Best Things to Do This Weekend: July 23 to 25

To Bee Or Not To Bee is playing as part of KidsFest on Demand (Toronto Fringe Festival)

The latest fun things families can do this coming weekend ... virtual and in-person events, and suggested activities. KidsFest on Demand opens as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival and attractions in and around the city are welcoming guests!


NEW EVENTS


AFROFEST Online 2021

  • July 19 – 25, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

AFROFEST is a FREE African Music Festival. This virtual event will be streamed via social media platforms and will future performances by one 30 local and international artists. More


KidsFest On-Demand

  • July 21 to 31, 2021
  • Online
  • $5 Membership + $13 per show

KidsFest On-Demand is a series of pre-recorded shows for children and their grown-ups! From adventures of the Hindu god Ganapati to a whimsical adaptation of Mozart's famous opera, this content has been carefully created for family audiences. More


Digital Kidsfest Club

  • July 21 to 31, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

A hub of free activities, crafts, games, contests and more. Whether you’ve only got a short time or you’re looking for a whole day’s worth of fun, you’ll find it at our Digital KidsFest Club! More


Richmond Hill Drive-Thru Ribfest

  • July 23rd to July 25th, 2021
  • Elgin Barrow Arena Parking Lot
  • Free

One of the most anticipated events of the summer is back! The same signature menu will be available this year in a drive-thru format! Admission is free. Purchases extra. Pre-register online. More


BIG on Bloor Festival

  • July 24th to 31st, 2021
  • Online + Onsite
  • Free

BIG on Bloor Festival opens its 14th year on July 24th, 2021 with the launch of online programming and 24/7 accessible art installations scattered throughout the Bloordfale neighbourhood. More


Youth Day 2021 FestCast

  • Sunday, July 25th, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

The Arts will always bring the World Together; Join aspiring Artists in 6 featured disciplines; Music, Dance, Art, Photography, Fashion and Film. More


Movies Under the Stars at Downsview Park

  • Sunday, July 25th, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
  • Downsview Park - Festival Terrace
  • Free

Movies Under the Stars returns to Downsview Park this year! Our 5th annual movie program will continue to be a drive-in experience. Sunday: The Greatest Country in the World. More


ONGOING EVENTS


City of Pickering Summer Concerts Online

  • Thursdays and Sundays in July
  • Online
  • Free

The 2021 Summer Concerts Online will be presented in July and August on Facebook. 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


Unity Fest /21

  • July 22 and 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Unity Fest – Unity Charity’s annual flagship event and Canada’s only national Hip Hop festival – is back this year with a digital spin. Unity Fest /21 will be an action-packed, 3-part virtual event series featuring over 75 artists and youth from across Canada. 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


Summer POP at the AGO

  • Until July 29th, 2021
  • AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) - Online
  • Free

Join us this July for FREE online art activities, every Monday through Thursday. These daily artmaking breaks are open to children of all ages and you can do them all at home, inside or out! Each day has something new to offer. 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


ParksPlayTO

  • 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


Future Possibilities for Kids - Ready, Set, Connect!

  • Until July 30, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Ready, Set, Connect! is a FREE virtual summer camp for kids, 9-12 years old.  Kids will be connected with other Kids, learn powerful leadership skills, build confidence, think creatively and make a positive impact on their communities, all through guided activities. 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


ACTIVITIES


Play the City at Bentway

The Bentway is presenting a neighbourhood-wide program of playable installations, playful moments, talks, and audio experiences for all to enjoy! 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


Celebrate Canadian Children's Media Day with Nelvana On July 26

The day of celebrations include Special Lighting of the CN Tower, an insightful panel event with Top Industry Experts, great shows to watch and more! More


See a Free Outdoor Movies This Summer

Check out these outdoor movies in Toronto and the GTA, that are sure to make your summer more memorable! More


Plan your own Mini Olympics at Home

Celebrate the games with crafts, activities, themed food, and of course, host your own mini Olympic games complete with medals! More


Make Fun Treats to Celebrate The Olympics

The summer Olympics in Tokyo officially launch on July 23 and will run until August 8. Schedule a little fun celebration for the family and make these Olympics-themed party foods! More


Watch the July Netflix Lineup

Kids can watch some cool TV shows and movies this coming month, full of superheroes, super friendships, super fun cartoons and live-action shows. More


Visit a Lavender Farm

Visiting lavender fields is the perfect day trip or weekend getaway from the city! The season runs until August. More


See the Spring Stations At The Distillery District

Enjoy some jaw-dropping backdrops when you're taking a stroll, shopping or outdoor dining at The Distillery District in Toronto! More


Hit a Pick Your Own Farms

Whether you prefer strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries or peaches, picking your own fruit is a fun family activity that keeps on giving. More


Splash Pad Fun in Toronto & the GTA

If you're looking for a way to stay cool this summer, check out these cities' playgrounds that are loaded with water jets and refreshing splash pads for instant relief from the heat! All are Free! More


Go Swimming at a Toronto Pool

Most pool are now open and the City of Toronto has new reservation system. Find out how to book your swimming time slot online and make your reservation today. More info


Hit the Beach

Beaches have reopened in the City of Toronto. Here's the list of supervised beaches and what you need to know before heading out! More


Go Camping!

Camping is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family ― it's all about fun, fresh air and screen-free time! Camping can also teach kids valuable life lessons about being active and respecting nature. Overnight campgrounds have reopened. More


Go to the Drive-In

Your kids will have a blast enjoying double features, staying up late watching movies in their jammies under the stars, eating tubs of popcorn from the snack bar, and crawling into a pile of blankets. More


Go Treetop Treeking!

Ready to get your summer started with a fun and COVID-safe outdoor adventure? Treetop Trekking parks are open. The Brampton Park in particular is a huge adventure park that features 6 aerial courses, ziplines, and plenty of activities for kids ages 9+. Book now as spaces are limited. More


Go to Treewalk Village for Kids

It's the ultimate tree house adventure. Children and the young at heart can let their imagination lead the way while exploring magical tree house villages! More


Share Your Art with Pillars of Change!

This project is open to all ages and abilities – adults and children alike. Once you’ve personalized your Pillars of Change artwork, share your creations for the chance to see them displayed in large-scale formats such as digital billboards in busy Toronto locations. Go to the PARTICIPATE page to learn how you can download free customizable artwork. More


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