Happy Earth Day! This weekend is awash with tree plantings, community clean-ups and other “green” events across the GTA. We’ve listed some of the bigger Earth Day events in our Toronto & the GTA events calendar, but you’re bound to find many more über-local events listed on community message boards, municipal representatives’ websites, or a neighbourhood telephone pole!

Also see What to Do This Weekend With Kids in Toronto for things happening within Toronto city limits.

Durham Region Events: April 21–22

Find festivals and kids’ events in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, and Uxbridge.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The classic Disney production live on stage at the Oshawa Little Theatre. All your favourite songs and characters come to life. Thursday–Saturday; more dates through April 21

Brooks Farms Maple Syrup Festival

Get your maple fix at this festival on the farm, with wagon rides, Barnyard Playland for kids, and indoor pancake house. Saturday–Sunday and weekends through April 22

Rouge Park Guided Walks

FREE This weekend’s family walks include a Sunday Xplorers adventure walk for kids age 6–12 and their families, and a Spring Awakenings hike on Saturday. Saturday–Sunday

Find more family-friendly things to do in the Durham Region in the events calendar.

Halton Region Events: April 21–22

Find festivals and kids’ events in Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills, and Milton.

Little Shop of Horrors

In Oakville, the sci-fi horror musical about a blood-thirsty plant, with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Through Sunday

Kaleidoscope of the Arts

Shop for local, original art, tour the studios, see live demos, and enjoy free kids’ activities at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Friday–Sunday

Earth Day Lego Workshop

Learn about green energy and build a Lego wind turbine at this STEM workshop from e2 Young Engineers Milton-Burlington. Sunday


Find more family-friendly things to do in the Halton Region in the events calendar.

Peel Region Events: April 21–22

Find festivals and kids’ events in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon.


Harlem Globetrotters

The world-famous Globetrotters bring their spectacular skills to the Hershey Centre for an all-ages, fun family show. Saturday

Earth Day at PAMA

Themed activities with special guests from the Region of Peel’s Waste Management department. Drop-in. Sunday

One Million Trees Earth Day Celebration

FREE Help the City of Mississauga reach its goal to plant 1 million trees and enjoy hikes and hands-on environmental activities. Sunday

Find more family-friendly things to do in the Peel Region in the events calendar.

York Region Events: April 21–22

Find festivals and kids’ events in Vaughan, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Stouffville.

Markham Celebrates Earth Day

FREE An Earth Day celebration in Markham with live animal encounters, free rides on the recycled Pride of Canada Carousel, EV test drives, and more. Sunday 

Earth Day Planting and Clean-Up

FREE Get outside and celebrate Earth Day! Help pick-up litter and plant trees and shrubs in Tasca Park. Sunday

Children’s Book Launch: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

A day of book and art events for kids, including a reading by the author of the new children’s book about Group of Seven artist Tom Tomson and an art workshop with the book’s illustrator. Sunday


Find more family-friendly things to do in the York Region in the events calendar.

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