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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!

BrooksFarms Virtual MapleFest
Brooks Farms Virtual Maplefest
Mar 11, 2021 
to May 1, 2021
Online Virtual Event
Hey Farm Fans! Since you could not attend Maplefest this year, we decided to bring Maplefest to YOU! Follow along with Farmer Maddie as she takes you through...
Merce Cunningham Double Feature
Mar 26, 2021 
to May 21, 2021
Online Virtual Event
A one of a kind program illuminating the legacy of one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century: Merce Cunningham. Catch on demand performances from Fall...
Ontario Science Center Science at Home
Apr 1, 2021 
to May 1, 2021
Online Virtual Event
Science is everywhere. Learning can happen anywhere. For the family that loves to experiment, this Do It Yourself series is sure to inspire your inner scientist. We’ve got...
CirqueConnect: Cirque du Soleil Online
Apr 1, 2021 
to May 1, 2021
Online Virtual Event
Access Cirque du Soleil online content, all in one place with special programs for kids and 60 minute specials featurng scenes from Cirque du Soleils recent shows like...
Beaches Bunny Hop
Beaches Easter Day 5k & 1k Bunny Hop
Apr 2, 2021 
to Apr 30, 2021
Online Virtual Event
Run for Fun in the Beaches this Easter! Run up until April 30, 2021 We will hold this year’s event as a Virtual Race. Everyone will be able...
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The Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights
Apr 9, 2021 
to Apr 22, 2021
Varley Art Gallery
Amidst the darkness of recent times, six lunar lanterns are set to light up Unionville this April, featuring the artwork of local Indigenous artists including Mark Seabrook, Philip...
Spring Break Activities in Brampton
Apr 10, 2021 
to Apr 18, 2021
Smiles for spring break! Beginning April 10, enjoy a variety of FREE virtual programs led by City of Brampton instructors! To register, visit
Orillia Perch Festival
Orillia Perch Festival
Apr 17, 2021 
to May 15, 2021
Orillia and Area Lakes
The Orillia Perch Festival is one of the largest registered fishing derbies in Canada. This event is geared to participants of all ages and ability levels and is...
Arctic Reading Circle
Apr 21, 2021 
to Apr 21, 2021
Online Virtual Event
Arctic Reading Circle is excited to be hosting weekly read aloud meetings every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5-5:45 pm. We’ve created a virtual space to allow children to...
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One Billion Steps Challenge, powered by Cleo
May 1, 2021 
to May 31, 2021
Online Virtual Event
Take the One Billion Steps Challenge and STEP UP for breast cancer research. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s, (BCSC), annual...
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Celebrate National Youth Week
May 1, 2021 
to May 8, 2021
National Youth Week is May 1 – 7. Join us online for a week of FREE virtual events and activities to celebrate youth! To register, visit
FREE online dance classes May 2021 (Markham & Stouffville)
May 1, 2021 
to May 31, 2021
FREE Dance Classes May 2021! …yup, you read it correctly! PULSE IS GIVING BACK‼️ We are extremely excited to offer FREE Online Dance Classes for the month of...
We Play Too: Girls and Women in Sports Leadership Conference
May 2, 2021 
to May 2, 2021
Online Virtual Event
Interact with industry-leading experts, learn how to use sport to your advantage in your career, receive assistance building a road map for a career in or out of...
Temple Sinai YoFe Shabbat with friends Judy & David
May 28, 2021 
to May 28, 2021
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Temple Sinai YoFe Shabbat with friends Judy & David Friday May 28 at 5.00 p.m. YoFe Shabbat is a fun, musical, whole-family Shabbat celebration. Join our clergy along...
Orillia SPring Boat and Cottage Show
Spring Boat & Cottage Show
Jun 11, 2021 
to Jun 11, 2021
Port of Orillia
Ontario’s Lake Country is your four season destination located at an hour North from Toronto. Boasting some of the best resorts, venues and attractions in Ontario such as...
Christmas in June
Jun 26, 2021 
to Jun 26, 2021
Port of Orillia
Ontario’s Lake Country is your four season destination located at an hour North from Toronto. Boasting some of the best resorts, venues and attractions in Ontario such as...

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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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