By Aaron Zaretsky
April is the first full month of spring. The snow melts, the temperature rises, and the flowers begin to bloom, a great setting for budget friendly events.
Enjoy the season with these FIVE budget friendly events in the GTA this April!
Until August 18 – The Moon: A Voyage Through Time
Grab your spacesuit and jump to the Aga Khan Museum, located at 77 Wynford Dr, North York, ON, for The Moon: A Voyage Through Time. In commemorating 50 years since the Apollo 11 lunar landing, this exhibit explores the role the moon has played in faith, science, and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond. There will be interactive devices and displays where you can observe and envision the moon in new ways! Tickets range from $10-$20 to see this beautiful exhibit, but that fee will enable you to view the entire Aga Khan Museum.
April 13-14 & 19-21 – Downey’s Farm Easterfest
April means Easter, and what great way to celebrate for not one, but two weekends at Downey’s Farm Easterfest, located 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON. At this egg-citing event, enjoy a live Easter puppet show and magician, see farm animals, and visit the Easter Bunny! There will also be wagon rides, Easter egg scramble, and a mini Easter egg hunt for children 3 years old or younger. Tickets are only $12, and for more details, please visit their website or call (905) 838-2990.
April 21 – Beaches Easter Parade
From 2pm-4pm, enjoy an Easter Sunday afternoon at the Beaches Easter Parade, located at Queen Street East. The parade will start on Queen Street at Munro Park, and proceed west along Queen Street ending at Woodbine Ave. There will be music, Easter eggs, entertainment, and fun for everyone! And the Easter Bunny will also be making a special appearance! For more information, please visit their website.
Until April 28 – For the Record: An Idea of the North
At the Toronto Reference Library, located 789 Yonge Street, check out For the Record: An Idea of the North. This FREE interactive mixed media exhibition showcases the emergence of hip hop culture in Toronto, and demonstrates the successful music scene. There will be live DJs turning up the beat inside the TD Gallery at Toronto Reference Library. For more details, please call (416) 395-5577.
April 25-May 5 – Hot Docs Film Festival
If you love documentary films, Hot Docs Film Festival is the event for you. Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, presenting an outstanding selection of over 200 films from around the world, to audiences of more than 200,000! The festival takes centre stage at Ted Rogers Cinema, located 506 Bloor Street West, with screenings at various theatres in downtown Toronto. Individual ticket sales begin March 27 and are budget friendly. For more details, and to purchase tickets, please visit their website.
These five budget friendly GTA events are fun, educating, egg-citing, and worth checking out. Don’t miss out! What are you doing to celebrate spring? Let us know on all social platforms @vibe105to !