June Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA

June Events

Kids jump for joy when the calendar turns to June because it’s almost school vacation time! Plus, it’s a busy month in Toronto: the weather starts to get hot so that means it’s time to hit splash pads, pools and cottages. Outdoor events begin to rev up too, such as 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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Royal Canadian International Circus (Starts June 27)
The Royal Canadian International Circus (RCIC) is back for another amazing summer of spectacular circus fun and an exhilarating experience your family will never forget. This year, they are setting up their Magnificent Big Top in Ontario throughout the summer months — from the end of the school year in June all the way until Labour Day Monday.

June Event Guide — Starting in June

Casa Loma: Symphony in the Gardens (Starting June 3)
Enjoy music under the stars on Monday evenings this summer at Casa Loma, hosting Symphony in the Gardens in the spectacular Glass Pavilion.

Luminato Festival (June 5-16)
Luminato Festival Toronto is the city’s multi-arts festival, which kicks off the summer with memorable art experiences, presenting a unique blend of music, dance, theatre and performance art by exceptional Canadian and international artists.

Do West Fest (June 7-9)
Do West Fest is a free street festival of music, arts, food, fun, and community, covering 16 blocks along Dundas Street West.

Cirque Italia Water Circus (June 13-16)
Cirque Italia Water Circus takes viewers on a magical dream adventure, going back to a simpler time and providing high-class entertainment suitable for all age groups.

“Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!'” (Starts June 15)
The popular hit show “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!'” returns for a limited time at the Randolph Theatre, bringing celebrated children’s characters to life.

Taste of Little Italy (June 14-16)
Taste of Little Italy transforms College Street into a bustling free street festival, with live music, bustling patios, multicultural vendors, amazing food and carnival rides.

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) (Starts June 19)
TOPS returns to its four home parks (Fort York, Christie Pits, Corktown Common and Bell Manor Park) with “On the Job”, a 21-evening festival programme of work-themed films.

June Event Guide — Continuing in June

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.

Cirque du Soleil: ECHO
Cirque du Soleil mesmerizes audiences once again with the spectacular circus acts and bold visuals of their 20th show, ECHO.

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.

June Event Guide — Ending in June

Mirvish Productions: “To Kill A Mockingbird” (Ends June 2)
Mirvish Productions presents “To Kill A Mockingbird”, a play adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic book, written by the Academy Award-winning author Aaron Sorkin.

The WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years (Ends June 9)
This theatre festival returns with live performances and events, intended for children newborn to six years old.

T.Y.T. Theatre: “Thumbelina: A Little Musical” (Ends June 9)
“Thumbelina: A Little Musical” is a new musical adapted from the beloved story by Hans Christian Andersen about a courageous girl who forges her own path and embraces her differences.

Mirvish Productions: “Dog Man: The Musical” (Ends June 9)
Mirvish Productions presents “Dog Man: The Musical”, a hilarious live show based on the bestselling Dog Man book series by Dav Pilkey.

Family Fun Toronto Guides

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, plus they’re free! So check out our favourites!

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

Guide to 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 Spots to See Outdoor Movies in Toronto This Spring and Summer
Catching a movie in an indoor theatre is nice (especially when there’s AC in summer) but it’s extra special to spend a lovely evening chilling out on a picnic blanket at a park (or even on a river in a boat!).

The Best Family-Friendly Restaurant Patios in Toronto
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!

Spring Festival Guide for Toronto and the GTA
Spring is a special time in Toronto when the sun starts to shine. Start the party with our Spring Festival Guide for Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to the Best Bike and Skateboard Parks in Toronto
Are your kids ready to move beyond the sidewalk? Check out these bike and skateboard parks in Toronto for all ages and abilities.

Guide to Spring Markets and Craft Fairs in Toronto and the GTA
Find the best in arts & crafts with our guide to Spring Markets and Craft Fairs in Toronto & the GTA!

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

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.

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