Two kids decorate Easter eggs with their parents.

Pingle's Farm | Barry Best

Family Easter fun in Ontario

Two kids decorate Easter eggs with their parents.

Pingle's Farm | Barry Best

Kids of all ages love the spring sunshine, spending time with friends and all the chocolate treats they’re rewarded with at the end of a successful egg hunt.

Your family is sure to have lots of fun at these parades and festivals that celebrate the Easter holidays.

Here are the top Easter events, egg hunts and spring activities in Ontario.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Toronto Beaches Easter Parade

Attracting over 50,000 people every year, the Toronto Easter Parade brings marching bands, parade floats and costumed characters to the east-end Beaches neighbourhood.

This popular parade first started in 1967 and has since become the largest and longest-running Easter parade in the world.

Queen Street East will be fully closed for the parade, as will sections of surrounding side streets including Nursewood Road, Woodbine Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East. The Toronto public transit (TTC) will be rerouting buses and streetcars through the area. If you’re arriving by car, you’ll need to arrive early in order to find parking.

There will also be an Easter egg scavenger hunt in the Beaches on March 29 for kids and families, starting at 10:00 a.m. Registration for this event closes on March 27, at 4:00 p.m.

Date: March 31, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Location and route: The parade starts at Queen Street and Munro Park, proceeds west along Queen Street and ends at Woodbine Avenue in Toronto.

York, Durham and Headwaters

Sp-EGG-tacular Egg Hunt at Pingle’s Farm Market

Enjoy the annual sp-EGG-tacular Easter Egg Hunt on the beautiful farm grounds at Pingle’s.

You’ll have the opportunity to decorate your Easter egg basket to take with you on your hunt for Easter eggs around the farm. Once you’ve found all the eggs—with the help of special egg-hunting instructions from the Easter bunny—you’ll be rewarded with an Easter treat bag full of goodies.

While you’re there, stop by the farm and say hello to the goats, sheep, bunnies and ducks.

In addition to this exciting egg hunt, you can grab some handmade baked goods at the Pingle’s bakery, featuring delicious treats like carrot cake, mini-egg macarons and hot cross buns. You can also book an Easter brunch at the Pingle’s greenhouse. Kids will love the Funny Bunny Easter waffle with its bacon bunny ears, apple whiskers, blueberry eyes and raspberry nose.

Dates: March 23–24 and 29–31, 2024

Location1805 Taunton Road, Hampton

Markham Fairgrounds Easter Fun Fest

Markham’s Easter Fun Fest offers plenty of fun for the whole family all weekend long.

Family rides, exciting games and spring activities for kids can all be enjoyed at this four-day festival, which takes place both indoors and outdoors across the expansive Markham Fairgrounds. Kids will love the bouncy castles, pony rides, kiddie midway, arcade games and, of course, the egg hunts.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and admission includes unlimited access to all rides. The fairgrounds are accessible from Highway #48 and offer free on-site parking.

Date: March 29–April 1, 2024

Location: 10801 McCowan Road, Markham

Pickering Easter Parade

Decorate your bikes, wagons or scooters and be a part of the annual Pickering Easter Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Flowers Galore,” so bring you Easter baskets and bonnets and join this colourful welcome to spring.

Hosted by the Bay Ridges Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606, you’ll enjoy watching the vibrant parade, which is followed by a free lunch and fun family activities.

Street parking is available but limited to three hours. Make sure your vehicle isn’t impeding the parade route.

Date: March 30, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Location and route: The parade starts at Liverpool Road and Annland Street, proceeds east along Annland Street, then east on Krosno Boulevard, east on Alyssum Street, south on Lublin Avenue, east on Parkham Crescent, south on Sandy Beach Road, then finishes at Bay Ridges Kinsmen Park.

EasterFest at Brooks Farms

Take part in a fun hunt for Easter eggs across the expansive property at Brooks Farms. Decorate your own Easter Hunt Bag, search for the special Golden Egg and enjoy a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny.

You can also visit with farm animals and baby chicks, play in the Barnyard Playland and hop on an Easter Story Time Wagon Ride around the farm. Bring your camera to capture cute and special moments.

Save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance.

Dates: March 25–April 11, 2024

Location: 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert

Downey’s Farm Market Easterfest

Downey’s Farm Easterfest 2024 includes five days full of Easter activities like Easter egg hunts, crafts, puppet shows, wagon rides, baby farm animals and much more.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Dates: March 23–24 and 29–31, 2024

Location: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon

Niagara Region

Easter Eggstravaganza at Warner Ranch & Farm

Prepare for a full day of fun at Warner Ranch’s Easter Eggstravaganza. Enjoy decorating your own custom Easter eggs, petting farm animals in the petting zoo, riding on tractor and horse-drawn hayrides and hunting for eggs with a goodies bag as the prize.

For an extra fee, you can also ride Warner Ranch’s magical ponies and unicorns. This is a first-come-first-serve event, so arrive bright and early to guarantee your entry. Parking is available on-site. 

Dates: March 25–28, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (includes tractor hayrides)
March 29–April 1, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (includes horse-drawn hayrides)

Location: 7705 Schisler Road, Welland

Hamilton, Halton and Brant

Binbrook Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by community organizations and run by local volunteers, the Binbrook Egg Hunt held at Binbrook Agricultural Society Fairgrounds gives kids the chance to make friends and have fun searching for chocolate eggs together. The egg hunts are organized by age group, so check their website for the exact time that your child can join the hunt.

In addition to the egg hunt, there will be face painting, live bunny visits, colouring contests, raffle prizes and a visit from the Easter bunny.

