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Weekend events include classic car and truck show, ribfest, fair and horse show
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Thursday, Aug. 4     

TD Music Series: Newmarket's free summer concert series headliner Fleetwood Mac Mania (tribute to Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks); Lacey Hill opening, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr.

Sutton Fair and Horse Show, Aug. 4 to 7: The fair and show return, with tractor pull, midway rides, frog jumping contest, horse pull, garden tractor pull and pet contest at Sutton Fairgrounds, 3 Fairpark Lane, Georgina. Hours: Thursday, Aug. 4 noon to 11 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6 9 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Aug. 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $15, children 12 and younger and seniors $8, family pass (two adults and up to three children) $40.

East Gwillimbury Farmers Market: Every Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 6, the market is held at the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St., Sharon.

Friday, Aug. 5

Sutton Fair and Horse Show: The fair and show return, with tractor pull, midway rides, frog jumping contest, horse pull, garden tractor pull and pet contest at Sutton Fairgrounds, 3 Fairpark Lane, Georgina. Hours: Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6 9 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Aug. 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $15, children 12 and younger and seniors $8, family pass (two adults and up to three children) $40.

Stouffville Ribfest, Aug. 5 to 7: Enjoy ribbers, craft beer, merchandise vendors, kids zone, midway, live bands and more at Memorial Park, 2 Park Dr. Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. R&B singer Jully Black featured on opening night.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Sutton Fair and Horse Show: The fair and show return, with tractor pull, midway rides, frog jumping contest, horse pull, garden tractor pull and pet contest at Sutton Fairgrounds, 3 Fairpark Lane, Georgina. Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Aug. 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $15, children 12 and younger and seniors $8, family pass (two adults and up to three children) $40.

Stouffville Ribfest: Enjoy ribbers, craft beer, merchandise vendors, kids zone, midway, live bands and more at Memorial Park, 2 Park Dr. from noon to 11 p.m.

The Hit Disturbers at Fionn MacCools: The band returns to 

Oakrest + N64 at The Lions Pub and Grill: Oakrest + N64 end their tour at The Lions Pub and Grill in Newmarket with support from Cruel Intent and Force of Will, at 7 p.m. $10 at door.

Newmarket Farmers Market: Farmers, vendors and volunteers create a hive of activity reminiscent of the town’s early years as a new market. A place to buy farm fresh produce, homemade baking, handmade crafts and a great place to meet up with friends over breakfast or lunch. At Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market: Saturdays at Town Park, 64 Wells St from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Sunday, Aug. 7

Sharon Temple car show, Aug. 7: Highway 11 Cruisers Car Club and the Sharon Temple Museum Society host a classic car, truck and bike show at the Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St.,  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event brings hundreds of vehicles ranging in make, model, and year. Featuring a barbecue, prizes and awards.

Sutton Fair and Horse Show: The fair and show return, with tractor pull, midway rides, frog jumping contest, horse pull, garden tractor pull and pet contest at Sutton Fairgrounds, 3 Fairpark Lane, Georgina. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $15, children 12 and younger and seniors $8, family pass (two adults and up to three children) $40.

Stouffville Ribfest: Enjoy ribbers, craft beer, merchandise vendors, kids zone, midway, live bands and more at Memorial Park, 2 Park Dr. from noon to 7 p.m.

Meet the Author: Meet Canadian author and Newmarket resident Gary D. McGugan at Chapters, 17440 Yonge St., Newmarket from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Check out his six highly rated mystery and suspense novels. Chat about his experiences and have your personal copies signed.

Georgina Farmers Market: Weekly market features about 30 vendors from local farmers and crafters, with live music, yoga in the park and other events at The Link, 20849 Dalton Rd. on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coming Up: 

Newmarket's TD Music Series offers free concerts every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the bandshell at 200 Doug Duncan Dr. at Riverwalk Commons. 

  • Aug. 11, Exodus (a tribute to Bob Marley); opening Lyle Kam;
  • Aug. 18, ABBA Revisited (a tribute to ABBA); opening Blush;
  • Aug. 25, Blushing Brides (a tribute to the Rolling Stones); opening Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train;
  • Sept. 1, Sounds of Motown (greatest songs of the Motown era); opening David Toms. 

