Spend some quality time with your loved ones on this newer statutory holiday! Accordingly, there are kid-friendly wintery happenings going on outdoors and indoors, all through the long weekend (even starting on Friday, which is a PA Day for many area elementary students). Get festive with your “fam”! Here is our guide to Family Day Events and Activities in Toronto and the GTA for 2023.

Family Day Events — Holiday Weekend in Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO): Family Day Weekend Events (All Weekend)
Families can spend time being creative together and attending special events at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) throughout Family Day Weekend.

Bloor-Yorkville IceFest (February 18-19)
Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood IceFest is back for the 2023 Family Day weekend with over 40 ice creations to take in while enjoying a wintery walk.

Canadian International AutoShow (All Weekend)
The Auto Show returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre after a multi-year hiatus, with new innovations and fresh experiences for car lovers.

Casa Loma: High Tea at the Castle (February 18-20) 
Casa Loma is offering a traditional High Tea experience just in time for Family Day Weekend, with the opportunity to tour the castle afterwards.

The Giant Maze (Saturday-Monday)
The Giant Maze entertains families in both Toronto and Milton with a huge pop-up maze made of reusable wood, plus more fun winter activities.

Hangar Skate (Saturday-Monday)
Hangar Skate is a free pop-up skating rink, featuring live DJs and free skating lessons, outside an airplane hangar in Downsview.

Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Family Fun Program (Saturday, February 18)
Families can learn about the inner workings of Ontario’s Parliament in a two-hour interactive program for kids aged 6-12, including a tour, scavenger hunt, dress-up activity and mock debate.

Revue Theatre: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (Friday, February 17) 
Let this classic 1971 film, based on the book by Roald Dahl, take you to a “world of pure imagination”!

stackt market Sweet City Fest (All Weekend)
stackt market celebrates their new Sweet City Fest all through February, including Family Funday Sundays and Parent Socials. Plus crokicurl games are still going strong at this downtown destination too!

Toronto Zoo Family Day Activities (Saturday-Monday)
Families can have a wild Family Day long weekend at the Toronto Zoo with a scavenger hunt, animal enrichment demonstrations and more.

Family Day Events —  Holiday Monday in Toronto

Allan Gardens: Family Day Fun
The Children’s Conservatory at Allan Gardens hosts free Family Day Fun, where kids can make a pinecone bird feeder and buy house plants.

The Bentway’s Family Day Skate Party and The Mom Market 
Finish off the skating season at The Bentway with a Family Day Skate Party on Monday afternoon, featuring DJs, refreshments and vendors from The Mom Market

Evergreen Family Day Free Skate
Usually only happening on Saturdays and Sundays, families can also go for a skate on the holiday Monday at the charming Evergreen Brick Works.

Family Day at Hot Docs 
For a fun Family Day Monday day at the movies, check out documentaries and the 1996 classic Looney Toons basketball comedy “Space Jam”.

Hockey Hall of Fame: Kids Free on Family Day
On Family Day, kids can shoot and score, discover Canada’s game, and marvel at the coveted Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame for FREE!

Toronto Black Film Festival: TBFF Kids Film Festival
TBFF Kids Film Festival is back for Family Day, with film screenings plus free Afro-Caribbean Dance lessons and creative activities.

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre: Free Family Fun Day
The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre welcomes their community on Family Day for a free open house, with family programming and activities.

Westfall Magic: Family Day Magic Show
Catch this family magic show on Family Day at the Wychwood Theatre, full of high-energy magic, dance and circus.

Winter Stations 2022 (Starts February 20)
Winter Stations Design Competition returns to Toronto’s beaches in 2023 with public art installations to celebrate our winter waterfront landscape.

Young People’s Theatre’s “The Darkest Dark” (Starts February 20)
This groundbreaking new theatrical experience makes its debut, five years in the making from the imagination of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Family Day Events — Holiday Weekend in the GTA

Ontario Free Fishing Weekend (February 18-20)
Try out ice fishing for free across the province with this government-sponsored program. If you don’t know how to fish just yet, then check out the free online Learn to Fish program!

Friday Harbour Skate Escape (All Weekend)
Embrace the best of the winter season at Friday Harbour with The Skate Escape, featuring ice skating, live entertainment, and more!

Magic Motion Family Magic Show (Friday, February 17)
Families in Hamilton will be astounded by this family magic show, which is full of high-energy magic, dance and circus.

Mississauga’s Celebration Square Family Day Weekend Skating Party (All Weekend)
Celebration Square in Mississauga hosts a Family Day Weekend party, including skating, food trucks, dino activities and heated lounges.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights (All Weekend)
This is Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival: over three million lights along an illuminated 8km route. The festival ends its run on Family Day and includes free entertainment over the long weekend.

Pingle’s Farm Market: Family Day on the Farm (Saturday-Monday)
Pingle’s Farm Market hosts an outdoor event with live concerts and shows, as well as family activities, tasty treats and cozy campfires.

Winterlit Illuminated Walk in the Woods (Thursday-Sunday Evenings)
Bask in the natural beauty of Mountsberg Conservation Area by taking an illuminated walk in the woods at Winterlit. Along the way, enjoy art installations, musical performances and fires for warming up.

Family Day Events — Holiday Monday in the GTA

Ajax Winterfest
The annual Ajax Winterfest is back for free frosty fun on Family Day! The event includes shows, horse wagon rides, games, skating, snacks and more.

Bronte Creek Park Nature Centre Family Day
On Family Day Monday at Bronte Creek Nature Centre, participate in hands-on activities and crafts. Then, visit the Children’s Playbarn with farm animals and hit the toboggan hill and trails.

Elliott Tree Farm’s Maple Syrup Experience (Starts February 20)
Sweeten your Family Day with a trip to Elliott Tree Farm for their Maple Syrup Experience, including a pancake breakfast/brunch, sugarbush tours, children’s hay bale maze and campfire.

Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives’ Family Day Events
Skate into Family Day at Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives with free hockey-themed activities. Plus, don’t miss the concert by The Brampton Folk Club.

Rose Theatre Brampton: Family Day with Sonshine & Broccoli
Performing Arts Brampton presents a fun-filled musical afternoon at the Rose Theatre. It features a concert by Sonshine & Broccoli, plus pre-show activities, creative workshops, meet and greets, and more.

Looking for more events in February in the GTA? Find them here!