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What’s Happening, Richmond Hill?

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How are you going to spend your last few weeks of this gorgeous summer? Here’s a list of the upcoming events in Richmond Hill and surrounding areas:


Moonlight Movies

Wednesday, August 9, 16, 23, 30. Bond Lake Arena, 70 Old Colony Rd., Richmond Hill ON.

Richmond Hill’s Moonlight Movies series is an outdoor cinema experience during the summer months. It’s free and all you need to bring is a blanket or lawn chair. Movies start when the sun goes down. Pre-movie fun starts at 7 p.m.


Concerts in the Park

Thursday August 17 & 24. Mill Pond Park. 321 Mill St., Richmond Hill ON

The concerts take place Thursday evenings in July and August at Mill Pond Park. There are also some musical afternoons on Sundays at Richmond Green Park. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or cushions to sit back and enjoy the Concert in the Park series.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or while supplies last, enjoy a barbecue from King Henry’s Arms and an ice cream from the Mr. Freezer ice cream truck (items for a nominal fee).  A Special Olde Tyme Corn Roast will be held on August 10, 17 and 24 along with the regularly scheduled barbecue for only $3 (while quantities last)!


Farmers Market

Sundays, June 18 – October 1, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elgin Barrow Arena, 43 Church Street South

Bring your family and friends to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market for fun activities and to purchase fresh produce! There will be family entertainment, food and crafts, and activities for the children. Visiting the Farmers Market is a fun way to enjoy summer in the community!
The website notes “If you drive, please enter from Pugsley Avenue on the east side of Elgin Barrow Arena.

Markham Classic Cruisers Cruise Nights

Wednesday, August 16, 23, & 30th. Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Rd., Markham ON, L3P 3J3

Everyone welcome. Come and enjoy an evening of classic, modified and unique vehicles. This event is a family friendly event for all!


Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

August 18- September 24th. Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

With approximately 1.5 million visitors each year, the CNE is Canada’s largest annual fair and the fifth largest in North America. To many people in the Greater Toronto Area and the surrounding communities, the CNE is an annual family tradition. The 18-day fair itself consists of a mix of shopping areas, exhibits, live entertainment, agricultural displays, sports events, casino, and a large carnival midway with rides, games, and food. The Canadian International Air Show on Labour Day weekend has been a feature of the fair since 1949. Bring the whole family for a day of fun!


Newmarket Music Festival

Friday August 25, 26 & 27. Ray Twinney Complex (100 Eagle Street West, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 6T5), Arena One

The Newmarket jazz+ Festival is produced by non-profit organization – Arts Music Festivals York Region whose mandate is to create and develop more festivals in York Region featuring local home-grown Canadian talent.

This unique summer event is a vibrant celebration of arts and culture through the exploration of music, art and as many cultural genres as possible – It is JAZZ PLUS! The glorious festival location at Riverwalk Commons in the heart of the Old Town of Newmarket a short walk to Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake is a wonderful 4 day get away destination for visitors of all ages.

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Saturday September 9, 10am-4pm. Lions Park, 424 D’Arcy St., Newmarket ON.

Newmarket’s one and only dog festival. Bring your dog for a swim at the Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog), watch exciting dog shows and visit dog-related vendors to shop.


Thornhill Village Festival

Saturday September 16, 9am-4:30pm.

Yonge Street and Centre Street / John Street, halfway between Steeles Avenue and Highway 7, Markham ON.

The Thornhill Village Festival is a project of The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill (SPOHT) and is organized entirely by a community volunteer committee. Featuring booths, crafts, entertainment and more, the Village Festival has been a smashing hit for 41 consecutive years. Bring the family and have a great time!



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