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Toronto and Area Weekend Event Guide for Families | June 28-July 1, 2024

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Royal Canadian International Circus

Making it’s Toronto debut this weekend! The 2024 Royal Canadian International Circus under the Big Top will visit Etobicoke from June 27 to July 1 for 11 spectacular shows. Jam-packed with explosive live entertainment and acts from all over the world, that will mesmerize, amaze, and astound you!

Bradford West Gwillimbury Canada Day
Jul 1, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury invites everyone to join in on the Canada Day celebrations on Monday, July 1 at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre. The festivities commence at 4:00pm, and includes entertainment, music, food, the official ...
Canada Day Celebration 2024
Jul 1, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Mississauga Celebration Square
Celebrate Canada’s 157th birthday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the heart of Mississauga with family entertainment and activities, a live concert, Square One giveaways, and 30+ food vendors serving up curbside cuisine, in partnership with Night Market TO. ...
Markham Canada Day Celebrations
Jul 1, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Markham Centre
Markham, it’s time to celebrate! Join us on Canada Day (July 1) from 3 to 10:30 PM at Markham Centre in Downtown Markham (Birchmount Road/Enterprise Boulevard). We have an action-packed day planned with lots of free and fun activities for ...
City of Richmond Hill - Canada Day Celebration
Jul 1, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Richmond Green Park
Richmond Hill’s annual Canada Day celebrations features a day full of live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, artist exhibits, midway and a one of the best fireworks displays in York Region.
ROM is Free on Canada Day
Jul 1, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Royal Ontario Museum
With free admission on Canada Day and Free Main Floor all summer, ROM welcomes all to make a life-long connection with the Museum. On Canada Day, Monday, July 1, ROM officially kicks off the summer and invites all to enjoy ...
Canada Day Strawberry Festival
Jul 1, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Downey’s Farm Market
Celebrate Canada’s Birthday on July 1st at Downey’s Canada Day Strawberry Festival. Lots of fun, entertainment, great food and strawberries! The Canada Day celebration includes a strawberry pancake breakfast, Farmyard fun activities fr kids, live music, K9 Dog show, Magic ...
Port Hope Canada Day Celebration
Jul 1, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Multiple Locations in Port Hope
Canada Day is a nation-wide celebration and a long-standing Port Hope tradition. Our events program has been designed to safely connect us as friends, neighbours and Canadians this July. For 2024, event attendees can expect traditional event components, such as ...
Canada's Wonderland Canada Day Fireworks
Jul 1, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Canada’s Wonderland
On select dates throughout the season, Canada’s Wonderland will present its spectacular fireworks display when the Park closes at 10 p.m. (weather permitting). Spend your day enjoying our 200 attractions, including our 18 roller coasters and then settle in for ...
Aurora Canada Day
Jun 30, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Lambert Wilson Park
It’s time to have some fun and celebrate Canada’s Birthday in Aurora! Dance in the Park Sunday, June 30, 2024 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location – Aurora Town Park (49 Wells Street) Bring out your dancing shoes and kick ...
Weekend Festivals at Celebration Square
Jun 29, 2024 
to Jun 30, 2024
Mississauga Celebration Square
Enjoy free weekend Festivals at Mississauga Celebration Square! From May to October, experience all of the food, music, entertainment and culture with your friends and family.
Q107 Canada Day Fest 2024
Jun 29, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Woodbine Park
Get ready to rock your red and white with us at the Q107 Canada Day Weekend! On Saturday, June 29, Sunday, June 30 & Monday July 1st join us live on location for loads of food, fun and good tunes! ...
Rhythms of Canada Festival 2024
Jun 29, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Aga Khan Museum
The city’s most exhilarating summer festival is back from June 29 to July 1 for three days of delicious food, activities for all ages, special programming, entrancing musical performances by local artists, and our world-class Collections of art from across ...
Canada Day at Blue Mountain
