Well everybody, it's here! This is what you've been waiting for... it's festival weekend!
Most of the points on this list highlight different festivals going on in Toronto, which means that each is just a jumping-off point for several other exciting events. For example, Caribana is only listed once, but there are certainly more than 10 different Caribana affiliated celebrations going on in the city this weekend.
Needless to say, there is definitely no shortage of opportunities for fun this long weekend. All that's left to worry about is fitting everything in! Here are some things going on in Toronto this weekend to help you start planning:
1. Celebrate the 7th annual OVO Fest, happening tomorrow night at Echo Beach.
2. Enjoy your Monday off work and head to the Toronto Islands for the Electric Island concert & picnic event.
3.Head to Cabana on Saturday to hang with the one and only Floyd Mayweather!
4. Head to the York University campus for the Roger’s Cup tennis finals!
5. Catch Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa at The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre tonight.
6. Catch the annual Caribana parade starting early Saturday morning and going on until 9pm.
7. Take a breather between Friday night and Saturday night parties and refresh with Yoga Unplugged at the Thompson this Saturday afternoon.
8. Head over to Toronto's Food Truck Festival in Woodbine Park this Saturday night to enjoy some of our city's finest on-the-go delicacies.
9. Check out the 12 Beers Of Summer tasting event today at the Gladstone Hotel.
10. The Toronto Burlesque Festival is also on this weekend and is hosting a series of fun events.
11. See Drake and Future in concert as part of the Summer Sixteen tour and OVO Fest Sunday or Monday night at the ACC!
12. Craving a cottage retreat this long weekend? Don't have one? Rent one of these amazing waterfront Ontario cottages for super cheap!
13. Check out the Island Soul Festival on all weekend long at the Harbourfront Centre.
14. The circus is in town! Head to Mississauga this weekend to check out acrobats and elephants galore at the Shrine Circus.
15. See DJ Don Diablo at The Hoxton this Friday night!
16. Have some fun for free with the help of this list.
17. Take a short roadie to Hamilton and unite with your fellow geeks at ConBravo! festival all weekend long!
18. Check out TD Irie Musial Festival in Nathan Philips Square this weekend for some free music and fun!
19. Head to one of these Muskoka-like vacation spots for a weekend getaway!
20. Watch 'It’s Not U It’s Me' Party Collective perform a 3-part underground dance series at the Power Plant on Saturday.
21. Catch Tokyo Police Club this afternoon at the Blue Jays' Friday Fan Festival at the Roger's Centre.
22. Last but not least, VELD Music Festival is going on in Downsview Park this weekend and will feature some of the world's hottest DJs right now, from The Chainsmokers to Kygo to DeadMau5, it's sure to be an epic weekend.
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