Good news: we’ve survived January and Ontario is just starting to emerge from the “Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen”! Also, we have the Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day and Family Day to celebrate this month. Whether you want to bust out of the house or keep hibernating, you’ll find both public (indoor and outdoor) and virtual events around town. So, here is your February Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto and the GTA.
Note: The situation regarding COVID-19 safety precautions and venue capacity is subject to change. Therefore, it’s a good idea to check ahead with the event operators before you head out. As always, please be safe!
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Events Starting in February
Reopening Toronto Venues from Modified Step Two (January 31 – February 10)
Businesses and venues are preparing to accept visitors again, so check out our list detailing dates for their official reopening, including major attractions, museums, indoor recreational facilities and movie theatres.
Winter Glow Light Show (Starting February 4)
Winter Glow Ice, Snow & Light Show is a wintery outdoor experience at Black Creek Pioneer Village, featuring ice sculptures and a light show synchronized to music.
LunarFest GTA (Starting February 4)
LunarFest GTA in Unionville is back to welcome the Year of the Tiger. Swing by the Varley Art Gallery to see the Lunar Lanterns.
Toronto Chinatown Lunar New Year (Starting February 5)
The Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Association welcomes the Year of the Tiger with 2022 Lunar New Year celebrations. It includes a Lion Dance show, lantern display and a keepsake video.
African Heritage Month: Bob Marley Reggae Skate (February 6)
Non-profit arts education organization Stolen From Africa hosts a celebration of both African Heritage Month and Bob Marley’s birthday at the first annual Reggae Skate. So, “get together and feel alright” at Toronto City Hall’s Nathan Phillips Square on Sunday afternoon.
Galentine Cookie Workshop (February 13)
Grab your gal pals (and kids!) to decorate some cute treats with the Galentine’s Cookie Workshop on “Galentine’s Day”, February 13th. Leslie Knope would approve!
Events Continuing In February
Join the TRCA’s nature areas virtually for educational fun with their winter programs. Furthermore, in-person events are starting up again this month.
The AGO has free virtual educational programs this winter to get kids excited about art, at home or at school.
Immersive Art Exhibits – Extended!
The immersive exhibit at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, dedicated to Marvel’s Avengers movie franchise, has also been extended into February.
Events Ending in February
Harbourfront Festival of Cool (Ending February 21)
This free festival kicks off Harbourfront Centre’s year-long Nordic Bridges cultural initiative. It features outdoor light sculptures by Nordic and Canadian artists.
Winterlit: An Illuminated Walk Through the Woods (Ending February 20)
Bask in the natural beauty of Campbellville’s Mountsberg Conservation Area this winter by taking an illuminated walk in the woods at Winterlit.
Bugged Out Exhibit (Ending February 20)
Get up close and personal with the Bugged Out insect display to learn about larger-than-life creatures at Scarborough’s Bridlewood Mall.
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights (Ending February 21)
Get your fill of sparkle and good cheer at the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. Presented by Ontario Power Generation, it’s Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival!
Seasky International Light Show (Ending February 27)
This outdoor lantern and light festival in Niagara Falls, set on a 1.2 kilometre long trail. In it, you can explore over 30 magical LED light displays in a safe, socially-distanced atmosphere.
stackt market Crokicurl (Ending February 28)
Crokicurl is one part curling, one part crokinole and all-Canadian outdoor fun. It’s happening downtown at the stackt market until the end of the month.
Family Fun Toronto Guides
There are numerous ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved ones in Toronto. For example, our list includes special events, making crafts and giving treats.
On the other hand, if all your Valentine wants is the sweet stuff, check out these local vendors and set up a special delivery!
To get out in nature this winter while still staying warm at night, our list of winter roofed camping options at Ontario’s Parks has you covered.
You can still enjoy fresh food from farmers markets in winter while supporting local businesses in and around Toronto.
Hit the slopes with the family with the Family Fun Toronto’s guide to Downhill Skiing around the GTA!
Opportunities for outdoor ice skating have become more plentiful in the city in recent years. For example, freeform paths are being built in parks and even under highways. We’ve rounded up the best spots to check out.
An afternoon of sledding on the hills is family winter fun at its finest and it’s completely free to enjoy.
Looking for a new fun and thrilling outdoor family activity? Then check out snow tubing at these hills in and around Toronto!
If you like it flatter and slower than those crazy sledding kids, you can do it here in Toronto and the GTA. In addition, there are snow loops for snowshoeing on city-run golf courses.
But Wait… There’s More!
Want more ideas? Looking for tips on how to keep your kids occupied without attending in-person events? Find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!
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