Child's hands resting on table Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Photo Courtesy of Eamonn O’Connell.

Staff Picks for March Break Family Fun

March 20, 2024

March 8, 2024

How are you going to keep your family busy this March Break? With plenty of fun arts and culture events across Ontario, we’ve got you covered. Explore historic sites, become a master painter, craft a paper quilt, draw with an award-winning author and illustrator, or enjoy an evening in a wonderland of lights.

Lumière: The Art of Light | Toronto
March 12 to April 20

Couple sitting outside facing a light display

Lumiere: The Art of Light returns to temporarily transform Trillium Park at Ontario Place with a free light exhibition developed by local artists. The cultural theme this year will be “connections.” Explore the park from dusk till 11 pm, seven nights a week.

Cultural Corridor Pass | Sault Ste. Marie
March 13 to 19

Insect in persons hands

Back again this year! The Pass provides unlimited access to activities at seven attractions across the city. Get up close with bugs at Entomica Insectarium, dive into the area’s history at the Sault Museum or Ermatinger Historic Site – and so much more to explore.

Family Events with Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre at AGO | Toronto
March 9 to 17

Indigenous crafting

Get creative with interactive art-making activities and Art Carts scattered through the Gallery. Turn up the volume with afternoon karaoke, and enjoy storytelling and collaborative play for the whole family at the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre.

March Break & Family Festivall at Madahoki | Ottawa
March 15 to 19

Reconnect with the land while learning about Indigenous traditions during this beautiful change of season. Enjoy snowshoeing on the Legacy Trail, shopping at the Indigenous Maker’s Market, workshops, performances, and more!

“Quiltastic!” at Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum | Ancaster
March 11 to 15

Table with coloured craft supplies

Explore local history, arts, and natural heritage with this family friendly workshop at the Fieldcote Memorial Park Museum. Make a paper quilt, solve puzzles, learn about the history of traditional quilt patterns, and the stories that go along with them. Free with a Hamilton Library Card.

Art-a-paloosa Monday! at Quinte Public Library (Trenton Branch) | Quinte West
March 11

Gather the family for a day of free programming at the Quinte Public Library’s Trenton Branch. Explore your artistic side with hands-on experiences in acrylic painting, digital art, oil pastel, and watercolour. With four hour-long classes throughout the day, there’s a creative adventure for everyone.

Adventures in Time Travel at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons | Midland
March 11 to 15

three young girls in a tent

Time travel this March Break! Restored on its original site, Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons was one of Ontario’s oldest European settlements. Expect crafting, historical costumes, scavenger hunts, storytelling, and 17th-century demonstrations such as tea sampling, fire starting methods, and cooking.

March Break at Grey Roots | Owen Sound
March 11 to 15

Man sitting outside of old wooden house playing guitar.

Visit Grey Roots Museum and Archives for a multi-day event dedicated to preserving and promoting the region’s history. Register for up to three activities a day, including “Foray into Folk Art,” where you’ll explore folk art and craft your own piece. Or get creative with “Don’t worry BEAD happy,” creating beaded masterpieces using Perler Beads.

Mini Crank Boats with CAHEP at Baggage Building Arts Centre | Thunder Bay
March 10, 2 to 4 pm

Join the outdoor fun at Winter Fundays, at Baggage Building Arts Centre with the Community Arts & Heritage Education Project. With a range of arts activities suitable for all ages, this event will feature snow games, delicious food, and the chance to create Mini Crank Boats.

March Break Drop In at Gibson House | Toronto
March 9 to 17

Two story home with several windows and green shutters

Explore the stories of women and other communities who have shaped Toronto at Gibson House, a historic home preserved to showcase life in the 1850s. Enjoy family-friendly drop-in activities throughout the day, including the weaving studio, Book Nook, and music in the front parlour.

March Break at Windsor Public Libraries | Windsor
March 11 to 15

Make March Break memories at Windsor Public Libraries! Branches across the region will be hosting drop-in activities for the whole family, including scavenger hunts, marble runs, memory jars, and popsicle stick puppet creations – plus storytime, songs, dance, crafting, and much more.

PLUS: Travel local this March Break! Visit Ontario’s hidden gems with ON Culture Guide