Summertime is all about family fun and this month in York Region, there will be plenty of opportunities to make some wonderful memories. From a good old-fashioned fair to a charming teddy bear tea, it’s all happening this month in York Region!

Kids Around Town – Head to Environmental Park in Newmarket on August 4 and August 11 for kid-focused fun. On August 4, there will be an Instant Zoo Show with the opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with animals and reptiles. The Fun Finale Night will take place on August 11 with a train ride, face painting, games, bouncy castle, a Spotlight Theatre show; Shenderey Gymnastics demo and interactive circuits. Events run from 7 – 8 p.m. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Sutton Fair and Horse Show – Celebrating 160 years, this country fair will take place August 6 – 9 at the Sutton Fairgrounds. Highlights will include a Monster Truck Show, RUFFSPORT Dog Show, the Kawartha County Cloggers, car derbies, a horse pull, truck and tractor pull, barrel racing, a midway and much more! Visit online at for a full schedule of events. Admission is $12.

Teddy Bear Tea – The Whitechurch-Stouffville Museum and Community Centre invites children aged 3 – 8 on August 13 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. for a Teddy Bear picnic! Kids should bring their favourite teddy bear for a fun morning with bear-themed activities, including a craft, story and snack. Register online at

Painted Perch Festival – On August 15, the Jackson’s Point Village Association BIA will host the 3rd Annual Painted Perch Festival in the Jackson’s Point Parkette, offering a day of fun and excitement for the whole family. The kids can enjoy games, crafts and face painting and there will be live music featuring plenty of local talent. Be sure to peruse the wonderful handcrafted perch and vote for your favourite! There will also be a marketplace with vendors, artisans and great food and drinks to enjoy.

Bug and Butterfly Walk – Boys and girls will love this fun outdoor event at the Bendor and Graves Tract in East Gwillimbury on August 15 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Kids will use nets to hunt for bugs, butterflies and dragonflies, then release them into the wild while learning how insects play an important role in our communities. Registration is required. Call 1-877-464-9675 ext. 73000.