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Free Family Events in the GTA

Free Family Event Guide GTA

Local guide to FREE events for kids and families

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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!

LEGO® NINJAGO Obstacles Dojo Challenge

Start:
Feb 22, 2020
End:
Feb 22, 2020
Venue:
Participating Toys”R”Us stores in the GTA
Event happening in all store locations. Kids can RAMP up the FUN by building a LEGO® car to test out on the LEGO® Ninjago Obstacles Dojo Track. Make it to the dojo to complete ...
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Tile Painting: Marble Mania

Start:
Feb 23, 2020
End:
Feb 23, 2020
Venue:
Gardiner Museum
Join us in the Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney Community Clay Studio to make funky marbleized coasters. Using a few drops of colourful nail polish in water, we’ll create beautiful swirly designs that you’ll ...
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Sunday Fun Day at Nathan Phillips Square

Start:
Feb 23, 2020
End:
Feb 23, 2020
Venue:
Nathan Phillips Square
From December to March Nathan Phillips Square will host fun, free, drop-in winter programming. All are encouraged to stop by anytime for free leisure skating. Join in on family-friendly music for Sunday fun on ...
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Free All You Can East Pancake Supper

Start:
Feb 25, 2020
End:
Feb 25, 2020
Venue:
Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church
Join us for all you can eat Pancake Tuesday Supper! ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES!!! Bring your own toppings! To top that off, there will be Pancake Eating Contest, and Pancake Decorating Contest! So ...
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Beat the Winter Blues: Free Community Concert at the TSO

Start:
Feb 26, 2020
End:
Feb 26, 2020
Venue:
Roy Thomson Hall
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will perform a free, surprise concert for Torontonians to bring a bit of sunshine to the grey days of February. The community lunchtime concert will be on Wednesday, February ...
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Moonlight Snowshoe

Start:
Feb 29, 2020
End:
Feb 29, 2020
Venue:
Claremont Nature Centre
Enjoy the winter scenery at Claremont Nature Centre on a guided snowshoe! Try out snowshoeing and learn about the night sky above. Afterwards we’ll warm up around the campfire with a cup of hot ...
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Hello Winter!

Start:
Feb 1, 2020
End:
Feb 29, 2020
Venue:
City of Barrie
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 ...
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Sunday FUNday – Learn Cursive Writing

Start:
Mar 1, 2020
End:
Mar 1, 2020
Venue:
Oshawa Museum
Handwriting is becoming something of a lost art, but we can teach you! Learn cursive handwriting just as a Victorian child would have, using pen & ink. Examine handwriting and drawing books that real ...
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Newmarket Seedy Saturday 2020

Start:
Mar 7, 2020
End:
Mar 7, 2020
Venue:
Newmarket Community Centre
York Region Food Network will be hosting our annual Newmarket Seedy Saturday event! Bring your packets of seeds, a seed story to share or friends to check everything out with! – Seed Exchange – ...
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St. Charles Garnier Community Building Event

Start:
Mar 7, 2020
End:
Mar 7, 2020
Venue:
St. Charles Garnier Catholic School
Event Activities include: Fire Truck and Police cruiser visit Dance with CHUCK E CHEESE Face painting, raffles, prizes Community Vendors And much MORE! St. Charles Garnier School 4233 Central Parkway, East Mississauga, L4Z 1M7 ...
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Cosplay Skate

Toronto Comicon Presents Cosplay Skate!

Start:
Mar 7, 2020
End:
Mar 7, 2020
Venue:
Nathan Phillips Square
Join us at Nathan Phillips Square during Celebrate Toronto on Sunday March 8 from 2PM to 4PM for an afternoon of pop-culture celebrations! Get your Cosplay winter-ready for our first-ever Cosplay Skate! with a ...
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Snowshoes and Snowclues

Start:
Mar 8, 2020
End:
Mar 8, 2020
Venue:
Claremont Nature Centre
Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Join us to track and identify signs of local animals, and learn some of their secrets for surviving chilly winter temperatures. Try out snowshoeing and leave behind tracks ...
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Celebrate Toronto

Celebrate Toronto

Start:
Mar 7, 2020
End:
Mar 8, 2020
Venue:
Nathan Phillips Square
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 ...
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Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath

Start:
Mar 14, 2020
End:
Mar 15, 2020
Venue:
Sugar Beach
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 ...
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March Break at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

March Break at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Start:
Mar 16, 2020
End:
Mar 20, 2020
Venue:
Legislative Assembly
Join us for a unique program during the week of March break at Ontario's Legislative Building. This two-hour program is designed for families with children aged 6 - 10. You will: - explore the ...
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March Break at the Museum!

