March is just days away and we’re ready for all the warmth it is set to bring. Of course, that means there are a ton of things to do in Toronto for the month. Whether you’re into celebrating St Patrick’s Day or it’s just another month for you, the options are endless and it’s never a dull moment in Toronto.

From museum dates to outdoor festivals, foodie experiences, and concerts – Toronto is going hard this March with all the things to do.

Now, let’s jump right into it and explore this list of the best things to do in Toronto this March.

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Taste of the Middle East

Get ready to celebrate Arabic heritage, art, music and food! Taste of the Middle East is bringing a three-day festival to Mississauga, featuring and celebrating a different Arab country each day from March 1st – 3rd. Grab your tickets here and enjoy a family-friendly cultural experience.

When: Friday, March 1st – Sunday, March 3rd
Where: Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Rd W
Cost: $6.32 – $8.72 per ticket

Youth Job & Education Fair

Looking to kickstart your career or explore new opportunities? The Youth Job & Education Fair is coming to the Delta Marriott Hotel in Mississauga, where participants can discover exciting job options and resources to launch their career.

The job fair is free to attend and according to the event page, “discover exciting opportunities and resources to kickstart your career or further your education. This in-person event will bring together employers, educational institutions, and youth like you.”

When: Sunday, March 3rd from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott, 3670 Hurontario Street Mississauga
Cost: Free

Celebrate Toronto

In celebration of Toronto’s 190th anniversary, the City of Toronto is holding a festival on Saturday, March 9th at Nathan Phillips Square.

The day will include local bands and DJs, a bustling 6000 sq ft marketplace showcasing locally crafted goods from 100+ local vendors and delicious dishes and treats at diverse food stations. Stay into the evening for a fireworks show starting at 9:00 PM!

When: Sunday, March 9th from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W
Cost: Free

Sugar Shack TO

Sugar Shack TO is making its way to Toronto’s Waterfront on March 9th and 10th. Sugar Beach will be transformed into a maple-filled, extravaganza featuring all things maple, a warming station with bonfires and giveaways. 

When: Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive
Cost: Free

March Break Weekends at Scarborough Museum

Looking for an educational family-friendly activity during March Break? Scarborough Museum is putting on March Break Weekends where everyone is welcome to grab a warm drink and a snack during family-friendly kitchen demonstrations and then dive into the museum’s library of books for all ages.

When: Saturday, March 9th & 16th & Sunday March 10th & 17th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Rd
Cost: Free

March Break at Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is Extending its hours through March Break from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM and putting on some activities. There will be a Paw Patrol meet-and-greet and dance party on March 9th and 10th plus a new experience called Wild Encounters, a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite animals. Tickets start at $18.52 for children ages 3-12 and $26.45 per adult.

When: Saturday, March 9th – Sunday, March 17th from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road
Cost: $18.52+

Women’s Wellness Pop-Up Shopping Experience

On March 10, from 12 PM to 3 PM, the luxurious Bisha Hotel Sky Suite on the 43rd floor will be transformed into a stunning marketplace, showcasing a carefully curated selection of female-founded brands.

Attendees are in for a treat as they explore a diverse range of offerings from esteemed brands such as Lesley Hampton, Maeve & Cheze, Graydon Skincare, Sije Beauty, and many more.

When: Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 12 PM to 3 PM
Where: Bisha Hotel, Sky Suite I 43rd Floor – 80 Blue Jays Way
Tickets: Register here

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.

The public is invited to explore the many installations made by Ontario artists throughout the late winter and spring.

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

Canada’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Guinness SPD will soon host thousands of St. Patrick’s Day partyers in downtown Toronto this March.

On March 16th, 2024, Rebel will transform into a massive lakeside beer garden with three outdoor patios.

Festivities will include live music, a free pancake breakfast, an all-you-can-eat Lucky Charms cereal bar, and Irish dancers.

When: March 16th, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Where: 11 Polson Street, Toronto, ON
Cost: $20.95 to $30.75

St Patrick’s Day Parade

According to St Patrick’s Parade Toronto, this year’s parade “is expected to be one of the largest ever.” The 2024 parade is taking place Sunday, March 17th kicking off at noon on the corner of Bloor & St. George. Grab your family and enjoy some festive and free fun!

