18 Father’s Day Events in Toronto and the GTA


Father’s Day is coming up fast (June 19), so it’s time to start planning a fun weekend of dad-friendly events. The GTA has everything, from festivals and food, to trains, planes, and automobiles. We put together this list to help you find the perfect event for your dad.

Also be sure to check out our Toronto Events page for a complete list of everything happening in the GTA on Father’s Day weekend.

1. Beach BBQ and Brews Festival – FREE

Spend the day at Woodbine Park’s Beach BBQ and Brews Festival. The weekend-long community event is family friendly and includes live music, a kids’ zone, grilling demos, barbecue competitions, plenty of drink (and beer) vendors, and tons of deliciously tasty ribs. Perfect for dads who love to grill. June 17–19

2. Father’s Day Chocolate Tour

If Dad loves chocolate, let him spend an entire afternoon touring and tasting chocolatey treats from local Toronto shops at the Father’s Day Chocolate Tour. Learn how to make chocolate at a chocolate-making demo hosted by an award winning chocolatier before taking home some of your treats. Perfect for dads with a sweet tooth. June 18

3. Orangeville RAM Rodeo

The Orangeville Fairgrounds is hosting the RAM Rodeo this Father’s Day weekend. Show Dad a good time at this exciting, action-packed rodeo. The live-sport shows include barrel racing, bareback and saddlebronc riding, and even the dangerous sport of bull riding! There will also be a free kids rodeo onsite. Perfect for the cowboy dad. June 18–19

4. Fun and Frolic – FREE FOR DADS

Scenic Caves special Father’s Day promo, Fun and Frolic, allows dads to get in for free with paid child admission for the mini-golf package, or they can enjoy a discounted family eco adventure tour. Other Scenic Caves adventures can include zip lining, treetop walking, nature trails, mini golf, and tons of up-close wildlife and nature interactions. Perfect for fearless dads. June 18–19


Enjoy an entire day of outdoor fun and amazing flying at FLYFEST. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope (Hamilton) puts on an amazing airshow every Father’s Day weekend. Go for discounted rides in one of the many classic aircrafts or take a flight in their new Noorduyn Norseman. Book in advance. Perfect for the dad with wings. June 18–19

6. Springridge Farm Food Truck Festival – FREE

Bring your appetite to the third annual Father’s Day Food Truck Festival at Springridge Farm in Milton. The foodtruck fest is free, while the Fun Farm Yard still has admission. Enjoy a day of fun and food, including ice cream, poutine, meaty treats, pasta, gourmet delights, and more. Perfect for the foodie dad. June 18–19

7. The Battle of Black Creek – FREE FOR DADS

Enjoy a weekend of war reenactments and military encampments at the Battle of Black Creek. And dads are FREE! Crack spy codes, learn how a musket works, and see how casualties are treated. Kids can run drills while Dad heads to the Historic Brewery for some tasty samples. Perfect for history-buff dads. June 18–19

8. Father’s Day Heritage Train Ride

Take your dad for a ride on the York-Durham Heritage Railway. On Father’s Day, dads ride for half-price with the purchase of a child’s ticket. The beautiful Moraine countryside will make you feel like you are taking a trip back through time. Perfect for the railfan dad. June 19

9. Bring a Picnic for Father’s Day

Head to the countryside and enjoy a Picnic for Father’s Day at Westfield Heritage Village. The village is surrounded by woodlands and trails; the perfect place for a beautiful outdoor meal with Dad. Grab some treats and drinks from the General Store to go along with your packed lunch. Afterwards, take a look at the antique machines and vehicles on display alongside the historical buildings. Perfect for the dad who needs a break from city life. June 19

10. Father’s Day at Wild Water Works

Spend the day underwater with Dad at Wild Water Works. Let Dad relax on the lazy river, or get crazy and try the kamikaze slide. It’s a great way to spend a hot day and there will be lots of contests and giveaways. Perfect for the dad who swims like a fish. June 19

11. Markham Museum Father’s Day Pottery

Spend the afternoon at the Markham Museum pottery studio. Together you can create an amazing one-of-a-kind tree handprint tile for Dad that he can cherish for many years to come. Register ahead. Perfect for the artsy dad. June 19

12. Explore with Dad on Father’s Day

Get outside for some fresh air and explore Mountsberg with Dad on Father’s Day. Hunt for frogs and snakes together, watch the dragonflies zooming around, catch some critters, and go on a swamp adventure. After you tire yourselves out, head to the campfire and learn how to build a fire without matches and roast some hot dogs. Register ahead. Perfect for the outdoorsy dad. June 19

13. 6th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show – FREE

On Father’s Day, head to Yorkville for the 6th Annual Exotic Car Show. Dads can get up close and personal with some amazing cars, including classics and brand new designs. The show is free and lasts all afternoon. Perfect for the car-obsessed dad. June 19

14. Richmond Hill’s Farmers’ Market – FREE

Celebrate Father’s Day at the opening of Richmond Hill’s Farmers’ Market. The market has fresh produce, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts (the perfect place to find a gift for Dad), and great family entertainment and activities to keep Dad and the kids busy. Perfect for the dad who shops local. June 19 – Opening Day

15. VIP Daddy Daughter Day

Spend some time bonding on Father’s Day at Glama Gals’ VIP Daddy Daughter Day. The two of you share a whole hour of pampering, including DIY cologne and perfume making, makeovers, chocolate facials, massages, and photo keepsakes. And as you relax, you can enjoy some tasty root beer and pretzels. Perfect for the daddy-daughter duo. June 19

16. Father’s Day Buffet at the Old Mill

Let Dad eat to his heart’s content at the Father’s Day Buffet at the Old Mill. The buffet (brunch or dinner) is made up of delicious traditional treats, which are perfect to enjoy at the historical mill. There is even a kid’s menu for the little ones. Make sure to reserve your table ahead. Perfect for dads with a hollow leg. June 19

17. Father’s Day Chocolate Workshop

The great thing about this Father’s Day Chocolate Workshop is that is combines two passions: crafting and chocolate. Dads will get to taste a variety of chocolates, and will learn how to make coffee-infused truffles. And, he might just be willing to share his masterpiece with you when he gets home. Perfect for dads who loves to bake. June 19

18. Father’s Day Sweet and Savoury Food Tour

Kensington Market is hosting a delicious Father’s Day Sweet and Savoury Food Tour. Grab Dad (and your appetite) and tour around trying sweet and savoury treats from around the world. From Mexican to Chinese, Kensington has it all. You also get to learn the history of the neighbourhood, its stores and the food you sample. Perfect for dads who love to eat. June 19

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