The darkest days of winter are almost behind us, and we’re hopeful that after March we’ll see warmer weather and brighter skies.
But there’s no need to mope around until then! Like always there are tons of events happening around the city that won’t cost you a single cent. Take in art, yoga, and so much more during the month that prides itself for celebrations like International Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Toronto’s 186th anniversary.
Take a peek at some of the best free events happening in Toronto this March 2020.
Winter Light Exhibition At Ontario Place, now to March 29
This month is the final month to visit the Winter Light Exhibition at Ontario Place, so don’t miss out. Take a walk through the spectacular displays and embrace winter at its finest. Plus, if you visit over the weekend, there are also community bonfires! Get full details about the Winter Light Exhibition.
Yoga Wednesdays With UNIQLO, March 4, 11, 18, and 25
Every Wednesday, join UNIQLO at its First Canadian Place location for a free 60-minute Hatha Flow yoga session. This free class will offer you some mid-week peace and it’s open to yoga lovers of all levels. The class takes place right after work hours from 6 to 7 p.m., so if you work in the area, it’s totally worth a try. Get full details about the event.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Lululemon will be hosting an intimate experience that celebrates those who put in the extra sweat in support and celebration of women. The Toronto experience will be led by Talya Macedo and Amara Nwogu and will give those joining the opportunity to reflect on their personal journeys and explore values and purpose. Get more details about the event.
Celebrate Toronto, March 7-8
Starting on March 7, the city will be in full celebration mode for the city’s 186th anniversary! Head over to Nathan Phillips Square for a two-day festival featuring live music, photo-ops with Toronto’s mascot Remi the Raccoon, DJ skate parties, and so much more. There are plenty of activities that are completely free, but if you do have a little extra pocket change, you can also indulge in one of the many food trucks or peruse the local vendors setting up shop. Get full details about the event.
Hudson’s Bay House Party, March 12
If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to check out the house party that Hudson’s Bay is hosting! On March 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hudson’s Bay flagship store on Queen St. West and Yonge St. in Toronto, join food notables Brian Gluckstein, Aren Williams, Samantha Maker, and Chef Chuck Hughs to celebrate spring home design. There’ll be light refreshments, cooking demos, DIY activities, and more. Plus, if you are doing any shopping, you can save 15% on regular, sale, and clearance home items, plus 10% off regular, sale, and clearance mattresses, furniture, and appliances. Get more details about the event.
Sugar Shack TO, March 14-15
Another fun event that’ll get you outdoors is Sugar Shack TO. Presented by Redpath Sugar, the annual event will take over Sugar Beach from March 14 to 15. From a lumberjack and Canadian fiddle show to Plinko and a snowball toss, maple sugaring demonstrations, fire pits, and syrup samples, there are lots of family-friendly activities to take part in. Get full details about the event.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15
The largest Irish-themed event is headed to town! Get your green outfit ready and head out to the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 15. The parade will feature marching bands, leprechauns, crazy floats, and other fun activities. Catch it at Bloor St. and St. George St. before it heads south down Yonge St. and ends at Nathan Phillips Square. Get full details about the event.
The Sunday Circuit at Peloton, March 15
People who love Peloton rave about it and if you’re curious to know why, you can find out for free! Two Sundays a month, the Peloton store at Sherway Gardens hosts The Sunday Circuit from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. The sweat sesh features 10 minutes of cycling, 10 minutes of core, and 10 minutes of strength training. All you need to bring is your workout gear and sneakers! Sign-up for The Sunday Circuit.
Free Admission To The ROM, March 17
Third Tuesday Nights Free at the ROM is back on March 17. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., head over to the beloved museum to explore 30 permanent galleries and all things art, culture, and nature. Get full details about the event.
Weekend Of Free Admission To The Gardiner Museum, March 14-15
Our last pick for a free event in Toronto this March 2020 is a good one! Celebrate the Gardiner Museum’s 36th anniversary over the March 14 weekend and enjoy free admission. Round up your family and friends and discover the exhibits that the ceramics museum has to offer. There is will also be free family clay programming from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so prepare to get your hands dirty! Get full details about the event.
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