The second weekend of February will bring some beautifully mild spring-like temperatures, making it the perfect time to get some fresh air and vitamin D. From Valentine’s Day events to Superbowl Sunday, there’s so much to see and do.
Here are 10 things to do in Toronto this weekend: February 9 – 11, 2024.
From Thursday February 8 through Saturday February 10, head down to Nathan Philips Square for all things hockey. The Toronto Maple Leafs take the ice for their outdoor practice on February 8 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., but there are a variety of other events and activities planned throughout the weekend. Check out all the pop-ups with food, drink, and merch stations, meet some of your favourite PWHPA Players, go to the alumni signing, and catch the TML Alumni Games planned for February 10.
For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss Sweet City Fest which takes over STACKT Market from February 9 – 19! Pick up some goodies from over 100 local vendors, sip on hot beverages, peruse art exhibits, and engage in various other activities. There will also be live performances, workshops, community events, and other forms of entertainment.
The Roundhouse Craft Beer Fest returns on February 10, 2024, bringing “Toronto’s biggest and baddest après-brew-ski party” to Roundhouse Park. You can expect samples from various breweries, wineries, cider distilleries, and non-alcoholic options from vendors throughout Ontario. There will also be a live DJ, Apres Ski dance party, and indoor warming areas and experiences as well.
If your a fan of Italian cuisine, head to Eataly Yorkville’s Valentine’s Day Taste Around event, where you’ll get to try chef-curated creations from 10 various stations.
Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, there’s something for you, from strawberry tiramisù to limoncello shrimp. The event occurs on February 9 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and tickets cost $50.
If the thought of Valentine’s Day flowers, chocolates, and lovey-dovey-everything makes your stomach turn, this market might be more of your vibe. The My Bloody Valentine Market takes over Ground Control this Sunday, February 10, where you can shop over 35 vendors celebrating the dark side of Valentine’s Day. Hosted by the Toronto Dark Arts Market, you’ll be able to shop everything from chocolates shaped into skulls, fetish gear, and taxidermy.
Chocolate-lovers, be sure to stop by The Winter Chocolate Show. Happening on February 10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the festival will take over the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library, where you’ll be able to indulge in tastings from local vendors, sit in on seminars and panels from chocolate experts, and purchase your own to take home.
For those with a green thumb, check out the Valentine’s Day Succulent Heart Workshop put on by Canadian Succulents. You’ll get to make your own one-of-a-kind arrangement out of mini succulent plants within a heart-shaped planter for yourself or your loved one. Materials are provided. The event takes place on February 11 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., and costs $67 per person.
The Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends are back for the winter, running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until the end of March. From 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. each weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy everything from live DJ sets to fireside s’mores right in Trinity Square. Fuel up with wood-fire grilled comfort foods or snacks from The Distillery food truck, and quench your thirst with hot and cold beverages like hot chocolate, mulled wine, and beer. To get the most bang for your buck, take advantage of their Happy Hour specials from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. every Friday.
Catch the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl LVIII, happening at the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. Even if you aren’t a football fan, you can at least count on a great party with a delicious spread of food. Head to one of Toronto’s many bars that will be hosting some epic Super Bowl parties this Sunday.
Lunar New Year falls on Sunday, February 10 this year, kicking off the Year of the Dragon. From an enchanting light show to an elegant ball, there are plenty of incredible ways to celebrate it in Toronto. From Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Festival to the Dragon Ball, check out this list of 8 ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in the city.