What’s ON this Weekend

March 9-11, 2017

what's on this weekend GTA family guide

Featured Events

Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival

Purple Woods

Running until May 27. Located in Central Ontario and only a short drive from the GTA, Ontario’s Lake Country and Springwater are the perfect place for maple trees, and celebrating all things maple.

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Feathers of Fire


Organizers behind Tirgan Festival, the world’s largest celebration of Iranian arts and culture, present the critically-acclaimed Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic, the most elaborate shadow puppet play ever performed and based on the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings).

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The National Home Show


North America’s largest home and garden event, The National Home Show co-located with Canada Blooms, returns to the Enercare Centre. For 10 days the show will house tons of innovative exhibitors showcasing everything you need to reinvent your space, both inside and out.

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Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival

Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival

The history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from 1900.The festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and will help to immerse you in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more.

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Kortright Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Kortright Maple Syrup

Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities…. and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!

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Mountsberg’s Maple Town

Maple Town

Mountsberg’s sugar bush has been producing maple magic for almost 150 years and educating the public for more than 30 years. Approximately 600 trees are tapped during this most Canadian of seasons and the watery sap is be magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty.

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Night Cross-Country Skiing at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre


Enjoy a thrilling nocturnal winter adventure! Cross-country skiing at night by headlamp. For six nights in 2016-17, x-country ski until 8pm as dusk falls and transitions to sparkling starlight.

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More Events this Weekend

ROM Winter Fridays – Discounted Admission for all ages
Drinks. Music. Discounted Admission. Reclaim your Friday nights with ROM Winter Fridays. Fridays from February 10 to March 17, enjoy discounted admission from 5:30 – 10 pm, and roam the galleries, or check out our newest special exhibition! More

A Merry Munsch Pyjama Party
Put on your PJs and jam with us! Solar Stage’s annual Munsch show tradition continues! This brand new play is based on five books: Get Out of Bed; Roar; We Share Everything; No Clean Clothes; and Pyjama Day. More

TIFF Kids presents: digiPlaySpace
TIFF Kids presents digiPlaySpace: Toronto’s interactive playground where kids can control a robotic arm, paint with light, learn to code using physical blocks, and more! The 2017 edition of digiPlaySpace is an immersive learning experience, surrounding visitors and delighting the senses with the world’s most innovative, imaginative, and entertaining media creations. More

The Big Freeze at RBG
Step into the Ice age with this winter’s coolest exhibit. When did the ice age start? Is it over now or will the ice return? And what happened to all those ice age mammals? All of these questions are answered this winter at RBG. More

Sweet Water Season
Visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. More

Play LEGO Dimensions on the big screen at Cineplex
Come to Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough on Saturday, March 4 to play Battle Arenas and win some great prizes! For the first time in a LEGO videogame, BATTLE ARENAS allow players to take their favourite characters into battle and compete with up to 3 friends head-to-head. More

Find more events in our kids events guides!


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