Jun 29, 2024 
to Jul 1, 2024
Blue Mountain Village
Join us to celebrate Canada Day – celebrating our home and native land with live music, roaming entertainment, fireworks and more! Wear your best red and white gear and join us for a celebration in the heart of the Blue ...
Stouffville Strawberry Festival
Jun 28, 2024 
to Jun 30, 2024
Memorial Park Stouffville
The Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival takes place over the Canada Day weekend and is run for the benefit of our community – all the Festival organized entertainment and kids’ activities are free. From the festival market, to inflatables, live entertainment, the ...
Barrie Splash ON
Jun 28, 2024 
to Aug 31, 2024
Barrie Splash ON
Make Your Splash at Canada’s Biggest & Wildest waterfront attraction! Our water parks are giant floating playgrounds! Each of our locations include tons of different action-packed and fun filled obstacles! Think climbing walls, monkey bars, swings, slides, trampolines, balance beams ...
Visit a Lavender Field
Jun 22, 2024 
to Aug 4, 2024
Locations across Ontario
Visit a lavender fields in late June through to early August. These beautiful farms make for the prettiest day trips and many locations offer little shops with lavender products like essential oils, soaps and scent sachets. These farms are a ...
Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play!
Jun 15, 2024 
to Jul 7, 2024
Wychwood Theatre
Best Time Ever Pals! Piggie is excited, because she has no idea what is going to happen today-which means that anything is possible. Like skipping. Or ping pong. Or a party invitation! Party invitation?! Good thing Gerald knows how to ...
Wild Cats at the ROM
Jun 15, 2024 
to Oct 20, 2024
Royal Ontario Museum
The purr-fect exhibition for the whole family! They are ferocious wild predators with razor-sharp retractable claws—and they may be in your home! Domestic house cats (scientific name Felis silvestris catus) are just one of the felines set to take over ...
Earth: An Immersive Journey
Jun 1, 2024 
to Jul 31, 2024
Royal Ontario Museum
Have you ever marveled at the sound of rain or the smell of freshly mowed grass? Then slow down and embrace the wonders of nature in Earth: An Immersive Journey—a multisensory tour through several of our planet’s vibrant ecosystems. From ...
Centreville Summer Fun
Jun 1, 2024 
to Aug 31, 2024
Centreville
Centreville Theme Park is nestled in over 600 acres of parkland on Toronto’s Centre Island with more than 30 rides and attractions and 14 mouth-watering food outlets, Centre Island’s iconic Centreville Amusement Park is the ultimate summer destination for families ...
Visit Ripley's Aquarium
Jun 1, 2024 
to Aug 31, 2024
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Immerse yourself in a world of 20,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure. With more than 5.7 million litres of water, North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel! Families can get up close and personal with touch exhibits featuring ...
Arcadia Earth
May 29, 2024 
to Aug 5, 2024
The Well
An immersive journey through planet Earth!  Arcadia Earth is a multi-sensory journey that combines creative art installations and exciting technology to inspire visitors to take action towards a more sustainable future. This immersive experience showcases the beauty of our planet ...
African Lion Safari 2024 Season
May 4, 2024 
to Oct 13, 2024
African Lion Safari
Canada’s Original Safari Adventure, African Lion Safari will open for the season on May 4th! Get Closer Than You Ever Imagined to lions, giraffe, cheetah, rhinos and over 1,000 other exotic birds and animals, located in Cambridge Ontario. It’s the ...
Toronto Tall Ship Boat Cruises
May 4, 2024 
to Jul 16, 2024
The Tall Ship Kajama
This is your chance to experience Toronto’s only tall ship boat cruise! Sail aboard the ‘Tall Ship Kajama,’ a traditional 165-foot, 3-masted schooner boat, and relax with a cold drink from the fully-stocked bar or order from the restaurant. You’ll ...
Canada's Wonderland Open for the Season
May 3, 2024 
to Oct 27, 2024
Canada’s Wonderland
Welcome back to Canada’s Wonderland! It’s time for another great season and we’re excited to welcome our guests back to all the FUN. Get ready for another year of big thrills and world-class attractions at Canada’s premier amusement park. The ...
Cirque du Soleil ECHO
May 1, 2024 
to Jul 21, 2024
Under the Big Top
Cirque du Soleil brings surprising new twists under the Big Top with Cirque du Soleil ECHO, a story of connection, intention, and the symbiotic unions between humans and the animal kingdom. Fueled by the power of change, the hope of ...
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