10 Best Things to Do this Weekend: October 2 to 4, 2020

Harvest Festival at Black Creek Pioneer Village

It's the weekend and it's time for some family fun. Here are the top 10 things to do this weekend: October 2 to 4, 2020.

1. Attend a Virtual School Expo
Saturday, October 3, 2020 to October 24, 2020
Thinking of private school? Get step-by-step guidance from Our Kids. For 23 years, they've been helping families improve the quality of their school research. This event will allow parents to explore, evaluate and understand the full landscape of private schools. Free. Registration required. More

2. Go to Halloween Nights Of Lights
All weekend
An immersive experience like none other, featuring more than 700,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes. Nights of Lights is the must-see drive-through event of the Fall season for all ages. Turn up the volume and roll down the windows because this dazzling light display only happens once a year. More

3. Go to the Harvest Festival at Black Creek Pioneer Village
All weekend
Enjoy the fall colours at their best as you stroll through the heritage village. Encounter knowledgeable costumed educators at eight outdoor discovery stations featuring heritage trade demonstrations and harvest themed activities. More

4. Dress Up Your Life This October For Breast Cancer Research
All of October
Every week in October, participants are encouraged to Dress Up Their Lives and donate to breast cancer research with weekly Dress Up themes, share their progress on social media and challenge their networks to do the same! More

5. Fall N' Leaves TO Pop Up
All weekend
The POP UP experience includes a wood fire bbq pit & wood fire oven which offers fall inspired pizzas, pastas, and soups served in a squash or in a pumpkin.  Many vegetarian options, as well lots of dare to try and fun to photograph cuisine. Ever what wonder what 5,000 lbs of Hay and 7,000 hanging leaves looks like? The POP UP is built around a mini pumpkin patch to pick or paint a pumpkin, or snap your best life photos on a Hay Bale sofa or try pumpkin bowling. Family-friendly. More

6. Go to the October Harvest Festival at Forsythe Farms
All weekend
Celebrate the bounty of the harvest each October weekend from Thanksgiving weekend till Halloween with lots of festive fun. It’s pumpkin picking time! October Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday. More

7. Go to the FOLD Kids Book Fest
All weekend
The FOLD Kids Book Fest holds a variety of different literary events during the first weekend in October. Events include panels, interactive arts and music events, and more. More

8. Fall Colours Celebration at Kortright
Witness The Beauty Of Kortright In Autumn! Take a self-guided walk in our beautiful mixed hardwood forests to view the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright Education team to learn about nature in the fall. Family friendly activities each day! More

9. Journey To Conquer Cancer - Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Sunday, October 4, 2020
In order to follow social distancing guidelines and ensure we’re all staying safe, Journey to Conquer Cancer will be a virtual event on Sunday, October 4th. As a virtual event, everyone everywhere is welcome! You can now safely run or walk your 5K, 3K or 1k distance anywhere… all while continuing to raise critical funds for cancer research! More

10. CIBC Run For The Cure
Sunday, October 4, 2020
This year create your Run avatar and customize it to make it your own. Dress up your virtual runner with fun accessories like a pink boa, sunglasses and a gold cape. The more you fundraise, the more features you can unlock for your avatar. Join us for the reimagined CIBC Run for the Cure on October 4. More

Visit our calendar for more events.

Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate ― but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.

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