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!

Food Truck’N Friday

Start:
Aug 23, 2019
End:
Aug 23, 2019
Venue:
Mississauga Celebration Square
For the 1st time ever Food Truck'N Friday is coming to Mississauga for 5 dates throughout the summer. Toronto's best food trucks, free admission, rain or shine! Save the dates, plan accordingly, tag a ...
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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 2019: Riding the Waves with Vietnam

Start:
Aug 23, 2019
End:
Aug 25, 2019
Venue:
Harbourfront Centre
At TAIWANfest 2019, prepare to experience the vibrant and eye-catching performances of the Robot Princes that are not only are entertaining to watch, but also carries rich Taiwanese temple culture and heritage - a ...
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MW Artists Pottery Open House

Start:
Aug 24, 2019
End:
Aug 25, 2019
Venue:
MW Artists
Free Admission, Pottery Wheel Demo, Coffee Tea Snacks, Parking Available, Members Show & Sale and NEW Gift Shop! FIRST 50 PEOPLE RECEIVE A FREE GIFT ...
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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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Free Workshops at Art One Academy Markham!

Start:
Aug 30, 2019
End:
Aug 30, 2019
Venue:
Art One Academy Markham
Art One Academy Markham would be delighted to invite you to come and have fun with us at our 1.5-hour Art Workshops. Students ages 4 and up will spend the day creating beautiful one-of-a-kind ...
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Fun Research Study in Waterloo Ontario

Start:
Jul 24, 2019
End:
Sep 1, 2019
Venue:
University of Waterloo
Do you have children aged 4 to 8? Come participate in a fun research project at a local museum. There is no cost. We are currently booking parents and children for Wednesdays, Fridays and ...
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Come For a FREE Trial Class This Summer!

Come For a FREE Trial Class This Summer!

Start:
Jul 29, 2019
End:
Sep 1, 2019
Venue:
Our Fall Registration is NOW ON! Why not come for a FREE trial class this summer to experience a class before registering?! Attend a trial class and receive 8 of our songs to play ...
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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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Doors Open Markham

Start:
Sep 7, 2019
End:
Sep 7, 2019
Venue:
Doors Open Markham is your chance to explore the buildings that tell our city’s stories. From art galleries to carousels, business hubs and community centres, sacred spaces to historical gems, trains and firetrucks. Doors ...
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Doors Open Markham

Doors Open Markham

Start:
Sep 7, 2019
End:
Sep 7, 2019
Venue:
Doors Open Markham is your chance to explore the buildings that tell our city’s stories. From art galleries to carousels, business hubs and community centres, sacred spaces to historical gems, trains and firetrucks. Doors ...
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Aurora Multicultural Festival

Start:
Sep 7, 2019
End:
Sep 7, 2019
Venue:
Aurora Town Park
Join us as we celebrate diversity and come together as a community at Aurora’s Multicultural Festival. This exciting festival will be taking place on Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aurora Town Park. Entertainment will include ...
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Whitby Children’s Business Fair

Start:
Sep 8, 2019
End:
Sep 8, 2019
Venue:
Abilities Centre
Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business! Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace ...
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Taste of the Kingsway 2019

Start:
Sep 6, 2019
End:
Sep 8, 2019
Venue:
Fun for the whole family! Discover international cuisines, continuous live entertainment and fresh food at Taste of the Kingsway! Midway, dog shows, vendors! This Annual festival is a renowned culinary and entertainment experience. Over ...
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Cabbagetown Festival

Cabbagetown Festival

Start:
Sep 7, 2019
End:
Sep 8, 2019
Venue:
Cabbagetown
The Cabbagetown Festival returns once again, this year celebrating its historic 40th ‘birthday’ Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2016. Great food, local vendors and fabulous entertainment including a kids activity zone! ...
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Taste of the Kingsway Festival

Start:
Sep 6, 2019
End:
Sep 8, 2019
Venue:
Taste of the Kingsway
Discover international cuisines, continuous live entertainment and fresh food at Taste of the Kingsway! This Annual festival is a renowned culinary and entertainment experience ...
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Shakespeare in the Park

Start:
Jul 11, 2019
End:
Sep 13, 2019
Venue:
High Park
Shakespeare in High Park, one of Toronto's favourite summer traditions, returns for its 37th season with two adaptations of the Bard's most popular and enduring works. The battle of sexes is on full display ...
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Markham Sports Day

Start:
Sep 15, 2019
End:
Sep 15, 2019
Venue:
Markham Pan Am Centre
Join us for Markham’s signature sporting event that builds community, celebrates the power of sport, and strengthens our national spirit while facilitating healthy, active living. Bring your bike and get safety tips from Can-Bike ...
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BPL Comic Con

Start:
Sep 21, 2019
End:
Sep 21, 2019
Venue:
Barrie Public Library Downtown Branch
Our 4th annual BPL Comic Con® takes place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. With over 2,000 people attending in the past, we can't wait for the fun and excitement this year. Join us for ...
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The Word On The Street Toronto

The Word On The Street Toronto

Start:
Sep 17, 2019
End:
Sep 22, 2019
Venue:
Harbourfront Centre
It’s a festival 30 years in the making—The Word On The Street Toronto has championed literacy and excellent Canadian writing since 1989, delighting audiences of all ages with author readings and featured programming alongside ...
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Barrie Culture Days

Barrie Culture Days

Start:
Sep 27, 2019
End:
Sep 29, 2019
Venue:
City of Barrie
The City of Barrie is proud to celebrate Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration designed to catalyze and inspire public participation in arts and culture from September 27 to 29, 2019. Culture Days is a ...
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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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Earth Run and Fall Festival

Start:
Oct 19, 2019
End:
Oct 19, 2019
Venue:
Zoo Road Welcome Area
The Rouge is home to many historic and significant travel paths. Indigenous peoples used these paths since time immemorial, running from community to community delivering messages, for protection, for ritual and for sport. Then, ...
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Music Wonderland (3-4 years old)

Music Wonderland (3-4 years old)

Start:
Jun 1, 2019
End:
Oct 31, 2019
Venue:
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre
Music Wonderland is a class specifically designed to nurture this important developmental stage through the learning and enjoyment of music with parents and new friends. Music Wonderland begins teaching music through a very natural ...
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Rainbow Songs Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers

Rainbow Songs Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers

Start:
Jul 24, 2019
End:
Dec 31, 2019
Venue:
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA
Rainbow Songs is Toronto largest and best loved music program for babies and toddlers. Sign up for a free preview class at any of our 20 locations in Toronto. Rainbow Songs offers a inclusive, ...
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1 COMMENT

  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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