To get you started on the many events and festivals that are happening during February, below are a few of the highlights:
February 2: Wiarton Willie Festival in Wiarton - Come and see the world’s only albino weather predicting groundhog!
February 13: Family Day Wassailing Festival in Caledon - Join Spirit Tree Estate Cidery to promote a good apple crop! Bring your skates and sleds for lots of outdoor fun!
There will be wagon rides to the pond and toboggan hill, make a noisemaker and join in the procession, get your face painted and roast marshmallows on the bonfire.
February 19: Winterfest in Vaughan - Vaughan Winterfest is a free annual celebration of winter activities with outdoor stage entertainment, a Midway Zone, Ice Zone, both indoor and outdoor activities and displays.
February 19: Lake Simcoe Championship Ice Fishing Derby in Keswick -
February 20: Aurora’s Arctic Adventure - Come out and enjoy live entertainment including First Nations Presentation, Ice Carving competitions, wildlife animal show, hockey shootout, snow shoeing, snow tubing, body zorbing, inflatables, Skating, fishing game, mini golf games, and crafts.
February 25: Snowshoes and Snow Clues with TRCA in Claremont - Track and identify signs of local animals, and learn some of their secrets for surviving chilly winter temperatures. Try out snowshoeing and leave behind tracks of your own!
February 25 to April 2: Sweet Water Season in Milton - Visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration.
February 27 to April 3: Maple Town in Campbellville - Mountsberg’s sugar bush has been producing maple magic for almost 150 years and educating the public for more than 30 years, make sure to take advantage of this sweet offering!
Don’t forget to check out what your conservation authorities have to offer during winter. From hiking to ice skating and ice fishing, there are many activities to take part in.
– Andreea Nicoara