Events from March 24 to March 26
Staff, CTV Barrie
Annual Spring Garden and Home Show
Saturday and Sunday, March 18 – 19 - Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery
This show is dedicated to re-imagining your living space. From home renovation, to landscaping, and interior design; looking for inspiration and ideas to improve your home and garden; then this is the show for you! Join Frankie Flowers Saturday at 3:00 pm live on stage and learn all about the Recycled Garden!
March Break at the Museum
Saturday Mar 11 to Sunday Mar 19 - Simcoe County Museum
For March Break, the Only in Canada? Exhibit will be expanded throughout the Museum. Guests can challenge their taste buds with our Canadian Taste Test and see if they can identify true Canadian specialities from imposters or compete in any and all of the interactive games and activities set up to test your knowledge of our country.
March Break Monday
Monday March 13, 9am – 3pm - Tiffin Centre for Conservation
March Break Monday is a family-friendly outdoor adventure! Tour Tiffin’s maple sugar bush and visit the Sugar Shack to see how maple syrup is made. Then try snowshoes and kick-sleds, make a craft, see how far you can throw a snow snake, and explore the Tiffin forest with a scavenger hunt. If the weather warms up, trade the snowshoes and kick-sleds for birding and orienteering programs.
Free March Break Fun at Georgian Mall
Monday to Friday, Mar 13 - 17 - Barrie
Monday & Friday the Magical Duda will capture your entire family’s interest & imagination during his magic show. He will make live animals appear out of thin air; objects vanish right before your very eyes and have your child giggling like you’ve never seen before.
March Break at Blue
Saturday Mar 11 to Sunday Mar 19 - Blue Mountain Village
Family Channel presents March Break at Blue! Here are a few things you can look forward to on the slopes, in the Village and around the Resort: Family Channel celebrity signings and daily live shows with Mackenzie Small, Aviva and Josh Bogert; Family Channel Lip Sync Battles hosted by Deepa; Pizza and Plunge! Parties at Plunge! Aquatic Centre; Glow Groove Dancing; Family Channel Scavenger Hunts; MJ Byrne’s Horse & Wagon Rides; Fireworks on Mon & Fri and more!
March Break at Scenic Caves
Monday to Friday, Mar 13 - 17 - Collingwood area
March Break Special 2017 at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre. Take the whole family outdoors for memorable adventures: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, 420 ft. Suspension Bridge, night cross country skiing by headlamp, guided night snowshoe hikes (reservations required), Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt, Children’s Adventure Play Park, Warm-up cabin, roast s’mores at the fire pit and more.
March Break At The Wolf Centre
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, March 13, 15 & 17 - Haliburton
Families are invited to join the staff at the Wolf Centre for an afternoon of fun and educational activities. Watch the hilarious puppet show; listen as Twig the forest Nome tells stories, and create fun wolf arts and crafts.
Cardboard Toboggan Races
Thursday March 16 - Keswick
Looking for something affordable to keep you and your kids busy over the March Break? Use your imagination and recycle that cardboard at the same time! Create an awesome toboggan or sled made strictly out of cardboard and other household items and enter it into our Cardboard Toboggan Competition. There are tons of cool prizes to be won!
March Break at Wye Marsh
Saturday Mar 11 to Sunday Mar 19 - Midland
Fun and interactive activities throughout the March Break including chickadee hand feeding, wildlife viewing including wild trumpeter swans, guided nature walks through the scenic trails, sugar bush and sugar shack, animal tracking workshop for kids, Feature Creature daily at 1pm and more.
Music and Magic
Tuesday Mar 14 - Newmarket
Have a blast with interactive indoor music, magic, dance performances, crafts, games, jumping castle, train rides, face painting and more.
Spring, Home and Outdoor Show
Friday to Sunday, Mar 17 - 19 - Lindsay
If you are looking forward to tackling some projects around the house once warmer weather arrives, this is the place to be! The ever-popular event is the biggest of its kind in the area with more than 150 vendors offering the latest renovation products and services. It’s a great place for homeowners to find innovative ideas to freshen up their home for spring, all while supporting local businesses.
National Home Show
Friday Mar 10 to Sun Mar 19 - Toronto
Visit the National Home Show presented by RE/MAX and co-located with Canada Blooms for the largest North American display of innovative products, new ideas & great deals for all things home & garden with over 700 retailers & industry experts.
Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival
Friday Mar 10 to Sun Mar 19 - Toronto
Canada Blooms is an annual world-class festival that connects people to the joys and benefits of nature through experiences with gardens and flowers by promoting, educating, inspiring and celebrating all aspects of horticulture. Canada Blooms has a variety of exhibitors for all your garden, landscape and backyard needs. Come and see how our talented garden designers, builders and floral superstars get in the party mood as they interpret the theme of Oh! Canada Expect to see stunning showcases with vibrant colours, alluring fragrances, and captivating designs that will overtake your senses.
Toronto Sportsmen's Show
Wednesday to Sunday, March 15 - 19 - Toronto
Boasting over 150,000 square feet of exhibit space, all under one roof, The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show attracts over 400 exhibitors displaying a diverse range of products and services all promoting the great outdoors. Major segments of the show include: fishing, hunting, boating, camping, travel, outdoor adventure and much more.
Friday to Sunday, Mar 17 - 19 - Toronto
The show will be boasting with over 400 exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. Don’t miss out on Spring’s #1 community event in Toronto! Shop at over 100 retailers, explore and shop in the Artists Alley, interact at the Q&A Sessions, learn from professionals in workshops, take a photo with your favourite characters and so much more.
Tap Into Maple
Wed March 1 to May 31 - Lake Country
The Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience maple history, taste local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile; local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple; Ontario's Lake Country & Heart of Georgian Bay has something for everyone. Make sure to pick-up your Tap into Maple passport at participating locations - 22 in all!
Elmvale’s Winter Market
Saturday Dec 17, then every Friday until May 25 - Elmvale
Featuring produce, baking, pressure canned soups, preserves, pickles, artisan cheeses, wood working, hand crafted soaps and jewellery.
The Ontario Travel Information Centre is at Mapleview Drive and Highway 400 in Barrie. They are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit www.ontariotravel.net for more.
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