10 Things to Wind Down the Summer in Southern Ontario

Summer is passing by so quickly, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a plethora of fun things to get up to around Southern Ontario before it ends!

Here are just a few local activities you might want to check out:

TD Markham Jazz Festival

August 18 – 20, Main St. Unionville, Markham

Running the gamut from blues, to jive, to modern jazz, this free festival promises performances from Grammy and JUNO winners along Main St. Unionville.

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Until September 4

The CNE is the largest annual event in Canada, and features all sorts of activities and entertainment, including an air show, games, music, rides, and more!

Algonquin Park: A Perfect Family Getaway

Algonquin Park, Whitney

Nestled in Whitney, Algonquin Park offers an enchanting retreat for families. Immerse yourselves in stunning landscapes, from mirrored lakes to towering trees. Engage in outdoor activities like canoeing, hiking, and wildlife spotting, creating cherished memories.

Casa Loma Symphony in the Gardens

Until September 4

Monday evenings at Casa Loma, Maestro Paolo Busato leads the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra in the Glass Pavilion. Come enjoy an evening of food, drink, and music under the stars.

Toronto Flea Market

August 20, Riverside Common Park / September 10, Ashbridge Estate

The Toronto Flea Market has two more dates this summer, open from 10 AM to 4 PM each day, offering vintage and handcrafted goods from local makers, creators, and artists.

Promise Cherry Beach

Sundays and holiday Mondays, 4–11 PM, Cherry Beach

Billing itself as “the underground darling of the Toronto music scene”, Promise Cherry Beach brings local and international DJs to perform on the beach. Bring a picnic or bust a move on the dance floor!

Country Heritage Park End of Summer Fair

August 26 and 27, Country Heritage Park, Milton

Lots of fun activities on offer at the fair! Tractor pulls, a classic car show, a dog agility show, a vendor market and more!

AIC Hope and Possibility Run Walk and Roll

August 26, 1675 Lakeshore Blvd East

“Come celebrate Hope and Possibility with Achilles International at the beach!” Starting at 8:30 AM and bringing an all-day party atmosphere, come out and race or take your time, with snacks and treats from COBS Bakery awaiting you at the end.

Orangeville Fall Fair

September 1–3, Orangeville Fair Grounds, Mono

Food vendors, a midway, tractor pulls, and the showstopping Demolition Derby! The Pepper Shakers will perform on Saturday, while country act Dufferin County Line will play favourites at 3 PM on Sunday.

Killarney Provincial Park

Renowned for its stunning landscapes and iconic white quartzite mountains, Killarney Provincial Park offers a range of hiking trails suitable for various skill levels. The La Cloche Silhouette Trail is a challenging, multi-day hike that offers breathtaking views of Georgian Bay and the surrounding wilderness.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

As summer winds down, we hope you enjoy the remaining moments of sunshine and relaxation. Remember, the Vetere Team is always here to assist you with any of your real estate needs. Here’s to another wonderful summer!