beverages to enjoy during the movie. Barbeques and alcohol are not permitted.
July 13- 15 | Downtown Toronto
SoundClash Festival at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
Our annual SoundClash Music Award has morphed into a genre-bending music festival that showcases artists, including the SoundClash Music Award short-listed acts, who are pushing the envelope and contemporary music on culture. Highlights include the homemade voodoo funk of West Africa’s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, performances by the six short-listed SoundClash Music Award artists, the Braggin’ Rights: DJ Dance Battle, and former Slum Village member, Elzhi! This event is FREE.
Unity Festival in Toronto
Saturday July 14 | 1- 10pm | Downtown Toronto
Unity Festival at Yonge and Dundas Square.
Unity Kickoff Concert: Come to an all-day free event with your friends and family to witness Canada’s most talented bboys/bgirls, MCs, dancers, beatboxers, and graffiti artists. FEATURING: Kardinal Offishall, Reeps One, T-RexXx, KRNFX, Scott Jackson, Dominique Ashaheed, DJ Workshop from IDA, Bboy Lazylegz, Bboy Tommygunz,Raw Dance Crew, Moon Runners
Festival of India
Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15 | Downtown Toronto
Festival of India at Centre Island
On July 14th and 15th, come join us and experience the 40th Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) in the heart of downtown Toronto. This unique festival launches with a dynamic, high-energy parade down world-famous Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay). The celebrations then shift over to Centre Island for two days of festivities, expected to draw close to 40,000 people. The festival is open to the public and is free for everyone.
At Centre Island festivities include acclaimed music, dance, & drama performances, a bustling South Asian Bazaar, intriguing exhibits on ancient spiritual culture and heritage, traditional face painting, an outdoor yoga festival-Yoga Meltdown, and a fun-filled and educational children’s area.
Taste of Thailand & Asean
Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15 | 11am – 8pm | Downtown Toronto
Taste of Thailand & Asean at Nathan Phillips Square
Traditional Thai massage, cooking demonstrations, authentic Thai food, participate in fruit carving demonstrations, cultural Thai dancing and more! This is a FREE event.
10th Annual Dog Days of Scugog
Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15 | 9am- 4pm | Scugog
10th Annual Dog Days of Scugog at the Scugog Shores Museum Village (16210 Island Road)
Durham Region’s largest dog event marks its ninth anniversary. A fun-filled day for dogs and their whole family, the Scugog Shores Museum Village is expecting more than 2,500 dogs, their owners and interested spectators to join in the weekend-long fun that aims to promote the proper training and care of dogs and to celebrate the joy of sharing our lives with our canine friends.
Country & Blues BBQ Festival
Friday July 13- Sunday July 15 | Burlington
Country & Blues BBQ on the waterfront at Spencer Smith Park (1400 Lakeshore Rd)
The Burlington Country and Blues Bar B Que is a unique festival experience for visitors showcasing some of the finest country and blues artists and featuring line dancing, succulent barbeque foods, one of a kind artisan vendors, a licensed saloon and an interactive children’s play area known as “the Coral”.
Everything Outdoors at Terra Cotta Conservation Area
Saturday July 14 | 10am- 4pm | Halton Hills
Everything Outdoors at Terra Cotta Conservation Area (14452 Winston Churchill Blvd)
Bugs, birds, frogs, fish and a lesson on camping all wrapped into one! Join us for a day of ‘learn to’ activities. Bring the family and visit the park for a chance to learn about nature and fun activities to enjoy in the summer. No registration required.
Flower City Festival
July & August | Brampton
Flower City Festival at the Rose Theatre
The Flower City Festival is a celebration of arts culture and theatre in Brampton. Enjoy free live performances, films and events in Garden Square during July and August.
On Saturday July 14th watch The Zookeeper under the stars at 9pm.
Rotary Movies in the Park
Friday July 13 | Starts at dusk | Mississauga
Movies Under the Stars at Memorial Park (Port Credit – 32 Stavebank Road North)
This week’s movie is Puss N Boots. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets and enjoy family friendly films. Pop, water and popcorn for sale. Donations are appreciated.
