On Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival is back for its 19th year. Come join the fun at the Markham Civic Centre, located at 101 Town Centre Boulevard, as part of the City’s vibrant Canada 150 celebrations. This “must–attend” family summer special is the largest annual children’s festival in Ontario and only one of its caliber run by a municipality –guaranteeing a memorable and action-packed experience for the kids, rain or shine!
Admission is free to the event and offers a wide variety of safe, fun and educational activities and games everyone can enjoy. Let your children’s imagination run wild at the Imagination Market, Technology Zone, arts and crafts tents and more! Learn through play how to prepare your family for an emergency and jump in to the front seat of Markham Fire & Emergency Services’ Canada 150 fire truck.
Kids can meet Disney’s Princess Anna and Princess Moana, along with some of their favourite superheroes and characters. For only ten dollars, get access to exclusive rides, a variety of inflatables and attractions with a Play-All-Day-Pass.
- “On August 26, the City of Markham presents the largest and most vibrant annual children’s festival in Ontario,” said Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “The Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival is the perfect place for our young ones to come together and celebrate and embrace our community’s diversity during Ontario and Canada’s 150th anniversaries.”
- “I have chaired the Markham–Milliken Children’s Festival for over a decade, and am proud to have watched it grow from 500 to 25,000 visitors,” said Ward 7 Councillor Logan Kanapathi. “This festival is a great example of how we are investing in our children’s lives; improving their quality of life by providing an opportunity for parents to create memories with their children in the midst of their busy lives. It is a must-attend event and one that I look forward to every year!”