Father's Day Events 2017




Looking for creative ways to celebrate dad this year? Celebrate Father's Day in Toronto and the GTA all weekend long with a wide variety of fun family outings.

Here's what's happening on Father's Day weekend in and around the city...

Sound of Music Festival Burlington
June 10 to 18, 2017
So much music, so much fun. Every year in June, music takes over Burlington Downtown and Waterfront.  The largest local music event of the year features an eclectic combination of emerging artists, blasts from the past and current performers. A mix of free and ticketed shows continue all over town for nine days.  Activities include a ticketed Kick-off Concert, Sound of Music Club Series, Grande Festival Parade, Downtown Streetfest, Children’s Village, carnival, vendors and FREE concerts on Father's Day Weekend! Bring the whole family, you’ll find something for everyone.
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Mississauga Waterfront Festival
June 16 to June 18, 2017
Now celebrating our 21st year, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival (MWF) is recognized as Mississauga’s Signature Family and Friends event.  We have achieved a Top 100 Festivals in Ontario ranks for 10 years and received praise for consistently providing new and fresh performers and attractions. Live Entertainment, Carnival, Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors. And as always, admission is free!
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Race on Over to Celebrate Dad! Fathers Day Event
June 17, 2017
Start your engines for a fun-filled afternoon celebrating Dad! Fun for all ages - test your skills at the Slot Car Race Challenge or the racing arcade games. There will be an Arts & Crafts station for kids to create craft gifts for dad plus a chance to win tickets to the Honda Indy! Be sure to race on over! At Bridlewood Mall. Free admission.
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Father's Day Chocolate Tour
June 17, 2017
This Father’s Day, make your dad feel like chocolate royalty. On our Father’s Day Chocolate Tour, you will experience some of Toronto’s luscious chocolatey goodies, learn about chocolate history, and even witness an award-winning chocolatier work their magic making chocolate!
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Battle of Black Creek at Black Creek Pioneer Village
June 17 to 18, 2017
The Battle of Black Creek – A Revolutionary War Re-enactment. Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of muskets, soldiers and spies!  Let the BATTLE commence: March with soldiers into an immersive 18th century combat experience! Track the Yankee spy: Crack codes and find the traitor. Fashion show: 1770’s trendsetters strut the catwalk in style. Ready, aim, FIRE: Catch a live musket demo. And more!
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Flavours of Fairbank
June 17 to 18, 2017
FREE Admission, Midway Rides & Bouncies. Flavours of Fairbank is back as we close down Eglinton from Dufferin to Ronald Streets. Enjoy the flavours of life—family, food, music, culture, shopping and entertainment–in our diverse community, Fairbank Village. FREE live music and cultural acts at our main stage.
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Fun and Frolic for Father’s Day at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
June 17 to 18, 2017
Saturday and Sunday, Fathers receive free Value Park Admission with paid child admission (ages 3-17) for caves/suspension bridge/mini-golf package). Also, Fathers AND up to 4 family members receive $20-off an Eco Adventure Tour (guided treetop canopy walking and ziplining.) Reservations required.
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Springridge Farm Food Truck Festival
June 17 to 18, 2017
Springridge Farm is excited to announce their Father’s Day Food Truck Festival is back by popular demand! Surefire fun for dads, families and foodies! 2 days, 1 farm, 12 trucks. Come hungry!
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Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
June 17 to 18, 2017
Organized by the Toronto Chinese Business Association and Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, the Festival in 2017 will once again expect 180 to 200 teams with over 5,000 athletes. Free to watch.
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CHIN Picnic
June 17 to June 19, 2017
CHIN Picnic Celebrates Diversity and Canada’s 150th Birthday! Celebrating another year as Torontonians line up the streets to embrace multiculturalism & diversity in Canada. The weekend will be filled with multicultural entertainment including performances from the Italian, Portuguese & Spanish communities. The streets will be filled with vendors ready to showcase their special dishes, clothing & wares. Free admission.
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Father's Day Tours at Canadian Automotive Museum
June 18, 2017
Is Dad a "car guy"? Then what better place to bring him on Father's Day than the Canadian Automotive Museum! Volunteer guides will be on hand for special Father's Day guided tours of the galleries at 11am and 1pm. Tours are included with admission, members free.
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Father's Day Chocolate Workshop
June 18, 2017
Instead of serving dad his scotch on the rocks this Father’s Day, infuse it with his chocolate! At our Father’s Day Chocolate Workshop hosted by Odile Chocolat, you will get to taste some delicious chocolates, roll your own scotch-infused chocolate truffles, and leave with a box of your beautiful handmade creations.   
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Journey to Conquer Cancer
June 18, 2017
Register for The Journey to Conquer Cancer Run or Walk on June 18th (Father’s Day). Support any area of cancer research with no fundraising minimum! With 5K, 3K or 1K options available, everyone can join in the fight to conquer cancer in our lifetime.
