15 Exciting Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend
Weekend feels are here.
We are already into the second weekend in August here in Toronto, and as the weather cools down we are already having our summer withdrawals.
But no need to be bummed out, because summer isn't over, and with tons of things to do around the city this weekend, you'll be sure to enjoy your last month of warm weather in the best ways.
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Habari Africa Festival @ Harbourfront Centre // 235 Queens Quay W
The Habari Africa Festival starts on Friday and runs for the whole weekend. Experience African culture through song, dance, costume right by the waterfront.
All Veliz & Michelle Treacy @ Yonge and Dundas Square // 1 Dundas St. E
This is a free concert that you don't want to miss! Two of Toronto's vocal powerhouses come together for an Indie night in the square.
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour @ Air Canada Centre // 40 Bay St.
This kicks off the first day out of Shawn Mendes' two Toronto tour dates. If you haven't already got tickets to see the Pickering native sing his heart out then you're missing out!
Taste of The Danforth @ Danforth Ave. and Pape Ave. // Greektown
The 24th annual Taste of The Danforth returns for another year of food filled excitement as one of the city's best street festivals takes over Greektown. Pop by for the best souvlaki you'll ever have! The festival kicks off Friday and runs all weekend!
Ford Waterfront Night Market @ Hearn Generating Station //
This festival is a unique three day festival celebrating pan-Asian food and lifestyle. Come out for some good eats in a beautiful night market setting by the waterfront.
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OneRepublic @ Budweiser Stage // 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W
The popular band known for hits such as "Good Life" and "Counting Stars" will be making their return Toronto at the Budweiser Stage. The tour also features Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur.
The Canadian Youth Artistic Festival @ University of Toronto // 27 King's College Cir.
This festival honours the artistic youth of children in the African community. It features a dance show, poetry slam and various dance and music workshops.
Toronto Youth Shorts @ Innis College // 2 Sussex Ave.
This is the festival's 9th annual run, and this year it features 53 short films made by artists in the southern Ontario region. The festival takes place across various parts of Toronto.
Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers @ BMO Field // 170 Princes' Blvd.
Summer isn't over yet, and that means the skies are clear and perfect for a Toronto FC game. Watch them play the Portland Timbers on Saturday.
The Colour Run Dream Tour @ Woodbine Entertainment Centre // 555 Rexdale Blvd.
One of the most exciting events in Toronto is The Colour Run! Come out with your squad, burn your calories and have fun with the colours.
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Earth Wind and Fire and Nile Rodgers @ Air Canada Centre // 40 Bay St.
Go back in time and enjoy the sounds of disco! Don't miss these funk legends as they headline their latest tour.
Ukrainian Art Song @ Temerty Theatre // 273 Bloor St. W
This special musical event celebrates the music of Ukraine in various song and art performances.
Grace Jerkfest @ Centennial Park // 256 Centennial Park Rd.
Come out and enjoy the best in Jamaican and Caribbean culture at Jerkfest! The jerk chicken is a must!
PanAmerican Food and Music Festival @ Yonge and Dundas Square // 1 Dundas St E
This two day festival is a celebration of all things pan American! Experience the culture through food, dance and song in the heart of the city.
Latin Heat 2017 @ REBEL // 11 Polson St.
This is one of the hottest latin festivals to hit the city. With a line-up including some of the best in Latin music, this one's gonna turn the heat up!