Free Family Events in the GTA

Free Family Event Guide GTA

Local guide to FREE events for kids and families

Some of the best things in life are free! 

Find kids events in Toronto, Mississauga, York Region, Durham, Halton and Surrounding Areas in our family guide. Check back often (this list is updated frequently) to see where you can grab some fun with the kids on a shoestring!

Father’s Day BBQ and Carnival

Start:
Jun 16, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church
Come join us for an afternoon of family fun at Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church this Father’s Day! There will be photobooths, crafts, face painting, live performances, and most importantly FREE FOOD. So come early, ...
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Father’s Day Car Show in Muskoka

Start:
Jun 16, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Bracebridge in Muskoka
If you have a passion for car’s, a visit to Muskoka’s Downtown is a must on Father’s Day! Over 150 special interest vehicles, live music and great food will be spread along Manitoba Street ...
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Fathers Day Swim

Start:
Jun 16, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Georgina Leisure Pool
Bring your dad for a swim and he swims for free. Location: Georgina Leisure Pool. Time: 2 to 3:30 PM. (Admission fee/policy applies - Dad swims FREE with one paid admission) ...
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Yorkville Exotic Car Show

Yorkville Exotic Car Show

Start:
Jun 16, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Bloor-Yorkville
From noon – 5pm, the Bloor-Yorkville BIA is pleased to welcome the event to Bloor Street, rolling out Canada’s largest display of luxury vehicles along a red carpet from Bay Street to Avenue Road ...
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Beaches Northern Heat Rib Fest

Start:
Jun 14, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Woodbine Park
The Beach Rib Fest – Beach BBQ & Brews is Toronto/GTA’s #1 Father’s Day destination for ten (10) years and running! We’ve brought in the BEST RIB TEAMS in CANADA to take to the ...
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Taste of Little Italy

Start:
Jun 14, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Little Italy in Toronto
Join us on College St. this summer as College Street, from Bathurst St. to Shaw St., closes to vehicle traffic as we welcome thousands of pedestrians to our annual Taste of Little Italy street ...
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Pickering Village Jam Fest

Start:
Jun 14, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Old Kingston Road
FREE ADMISSION - Join us for the 9th Annual Pickering Village Jam Fest taking place Father's Day weekend along Old Kingston Road. There will be live music, food trucks, vendors AND a special visit ...
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53rd Annual CHIN Picnic

Start:
Jun 14, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Little Italy in Toronto
Celebrating 50 years of cultivating multiculturalism in Canada, CHIN has planned our most exciting celebration yet in honour of this milestone! ...
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The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

Start:
Jun 14, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Port Credit Memorial Park
The Mississauga Waterfront Festival (MWF) is now celebrating its 23rd year. The festival is recognized as Mississauga’s Signature Family and Friends event. We have achieved a Top 100 Festivals in Ontario ranks for 13 ...
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Sound of Music Festival Burlington

Sound of Music Festival Burlington

Start:
Jun 8, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Spencer Smith Park
Every year in June, music takes over Downtown Burlington & Waterfront. The largest music event of the year features emerging artists and blasts from the not-so-distant past. A mix of free and ticketed concerts ...
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Ballet – how it all began! (ages 6-12)

Start:
Jun 22, 2019
End:
Jun 22, 2019
Venue:
Toronto Public Library – Malvern branch
Go back in time to when dancing monarchs set the groundwork for today's ballet technique. Try out a dance fit for a king, learn the basic ballet positions, and discover how tutus and pointe ...
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HBR’s Canine Carnival 2019

Start:
Jun 22, 2019
End:
Jun 22, 2019
Venue:
K-9 Central
Welcome to Canine Carnival! We will have games, prizes, and many vendors for your shopping needs! K9 Central is joining with us this year and hosting our Carnival at their location, and will have ...
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Queenway Butter Tart Festival

Start:
Jun 22, 2019
End:
Jun 22, 2019
Venue:
Queensway Park
The Queensway Butter Tart Festival is a sweet one-day community festival celebrating the Canadian Butter Tart with bakers competing for the title of Toronto's Best Butter Tart. Spend your day at Queensway Park enjoying ...
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Junction Summer Solstice

The Junction Summer Solstice

Start:
Jun 22, 2019
End:
Jun 22, 2019
Venue:
The Junction
Celebrate the longest day of sun in one of Toronto’s most surprising neighbourhoods, The Junction Summer Solstice is a chance for locals and visitors alike to explore everything this area has to offer. It ...
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Irie Music Festival

Start:
Jun 21, 2019
End:
Jun 22, 2019
Venue:
Mississauga Celebration Square
Join the celebration of music—from Reggae to Salsa, Soul to African; dance from the African Diaspora presented in association with dance Immersion, spoken word, visual arts exhibition, delicious tropical food & drinks and more ...
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Summer Camps & AfterSchool 2019/2020 Expo By StudentScholars

