20 Things To Do Before Summer Ends




With August upon us and the start of a new school year looming, is your family in a panic about all the things you haven't yet crossed off your summer bucket list? Sure, you've had a lot of fun tooling around the city, enjoying your local swimming pool, reigniting a love for some favourite playgrounds, and soaking up all the free entertainment. But, there may be plenty of great activities you haven't gotten to!

As a reminder, we've made this list of 20 things to do before summer ends. So read on and get ready to dive in before the summer sun sets! 

1Go To A Festival
Catch some sun and fun at a Free Street Festival. There are still a few to enjoy this August! More

2Go on One Last Picnic
Head over to one of these fabulous Picnic Sites for a late summer picnic. August is also National Picnic Month. More

3See a Movie Under the Stars
Last opportunity to watch your favourite big screen flicks under the stars on a big inflatable outdoor movie screen. More

4Head over to Fallsview Waterpark
It's the perfect family escape. And you'll want to go before their summer sale ends! More 

5Don't Miss the CNE
It's a hot spot for families looking for great entertainment, food, and a bunch of excitement! It closes September 3! More

6Make S'Mores
S'more are a traditional summer treat. Try S'mores pizzas, donuts, puddings, rice krispies treats and more… More

7Hit the Beach
Close out the Summer with a day at the Beach! It will feel like a mini-vacation if you didn’t get away. More

8Make Carnival Foods
From corn dogs to fried Oreos, funnel cakes, and the infamous donut burger, nothing spells summer like Fair Foods. More

9Go Camping in your Backyard
Don’t deny the pleasures the great outdoors, even in your own yard! Sleep under the stars in tents and try these activities. More

10See a Drive-In-Movie
Pack your kids in their PJs and head to a double bill at a drive-in theatre for one last late night of Summer fun. More

11Go Fishing
Fishing is not only a fun and classic summer outdoor family activity, it's a great way to spend quality time together. More

12Make Ice Cream Sandwiches
There's still time to enjoy a yummy frozen ice cream sandwich on a warm summer day! More

13Go on a Day Trip
These destinations, each just a short drive or train ride from the city, are bursting with family-friendly activities. More

14Hit a Splash Pad
Enjoy the wildest and wettest playgrounds in the Greater Toronto Area before they close for the season. More

15Make Watermelon Treats to Sweeten Your Summer
Watermelon is everyone's favourite Summer fruit. These cute and easy snacks will please kids and adults. More

16Go to a Farm
Kids will have a blast at one of these local farms, where they can interact with some favourite furry creatures. More

17Cook Around the Campfire
Find recipes for camping classics. Just about anything can be made in your wild outdoor kitchen! More

18Head to Centreville
Located on  Toronto’s Centre Island, it's the ultimate summer destination for families with young children. More

19Go Fruit Picking
Some crops are still in season and ripe for the picking. Here's where to find PYO Farms in the GTA. More

20Make a Summertime Crafts
If your kids have really run out of things to do, here are 12 fun Summertime crafts and activities for when Summer boredom sets in. More

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