Annual Events Markham ON

Do you want your trip to Markham to coincide with some of the annual events and festivities held in the city? Even if you don’t plan your trip to the city around the events and festivities, you’re almost guaranteed to make it in time to catch one of the many events. Markham is the most culturally diverse cities in Canada, and that means events and festivities never end here. Here are some of the events worth checking out during your stay in the city.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

The biggest celebration of the golden beverage in Canada, Toronto’s Festival of Beer brings hundreds of craft brews, finger licking eats, live music performances, and plenty of beer tasting for everyone. The festival takes place every June at Bandshell Park, which is pretty close to Markham. You have to be over 19 to gain entrance to the festival, and there’s an admittance fee. For about $50, you can access all the amenities at the festival including live music performance stages and of course, taste as much beer as you want. Kids and pets are not allowed, so it is not an ideal activity for the whole family. If you’re a beer lover though, the festival is the perfect excuse to go out and have fun.


Pets also get a festival in Markham. Meowfest marks a global celebration for cat lovers. Hosted by meowbox, it is a chance to show support for everything feline. You take part in offering support to cat shelters and welfare. The annual festival, which will make its debut in Canada for the first time, takes place every July. It is the purrfect day to enjoy live music, fantastic eats, and of course, be around adorable cats. There’s an admittance fee that goes towards feline welfare programs.

Annual Winter Blues Festival

Going on its 8th year, the Annual Winter Blues Festival or the AWBF as it is popularly known is a chance for music lovers to enjoy the soothing talents from the likes of Johnny Max Band and Soulstack. There’s a $50 admittance fee at the Theatre Aurora on Henderson Drive. There’s not a lot going on apart from live music performances and the chance to interact with legendary blues artists. You might want to grab a bite before you go for the festival since they don’t serve food at the event. There are plenty of drinks to go around to accompany the music.