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Father's Day at Halton County Radial Railway
June 18, 2017
Come ride the streetcars! Located at 13629 Guelph Line in Milton, Ontario the Halton County Radial Railway (HCRR) is a full-size operating electric railway and museum, featuring historic electric railcars operating on two kilometers of scenic track. Bring dad for a ride on the streetcars! Father’s admission free with the purchase of one youth admission.
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Father’s Day Event at Glama Gals
June 18, 2017
Join us for our very popular Father’s Day Spa Party at Glama Gals. Guests of all ages are invited to spa with dad. Side by side chocolate facial masks, daddy make overs, DIY Cologne station, create father daughter wisdom necklaces and so much more. Event times slots are at 10am and 11:30am. Select your closest location to book tickets online. Tickets do sell out quickly as this is one of our most popular events of the year. 
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Paddle the Rouge
June 18, 2017
Paddle the Rouge is a Wildlands League annual charity event connecting youth and families to nature and the Rouge River in the city.  Held at Rouge Beach Park in Toronto, Ontario, it helps raise awareness of the importance of the proposed Rouge National Urban Park. On Sunday, June, 18th, 2017 come celebrate Father’s Day with us on the river and on the beach. Free.
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Father’s Day Dinner Cruise
June 18, 2017
Celebrate Dad aboard Mariposa Cruises’ Northern Spirit! Set sail on this two and a half-hour getaway for breathtaking views of Toronto’s skyline at sunset, a DJ playing classics all night long and a stocked cash bar. Indulge in a delicious dinner buffet of Dad’s favourites.
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Father’s Day Tree Hand Print Tiles at Markham Museum
June 18, 2017
After breakfast in bed for Dad, come and create lasting memories and a beautiful keepsake together. Create a one of a kind hand print tile with your family in our Pottery Studio studio. These Tree Hand Print Tiles will be a lasting memory that can be hung on the wall. 
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Explore with Dad on Father’s Day at Mountsberg
June 18, 2017
Celebrate Father’s Day with Dad at Mountsberg. Search for frogs and dragonflies, dip a net for pond critters, search for snakes and explore a swamp. Learn how to start a campfire and end the morning with a hot dog roast. Registration required.
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Fathers are Free at Mysterious Minds
June 18, 2017
Bring your dad out to mysterious minds escape rooms on Sunday, June 18, 2017 and he will receive free admission! Reservations must be made in advance on the Mysterious Minds website using promo code "FathersAreFree". Spots are limited so book early.
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Royal High Tea Sundays at Petite and Posh
June 18, 2017
The tea session includes interactive tea session with beverages, pixie dusted Belgian waffles and mini fancies. On June 18, we're hosting a Father Daughter Enchanted Garden Fairy Tea Party. Create your own Fairy Bread with Dad. DIY matching Rainbow Wands. Meet an greet with our Petite & Posh Fairy “Tinky”. Magical Story Time with Tinky & Dad. Scavenger Hunt with Dad.
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Family Funday: Our Heritage at the ROM
June 18, 2017
Bring Dad to the ROM this Father's Day as we celebrate our heritage and diverse culture from coast to coast. Activities run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free with Museum admission.
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Father's Day at Wild Waterworks!
June 18, 2017
Cool off and celebrate a day with dad and the whole family at Wild Waterworks! Lots of contests and giveaways! Dad gets in free with 2 children day admission purchases, not applicable for sundown rates.
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Bring a Picnic for Father's Day at Westfield Heritage Village
June 18, 2017
Treat Dad to a day in the country. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful, picturesque setting of Westfield. Purchase sweet treats and cool drinks from the General Store.
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Father's Day Heritage Train Ride at York-Durham Heritage Railway
June 18, 2017
Looking for a unique way to show your dad how much he means to you? Why not treat yours to a trip on the York-Durham Heritage Railway through the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine. Dads ride for ½ price when accompanied by a child.
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Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show
June 18, 2017
Walk the red carpet and see over 100 examples of classic & exotic cars. The Bloor-Yorkville area, Toronto’s destination neighbourhood for high-end boutiques, restaurants and hotels welcomes everyone to the 7th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show on Father’s Day. Join us to see over 120 classic and exotic cars, including SuperCars, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and more. As always, admission is free.
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Fun and Frolic for Father’s Day at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
June 18 to June 19, 2017
Saturday and Sunday, Fathers receive free park admission with paid child admission (ages 3-17) for caves/suspension bridge/mini-golf package (no coupon required). Fathers AND up to 4 family members receive $20-off an Eco Adventure Tour (guided treetop canopy walking and ziplining).
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More Father's Day Events
Our Calendar of Events is always being updated! CLICK HERE for an updated list of Father's Day. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads!

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