I love family and what better way to spend Family Day by spending time with those you love. I have family coming in from out-of-town and Hubby, Princess and I will be spending time with them. Here are just a few things that are happening around Toronto this Family Day Weekend.
- Woofjocks Canine Performance. On Monday, February 18th, Toronto’s Waterfront will be hosting Woofjocks Canine Performances for free. Times are 11:30, 1pm, 2:30 and 4 with photo opportunities at the end of each show. Come enjoy!
- Free Crafts & Family Movies. From 2-4 on Family, the Queen’s Quay Terminal has a fun packed afternoon of family fun with crafts, face painting and movies.
- Fantasy Fair. Woodbine Fantasy Fair is open this Family Day from 10 – 6. Come enjoy an indoor fairground and all the fun that goes with it.
- Family Day Weekend at Toronto Zoo. Fur family meet human family! Come see all the animals and their cute babies.
- Kids Fest Toronto. On the 17th and 18th, come by Kids Fest, Canada’s Largest Indoor Inflatable Show. Enjoy as your kids jump, bounce and play!
Woofjocks Canine Performance
The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder but this long weekend is the last time children and their families get to enjoy summertime fun. Labour Day marks the last long weekend before school begins and here is a list of things to do in Toronto.
- Canadian National Exhibition or CNE. This is the event to go to this weekend. Carnival rides, cotton candy and attractions, the CNE guarantees great family fun. This weekend there will be Petting Zoo’s, Reptile Shows, Circus workshops and My Little Pony show.
- Circus! The Exhibit. At the Ontario Science Centre, Circus! The Exhibit will be teaching the science behind juggling, the flexibility of contortionists and the physics of human cannonballs.
- Movie Under the Stars. At Downsview Park on August 31st, Dolphins Tale will be playing for free at 9 pm. Bring your own blanket and snacks and enjoy family movie night in a new and exciting way.
- Ultimate Dinosaurs. Giants of Gondwana have come to the Royal Ontario Museum and this exhibit will be sure to enlighten your little ones and is good for all ages.
- WoofJocks. If your children love dogs, then this is the event for you. Come watch canine sports and demonstrations for free!
Enjoy this long weekend with your family!
One of the perks of living in a major city is that there is always lots of fun-filled things to do with the family, especially on a long weekend. Here are just a few things that you and the family can enjoy this Canada Day!
- Toronto Ribfest. A personal favourite of mine, this combines two of my choice pastimes; eating and carnival rides. With a selection of 16 rib vendors, live music, shopping, fireworks, carnival rides & games, this is sure to be great time for the whole family. Running from the 29th to the 2nd, from 11 am – 11 pm, its sure to be a good time!
- Canada Day Celebrations at Woofjocks. If you are a dog lover, than this is for you. Located at The Pet Discovery Centre at 245 Queen’s Quay West where there will be demo’s of canine sports. Best of all, admission is free!
- Canada Day at Queen’s Park. A tradition dating back to 1967, celebrating Canada Day at Queen’s Park kicks off on July 1st at noon with the 21-Gun salute. Food, entertainment, ride and activities for kids, youth and adults!
- Canada Day at Fort York. Come celebrate Canada Day and the bicentennial of the War of 1812. There are fun activities for the kids, like singing and dancing with songs from the 1812, writing letters to the children of 2212, scavenger hunts and crafts. From 10 – 5 on July 1st at the Fort York National Historic Site. Admission is free.
- Canada Day at High Park. From 12 – 4:30, learn all there is to learn about Canada Day, The War of 1812 and the founding of High Park itself. Admission is free.
- The Red, White & Vinyl Festival. Vinyl 95.3 is hosting the third annual Red, White & Vinyl festival at Woodbine Park. With all-Canadian line up, Family Fun Zone, Disco Party and the fireworks from Ashbridges Bay, rain or shine, this event is sure to go out with a bang!
- Canada Day Sweet’s Tour. Take a stroll in the Kensington Market for a Canadian Culinary tasty tour where you can sample our national sweet treats like butter tarts and maple syrup! With a guided tour, samples and sweets, how can you go wrong!
- For a full list of events, check out Toronto4Kids.com.
Image from fitnesseast.ca