Victoria Day Weekend 2017




Culinary Ontario Festival

For many, Victoria Day marks the start of summer and all the seasonal activities that come with warmer weather. Backyard barbecues, street fairs and festivals, farmer's markets, outdoor concerts, and getaways! If you're sticking around this long weekend, our Calendar of Events includes something for everyone.

What's happening this Victoria Day long weekend...

Culinary Ontario Festival
Thursday, May 19 to Monday, May 22, 2017
The Culinary Ontario festival at Ontario Place, a celebration of the province’s 150th anniversary. The free admission 4-day festival will showcase Ontario’s diverse culinary culture amidst a variety of activities and entertainment, for both kids and adults. Join us Victoria Day long weekend for a taste of Ontario’s best in food and drink.
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HarbourKIDS: Circus
Friday, May 20 to Monday, May 22, 2017
Harbourfront Centre’s annual HarbourKIDS: Circus festival returns and is sure to inspire our youngest guests to fly. For the second year in a row, we’ve teamed up with Femmes de Feu’s Holly Treddenick and Adam Lazarus as curators, to help fill our site and stages with contemporary circus acts that will have you gasping in awe, doubling over with laughter and perhaps even joining in! Free admission.
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Fireworks and Family Fun Night at Mohawk Racetrack
Friday, May 20, 2017
Mohawk Racetrack celebrates Victoria Day with fun filled festivities this Saturday. With live horse racing, family-friendly fun and unforgettable fireworks, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Free admission.
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Victoria Day Long Weekend at the ROM
Friday, May 20, 2017 to Monday, May 22, 2017
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm daily, from Saturday, May 20 to Monday, May 22. Visitors of all ages can expect engaging museum-wide programs and exhibitions.
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Victoria Day Weekend with the Woofjocks
Friday, May 20 to Monday, May 22, 2017
Join us this long weekend at Purina PawsWay, as we welcome back the Ultimutts for performances at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm! The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show is a very popular, interactive pet performance! This unique circus style show is jam packed with non-stop incredible tricks to wow the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats. Comprised of rescued animals, these dogs love to work and perform – and it shows! Free!
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Pirates and Princesses at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Friday, May 20 to Monday, May 22, 2017
Pirates and princesses take over Black Creek! Three days of family fairytale fun! Bring your eye patches and tiaras. Enjoy interactive characters, pirate school, a Village-wide treasure hunt and more!
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International Museum Day at Markham Museum
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Join us as we kick off Growing Innovation – a new and exciting project in celebration of Ontario 150. Be part of the unveiling of our refurbished Honey House! Participate in our family drop-in activities and check out our newest exhibitions. Take a walk through our heritage apple orchard and discover Markham’s agricultural legacy by exploring our barn and collections.​ Free admission.
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Victoria Weekend Fireworks at Canada's Wonderland
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Celebrate Victoria Day! Canada's Wonderland will present its spectacular fireworks display when the Park closes at 10:00pm. Spend your day enjoying over 200 awesome rides, coasters and attractions, then round out your day with an action-packed fireworks display over Wonder Mountain. The show features an original sound track and over 6,000 colourful explosions, you won't want to miss it!
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Victoria Day Tea and Tour at Montgomery's Inn
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Celebrate Victoria Day with an afternoon tea fit for a Queen. Price includes a complimentary guided tour of the museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served. $7 plus tax.
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Victoria Weekend at Westfield Heritage Village
Sunday, May 21, 2017 to Monday, May 22, 2017
Explore the village and discover what life was like in Victorian Canada. Monday only, enjoy the music of the Della Sera Strings orchestra at 2:00 p.m. (Seating is limited.)
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Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Monday, May 22, 2017
Come enjoy the end of the first long weekend of Summer at Ashbridges Bay Park. Celebrate Victoria Day with a dazzling display of pyrotechnics that will definitely impress. The show is free and begins at dusk. Free.
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Victoria Day​ at Fort York
Monday, May 22, 2017
What better way to celebrate Victoria Day than to visit the birthplace of Toronto? Take tours, kids enjoy activities such as soldier's drill, see demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto as well as English country dancing. Regular admission applies.
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Pep Rally 2017 at Celebration Square
Monday, May 22, 2017
Imagination comes to life this Victoria Day at Celebration Square. Kids of all ages can live out their wildest dreams at this larger-than-life event for the whole family. Free admission.
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Celebrating 60 with 50 Cent Admission at Oshawa Museum
Monday, May 22, 2017
On this long weekend in May, we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Oshawa Historical Society and the opening of Henry House as a Museum with 50¢ admission – the same as it was in 1960! 
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Our calendar gets updated regularly. CLICK HERE for a complete list of Victoria Day Events.

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