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Star Wars, sugar shacks, seeds, and soup are all on the agenda for this weekend in Toronto!

Find out what’s happening around the city for kids and families this Saturday and Sunday, March 23–24, 2019. See the full events calendar for even more fun things to do this weekend!

Events This Weekend – March 23 & 24, 2019

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert (Downtown)

The fifth episode of the Star Wars saga is accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ rousing score. Wednesday to Saturday

The Little Prince: Reimagined (Leslieville)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved tale gets a 21st-century update by Soulpepper’s Richard Lam. Friday, to April 13

KefTO and Holy Blossom Purim Party (East End)

Celebrate Purim with a costume parade, crafts, and snacks, then enjoy the Purim Story and Service. Saturday

Maple Syrup Day (North York)

The pancakes just keep on coming! Tour around the Black Creek Community Farm’s sugar shack and check out the tree tapping, sap boiling, Indigenous maple syrup techniques, taffy making, and kids’ activities. Saturday

Seedy Saturday and Green Fair (Parkdale)

Exchange , donate, purchase, or borrow seeds and start planning your garden! Workshops and delicious food are also available. Saturday

Time Travelling in High Park (West End)

Go back in time to discover all the fascinating changes that High Park has gone through, and all the creatures that have walked its paths, in the past 500 years. Saturday

Green Living Show (Downtown)

Bring your eco kids to the Green Living Show and they can grow a garden, take a kid-friendly yoga class, test a Micro Scooter, and more. Friday to Sunday


For discounts of up to 40% on things to do in Toronto, sign up for the Help! We’ve Got Kids Family Pass.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Concert (Brockton Village)

St. Anne’s Anglican Church presents their production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical – a rocking take of the biblical tale. Sunday

Sap Walk (Downsview)

Join the trek through Downsview Park to check on the sap production, learn more about how maple syrup is made, and search for signs of Spring. Sunday

Soupalicious (Scarborough)

There are so many different kinds of soup! And there’s sure to be one that your child will love. Have a taste at this celebration of all things soup-y. Sunday

TD StoryJam Family Storytelling Day (Yorkville)

As well as tales of teddy bears, wee folk, and walking trees, Toronto Reference Library is also hosting face painting, creative workshops, and a riddle contest. Sunday

Coming Next Weekend – March 30 & 31, 2019

Next week, kids can hobnob with their heroes, like Peppa Pig, and Fred Penner, or become heroes themselves and build stuffies for sick kids.


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