Admission to the Binbrook Easter egg hunt is by donation.

Date: March 29, 2024

Location: 2600 Hwy 56, Binbrook

Bruce, Grey and Simcoe

Easter Eggstravaganza

Visit the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives for an Easter Eggstravaganza. This event includes an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, face painting, egg races, crafts and goodie bags.

Pre-registration is required to ensure that there are enough treats for all the children. Registration opens on March 1, 2024.

Date: March 30, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Location: 13 Burke Street, Penetanguishene

Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

McDougall Cottage’s Spring Fling Family Easter Celebration

Spend the whole weekend celebrating Easter and the Spring season at McDougall Cottage in Cambridge.

Activities include making sock bunnies, beading butterflies, planting posies and more. There will be games, treats and an Easter egg hunt in the garden.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door for an additional cost.  

Date: March 29–31, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: 89 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge

Easter Egg Hunt at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

Hop into the spring spirit with an Easter egg hunt at the Farmyard in St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. Join the Farmyard egg hunt at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and enjoy a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny.

In addition, look for the Easter Egg sign at participating vendors for more Easter candies and treats. 

Date: March 30, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Farmer’s Market Farmyard, 878 Weber Street North, Woolwich

Southeastern Ontario

Easter Egg Hunt at Valleyview Little Animal Farm

Enjoy the annual Easter egg hunt held on the scenic Valleyview Little Animal Farm grounds.

After the egg hunt, continue exploring the property to learn about farming at the Creative Farm Play area, visit the baby animals in the Little Animal Barn, meet larger animals like llamas and sheep on the Country Walk and take a ride through the field crops aboard the Valleyview Express.

Online reservations are required for the Easter weekend events. Tickets are limited, so be sure to sign up early. Parking is available on site at the farm.

Date: March 29–April 1, 2024

Location: 4750 Fallowfield Road, Nepean

Southwestern Ontario

Windsor Craft Show and Easter Egg Fun

Browse through local vendors and concession stands for food and gifts at the Easter craft show, hosted at the WFCU Centre, one of Windsor’s most spacious entertainment venues.

Egg-hunt games, face painting, chocolate eggs and other Easter activities for kids will be available all day long. While you’re waiting in line to meet the Easter bunny, you’ll even get to snack on some delicious pancakes.

An admission fee is required to participate in the Easter activities. If you’re just there to browse the stalls, admission is free. Free on-site parking is also available.

Date: March 23, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: 8787 McHugh Street, Windsor

Easter in the Park in Sarnia

Sarnia’s annual Easter in the park, a city tradition for over 50 years, brings Easter cheer to the picturesque Canatara Park.

Come and look for eggs hidden around the fields by the Easter bunny. The little ones will also get to visit the Animal Farm, watch a lively performance, make some Easter crafts and learn the best egg painting techniques. The Easter bunny will also be there to meet kids and have some pictures taken.

Admission to the event is free but note that there is a small fee for the hot dog barbecue and refreshments. Parking by the beach and park is also free.

Date: March 30, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Location: 1200 Lake Chipican Drive, Sarnia

Kawarthas and Northumberland

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

Whether you love winning fun prizes or you’re just there for the food, kids and adults alike will enjoy the annual Easter egg hunt held at the Keene Centre for the Arts.

This year’s Easter egg hunt is glow-in-the-dark themed. Remember to bring your own basket to hold onto all the eggs you find.

Date: March 29, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

Location: 12 1st Street, Keene

Easter Fun at Belleview Hill Farms

Visit Belleview Hill Farms for a day of Easter fun for the whole family. Admission to their Easter Fun event includes a visit to the petting farm, horse and tractor wagon rides, Easter crafts, complimentary snacks and refreshments and a printed picture with the Easter Bunny. There will also be vendors with products available for browsing and shopping.

Family pricing is available for a discounted rate on admission. Visit the event website for more details.

Date: March 30, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: 2170 North Monaghan Parkway, Cavan-Monaghan

Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound 

Copeman Tree Farm Easter Egg Hunt

An Almaguin Highlands tradition, the Copeman Easter egg hunt sees thousands of chocolate eggs hidden throughout the farm grounds.

Feast on a hot dog lunch, then participate in this thrilling egg hunt. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate Easter-themed cookies and eggs and to explore the farm’s maze and playground. There will be snacks, prizes, crafts and more, so don’t miss out on this entertaining Easter event.

Purchase your tickets online in advance. Copeman Tree Farms has an independent parking lot available for public use.

Dates: March 31, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.

Location: 66 Bloomfield Road, Sundridge

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Muskoka Heritage Place

The annual Nutty Chocolatier’s Community Easter Egg Hunt is back on at Muskoka Heritage Place.

This free 45-minute event is a chocolate treasure hunt and search for the golden eggs. There will be thousands of chocolate eggs hidden around Muskoka Pioneer Village. Kids who find the golden eggs will receive a special prize from the Nutty Chocolatier.

Kids will be divided into different age groups for the egg hunting. Families are encouraged to bring a bag or pail for Easter eggs.

Date: March 31, 2024, at  noon (egg hunt begins at 12:15 p.m.)

Location: 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville

Northern Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie Easter Egg Hunt

Get ready for a spirited Easter egg hunt in Sault Ste. Marie this year at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site. Enjoy hunting for colourful Easter eggs and explore local crafts and treats for a memorable Easter celebration.

Date: March 30, 2024

Location: 800 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie

Last updated: March 21, 2024

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