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January 2020

Blumination Dream Trail

Friday, January 24 - Saturday, March 28
Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains, L9Y 0V2 CA + Google Map
Free
Blumination Trail

Blumination Dream Trail lights the night at Blue Mountain Village – on now until MARCH 28, 2020, dusk to 10 pm! Enjoy a dancing light display to music every night. Updated light show schedule below: January lights dancing to music: 6 pm,7, 8, 9 pm February 1st - March 6th lights dancing to music: 7 pm,8,9 pm March 7th - 29th lights dancing to music: 8 pm and 9 pm Spectacular lights. Sensational sounds. A one-kilometer stroll through the heights…

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Toronto Light Festival

Friday, January 24 - Sunday, March 1
The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada

The Toronto Light Festival offers a visual journey and a playful adventure throughout the walking streets of The Distillery District. During the cold, dark days of winter, The Toronto Light Festival offers visitors a reason to bundle up, get outside and celebrate the season, creativity and life in the big city. The Festival, now in its third year exhibits local and international light artists. Artworks are curated to educate, warm hearts, inspire or just put a smile on visitors faces.

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The Art of Winter Festival

Friday, January 24 - Saturday, January 25
Downtown Collingwood, Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario Canada
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Winter happens in Collingwood and embracing it is a Collingwood art form. Join friends and family at THE ART OF WINTER FESTIVAL January 24-26, when Collingwood turns into a snowy canvas for creativity, activity and connectivity. Central Park and the Collingwood Trails Network play host to daytime fun and nighttime magic including professional snow carving, children’s games, snowshoe treks, Rock the Rink moonlit skate and Watchful Eyes flashlight-powered scavenger hunt. Don't miss the Amateur Snow Sculpting Contest, Saturday, January 25,…

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Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival

Saturday, January 25 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bracebridge in Muskoka, Manitoba Street
Bracebridge, ON Canada
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Bracebridge Fire & Ice Festival

The Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival is a newly formed festival in Downtown core of Bracebridge. The festival will offer a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival.

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February 2020

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival

Saturday, February 1 - Sunday, February 2
Mill Pond, 321 Mill Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 7W6 Canada
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The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a weekend of affordable fun and entertainment organized by volunteers to celebrate the community of Richmond Hill in a welcoming atmosphere.

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Barrie Winterfest – Festival of Fire & Ice

Saturday, February 1 - Sunday, February 2
Barrie winterfest

The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Grab your mittens and celebrate winter with us on February 1st & 2nd in Heritage Park in Downtown Barrie. This great family event includes Polar Bear Dip, Soup's On, Skating, Ice Sculptures, Lumberjack Show and much more! Activites: Outdoor Fun at Heritage Park & Memorial Square General Activities Ice Sculptures Lumberjack Shows Maple Taffy Snow Sculptures Try Snowshoeing & Curling! Speaking of Wildlife Walking…

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Hello Winter!

Saturday, February 1 - Saturday, February 29
City of Barrie Barrie, ON Canada + Google Map

The City of Barrie proudly presents Hello Winter! Grab your mittens and celebrate winter all February long! Follow @creativebarrie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram​ for exciting announcements and as more programming is announced! View event schedules on website.

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KUUMBA25

Saturday, February 1 - Saturday, February 29
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Toronto’s longest running Black History Month festival, Harbourfront Centre’s KUUMBA, marks 25 years of celebrating the heritage, culture and traditions of Black Canadians with a series of talks, workshops, events and performances throughout February. The 2020 festival is curated by Ashley McKenzie-Barnes, who most recently spearheaded Nuit Blanche in Scarborough and is responsible for introducing internationally acclaimed projects and artists to new audiences in Toronto. As one of Toronto’s foremost contemporary arts festivals, this year’s silver anniversary theme is A…

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LunarFest Celebrations – Year of the Rat

Saturday, February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 Canada
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Free

Celebrate the Year of the Rat like no other! Take part in the captivating and joyous performance “A Musical Banquet” by Chai Found Music Workshop as they combine traditional instrumentals with thrilling percussion using everyday household items! Join the cute rats in “Kitchen Runners” as they race around the diverse food cultures of the world in their teacup cars. Express creativity with arts and craft activities, and make your own lantern to take home!

