February is already around the corner! If you’re looking to start planning out some fun activities as winter starts to hit its end you may as well do it on a budget. We’ve put together a list of free things to do in Toronto in February so you can enjoy what the city has to offer while saving some coin.

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KUUMBA

KUUMBA is Toronto’s largest and longest-running Black Futures Month festival, embracing the rich tapestry of culture, diversity and creativity through a month-long celebration of Black cultural programming. There are many events, workshops and performances to choose from – take a look at the exciting lineup here.

When: February 1st – 29th, 2024
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W
Cost: Free & varies

Black History Month Art & Culture Event

Kick off the month by celebrating Black History Month at this celebration showcasing local vendors, mesmerizing performances, captivating storytelling, and more! Entry is free and festivities will run all evening from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. RSVP your free ticket here.

When: February 1st, 2024 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Richmond-Adelaide Centre, 130 Adelaide St
Cost: Free

Skating at The Bentway

 

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Outdoor skating in the winter is a must and if you haven’t gotten out there yet this winter, February is the last month to do so at The Bentway. This 220m figure-eight skate trail is surrounded by colourful woven arches inspired by the northern lights and will close on the 19th. No need to worry about skates, you can rent them if you don’t have any.

When: February 1st – 19th, 2024 at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday. – Friday & 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday & Sunday
Where: The Bentway Skate Trail, 250 Fort York Blvd
Cost: Free

Project X

This all-day event a Stackt Market is dedicated to showcasing Toronto’s young creative talent. From vendors to graphic designers to comedians and more.

When: February 1st, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
Cost: Free

Winners & Losers: Sports Histories of Toronto

 

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From infamous bat flips and buzzer-beating three-pointers, to Stanley Cup curses and fairweather fandoms – Toronto’s sports history is filled with interesting stories and you can check them out for free at this exhibit at Myseum of Toronto.

When: Wednesday – Saturday February, 2024 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Myseum of Toronto, 401 Richmond Street West Eastern Entrance
Cost: Free

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival 

A family-friendly event celebrating winter! The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival will feature many beloved activities including the popular Sunday morning pancake breakfast, the trackless train ride, children’s games and more.

When: February 3rd & 4th, 2024
Where: Mill Pond, 321 Mill St, Richmond Hill
Cost: Free

Toronto Maple Leafs Outdoor Practice

 

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are hosting their outdoor practice on February 8th, 2024 but there will be 3 days of free festivities in celebration at Nathan Phillips Square. Some of the other free events include a Leafs Alumni Hockey Game, autograph signings, and a variety of pop-ups.

When: February 8th, 2024 at 12:00 PM (Outdoor Practice) & February 8th – 10th (festivities)
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W
Cost: Free

Toronto Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration 

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Toronto’s Chinatown. There will be competitions, murals and more happening at Chinatown Centre and Dragon City Mall, both located on Spadina Ave.

When: February 10th & 11th, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Chinatown Centre, 222 Spadina Ave & Dragon City Mall, 280 Spadina Ave
Cost: Free

Sharing Stories at Scarborough Museum

Grab a warm drink and enjoy family-friendly storytelling sessions featuring local Black Authors at Scarborough Museum. This free event is a great way to celebrate Black culture during Black History Month with your family!

When: February 11th, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Rd
Cost: Free

Winter Stations

 

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Winter Stations will open its public exhibition which features international art designs in the form of reimagined lifeguard stations along Toronto’s east end beaches. You can head over for this free display starting on February 19th. Check out some of this year’s work here.

When: Starting February 19th, 2024
Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E
Cost: Free

The Leap Black History Month Celebration

This celebration of Black History is filled with inspiring guest speakers, music, dance, and cultural performances. Guests can immerse in the heritage and contributions of the Black community while enjoying delicious food and engaging activities.

When: February 24th, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: 600 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga
Cost: Free

Toronto Career Fair and Training Expo Canada

Learn about exciting new career options and obtain valuable information about different fields of the workforce including healthcare and and skilled trade jobs at this free event taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre downtown. Reserve a free ticket here.

When: February 29th, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto
Cost: Free

Get out and enjoy some free February fun, Toronto!