February is known as one of Canada’s darkest and coldest months of the year.
With less vitamin D and excursions outside the house, you might be experiencing the winter blues in full swing, but you can beat them. There are tons of fun, free events happening in the city this month and they’re sure to help lift your spirits!
Here is a look at our top picks for free events happening in Toronto this February 2019:
Street Art Photography Exhibit (Now to February 24)
StreetARToronto has been changing the urban art scene in the city through local artists. Located at Artusiam Art Gallery on St. Clair Avenue West, admission is free! Here you will see photographs of projects all around the city. Various neighbourhoods are represented and you have the option to purchase artwork on site if you see something you love!
Rosedale Family Fun Day (February 2)
If you’re looking for something for the whole family to do on the weekend, this free public event at Kids & Company is a great option! It goes on from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and has lots going on! There will be a magic show with Bumbling Bert, arts and crafts, snacks, and more.
The Official Budweiser Super Bowl Viewing Party (February 3)
Celebrate the Super Bowl with Budweiser this year! Admission is free with a claimed ticket for those 19+. With a gigantic 34-foot widescreen TV and multiple individual viewing screens, you will be able to see all the action. There will be tons of free seating as well as food stations, beer and drink specials, live music, and more!
Afternoon Movie at the Riverdale Library (February 5)
The Toronto Public Library Riverdale Branch is celebrating Black History Month with a free screening of The Queen of Katwe. The movie is inspired by a true story and one you’ll definitely want to check out. Admission is free and the movie starts at 2 p.m.
Bloor-Yorkville Icefest 2019 (February 9-10)
The 14th annual Bloor-Yorkville Icefest is the perfect event to attend if you’re looking to get outside and appreciate the beauty of winter. With tons of intricate ice sculptures to see and live ice carving demonstrations, this is a must-see event! This year’s theme is Hollywood North and features over 70,000 pounds of ice carved into incredible sculptures that are all inspired by the success of the film industry in Toronto!
This free event is for those 23+ and with a limited amount of free tickets, you’ll want to act fast! At the Shuffle Social Mixer you can mix and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere while you develop your personal and professional networks. If you’re looking to kill it at work in 2019, this is the event for you!
Trinity Bellwoods Flea Winter Market (February 17)
The free admission flea market is back again this month! Whether you missed out last month or enjoyed it so much you want to visit again, you’re in luck! If you’re looking to treat yourself to something nice, this is the event for you. While you will likely spend once you’re there with all the tempting goodies, it can still be fun to window shop as a way to get out of the house.
The 7th Annual Toronto-Qinhuai Lantern festival (February 18)
The Oscars LIVE! (February 24)
The Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema will be rolling out the red carpet for a free broadcast of this year’s Oscars! Tickets are free and you will be able to see all of the major moments on the big screen. This is definitely going to be a fun event that you won’t want to miss out on!
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