Goodbye winter and hello spring. It’s officially the first day of spring and with that comes mild weather, cherry blossoms, and exciting events.
There are so many spring events in Toronto to put on your radar this year, from returning traditions to new experiences.
Start counting down the days because these 12 incredible spring events in Toronto are coming up sooner than you think!
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Lavender Wild Festival
Festival season is around the corner, and Toronto has a new one to look forward to this year. Lavender Wild will debut in the city for the first time this June, just in time for Pride Month.
This one-day, all-ages festival will showcase a diverse range of 2SLGBTQ+ artists, musicians, and vendors at Toronto’s waterfront concert venue, RBC Echo Beach.
When: June 4th, 2023
Where: RBC Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Cost: $125.25+ each
The Toronto Flower Market
It’s almost time to stock up on spring blooms! The Toronto Flower Market has announced its dates for the 2023 season.
This annual outdoor market is Toronto’s first event of its kind, with a wide variety of Ontario-grown plants and flowers ready to be taken home and enjoyed. You can expect this flower market on May 13th and June 10th.
When: May 13th and June 10th, from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Where: 1001 Queen Street West at CAMH
Taste of Little Italy
Get ready to enjoy three full days of great food, live music, and shopping. The beloved annual food and street fest, Taste of Little Italy is back in Toronto this spring.
Starting on June 16, the family-friendly street and food festival takes over parts of College Street, welcoming all to their little neighbourhood for a weekend of fun.
When: June 16 to 18, 2023
Where: Along College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street
TO Food and Drink Fest
TO Food and Drink Fest is returning to the city this spring and it is the largest festival of its kind in all of Canada.
The 19+ festival runs for three days straight and will bring back-to-back culinary experiences into one massive space.
That includes incredible food, drinks, demos, shopping, music, and so much more.
When: March 31st to April 2nd, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Do West Fest
Do West Fest is returning in late-spring for another weekend-long street festival in the west end.
Formerly Dundas West Fest, this neighbourhood-wide event is a Dundas West tradition. Food, drinks entertainment, live music, and good vibes — what more could you ask for?
When: June 9th to 11th, 2023
Where: Dundas Street West from Ossington to Lansdowne
Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA
The Big Top is officially making a comeback. Cirque du Soleil will return to Toronto this spring with one of its most successful touring shows, called KOOZA.
KOOZA “combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition, and power,” according to the description.
When: April 7th, 2023 to June 18th, 2023
Where: 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke
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Art enthusiasts can look forward to another year of Luminato Festival this June.
Luminato is an international arts festival that showcases performances, media and visual arts, and programming that “cuts across traditional artform boundaries,” according to the description.
From local Canadian artists to emerging artists from around the world, Luminato is where global talent takes centre stage.
When: June 7th to June 18th, 2023
Where: 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke
North By Northeast (NXNE)
Support Canadian artists! The iconic north-end music festival we know and love is returning in late-spring this year.
NXNE is described as “Canada’s important discovery music festival,” showcasing essential emerging artists who are on the cusp of worldwide fame.
When: June 13th to 17th, 2023
Hot Docs Festival
Toronto’s beloved documentary film festival returns for its 30th year this spring.
Hot Docs showcases thought-provoking films made by Canadian and international documentary filmmakers. If you love powerful storytelling and breathtaking cinematics, this event is not one to miss.
When: April 27th to May 7th, 2023
Doors Open Toronto
Torontonians will once again get rare access into some of the city’s most interesting sites this May as part of the annual Doors Open Toronto event.
With nearly 700 unique locations and over 2 million visits since the event began in 2000, this event is not to be missed if you love to explore the city.
When: May 27th — May 28th, 2023
Canadian Music Week
This late-spring music festival is making an epic comeback in June. Canadian Music Week is known for showcasing hundreds of bands across dozens of venues throughout the five-day event, and this year, it promises to deliver a world-class experience in the heart of the city once again.
This year’s concert schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but when it drops, you’ll want to plan all of your shows in advance.
When: June 5th to 10th, 2022
Karen’s Diner Toronto
The most ruthless dining experience is coming to Toronto this spring. Karen’s Diner is on a cross-Canada tour and they’re leaving their manners at the door.
Burgers, fries, and a side of rude customer service, Karen’s Diner is taking over Trecce on 1792 Danforth Avenue this April as part of a pop-up dining experience.
When: April 22nd to April 30th, 2023
Where: Trecce – 1792 Danforth Avenue
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