Happy first long weekend of spring/summer 2015!! It seems likes we have been waiting for forever for the nice weather to arrive so hopefully the weather cooperates so we can all get out and have fun with our families. This weekend there are many events taking place across Ontario including fireworks, festivals and spring celebrations. You can always visit a local Amusement Park or Zoo as well for some family fun. Whatever you do, have fun and keep safe!
Spring is in the air and that means that fresh produce and local items will be available at Farmers Markets near you. Many are already open or opening soon. Check for a Farmer’s Markets near you!
It’s drive-in season in Ontario! Having a night out with the family to a local drive-in can be so much fun and friendly on the budget
Grab a movie with the family this Saturday at 11:00am for only $2.99 per person thanks to Cineplex’s Family Favourites.
Check out what’s playing here
Around Town this Weekend…
Blue Mountain Village
May Long Weekend Fun – Greet summer on your favorite Village patio! Enjoy live music, face painting, scavenger hunts, hiking, gondola rides, Grove Dancing and the 5th annual Rusty’s Rib Eating contest. PLUS FIREWORKS
Riverfest – A day of family fun on Saturday May 16th, 2015. Car show, midway fair, petting zoo, live entertainment, vendors and spectacular fireworks display!
Fish Kincardine Derby – Enjoy the various Derby events throughout the establishments in Kincardine including music, entertainment, food, prizes and games. Runs from May 15th-24th
Festival of Birds @ Point Pelee National Park – Become part of spring migration at Point Pelee National Park, the special place where birds and birders meet. Lush forest meets expansive wetlands, offering up opportunities to find a wide variety of species. Check out their website for specifics on hikes and activities
Queen Victoria’s Birthday Celebration @ Fanshawe Pioneer Village – Celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India. Join us for nineteenth century games, historical speeches, and vintage base ball all in reverence to our longest reigning monarch. There will crafts, wagon rides, birthday fun and puppet shows for the kiddies.
Season of Many Frogs Peeping @ Crawford Lake – Discover wildflower wonders in Crawford Lake’s beautiful woodlands, fascinating video presentations, hands-on discoveries in the reconstructed Iroquoian Village, seasonal discovery hunt and craft making.
Queen Victoria Birthday Celebration @ Upper Canada Village – Join in the celebration as our 1860s Village celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday. Sing “God Save the Queen”, hear historical patriotic speeches, see grand military maneuvers, lace up for the 1860s athletic games, help out with the Village’s “Queen” (a hand-pumped fire engine), and enjoy a piece of birthday cake.
Fireworks over the Falls – Beginning May 15th, the Falls Fireworks Series starts off with a bang with 81 stunning displays over Niagara Falls! Enjoy displays over Niagara Falls every Friday, Sunday and Holiday
Victoria Day Fair – Starting off with a Parade, this day will be lots of fun for the entire family! Fun includes a midway, face painting, entertainers, food vendors, crafts and more!
Spring Tyme Fun @ Bronte Creek Park – Enjoy Spring Tyme on the Farm activities including Sewing on a treadle machine, Baking on a wood burning stove, Heritage spring cleaning chores, Victorian Games, Plant a seed —earn an Official Park Ranger stamp, Tour the Victorian Farmhouse, Self-guided spring walk along the Trillium Trail and more…
Tulip Festival – The Canadian Tulip Festival is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting some 600,000 visitors annually. The festival’s mandate is to preserve this heritage and celebrate the tulip as a symbol of international friendship by engaging local organizers, volunteers, artists, performers, tourists and festival-goers in what has become an annual ritual of spring and one of Canada’s best loved and well-known cultural events.
Sheep Shearing Festival @ The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – For the occasion, visitors will be able to learn all about wool by participating in various activities and demonstrations. Visitors of all ages can attend sheep shearing, sheep herding with sheepdogs and sheepdog agility demonstrations, as well as meet some alpacas. They can also learn about carding, spinning, weaving and knitting, all important steps in the transformation of a raw fleece into wool. Visitors will enjoy watching the traditional craft of finger-weaving and participating in a quiz about fibres. We certainly must not forget Little Bo Peep, who still needs help finding her sheep!
Fireworks – Enjoy a the lighting up of the skies with a fireworks show at Canada’s Wonderland
Pirates & Princesses @ Black Creek Pioneer Village – Three days of family fairytale fun! Bring your eye patches and tiaras. Celebrate stories such as Cinderella, Peter Pan and Rapunzel. Enjoy interactive entertainment, prince and princess lessons, Village wide treasure hunts and more.
HarbourKIDS Toronto International Circus Festival – It’s time again for the Toronto International Circus Festival! This Victoria Day weekend, dazzling daredevils, amazing acrobats, hilarious buskers and more take over our site. Kids can try out the circus arts: floor acrobatics, mini-trampoline, obstacle courses, trapeze, aerial hoop and more! Kids will also get to play with fun circus props like ribbons, juggling scarves and bubbles!
Bike Works DIY @ Evergreen Brick Works – Our shop is open on weekends and holidays, so you can drop by to use our tools and keep your bike in tip-top shape. With skilled volunteers and staff on hand to give tips and advice, Bike Works offers the tools and knowledge you need to get riding all season long.
Guided Walks @ Rouge Park – Hit the trail with Rouge Park’s Guided Walks in our 5th year of adventure and discovery. It’s April, and you know what that means… spring is here! Trees are budding! Birds are moving back in! Flowers are popping up! Frogs are calling! Don’t miss a thing! Open the door to outdoor fitness and nature exploration and join a walk with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders! You never know what we’ll see.
Nature Play @ Evergreen Brickworks – Explore the Children’s Garden in Chimney Court, meet our site animators, and take part in hands-on projects, crafts, games and more. Themes and activities change with the seasons and explore all of nature’s elements using materials we can find in our surroundings.