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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 – 16, 2019
Where: College Street (from Bathurst St. to Shaw St)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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