Not only am I super excited for the long weekend, but I am super excited that it is Canada Day. It’s my little one’s second Canada Day, and this is special for us as she is the first Canadian born baby in my husband’s and my family. With that in mind, I’ve been looking for fun events to attend, or fun things to do, to celebrate the country that we love and live in. As I was in the mood for sharing, I’ve compiled a collection of activities happening in the city of Toronto with families in mind.
Canada Day at Queen’s Park
From 10am – 5pm on July 1st, Queen’s Park will be painted red and white for Canada Day celebrations for the whole family. They will include:
- Midway rides and bouncy castles
- Mad Science fun stations
- Face painting
- and so much more!
There will also be live performances by various acts, and food vendors available on site. Also, don’t forget to bring a refillable water bottle as there will be refill stations set up. Get more info on this fun event on the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website.
Toronto Rib Fest
Mmmm, Canada Day and ribs make the perfect combo! All weekend long Centennial Park will be covered in ooey gooey rib goodness. There will be concerts, rides and a kid’s zone, which includes a magic show and face painting. For more info, visit the Toronto Ribfest website.
The Toronto Zoo
As part of Parks Canada Xplorers, The Toronto Zoo will have a super fun and interactive Canada Day. We’ve taken Zo-zo to The Toronto Zoo already this year and she had a blast! From 10am – 5pm, the Toronto Zoo will have activities set up for families of all ages. Find out more info on The Toronto Zoo website.
Canada Day at the Harbourfront Centre
There will be Canada Day activities all weekend long at the Harbourfront Centre this weekend. The highlight, in my opinion, will be Sharon and Bram. Who are they?! Only the people that sing the greatest Canada childhood song of all time, Skinnamarinky Dinky Doo. Sharon and Bram will be on the Concert Stage from 2-3pm. There will also be food vendors, musical acts and fireworks. You can find all the info in the Harbourfront Centre website.
Canada Day Living Flag
I think this event is so cool! The diversity of Canada will be celebrated at York-Dundas Square on July 1st with cultural performances and the creation of a living flag. Want to create a lasting memory with your family? Head to the square for 3pm (I’d recommend earlier if possible) to get your coloured t-shirt and join in the fun. There will be aerial photos taken of the formation too. Find out all the info on this awesome event on the Downtown Yonge website.
Just for fun. I’m going to leave you with this gem….
Hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe Canada Day long weekend!