We don't know how it happened, but May is gone. Say goodbye to amazing Justin Timberlake memes and hello to hopefully sunny skies and the beginning of an amazing summer - full of fun events, great food, and good times.
June may not have any cute rhymes about it but it is the unofficial kick off of the hot and happening summer months. As we all know, summer tends to be hard on the wallet, what with it being patio season and all. To help combat that wallet weight-loss, here are 10 free things going on in Toronto this June.
1. Catch a flick at Doc Now Festival
Come see Ryerson's Master of Fine Arts graduates in documentary media showing off their films, photos and art from June 2nd - to the 24th.
2. Stroll around Dundas West Fest
This is an awesome neighbourhood event that showcases restaurants, clothing shops, antique stores, bars and live music on June 3rd.
3. Get your groove on at desiFEST 2017
12 hours of live music is a great event for anyone who loves good music from different artists! Drop by for food vendors, giveaways and other activites on June 3rd!
4. Get toasty at Cherry Beach Bonfire Party
Start the summer with a smore at Cherry Beach on June 9th! Roast around the giant bonfire or get in touch with your spiritual side with a meditation under the moon.
5. Play some tunes at Open Tuning 2017
This June 10th festival celebrates live music with tons of different interactive elements for people to collaberate and create. There are over 130 different acts for you to see and celebrate with!
6. Get cultured at African Experience Festival
The African Experience Festival compiles art, culture, music, dance, fashion, literature, film, food, and sports inspired by the Black community. Some events may cost visitors a bit of cash, but the majority of the event is free free free from June 11th-17th.
7. Explore some neighbourhoods at Nuit Rose Festival
This lively June 17th art festival stations exhibitions, performances, parties and light parades in in four bustling Toronto neighbourhoods: Church-Wellesey Village, Regent Park, Kensington Market, and West Queen West.
8. Brose around The Junction Summer Solstice
A Junction staple welcomes June with a full day of music, art, shopping, and entertainment well into the evening on June 24th.
9. Get your downward dog on at OmT.O. 2017
Yogis of the city unite! On June 25th the city's top yoga studios take over distillery later this June with outdoor classes all over the neighbourhood.
10. Party hard at Pride Toronto 2017
Join in on one of the biggest parties of the year! Toronto's incredible Pride Parade is a year highlight for most, add it to your calendar on June 25th!
11. Feast your eyes on foreigns at the Yorkville Exotic Car Show
Take Dad for a whip around this incredible car show on June 18th. There are over hundreds of vehicles for you to dream about.
12. Go off to the Dragon Boat Race Festival
You don't have to be a rower to watch these races. This celebration of racing culture is something exciting to watch on an exciting June 17th.
13. Say cheese at the Mac and Cheese Festival
Yes please. Mac and Cheese Fest from June 2nd-4th has free admission, which just means you have more money to spend on mac!!
14. Jam in the streets at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest
This neighbourhood street fest from June 3rd to 4th is a great place to get celebrate the quirks of this particular cityscape with live music, entertainment and tons of food vendours.
15. Get jazzy at TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Though jazz fest offers some tickets for bigger acts, there are over 100 free concerts from June 23rd into July!
16. Say buongiorno to the Taste of Little Italy
Super necessary after Master of None season 2. Take in Italian food and culture from the 16th-18th down college.