Wow, it’s already August?! Don’t worry, there’s still time to check off all of your summer to-do’s. Speaking of which, be sure to go through our Summer Fun Bucket List which has tons of family activities in Toronto, and plan accordingly! So, seize the summery days with our Guide to August Events for Toronto and the GTA…

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August Event Guide — Starting

#Bollywood Monster Mashup (August 5-6)
Join the party for this year’s #BollywoodMonster Mashup at Mississauga’s Celebration Square, featuring concerts, shopping, a kidzone and more!

JerkFest Toronto (August 5-7)
JerkFest Toronto returns to Etobicoke for a memorable family affair with tantalizing Caribbean jerk cuisine and the buzz of live music.

National Bank Open (August 6-14)
The National Bank Open (formerly known as Rogers Cup) welcomes the world’s best female tennis players, including Canadians Bianca Andreescu and Leylah Annie Fernandez.

Durham Carifest (August 6)
Durham Carifest celebrates the diversity and culture of the Caribbean Region with a fun, one-day festival in Ajax.

Immersive King Tut (Starts August 10)
Making its Canadian debut, Immersive King Tut is a groundbreaking experience that takes you on a mythical journey through the Egyptian afterlife.

The Big Bounce Canada (August 12-14 and 19-21)
The Big Bounce Canada touring inflatable event turns up the wow-factor on family-friendly entertainment with four massive attractions.

CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) (August 19-September 5)
The CNE has been a Toronto summer tradition since its inception in 1879 and it’s back this year with its usual array of EXciting events!

Toronto Chinatown Festival (August 20-21)
Toronto Chinatown Festival returns this year with a free two-day program of cultural performances, street eats, family activities and more!

Georgina Field to Table Tour (August 20)
Visit the Town of Georgina in York Region for their self-guided Field to Table Farm Tour to take tours and taste farm-fresh food.

FAN EXPO Canada (August 25-28)
FAN EXPO Canada is a four-day pop culture convention packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrities.

Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate” (August 30-September 2)
Disney On Ice returns to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena with “Let’s Celebrate”. Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for non-stop fun!

August Event Guide — Continuing

Toronto Blue Jays Family Tips
The Toronto Blue Jays are soaring again! We here at FFT are hardcore fans, so we’re passing along all our best money-saving family tips so you can make the most of your time at the ballpark.

World of Barbie 
World of Barbie is an interactive experience to discover, explore and revel in the lifestyle and also the many careers of this pop-culture icon.

“As You Like It” at Dream In High Park 
Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park returns to the amphitheatre this summer with the classic Shakespearean comedy.

Pirate Life Theatre
These scallywags arrrr back for another season on the high seas (well, Lake Ontario) with a family theatre experience and boat cruise that’ll leave ye shiverin’ in yer timbers.

Mirvish’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
This highly anticipated play flies into Toronto at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, packed with stage magic and electrifying storytelling.

Ontario Science Centre’s “Above & Beyond: An Interactive Flight”
This new exhibition flies into Toronto for the whole summer. Find out how scientists are still working to take humans faster, higher and farther than ever before.

ROM: Fantastic Beasts Exhibit
The “Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature” exhibit at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) combines real nature facts with the imagined creatures of the popular Potter-verse film series.

Toronto Public Library Summer Programs
Toronto’s excellent library system has summer programs to entertain and educate kids in person and online. Kids stay motivated to read all summer long too!

August Event Guide — Ending

Canada’s Wonderland Kidzfest (Ends August 7)
Canada’s Wonderland Kidzfest is a party just for kids, with character meet and greets, live shows and entertainment, as well as great food.

TYT Theatre’s “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” (Ends August 7)
TYT Theatre presents “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!”, featuring a script and based on the book by author Mo Willems.

Mirvish Productions’ “& Juliet” (Ends August 14)
What would happen next if Juliet got over Romeo? Mirvish Productions’ “& Juliet” is a hilarious new musical that flips the script on the greatest love story ever told.

CNE HorseCapades (Ends August 18)
CNE HorseCapades is an interactive and FREE horse program that precedes The Ex every year at Exhibition Place. Giddy up!

Dino Stroll (Ends August 21)
This realistic and memorable indoor experience roars into Ontario this summer, letting you travel to the Mesozoic Era with prehistoric dinosaurs!

Summer Break in the Square (Ends August 27)
Prologue Performing Arts and Eglinton Square present FREE family fun at Eglinton Square, filled with music as well as storytelling and dance.

Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass (Ends August 31)
Registration has opened for teens aged 14-19 to get FREE passes from Planet Fitness. Once signed up, they can work out at their nearest location all through the summer.

Family Fun Toronto Guides

Outdoor Movies in Toronto 
Spend a lovely evening on a blanket at a park (or even in a boat!) to see one of these Outdoor Movies in Toronto this summer.

Guide to Parks & Playgrounds in Toronto
There are parks perfect for a family outing strewn all around town, so hang out with our Guide to Family Parks and Playgrounds in Toronto.

Guide to Family-Friendly Patios in Toronto
Even with hungry little ones in tow, you can still enjoy dining out this summer. Cheers to our Guide to Family-Friendly Patios in Toronto!

The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in Toronto
Nothing satisfies on a hot summer day than a frozen treat, so cool off with our list of The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in Toronto!

Guide to Toronto’s Best Public Outdoor Pools
Outdoor pool season is short so dive into our guide to Toronto’s Best Public Outdoor Pools. Try them all!

Guide to City-Run Splash Pads in Toronto
There are over 100 splash pads located in parks all across Toronto, offering an easy way for kids to have safe summer fun. Not only that but they’re also free!

Guide to Outdoor Water Parks in Ontario
When the humidity levels rise, our thoughts turn to watery fun. Take a dip into our guide to outdoor water parks in Ontario.

Guide to Swimming Beaches in Toronto
Finally, swimming beaches are open in Toronto for the 2022 season! Therefore, you can cool off on a hot day and take a dip with lifeguard supervision.

Guide to Camping in and around the Greater Toronto Area *Updated for 2022*
Campgrounds are bustling all around Ontario. So feel like you’re away from it all, but still within a two-hour drive of downtown!

But Wait… There’s More!

On the other hand, are you looking for tips on how to keep your kids occupied without attending in-person events? In that case, find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!

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Furthermore, you can submit your family-friendly event to us! Fill out the form with your event details and send us a photo. Then we’ll do our best to get your event added to our events calendar.