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The BIG Family Day Weekend Event Guide

It’s non-stop fun all weekend with great events for kids and family from February 17-19, 2024! Find festivals, special exhibits, fun activities and more! Visit our event guides to find more kids events in and around the Toronto area, including York Region, Durham, Peel, Halton and Simcoe County.

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Splash'N Boots

Everyone’s favourite duo and their signature big yellow boot, are back to celebrate Family Day! Just off the heels of their second JUNO Award for Heart Parade, and a Canadian Folk Music Award, SPLASH’N BOOTS are bringing their legacy in children’s music to new generations. You’ve seen their hit TV shows on Treehouse TV and Disney Jr., and music videos on Universal Kids’ preschool music show, Get Up and Move, now see them LIVE! This Family Day give your family the gift of FUN, with a show filled with connection, music and heart. 

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Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic

Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow covered mountains and the marigold bridge in Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic. This action-packed extravaganza, featuring Disney’s Moana, Frozen, Coco and Beauty and the Beast with other beloved Disney characters, skates into Oshawa for its debut at the Tribute Communities Centre, February 15-18, 2024 for 8 performances.

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African Rhythms, Art & Music Festival

To celebrate the exhibition “Topographies”, the McMichael is pleased to present two days of art, music and dance that will bring to live the vibrant culture of Africa to Kleinburg. Families can enjoy hands-on art activities, guided exhibition tours of Banza’s work, musical performances, storytelling, and drumming workshops by acclaimed Western African artists currently living in Canada. Don’t miss FREE FAMILY SUNDAY featuring a performance by Njacko Backo and 2-FOR-1 FAMILY DAY MONDAY featuring a workshop and performance by Amadou Kienou.

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Family Day Weekend at the AGO

This Family Day weekend, Kids rule at the AGO! Immerse yourself in a colourful blend of art, culture, and history—and create lasting memories together. From guided tours of our captivating exhibition Life Between Islands, to storytelling with Yolanda T. Marshall, to dance workshops with Jade’s Hip-Hop Academy, gear up for an inspiring dose of entertainment for all. Book your visit.

