Basketball, magic, coyotes, spiders! We’re all over the map this weekend (literally!) with all the fun things to do in the GTA. Whether you have some little scientists or budding hoopsters, some hungry monkeys or the next Tessa and Scott, we’ve got you covered.
Here are our top picks for this weekend, January 19–20, 2019. Check out the full events calendar for even more fun things to do this weekend.
Stratford Winterfest (Stratford)
Ice building, wood carving, face painting, pony and train rides, a snow slide, inflatables, skating, mini golf…. There’s so much to do at Winterfest that we can’t even list everything! Friday–Sunday
Fire and Ice Festival (Caledon)
Alton Village hosts its 10th annual event, featuring ice sculptures and bonfires, guided forest walks, a petting zoo, geocaching, art workshops, food trucks and beverages, live music, skating and more. Don’t miss Saturday evening’s fire sculpture! Saturday and Sunday
From the Playground to the NBA (Mississauga)
Meet Raptors 905 players, watch them play, then hear their personal stories of success and failure and learn how they’ve worked together to become successful professionals. Saturday
Hoot and Howl at Claremont (Uxbridge)
Tonight is the night you may meet an owl or a coyote! Enjoy a presentation then take a trip into the woods to hoot and howl and say hello. Saturday
James Watt Day (Hamilton)
Celebrate James Watt’s many contributions to modern society through his work on the steam engine. Enjoy birthday cake and tours of the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology’s historic Waterworks. Saturday
Spiders Alive! (Burlington)
Spiders and their arthropod friends take over the Royal Botanical Gardens. See live creatures and larger-than-life models, and even climb all over a giant (fake) spider. January 19–April 14
Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show (Cambridge)
Magic, music, and comedy come together when Brent and Sarah take the stage. Audiences are encouraged to participate in this laugh-filled performance. Sunday
Country Breakfast (Stouffville)
The Ladies Auxiliary cooks up a huge, hearty breakfast for the whole family, with eggs, bacon, sausages, home fries, toast, pancakes, and beverages for a hungry crowd. Sunday
There’s a whole lot of learning going on next weekend in the GTA. Kids can learn to code and make games in Whitby, learn about Mozart in Burlington, or learn how to use a green screen in Cambridge. And the whole family can celebrate learning on Family Literacy Day in Vaughan!
For more upcoming events, search the full Toronto and GTA events calendar.