The annual Markham Village Music Festival is still going strong after four decades, with fun for all ages on Friday, June 16 and Saturday the 17th.

This year’s event will be featuring a look back at the festival’s history with pictures and memorabilia. Gordon Landon, who was one of the festival’s founders and a former Regional Councillor for the City of Markham, will be working with the volunteers to create a display to showcase past events.

During the festival, Main Street Markham (Markham Road/Highway 48) is closed to traffic from Highway 7 north to Parkway/Bullock.

The fun begins on the Friday from 6 to 11 pm, which includes live bands playing a wide array of musical genres, multicultural dances, a town crier parade and competition, and food and craft vendors. In addition to Main Street, a secondary location at Morgan Park –  just blocks away – is all about fun for the kids. Morgan Park will host another stage with performances for children and will include inflatable bouncy toys, and arts and crafts.

Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, includes five stages of entertainment, food and craft vendors, a farmers market, a second town crier competition, and live music including the Practically Hip, a Tragically Hip cover band. And, once again Morgan Park will include all-day entertainment, swimming at the pool, and arts and crafts.

For more information on this year’s festival www.markhamfestival.com

Story written by Meagan O’Hanlon.