Weekend Events: Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush Toronto now open at Square One Mississauga

The latest fun things families can do this coming weekend ... virtual and in-person events, and suggested activities. A candy-themed pop-up park has opened in Toronto!


Sugar Rush Toronto

  • Select days until September 6, 2021
  • Square One Shopping Centre
  • $ - See website

​An immersive open-air experience your family and friends will not soon forget! A vibrant walk through 50,000 square feet of pure Candytropolis featuring colourful installations, one-of-a kind art displays, live performances, custom parade floats, and candy-powered interactions. Save 15% with code T4K15More 

Family Trivia Night: Energy Presented by Ontario Science Centre

  • Friday, August 20th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

From electrical and chemical to kinetic and thermal, we’re covering energy in this edition of our popular trivia night. More

Shoebox Bingo with the BSM!

  • Saturday, August 21st, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Free

Join us for a game of Shoebox Bingo this summer and keep your kids entertained! Using our hands-on collection, kids will discover a variety of footwear and learn the amazing stories behind them through an interactive and fun live zoom session. More

The Word On The Street - 2021 Summer Spectacular

  • Friday, August 20th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

Calling all creative kids! The Summer Spectacular is back! Join us for weekly workshops celebrating storytelling, ideas, and imagination. Express yourself through poetry. Learn how to be an activist. Champion your favourite author. More

Mini Pop Kids Live @ CityView Drive In

  • Saturday, August 21st, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Cityview Drive-In At Polson Pier
  • $121.95-174.20

The renowned Mini Pop Kids will be bringing their high energy live show to the CityView Drive-In stage in Toronto. This show will be fun for the whole family so attendees should get ready to sing, dance and make memories with the Mini Pop Kids Live! More

Pioneer Day at Scugog Shores Museum

  • Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Scugog Shores Museum
  • $2-5

The event raises money for the preservation and celebration of Scugog’s heritage. A fun and family-friendly event, Pioneer Day is perfect for anyone who likes to learn new things, explore, and celebrate history. More

Power Kids - Ripple of Love

  • Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Artists Nico Taylor and Queen Kukoyi will engage families with a visual storytelling activity. Participants will draw inspiration from water ripples to visualize connections with people in their lives. More


Terra Lumina at The Toronto Zoo

  • Until September 5, 2021
  • Toronto Zoo
  • $24.99 and up

After the animals go to sleep, the Toronto Zoo transforms, inspiring visitors to become the seeds of change. On twilight evenings, step through a portal of light into 2099, a time when the world glows with possibility. More

The Brain Project

  • Until September 8, 2021
  • Various Locations
  • Free

The Brain Project has returned to the streets of Toronto! Everyone is welcome to visit several brain sculptures at various locations in the GTA including: Yonge and St. Clair, Yorkville Village, Ontario Place, Don Mills & Nathan Phillip Square. More

Camp in a Box at the BSM!

  • Sundays in August
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Free

The Bata Shoe Museum has launched CAMP IN A SHOEBOX! Check out their YouTube channel every Sunday for new videos where kids can make fun shoe-themed crafts. More

Admission is Free on Sunday at Bata Shoe Museum

  • Sundays in August 2021
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Free

Toronto's favourite shoebox is now OPEN and we can't wait to see everyone (and their shoes). And have you heard? Every Sunday is FREE ADMISSION day at the BSM! More

Playing in Public at Bentway

  • Daily until September 26, 2021
  • Bentway + Various locations
  • Free

Playing in Public is a neighbourhood exhibition that explores the history and future of play, and its role in shaping decisions about public space. More

Summer Hoops 2021 by Hoop Dreams at Ontario Place

  • Saturdays in August 2021
  • Ontario Place
  • Free

A free basketball program running every weekend in August starting August 7th, for kids, youth and adults. Learn basketball skills with some of the top coaches in Toronto. Adults can enjoy 3 x 3 game play by the waterfront. More

Queen's Park Outdoors

  • Weekdays until September 3, 2021
  • Legislative Assembly of Ontario
  • Free

Join us outdoors this summer as we explore the grounds of Ontario's parliament. Learn about the history of the site, the work of parliament and more. More

Great Whales Up Close and Personal at the ROM

  • New exhibition now open!
  • ROM
  • $Free with admission

With hands-on interactives and immersive experiences, Great Whales compares these three unique giants, from their size and diet to their intelligence and evolution, while highlighting the extensive ongoing research and conservation efforts being undertaken to save these highly at-risk mammals. More

Imagine Dragons - Lights Forest at Casa Loma

  • Until August 29, 2021
  • Casa Loma
  • $35.00+

Travel to a fairy-tale castle and an era of dragons and adventure with Imagine Dragons – Light Forest at Casa Loma. Imagine Dragons will feature dazzling lighting and immersive theatrical Medieval displays throughout the gardens, tunnels and stables of the historic castle. More

Ontario Place Summer Live Music Festival

  • Until September 6, 2021
  • Ontario Place - East Island, next to the Vista Eatery
  • Free

Ontario Place has partnered with Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Fest (TUJF) and SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival to bring you Ontario’s longest summer live music festival this year, at our beautiful waterfront location. More

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

  • Select days until October 11, 2021
  • 1 Yonge Street
  • Tickets start at $35

For little art lovers! 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projections that illuminate and animating the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh. More

Marvel Avengers Station Canada

  • Daily until September 12, 2021
  • Yorkdale Mall
  • $39.55 and up

Calling all Avengers fans! Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will be available to the public beginning on July 29, 2021 at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. More

