What To Do In The GTA for Family Day Weekend 2020

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Family Day Weekend is here, and with it festivals galore. Festivals about winter, mac and cheese, space travel, and just pure play! Make some slime, taste a butter tart, watch some b-ball. From the winter weather to Black History month, celebrations continue this weekend.

See what’s happening for kids and families this Family Day weekend, February 15–17, 2020.

Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming soon. Browse by dates, category, or search for free events.

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Here are our favourite things coming up for kids and families this weekend in the Greater Toronto Area.

Durham Region

From butter tarts to horse-drawn carriage rides and face painting, there are events happening across the Durham Region to help you keep the kids busy this long weekend.

Pickering Butter Tart Festival

PICKERING • Saturday

Face painting, fun, and butter tarts make this Saturday a delicious one at the Pickering Butter Tart Festival. Event website.

Family Day: Passport to Fun

SCUGOG • Monday

Have a fantastic Family Day with face painting, inflatables, crafts, skating, and games at this Family Day fundraising event. Event website.

Willowtree Farm Family Day Fun


Horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, crafts, and roasting marshmallows at the bonfire help make this the perfect outdoor Family Day event. Event website.

Halton Region & Hamilton

Take the kids to space, or take them back in time this weekend in the Halton Region and Hamilton, with unique events happening all long weekend.

Hamilton Winterfest

HAMILTON • January 30–February 17

Hamilton’s Winterfest closes with a bang this Family Day Weekend, with Winter Bike Day, story times, STEM workshops, crafting, film events, skating, and more! Event website.


HAMILTON • Saturday–Monday

Kids can have fun with inflatables, a portable planetarium, mad science experiments, and exotic birds, while parents enjoy the door prizes and exhibitors. Event website.

Snowflakes and Snowsnakes

MILTON • Saturday–Monday

Explore the longhouse and take part in winter activities and crafts at Crawford Lake.Event website.

Space Weekend

HAMILTON • Saturday–Monday

Meet an actual astronaut, experience virtual reality launch prep, check out the sky in the 360-degree planetarium, and learn all about space travel in this space-themed weekend at the Canadian Warplane Museum. Event website.

Peel Region

Keep the kids warm this weekend with exciting indoor activities happening across Peel Region.

Mac and Cheese Festival

MISSISSAUGA • Friday–Sunday

Dance classes, racing simulators, board games, and old-school video games all set the backdrop for North America’s largest Mac and Cheese Festival, with more than 40 delicious creations ready to satisfy. Event website.


MISSISSAUGA • Saturday–Monday

With over 30 inflatables, an arcade, live entertainment, meet-and-greets with characters from PAW Patrol and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and exotic animals, kids will have a great time at KidsFest. Event website.

Dog Man: The Musical


Dav Pilkey’s runaway kid-lit sensation comes to the stage as the crime-fighting dog/man hybrid tries to save the city from some dastardly bad guys. Event website.

York Region

Take the kids to a family Zumba class or enjoy an arctic adventure in Aurora this Family Day Weekend in York Region.


NEWMARKET • Saturday

Start with a pancake breakfast and enjoy the rest of the day learning to curl, skating, checking out the ice sculptures, playing in the Sports Zone, making arts and crafts, and playing games. Event website.

Arctic Adventure

AURORA • Monday

Mini snow tubing, circus performers, live winter animal shows, chainsaw battles, inflatables, and ice skating are all packed into a day of free family fun. Event website.

Family Fun Day Health & Active Living Fair


Head to the EG Sports Complex for a pond hockey tournament, free ice skating, an outdoor barbecue, and live music at this fair of local family-friendly vendors. Event website.

Free Family Day Open House at Kortright

VAUGHAN • Monday

Admission to the Kortright Centre for Conservation is free on Family Day (noon–3 pm) for an open house event. Find out all about outdoor learning at the Nature School. Event website.

Fun Family Activities in Vaughan

VAUGHAN • Monday

Vaughan recreation centres are operating free or half-price programs for kids and families all day, including Zumba, outdoor skating, squash, family yoga, swimming, crafting, and more. Event website.

Beyond the GTA

Looking to get a bit further from home? These events outside of the GTA are sure to keep the entertained.

Family Days at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

CAMBRIDGE • Saturday–Monday

As well as thousands of butterflies, you’ll be able to check out the Hug-a-Bug insect petting zoo to get up close and personal with giant millipedes, hissing cockroaches, scorpions, stick bugs, and more. Event website.

Family Weekend at Blue Mountain

BLUE MOUNTAIN • Saturday–Monday

There’s so much to do in Blue Mountain Village this weekend, with snowshoe tours, scavenger hunts, eating contests, dancing, magic shows, fireworks, giant games, and the brilliance of Blumination Dream Trail. Event website.

Family Fishing Events

Various locations • Saturday–Monday

Free family fishing days and derbies are taking place throughout southern Ontario (Orangeville, Georgina, Cambridge, and more) to promote the sport and welcome new fisher people into the fold. Event website.

Family Ice Fishing Day


Enjoy a free day of ice fishing with prizes, then make your way to the post-fishing activities in Peterborough fro more family fun. With a winter BBQ, archery, fly tying, a scavenger hunt, games, and crafts, there’s something for everyone. Event website.


KITCHENER • Saturday–Monday

The name says it all, really! Animatronic dinosaurs, inflatables, amusement rides, live entertainments, a petting zoo, crafting activities, LEGO, and more will greet you at Kidapalooza. Event website.

Coming Next Weekend: February 22–23

The GTA stage is a diverse one next weekend, with choices of creepy and kooky or tuneful and boppy entertainment.

Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming soon. Browse by dates, category, or search for free events.

Search the events calendar now.

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