Summer Camps & AfterSchool 2019/2020 Expo By StudentScholars

Start:
Jun 23, 2019
End:
Jun 23, 2019
Venue:
ALL SAINTS CHURCH MARKHAM
StudentScholars invite you to August Summer Camp 2019 & After-School 2019/2020 Expo. Come Join Us and Explore the Possibilities & Variety of Programs Offered to Families in Markham & Surrounding areas with Kids of ...
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Fairbank Summerfest

Start:
Jun 22, 2019
End:
Jun 23, 2019
Venue:
Fairbank Village BIA
Fairbank Village BIA, a Business Improvement Area servicing Eglinton West of Dufferin is proud to announce the annual Fairbank Summerfest along Eglinton Ave W., West of Dufferin. A modern twist on a summer carnival, ...
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Oakville Family Ribfest

Start:
Jun 21, 2019
End:
Jun 23, 2019
Venue:
Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus
Kick off summer in Oakville! The Oakville Family Ribfest is a Rotary-sponsored fundraising event that brings people together to have fun, and enjoy great food and entertainment ...
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Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival

Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Caledon Fairgrounds
Welcome to the 26th Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival! A FREE family event featuring Classic Car Show, All Dat Strawberry Breakfast, Vendor Village, BBQ, Flag Raising ...
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Party Like It’s 1867

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Black Creek Pioneer Village
This Canada Day we invite you to Party Like It’s 1867! Our day starts in a very special way, at a very special time! Doors open at 10:00 as we host a Citizenship Ceremony ...
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Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day 2019

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
North Maple Regional Park
The award-winning annual Canada Day event returns on Monday, July 1, 2019 headlined by duo JUNO award winner and multi-platinum global reggae-pop quartet MAGIC! This year, Canada Day festivities will be held at the ...
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Canada Day 2019 Celebrations

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Palmer Park
Palmer Park, Port Perry - The Township of Scugog celebrates Canada Day 2019 in Palmer Park! Join us on July 1 for unforgettable fun and entertainment. Our celebrations kick off at 10:30 a.m. with ...
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Q107 Canada Day Picnic

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Woodbine Park
The annual Q107 Canada Day Picnic brings Woodbine Park to life with live music, loads of food and family fun. We’re featuring Q107 Rock & Roll Tributes to Neil Young, Santana, Radiohead, U2, The ...
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Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport

Start:
Jun 29, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Toronto’s Waterfront
Oh buoy! The Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, returns to Toronto’s waterfront on Canada Day weekend June 29-July 1, with shiploads of nautical fun for the whole crew. Tour Bluenose II, ...
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Redpath Waterfront Festival Tall Ships

Redpath Waterfront Festival

Start:
Jun 29, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Toronto Waterfront – Dockside Drive
Visit the ships – the schooner, the better! Every three years, the Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, welcomes a fleet of majestic tall ships to Toronto’s waterfront. During Canada Day weekend, ...
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Collingwood Festival for Canada

Collingwood Festival for Canada

Start:
Jun 29, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Downtown Collingwood
Music , Food, Fun, Fireworks and More! Celebrate the country and community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada, July 1-3. This glowing family festival in the historic, harbour front community of ...
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Stouffville Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Fireworks

Stouffville Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Fireworks

Start:
Jun 28, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Main Street Stouffville
The Stouffville Strawberry Festival is a traditional community fair on the Canada Day weekend celebrating our strong rural agriculture; where neighbours, family and visitors are invited to enter into competitions and games; enjoy the ...
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Black Creek Party Like its 1867

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Celebrate Canada's past and future. Special activities include an official Citizenship ceremony, traditional games and horse-drawn wagon rides ...
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Cultura Festival

Start:
Jul 5, 2019
End:
Jul 5, 2019
Venue:
Mel Lastman Square
Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July. Cultura celebrates Toronto’s rich diversity featuring world renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers, ...
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Family Fun Day on R Farm

Start:
Jul 6, 2019
End:
Jul 6, 2019
Venue:
R Farm
Saturday July 6th bring the family to R Farm for a morning of fun! Join us at 10am sharp for the Wagon Ride Sing Along and then participate in games with food! Bring a ...
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Maker Festival

Maker Festival

Start:
Jul 6, 2019
End:
Jul 7, 2019
Venue:
Toronto Reference Library
Maker Festival is a celebration of Toronto's tech, DIY and maker communities. The Festival returns July 6-7, 2019 to the Toronto Reference Library, where makers will gather to show off their process and projects ...
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Night It Up!

