20 Awesome Things To Do In Toronto This Long Weekend
Cheers to the (long) weekend!
Finally! It's the moment we've all been waiting for, but this isn't just any ordinary weekend, it's a long weekend. So with an extra day of weekend festivities to take part in the possibilities of what you can do this weekend in Toronto are endless!
So ditch your work schedule and swap it out for something new and exciting this weekend. Whether it's a music festival, food festival or just an activity to help you unwind for the next few days, we've got your options covered!
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Scarborough Ribfest @ Thomson Memorial Park // 1005 Brimley Rd
The festival celebrates it's 16th year of serving up ribs to the people of Scarborough. Be sure to walk with your wet napkins so you can get down and dirty in a rack of ribs!
Art and Music Ontario Festival @ Ontario Place // 955 Lakeshore Blvd W
This festival runs throughout the entire weekend so you've got plenty of time to stop by. It features art competitions like a sneaker designing contest and performances for free.
Island Soul Festival @ Harbourfront Centre // 235 Queens Quay W
The Island Soul festival kicks off on Friday runs throughout the weekend and showcases the best in island culture, featuring vendor booths, island food and more.
Fleet Foxes @ Massey Hall // 178 Victoria St.
The band takes over Massey Hall for two nights, with Friday being their first show. With support by (Sandy) Alex G., it's going to be a good time!
Voguing For Vitality @ Underpass Park // 29 Lower River St.
This is a free series of workshops inspired by the Ballroom technique known as "voguing". Get your vogue on and put your modelling skills to the test with catwalk practice, eye-contact coaching and more!
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Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade @ Exhibition Place // 100 Princes Blvd.
It's finally that time of the year again! Expect colourful costumes, live music, and a fun-filled carnival atmosphere at the 50th annual parade. Expect lots of road closures as well!
Veld Music Festival Day 1 @ Downsview Park // 35 Carl Hall Rd.
Day one of Toronto's biggest music festival which combines artists from genres like hip-hop, EDM, pop and more kicks off on the Saturday. Headliners for this day include Zedd, Future and Migos.
OVO Fest Day 1 @ Echo Beach // 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W
This special edition of the OVO Fest is headlined by Soca superstars Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin as they curate a fine list of performers to showcase music of the Caribbean in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival spirit.
Taste of India Food Festival @ Nathan Phillips Square // 100 Queen St. W
Excite your taste buds with this spicy food festival happening at Nathan Phillips Square. The event features an array of Indian dishes, live dance performances and more!
African Musical Extravaganza @ Mel Lastman Square //
This festival features the best in African music! With musical and dance performances, this free event will be a great one to check out!
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Toronto Food Truck Festival @ Woodbine Park // 1695 Queen St. E
Food trucks galore! This festival features the best of Toronto's large food truck scene all in one place! Make sure to save some room in your belly before you go.
Veld Music Festival Day 2 @ Downsview Park // 35 Carl Hall Rd.
Day two of the festival at Downsview Park features another unique lineup of artists including Major Lazer and Toronto's very own Tory Lanez.
New Generation Steel Band Festival @ Fort York // 250 Fort York Blvd.
This steel band festival compiles numerous steel pan bands from across the community as they come together and showcase the beautiful sounds of the Caribbean.
Rogers Cup @ Aviva Centre // 1 Shoreham Dr.
The second day of the Rogers Cup features tennis superstars like Genie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova. Don't miss these wonderful women as they hit court for some of the best tennis you'll ever see!
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Electric Island @ The Portlands // Cherry St.
This festival features electric powerhouses like Nina Kraviz! To all the ravers this is one you can't miss!
OVO Fest Day 2 @ Budweiser Stage // 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W
The official OVO Fest features performances from Drake himself, and support from other OVO alumni like Roy Wood$ and DVSN.
Blowout Blocko @ Earl Bales Park // 4169 Bathurst St.
This free block party of concerts is all hip hop! Headlined by Toronto's Michie Mee it's going to be a wild one!
Calypso Stars @ Harbourfront Centre // 205 Queens Quay W
The last day of the Island Soul festival features a great big free Calypso concert, featuring the Caribbean's most legendary performers!
Promise Season Finale @ Cherry Beach // Cherry St.
This fun filled beach party is the last of its kind for the summer season! Expect live DJs while you relax on the beach and enjoy the views of Lake Ontario.