York Region Fairs, Festivals and Events

Just because summer holidays are over doesn’t mean the party stops! York Region in September is jam-packed with festivals. Take a look at the list below and start planning your local getaway!

Wild Wild West Magna Hoedown
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time: 5 p.m. to midnight
Location: Magna Campus, Aurora

What started out in 1987 as a backyard barbecue for friends and neighbours has turned into an annual public celebration that has raised millions of dollars for numerous community groups and non-profit organizations. This year’s Hoedown, proudly hosted by Magna International Inc. and Neighbourhood Network, will feature performances from some of country music’s hottest acts and best new, up-and-coming artists, a Texas-style barbecue dinner, the Prospector’s Raffle along with thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Hee haw!

Newmarket Community Fall Fair
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Northridge Community Church

A free community event for children, youth and families offering pony rides, inflatables, refreshments, entertainment and much more! Information on Salvation Army programs and services, along with other community agencies will also be available. For more information, visit www.salvationarmycentralyork.ca.

Newmarket Buskerfestival
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons

Stage performers and outdoor buskers including puppetry, juggling, music, face painting, clowning, circus stunts, magic, comedy, theatre, balloon twists, caricatures, dancing and great music. Free admission!

Harvest Festival at The Village
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Georgina Pioneer Village

Celebrate the arrival of autumn with vintage farm equipment, historic demonstrations, food, crafts, apple cider, music, and more! Visit www.georginapioneervillage.ca/events.aspx for more information.

ARTBRIDGES – Culture days meets Doors Open Newmarket
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Main St.

An event focused around hands-on art activities. The purpose of which is to bridge diversity. Main Street will be transformed into an Arts Festival. Visit www.yorkscene.com/events for more info.

4th Annual Family Fall Festival
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Mount Albert Community Centre

Rain or shine, this festival is perfect for families of all sizes! There will be market vendors, activities and entertainment. Everyone is welcome!

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Thursday Nights at the Bandstand in Unionville Offers Free Summer Concerts Every Thursday Night

bandsThe fifth year of the free music series “Thursday Nights at the Bandstand” launched this past June at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand at the corner of Main Street Unionville and Fred Varley Drive.
Organized by community-based Unionville Presents and funded by dedicated community sponsors, the series has attracted talented international and local performers to the outdoor Millennium Bandstand.
These free performances run Thursday evenings throughout June, July and August from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
From blues to jazz to funk to soul to vintage hits and classical guitar, award-winning musicians bring their unique sounds to life on the Millennium stage. Acts that have already graced the stage include the Blackboard Blues Band, the Community Soul Project, Burton Cummings, the Carpet Frogs, multiple Juno award winners Fathead, world music chart-topper and Juno nominee Johannes Linstead, Pretzel Logic, Markham’s popular King of Nothing, and Hotel California.
August starts with Markham’s North of 7 providing a mix of rock and R&B from the 60s and 70s on Aug. 2.
Well-known R&B recording artist Jeanine Mackie and her band perform on Aug. 9.
Markham’s popular The Tonedogs return to the stage with an appealing mix of Texas rock and blues and some vintage favourites on Aug. 16.
On Aug. 23, Fleetwood Mac classics come alive with Rikki Nix.
The 2013 series winds up on Aug. 29 with a return visit by the hugely popular Chicago tribute band Brass Transit.
For a full schedule of upcoming performances visit www.unionvillepresents.com.

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