City’s largest children’s event returns

Markham’s largest children’s event returns with a variety of free activities, including fun with Markham’s Park and Play Trailer, sports, arts and crafts, interactive STEM activities and free entertainment.

“The Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival is a time-honoured tradition for families in our city,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “Every year we aim to bring a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy.”

The festival, presented by Tim Hortons, will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. outside of Aaniin Community Centre at 5665 14th Ave. Purchase a Play-All-Day pass before the festival to enjoy exclusive rides and attractions for $10 plus tax. The price increases to $14 plus tax on festival day.

Pre-sales are exclusively online. Festival day sales are debit or credit only. Height restrictions apply to select rides. These can be viewed online on the festival website and on signs at each attraction. Review to make sure your child is within the height requirements to participate.

Play-All-Day Passes purchased online can be redeemed at the following locations until end of day on Friday, Sept. 8: Aaniin Community Centre, Angus Glen Community Centre, Milliken Mills Community Centre, Thornhill Community Centre, Centennial Community Centre, Cornell Community Centre and Markham Civic Centre (Contact Centre Desk at the Thornhill Entrance). Take the confirmation email with attachments for scanning.

There’s no parking at Aaniin Community Centre on September 9 except for designated accessible parking spots. Free parking is available at Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library at 7600 Kennedy Road, where you can take a free shuttle service to and from the festival.

The last bus from Milliken Mills Community Centre to Aaniin Community Centre leaves at 6:30 p.m. The last bus from Aaniin Community Centre to Milliken Mills Community Centre leaves at 8 p.m. Free parking will also be available at the Middlefield Collegiate Institute parking lot at 525 Highglen Ave. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photo from last year’s Children’s Festival courtesy of the City of Markham.

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