Spring break is fast approaching! If you’re looking for ways to keep yourself (and the kids) busy, there are so many March Break events in Toronto that are worth checking out.

From incredible immersive attractions and performances to festivals of all kinds, Toronto is buzzing with excitement.

Here are 10 of the best March Break events in Toronto to make your holiday extra special.

Taste of the Middle East Winter Festival

This family-friendly festival promises to be a celebration of Middle Eastern food, culture, art, and music, with dynamic programming for visitors of all ages.

In addition to countless food vendors, the event will feature a bazaar, tasty drinks, activities for kids, Dabke dancing, live performances, and chef demonstrations.

When: March 17th to 19th, 2023
Where: Mississauga Convention Centre


The National Ballet of Canada will take the stage this March Break to perform James Kudelka’s Cinderella.

This enchanting ballet show will feature “colourful characters, Art Deco-inspired designs by David Boechler, lively score by Sergei Prokofiev and lighting by Christopher Dennis,” the description says.

Sit back and prepared to be amazed by this “unrivaled adaptation of the classic fairy tale.”

When: March 10th to 19th, 2023
Where: The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Calling all leprechauns! The St. Patrick’s Day parade is coming to Toronto this March Break.

The parade will wind through the streets starting at 12 PM at the corner of St. George and Bloor St West, near St. George subway station.

The line of march will then west on Queen Street to its final stop in Nathan Phillips Square, where exciting entertainment awaits!

When: Sunday, March 19th at 12 PM
Where: See parade route here

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Lumière: The Art of Light

An illuminated experience is coming our way and it’s completely free to enjoy. Lumière: The Art of Light at Ontario Place will light up the waterfront with incredible works of art.

Formerly named the Winter Light Exhibition, this event will take over Trillium Park starting on March 10th.

“Utilizing innovation, light and discovery, Lumière encourages Ontario artists and creators to ‘illuminate’ the park,” the description says.

When: March 10th to May 7th, 2023
Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West

The Giant Maze

A huge winter maze pop-up experience has arrived at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works, and you can expect a bunch of delicious eats, games, and music.

The Street Eats Market has teamed up with Grip Block to bring The Giant Maze to life – a massive 120’x120’ maze made entirely out of reusable wood.

Every weekend up until mid-March, all are welcome to stop by Evergreen Brick Works for bundles of fun.

When: March 11th to 19th, 2023
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto & Country Heritage Park, Milton

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is open in Toronto and it’s every bit as magical as it sounds.

The experience is described as “an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.”

When: Until March 19th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street

Imagine Dragons at Casa Loma

Take a trip to your favourite fairy tale at Toronto’s majestic castle this March Break.

From interactive theatrical shows to a next-level Knight School, you’ll be completely immersed in a world of adventure.

“Travel down the 800ft underground tunnel to visit the dungeon for themed art and crafts, before daring to enter the Dragon’s Den to visit the Dragon himself in his mythical lair,” the description says.

Swords and shining armour at the ready!

When: March 11th to 19th, 2023
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Fan Expo ComiCon

Get excited, Toronto — ComiCon is back! Villains, heroes, and beloved characters of all types will descend on the city for this iconic convention during March Break.

Throw on your costume and prepare for three riveting days of family-friendly activations, celebrity appearances, attractions, events, and more.

When: March 17th to 19th, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West


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Winter Stations

Winter Stations is back! This single-stage international design competition takes place every year, and contestants must incorporate the Kew and Woodbine beach lifeguard towers into their installations in creative ways.

Winter Stations will be taking place at multiple locations this year and instead of staying in one place, the winning installations will be moved around to give more residents a chance to visit.

When: Until April 3rd, 2023
Where: Woodbine Beach and 1381 Lakeshore Road East (Mississauga)

Rock of Ages

One of Broadway’s longest-running hit musicals is in Toronto and it’s rocking the house down!

The “reimagined version” of the ’80s-inspired production will be here for our viewing pleasure at the Elgin Theatre until May 20th.

The musical features hit songs from rock legends like Quiet Riot, Poison, Whitesnake, Pat Benatar, Styx, Starship, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Survivor, Foreigner, and Guns N’ Roses.

When: Until May 20th, 2023
Where: Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street