It’s all about the story this weekend, from oral storytelling to your favourite books, and Robert Munsch to A.A. Milne. Find out what’s happening around the city for kids and families this Saturday and Sunday, March 7–8, 2020.
Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming up. Browse by dates, category, and free events.
Top Picks This Weekend
Here are our favourite things coming up for kids and families this weekend in Toronto.
Beauty and the Beast
THE ANNEX • Thursday to April 5
Disney’s musical version of the classic tale of not judging a book by its cover comes to the stage with some brand new songs. Event website.
DOWNTOWN • Saturday and Sunday
Celebrate the city’s 186th anniversary, with live music, a family interaction area, unique activities, food trucks, giveaways, vendors, and more. Event website.
Paper Bag Princess Day
CITY-WIDE • Saturday
The 40th anniversary of Robert Munsch’s much-loved story is celebrated with stories, songs, crafts, puppet shows, giveaways and more at library branches throughout Toronto. Event website.
Stories and Songs and Rhymes, Oh My!
TORONTO • Saturday
Story tellers Carol Ashton, Rita Cos, and Sally Jaeger entertain children with stories, rhymes, and songs at the Bata Shoe Museum. Event website.
Toronto Lit Up: I Am a Polar Bear and I Am a Beaver
LESLIEVILLE • Saturday
Author Paul Covello reads from and signs his two new picture books. Kids can also enjoy face painting, crafts, and cookies. Event website.
Toronto Storytelling Festival
CITY-WIDE • Saturday to March 29
Local, national, and international story tellers weave their tales in a number of venues across the city. Event website.
Waterfront Toronto Science Fair
DON VALLEY • Saturday
Check out the hands-on activities and science experiments while learning about designing and building bridges, roads and parks. Event website.
Weave a Sewing Basket
SCARBOROUGH • Saturday
Find out more about Ojibwa culture and learn Indigenous teachings and traditions while creating a sewing basket using time-honoured techniques. Event website.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
YORKVILLE • Saturday to August 3
Immerse yourself in the magical world of Pooh, with interactive activities, recreated environments, historical items, and more, happening at the ROM. Event website.
DOWNTOWN • Sunday
FAN EXPO hosts this fun skate for cosplay enthusiasts, with DJ Keely Valentine, a photo booth, and march and giveaways. Event website.