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Downtown Markham comes alive to celebrate the Canada Day weekend

Canada Day - Downtown Markham

Downtown Markham is the place to be to celebrate our country’s 152nd birthday all Canada Day Weekend long.

On Saturday June 29, Origin Square at 169 Enterprise Blvd will come alive with music starting at 2 pm with a Youth Showcase Concert, featuring young, local musicians eager to perform for a live audience in a professional production setting.

That’s followed by three sets by the Markham-based six-piece band Something Free, playing a familiar and eclectic assortment of music spanning from today’s hits to notable songs from the 70s and 80s.

Between the sets will be performances by one of Canada’s favourite performers, Doo Doo the Clown, and Fire Guy, a fire juggler who uses skateboards, zany humour and fiery tricks to amaze and delight audiences.

Following his set, Doo Doo will head indoors to the DTM Lobby to interact with kids and provide more intimate performances for fans of his unique character.

Schedule – Saturday, June 29

Origin Square: 169 Enterprise Blvd
2-5 pm: Youth Showcase Concert
6-6:45 pm: Something Free
7-7:45 pm: Doo Doo the Clown
8-8:45: Something Free
9-9:45: Fire Guy
10-10:45: Something Free
DTM Lobby
6-10 pm: Free face painting
8:15-9 pm: Doo Doo the Clown

On Sunday, June 30, it’s Sunday Funday at the Pride of Canada Carousel, in partnership with the City of Markham. Head down to the carousel between 12-4 for free activities, games and treats, and go for a free spin on Downtown Markham’s signature attraction, featuring 44 uniquely Canadian characters that celebrate our country’s dynamic past and unique heritage from coast to coast.

On Canada Day, July 1, the Pride of Canada Carousel will celebrate Canada’s big day with free rides between 12pm and 4pm, special Canada Day Giveaways, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting and a balloon artist.

In all, Downtown Markham will offer over 17 hours of free entertainment between two venues in celebration of Canada’s birthday, June 29-July 1. It’s a unique opportunity to meet your neighbours, celebrate our great country, and visit some of the many diverse businesses in the area!

Downtown Markham comes alive to celebrate the Canada Day weekend