There’s plenty to look forward to this month in York Region!
What a wonderful summer we’ve had so far! With the arrival of August come some fantastic events to the area, so mark your calendars and get set to make the most of the nice weather while it’s here!
Pan Am and Parapan Am Celebrations: A Taste of Wimbledon – August 8
Celebrate the games and the history of tennis in Aurora! Head to the Hillary House for heritage tennis demonstrations, heritage crafts and activities, historic house tours, refreshments, music and more. Pan Am Closing Ceremonies will take place at 3:30 p.m. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is by donation.
42nd Annual Antique & Classic Car Show – August 9
Exhibitors from across southern Ontario will be on hand at the Whitechurch-Stouffville Museum and Community Centre to display their prized antique and classic cars. Enjoy all this family event has to offer, including the Tiny Seedlings’ Kids Zone, heritage activities in scenic Vandorf Park, live entertainment and delicious food. The event runs from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $5.
Chamber Pub Night at Symposium Café, Aurora – August 11
This is a great opportunity build on existing business relationships and foster new connections! No need to register, just drop in between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar and appetizers.
TD Markham Jazz Festival – August 13 -16
Known as one of the area’s best jazz festivals, this exciting weekend event will be filled with incredible performances by some jazz greats! Check online at for a schedule of events. The Opening Night Concert will take place on August 13 at 9 p.m. at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.
3rd annual Craft Beer Festival in support of Rotary – August 14
Come on out to the Centre for Performing Arts in Richmond Hill to sample beer from many of Ontario’s finest craft breweries! Enjoy live music from local bands and food from neighbourhood restaurants. All funds raised will go towards charities supported by Rotary Club of Richmond Hill. Ticket prices are $20. Advance tickets are available on-line at
SPLASH Lake Simcoe’s Floating Water Festival – August 15-16
This free event is one of the year’s most delightful opportunities to enjoy one of Lake Simcoe’s very best beaches. Build a sandcastle, picnic and enjoy live music and experience a wealth of fun water sports, art and learning for kids of all ages. Go to for more info.
Garlic is Great Festival – August 15
If you love garlic, you won’t want to miss this fun festival full of flavour! There will be cooking demonstrations, garlic vendors, seminars, and entertainment. This event will take place at the Newmarket Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Westview Golf Nine & Dine – August 15
Head to Westview Golf Club in Aurora for 9 holes of fun golf followed by a tasty BBQ and live entertainment on the patio! Visit