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Jan 1, 2024 
to May 5, 2024
Square One Shopping Centre
Jurassic World: The Exhibition at Square One Mississauga is a 20,000 square-foot experience based on one of history’s largest blockbusters, and features scenes inspired by the beloved films. Visitors will have the chance to walk through the world-famous Jurassic World ...
Immersive Disney Animation
Jan 1, 2024 
to Mar 24, 2024
Lighthouse Immersive Artspace
At Immersive Disney Animation you won’t just see a whole new world, you’ll become part of it! Step inside your favorite Disney songs and stories – and see them come to life around you. From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, ...
Immersive Van Gogh
Jan 12, 2024 
to Mar 24, 2024
Lighthouse Immersive Artspace
From the originators of the Parisian Atelier des Lumières exhibition that has been seen by more than two million visitors worldwide and has inspired the global trendsetting phenomenon of immersive digital art experiences, comes an all-new visually striking achievement that ...
Hangar Skate
Jan 19, 2024 
to Mar 17, 2024
The Hangar District Ice Rink
A FREE pop-up skating rink outside an 80,000 sq.ft airplane hangar at the Hangar District in Downsview. From January 19 – March 17, there will be open skating on Saturdays and Sundays: 2pm – 5pm (free skating lessons available, details ...
The Skate Escape
Jan 20, 2024 
to Mar 17, 2024
Friday Harbour Resort
Embrace the best of the winter season at Friday Harbour with ice skating, outdoor recreation offers, live entertainment, and more! • Free Ice Skating in the Piazza • Skate and Equipment Rentals available. • Après Skate Domes serving hot chocolate ...
Visit Little Canada
Jan 25, 2024 
to Mar 20, 2024
Little Canada
You could spend a lifetime exploring all of Canada, but luckily for you Little Canada has shrunk the country down so you can see the best it has to offer in one miniature whistle-stop tour. Tap back into your childlike ...
Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits
Jan 27, 2024 
to Apr 21, 2024
Royal Botanical Gardens
Are you ready to meet our super-natural Superheroes? Some plants and animals look extraordinary to us, but their unusual features usually address the most ordinary of tasks: to reproduce, breathe and move around, sense the world, or find food and ...
Young People's Theatre (YPT) Presents: Truth
Jan 29, 2024 
to Feb 23, 2024
Young People’s Theatre
WORLD PREMIERE It’s 1858 on a Virginian tobacco plantation. Deep in a forest, a young Black girl named Phoebe sits in the hollow of a tree, a notebook in her pocket and a harrowing choice ahead. Truth is adapted from ...
Hello Winter
Feb 1, 2024 
to Mar 15, 2024
Heritage Park and Downtown Barrie
Grab your mittens! Barrie Winterfest officially kicks off Hello Winter! Enjoy the many outdoor, arts, culture and community events taking place in February & March. Hello Winter features activities and events for everyone to enjoy, including Barrie Winterfest, Barrie Skating ...
Kuumba
Feb 1, 2024 
to Feb 29, 2024
Harbourfront Centre
Toronto’s largest Black Futures Month celebration continues supporting Black culture. Dance, music, workshops and literary events highlight that the past reaches into the future.  Supported by TD Ready Commitment and the Government of Canada See website for more details on ...
2024 Lunar Lanterns
Feb 2, 2024 
to Feb 29, 2024
Varley Art Gallery of Markham
Soar through the imaginations of Indigenous artists from right here in the Greater Toronto Area. LunarFest GTA’s Lunar Lanterns is lighting up this February in the Varley Art Gallery courtyard. Each artwork shares a unique story, inviting us to learn ...
Space to Spoon
Feb 8, 2024 
to May 20, 2024
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Space to Spoon is a hands-on experience, with stunning graphics and interactive elements for visitors of all ages. The science, technology, and innovation that transform satellite images into agricultural applications are showcased in a way that encourages informal science learning ...
Lunar Nights: Year of the Dragon Festival
Feb 8, 2024 
to Feb 25, 2024
Markham Museum
The Lunar Nights: Year of the Dragon Festival at the Markham Museum illuminates the city with a mesmerizing display of a lantern trail filled with scenes featuring 250+ colourful lanterns, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the lunar new year. ...
Love & Peace Lantern Festival
Feb 9, 2024 
to Feb 25, 2024
Woodside Square Mall
Ancient techniques, Ingenious production “Love and Peace”Lantern Festival is a large-scale international outdoor light show composed of four main thematic elements. Our mission is to guide you through extraordinary scenes from ancient times to the present. Meanwhile, you can explore the ...
Sweet City Fest
Feb 9, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
stackt market
Sweet City Fest is a festival celebrating all things SWEET. Running from FEB 9-19, expect shopping deals, themed vendor markets and workshops, live music nights, Valentine’s Day experiences, food and drink specials, and tons of family activities for the long ...
Enchanted Lights
Feb 10, 2024 
to Mar 10, 2024
Mel Lastman Square
Embrace the magic of the season at Enchanted Lights, an extraordinary winter-themed light show illuminating the hearts of our community! This enchanting event invites all to indulge in the beauty of diverse cultures through a mesmerizing display of lights, entertainment, ...
