November is that in-between month, between Halloween and Christmas, and between the warm Autumn and crisp Winter. But as far as family-friendly events go, it’s still really busy as Halloween happenings are winding down and holiday events are ramping up. (Stay tuned for our Christmas Event Guide coming soon!) So, cozy up to our November Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto…

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Starting in November

Pumpkin Parades in Toronto (November 1)
A Toronto tradition! Extend the Halloween spirit for an extra night with your neighbours, to show off your jack-o-lantern creation and then have it whisked away by the city for responsible composting.

FOLD Kids Book Fest (November 1-5)
FOLD Kids Book Fest returns with online and in-person events in Brampton to engage young diverse readers with events by children’s book authors.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (Starts November 3)
One of Toronto’s favourite annual events, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair returns to Exhibition Place for a barn-full of agricultural fun!

Bata Shoe Museum: Community Weekend (November 4-5)
Bata Shoe Museum hosts visitors in their Arts and Crafts Zone with clog painting workshops to learn about the history of clogs.

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Sherlock Holmes Mystery (November 5 & 19)
Black Creek Pioneer Village presents a Sherlock Holmes Mystery, where budding detectives can help solve his latest mystery.

Fall Cottage Life Show and Seasons Christmas Show (November 10-12)
Both of these popular lifestyle shows are running concurrently at the International Centre. So you can plan out your next cottage project and do some holiday shopping all at once!

The National Women’s Show (November 10-12)
The National Women’s Show is the perfect opportunity to shop, sample food and wine, and indulge in free mini-makeovers with your gal pals.

Hockey Hall of Fame: 2023 Induction Weekend (November 10-13)
The Hockey Hall of Fame 2023 Induction Weekend includes Tom Barrasso, Henrik Lundqvist, Caroline Ouellette, Pierre Turgeon, Mike Vernon and more. Plus, the annual the Hyundai Legends Classic features playmakers versus goal scorers.

Aga Khan Museum: Duende Flamenco Festival (November 16-19)
Aga Khan Museum presents the annual Duende Flamenco Festival, celebrating flamenco with film screenings, music, and live performances.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights (Starting November 18)
Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival annually transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland of lights to get you into the festive mood.

Mirvish Productions: “To Kill A Mockingbird” (November 21-27)
Mirvish Productions presents “To Kill A Mockingbird”, a play adaptation of the classic book, written by the Oscar-winning author Aaron Sorkin.

Continuing in November

Mirvish Productions: “SIX: The Musical”
Mirvish Productions rocks out with “SIX: The Musical”! In it, the six wives of Henry VIII turn historical heartbreak into a celebration of girl power.

Music & Truffles KIDS 2023/2024 Season
Music & Truffles KIDS’ hosts one-hour concerts in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, designed for young people ages 6-11 and their families.

Canadian Opera Company (COC): Free Concert Series
Canadian Opera Company continues the new season of their Free Concert Series at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Ending in November

Canada One Family Network: The 8th Age of Literati Culture Festival (Ends November 5)
Canada One Family Network presents the 8th Age of Literati Culture Festival, with performances, art exhibitions, workshops and more.

Young People’s Theatre’s “Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish” (Ends November 6)
Experience traditional music, masks and imagery as Young People’s Theatre presents this beautiful First Nations tale of friendship, courage and honour.

TYT Theatre: A Peter Rabbit Tale (Ends November 19)
TYT Theatre presents “A Peter Rabbit Tale”, Beatrix Potter’s classic story which comes to life in this spirited children’s musical.

Family Fun Toronto Guides

Fall Fun Bucket List for Toronto and the GTA
This Fall, take in a street festival, snack on farm treats and get active in the fresh air. Take a hike with our Fall Fun Bucket List for Toronto and the GTA.

Diwali Events in Toronto and the GTA
Brighten the night with joy, music and vibrant colours to celebrate the festival of lights with our list of Diwali Events in Toronto and the GTA.

Guide to the Best Fall Festivals in Toronto and the GTA
Toronto has a plethora of festivals, but the party doesn’t end when summer does! Get inspired by our Fall Festival Guide for Toronto and the GTA.

Guide to the Best Fall Fairs and Farm Festivals Around the GTA
Fall is full of natural vibes! So celebrate the season by stomping into our Guide to the Best Fall Fairs and Farm Festivals around the GTA.

Guide to Fall Craft Markets in Toronto and the GTA
Wander through indoor and outdoor markets or even get a head-start on Christmas with our Guide to Fall Craft Markets in Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to 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 the Best Family Parks and Playgrounds in Toronto.

Guide to the Best Parks and Pathways for Hiking in Toronto
See why our city is called a “A City Within A Park”! Stroll through our list of the best parks and pathways for hiking in Toronto.

20 Cool Buildings to Discover in Downtown Toronto 
To learn about our city’s past, present and future, just get your walking shoes! Check off our list of 20 Cool Buildings to Discover in Downtown Toronto.

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.