What To Do With Kids This Weekend in the GTA – July 13 & 14, 2019

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The Cantebury Folk Festival (photo: mylofo.com)

Festivals celebrating culture and multiculturalism, folk music, and community dominate this weekend in the GTA. See what’s happening for kids and families this weekend, July 13–14, 2019.

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Top Picks This Weekend

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

Canterbury Folk Festival

INGERSOLL • Friday to Sunday
Breakfast in the park starts the day off right! Then enjoy the children’s stage, dance, crafters, delicious food, and music, of course! Event website.


BRAMPTON • Friday to Sunday
Dancing, martial arts, music, drumming, and food from around the world is celebrated at the over a dozen pavilions celebrating multiculturalism. Event website.

Day Out With Thomas – The Steam Team Tour

ST. THOMAS • Friday to Sunday
Kids can ride the most famous train in the world, while enjoying arts & crafts, story telling, videos, and live entertainment. Have fun playing with bubbles, train play tables, and model railways. Event website.

Ride along with Thomas this weekend (photo: Ride Along with Thomas - St. Thomas)
Ride along with Thomas this weekend (photo: Ride Along with Thomas – St. Thomas)

Egyptian Coptic Festival

Celebrate Egypt’s past, present, and future, through performances, puppet shows, artifacts, and traditional food. Enjoy family fun, kids’ activities, and the kids’ fun zone. Event website.

Family Summer Carnival

HAMILTON • Saturday
Learn about horses and try out your riding skills at the Family Summer Carnival. Enjoy bouncy castles and games, family activities, and more, at this unique event hosted by the Canadian Paso Fino Horse Society. Event website.

Markham Diversity Festival

MARKHAM • Saturday and Sunday
A kids’ drum village and play zone, live music, dance competitions, art exhibitions, and international food are all part of this celebration of diversity. Event website.

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

HAMILTON • Saturday
People of all ages are invited to dress in their best Cathy from Wuthering Heights cosplay and reenact the dance from Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights video. Event website.

Hillside Festival

GUELPH • Friday to Sunday
The Rainbow stage featuring kids’ musical favourites like Splash ‘N’ Boots and Nancy Kopman, a Youth Showcase, kids’ workshops and yoga, and spoken word performances complement the outstanding live music lineup. Event website.

The official artwork by Hillside Festival artist in residence Maria Ibarra.
The official artwork by Hillside Festival artist in residence Maria Ibarra.

Vaughan Latin Festival

VAUGHAN • Saturday
A Paw Patrol meet-and-greet, a Kids Zone, storytelling, music, dance, and food are featured at Vaughan’s Latin Festival! Don’t miss out on the Kids Zumba at 12:45pm or face painting in the Kids Zone. Event website.

MP Jowhari’s Fourth Annual Community BBQ

MP Majid Jowhari offers entertainment, music, performances, and food at his annual community event in Mill Pond Park. Event website.

Coming Next Weekend – July 20 & 21, 2019

Check out some big trucks and crazy cars, visit a country fair, and experience the bard next weekend in the GTA.

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