March on the Cheap! 2020

March Break at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Beat winter blues with exciting free and cheap activities for the entire family! While you're waiting for spring to hurry up and get here, keep busy with March Break fun and St. Patrick's Day!

We've rounded up the best cheap fun for families this month.


Cineplex Family Favourites - March Break
Join Cineplex during March Break for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the break with your family. More

Brimfest at Brimacombe
February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020
Mark your calendars – Brimfest is just around the corner and you won't want to miss this event! Get ready for a weekend full of celebrations on and off the slopes! Enjoy prizes, food, music and fun-filled activities for the whole family! Free (some fees for certain activities). More

Sunday FUNday at Oshawa Museum - Learn Cursive Writing
March 1, 2020
Handwriting is becoming something of a lost art, but we can teach you! Learn cursive handwriting just as a Victorian child would have, using pen & ink. Examine handwriting and drawing books that real kids used in the 1900s. Free. More

Rouge Park Guided Walks
March 1, 2020 to March 29, 2020
Join us to discover the park's natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people! Free admission. More

Hoot and Howl at Altona Forest
March 4, 2020
Join us for a night of fun and adventure! Enjoy a short indoor presentation on owls and coyotes followed by a trip into the woods. Together we will call out to these wild creatures in hopes they will hoot or howl back! Free. More

Paper Bag Princess Day
March 7, 2020
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Robert Munsch's "The Paper Bag Princess" with crafts, storytime, and a puppet show! Steele Branch - Toronto Public Library. Free. More

Newmarket Seedy Saturday 2020
March 7, 2020
York Region Food Network will be hosting our annual Newmarket Seedy Saturday event! Bring your packets of seeds, a seed story to share or friends to check everything out with! Features a kids' corner with activities. More

Solar Observing at Ontario Science Centre
March 7, 2020
Safely observe the sun with specially filtered telescopes. Learn about our nearest star and try your eye at spotting exotic surface features, including sunspots, spicules and prominences. This program is offered by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Free admission. More

Waterfront Toronto Science Fair
March 7, 2020
We’re hosting a science fair! Celebrate National Engineering Month with members of the Port Lands Flood Protection project team. Drop-in with your future engineers, planners, technologists, architects and scientists for hands-on activities and science experiments from the team behind one of Canada's biggest construction projects. At Evergreen Brick Works. Free. More

Celebrate Toronto - City's 186th Anniversary Festival!
March 7, 2020 to March 8, 2020
Celebrate Toronto, the 2-day festival honouring Toronto's 186th Anniversary, will be held at Nathan Phillips Square. Shop from over 90 local vendors, including our new "Toronto Made Market", feast upon diverse cuisines from Toronto based Food Trucks, get cozy in our Licensed Warming Lounge. Live performances featuring local bands & dancers. Free. More

Toronto Made Market (Etsy Market)
March 7, 2020 to March 8, 2020
Find a curated market featuring 70 of Toronto finest makers, crafters, artisans, entrepreneurs and small businesses under one roof. In a cozy heated pavilion in the heart of the square. Admission is Free. More

Snowshoes and Snowclues at Claremont Nature Centre
March 8, 2020
Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Join us to track and identify signs of local animals, and learn some of their secrets for surviving chilly winter temperatures. Try out snowshoeing and leave behind tracks of your own! Free. More

Build Nature Binoculars at Home Depot
March 14, 2020
If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, we’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own nature binoculars. This FREE Hands-on Workshops is designed for children ages 5 to12. More

Design Your Sandwich in French
March 14, 2020
Design your sandwich with Kiddy Planet, a Canadian brand and Alliance Française Mississauga Campus. During the workshop, you will learn easy hacks to make cute sandwiches in French and convince any picky eater. Free admission. More

The Perfect Lunch Box in French
March 14, 2020
Making lunch boxes every day can be a real chore for parents but with simple techniques you can cut preparation time in half and make it healthier and more fun at the same time. On Saturday, March 14, Alliance Française de Toronto - Mississauga Campus & Kiddy Planet will help you learn to do that, in French, of course. Free admission. More

Sugar Shack TO - Cancelled
March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020
Sugar Shack TO returns to Toronto’s waterfront, March 14 and 15, 2020. On the first weekend of March Break, Sugar Shack TO will sweeten up the city’s winter blues with two sugar shacks serving up fresh maple taffy, interactive ice activities, cabane à sucre comfort food, live entertainment and much more! Free admission. More

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Cancelled
March 15, 2020
Don't miss Toronto's biggest celebration of Irish-Canadian culture! Cheer on spectacular floats, colourful costumes and amazing musical acts in one of the world's largest St. Patrick's Parades. The parade is free to attend and suitable for all ages. Everyone is welcome! Free. More

Power Kids: Free Kids Activities
March 15, 2020 to March 16, 2020 and March 29, 2020
These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. More

March Break Fun at Bridlewood Mall
March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020
Enjoy Five Free Days of Fun with us! A different show everyday featuring amazing stunt dogs, acro hula, reptilia, comedy magic and more! Free. More

March Break Family Favourites - Cineplex
March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020
From March 16 to 20, 2020, participating theatres will host daily matinee screenings of some of the hottest animated films from the past two years, including everyone’s favourite macabre clan, The Addams Family; a PAW Patrol double feature of Mighty Pups and Ready Race Rescue; Arctic Dogs, about a fox with husky-sized dreams; and the Oscar-nominated film Missing Link. More

