Best Things To Do with Kids in the GTA This Weekend

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Experience a quintessential country fair this weekend in Schomberg. (Photo: Schomberg Fair)

Festivals and fairs all weekend in the GTA, celebrating bees, ribs, summer, dogs, multiculturalism and more! See what’s happening for kids and families this weekend, May 25–26, 2019. Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming up. Browse by dates, category, and free events. Search the events calendar now.

Top Picks This Weekend

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

Schomberg Fair

SCHOMBERG • Thursday–Sunday The ultimate country fair, this annual event features farm animals, crafts, country music, and homecooked meals, as well as the midway, competitions, and displays. Event website.

Rotary Rib’n’Roll

BRAMPTON • Friday–Sunday Come out Brampton’s summer kickoff at Gage Park, with live music, entertainment, and ribs. Sunday is Family Day, with reptile shows, pop-star tribute artist, a battle of the bands, Disney princesses, jumping castles, clowns and magicians, face-painting, and more. Event website.


MISSISSAUGA • Friday–Sunday A kids’ zone complete with games, activities, face painting, and sports demos, add to the multicultural entertainment, delicious cuisine, and music at this Festival of Cultures. Event website.

Newmarket Rib Festival

NEWMARKET • Friday–Sunday A weekend filled with music, kids’ activities, and, of course, ribs, is waiting at Newmarket’s Rib Festival. Event website.

Annual Summer Celebration

ERIN • Saturday Face painting, magic, free food samples, art and music in the park, and sales galore help welcome the advent of warm weather and Summer. Event website.

Boats, Models and Trains

HAMILTON • Saturday–Sunday Demonstrations of miniature engines and radio-controlled model boats, rides on mini steam trains, and a celebration of Meccano Day provide hours of free fun for all ages. Event website.

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

HAMILTON • May 22–26 Be immersed in a theatrical world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity under the big top at this show featuring amazing acrobats, musicians, and singers from around the globe. Event website.

Elora Lions Spring Fundraiser Fireworks

ELORA • Saturday An evening of music, face painting, bouncy castles, and food trucks is punctuated by a fabulous fireworks display. Event website.

National Public Works Day

VAUGHAN • Saturday Music, face-painting, a bike rodeo, balloon twisting, games, mascots, and a barbecue are just some of the things to take part in at this Public Works open house. Event website.

Earthbound Kids Open House

PICKERING • Sunday Meet the farm animals, enjoy outdoor play and sports, and other fun activities at this open house showcasing summer camp programs. Event website.

Coming Next Weekend – June 1 & 2, 2019

Festival season is in full gear, with music, rides, games, and even honey for your festive pleasure.

Go to the calendar for more upcoming events.

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