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Winter Light Exhibition 2020

Saturday, February 8 - Sunday, March 29
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Winter Light Exhibition

Come explore the 3rd annual Winter Light Exhibition on the West Island. Utilizing creativity, innovation, light and discovery, Ontario creators from all artistic streams will showcase their exhibits following the curatorial theme of “Cocoon“. Take a look and explore the exhibits already announced below! Everyday, from 4 pm to 11 pm. You can also check out these videos from our first and second year.

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Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest 2020

Sunday, February 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave
Woodbridge, Ontario L4H 2Z7 Canada
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Free

Join in the festivities as Vaughan celebrates its 31st annual Winterfest at Vellore Village Community Centre, Sunday February 9, 10am-3:30pm. FREE family fun entertainment and activities include outdoor stage shows, midway rides and inflatables, meet & greets, face painting, arts & crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, a free pancake breakfast and so much more! FREE Winterfest giveaway (while quantities last)! For event details and Park & Walk, Park & FREE shuttle bus and accessibility parking options, view our Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest…

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Winterama

Friday, February 14 - Monday, February 17
Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, ON Canada
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The Town of Penetanguishene’s Winterama event kicks off on Friday, February 14th with a large fireworks display and live outdoor music by local area bands, ice-carvings, the Fire-Guy will be there juggling fire and movie look-alike characters will be roaming the historic site. The fun continues for the entire weekend including Monday, February 17th (Family Day 12 noon until 4pm).

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Snowman Mania

Friday, February 14 - Monday, February 17
Wasaga Beach Rec Plex, 1724 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1Z7 Canada

Snowman Mania started as a Snowman Building Competition 14 years ago and has evolved into a much loved, four day, family Winter Festival during the Family Day weekend! Join us for a fun filled winter wonderland! Buttons, $2.00, are required for all ages. Buttons available in Wasaga Beach at the following locations before the event: Town Hall, RecPlex, Foodland, YMCA, Beach Builders Home Hardware, Chamber of Commerce and the Public Library. Limited buttons are available for purchase at event locations! Get…

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KidsFestTO 2020

Saturday, February 15 - Monday, February 17
International Center, 6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$25

Kids Fest Toronto is in its 11th year and we are proud to be the largest providers of inflatables, rides and bouncers. This indoor event caters to children 12 and under and their families. With over 80,000 sq. ft. of inflatables, escape room, kid activities and interactives. Live stage performances and animals and so much more. This is where fun comes to live this weekend. This huge annual event, where kids can go crazy with tonnes of activities and inflatables…

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Kidapalooza Family Festival

Saturday, February 15 - Monday, February 17
Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham ON Ontario Canada
Kidapalooza Family Day Weekend

Kidapalooza Family Festival takes place FEBRUARY 15-17, 2020 at Markham Fairgrounds in 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with ​some outdoor activities. The event features Kidapalooza's signature ​activity stations, interactive inflatables, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, plus so much more! This year ALL NEW Mechanical Rides for the whole family and Life-size Animatronic Dinosaur Exhibit! Roaring, moving dinosaurs are taking over the Kidapalooza Festival!

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Snowflakes & Starlight

Saturday, February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Memorial Park, Stouffville, Burkholder St. & Park Dr.
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 1G5 Canada
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Free

Come join us on the Saturday (February 15th) of the Family Day weekend for a magical evening of fire-eating, ice sculptures, stilt walking, food, and a spectacular fireworks finale! Fireworks will begin at 8pm. This is a FREE family event - all are welcome!

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DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest

Monday, February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Champagne Centre, 2 Champagne Drive
Toronto, ON Canada
Free

The one-of-its-kind family fun event in winter in North York with food, music, ice-skating, and free giveaways on this Family Day! Admission is free. Come with your family and friends for an afternoon full of treats, music, giveaways and fun! Free Activities: -Indoor skating -Raffle draw -Free entertainment for families -Games and activities -Giveaways and more!

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Kortright Centre FREE Family Day Open House

Monday, February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Free
Family Day at Kortright Centre

Enjoy an engaging nature-filled family fun day that embraces outdoor learning. Join the staff at Kortright Centre for Conservation to explore some of what our Nature School has to offer: loose parts, building forts, a campfire and much more! FREE ADMISSION!

