Family day in the GTA!

Monday, February 19th is Family Day in Ontario. And while not everyone gets the day off, for those that do, here are a few things happening in the GTA:

Family Fun Fest
Superior Events Group transforms over 30,000 square feet at Downsview Park into a large Indoor Fun Zone! Family Fun Fest features an indoor amusement park with over 30 attractions including Kiddie Rides, Giant Slides, Jumping Castles, Games, Food and an arcade. February 17, 18 and 19. (more)

Kidapalooza Family Festival
Kidapalooza Family Festival will take place both indoors and outdoors at the Markham Fair Grounds on Family Day Weekend. The event will feature ​activity stations, inflatables, rides, stage shows, a Video Gaming RV, bike course, skateboarding lessons and more! February 17, 18 and 19. (more)


• Some malls (Bayview Village, CF Fairview Mall, Dufferin Mall, Scarborough Town Centre, Sherway Gardens, Yorkdale Shopping Centre)
• LCBO and Beer Store
• Banks
• Toronto Public Libraries
• City-run daycare and childcare services
• Municpal service centres
• Some restaurants
• Most large grocery chains
• TTC will be on a Sunday (holiday) schedule

Kids Fest Toronto
Designed to make your kids bounce, laugh, run and play. Kids Fest Toronto has more than thirty themed inflatables inside 80,000 square feet at The International Centre, Hall 6 in Mississauga. Children can slide and bounce all day. For toddlers and up. Also offered are shows, interactive activities, games, crafts and more. February 17, 18 and 19. (more)

Royal Ontario Museum
Family day Weekend the ROM celebrates our rich multicultural landscape with musical performances, themed experiences and special hands-on activities inspired by their exhibitions and collections. Activities run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are free of charge with museum admission. (more)

Art Gallery of Ontario
The AGO celebrates Family Day with colour filled fun. The AGO is exploding with colour-full interactive fun! Put on your favourite colour and join us to celebrate colour – with music, movement and activities for the whole family! Dance the day away at an all ages dance party, make paintings without paint, get popping in the famous bubble wrap room, play with light and shadow, make an emoji face mask, chill out with kid friendly films and end the day with a memory in front of the colourful selfie wall. (more)

The Misfit League at Second City
Brand new for 2018! A young heroine must find her way in a small town where it seems that everyone has mastered their ultra-cool, super hero strengths – except for her that is. Labelled a misfit by everyone, she’s in for a brand new adventure as she fights to save the day using the most unconventional super powers the townspeople have ever seen! We invite you along for the ride as this wonderfully playful tale explores why you should really never judge a hero by their powers. February 17, 2018 to February 19. (more)

Bata Shoe Museum
Chill with us on Family Day Monday and experience a magical winter wonderland! Kids can enjoy winter-themed arts and crafts, play a game of I Spy in the galleries and try on some funky footwear. (more)

Evergreen Brick Works
Spend Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works and celebrate indoors with Brewer’s Backyard, enjoy outdoor activities in the Children’s Garden, or grab a bite to eat from tasty food vendors with your loved ones. (more)

Toronto Light Festival
The Toronto Light Festival transforms the Distillery Historic District into a visual journey of 30 awe-inspiring art installations that are perfect for your family to explore. The free festival starts at sundown. (more)

Winter at Ontario Place
All Family Day weekend, Ontario Place will be hosting a number of family-friendly events. Here you'll find outdoor skating, a bonfire, light installations, and indoor areas and concessions with warm food and beverages. February 16, 17, 18 and 19. (more)

Winter Family Games at Casa Loma
Get your family ready, the inaugural Winter Family Games will be taking over the Casa Loma this Family Day. Come and participate in fun and interactive sports theme experiences, take in awe-inspiring performances of athleticism, meet and greet your favorite athletes and much more. (more)

Harbourfront Centre
Come and spend Family Day at the Harbourfront Centre! Here you’ll find plenty of family fun including free skating lessons on the Natrel Rink, rinkside dance breaks, emerging DJs, icy activities, a fireside outdoor lounge and more. (more)

Fort York National Historic Site
This Family Day, bring your family to explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Visit the Fort’s historic kitchen and sample some baking from the hearth, enjoy hot chocolate, the roaring fire, and plenty of activities for the little ones. (more)

The Bentway Skate Trail Family Day
This Family Day, lace up your skates and head to Toronto's newest outdoor skating destination, The Bentway Skate Trail. Come and enjoy a special Family Day event that includes all-day skate rentals, family-friendly DJ sets by DJ Lucie Tic and DJ Cozmic Cat, onsite giveaways, and much more.