March on the Cheap! 2015

The St. Patrick's Parade

March blows in this weekend and it is a great month with St. Patrick's Day and March Break Madness. There are plenty of free and cheap activities this month so start scheduling some family fun!

Cineplex Family Favourites for March
March 7 to 28, 2015 (Saturdays) - 11:00 am
Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!
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Public Skating at Evergreen Brick Works
Daily in March  
Lace for free public skating 7 days-a-week on the outdoor Ice Skating Rink, an enchanting Winter destination for the whole family. It’s the perfect place for Winter fun, as you wind through the gardens and enjoy nature in the city!
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The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront
Until March 1, 2015
Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel® Rink is a popular skating destination in the heart of the city. Visitors can enjoy our artificially-cooled outdoor rink while skating to music and taking in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. On-site skate rentals, helmet rentals, change rooms, rental lockers, and skate sharpening are available. Free admission.
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LunarFest at Harbourfront
February 28 to March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
LunarFest celebrates Lunar New Year in showcasing Asian arts and culture compacted in a two-day festival! This event features dishes eaten around Asia in celebration of the New Year, such as different dumpling dishes, the Great Wall of Lanterns, drumming performances, lion dances, and Lunar arts and crafts suitable for the entire family! Free.
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YMCA Megathon
March 1 to 7, 2015 - 8:00 am until 10:00 pm
Be part of a fun-filled week of fitness challenges and fundraising activities when you join this year’s Megathon. Funds raised will help more children, teens, adults, and families stay healthy and active at the Y. Free admission.
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March Weekends at Scarborough Museum
March 7 to 29, 2015
Come celebrate everything green and find your pot of gold this month at Scarborough Museum! Fun family activities each weekend. Admission is Pay What You Can.    
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Open House at the Avenue Road Arts School!
March 10, 2015 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Free Open House Art Fun! Come and visit the Avenue Road Arts School and see what everyone is talking about. The beautiful Victorian building is home to some of the most creative and fun art classes and art projects in Toronto! Parents or caregivers and children 3 to 10 years are welcome to come and see the School and try their hand at a fun art activity for FREE! Art Teachers will be on hand to lead kids through fun art and drama activities.
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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Soli & Rob
March 11, 2015 to March 21, 2015
A NEW Puppets-and-People Musical by Soli & Rob. Rob is scared of bugs! Can Soli change his mind before it's too late? Anything is possible with the help of Lily Mae, Alistair Ant and Sluggo - but only if you are in the audience! Soli & Rob's mix of original and familiar tunes are sure to have you clapping, stomping and singing along. A show for children 3-8 years and everyone young at heart. Various locations. Free event.
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Build and Grow Clinics at Lowe's
March 14, 2015
Conveniently shop while your kids build a fun and educational project! For children from grades two to five. Kids will take home the toy they made, a merit certificate, name tag, apron, and goggles. Free apron and project patch at every clinic! March 14, 2015 - MAX 3D - Maximum Destruction Monster Jam Truck.
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Build Sports Book Ends at Home Depot
March 14, 2015 - 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
Kids will learn how to build a Sports Book Ends with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. From 10:00 am to Noon, The Home Depot at locations across Toronto is hosting a free DIY workshop for kids to build their very own Sports Book Ends. The workshop is for kids ages 4 to 12 and they must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 15, 2015 - 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day (and the day before)! On Sunday, March 15, all eyes will be smiling in downtown Toronto for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Enjoy a family friendly celebration of Ireland and St. Patrick with colorful floats, bands, dancers, and marching groups. The procession starts at Noon from St. George and Bloor, heading east before turning south along Yonge to Queen where it makes a final turn to finish at Nathan Phillips Square. Free.
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March Break at Ontario's Legislative Building
March 16 to 20, 2015 - 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
A free, fun-filled morning awaits children ages 6 to 10 at Ontario's Legislative Building this March Break. Introduce your youngsters to provincial parliament during a two hour interactive program featuring a variety of activities. Participants will explore the Legislature during a scavenger hunt; get creative during a craft activity; and learn how debates work in the Legislative Chamber while trying on the traditional black robes worn in parliament. Pre-registration is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends at the Ontario Science Centre
March 16, 2015
Thomas has made many friends and been on many adventures over the years! Kick-off your March Break in celebration of friendship as Thomas the Tank Engine embarks on a new adventure and hits the stage in Thomas Live Show. Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Spots will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. Arrive early to secure your spot! Admission is free.
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Mad Science Free Events During March Break
March 16, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Mad Science is hosting free events and workshops this March Break! Mad Science has been introducing children to the wonders of science for over 18 years in the Greater Toronto Area! From entertaining educational programs to educational entertainment, Mad Science of Toronto sparks imaginative learning in children everywhere!
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Kidnasium March Break Open House!
March 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Drop in, enjoy some snacks and some fun in our gym! Everyone is welcome. Enter a draw to win a FREE Birthday Party! Admission is free.
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March Break Fun at Eglinton Square
March 17, 2015 to March 20, 2015 - 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17th to Friday, March 20th, all children are invited to enjoy the fun this March Break at Eglinton Square. All events are Free.
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Toronto's ComicCON
March 20 to 22, 2015
Toronto ComiCon presented by FAN EXPO is an all-ages pop culture convention for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The 3-day show is packed with exciting family-friendly programming and activities. Past guest highlights are Star Trek: TNG's Patrick Stewart, Lord of the Ring's Sean Astin, and My Little Pony's Katie Cook. Wonder which pop culture icons are coming this year? Kids 12 and under are admitted free with a coupon downloaded from their website.
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Pinocchio and Me (Pinocchio dans ma valise)
March 22, 2015
Musical theatre and puppetry infusing life into a classic tale. Semaine de la Francophonie is pleased to welcome Cie Voix Théâtre and their magical production of Pinocchio dans ma valise (Pinocchio and Me). Presented in French by Prologue aux arts de la scène and Toronto Public Library (North York Branch) on Sunday, March 22. One performance only! Free admission.
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More Free Events for March
We continuously update our Events Calendar as more free and cheap events crop up in March! CLICK HERE to get a list from our Calendar of Events. It's already been sorted by Free Events for the month!

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