Best Things To Do With Kids in Toronto This Weekend

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Do a bouncy house crawl this weekend: school fun fair season has started!

Food, film, fun fairs, and festivals are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fabulous happenings in Toronto this weekend. Find out what’s happening around the city for kids and families this Saturday and Sunday, 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.

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Top Picks This Weekend

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

CBC Music Festival & CBC Kids Zone


This music festival with an all-Canadian lineup for grown-ups also has small-set performances by festival headliners for kids, CBC Kids hosts, crafts, dress-up, and more. Read more.

Paprika Festival

REGENT PARK • May 20–26
Young artists created the plays, dance performances, workshop productions, experimental art, and more, that is featured at the Paprika Festival. Event website.


DOWNTOWN • Thursday–Sunday
This hit Broadway musical, from the cult film of the same name, brings its David vs. Goliath tale to the Toronto stage. Event website.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

THE ANNEX • May 24–June 2
ReelAbilities showcases films for all ages focusing on the Deaf and disability cultures, by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf. Event website.


The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival showcases performances, workshops, and free events featuring pop, jazz, folk, gospel, choral, barbershop, classical, and world music. Event website.

Toronto Poutine Fest

DOWNTOWN • Friday–Sunday
Live music, art, and entertainment help to celebrate the many, disparate offerings of poutine at Yonge-Dundas Square. Event website.

22 Division Open House

Tour the police station, get fingerprinted, register your bike, learn crime prevention, and enjoy live entertainment from all-girl pop/rock group Girl Pow-R, and a free barbecue. Event website.


LONG BRANCH • Saturday
James Bell School’s fun fair features carnival games, bouncy castles, a jousting court, live music, raffle, silent auction, bake sale, BBQ, and more. Event website.

Colonel Sam Smith Bird Festival

ETOBICOKE • Saturday
Commune with nature and enjoy guided bird tours and exhibits, fun workshops and crafts, all related to Toronto’s diverse population of birds. Event website.

Doors Open Toronto

More than 150 doors that are rarely open to the public fling wide open this weekend, such as Bay Lower Station, the old Don Jail, and water treatment plants. Event website.

Spring Fling Festival

Have a Spring Fling, with children’s crafts, face painting, bouncy castle, parachute games, music, raffle, and a barbecue. Event website.

Toronto Kids Fest

MALTON • Saturday
Silento headlines this outdoor concert event, with fun, games, and music for kids at Woodbine Mall. Read more.

William Burgess School Carnival

EAST YORK • Saturday
Have fun at William Burgess School’s Carnival, with bouncy castles, pony rides, a dunk tank, petting zoo, face painting, games, silent auction, bbq, and more. Event website.


THE BEACH • Saturday–Sunday
Have fun with your best friend as you both enjoy dog talent shows, fashion shows, concerts, and celebrity dogs. Be entertained by Super Dogs and the Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show. Event website.

Bike With Mike

City Councillor Mike Layton hosts this festival of bicycling, with storytelling, races, bike clinics, workshops, and a free BBQ lunch. Event website.

Coming Next Weekend – June 1 & 2, 2019

Festival season has begun! And there’s a focus on art, food and music, theatre, and babies next weekend in the city.

Find more in the events calendar.

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