Festivals To Sunflower Fields: Top 5 Reasons To Visit Markham This Summer

Markham beckons with summer delights!

As the sun graces the skies and the days stretch longer, Markham comes alive with a kaleidoscope of summer experiences. From savouring delectable street food at festivals to finding the best ice cream in town, Markham invites you to embrace the city this summer. Let’s explore the top five reasons why visiting Markham should be on your summer bucket list.

1. Sunflower Fields

Head to the Sunflower Fields of Markham for the perfect summer photo. These picturesque fields are home to over 400,000 sunflowers on over 20 acres. Walk the trails, climb the lookout stations, and even bring home a bouquet of sunflowers and sweet treats. Feel like you’re in the dreamy countryside, right in the heart of Markham!

2. Ice Cream Trail

Make sure you embark on the ultimate Markham ice cream trail! Visit and keep track of all the best places for rolled ice cream, handcrafted gelato, and monster creations guaranteed to satisfy your sweet cravings. Explore Butter Baker, Nani’s Gelato, Ruru Baked, Roll Me Up, and more!

3. Strawberry Picking

Visit one of Markham’s farms to pick your own strawberries! Book a reservation to pick strawberries at Ressor’s Farm Market and visit their market after for some baked goods, frozen meats, and other Ontario-grown produce. If you are looking for organic strawberries to pick, head to Organics Farm.

4. Upcoming Festivals

Markham hosts vibrant festivals all summer long where you can explore a variety of street food, artisanal crafts, and live entertainment. Taste of Asia will take place from June 28th to 30th for a celebration of Asian cultures and cuisines. From August 16th to 18th, the iconic TD Markham Jazz Festival returns to the historic Unionville with a stellar lineup of musicians, charming venues, and fine dining. Don’t forget about the Canada Day celebration in Downtown Markham, where you can enjoy some family-friendly fun with live entertainment, food vendors, and fireworks!

5. Summer Patios

Summer calls for savouring the sunshine with some outdoor dining. Luckily, Markham boasts several charming patios, each offering a unique ambience, friendly servers, and delicious dishes. Whether you’re craving brunch, Italian cuisine, or Chinese delicacies, there’s a patio here for you. We suggest visiting Chef 88 Elite Fine Dining–the largest Chinese food patio in Markham! Try their award-winning dim sum while relaxing on their family-friendly and dog-friendly patio, which can accommodate over 100 people!

With an exciting lineup of things to do, we hope to see you in Markham this summer. If you decide to participate in any of these activities, don’t forget to tag us on social media with #VisitMarkham so you can be featured on our page!

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