Best Things To Do With Kids in Toronto This Weekend: June 15 & 16, 2019

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Leslieville Tree Festival

Food, festivals, and…soldiers dominate Father’s Day weekend in Toronto. Find out what’s happening around the city for kids and families this Saturday and Sunday, June 15–16, 2019.

Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming up. Browse by dates, category, and free events.

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Top Picks This Weekend

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

Great Canadian Greek Fest

EXHIBITION • Friday to Sunday
Learn Greek dancing and enjoy live Greek entertainment, shop the Greek market, taste Greek food, and play in the 25,000-square-foot Kids Zone. Event website.

Bells on Danforth

DANFORTH • Sunday
This annual family-friendly pedal-powered parade makes its way from Withrow Park along the Danforth to Pharmacy Avenue and the Oakridge CRC Fun Fair. Event listing.

The Taste of Little Italy

LITTLE ITALY • Friday to Sunday
Experience live music, carnival rides, multicultural vendors, a learn-to-skate park for the kids and, of course, the delectable tastes of Little Italy. Event website.

Foodalicious Toronto

DOWNSVIEW • Saturday and Sunday
Taste a myriad of food while enjoying the bouncy castles, midway rides, carnival games, live music, and prizes in Downsview Park. Event website.

Highland Creek Heritage Festival

SCARBOROUGH • Saturday
One of the earliest settlements in Scarborough is celebrated with cultural dancers, bands, entertainment, kids’ rides, a Toronto Zoo experience, delicious food, and more. Event website.

International Dragon Boat Race Festival

TORONTO ISLAND • Saturday and Sunday
Live entertainment, a cultural expo, and delicious food just add to the excitement of the thrilling spectacle of the Dragon Boat races. Event website.

Leslieville Tree Festival

LESLIEVILLE • Saturday
Local artisans, tasty food, environment exhibits, live music, and kids’ activities come together at this bash on behalf of the urban forest. Event website.

The Ontario Model Soldier Society Annual Show

NEW TORONTO • Saturday
Thousands of model soldiers from a number of countries and historical eras will be on display, and for sale, as well as books, model kits, militaria and more. Event website.

Soldiers and Spies

BLACK CREEK • Saturday and Sunday
Track a Yankee spy, explore the encampments, and watch the live re-enactment of a Revolutionary War–style battle at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Event website.

Afro Vegan Fest

WYCHWOOD • Sunday
African and Caribbean cuisine created with vegan ingredients are highlighted, with live music and free admission for kids under 12. Event website.

Father’s Day Brunch or Dinner Cruise

HARBOURFRONT • Sunday
Take Dad out for a cruise around the harbour, to check out the incredible city skyline views while they enjoy a meal aboard. Event website.

Tape Measure Competition

THE JUNCTION • Sunday
Dad can vie for a trophy for his tape measure maneuvering as he tries to extend the tape without it buckling while the family cheers him on and enjoys some tasty treats. Event website.

VillageFest in the Park

CHURCH WELLESLEY VILLAGE • Sunday
Daytime LGBTQ family programming, evening drag performances, delicious food, and lots of fun will be had in Barbara Hall Park. Event website.

The Yorkville Exotic Car Show

YORKVILLE • Sunday
If you have a kid (or a dad!) who loves cars, bring them over to Yorkville, as over 100 examples of classic and exotic cars shut down Bloor Street for the day. Event website.

Coming Next Weekend – June 22 & 23, 2019

Monster trucks and musicals, tarts and Indigenous arts make next weekend in Toronto one to look forward to.

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