August Go List: Best Things to Do! 2019




There's still time to catch some of the best of the city's summertime fun, including free summer concerts, free summer movies, camping, beaches galore, or just taking one more roller coaster ride while the weather is blissfully warm. Read on for the best things to do this month and plan ahead for these August favourites.

Go to an August Festival
The Greater Toronto Area's festival season kicks into high gear in August. The hot weather prompts a head-spinning number of fantastic fairs, parades, carnivals, and other fetes. Here's a list of all the great family festivals in August, most of which are FREE.​ 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


Celebrate Shark Week
Are you ready for shark week? Shark week takes place from from July 28 to August 4. Here are fun crafts and recipes to help celebrate. Happy Shark Week, everyone! 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


Ride with Thomas the Train
Peep Peep! All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas the Tank Engine! Thomas will be chugging his way into the GTA for the Steam Team Tour for two weekends only! August 9-11 and 16-18, 2019. 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


See Dora And The Lost City Of Gold
Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Opens in theatres on August 9. 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, rice krispies treats, popcorn and more… 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


Make Carnival and Fair Foods
Carnivals and fairs give us a reason to eat fried, grilled, and buttered foods. From corn dogs to fried Oreos, funnel cakes, and the infamous donut burger, here are 12 ways to get those carnival tastes in your own kitchen! More


See The Angry Birds Movie 2
Angry Birds 2 starts a new era of slingshot gameplay with super stunning graphics, challenging multi-stage levels, scheming boss pigs and even more destruction. Opens in theatres on August 14. More


Go to the CNE
It's back, full of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, an aerial acrobatics and ice skating show, a dog show, a working farm, parades and a three-day Air Show, all FREE with admission to the CNE. August 16 to September 2. More


Go to the Air Show
The 70th annual Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) soars over Lake Ontario Labour Day weekend for another awe-inspiring show. More


Go the Circus
The circus is in Mississauga, Burlington and Milton this August! An all new show, jam packed with explosive live entertainment, featuring high-flying acrobatics, death-defying tricks, towering feats of strength, teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials. Get 2 for 1 tickets with code: Toronto4Kids. More


Go to KidZfest at Canada's Wonderland
Kids will enjoy live entertainment, dance parties, foam pits, and more! Plus, see your favourite tv characters such as Thomas & Friends, Toopy & Binoo, ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, Bob the Builder, Paw Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer, and MARVEL© Superheroes! Until August 5. 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


Go to Buskerfest
The 20th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy will once again take place in Woodbine Park in The Beach, serving up non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment over the Labour Day weekend, Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2. More


Go to FAN EXPO Canada
This year, FAN EXPO Canada is bringing a world of discovery and adventure to fans of all ages with a 10,000 sq. ft. Family Zone; complete with dance parties, robots, LEGO, crafts and more! Young fans and fans who are young at heart can cap off summer by having a blast at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from August 22 to 25, 2019 – a week earlier than in past years. More


Summer of Space at Ontario Science Centre
Last chance to catch Summer of Space with new space-themed exhibitions, IMAX® films and a planetarium show. Enjoy special monthly programming on Canada’s contribution to space, the Moon and the future of space exploration. Catch the 11-foot-tall LEGO SLS Rocket. Until September 2. More


Check our Summer FUN 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 shows, must-see movies, free things to do and much more! More


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