Start:
Mar 16, 2020
End:
Mar 20, 2020
Venue:
Oshawa Museum
Every day, a new partner and new activity! Throughout March Break, Oshawa's amazing culture groups will be popping up in the Verna Conant Gallery! In the Museum houses, there will be tours and activities ...
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Blumination Trail

Blumination Dream Trail

Start:
Jan 1, 2020
End:
Mar 28, 2020
Venue:
Blue Mountain Village
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 ...
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Sports Day in Brampton!

Start:
Apr 4, 2020
End:
Apr 4, 2020
Venue:
Multiple Venues Brampton
Try new activities and play a variety of drop-in sports for FREE! 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Brampton Soccer Centre and Cassie Campbell Community Centre ...
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Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Start:
Apr 4, 2020
End:
Apr 5, 2020
Venue:
Sunderland
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 ...
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Muskoka Maple Festival

Muskoka Maple Festival

Start:
Apr 25, 2020
End:
Apr 25, 2020
Venue:
Downtown Huntsville
This family friendly event celebrates the culmination of the maple harvest in Muskoka and is a full day of fun and activities, vendors and displays, live music, street performers and, most importantly – so ...
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GTA Photography Contest & Exhibit | Views From Generation Z

GTA Photography Contest & Exhibit | Views From Generation Z

Start:
May 2, 2020
End:
May 2, 2020
Venue:
GTA Photography Classes
CALLING ALL YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHERS IN TORONTO! (Ages 8 -17) Free Photography Contest (Deadline to Submit - April 10, 2020) 6 Weeks of Contest Submissions
Submit Your Top 5 Photos (Open Theme!)
 1 Awesome Exhibit / ...
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Earthbound Kids Open House

Earthbound Kids May Open House

Start:
May 3, 2020
End:
May 3, 2020
Venue:
Earthbound Kids
You're invited to Earthbound Kids to enjoy some fun on the farm at our Spring Open House! Our spring Open House will include outdoor play, pony rides*, sports, meet the farm animals, BBQ lunch ...
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Nobleton Victoria Day

Nobleton Victoria Day Fair and Fireworks

Start:
May 18, 2020
End:
May 18, 2020
Venue:
Nobleton Arena Grounds
A full day of family fun at the Nobleton Victoria Day Fair. Held at the Nobleton Arena Grounds, enjoy a kick-off parade, kids activities, entertainment, music, food, midway rides and fireworks at dusk! ...
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Barrie Waterfront Festival

Start:
May 22, 2020
End:
May 24, 2020
Venue:
Barrie Waterfront
Mark your calendar for Barrie's favourite FREE ADMISSION music festival, May 22 - 24th! Come on down to Centennial Park the 16th Annual FREE Barrie Waterfront Festival. There will be live music, delicious beer ...
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Earthbound Kids Open House

Earthbound Kids Spring Open House

Start:
May 31, 2020
End:
May 31, 2020
Venue:
Earthbound Kids
Join us on May 31 at Earthbound Kids to enjoy some fun on the farm at our Spring Open House! Our spring Open House will include outdoor play, pony rides*, sports, meet the farm ...
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Musical Munchkins™ (Music Classes for Babies & Toddlers)

Start:
Dec 29, 2019
End:
Jun 30, 2020
Venue:
Musical Munchkins
Clap, Tap, Sing and Shake with Musical Munchkins! Fun-filled classes for babies and toddlers provide musical experiences with playful rhythms and rhymes in a nurturing environment. Musical movement is introduced with action songs, instrument ...
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kempenfest

Kempenfest

Start:
Jul 31, 2020
End:
Aug 3, 2020
Venue:
Barrie Waterfront
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Kempenfest! This will be our biggest and best event ever. Looking back on 50 years and what's to come in the next 50 years! Ontario's biggest ...
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Cabbagetown Festival

Cabbagetown Festival

Start:
Sep 12, 2020
End:
Sep 13, 2020
Venue:
Cabbagetown
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 ...
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Culture Days at Kortright

Start:
Sep 26, 2020
End:
Sep 27, 2020
Venue:
Kortright Centre for Conservation
GET A TASTE OF WHAT KORTRIGHT HAS TO OFFER ALL YEAR ROUND! Join Kortright staff by our picnic shelter and enjoy a campfire. (Don’t forget to bring your own items to roast!) Dissect an ...
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SugarShackTO

Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath

Start:
Mar 14, 2020
End:
Mar 15, 2020
Venue:
Sherbourne Common
Winter just got a little sweeter on Toronto's waterfront. The fifth annual Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath Sugar returns to Sugar Beach March 14-15 to celebrate all-things maple. Spend the weekend on the ...
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1 thought on “Free Family Events in the GTA”

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    Jordan RiverWheels

    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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