June is a busy month in Toronto: the weather starts to get hot so that means it’s time to hit pools and cottages! Outdoor events begin to rev up too, in particular the block parties and food festivals that begin to take over the downtown streets. So, join the party with our June Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA!
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June Event Guide — Starting
Pride Month Toronto (Throughout June)
While many pride events are intended for a mature audience, there are numerous ways families can celebrate in “The Village”, at the Toronto Zoo and Blue Jays games, and more!
American Crown Circus & Circo Osorio (June 2-27)
This exciting circus troupe spreads its latin flair throughout the GTA with performers from around the world.
TIFA Kids’ — MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival (June 3-5)
Toronto International Festival of Authors’ TIFA Kids returns this year with their inaugural MOTIVE: Crime & Mystery Festival, including free games and a mystery scavenger hunt.
Toronto Biennial of Art (June 4-5)
The Toronto Biennial of Art marks the closing of its 2022 edition with a colourful large-scale lakeside smoke sculpture and a family-friendly barbecue.
Black Creek Pioneer Village Storytelling Event (June 4-25)
This historical museum transforms into a fantasyland of magic, wonder, and excitement as they spend Saturdays in June telling lively tales with their storytelling event “Once Upon a Time”.
Luminato Festival (June 9-19)
This cross-platform arts festival returns to an in-person event schedule, with visual art, music, theatre and dance performances across the city.
National Ballet’s “Swan Lake” (June 10-26)
National Ballet of Canada’s “Swan Lake” is the epitome of classical ballet, set to a Tchaikovsky score and with new staging by Karen Kain.
Stratford Festival’s “Little Women” (Starting June 11)
The Stratford Festival presents “Little Women” throughout the summer as part of their Schulich Children’s Plays series, based on the classic novels by Louisa May Alcott.
ROM: Fantastic Beasts Exhibit (Starting June 11)
The “Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature” exhibit at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) combines real nature facts with the imagined creatures of the popular Potter-verse film series.
Word On The Street (June 11-12)
This beloved literature festival is back at Queen’s Park Crescent, showcasing a wide range of Canadian books, magazines and comics for readers of all ages.
Mini Pop Kids Live Bright Lights Relit Tour 2022 (June 12)
Mini Pop Kids Live is back in theatres with the new “Bright Lights Relit” tour, singing the year’s biggest hits and throwback favourites.
Free Family Fishing Weekend (June 18-19)
Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, you can fish without a license during Ontario’s Free Family Fishing Weekends.
Toronto Kids Fashion Week (June 25)
TKFW is a celebration of fashion for the whole family, showcasing iconic local as well as international kids wear brands.
June Event Guide — Continuing
Canada’s Wonderland Spring Festivals
Obviously, Canada’s Wonderland has exciting events happening throughout the spring months. In June, the Brew & BBQ Festival (June 24-26) comes as a belated Father’s Day present.
Cineplex Cinemas Family Favourites
Altogether an amazing idea, you can see fun and affordable family movies on Saturday mornings for only $2.99 each.
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.
Mirvish’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
This highly anticipated play flies into Toronto at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, packed with stage magic and electrifying storytelling.
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 Festivals
Get your craving ready for Taco Fest (June 3-5) and the Mac and Cheese Festival (June 17-19) at Scarborough Town Centre, and also the Foodalicious Festival June 10-12 at Downsview Park.
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.
June Event Guide — Ending
Toronto Youth Theatre’s “Rapunzel the Musical” (Ends June 5)
“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!
Casa Loma Princess Diana Exhibition (Ends June 12)
Meanwhile at Casa Loma, see the Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition, a walk-thru documentary detailing how a Princess changed the world.
Musical Stage Company’s “Musical Moments” (Ends June 10)
The Musical Stage Company brings their “Musical Moments” pop-up experiences to Toronto communities by harnessing the creativity of artists.
The WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years (Ends June 12)
This theatre festival returns with live performances and events, intended for children newborn to six years old.
Young People’s Theatre’s “Russell’s World” (Ends June 30)
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.
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.
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 opening 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!
But Wait… There’s More!
On the other hand, are you looking for tips on how to keep your kids occupied without attending in-person events? In that case, find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!
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