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Family Day at the Scarborough Museum

Monday, February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Family Day at the Scarborough Museum

Enjoy Family Day with your kids and loved ones at Scarborough Museum and be transported back in time as you watch a blacksmith ply his trade. The kids can also build a snowman and take part in an ice cube scavenger hunt. Or roast marshmallows by the bonfire before going inside to warm up in one of the historic kitchens, where there will be demonstrations on how to make potato soup and hot chocolate. Don’t leave without enjoying a bowl…

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March 2020

Celebrate Toronto

Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 8
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Toronto, M5H 2N2 CA
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Celebrate Toronto

Celebrate Toronto, the 2-day festival honouring Toronto's 186th Anniversary, will be held at Nathan Phillips Square, March 7th - 8th 2020. Shop from local vendors, feast upon the diverse cuisines from Toronto based Food Trucks, get cozy in our Licensed Warming Lounge. Live music, DJ skate parties, and interactive activities honouring Toronto's 186th Anniversary all weekend long! Food trucks and shopping vendors will be open until 8:00pm, and skates can be rented on site. More details to come! Free admission…

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Muskoka Maple Trail

Friday, March 13 - Friday, April 24
ON Canada + Google Map

The most Canadian of culinary trails, the Muskoka Maple Trail features stops across Muskoka that have infused locally harvested maple syrup into their culinary offerings. From maple drizzled waffles to smokey-maple ribs, maple craft beer to maple gelato, discover the incredible depth of Canada's most beloved natural product on the Muskoka Maple Trail. #muskokamapletrail

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Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath

Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15
Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1B6 Canada
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Free

Toronto’s urban cabane à sucre experience returns to the waterfront for a sweet weekend of winter fun and plenty of fresh maple syrup. Tap into your true Canadian self this March Break at the 5th annual Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath! With real maple taffy, Lumberjack show, interactive ice activities, delicious maple infused food and more, there is something for the whole family! Join us to kick off March Break in the sweetest way, March 14-15, 2020! WHEN Saturday,…

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April 2020

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 5
Sunderland Sunderland, ON Canada + Google Map

People travel great distances each year to see what riches the little town of Sunderland has to offer. They come to join in the festival fun and to be part of a small town community filled with love, drive and spirit.

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Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 4 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elmira Elmira, ON Canada + Google Map
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Come Taste the Tradition… the town of Elmira will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. Since 1965, this annual event attracts thousands of visitors ready to taste the local maple syrup poured onto thousands of pancakes.

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May 2020

Foodalicious

Wednesday, May 13 @ 11:00 am - Thursday, May 14 @ 11:00 pm
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free – $8

Toronto’s fourth annual Foodalicious Food Festival takes over Downsview Park. Enjoy great food, live music and attractions from some of Toronto’s top local vendors and entertainers. Foodalicious Food Festival welcomes you to a large selection of Toronto’s top food trucks, carnival games, inflatables, stage shows, live music and so much more. Foodalicious is guaranteed fun for all ages.

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June 2020

The Incredible Bubble Show

Saturday, June 13
$25 – $80

The Incredible Bubble Show- June 13, 2020- Markham Fairgrounds The Incredible Bubble Show is packed with exciting entertainment and endless activities for kids and families. Experience a spectacular event filled with wonder and delight which features a Laser and Light Show and Bubblicious activities. Kids will enjoy learning about the science of bubbles and how bubbles can change form. The event features: A Spectacular Laser Bubble Show Bubble Art Studio Water Spheres and much more Start the day with AMAZING…

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September 2020

Cabbagetown Festival

Sunday, September 13 @ 11:00 am - Monday, September 14 @ 7:00 pm
Cabbagetown, Parliament Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Join Us For The 2020 Cabbagetown Festival With Food, Entertainment And Fun For All! This September, Cabbagetown will once again celebrate its annual FREE festival on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th, 2020. Transforming Parliament Street from Wellesley to Gerrard, and Carlton Street from Ontario to Parliament, the event showcases the very best of what the community has to offer. The fun begins with special opening ceremonies on Saturday at 11 am and continues until 8 pm. The excitement…

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