July 13- 15 | Brampton
Carabram 2012, Bramtpon’s Multicultural Festival
Carabram is a three-day multicultural festival that showcases the cuisine, culture and entertainment of various ethnic groups that make up our city. 15 pavilions are located at various venues across the city.
Irie Music Festival in Mississauga
July 14 & 15 | Mississauga
TD Irie Music Festival at Celebration Square in Mississauga (Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe, South Side of Civic Centre)
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, the TD IRIE Music Festival is a multi-day, family, friendly festival. Join the celebration of music — from Reggae to Salsa, Soul to African; dance from the African Diaspora presented in association with dance Immersion, spoken word/literature, visual arts exhibition, delicious tropical food & drinks and more.
LEGO Fan Festival & Expo
July 14 & 15 | Mississauga
LEGO Fan Festival & Expo at the Hilton (5875 Airport Road)
You will see unique and detailed builds including LEGO Robots & Mindstorms Creations, City Layouts with powered Trains, Space, Star Wars & Scifi Creations, Art, Architecture & Design, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Historical Buildings and Castles, Pirates, Steampunk and Vikings, Mosaics & Sculptures and so much more, all made with thousands and thousands of LEGO bricks by hobbyists from across Canada and the USA.
To celebrate Canada’s 50th LEGO Anniversary the first 50 children (over 3 years old) through the event display doors on both Saturday and Sunday will receive a retired collector series LEGO minifigure.
Peel Pride Day
Sunday July 15 | 12- 4pm | Brampton
Peel Pride Day at Heart Lake Conservation Area.
The ninth annual Peel Pride Day will be from noon until 4:00pm at Heart Lake Conservation Area. The annual Pride Day picnic is an all ages family oriented event to celebrate Pride in Peel, and bring awareness to the diversity of the LGBT community. There will be games for kids and adults, along with prize draws and giveaways throughout the day. This event is rain or shine, and always concludes with the annual guys versus gals tug of war. Lets see if the guys can steal back the title for 2012!
Theatre in the Park
Saturday July 14 | 7 pm | Aurora
Theatre in the Park at the Aurora Town Park
Macbeth from the Humber River Shakespeare. Bring family, friend, a picnic and a blanket to watch Macbeth under an evening sky! This is a pay-what-you-can event.
Life With A Preschooler Fun Day
Saturday July 14 | 10am- 3pm | Richmond Hill
Fun Day Party at Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park (1300 Elgin Mills Road East at Leslie)
The Fun Day will include a variety of exciting activities for preschoolers including bouncy castles, face painting, sports, fire truck, arts and crafts, a kids’ building workshop, cupcake decorating, games, dancing and music, story time, car seat clinic, food and refreshments for purchase and so much more…
Life With A Preschooler (LWAP) is designed especially for families with children ages 2 ½ to 6 years old. This is an enhancement to the Life with a Baby (LWAB) program. The new Life with a Preschooler (LWAP) program will offer unique informational workshops, open forums, and fun social events in order to connect and offer support to parents of preschoolers. Annual membership costs only $35 if you join on or before Saturday, July 14, 2012! Please visit www.lifewithababy.com/
Free to families with LWAP Membership or $10/family* at the door. (*Includes up to 4 people. $5 per additional person)
Life with a Baby and Life with a Preschooler are projects of Healthy Start, Healthy Future, a not-for-profit organization (www.hshf.org)
Saturday July 14 | 2- 7pm | Markham
Paint-A-Thon at Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Blvd)
Paint-A-Thon is an outdoor public arts event that brings the community together to paint to their hearts’ content on 4×5 ft large sized canvases!
On Saturday, July 14, 2012, an ordinary outdoor parking lot turns into a mini arts village featuring communal painting, live entertainment and local artisans. Part profits from Paint-A-Thon would be donated to the event’s beneficiary, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the balance would be used to fund Power Unit Youth Organization’s year-round youth development programs.
Come out and watch the Paint-A-Thon!