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March in Toronto

Festivals, Trade Shows and Other Special Events


Updated May 23, 2014

Wondering what's happening in Toronto this March? Of course there's March Break and St. Paddy's Day, but there's also a garden show, a golf show, Earth Hour and a theatre festival just for teens. Check out the special event listings for March 2013 below.

Sunday February 24 - Saturday March 2, 2013
Celebrate Freedom to Read Week
Join Toronto's literary community in a variety of events, or use the tools on the website to plan and submit your own event.

Thursday February 28 - Sunday March 3, 2013
The Toronto International RV Show
Held at the International Centre by Pearson Airport, the RV show offers exhibitors, seminars and entertainment.

Throughout March
Maple Syrup Festivals in the GTA
Choose from one of several maple syrup festivals taking place near Toronto. Most run on weekends in March plus weekdays during March Break.

Friday March 1 - Sunday March 3, 2013
Toronto Golf and Travel Show
This annual show and sale takes place inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Learn from courses and demonstrations while you shop for golf products and travel ideas.

Thursday March 7 - Sunday March 17, 2013
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
Sketch comedy troupes bring the laughs to several venues in the city.

Friday March 8, 2013
International Women's Day
In 2013, Canada's theme for IWD is "Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women". Visit www.internationalwomensday.com to browse for Toronto event listings.

Saturday March 9, 2013
Seedy Saturday at Evergreen Brick Works
Get into the gardening season with seed vendors and exhibitors, a seed exchange, children's activities, and workshops.

Saturday March 9 - Sunday March 10, 2013
Toronto Comicon
Browse vendors and meet celebrity guests from the worlds of television, film, comics, and anime at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. In 2013, meet many of the cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Monday March 11 - Friday March 15, 2013
March Break (Mid-Winter Break)
Students in the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto District Catholic School Board are class-free this week. March Break camps and other activities of all kinds will be taking place around the city.

Friday March 15 - Sunday March 24, 2013
The National Home Show and Canada Blooms
Both taking place in the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, your ticket to either of these shows includes same-day admission to the other! At the National Home Show, you can get the tools and information you need to improve the look and livability of your home. Canada Blooms offers gardeners and those with green-thumb-envy the chance to take in exhibits and educational events on all things planted.

Saturday March 16 & Wednesday March 20 - Sunday March 24, 2013
The Toronto Storytelling Festival
A wide variety of storytellers bring themed programs to venues around the city. Explore the schedule to find events for different ages and interests, and to check out the workshops also on offer.

Saturday March 16 & Sunday March 17, 2013
International Motorcycle Springshow
All kinds of motorcycles will be on display at the International Centre in Mississauga.

Sunday March 17, 2013
St. Patrick's Day
From the weekend parade to the pubs, there are plenty of ways to get your Irish on.

Monday March 18 - Friday March 22, 2013
World MasterCard Fashion Week
Several days of shows bring fashion to the forefront in Toronto.

Tuesday March 19 - Sunday March 24, 2013
Canadian Music Week
CMW combines a trade show and industry conference with music, film and comedy festivals. Canadian MusicFest will bring over a thousand artists to 60 venues in Toronto, and the CMW Film Fest also runs from the Thursday to the Saturday.

Wednesday March 20 - Saturday March 23, 2013
Canadian International Comedy Fest
This festival of popular comedians takes place at several venues around the city and is tied to Canadian Music Week.

Saturday March 23, 2013
Comic Arts for Kids Expo (CAKE)
A co-presentation from Small Print Toronto, Little Island Comics, and the Toronto Public Library, the Comic Arts for Kids Expo will bring picture book and graphic novel creators to the Lillian H. Smith Library Branch for the day, plus offer workshops for kids aged 2-8 in the morning and tweens aged 8-13 in the afternoon.

Saturday March 23, 2013
Earth Hour
At 8:30pm Canadians will join the world in a symbolic gesture of energy conservation by turning out the lights. Find out where the events are in the dark, and what you can do at home.

Wednesday March 27 - Sunday March 31, 2013
One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale
Visit the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place for hundreds of unique items created by North American artisans.

Thursday March 28 - Saturday April 6, 2013
Paprika Theatre Festival
Head to the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space to see shows created by artists aged 21 and under.

Friday March 29 - Sunday March 31, 2013
All About Pets Show
Visit the International Centre in Mississauga for exhibits, products, events and speakers related to dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish and -- with this year's addition of Ontario's Mane Event -- horses (Unfortunately, pets are not permitted at the show).

Friday March 29 - Monday April 1, 2013
Family events around the city help celebrate the Easter weekend.

Weekend Event Highlights

A round-up of weekend events is posted on the About.com: Toronto blog every Thursday. Sign up for the newsletter to get a weekly reminder in your inbox.

More Events, Your Events

Also, check the "Readers Respond" section using the link below to browse event listings added by users and to post your own March event!

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