August Go List: Best Things To Do 2020

Summer is in full swing and the temperatures are soaring — there are still plenty of days for summertime fun. Lock-down is easing and families are able to head outside of the home for some much needed recreational fun. This is what we're celebrating this August. You can also check our Summer FUN and Staycation Guide for more family fun options to close out the season.

The best things to do in August...

Experience HistoricTO
This new cultural experience connects Toronto’s communities by providing inclusive access to local history, heritage and land-based learnings at the city's History Museums. More

Go Peach Picking
Peach picking season is upon us in Ontario, and it's the perfect excuse for GTA families to plan a sweet summertime day trip before kids head back to school. Here are some family-friendly PYO peach farms to visit in southern Ontario. More

Celebrate Peach Month
August is National Peach Month! What better way to celebrate than by trying out these fun and delicious peach recipes with your family? From cobblers to ice cream, muffins, and scones, fresh, juicy peaches are a luscious addition to all kinds of Summertime dishes. 10 recipes for some late-Summer inspiration. More

Explore Favourite Greenbelt Adventures!
Ontario’s Greenbelt is home to a variety of trails and natural areas that offer low-impact hikes, self guided tours and other family-friendly activities. More

Go on a Pirate Adventure
Families looking for a safe way to enjoy some time outside of the house this summer can head down to the waterfront to enjoy a socially distanced adventure 'on the high seas' with Pirate Life. Only 10 pirates allowed at a time! More

Make Ice Cream Sandwiches
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is celebrated on August 2. It's time to enjoy a yummy frozen ice cream sandwich on a warm summer day! 10 recipes to make your own. More

Make Fun Watermelon Treats
August 3 is National Watermelon Day! Watermelon is everyone's favourite Summer fruit. These cute and easy snacks will please kids and adults. More

Get Your Hockey Fix at HHOF
The HHOF, a fun and family-friendly entertainment destination, has now reopened and is looking forward to welcoming its guests back to experience hockey at its best! More

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is celebrated each year on August 4. Here are 10 yummy twists on this go-to favourite dessert! More

Celebrate Shark Week
Are you ready for shark week? Shark week 2020 takes place from from August 9 to 16. Here are fun crafts and recipes to help celebrate. Happy Shark Week, everyone! More

Want More Shark Fun? Visit to Ripley's Aquarium
In addition to its many galleries, visitors can immerse themselves in the Dangerous Lagoon, a breathtaking underwater gallery, where they'll come face to face with some of the Aquarium’s most jaw-dropping shark species. More

Make Unusual S'mores
August 10 is National S'mores Day. Instead of traditional s'mores recipes, we’ve scouted out very unique and different ways to enjoy your s'mores. Try pizzas, donuts, puddings, pancakes, popcorn and more… More

Take your Tot to a Jr. Forest Explorers Program
Downsview Park has resumed this free nature program for caregivers and toddlers (18 months- 3.5 years old). Safety measures are in place and activities will now only take place outdoors. Connect with the natural world through hands-on outdoor activities. More

Go Camping with the Kids
Camping with young children is possible and with the right planning, it can be the beginning of some awesome family adventures! More

Not into roughing it in Nature? Camp at Home!
There are plenty of warm Summer nights that provide the perfect atmosphere for hosting a late Summer campout in your own backyard. The kids will thrive from this outdoor adventure while staying within earshot of the house. More

Cooking Around the Campfire
If you are heading out to do some camping before the Summer ends, check out this list of delicious and hearty campfire dishes. Just about anything can be made in your wild outdoor kitchen! More

Plan for Fan Expo: LIMITED EDITION
Fan Expo is usually held every August, but since the event was cancelled due to COVID-19, organizers have announced FAN EXPO Canada: LIMITED EDITION, taking place in November at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This event will be limited to 25,000 tickets and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Plan now! More

Make Carnival and Fair Foods
Carnivals and fairs give us a reason to eat fried, grilled, and buttered foods. Sadly there will be no CNE this year, or any other fairs. You can still get those carnival tastes in your own kitchen with these 12 fun recipes! More

Celebrate Bacon Day
Celebrate Bacon Day on August 31 with 10 amazing bacon recipes your kids will love! Because bacon makes everything taste better! More

Check our Summer FUN & Staycation Guide
There's still a month of summer fun to be had. If you're looking for ideas, this is your go-to-guide to the summer's best attractions, can't miss events and much more! More

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