July in Toronto is a special time because summer seems to just fly by, so enjoy it while you can! See a play in an outdoor theatre, check out a free street festival, hang out on a patio (yes, even with your kids!), read books under a shady tree in one of the city’s beautiful parks, and get refreshed at the many beaches and pools! Bask in the glow of our Guide to the Best July Events in Toronto and the GTA…

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Summer Fun Bucket List
Jump for joy, it’s time for Summer Events! What’s on your Summer Fun Bucket List? Check these family activities in Toronto and plan accordingly!

Summer Camp Guide
Still looking to occupy your kids this summer? Provide your kids with fun activities and learning during their school break, such as sports, arts, academics or outdoor adventures.

July Events — Starting

Canada Day Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA (July 1-3)
Wave your flag and toast to our Canada Day Event Guide, with neighbourhood parties, festivals and firework displays.

Free Family Fishing Week (July 1-9)
Just in time for Canada Day long weekend, you can fish without a license all week during Ontario’s Free Family Fishing special program.

Toronto Fringe Festival (July 5-16)
Ontario’s largest theatre festival returns for 2022 including KidsFest, with family shows running early in the day.

Beaches Jazz Festival (July 6-30)
This free month-long music festival has concerts in parks and closes traffic on Queen Street East during StreetFest.

Guild Theatre Family Fest (July 7-9)
Family Fest kicks off the Guild Festival Theatre’s new theatre season with a variety of different performances, and also workshops and activities.

TD Salsa on St. Clair Festival (July 8-9)
As part of TD Salsa in Toronto that continues through July, part of St. Clair closes to traffic for a dancing street party too!

Kaeja d’Dance’s Porch View Dances (July 8-17)
With “Real People Dancing In Real Spaces”, Kaeja d’Dance brings its free Porch View Dances dance series back to the historic Seaton Village.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Starting July 11)
Formerly known as Caribana, Toronto Caribbean Carnival is a spectacular display of costumes, music and culture, with a month’s worth of events.

Honda Indy Toronto (July 14-16)
The Honda Indy Toronto zooms into to Exhibition Place for a full weekend of racing entertainment, interactive exhibits, food and family fun.

BIG on Bloor Festival (July 15-16)
BIG on Bloor Festival returns with an in-person car-free takeover of the Bloordale neighbourhood, which is on Bloor West from Dufferin to Lansdowne.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Dream In High Park (Starts July 21)
Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park returns to the amphitheatre this summer with the classic Shakespearean comedy.

Festival of South Asia (July 29-30)
Festival of South Asia is a free arts and culture street party in Gerrard India Bazaar with live performances, plus an array of food options.

July Events — Continuing

The Best Spots to Catch Outdoor Movies in Toronto 
Spend a lovely evening on a blanket at a park (or even in a boat!) to see one of these Outdoor Movies in Toronto this summer.

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.

Toronto Public Library Summer Programs
Toronto’s excellent library system has summer programs to entertain and educate kids in person and online. Kids stay motivated to read all summer long too!

Stranger Things: The Experience
Based on the hit Netflix show, Stranger Things: The Experience is an immersive exhibit with 80s-style photo ops, merchandise and surprises!

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience
Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is an innovative celebration that takes you inside the films of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Stratford Festival
This renowned theatre festival, held in the quaint Southern Ontario town of Stratford, features a full schedule of Shakespearean classics, plus musicals and family favourites.

Family Fun Toronto Guides

Guide to Toronto’s Best Public Outdoor Pools
Outdoor pool season is short so dive into our guide to Toronto’s Best Public Outdoor Pools. Try them all!

Guide to the Best City-Run Splash Pads in Toronto
There are over 100 splash pads located in parks all across Toronto, offering an easy way for kids to have safe summer fun. Not only that but they’re also free!

Guide to the Best Outdoor Water Parks in Ontario
When the humidity levels rise, our thoughts turn to watery fun. Take a dip into our guide to outdoor water parks in Ontario.

Guide to Swimming Beaches in Toronto
Finally, swimming beaches are open in Toronto for the 2022 season! Therefore, you can cool off on a hot day and take a dip with lifeguard supervision.

The Best Parks & Playgrounds in Toronto
There are parks perfect for a family outing strewn all around town, so hang out with our Guide to Family Parks and Playgrounds in Toronto.

The Best Outdoor Farmers’ Markets in Toronto
Undoubtedly, healthy eating is made even better by delicious and locally-grown goodies from outdoor Farmers’ Markets all around Toronto.

Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Patios in Toronto
Even with hungry little ones in tow, you can still enjoy dining out this summer. Cheers to our Guide to Family-Friendly Patios in Toronto!

The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in Toronto
Nothing satisfies on a hot summer day than a frozen treat, so cool off with our list of The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in Toronto!

Guide to Camping in and around the Greater Toronto Area
Campgrounds are bustling all around Ontario. So feel like you’re away from it all, but still within a two-hour drive of downtown!

The Best Paths and Parkways for Hiking
Toronto and the GTA has a plethora of beautiful trails in case you need to sow your wild oats!

Guide to Berry Picking in Southern Ontario
Strawberry season continues into July, plus raspberries and currants, and more! It also makes for a fun and delicious family day trip from the GTA.

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 and Threads!

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.