March is upon us! For Ontarians, that means it’s time for March Break and Easter, daylight saving time (don’t forget to “spring forward” on Sunday, March 10), maple season (there’s lots of sweet events on that front here), and the beginning of even warmer temperatures! We’ve got it all covered, so check out our March Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA.

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Featured Events

Brampton Stage Dino SquareBrampton on Stage: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Bring all your little dino-lovers to see “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!”, a wild family show presented by Brampton on Stage at The Rose this March Break. This live stage production is a marvel of originality that takes audiences on a breathtaking tour of pre-historic times.
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Link Music Lab NowruzLink Music Lab Kids: A Thousand and One Nights

Link Music Lab Kids in association with Small World Music presents Welcome Nowruz and Springtime, part of A Thousand and One Nights. The two-day, family-friendly event marks the Persian New Year on the vernal equinox, including songs in the spirit of spring, storytime and arts and hands-on arts and crafts.
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Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO): “Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony”

Toronto Symphony Orchestra takes audiences on a musical trip through the animal kingdom with the matinée performance of “Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony”. This show lives up to its name by offering a refreshingly wild concert experience for the whole family!
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Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO): “Animaniacs in Concert”

Families looking for a zany, animany and totally insaney musical adventure, get ready… it’s time for “Animaniacs in Concert” with the TSO! Performed live to film, hear the voices and songs of the classic animated series acted out LIVE on stage, for one show only.
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SpringFest TOSpringFestTO

This indoor fun park entertains families over March Break at Markham Fairgrounds. It has classic and inflatable rides, a new dinosaur exhibit, food vendors, daily shows and more.
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Young Peoples Theatre (YPT): “Through My Eyes”

Young Peoples Theatre (YPT) presents “Through My Eyes”, a wondrous dance production by Montreal’s Bouge de là troupe that’s full of surprises! In a shifting wonderland where four dancers play together, this stimulating piece creates a vivid world of dance, colour, sounds and illusions.
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Events Starting in March

Celebrate Toronto Festival (March 9)
Celebrate Toronto Festival is a free festival to bring the city together, with a party at Nathan Phillips Square and family activities.

Casa Loma Imagine Dragons (March 9-17)
Travel to an era of Dungeons and Dragons this March Break with Imagine Dragons at Casa Loma, Toronto’s majestic fairytale castle.

Sugar Shack TO (March 9-10)
Head to Sugar Beach for Sugar Shack TO to feast on maple infused comfort food. Plus you’ll see interactive activities, a Lumberjack show and more.

National Ballet of Canada’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (March 10-19)
Go down the rabbit hole over March Break at the National Ballet of Canada’s production of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, where Lewis Carroll’s classic story comes to life.

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Maple at the Village (March 11-15)
Tap into spring at Black Creek Pioneer Village over March Break with the Maple at the Village program’s demonstrations and stories.

Ontario Place – Lumière: The Art of Light (Starts March 12)
This annual art event and free light exhibition transforms Trillium Park along Lake Ontario. In it, artists celebrate the change of seasons from winter to spring.

Toronto Comicon (March 15-17)
This is a spectacular three-day sci-fi, anime and gaming event, returning just in time to entertain over March Break.

Toronto St. Patrick Parade (March 17)
Head downtown to the free Toronto St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 17 to enjoy the music of marching pipe bands and watch cheerful Irish dancers.

One of a Kind Spring Show (March 27-31)
The One Of A Kind Spring Show has everything you need to be ready for warmer weather over the Easter Long Weekend while getting crafty and supporting local artisans.

Beaches Easter Parade (March 29 & 31)
The Beaches Easter Parade brings Spring to Queen Street East with an annual celebration, including an Egg Scavenger Hunt on Good Friday and parade on Sunday afternoon.

Events Continuing in March

Winter Stations Design Competition 
This popular free outdoor design competition returns to the Beach neighbourhood with public art installations to celebrate Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape.

Arcadia Earth Toronto
At the new downtown shopping and entertainment destination The Well, Arcadia Earth Toronto is an immersive adventure that takes visitors on an environmental voyage, combining creative art installations and exciting technology.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition
This immersive experience in Mississauga brings the ground-breaking movie franchise to life with life-size dinosaurs.

Elliott Tree Farm’s Maple Syrup Experience 
Sweeten your weekends with a trip to Elliott Tree Farm for their Maple Syrup Experience, including a pancake breakfast/brunch, sugarbush tours, children’s hay bale maze and campfire.

Events Ending in March

Mirvish Productions: “Aladdin” (Ending March 17)
Mirvish Productions presents “Aladdin”, which sends audiences to a “whole new world” in a thrilling live-action theatrical production jam-packed with music, magic, comedy and spectacle.

Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends (Ending March 31)
Celebrate the winter season at the Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends, roasting marshmallows in Muskoka chairs around fire pits.

Family Fun Toronto Guides — Events and Indoor Activities

Guide to the Best Maple Syrup Events and Festivals in Southern Ontario
Maple farms are opening and festivals are back for the end-of-winter season, so take a bite of our Maple Syrup Events and Festivals in Southern Ontario.

Winter Fun Bucket List for Toronto and the GTA
There’s lots to do around town even in cold weather, so chill out and check off our Winter Fun Bucket List for Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to the Best Indoor Activities for Tweens and Teens in Toronto and the GTA
Keep older kids and teens occupied, even in winter, with our Guide to the Best Indoor Activities for Tweens and Teens in Toronto and the GTA.

Guide to the Best Cheap and Free Winter Activities in Toronto and the GTA 
Your family can have fun this winter without hurting your wallet! Get help with our Guide to the Best Cheap and Free Winter Activities in Toronto and the GTA.

Guide to the Best Winter Festivals in Toronto and the GTA
Embrace the winter season! In our Guide to the Best Winter Festivals in Toronto and the GTA, you’ll find both active pursuits and cultural activities.

Hotels with Indoor Pools and Waterparks
Have a vacation here in Southern Ontario with these hotels with indoor pools and waterparks. What a great idea for March Break!

Winter Farmers Markets
You can still enjoy fresh food from farmers markets in winter while supporting local businesses in and around Toronto.

Family Fun Toronto Guides — Outdoor Activities

Guide to the Best Spots to go Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding in Toronto and the GTA
Hit the slopes with the family with the Family Fun Toronto’s guide to Downhill Skiing around the GTA!

Best Spots to Go Snow Tubing in and around the GTA
Looking for a new fun and thrilling outdoor family activity? Then check out snow tubing at these hills in and around Toronto!

Guide to Winter Roofed Camping in Southern Ontario
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.

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 also 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.