Spring is a special time in Toronto when the sun starts to shine, flowers start to bloom and everyone wants to start the party! Whether you’re looking to get into nature, eat delicious food, appreciate the arts or be active, there’s a festival just right for you and your family to enjoy. And we’ll be adding more too, so stay tuned! So, live it up with our Spring Festival Guide for Toronto and the GTA…

Easter Fun Fest
When: Continuing until April 1, 2024
Easter Fun Fest is the GTA’s destination for family fun with jumping castles, kiddie midway, pony rides, mini-putt, easter egg hunts and more.

Dino Park
When: Continuing until April 1, 2024
Dino Park stomps into Scarborough’s Bridlewood Mall for the whole Easter long weekend! This immersive walk-through experience features roaring animatronic life-size dinosaurs, carnival rides, games, food and more.

Spring Tonic​ Maple Syrup Festival​
When: April 6-7, 2024
The Spring Tonic​ Maple Syrup Festival​ at the Tiffin Conservation Area​ in Barrie explores traditional maple syrup, along with family shows, and more.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA): Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Continuing until April 7, 2024
Participate in demonstrations and activities for the whole family (with special hours for Easter Weekend) at the annual Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival in Woodbridge and Stouffville.

ICFF Youth Festival
When: April 8-13, 2024
The ICFF Youth Festival is an annual multi-lingual film program at Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale that celebrates film as an art form.

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival
When: April 14–16, 2023
Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave Film Festival returns to the TIFF Bell Lightbox, with brand-new movies FREE for those under 25.

Stratford Festival
When: April 16— October 27, 2024
The Stratford Festival returns with Shakespearean classics, musicals, comedies, dramas and family favourites, plus a kids ticket deal.

Hot Docs Festival
When: April 25 — May 5, 2024
Hot Docs Festival returns with a full in-person line-up of short films in cinemas throughout downtown Toronto, plus special presentations and the Docs For Schools program.

Downsview Park Earth Day Festival
When: April 28, 2024
Hug a tree on Earth Day at Downsview Park to enjoy free hands-on activities, learning opportunities with the staff, plus vendors and more.

Canada’s Wonderland Spring Festivals 
When: Starting May 3
Canada’s Wonderland is reopening for the 2024 season on May 3 with exciting events and festivals happening throughout the spring months.

Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival
When: May 5, 2024
Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival celebrates spring’s bright yellow flowering shrubs with a neighbourhood parade and park activities.

The WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years
May 10 – June 9, 2024
WeeFestival returns with performances and events in various locations around Toronto, intended for children newborn to six years old.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 11-12, 2024
TCAF is an annual event showcasing the greatest in Canadian and International comic books and their creators, including hands-on kids workshops and events.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA): Spring Bird Festival
May 11, 2024
At TRCA’s free Spring Bird Festival at Tommy Thompson Park, families can take part in kid-friendly bird-themed games and activities.

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Victoria Day SpeedFest
When: May 17-19, 2024
Zoom into Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s Victoria Day SpeedFest, with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, plus fireworks and fun family activities.

Harbourfront Centre JUNIOR Festival
When: May 18-20, 2024
Harbourfront Centre JUNIOR Festival runs over the Victoria Day long weekend with free and ticketed events, at both indoor and outdoor venues.

Toronto Newcomer Day
When: May 23, 2024
Toronto Newcomer Day celebrates our city’s diversity by welcoming new citizens with free family-friendly activities and entertainment.

Inside Out Film Festival 
When: May 24 — June 1, 2024
Inside Out Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the film community together by engaging with diverse and inclusive 2SLGBTQ+ stories.

Ajax Rotary Ribfest
When: May 24-26, 2024
The Ajax Rotary Ribfest is back with more food, music, and community, filled with mouthwatering ribs from top-notch vendors.

Carassauga Festival of Cultures
When: May 24-26, 2024
The Carassauga Festival of Cultures brings out the world’s best in food, music, dance, art and history in a packed three-day weekend at numerous venues throughout Mississauga.

Doors Open Toronto
When: May 25-26, 2024
Doors Open Toronto lets you explore more than 140 of our city’s most notable buildings and rediscover our city in a new way, all for free!

Party 4 Paws Pet Fair
When: May 25-26, 2024
Party 4 Paws Summer Pet Fair is a free paw-some weekend event filled with furry fun, where you can start your animal adoption journey and support local businesses.

City of Toronto: Colonel Samuel Smith Park Spring Bird Festival
When: May 25, 2024
The City of Toronto hosts the Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Etobicoke, where families can enjoy a day of guided bird walks, children’s activities and more.

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
May 25 — June 2, 2024
Sing along with Canada’s premier music festival featuring artists performing “a cappella”, which means to sing without instruments.

Looking to plan ahead for Spring and Summer? Check out our event calendar!