The Three Little Pigs
Feb 10, 2024 
to Mar 17, 2024
Wychwood Theatre
Embark on a charming and witty adventure with the three little pigs as they battle wits with the big bad wolf. From Stiles and Drewe, the award-winning musical team behind Honk! and Broadway’s Mary Poppins, comes The Three Little Pigs, ...
Après Ski Weekends at The Distillery District
Feb 13, 2024 
to Mar 31, 2024
The Distillery Historic District
The Distillery District has transformed Trinity Square into a cozy, outdoor Après Ski lounge for the winter! Visitors can gather around the fire pits while relaxing on Muskoka chairs wrapped in warm blankets and enjoy: Making S’mores and roasting giant ...
Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic
Feb 15, 2024 
to Feb 18, 2024
Tribute Communities Centre
Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow covered mountains and the marigold bridge in Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic. This action-packed extravaganza, featuring Disney’s Moana, Frozen, Coco and Beauty and ...
Family Friendly Escape Room Adventures
Feb 15, 2024 
to Feb 20, 2024
Looking Glass Adventures
Join us for an unforgettable family adventure this weekend! Our venue is tailor-made for families, offering escape rooms designed with your enjoyment in mind. With games suitable for a variety of ages and skill levels, there’s something for everyone to ...
Enjoy the Ultimate Family Day Weekend Family Camp at the YMCA
Feb 16, 2024 
to Feb 18, 2024
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
Come enjoy some time with your family at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre during our Family Day Weekend Family Camp! This overnight camp will ensure your kids are engaged all weekend long. Mornings will contain age-group activities to provide ...
Canadian International Auto Show
Feb 16, 2024 
to Feb 25, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Canadian International AutoShow features more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions spanning the North and South Buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. With an annual attendance in excess of 330,000, the Canadian International AutoShow is ...
Family Day Treewalk Adventure
Feb 16, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Bruce’s Mill
Join us for a Family Day outdoor adventure! Kids and families can let their imaginations lead the way while they explore our tree-house villages during this 2-hour experience. Travel from tree-house to tree-house along wood bridges and net-walkways, then descend ...
Great Backyard Bird Count in High Park
Feb 16, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
High Park Nature Centre
Join us with your friends and family for one or all four days of our Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) community science birding event. We’ll walk through High Park identifying, learning about and counting the birds we spot. The data ...
Family Art Play for a Good Cause
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 18, 2024
Enjoy The Process Art
Create for a good cause! Join us on the weekends this February where 10% of each registration will be dedicated to supporting Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. Come make colourful memories and contribute to a meaningful cause. Must book before your ...
Family Day at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Families can enjoy extended hours at Ripley’s Aquarium for Family Day Weekend. From February 17-19 the aquarium will be open from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm. Immerse yourself in a world of 20,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater ...
Family Day Weekend at the Aga Khan Museum
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Aga Khan Museum
This coming Family Day Weekend, celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Aga Khan Museum with exciting activities and performances presented in partnership with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Don’t miss our special programming all weekend long! Enjoy ...
Family Day Winter Carnival Weekend
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Schneider Haus National Historic Site
Celebrate Family Day at Schneider Haus with our winter carnival theme all weekend long! Enjoy outdoor games, an obstacle course, a winter scavenger hunt, snow painting, snow science and snow sculpting! (We’re really hoping for snow!). Once you’ve chilled with ...
Ontario Free Family Day Fishing
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Multiple Locations
Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. New this year, the Ontario Government has designated four periods throughout the year as license-free: Family Fishing ...
Family Day Weekend at the ROM
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Royal Ontario Museum
The ROM is set to host an unforgettable Family Day Weekend experience. Highlighting the weekend is the return of Zuul – guests can experience the majesty of ROM’s world-famous ankylosaur – just back from a triumphant tour to Japan. For ...
2024 LunarFest GTA
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 18, 2024
Varley Art Gallery of Markham