Family Fridays | Guided Hikes at Evergreen Brick Works

  • Fridays @ 7:00 pm
  • Children's Garden at Evergreen Brick Works
  • $15 per person, children under 2 free

Let the adventure begin! Get outside and connect to nature in the Don Valley with evening walks with Evergreen’s outdoor educators. More

Tim Hortons Presents Concerts in the Parking Lot

  • Thursdays until September 9th, 2021
  • Richmond Hill GO Station Overflow Parking Lot
  • Free

Concerts in the Parking Lot offers a drive-in concert experience in the Richmond Hill GO Station’s overflow parking lot. Come together as a community while enjoying traditional ‘Concerts in the Park’ style-events from the comfort of your vehicle. On July 29, there's a family concert with Splash N' Boots. More

Gardiner Goes Outside - Family Days

  • Sundays (all Summer)
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Free

Get the family together for outdoor art-making on the Gardiner Plaza, with new activities and themes each week. More

Gardiner Goes Outside - Play Date

  • Wednesday to Saturday (all Summer)
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Free

A Free family-friendly colouring activity inspired by Pillars of Change, a collaboration with No.9 Contemporary Art + Environment. Kids can put their own spin on original drawings by local artists that speak to important social and environmental issues. More

Gardiner Goes Outside - Clay Bird Making

  • Wednesday to Friday (all Summer)
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Free

Take part in a drop-in clay bird making activity on the Gardiner Plaza, part of artist David Constantino Salazar’s project Forever (Birds-Botanical). Open to adults and children. More


  • Until August 27, 2021
  • Various
  • Free

Looking for awesome free things to do right in your own neighbourhood? ParksPlayTO is packed with fun for caregivers and kids aged 12 and under, and Summer in the 6IX will keep youth aged 13 to 24 entertained for hours. More

Ontario Parks Admission is Free

  • Weekdays, until September 2, 2021
  • Various locations
  • Free

From Mondays through Thursdays, until September 2, 2021, Ontario Parks is extending free weekday daily vehicle permits. That means you can visit any operating provincial park during the week, for day use, at no cost. More

Happy 10 MCS

  • Until September 6, 2021
  • Celebration Square Mississauga
  • Free

Celebration Square Mississauga is turning 10! There are celebratory activities taking place at the Square throughout the season... More

Toronto Public Libraries - Summer Wonder: Programs for Kids 6-12

  • Various dates until September 4, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Summer is a great time to explore and discover new interests as a family. Summer Wonder offers free, online programs and activities to do together all summer long. More

Summer with the Science Centre

  • All Summer
  • Online
  • Free

There are plenty of experiments, activities and games that can be adapted for all ages, abilities and interests. Create the perfect bubble recipe. Make your own ice cream. Discover the science of sunscreen. Build a bottle rocket and more. More

TD Summer Reading Club

  • All Summer long
  • Online
  • Free

This year, the entire TD Summer Reading Club will be available online. Club participants can read whatever they'd like throughout the summer and earn virtual badges, vote in the Battle of the Books, post reviews, write stories, read and write jokes, participate in weekly trivia, watch author/illustrator readings and workshops and more. More

Brampton's Fitness in the Park

  • Daily until October 31st, 2021
  • Various Locations
  • Free

Join us for FREE open air workouts, seven days a week. The City of Brampton has reintroduced an extended offering of summer favourite, Fitness in the Park, a free outdoor fitness program. Open to residents & non-residents, ages 6+. More


See Paw Patrol: The Movie

The PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City and stop Mayor Humdinger from destroying the bustling metropolis. Opens on Friday, August 20. Don't miss the 'Little Pups Event' taking place at participating theatres at the 1st show time of the day. More

Go to a Sunflower Farm

August is the time of year to celebrate the very best that sunflower season has to offer. If you're looking for a family-friendly experience, head out with the kids to find the most colourful backdrop. More

Make Summer Crafts

Summer is in full swing! It can be tricky to keep those kiddos busy during the summer right? Here are fun Summertime crafts and activities for when Summer boredom sets in. More

Go to Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village is opening once again! Visitors can immerse themselves back to the 1860s and explore an authentically re-created country village of the Toronto region. More

Go Ziplining

If you're feeling the itch for an adrenaline rush, this fully immersive outdoor experience is an exciting new way to see the world! More

See what's on Netflix for Kids this August

Get the list of movies and shows playing on Netflix in August 2021. More

Go Peach Picking!

Here are some family-friendly PYO peach farms to visit in southern Ontario. More

Visit the CN Tower and Take Advantage of Summer Promotions

For visitors wanting to get a bird's eye view of the city, while enjoying all that the CN Tower has to offer ― a summer visit is a must! The city's most recognizable and celebrated icon is open once again! More

Go to a Waterpark

Head to one of these water parks or water play areas in the GTA for your ultimate water adventure. More

Visit a City Attraction

Toronto and GTA attractions are opening their doors. Here's what you need to know ... opening dates and summer highlights not to be missed! All tickets must be pre-booked online. More

Go See the Animals!

While things aren’t quite yet back to normal, zoos and animal attractions are welcoming guests with some new guidelines in place. When the kids ask to go see the animals ... here's where to go! More

Check out our Summer FUN Guide!

Find fun things to do that will keep the entire family busy this summer with the help of our Summer FUN Guide! More

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