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Father's Day is quickly approaching and if your plans are still up in the air, fear not. We've rounded up 12 kid-friendly events happening in and around the city that are perfect for celebrating the dad in your life!
For the history-buff dad, let him take part in an immersive 18th-century combat experience, complete with a live musket demo. Code cracking, a fashion show, and a rubber band shooting gallery are also on the schedule.
Show dad how much you care with a real life trip down memory lane. The York-Durham Heritage Railway will take you on a journey through the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine. A hot meal is available for the lunchtime trip. And dads get a discount!
Say hello to summer while basking in the sunshine and lakeside breezes at one of Toronto’s favourite beaches. Dad can sample wine and craft beer while learning expert pairing tips, and kids can enjoy live music on the beach. A portion of ticket sales go to help support the Music Therapy Trust Fund.Location: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Dr., Toronto
Craft-beer-loving dads are sure to enjoy this craft beer and cider picnic in Stratford, Ontario, where more than 12 Ontario craft breweries and more than 12 cideries are taking part. Admission includes entrance to the Stratford Museum as well as access to an antique steam engine, live music, and craft root beer on tap. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance.Location: Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron St., Stratford
Treat dad like royalty this Father’s Day with a dinner and show at Medieval Times. Dads get in for free (June 5–18), and a Father's Day package upgrade is available for an additional $25, that includes a framed photo of dad, an "It's Good to be King" can koozie, and a 25 oz glass stein with choice of soda or draught beer.
Set sail with Captain Dad and enjoy a family-friendly brunch and 2-hour cruise along the picturesque Toronto harbour. Brunch includes a buffet-style selection of freshly prepared pastries, salads, French toast, and a roast beef dish.Location: 207 Queens Quay W., Toronto
The best rib teams in Canada will be serving up delicious racks at this annual Father’s Day festival. Kids can enjoy live music, life-sized board games, as well as a Kids Zone complete with rides, while dad can explore the craft beer market or wine and spirits area.Location: Woodbine Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E., Toronto
Gearhead dads will get a real kick out of walking the red carpet to view more than 120 classic cars, including Lamborghini, Porsche, SuperCars, Ferrari, and more. Proceeds from the show go to support Prostate Cancer Canada.Location: Bloor St., between Avenue Rd. and Bay St., Toronto
Spend the weekend with dad camping out at the racetrack while watching beautifully restored cars from the past 50-plus years of motorsports, racing on one of Canada’s world-famous Grand Prix circuits.Location: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, 3233 Concession Rd. 10, Bowmanville
There's lots to take in for the whole family all weekend long at this waterside festival, including outdoor concerts, carnival rides, mouthwatering food and more.
Celebrate Father's Day weekend and enjoy the first tastes of summer strawberries at this festival supporting the Peel Region Children's Aid Society. The event includes live music, face painting, a bounce castle, plus plenty of games, crafts, and delicious eats.Location: The Apple Factory Farm Market, 10024 Mississauga Rd., Brampton
Cheer on Canada's team as they take on the Chicago White Sox this Father's Day weekend. The first 20,000 fans on June 18 will receive a free Fire Up the Grilli BBQ Apron thanks to Schneiders.Location: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
Browse our Events Calendar for more thigns to do this weekend and coming up in Toronto and the GTA.
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