By Melanie Morin
Celebrate Victoria Day, the first long weekend of summer, by enjoying family fun in Oakville and the surrounding areas.
All events and activities are within one hour of Oakville.
King's Community Church – Sunday, May 17th at approximately 9pm
Families and neighbours are encouraged to bring fireworks for the staff and volunteers at King’s church for a celebratory show set to music. Don't forget a blanket or some lawn chairs!
Location: 528 Burnhamthorpe Road West (@Neyagawa Blvd)
Spring Tyme on the Farm – Monday, May 18th- noon to 4pm
Step back into time and enjoy a truly Victorian Victoria Day on the farm. There will be baking in the wood burning stove , fun Victorian games of the past, self guided tours to see the gorgeous Trillium flowers, visit the farm yard and animals and of course play the AWSOME play yard
Location: Spruce Lane Farmhouse, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville
Admission: $16.00 per vehicle
Monday, May 18, Noon – 4pm
If you like Ice Cream, Kite Flying and Bunnies, than this is the event for you and your family! Be amazed by the soaring kite shows, Check out the bunny hopping shows, make your own kite and eat plenty of wonderful ice cream too!
Location: Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Milton Boomfest – Saturday, May 16 to Monday, May 18 (Fireworks Sunday & Monday)
From 10am to dusk the Milton Fairgrounds will feature a midway, a delicious selection of food, vendors, a variety of family fun entertainment, and of course Fireworks at dusk on Sunday and Monday too!
Location: Milton Fairgrounds, 136 Robert Street, Milton
Admission: $3.00 per person and Children under 4 yrs FREE
Toronto International Circus Festival – Saturday, May 16 – Monday, May 18
Come have some fun at the circus this Victoria Day weekend. Enjoy performances by acrobats and jugglers and clowns. Try tumbling and check out the sites aboard the HarbourKIDS Express.
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Pirates and Princesses at Black Creek Pioneer Village– Saturday, May 16 – Monday, May 18
Come dressed as your favourite pirate or princess and don't forget the eye patch or tiara too! This will be a celebration of fairy tales with such favourites as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. There will be plenty of interactive family entertainment with village wide treasure hunts and Prince and Princess lessons too!
Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto
Admission: Regular village admission
Teddy Bears' Picnic at Centreville Amusement Park – Saturday, May 16 – Monday, May 18
Bring your loveable stuffed animal to Centreville Amusement Park for a healthy heart check-up! There will also be tons of other kid friendly activities to keep everyone busy for the entire afternoon! Open from 11am until 4pm.
Location: Centreville Amusement Park, Centre Island, Toronto
Fort York Victoria Day – Monday, May 18, 10am – 5pm
Come celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday at Fort York, the birthplace of Toronto. There will be plenty children's entertainment such as the soldier’s drill, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto, English country dancing, tours and more!
Location: Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto
Admission: Adults $7.96, Seniors /Youth: $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76 (plus tax). Children 5 and under are free
Fireworks at Canada’s Wonderland – Sunday, May 17
Bring the family for the day and enjoy over 200 rides and attractions and end the day with AWSOME fireworks over Wonder Mountain (fireworks at 10pm).
Location: Canada’s Wonderland, 9580 Jane St, Vaughan
Admission: Regular rates apply
Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay Park – Monday, May 18th (evening)
Enjoy breathtaking Fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay in Toronto!
Location: Ashbridge’s Bay Park, Lake Shore Boulevard East at the foot of Coxwell Avenue and is easily accessible by public transit.
Fireworks & Family Movie Night– Sunday, May 17th, 7pm start
Bring the family to enjoy dazzling fireworks and then stay to enjoy watching Penguins of Madagascar after. There will be yummy treats and refreshments for purchase too.
Location: Ballantrae Community Park, 5592 Aurora Road, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Victoria Day Celebration in Nobleton – Monday, May 18th, 11am until dusk
A lot of family fun activities are in store in Nobleton! To start the day there will be the Township of King Parade at 11am, followed by plenty of midway rides, children's activities and entertainment. Fireworks begin at Dark!
Location: Nobleton Arena Grounds, 15 Old King Road, Nobleton