Whether you call it Victoria Day, May Long or May 2-4, it’s time for the long weekend! The city is blossoming with springtime energy, so hang out with our guide to family-friendly events in Toronto for this May 20-23 long weekend.
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Summer Camp Guide for Toronto and the GTA
May Long Weekend instantly makes us think about warm weather and summer, and therefore also summer camps! Provide your kids with fun activities and learning during their school break.
Family-Friendly Events in Toronto This Weekend — Starting This Week
Harbourfront Centre’s JUNIOR Festival
JUNIOR is an international multidisciplinary children’s festival including theatre, dance, music, art, and workshops. A few shows require Pay-What-You-Can tickets but most events are free!
Kids Fest Toronto
Kids Fest Toronto arrives for the long weekend at the Markham Fairgrounds with over 30 inflatable rides and attractions, plus performances by the always popular President’s Choice SuperDogs.
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.
Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass
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.
Street Eats Market Festivals
Get your fill of delicious global cuisine at food truck festivals by Street Eats Market. This weekend kicks off the season at their Scarborough Town Centre location.
Family-Friendly Events in Toronto This Weekend — Continuing This Week
Canada’s Wonderland Spring Festivals
Unsurprisingly, Canada’s Wonderland has exciting events happening throughout the spring months. This Sunday night, witness the spectacular Victoria Day fireworks display, choreographed to a lively soundtrack.
Casa Loma Princess Diana Exhibition
Casa Loma presents the Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition, a walk-thru documentary detailing how a Princess changed the world.
Cineplex Cinemas Family Favourites
See fun and affordable family movies on Saturday mornings for only $2.99 each. This weekend, belt out a tune for “Sing 2”!
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil brings the proudly Canadian circus troupe back to Toronto at Ontario Place’s Big Top with “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities”.
Immersive Frida brings Frida Kahlo’s work to life on a grand scale along with the people and events, as well as obstacles who shaped her life.
Toronto History Museums
For the purpose of providing everyone with the opportunity to fully participate in cultural heritage and spaces, the City of Toronto has recently announced that all 10 Toronto History Museums are now open with FREE general admission!
Toronto Public Library’s Stan Lee Exhibit
Excelsior! The Toronto Public Library’s Lillian H. Smith branch hosts the free exhibit “A Marvel-ous Century of Stan Lee” about the Marvel Comics mastermind.
Toronto Youth Theatre’s “Rapunzel the Musical”
“Rapunzel the Musical” lets down her hair this spring! Yet again, TYT Theatre brings another magical experience for the whole family — a classic panto but with a modern twist!
Young People’s Theatre’s “Russell’s World”
YPT’s “Russell’s World” is a heartwarming play for on-demand viewing about a lonely child who finds refuge in a make-believe world.
York-Durham Heritage Railway
Ride the rails with York-Durham Heritage Railway on themed train trips, such as the Bippity Boppity Princess Tea Party this weekend!
Family Fun Toronto Guides
Outdoor Farmers’ Markets In Toronto *Updated for 2022*
Undoubtedly, healthy eating is made even better by delicious and locally-grown goodies from outdoor Farmers’ Markets all around Toronto. What’s more, a number of markets are opening just in time for the long weekend!
Bowling Guide for Toronto and the GTA *Updated 2022*
Bowling is a time-honoured family fun activity, with many incorporating glow and cosmic bowling nights, so roll for a strike with our updated Bowling Guide.
Rock Climbing Gyms in and around Toronto *Updated for 2022*
There are of course plenty of excellent indoor rock climbing gyms in the Toronto area, so climb onto our updated list to find all our favourites!
Guide to Camping in and around the Greater Toronto Area *Updated for 2022*
Campgrounds are already starting to open up for the season. So feel like you’re away from it all, but still within a two-hour drive of downtown!
Guide to Go-Karts in the GTA and Southern Ontario
Satisfy your family’s need for speed by zooming into our Guide to Go-Karts, perfect for a fun springtime day trip!
Public Indoor Pools
Indoor pools in Toronto are a refreshing way to have fun and get some exercise, any time of year!
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 our Facebook and Instagram.
However, if you 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!
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