Indigo Kids March Break Events
March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020
Join us for March Break kids activities daily Monday to Friday at 11am. Keep the kids entertained and let their imaginations soar. Free admission. More

March Break Sound Workshop at MOCA Toronto - Postponed
March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020
Join Toronto-based artists/composers Germaine Liu, Anni Spadafora and Christopher Willes as they construct an evolving installation of sound sculptures and drawings that invite unusual and fun ways of listening. Using everyday objects and audio instruments, participants will be guided in an exploration of sound as a material energy, and create sounds inspired by elements of the weather. Free. More

March Break Program at Ontario Legislative Building - Tours suspended until April 3
March 16, 2020  to March 20, 2020
Join us for a family friendly tour at Ontario’s Legislative Building on the Saturday of Family Day Weekend. During this program, families will: Explore the historic Legislative Building, Participate in a scavenger hunt, Learn how Parliament works, Create a craft, Have fun, all for free! Pre-registration required. More

March Break at Oshawa Museum
March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020
Every day, a new partner and new activity! Throughout March Break, Oshawa's amazing culture groups will be popping up in the Verna Conant Gallery! In the Museum houses, there will be tours and activities to complement our feature guests! Free. More

March Break Fun at Black Creek Pioneer Village - Cancelled
March 16, 2020 to March 22, 2020
This March Break the villagers of Black Creek Pioneer Village need your help! Once again, crime has struck in their peaceful community. Put on your detective hat and help Sherlock Holmes and Watson solve the case! Also enjoy tasty maple syrup activities and wagon rides! Kids Free during March Break. More

MamaDances: Parent Child Dance Workshop
March 17, 2020
Join us in Union Station’s West Wing for MamaDances, a free dance workshop with Jessica Runge which invites parents to move with their toddlers and pre-school children ((ages 18 months-3.5 years) through movement games, action songs, circle dances, creative investigations, and improvisation to instrumental, traditional and world music. Free. More

Swallowing Clouds: Creative Arts & Movement Workshop
March 17, 2020
Discover the dance stories that live in you! Join us in the unique context of Union Station’s West Wing for Swallowing Clouds, a free creative arts and movement workshop for youth aged 7-11 and their parents/guardians. Free. More

Circuits 101
March 20, 2020
Circuits 101 is an interactive and kid-friendly event to introduce children to circuits and to promote hands-on experimentation. Children will learn about the basic concepts electrical engineers need to master for their daily work. At Dufferin Mall. Free. More

Toronto Blue Jays Opening Day at Union
March 26, 2020
Celebrate the official start of the Toronto Blue Jays 2020 season by creating your very own fan PROfile video reel, courtesy of TD. Free. More

Family Fan Day 2020 - Cancelled
March 28, 2020
Mark your calendars and come meet Peppa Pig, Hélène Joy (Murdoch Mysteries), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience) and more of your favourite stars on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Canadian Screen Awards Family Fan Day! This kid-friendly day will be jam-packed with performances, giveaways and activities— FREE for the whole family! More


Free Admission on Wednesday Nights at the AGO
Weekly on Wednesdays
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is an art museum in Toronto's Downtown Grange Park district. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft) of physical space, making it one of the largest galleries in North America. More

Toronto Light Festival
Until March 1, 2020
The Toronto Light Festival offers a visual journey and a playful adventure throughout the walking streets of The Distillery District. More

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront
Until March 2020
The Natrel Rink has been an unparalleled skating destination in Toronto for over 30 years. Best of all – skating is FREE! The Rink usually opens mid to end of November, weather permitting. More

3rd Tuesday Nights FREE at ROM
Until March 17, 2020
Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Tuesday Night of each month and enjoy free admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. With complimentary access and extended hours, visitors are invited to explore art, culture, and nature in the Museum’s 40 permanent galleries. More

Skate on the Square
Until March 20, 2020
The Celebration Square ice rink in Mississauga opens Saturday, November 23, 2019 and closes March 20, 2020. Free. More

Sunday Fun Day at Nathan Phillips Square
Until March 22, 2020
Join in on family-friendly activities on and off the ice. Play games in the snow, follow the leader on the ice and take part in obstacle courses. Activities are led by City of Toronto staff. More

Winter Light Exhibition at Ontario Place
Until March 29, 2020
Join us on the West Island of Ontario Place to experience our beautiful winter setting and enjoy activities and attractions along the way. Explore the creativity and innovation of 21 light exhibits that shape, transmit, reflect or contain light, created by artists from across Ontario. The theme this year is Cocoon. Free. More

Evergreen Grows
March 29, 2020
With gardening activities for all ages, a bustling market space, workshops hosted by industry professionals and our annual Seed Swap, there will be lots to do and learn for people of all levels of growing expertise. The event features Seed & Plant Swap, Evergreen Grows Workshops, Weekend Nature Play in the Children's Garden, and Weekend Public Site Tours. Suggested donation of $2. Admission is free for children under 6. More

Winter Stations at the Beaches
Until March 30, 2020
Pop up, public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape. Winter Stations is an inter­national design competition and exhibition held annually along Toronto’s beaches, where the winners of the competition will have their designs displayed for all to enjoy this Winter. Free. More

More Free March Events
Our Events Calendar is always being updated so there may be more Free March events taking place! CLICK HERE to get a list from our Calendar of Events. It's already been sorted by Free Events. This page will also be updated.

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