When: Sunday, March 17th at 12:00 PM
Where: Starting at Bloor & St. George
Cost: Free

Hangar Skate

DJ Skate Nights are back at Toronto’s Downsview Airport as part of the ‘Hangar Skate’ series. Expect some of the best tunes, delicious eats, and free skating, every Friday night.

Local community radio station VIBE 105 will be spinning the tunes all night long as you skate or learn to skate courtesy of Peak Performance.

When: Every Friday until March 17th, 2024 from 6 PM to 9 PM
Where: 34 Hanover Rd, Toronto

The Retro Arcade

Step back into the 80s and 90s at this retro arcade experience in Toronto. Hotel X Toronto welcomes all to enjoy the best arcade games from the golden era.

The Retro Arcade runs until March 17th inside Hotel X Toronto’s Kandy Gallery. Expect classic and beloved video games like Dance Dance Revolution, Skee-ball, Mario Kart Arcade GP, Street Fighter, NFL Blitz, Big Buck Hunter HD, and more.

When: Until March 17th – Mondays through Thursdays from 9 AM to 10 PM and Fridays to Sundays from 9 AM to 11 PM
Where: Hotel X Toronto’s Kandy Gallery – 111 Princes’ Blvd

Animaniacs in Concert

Relive your childhood with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. They will be performing alongside the original voice cast members of Animaniacs for a “zany, animany and totally insaney musical adventure that’s fun for the whole family!”

When: March 30th, 2024
Where: Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5)
Cost: $71+tax and up

Beaches Easter Parade

This family-friendly parade will take over the streets of Toronto’s Beaches area on March 31st in honour of Easter. The parade will run for about two hours and begin on Queen Street at Munro Park and head west along Queen Street ending at Woodbine Ave.

When: March 31st at 2 PM
Where: Beaches Neighbourhood, The Beach, Toronto

Bata Shoe Museum Access Sundays

Toronto’s iconic shoe museum is open to all visitors for free on Sundays.

Explore the BSM’s nearly 15,000 artifacts, learn about the fascinating history of footwear, and participate in educational activities, all for free every Sunday.

Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
When: Sundays from 12 PM to 5 PM
Cost: FREE

Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum also offers free admission to the public on Wednesday evenings from 4 PM to 8 PM.

No pre-registration is required, just show up in person to receive your free ticket and enjoy!

Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
When: Wednesdays from 4 PM to 8 PM
Cost: FREE

Winter Stations 2024

Toronto’s Winter Stations returns this February with new and exciting installations. The international design and art competition will bring several structures to life.

Since starting back in 2014, Winter Stations has reimagined lifeguard stations in Toronto’s beaches with art and designs on an international scale.

This year, the single-stage international design competition will have seven installations across Kew and Woodbine beaches.

When: On now
 Kew and Woodbine Beach

Enjoy a concert

Whether you’re into heavy metal sounds, Latin rhythms or hip-hop beats, there’s a little bit of everything to enjoy in Toronto this month.

Olivia Rodrigo, Juanes, Two Door Cinema Club, and many more will hit the stage in Toronto this month.

When: March 2024
Where: Several venues across Toronto

Try a new restaurant or bar

There are new eats, drinks, and experiences to enjoy in the city and they’re ready to serve you right up with their best menu items. We’ve compiled a list of new restaurants and bars in Toronto and believe us, you’ll want to try them all.

Whether you’re looking for elevated cuisines or looking for your new go-to spot for light bites and drinks, we’ve got a list for you. These new Toronto restaurants can’t be missed!

When: March 2024
Where: Across Toronto

Outdoor skating at City of Toronto rinks

Get ready to lace up your skates!

There are tons of City-run public rinks opening for the season in November. In past years, that has included Christie Pits, College Park, High Park, Kew Gardens, and Mel Lastman Square, Nathan Phillips Square.

So, grab your favourite people and glide the day away at the rink.

When: Until March 2024 (select rinks)
WhereSee all locations
Cost: FREE