The roster of events a month into an already decidedly hot Summer, is bringing locals out in droves. The official numbers from the 2018 event are over 130,000+ and it is yet to be reported what they are for this year.

Night It Up! 2019 kicked things off at around dinner time Friday July 12, leaving little time for any end of work week unwinding. Running straight through to the early evening, Sunday evening, the event brought out authentic street food vendors.

The Toronto Dominion bank sponsored featuring family-friendly attractions like bouncy castles, a sports zone, art activities, and gaming stations.

Local calendars were also noting the 2nd Annual Markham Diversity Festival, occupying the activity and event field at Aaniin Community Centre, July 13-14.

The FREE ADMISSION event hoping to welcome thousands of local and regional residents following a successful run in Toronto. Celebrating our strength and diversity while building a united Canada is the overarching theme of the Diversity Festivals.

A statement from the event page on Facebook continues as follows:

“Canadian multiculturalism is at the forefront of civic pride in the GTA, and the Markham Diversity Festival brings together people of all ages and nationalities to experience the richness of the cultural fabric that makes up our communities.”

Attendees were seen enjoying the lunch in the global food village, a multicultural visual art exhibition, fashion and dance shows, and even a kid-centric drumming village.

There was no shortage of live performance with a “world of music and dance” on display (see gallery).

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