Blue Jays Winter Fest

Nature, music, and quests to answer big questions dominate this weekend’s offerings. Toronto is lit up and ready to explore and discover more.

Here are our top picks for this weekend, January 19–20, 2019, and check out the full events calendar for even more fun things to do this weekend.

Top Picks This Weekend

Blue Jays Winter Fest 2019

Jays fans of all ages can take part in a weekend of festivities that includes player Q&As and autographs, a “Spring Training” area, batting cages, and lots of under-14 Jr. Jays activities like a merry-go-round, inflatables, games, a life-size gingerbread house, and photo ops with players. Saturday and Sunday

Rose: A New Musical (Distillery District)

The world premiere of Soulpepper’s original musical focuses on Rose, a girl embarking on a big adventure to discover her own path and answer her big questions about the world around her. January 17–February 24

Toronto Light Fest (Distillery District)

Magical light sculptures and interactive installations created by 19 local and international artists light up the dark days and nights of winter. January 18–March 3

Animal Winter Survival & Learning from the Landscape (Scarborough)

Rouge Park offers two more exciting walks, where families can either discover how wildlife survive the cold winter months or appreciate the park’s landscapes and discover how they’ve been shaped. Saturday

CBC Superfun Superfan Weekend (Downtown)

Here’s your chance to tour CBC Kids Studio K, home to hosts Janaye Upshaw and Tony Kim, and puppets Cottonball, Gary, Mr. Orlando and Makeup Monster. Saturday and Sunday

Women March On (Downtown)

Come together with women, girls, and allies to celebrate and support the path to a safer, more inclusive Toronto. Tanya Tagaq, Grrrl Justice, and Raging Asian Women drumming group perform. Saturday

The Gryphon Trio (Downtown)

This concert performance by the acclaimed is welcome to all but designed to appeal to children on the autism spectrum, as well as being financially accessible. Sunday

Nature Blows Our Minds! (Downtown)

Kids can learn about habitats and biodiversity while sharing stories about the ocean, competing in fun quizzes, and building biodomes in an award-winning educational game. Sunday

Robbie Burns Day Celebration (Cabbagetown)

Mackenzie House hosts this celebration of the beloved Scottish poet’s birthday. Celebrate with live music, comical stories, and delicious shortbread (and haggis!) Sunday

Coming Soon

Next weekend offers some goofy fun, with non-stop dancing at a Space Chums concert, a family-friendly wrestling “matinée”, and a cereal and Saturday morning cartoon party all on the calendar. Warning: kids and parents may compete for most fun had!


For more upcoming events, search the Toronto and GTA events calendar.

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