At long last, it’s April! It’s been a weird winter weather-wise (sounds like every Toronto winter though, doesn’t it?) and we’re all excited for springtime. This month, there are numerous outdoor events to help you get out into nature, including Earth Day and cherry blossom season. Plus, oh yeah, there’s a solar eclipse coming our way! We’ve got it all covered, so check out our April Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA….

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Brampton On Stage: Jungle Book (April 11)

Delight in the original stage adaptation of “Jungle Book”, presented by Brampton on Stage at The Rose for one show only! This dazzling production by Kidoons and WYRD, in association with The 20K Collective, reimagines Rudyard Kipling’s classic stories through a modern lens.
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Brampton 360 Allstars IGBrampton On Stage: 360 All-Stars (April 24)

Presented by Brampton on Stage at The Rose Mainstage for one show only, 360 ALLSTARS is phenomenal physical performance that explores all forms of rotation, including explosive BMX stunts, exciting freestyle basketball, jaw-dropping breakdancing, mesmerizing beatboxing, high-flying acrobatics, wild drumming performances, and more!
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Starting This Month

Bluey’s Big Play (April 3-7)
Don’t miss your chance to see Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli live in their first stage show! “Bluey’s Big Play” is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the award-winning children’s television series.

Ontario Maple Weekend (April 6-7)
Enjoy the sweetest time of the year with the 9th annual Ontario Maple Weekend at participating maple producers across Ontario.

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival (April 11-14)
Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave Film Festival returns to the TIFF Bell Lightbox, with brand-new movies FREE for those under 25.

The Spring Baby Show (April 13-14)
The Spring Baby Show is Canada’s leading pregnancy, baby and toddler event for the modern parent, with over 150 brands represented.

Young People’s Theatre (YPT): “The Fixing Girl” (Starting April 15)
Young People’s Theatre (YPT) presents “The Fixing Girl”, a tender and uplifting play about a young girl coming to terms with loss and grief.

Monster Jam in Hamilton (April 19-21)
Get revved up because Monster Jam is pulling into Hamilton again this year. It’s an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes in intense competitions of speed and skill.

Downsview Park: Earth Day (April 28)
Hug a tree and give thanks to Mother Nature on Earth Day at the Play Zone at Downsview Park where families can enjoy free hands-on activities and connect with the park’s education staff.

April Event Guide — Ending 

Dino Park (Ends April 1)
Dino Park stomps into Scarborough’s Bridlewood Mall for the whole Easter long weekend! This immersive walk-through experience features roaring animatronic life-size dinosaurs, carnival rides, games, food and more.

Ontario Place – Lumière: The Art of Light (Ends April 20)
Lumière: The Art of Light is a free annual art event that transforms Trillium Park, utilizing innovation, light and discovery to celebrate the change of seasons from winter to spring.

TSO Young People’s Concert Series (Ends April 14)
Families to come together to appreciate the power and beauty of music at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Concert Series, finishing this month with “Bhangra & Beyond”.

T.Y.T. Theatre: “The Hunting of the Snark” (Ends April 14)
Wychwood Theatre presents “The Hunting of the Snark”, a sparkling musical comedy adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s classic poem.

Family Fun Toronto Guides

Guide to Earth Day Events in Toronto and the GTA
Spring is the perfect time to show your appreciation for our environment, so dig into our Earth Day Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to Seeing the Solar Eclipse in Toronto and the GTA
If you haven’t heard, there’s a solar eclipse coming through Southern Ontario on April 8 this year, so get prepared with our Guide to Seeing the Solar Eclipse in Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to Family Tips and Updates for the 2024 Toronto Blue Jays Season
The Toronto Blue Jays are soaring again, and there’s more renovations to enjoy at the Rogers Centre! Check out our Guide for money-saving family tips to make the most of your time at the ballpark.

Spring Festival Guide for Toronto and the GTA 
Springtime is special in Toronto when the sun starts to shine, when flowers start to bloom and everyone wants to start the party, so live it up with our Spring Festival Guide for Toronto and the GTA.

Spring Markets and Craft Fairs in Toronto and the GTA
Find arts & crafts, plus Easter, Earth Day and Mother’s Day themes with our guide to Spring Markets and Craft Fairs in Toronto & the GTA!

Guide to Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario 
Many maple farms and festivals are back for in-person events and tastings so take a bite of our Guide to Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario.

Disc Golf in Toronto
For when it’s not dry and warm enough for mini-putt or a full 18 holes, now there’s disc golf! Best of all, most of the courses are free — just BYO disc! Check out our list of Where to Play Disc Golf in Toronto.

Hotels with Indoor Pools and Waterparks
Make a splash and enjoy a vacation here in Southern Ontario with these hotels with indoor pools and waterparks.

Escape Rooms in Toronto and the GTA
Act out your sleuthing fantasies for an exciting family activity! Unravel the secrets in our list of Escape Rooms around town.

Public Indoor Pools
Indoor pools in Toronto are a perfect way to have fun and get some exercise, at any time of year! (It’s also handy to help pretend you’re down south at a resort…)

Winter Camping in Southern Ontario
To get out in nature in cooler weather while still staying warm at night, our list of winter roofed camping options at Ontario’s National and Provincial Parks has you covered.

But Wait… There’s More!

Want even more ideas for Family-Friendly Events in Toronto This Weekend? For a complete listing of all the best events around Toronto, click on our Calendar and stay tuned to all the best local family events through both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Plus, we’re now on TikTok!

If you are looking for tips on how to keep your kids occupied without attending in-person events, you can find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!

Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out the form with your event details, as well as a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our events calendar.