Start:
Jul 12, 2019
End:
Jul 14, 2019
Venue:
Markham Civic Centre
Night It Up! is an outdoor festival showcasing a mosaic of delicious Asian street foods complemented by local talents’ nightly performances, styled in the vein of night markets from Taiwan, Hong Kong and across ...
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CPAC Summer Festival

Start:
Jul 15, 2019
End:
Jul 15, 2019
Venue:
Mel Lastman Square
GET READY FOR A DAY FULL OF FAMILY FUN! We’re very excited for you to join us at Mel Lastman Square in North York for a day filled with fun activities for kids and ...
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Big on Bloor Festival

BIG on Bloor Festival

Start:
Jul 20, 2019
End:
Jul 20, 2019
Venue:
Bloordale Neighbourhood
The BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture is an exceptional community and city-building Festival presenting hundreds of culturally significant events, activities, displays and exhibitions. Organized by BIG (Bloor Improvement Group), the Festival ...
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Burlington Food Truck Festival

Start:
Jul 19, 2019
End:
Jul 21, 2019
Venue:
Spencer Smith Park
Burlington Food Truck Festival is expanding to 3 days! 40 Food Trucks will be serving up some of the best food from the country, this is a festival you won’t want to miss! Show ...
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Peak to Shore

Peak To Shore Music Festival

Start:
Jul 17, 2019
End:
Jul 21, 2019
Venue:
Blue Mountain Village
Five days, 10 Venues, 30+ free concerts! Featuring some of Canada’s finest talent on stages throughout Thornbury,Blue Mountain Village and Collingwood ...
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5th Annual AlohaFest Toronto

Start:
Jul 27, 2019
End:
Jul 27, 2019
Venue:
Mel Lastman Square
Hālau Hula I Ka Lā (“Hula School in the Sun”) is excited to present the 5th anniversary of AlohaFest Toronto, the city's original and only united celebration of Polynesian culture. On Saturday July 27th ...
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Union Summer

Start:
May 31, 2019
End:
Aug 3, 2019
Venue:
Union Station
Union Summer - Presented by TD, returns May 31st for the annual summer market, bringing together Toronto's top chefs, musicians, film screenings and live performances to Union Station. Union Summer features free daily programming ...
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Toronto Food Truck Festival

Start:
Aug 2, 2019
End:
Aug 5, 2019
Venue:
Woodbine Beach Park
Woodbine Park has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats! As always, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain ...
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Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth

Start:
Aug 9, 2019
End:
Aug 11, 2019
Venue:
Greek Town, Toronto
The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming 1.65 million attendees annually. As we enter our 23rd year, the Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before ...
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Open Streets TO

Open Streets TO

Start:
Aug 18, 2019
End:
Aug 18, 2019
Venue:
Various venues in Toronto
Come walk, bike, and play in the streets with us, on Yonge St (Bloor to Queen) and Bloor St (Christie to Sherbourne)! Open Streets TO opens streets to people by briefly coming them to ...
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Burlington Children’s Festival

Start:
Aug 18, 2019
End:
Aug 18, 2019
Venue:
Spencer Smith Park
Come celebrate Burlington's annual Children's Festival with a birthday party! Join us as we celebrate being a kid ...
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Pan American Food & Music Festival

Start:
Aug 17, 2019
End:
Aug 18, 2019
Venue:
Yonge-Dundas Square
The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PAFMF) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art. The fifth annual PAFMF will be presented on August ...
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Kids Outdoor Art Festival

Start:
Aug 24, 2019
End:
Aug 24, 2019
Venue:
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Join us on August 20th for this years' Picasso's Picnic. Experience a wide range of arts, performers, workshops, young artists and local arts related businesses. It's an Art Festival for kids of all ages ...
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Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Start:
Aug 24, 2019
End:
Aug 24, 2019
Venue:
Downtown Creemore
There's a Party Brewing! Join us for some good old fashioned fun at the annual Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival. Help Creemore Springs celebrate our 31st anniversary in the beautiful village of Creemore! Poke ...
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TAIWANfest

Start:
Aug 23, 2019
End:
Aug 25, 2019
Venue:
Harbourfront Centre
Taiwanfest is an annual free event at Harbourfront Center. Celebrate with cultural entertainment, art, music and food. This years theme is Riding the Waves of Vietnam 2019. August 23-25, 2019 ...
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Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest

Start:
Aug 24, 2019
End:
Aug 25, 2019
Venue:
Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre
Afro-Carib Fest (ACF) is a FREE fun-filled weekend for the whole family to celebrate the diversity of African and Caribbean cultures through music, arts, dance, and cuisine. Join us August 24-25 2019 for live ...
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Taste of Regent Park

Start:
Jul 3, 2019
End:
Aug 28, 2019
Venue:
Regent Park
“Taste of Regent Park is so positive – children, families, friends building a strong community; seeing the same faces, learning about different cultures, eating amazing food!” Taste of Regent Park is a family-friendly festival ...
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Buskerfest

Toronto International Buskerfest

Start:
Aug 30, 2019
End:
Sep 2, 2019
Venue:
Woodbine Park
Bringing more than 100 street performers from across the world to the beach in Toronto in support of epilepsy. 4 days and 4 nights of continuous non-stop, side-splitting hilarity at Woodbine Park in Toronto! ...
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Leaside Block Party

Start:
Oct 5, 2019
End:
Oct 5, 2019
Venue:
Trace Manes Park
On October 5th, join us for the second annual Leaside Block Party in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The neighbourhood will be gathering together for fun activities, delicious eats, entertainment, local vendors, ...
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  1. It is really important for the sake of your family that once a week, the whole family should visit some place or take part in a family activity. This will help in increasing the bond between all members.

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