It’s not very often that we get a holiday on a Friday, and that’s the only excuse we need to celebrate. There are so many fun things to do in Toronto on Good Friday, from Easter-themed activities to concerts, immersive experiences, attractions, and more.

We know you’re ready to get your long weekend started, so without further delay, here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto on Good Friday.

Let’s make it count, friends!

Go for Easter brunch

Good Friday is finally here and what better way to enjoy it than with loved ones and a delicious mid-day meal?

There is no shortage of fantastic choices for Easter brunch in Toronto and some restaurants are serving it up from Friday to Sunday.

From Easter smash eggs filled with confectionary to opulent brunch buffets, you simply can’t go wrong with any of these spots.

Where: See Toronto’s best Easter brunch spots here

Easter Fun Fest

An indoor and outdoor family-friendly festival is coming our way this long weekend.

There is so much fun to be had for the whole fam at this jam-packed fair.

The highlights include jumping castles, a kiddie midway, pony rides, arcade games, mini putt, easter egg hunts, live entertainment, and much more.

When: April 7th to 10th, 2023
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham

Beaches Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

The Beaches Easter Parade and Scavenger Hunt are returning to the east end this April and it’s a neighbourhood-wide tradition that the city looks forward to each spring.

All are welcome to participate in the hunt, which will take place this Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM. You can register in advance here.

The annual parade will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, April 9th just north of the shoreline along Queen Street East.

When: Sunday, April 9th, 2023 at 2 PM
Where: Queen Street East, Munro Park to Woodbine Avenue

Depeche Mode: Memento Mori Tour

Iconic English electronic band Depeche Mode hits the stage at Scotiabank Arena this Friday.

The tour has gotten rave reviews from critics so far, so we know that we’re in for something special here in Toronto.

When: April 7th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA

The Big Top is officially making a comeback. One of Cirque du Soleil’s most successful touring shows, KOOZA, premieres this Friday evening!

The highlights of the show include Hoops Manipulation, Double Highwire, the Skeleton Dance, and the famous Wheel of Death, an ‚Äúenormous spinning contraption‚ÄĚ that always has the audience on the edge of their seats.

Tickets are still available for this Friday’s show!

When: April 7th, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Where:¬†Under the Big Top ‚Äď 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke

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Visit a top attraction

Play tourist in your city this Good Friday!

Toronto’s most popular museums, galleries, and attractions will be open on April 7th.

That includes the AGO, the ROM, Casa Loma, the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Zoo.

Lumière: The Art of Light

An illuminated experience has arrived in our city and it’s completely free to enjoy. Lumière: The Art of Light at Ontario Place is lighting up the waterfront with incredible works of art.

Formerly named the Winter Light Exhibition, this event will take over Trillium Park until May.

‚ÄúUtilizing innovation, light and discovery, Lumi√®re encourages Ontario artists and creators to ‚Äėilluminate‚Äô the park,‚ÄĚ the description says.

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

Stranger Things: The Experience

Are you ready to enter the Upside Down? A Stranger Things experience has arrived in Toronto and it’ll transport you to Hawkins in the year 1986.

Fans will have access to the show‚Äôs most iconic settings on an ‚Äúintimate guided new adventure‚ÄĚ alongside their favourite characters, plus eat, drink, and hang out like they‚Äôre part of the crew.

Once you’ve had your fair share of adventure, you can head over to Scoops Ahoy for a USS Butterscotch sundae or Surfer Boy Pizza for a tasty slice.

The experience will also be home to the first-ever Stranger Things-themed bar where you can sip unique cocktails inspired by the show.

When: April 7th, 2023
Where: Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio, 8 Unwin Avenue

Hamilton

Broadway sensation Hamilton is back in Toronto! The popular musical will run for a few months until the summer.

‚ÄúFeaturing a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway,¬†Hamilton¬†has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre,‚ÄĚ the description says.

This musical is not only entertaining, but has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

When: April 7th, 2023
Where: Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West

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 ‚Äúan 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.‚ÄĚ

When: April 7th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street