Good news: we’ve survived January! Not only that, but February also brings Valentine’s Day and Family Day to celebrate this month. So, instead of just hibernating, bust out of the house for fun winter events around town. Don’t worry, if you’re not the outdoorsy type, there are plenty of indoor events as well. So, here is your February Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto and the GTA.
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Events Starting in February
stackt market Sweet City Fest (Starting February 1)
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!
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition (Starting February 3)
This special exhibition showcases one of the greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, through a special printing technique.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (February 3-4)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Toronto’s Meridian Hall with seven extraordinary works in two exciting mixed programs for the first stop of their 22-city North American tour.
“Paddington Gets In A Jam” (February 3-12)
This original slapstick comedy play, featuring both puppets and humans from the creator of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, travels to Oakville, Guelph, Brampton and Richmond Hill.
Meadowvale Music Theatre’s “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical” (February 3-12)
Music Theatre Mississauga Encore Series presents Meadowvale Music Theatre’s production of “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical”, packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs.
Disney on Ice: “Find Your Hero” (February 3-5)
Disney on Ice returns to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena with “Find Your Hero”. Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for non-stop fun!
Toronto Home + Reno Show (February 3-5)
Toronto Home + Reno Show returns to the International Centre in Mississauga, showcasing the best and brightest in home renovation trends.
Canadian International AutoShow (February 17-26)
The Auto Show returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre after a multi-year hiatus, with new innovations and fresh new experiences for car lovers.
Magic & Motion: A Family Magic Show and Circus (February 17)
Kick off Family Day weekend with “Magic & Motion: A Family Magic Show and Circus”, which is full of high-energy magic, dance and circus.
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO): Family Day Weekend Events (February 17-20)
Families can spend time being creative together and attending special events at Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) throughout Family Day Weekend.
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.
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.
Winter Stations (Starting February 20)
Winter Stations Design Competition returns to Toronto’s beaches in 2023 with public art installations to celebrate our winter waterfront landscape.
YPT’s The Darkest Dark (Starting February 20)
Young People’s Theatre presents “The Darkest Dark”, a new theatrical experience from the imagination of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Mirvish Productions’ “Hamilton” (Starting February 22)
Be in the room where it happens when “Hamilton”, the multi-award-winning historical musical, returns after its initial run was cut short due to the Covid pandemic.
Events Continuing In February
Canadian Opera Company (COC) Free Concert Series
Canadian Opera Company (COC) presents their Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends
Celebrate the winter season at the Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends, roasting marshmallows in Muskoka chairs around fire pits.
Friday Harbour’s The Skate Escape
This winter, families can embrace the best of the winter season at Friday Harbour with The Skate Escape. Discover a winter wonderland at this luxury lifestyle resort community on the shores of Lake Simcoe, featuring ice skating, live entertainment, and more!
TYT Theatre’s “Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!”
“Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!” brings celebrated children’s characters to life in this play based on books by Mo Willems, in which two “best time ever pals” sing and dance through the joys and trials of everlasting friendship.
Events Ending in February
Fireside Munsch (Ending February 5)
Wychwood Theatre welcomes back “Fireside Munsch” for more storytelling hijinks in a one-man show by M. John Kennedy.
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.
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights (Ending February 20)
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!
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.
Mirvish Productions’ “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” (Ending February 18)
Mirvish Productions’ Joseph featuring Jac Yarrow, who was chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber himself to play the titular role, finishes up its successful run at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
The Bentway Skate Trail (Ending February 20)
Weather-dependent, you can keep gliding under the Gardiner at the Bentway Skate Trail until Family Day.
Family Fun Toronto Guides
Where to Buy Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day in Toronto
Get ready to treat your Valentine with some sweet stuff! Shop at these local vendors and/or set up a special delivery.
Winter Roofed Camping
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.
Winter Farmers Markets
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!
Outdoor Skating in Toronto
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!
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
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 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 both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Plus, we’re now on TikTok!
If you are 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!
Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out the form with your event details, as well as a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our events calendar.