Welcome the Year of the Dragon with LunarFest! Returning to Varley Art Gallery courtyard, the Lunar Lanterns brings together local Indigenous artists to share stories that highlight why we are Born to be Free. Join us inside the gallery on ...
Mid-Winter Social: Experience Winter
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Discovery Harbour
Discovery Harbour celebrates winter by welcoming visitors to the historic site in tandem with the Town of Penetanguishene at their 76th Annual Winterama on February 17-19, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily. All the Activities (Saturday, Sunday and ...
Snowy Days at the Village
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 18, 2024
Black Creek Pioneer Village
This Family Day weekend, enjoy a frosty frolic through Black Creek and discover the magic of winters past during Snowy Days at the Village. Learn how to thrive when the land slumbers under snow and ice. Gain important winter survival ...
Family Days at Cambridge Butterfly Academy
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Join us during Family Day weekend to discover cool critters such as: Giant Millipedes Malaysian Jungle Nymphs Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches Thorny Devil stick bugs Tailed Whip Scorpions Spiny Stick Bugs Hornworm caterpillars …and more! We’ll have fun, self-guided programming for ...
Family Day Weekend Activities at Scarborough Museum
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Scarborough Museum
Engage in hands-on, minds-on programming that celebrates the meaning of family, both the ones we are born into and the ones that we create. Grab a warm drink and enjoy a curated selection of books that share stories from families ...
Ski Dagmar Family Day Weekend
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Dagmar Ski Resort
Voted one of the top Toronto winter destinations, Ski Dagmar is the ‘Go To’ Family Resort that everyone is talking about. Our Family Learning Center has it all … Learn to Ski Lessons, Magic Carpet & Specialized Children’s Instructors. Whether ...
Family Day Weekend at the AGO
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Art Gallery of Ontario
This Family Day weekend, Kids rule at the AGO! Immerse yourself in a colourful blend of art, culture, and history—and create lasting memories together. From guided tours of our captivating exhibition Life Between Islands, to storytelling with Yolanda T. Marshall, ...
Family Day Weekend at the TRM
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Toronto Railway Museum
The museum space in Stall 17 is open to visitors this Family Day weekend (including Monday!) and closed from February 20 to 21. Stop by to enjoy exhibits, kids activities, and the train simulator, or browse our most popular items ...
Family Day Drop-In at Todmorden Mills
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Todmorden Mills
Immerse yourselves in a day filled with good vibes and feel a sense of belonging with family and friends! Delve into the remarkable stories of Black inventors and innovators, and create crafts inspired by their ingenuity. Enjoy reading books together ...
Maple Syrup Experience at Elliott Tree Farm
Feb 17, 2024 
to Apr 7, 2024
Elliott Tree Farm
The Elliott Tree Farm 2024 Maple Syrup Experience kicks off on Saturday February 17 for Family Day Weekend! Join us within an hour of the GTA for our annual Canadian tradition with our famous pancake breakfast at the Horse Barn ...
Family Day at the Zoo
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Toronto Zoo
We’re kicking off our 50th Anniversary year at Your Toronto Zoo, and what better way to spend some quality time together this Family Day Long Weekend! With many activities planned all across the Zoo, your visit is sure to be ...
The Philip and Lucinda Dino Show
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 24, 2024
Wychwood Theatre
The Philip & Lucinda Dino-Show follows the two dinosaur explorers extraordinaire, as they set out to understand the Paleozoic Era with song, dance and acrobatics. Philip and Lucinda may be “dino explorers” but they soon discover that their audience is ...
Family Day at Medieval Times
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
This Family Day weekend Experience the Excitement at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament! Enjoy a two hour show and a four-course feast while you witness the pageantry, magnificent horses, authentic jousting and the heart-pounding action of our authentic medieval tournament. ...
Family Day Weekend At Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Fun and learning blast off over three space-themed days. There’s something for everyone at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum this Family Day weekend! Have you always wanted to meet an astronaut? This is your opportunity! Canadian Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams ...
Family Day Weekend at the Joseph Brant Museum
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 17, 2024
Joseph Brant Museum
Create your sound with us at Joseph Brant Museum this Family Day weekend! Explore the Museum, including the “Sound, Just Sound” exhibition. Afterwards, you can create a guitar, panpipes, or harmonica using recyclable materials, and have fun making music with ...
Mississauga Family Day Weekend
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Mississauga Celebration Square
