February in Toronto

All the best festivals, trade shows, family events and more in February

A chainsaw is used to sculpt ice at Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
Marilyn Campbell

Winter might be here, keeping a lot of us indoors, but just because it's cold out there doesn't mean you should skip out on the may events and activities going on across the city. Black History Month, Winterlicious and of course, Valentine's Day are just a few of the special events taking place in Toronto in February 2018. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Toronto this month.

Black History Month - All of February

Many of Toronto's heritage sites and museums create special programs to celebrate Black History month, as do arts organizations throughout the city.

Toronto Light Festival - to March 4, 2018

Toronto's historic Distillery District is transformed into a whimsical and breathtaking light show featuring thousands of lights throughout the Distillery as well as art installations.

Winter at Ontario Place - to March, 2018

Ontario Place helps make winter a little more enjoyable with this new festival offering skating, a bonfire, winter light exhibition and more. 

Winterlicious - January 26 to February 8, 2018

Take advantage of Toronto's thriving food scene by enjoying Prix Fixe menu options at over 200 of Toronto's best find dining restaurants.

Kuumba Festival February 2-3 & 9-10, 2018

Harbourfront Centre celebrates Black History Month with an all-ages festival offering workshops, lectures, performances, a market and more.

Groundhog Day - February 2, 2018

Wary groundhogs across North America will be having a look for their shadow to gauge what kind of weather is on the horizon. Head out to a Groundhog Day festival or celebrate closer to home.

Toronto Tea Festival February 2-4, 2016

Tea fans take note - this festival is for you. Sample teas and learn from industry experts in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library.

Tokens for Change - February 2, 2018

During Tokens 4 Change student volunteers will be inside TTC stations and at other spots in the city collecting cash and tokens in support of Etobicoke's Youth Without Shelter.

LunarFest - February 18-19, 2018

This free weekend festival at the Living Arts Centre celebrates the Year of the Dog.

Toronto Motorcycle Show - February 16-18, 2018

Head to the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place to check out motorcycle exhibitors, demos and more, whether you're a new or seasoned rider.

Make your way outside the city centre to Vaughn for live music, family entertainment, ice carving demos, and more.

Valentine's Day - February 14, 2018

Themed events are scheduled both on the day of and the weekend surrounding Valentine's Day. Check out options for families, singles, friends and couples.

Spring Fishing and Boating Show - February 16-19, 2018

Head to the International Centre by Pearson Airport for four days of vendors and seminars for both new and experienced anglers.

The Canadian International Auto Show - February 16-25, 2018

From the latest innovations to the greatest classics, the Auto Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre has cars from around the world on display for you to ogle and enjoy.

Family Day - February 18, 2018

This Ontario holiday is intended to give families more time together. Accordingly, there will be plenty of family-oriented events planned.

The Outdoor Adventure Show - February 23-25, 2018

Check out info and products for outdoor enthusiasts and travel-lovers at the International Centre in Mississauga.

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest - February 24-25, 2018

Ice sculptures come to the neighbourhood with carving demonstrations, competitions and plenty of photo ops.

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week - February 25-March 3, 2018

Join Toronto's literary community in a variety of events, or use the tools on the website to plan and submit your own event.

Beer fans will want to bundle up and head to Roundhouse Park at Steam Whistle Brewing to sample some of the best craft beer Ontario has to offer. 

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival - February 16-18, 2018

Get your fix of best of urban, blues, rock,  jazz, country, folk and roots music at this low-key music festival featuring more than 150 performers at five venues on the Danforth.

WinterStations - February 19-April 1, 2018

See some stunning art installations at Toronto's east end waterfront.

TIFF Next Wave - February 16-18

This youth-focused film festival features free screenings, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and more.