15 Coolest Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend
Enjoy the last weekend of August.
Congratulations! Once again, you've made it to that golden time of the week: the weekend. Since it's the very last weekend in August, you definitely don't want to let the next few days go to waste.
With the summer weather slowly coming to an end, here's a handy guide to making the most out of the upcoming weekend and enjoying some of the final days of warmth.
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Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival @ Ontario Place // 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W
You get the best of three things at this three day festival! Find the right beer and bourbon pairing for BBQ dishes while enjoying the sounds of live country music. you can also take part in some line dancing and take a ride on the mechanical bull!
Korean Harvest Festival @ Mel Lastman Square // 5100 Yonge St.
This three day festival gives you all the best in Korean culture. With a Kpop dance battle, traditional Korean dances and music, and even a Korean jazz festival the days will be jam packed with fun! There will also be various food vendors present!
Food Truck Frenzy @ The CNE // 210 Princes' Blvd.
And the frenzy continues! If you haven't already checked out the Food Truck Frenzy at the CNE then you should! With various unique carnival foods to try, there is something for everyone.
Taiwan Fest @ Harbourfront Centre // 235 Queens Quay W
Experience the best in Taiwanese culture at Taiwan Fest. The three day festival kicks off with a free symphony concert, and the weekend features cool events like culinary invitationals and art workshops.
Terra Lightfoot and Klooch @ Yonge-Dundas Square // 1 Dundas St. E
Don't miss the Friday's edition of Indie Fridays in the square. Featured performers are rising Canadian rock icons Terra Lightfoot and Klooch.
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Scarborough Afro-Caribbean Fest @ Scarborough Civic Centre // 150 Borough Dr.
The 6th annual Afro-Caribbean Festival in Scarborough brings together the two cultures for a weekend of fun! Expect dance performances, vendors and prize giveaways. Entry is free all weekend!
Tamil Fest // Markham Rd. and Turbina Ave.
Immerse yourself in tamil culture at this festival happening in Markham. Expect the best in Tamil dancers and street performers, as well as South Indian cuisine. The festival boasts over 50 free events.
Japan Festival Canada @ Mississauga Celebration Square // 300 City Centre Dr.
This festival is the largest Japanese festival in Canada. It is both a celebration of Japanese cultures and Canada's 150th anniversary. Combine the best of both cultures and attend this free event!
Importfest @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre // 222 Bremner Blvd.
Canada's biggest import car show is back for another year in Toronto. Featuring all the best in import car culture including hundreds of cars on display and import models, get your car fix here!
IMATS @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre // 255 Front Street West
Calling all makeup gurus! This international makeup event features all of the best makeup artists with workshops and the latest beauty products to hit the market!
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Bruno Mars @ Air Canada Centre // 40 Bay St.
Don't miss this pop sensation as he takes the stage for the second night in a row at the Air Canada Centre. Expect high energy and powerhouse vocals from the man himself, Bruno Mars.
Alex Aiono @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club // 722 College St.
This YouTube sensation and heartthrob is hitting the stage in Toronto for his first solo show in the city! Hear all of your favourite covers as well as his original songs.
Underpass Park House Jam and Battle @ Underpass Park // 29 Lower River St.
This is going to be epic! If you're into house music, then grab your shuffling shoes and head on over to Underpass Park for this house jam and dance battle.
Mahubay Phillipines Festival @ Nathan Phillips Square // 100 Queen St. W
This huge festival celebrating filipino culture displays all the best on the Philippines in it's last day in the heart of the city. Expect food, music, vendors and more!
Main Squared @ Main Square // Danforth Ave. and Main St.
This 9-day festival kicked off on August 23, but the weekend gives you a great chance to check out art displays scattered throughout the square. If you don't get a chance to check it out this weekend, there's always next week!