14 Things To Do In Toronto This Canada Day Long Weekend
The best weekend of the summer.
Canada day long weekend is arguably the best long weekend in the entire calendar in Toronto. With scorching temperatures, pride, fireworks and festivals galore, there's a little something for everyone this weekend.
Starry Night // June 30th
"This elegant outdoor soiree hosted by The 519 and Pride Toronto is the official kick-off to the Green Space Festival. Love is in the hair, girl, so get ready to experience a night of eleganza with some of the fiercest queens around at Barbara Hall Park!"
Redpath Waterfront Festival // July 1 - 3rd
The Redpath Waterfront Festival is an annual summer event that provides on-land and on-water programming for people of all ages and interests with the goal of promoting Toronto locally and internationally as a premiere waterfront destination. With music, food, nautical programs and entertainment, the Festival has something for everyone to enjoy.
Beaches Salsa Festival // July 2nd - 3rd
The Beaches International Jazz Festival presents salsa fest, complete with flowing beer, dancing, and live performances, what's not to love?
Canadian Olympic Team Beach Party // July 1st
With performances by Scott Helman, Sloan and more, come to the Canadian Olympic Beach Party to celebrate and glimpse our Olympic hopefuls before they jet off to Rio this summer.
Digital Dreams // July 2nd & 3rd
"Set on the shoreline of Toronto with one of North America’s most iconic skylines in the background, Bud Light Digital Dreams Music Festival and the Flats at Ontario Place offer party goers a sophisticated festival experience, unlike any other in the Canadian music landscape."
Harbourfront Fireworks // July 1st
"Come along to Toronto's central waterfront to celebrate the nation’s birthday with exciting musical performances and activities for the whole family, culminating in a fabulous display of fireworks over Lake Ontario."
Canada Day at Queens Park // July 1st
Canada Day at Queen’s Park is an afternoon of musical performances, dancing, and delicious locally grown foods . The festivities include a 21-gun salute by the Toronto Regiment, performances by KC Roberts & the Live Revolution and Circus Canada Kids can take part in workshops for pppetry, craft-making, drumming, and watch a robotics demo. There are also lessons on building a rocket, hula hooping, juggling, and much more!
Cabana Pool Bar Red Party // July 1st
Cabana Pool Bar's 3rd annual Canada Day Bash. What better way to celebrate Canada's birth than day drinks by the waterfront to the sweet sounds of tech house under the gorgeous Canadian summer sun?
The Addisons Canada Day BBQ // July 1st
You're invited to a celebrate the birthday of our amazing country with a complimentary gourmet BBQ in the Addisons newly designed backyard. Enjoy complimentary BBQ, summer cocktails, frozen treats, life-size lawn games and experience the house party that everyone in the neighbourhood have been talking about. Your long weekend playground is waiting!
Pride Street Fair // July 1st - 3rd
Take a stroll through the Village and connect with some of the incredible organizations participating in this year’s community fair. Enjoy products from local artisans and a diverse selection of delicious food for your enjoyment at the marketplace. Look out for the health and wellness organizations throughout the Streetfair and learn about the exciting, engaging and lifesaving work they’re doing in our community. Come out and interact with the community along Church, Wellesley, and Alexander Streets.
Multicultural Canada Day // July 1st
Come down to Yonge and Dundas square and celebrate Canada in all of its multicultural goodness! Indulge in delicious foods from across the globe and take in performances from dancers around the world.
Drag-On // July 3rd
Featuring the largest drag queen stage performances in history, witness famed queens Bianca Del Rio, Derrick Barry, and more than 50 of Toronto's very own queens tearing up the stage.
Pride Parade// July 3rd
Toronto’s Pride Parade has a glorious 35-year history, and it continues to grow and renew each year. Join in 2016 as a participant with your community organization or cheer us on from the sidelines – everyone is welcome to celebrate our victories, honour our history, continue the fight for justice, and dance in the streets!
Pride Tree House Party // July 3rd
Located in the picturesque Ryerson quad, with sets by Sexshooters, Yinon Yahel, Alain Jackinsky and circuit king Isaac Escalante, this 10-hour dance party is the perfect end to an amazing weekend.