Toronto is home to so many cool activities, you hardly need a Netflix account to keep you occupied. From pumpkin patches to food festivals, your fall is almost completely booked. A unique activity is set to take place this September, and it's giving us major Mary Poppins vibes. Toronto's kite festival, called Windfest Fun Fly, welcomes kite flyers from across the city to take part in this annual, whimsical day.
On Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, the Toronto skyline will be coloured with hundreds of drifting kites. Hosted by Toronto WindFest, the annual kite fly takes place at Woodbine beach. Past years have featured some very unique kites, and this year promises to be no different.
The activity is free to join, and participants must all bring their own kites. Luckily, the weather is on our side, with a forecast of a clear, sunny and breezy day. Grab your kite and watch it drift through the sky along with hundreds of others. 'Fighter kites' are not permitted at WindFest!
There is free parking available at Lakeshore at Northern Dancer Blvd. The kite fly has received a huge social media response this year, and the views are going to be nothing short of spectacular!
WindFest Fun Fly
When: September 21 - 22, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E Toronto, ON M4L 3W6
Why You Need To Go: Grab a kite and take part in this whimsical day as hundreds of kites take to the Toronto sky.
Presented by The Concierge Club, the evening events will feature the renowned theatre company The 7 Fingers, and you can expect to see spectacular acrobatic performances in a physically distanced setting.
The show hopes to open for live audiences and will have safety protocols such as mandatory face coverings, screenings, and private platforms for audience members to sit at with up to five members of their household.
The show could also take place as a drive-in event if restrictions do not allow for the planned opening.
Early bird tickets are already on sale, and guests must book a minimum of four spots for each platform.
Price: $65 + regular admission per person
When: Thursdays - Sundays, July 1 - August 1, 2021
Address: 10801 McCowan Rd., Markham, ON
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy an outdoor performance in a unique, distanced setting this summer.