Dads are awesome! Beyond the stereotypical ideas of guys standing around barbecuing and drinking beer, these VIPs have interests that run the gamut. So, why not show your father (or father figure!) how much you care with an interesting outing instead of just buying them a tie? (But don’t worry if he loves typical Dad stuff like food, fishing and fancy cars… we’ve got those on our list too!) Check out our Father’s Day Event Guide in Toronto and the GTA for more ideas!

Father’s Day Event Guide— Special Events

Friday Harbour: Father’s Day Weekend
Shift into high gear this Father’s Day weekend at Friday Harbour, featuring fun activities such as luxury and classic vehicles on display, live music at the beer garden patio, cigar rollers, and golf.

Markham Village Music Festival
Markham Village Music Festival entertains families with free outdoor concerts, a family-friendly Kidz Zone, the interactive and entertaining pets zone Barkham, and more.

Sound of Music Festival
Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival, Canada’s largest free outdoor music festival, takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day.

Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival
The Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival welcomes boat racing teams to the Toronto Islands, plus music and cultural performances.

Tapestry Opera’s “Dragon Tale”
Tapestry Opera presents the world premiere of “Dragon’s Tale” as a free outdoor public performance on Toronto’s waterfront, celebrating the origin of dragon boat racing.

Little Canada – A Little Fun With Dad
Skip the tie this year and experience the wonder of Little Canada for a little fun with Dad! On Father’s Day weekend (June 17-18), stop by the Littlization Station to receive 15% off the purchase of a Double 3/4” Little Me package. Best of all, you get to choose a location of your choice within Little Canada to place your Little Dad & Me.

Art Gallery of Mississauga – Family Day Sunday
Families can join a free family-friendly workshop at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, where participants create Father’s Day Award Crafts, facilitated by local artist Farah Rehmani.

Urban Capers Scavenger Hunts 
Get mysterious with a Dad at a scavenger hunt at the ROM or in the Distillery District!

Father’s Day Event Guide — Food & Drink Events

Taste of Little Italy
Perfect for Dads who like to *mangia*, Taste of Little Italy is back this year, transforming the heart of College Street into a bustling street festival.

Toronto Beaches Rib & Beer Fest
Just in time for Father’s Day, Toronto Beaches Rib & Beer Fest returns with mouthwatering, finger lickin’, belly-rubbing good BBQ in a full weekend of food, fun and entertainment.

York-Durham Heritage Railway: Heritage Station – Food/Wine Festival
Enjoy small plates from over 10 food stations, then stroll around the YDHR train yard property and enjoy live music and performances.

Pingle’s Farm: Father’s Day BBQ and Craft Beer Experience
This farm-fresh event includes five different BBQ tastings, each paired with craft beer samples, and there’s also family activities including live music, wagon rides, pick-your-own food fields and Playland.

Mascot Brewery’s Staycation Saturday 
Parents want to join the party but still need to get the kids home for nap time. Bring the whole to family to Mascot’s Etobicoke location for an afternoon shindig of soca music and plenty of food and drink.

Old Mill Father’s Day Brunch
Celebrate Dad with a delicious meal for either a Brunch or Dinner Buffet at the traditional dining room of the Old Mill Inn.

The Best Family-Friendly Breweries in Toronto
Yes it’s true, parents can still enjoy some delicious craft beer without needing a babysitter. Cheers to our Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Breweries in Toronto!

The Best Family-Friendly Restaurant Patios in Toronto
Dad love to eat al fresco and even with hungry little ones in tow, you can still enjoy dining out with our Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Restaurant Patios in Toronto!

Guide to Berry Picking in Southern Ontario
Berry picking in Southern Ontario makes for a fun and delicious family day trip from the GTA. Follow your tummy and check off our whole list!

Outdoor Farmers’ Markets In Toronto
Make your Dad a delicious dinner with locally-grown goodies from outdoor Farmers’ Markets all around Toronto.

Father’s Day Event Guide— Hobbies and Interests

Yorkville Exotic Car Show
Spend for day strolling down Bloor Street to enjoy a close-up view of classic sports cars at the free Yorkville Exotic Car Show.

Ontario Free Fishing Weekend Program
Catch Dad a nice fish dinner, without a permit throughout Ontario, and get hooked on a new family activity! 

Pickering Museum Village: Father’s Day Blacksmith Program
Learn all about the tricks of the Blacksmith trade and make your own handmade bottle opener as a Father’s Day gift.

Sail the high seas for Dad Day! (Well, Lake Ontario actually, but it’s still quite nice.)
Cruise Aboard the Tall Ship Sandy
Signature Dining Cruise on Northern Spirit
Family Cruise on the Pioneer Princess Cruise Ship

Halton Country Radial Railway
Bring your father for a ride on the streetcars of the Halton County Radial Railway (HCRR), a full-size operating electric railway and museum. Plus, Dad’s  admission is free with the purchase of one youth admission.

Revue Cinema: “Three Men and a Baby”
This Father’s Day, celebrate a beloved ’80s classic and attend a special screening of “Three Men and a Baby”. Interesting tidbit: it was filmed in Toronto, and Tom Selleck plays an architect building the Scotia Plaza!

More Family Fun Toronto Guides

Pride Month Family Events Guide
Celebrate Toronto’s proudly diverse communities with kid-friendly festivities in our Pride Month Family Events Guide for Toronto and the GTA.

The Best Parks and Pathways for Hiking in Toronto
See why our city is called a “A City Within A Park”! Stroll through our list of the best parks and pathways for hiking in Toronto.

Bowling Guide for Toronto and the GTA
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
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 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!

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