Happy Thanksgiving! This weekend is FILLED to the brim with events that are either free or cheap. If you want to skip the downtown crowds, there are plenty of other family-friendly, fun things to do. Plus, there's lots to get you in the spooky mood as Halloween approaches.
Read on to find out more about exciting events happening it the city.
Where: Downsview Park — 35 Carl Hall Rd.When: Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Price: Free
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Thanksgiving weekend? Well, PumpkinFest has everything you need. Admission is free and you can expect food, vendors, entertainment and TONS of pumpkins.
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns — 601 Christie St.When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Price: $10
This market is filled with plant-based vendors, bringing you all your vegan needs. Plus, 40 per cent of ticket sales will go to Sick Kids Foundation.
Where: Women On The Move — 2111 Dundas St. WWhen: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.Price: Free
Join this two day-long pop up to shop for beautiful African handmade garments with gorgeous prints. RSVP for free and enjoy extra discounts upon arrival. You can try on clothing and get styling tips on from an onsite designer and stylist.
Where: The Dock On Queen — 932 Queen St. EWhen: Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Price: Free
Head on over to a Toronto Lit Up book launch to celebrate Rebecca Fisseha's new novel Daughters of Silence. As part of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, this free event introduces you to her work.
Where: Toronto Flower Market — 1001 Queen St. WWhen: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Price: Free
For the final market of the year, you can head down to Queen St. to say goodbye to another abundant year of local plants and flowers. Expect flowers and vendors!
Where: Old Mill Station — 2672 Bloor St. WWhen: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Price: Free
In this three-hour program, you can join an active walk through a local public park to learn about mushrooms and collect fungi. If you're looking for an outdoor adventure and learning activity, this is the event for you.
Where: Poveiros Community Centre — 337 Symington Ave.
When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you like things that are strange and peculiar, head on over to this exposition of interesting things! There'll be an open bar. performers, attractions and of course, vendors.
Where: The Grand Gerard Theatre — 1035 Gerrard St. E
When: Sunday from8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
If you'd like to join others for a fun movie evening with free pumpkin pie, then head on down to this theatre for a film. Gingers Snaps is a Canadian horror classic sure to get you in the spooky mood.
Where: The Piston — 937 Bloor St. W
When: Friday from 10 p.m. to Saturday at 2 p.m.
Price: Free (before 11 p.m.) and then $10 at the door
Where: Kingsway Movie Theatre & Cafe — 3030 Bloor St. W
When: Saturday from 8:45 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Check out three short horror films for FREE at this theatre with a fully licensed bar. Enjoy cult horror classics including a run of Body Bags, directed by John Carpenter and Motel Hell, with actor Rory Calhoun.