Family Day in Downtown Mississauga celebrates Music as the heartbeat of our community – from hands on activities at Celebration Square to performances at Living Arts Centre that the whole family will enjoy. Mississauga transforms into your own musical playground, ...
Westfall’s World of Wonder Magic Show - Mississauga
Feb 17, 2024 
to Feb 17, 2024
The Rec Room
Join us February 17th for an enchanting day of mind-blowing magic at The Rec Room at Square One in Mississauga. Prepare to be amazed as Chris Westfall takes you on a journey through a world of wonder, where reality and ...
FREE Family Sunday: African Rhythms, Art & Music Festival
Feb 18, 2024 
to Feb 18, 2024
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
To celebrate the exhibition “Topographies”, which explores the work of Montreal-based Congolese artist Moridja Kitenge Banza, the McMichael is pleased to present art, music and dance that will bring to live the vibrant culture of Africa to Kleinburg. Families can ...
Model Railroad Club of Toronto February Shows
Feb 18, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Model Railroad Club of Toronto
Model Railroad Club of Toronto celebrates its 86th Anniversary this year! Since 1938 the Club has welcomed thousands of visitors to Canada’s premier O scale model railroad. From its start in Harry Ebert’s basement, the Club moved to Union Station, ...
Eataly in Famiglia: a Family Day Experience
Feb 18, 2024 
to Feb 18, 2024
Eataly Sherway
This Family Day weekend, caregivers and kiddos can experience a taste of Eataly’s hands-on workshops for free! On Sunday, February 18th from 10am to 3pm Eataly will be hosting a community pasta-making event in the centre court of Sherway Gardens. ...
Family Day Shoppers Marketplace & Family Fun Day
Feb 18, 2024 
to Feb 18, 2024
Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation complex
3rd Annual Family Day Shoppers Marketplace & Family Fun Day Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 18th, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Pickering Recreation Center (CHDC). This isn’t just an event; it’s Durham’s Largest & Most ...
2-FOR-1 Family Monday: African Rhythms, Art & Music Festival
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
To celebrate the exhibition “Topographies”, which explores the work of Montreal-based Congolese artist Moridja Kitenge Banza, the McMichael is pleased to present art, music and dance that will bring to live the vibrant culture of Africa to Kleinburg. Families can ...
Brampton Family Day
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Multiple Locations in Brampton
Celebrate Family Day with us on February 19 by joining us for a variety of free and paid family-friendly activities, city-wide!​ MOUNT CHINGUACOUSY Drop-in tubing will be offered from 10 am – 6 pm, weather and snow conditions permitting on ...
Whitby Family Day
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Families can get out and get active during the Family Day event on February 19, 2024. Join us for skating, swimming, photo ops, and more! Iroquois Park Sports Centre – 500 Victoria St. W. Face painting, Balloon artist, Photo ops ...
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Free Family Fun Day
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
For a tenth consecutive year, the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre will welcome the community on Family Day for a free open house. The Centre has a whole lineup of family-oriented programming scheduled in addition to activities that everyone can ...
Wye Marsh Family Day Weekend
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Have fun outdoors exploring, learning and playing. Experience the best of winter fun by learning all about animal tracks, scats & signs. See some of our raptors & reptiles up close and learn what makes them unique, and SO MUCH ...
Family Day Winter Adventure
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Barrie Community Sports Complex
Choose your adventure! Family Day is the perfect opportunity for families to be active together in the great outdoors at our 9th annual Family Day Winter Adventure at the Barrie Community Sports Complex. Activities & Entertainment DJ Delta Juliet playing ...
Printing Newspapers at Mackenzie House!
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Mackenzie House
Join Mackenzie House for a tribute to the life and work of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first Black woman to publish a newspaper in North America. In 1854, she was publishing her newspaper, The Provincial Freeman, on King Street ...
Family Day at the Gibson House
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Gibson House
Enjoy a day filled with family, friends and fun! With a focus on child friendly weaving and textile experiences, this event will be part of our free general admission programming. Toronto History Museums celebrates Black History Month with Lifting Voices ...
Kids Free on Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Feb 19, 2024 
to Feb 19, 2024
Hockey Hall of Fame
Kids receive VIP status this Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame — along with receiving FREE ADMISSION*, they’ll be greeted with a FREE GIFT, get to PLAY all day within our five interactive zones, and can snap a ...

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