Newmarket's Moonlight Movies, presented by TD: Throughout the month of August, free family films are taking place at various parks throughout Newmarket. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch a movie under the stars on a large inflatable screen. 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10, The Bad Guys, at Marilyn Powell Park, 435 London Rd.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, Tom & Jerry, The Movie, at Ken Sturgeon Park, 1035 Lockwood Circle
  • Wednesday, Aug, 17, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, at George Richardson Park South, Bayview Parkway
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23, Jungle Cruise, at Dr. Margaret Arkinstall Park, Sawmill Valley Drive
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24, Encanto, at Environmental Park, Woodspring Avenue,
  • Tuesday, August 30, LUCA, at College Manor Park, College Manor Drive
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31, Monsters Inc., at Dennis Park, Cane Parkway 

Aurora's Concerts in the Park offers free concerts Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Town Park (food bank donations welcome).

  • Aug. 10, music of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and more with Soul on Top
  • Aug. 17, Desire: A Tribute to U2
  • Aug. 24, the Mudmen (Celtic rock)
  • Aug. 31 with Epic Elton: A Tribute to Elton John.

Richmond Hill Live! In the Plaza – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
Join the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts this month for a revamped summer music series featuring local artists performing in the theatre’s outdoor plaza on Yonge Street. Tuesday nights feature artists from a range of musical genres and Wednesdays are Open Mic nights.

Socialskilled Summer Social, Aug. 11: Parents night out at the Armoury, 89 Mosley, Aurora from 7 to 10 p.m. with live music, appetizers, prizes, complimentary Non-Alcoholic beverages and cash bar. Tickets, $25

Music at Sharon presents RocOpraNatra, Aug. 11: Champagne reception at 7:30 p.m., candlelight concert inside the historic Sharon Temple at 17974 Leslie St. at 8:30 p.m. RocOpraNatra fused the unlikely combination of rock, opera and crooner singing styles, charismatic personalities and interactive banter into an unforgettably unique entertainment experience from Sinatra to Rod Stewart, Elvis to Pavarotti and Ed Sheeran to Andrea Bocelli. Tickets, $50.

Board Gaming, Aug. 12: Join local board game enthusiasts every other Friday at Cardinal Press Espresso Bar at 200 Main St. Newmarket at 6 p.m. The games are provided and teachers are available, or you bring your games to teach others. Note from organizers: We don't tend to play a lot of 'traditional' board games such as Monopoly, Clue, Sorry! Let them know what you would like to play when you RSVP and they will bring those games. 

Goat Your Back, Aug. 15: They're coming baaaaahck! Goat Your Back returns to Market Brewing in Newmarket to host a 45- minute goat yoga class for all levels of experience while goats play and interact with you. This event is held outdoors on the licensed, grassy hill area. Please bring your own mats. If inclement weather forces a cancellation you will receive a full refund. There is room for 20 participants per class. Tickets are available for the noon to 1 p.m. session and once it sells out, tickets will open for 1:15-2:15 p.m. $65 ticket includes a pint for the event. 

Main Street Pub Experience, Sunday, Aug. 14 and 28: Join an afternoon celebrating a few of the food and drink establishments of Main Street Newmarket, including Cachet, Hungry Brew Hops, Made in Mexico, and Old Flame Brewery, with a bonus stop from 4 to 10 p.m. You will spend an hour at each establishment getting food and drinks at each before you move on to the next one! Tickets, $112, include: a food item and drink; swag bag; lanyard pass; live music at some of the spots.

TD Markham Jazz Festival, Aug. 19 to 21: The award-winning jazz and jazz-related music event featuring more than 30 free performances returns in person, with the main event taking place Aug. 19 to 21 on Main Street Unionville, with other concerts happening around Markham leading up to festival weekend. The only ticketed event is an opening night concert at the Markham Museum featuring exhilarating musicianship by Juno-winners Manteca with vocalist Lyne Tremblay.

English Country Dance, Saturdays: Join the dance at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave. at Main Street, Newmarket from 2 to 4 p.m. Beginners welcome; all dances taught; you don't need to bring a partner. Admission by donation; your first class is free. Join the group on the first, third and (when there is one) fifth Saturday of the month.

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