Festival season has finally started in Toronto! So that means there are plenty of incredible free events taking place that you won't want to miss.

This June there will be a plethora of free events to enjoy with your friends. For example, there will be free music concerts, a huge parade, movies under the stars, and several block parties!

To make sure you have the best June ever, without needing to spend any money, here are 15 free things to do in Toronto:

International Dragon Boat Race Festival

What: Cheer on the teams participating in the 31st Toronto International Dragon Boat Race. Throughout the two day festival, there will also be a variety of performers to keep you entertained, along with artisans selling goods.

When: June 15 - 16, 2019

Where: Toronto Centre Island

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What: You won't want to miss the 5th year of CosmoFEST. Some of the free concerts include Sloan, Finger Eleven, Chilliwack and Terra Lightfoot. There also will be a beer garden and plenty of food trucks too.

When: June 1, 2019

Where: 10 Via Renzo Dr

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TD Toronto Jazz Festival

What: The TD Toronto Jazz Festival will have over 175 free concerts over 10 days.

When: June 21 - 30, 2019

Where: Various locations

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Pride Toronto

What: You don't want to miss the massive parade at Pride Toronto; it is one of the largest in North America! There will be thousands of people marching to promote equal rights and representation of every person of any sexual and gender identities.

When: June 21 - 23, 2019

Where: From the corner of Church St and Bloor St to Yonge-Dundas Square

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Christie Pits Film Festival

What: Watch free movies under the stars. Make sure to bring a blanket to sit on, and to arrive before sundown to get a good spot. The film will start at 9:15 pm. 

When: June 30 - August 25, 2019

Where: Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St W

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Burger Mania

What: If you love a good burger, you'll want to check out Burger Mania. Entry to the festival is free, but you will have to pay for any burgers you want to try. Also, at the event, there will live music to enjoy.

When: June 1 - 2, 2019

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E

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NXNE Festival

What: NXNE is a huge music and gaming festival with more than two blocks of free live music, comedy, and eSports gameplay.

When: June 7 - 16, 2019

Where: Yonge Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E

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Taste Of Little Italy

What: Enjoy some delicious food at The Taste Of Little Italy. At the festival, restaurants and street vendors will be giving free food samples. There will also be live music and carnival rides to enjoy.

When: June 14 โ€“ 16, 2019

Where: College Street (from Bathurst St. to Shaw St)

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Dundas West Fest

What: Dundas West Fest takes place over 12 city blocks where there will be live music concerts, free music lessons, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and 200 vendors selling a variety of goods.

When: June 7 - 8, 2019 

Where: Dundas St. W

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The Mac And Cheese Festival

What: If you love mac and cheese, you need to check out this festival where there will be tons of vendors selling mouthwatering mac and cheese dishes. Entry to the festival is free, but you need to pay for anything you want to try.

When: June 7 - 9, 2019

Where: Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd

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Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays

What: Pedestrian Sundays take place on the last Sunday of the month. The event showcases the local businesses who will have booths, and there will be plenty of performers and musicians to keep you entertained too.

When: June 30, 2019

Where: Kensington Market

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Riverdale Art Walk

What: Explore the outdoor art show where 170 artists will be showcasing their art. 

When: June 1 - 2, 2019

Where: Jimmie Simpson Park, 872 Queen St E

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TD Union Summer

What: Throughout the summer TD Union Summer will be hosting a variety of free activities in the afternoons and evening, such as free movie screenings and live concerts. 

When: May 31 - August 3, 2019

Where: 65 Front Street W

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Yoga At The Bentway

What: Enjoy free weekly yoga classes lead by Tribe Fitness on Sundays from 7 to 8 pm.

When: June 16, 23, and 30, 2019

Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd

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Great Canadian Greek Festival

What: You won't want to miss The Great Canadian Greek Festival. There will be complimentary food tastings, over 400 performers, free dance lessons, 50 vendors, and traditional cooking demonstrations to enjoy.

When: June 14 - 16, 2019

Where: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd

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