Fun things to do in Etobicoke this weekend.


Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got your go-to guides of fun things to do in Etobicoke!

As we roll into the fresh fall weeks, there is still plenty going on in the local area. If you want to get out and about with friends and family, we’ve got the list for you. Check out our top picks for fun things to do in Etobicoke this weekend. Let’s jump in!

1. Etobicoke Humane Society 5th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

The bowl-a-thon poster.

Image source: EHS

When: Saturday, October 14th, 12pm – 3pm

Where: Planet Bowl, 5555 Eglinton Ave W, Etobicoke, ON M9C 5M1

Every year, the Etobicoke Humane Society runs this family-friendly event to raise money for the animals at the society. Enjoy a fun day of bowling while helping a great cause. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $75 to enter, but shoes and snacks are provided.

2. Halloween Nightlife

An eerie-looking ghost in a doorway.

Image source: BCPV

When: Nightly during October

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON M3J 2P3

If you like spooky Halloween nightlife, then Black Creek Pioneer Village is an ideal spot. This month, there are tons of nighttime tours and games that offer fun for the whole family. Choose from escape rooms, axe throwing, haunted walks, and more. Note that booking is required.

3. Veg Heads Vegan Oktoberfest

The Vegan Oktoberfest banner.

Image source: Veg Heads

When: Friday, October 13th, 7pm

Where: Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A6

Cost: $20

Veg Heads and Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (TVFB) are partnering up to host a different kind of Oktoberfest. This event is in its second year and raises funds for the TVFB. There’ll be plenty of delicious vegan cuisine including vegan schnitzel, black-eyed pea sausages, and lots of desserts. You can also enjoy beer from Great Lakes Brewery, music from a polka band, and a themed photo booth.

4. St Demetrius Oktoberfest 2017

A beer keg and jug.

Image source: St. Demetrius

When: Saturday, October 14th, 6pm – 12am

Where: St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 135 La Rose Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9P 1A6

Cost: $30 – $40

For a more traditional Oktoberfest, you can head over to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall. On the menu here is wiener schnitzel, sauerkraut, and apple strudel. You can also purchase bratwurst on a bun and German pretzels. German-style beer will be flowing with lots of music and dancing in the background.

5. Flaming Star Festival 2017

The Flaming Star Festival poster.

Image source: FSF

When: Friday – Sunday, October 13th – 15th

Where: Crown Plaza Toronto Airport, 33 Carlson Ct, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6H5

Cost: $25 – $160

Elvis fans, this one is for you! This three-day competition and showcase pays homage to the king of rock and roll. Tribute artists from all over the world join together to offer up a weekend of incredible performances. You can buy tickets to individual events or a whole weekend pass.

6. BFF Event at Nordstrom

Makeup and brushes.

Image source: Pixabay

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 14th & 15th, 11am – 7pm

Where: Nordstrom, Sherway Gardens Mall, 25 The West Mall, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1B8

The BFF (Beauty+Fragrance+Friends) event is another of Nordstrom’s opening celebration events at Sherway Gardens Mall. Grab your girlfriends and head over to get some expert beauty advice and take part in fun classes.

7. Harvest Messy Church at St. Matthew’s

Harvest decorations.

Image source: Pixabay

When: Saturday, October 14th, 4pm – 6pm

Where: St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M9B 1M3

Harvest Messy Church at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church celebrates the fall season with lots of family fun. Open to all ages, there’ll be games, worship, and food. You can also stick around until 7pm for a concert at the church. The organ director will be inaugurating the new organ and there’ll be a reception to follow.

8. Hurricane Hazel Anniversary Walk

The Humber river.

Image source: Wikimedia

When: Saturday, October 14th, 10am

Where: Old Mill subway station, 2672 Bloor St W, Etobicoke, ON M8X 1G6

The Toronto Field Naturalists are a group who aim to connect Torontonians with nature. They run various walking tours throughout Toronto, often in Etobicoke. This Saturday, their Hurricane Hazel Anniversary Walk will explore the lasting changes that occurred along the Humber River as a result of the 1954 storm.

9. Autumn Splendor Photo-Buff Walking Tour

Colorful autumn leaves.

Image source: Unsplash

When: Sunday, October 15th, 10:30am – 12pm

Where: Benches across from Grenadier Café, 200 Parkside Dr, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3

The leaves are changing and there are some truly beautiful sights to see, especially in High Park. Grab your camera and join this walking tour to capture the delights of the season. Photographer David Allen will be leading this tour and offering up tips for taking the best shots.

10. Pattison Canadian International

The Pattison Canadian International poster.

Image source: Woodbine

When: Sunday, October 15th, 1pm

Where: Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto, ON M9W 5L2

This historic race has been held at Woodbine since 1956. It sees horses from all over the world competing for a purse of $1 million. Aside from racing, there’ll also be plenty of food and drink, live music, and giveaways.

As always, there are tons of fun things to do in Etobicoke this weekend! Whatever you decide to get up to, we hope you have a fantastic weekend, from your ThompsonSells team!

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