It’s finally turkey day weekend and here in our city, there’s so much to be thankful for. From concerts to fall fairs to haunted attractions, the fun doesn’t stop. So, let’s dive into the very best things to do in Toronto and the GTA this Thanksgiving weekend and have ourselves a memorable one!

Have a happy long weekend, friends!

Lizzo: The Special Tour

The one and only Lizzo is coming to Toronto this Friday and we could not be more excited! Her uplifting songs and catchy beats never fail to make us start dancing, and we can only imagine the energy she’ll bring to our city this week.

Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: October 7th, 2022

Woodbridge Fall Fair

This iconic fall fair takes place during Thanksgiving weekend in the GTA. It’s the ultimate spot for wholesome family fun, with fun attractions and activities for people of all ages.

The fair’s giant pumpkin contest will be held in person this year, so prepare to have your mind blown! There are tons of fun competitions you can participate in too.

Where: Woodbridge Fair Grounds, 100 Porter Avenue, Woodbridge
When: October 8th to 10th, 2022

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Fall For Dance North

The eighth annual Fall for Dance North is coming back to Toronto for captivating in-person performances. The lineup is set and tickets are on sale. Though the indoor performances are priced, the outdoor shows are free to watch. Click here for the list of outdoor shows you can watch this week.

Where: Select locations
When: October 2nd to 8th, 2022


This isn’t your average pumpkin patch! Pumpkinville is a larger-than-life village filled with houses and displays made from over 30,000 real pumpkins and it’s now open in Etobicoke.

The pop-up experience will be open all October long, with midway rides, tasty treats, photo ops, and fall-themed experiences for the whole fam.

When: Until October 31st, 2022 (​Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM to 11 PM)
Where: CF Sherway Gardens,​ 25 The West Mall, Toronto

Legends of Horror – Casa Loma

Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror is one of Toronto’s most terrifying haunting experiences of the year and it’s back bigger than ever before with a new zombified installation.

The haunted attraction is open this Thanksgiving weekend and you can book a visit between the hours of 5 PM and 10 PM.

When: Until October 31st, 2022
Where: Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace


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Toronto Pumpkin Fest

Enjoy a fun-filled fall fair this Thanksgiving weekend right here in the city.

The family-friendly event includes kiddy midway rides photo ops, games, an inflatable corn maze, food trucks, live entertainment, and of course, a pumpkin patch!

Where: Downsview Park
When: October 8th to 10th, 2022

Fall n’ Leaves T.O.

Fall n’ Leaves has returned to the heart of downtown for the third year in a row, complete with fall foliage, pumpkins, and hay bales to make you feel tucked away from the busy city.

There’s so much to do and experience at Fall n’ Leaves this season. In addition to picking and painting your own pumpkin, you can warm up by an open fire, lounge on the hay bale sofa, go pumpkin bowling, and indulge in autumn-themed food and drinks.

Where: 621 Richmond Street
When: Until October 16th, 2022

Go out for Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is a holiday to be enjoyed with good food and good company, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t turn your turkey day festivities into an evening on the town.

There are so many restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Toronto, from traditional turkey and trimmings to a Thanksgiving Sunday brunch buffet to massive seafood platters.

Where: Check out some of your best options

South Simcoe Railway Fall Colour Excursion

What better way to see the changing leaves than through the window of a heritage steam train? The South Simcoe Railway is holding a special scenic train ride this Thanksgiving weekend through the majestic Beeton Creek Valley.

Your trip will be accompanied by friendly and educational commentary from the train’s conductor, who will tell you all about this railway and how it helped Canada become the country it is today.

Where: 28 Mill Street West, Tottenham
When: October 8th to 10th, 2022

The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

Bridgerton fans, your Queen’s Ball invitation is here. Toronto is getting an exclusive ball experience inspired by the hit Netflix series so you can feel like royalty for one magical night.

Get ready to mingle with other royal members, sip on cocktails and take part in an evening of music and dance.

When: Sunday, October 9th, 2022
Where: Cinespace Studios, 8 Unwin Avenue

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The 2022 Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is back for another year, and you won’t want to miss this weekend’s outstanding musical line up. Catch the Juno award-winning, multi-platinum musical phenomenon, Walk Off The Earth performing this Saturday, October 8.Can’t make it for Saturday’s show?

With the fair lasting until Monday, October 10, you’ll still have lots of chances to indulge in the food, drinks, games, motorsports, horse show, pumpkin competitions, and more this weekend has to offer.

When: Tuesday, October 4th to Monday, October 10th, 2022
Where: 172 South Drive, Simcoe
Cost: $0 – $100