The most vibrant time of year is just beginning here in our city! It’s the start of outdoor festival season, Pride Month, and of course, summertime. There are so many things to do in Toronto this June that are sure to make this month extra memorable.

If you’re ready to make the most of this exciting time of year, look no further because we’ve got you covered.

Here are the very best things to do in Toronto this June to kick off your summer with a bang!

Outdoor Festivals & Events

Lavender Wild Festival

Festival season has arrived and Toronto has a new one to look forward to this month.

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 time to stock up on spring blooms! The Toronto Flower Market will be returning to the city on June 10th.

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: June 10th from 10 AM to 3 PM
Where: 1001 Queen Street West at CAMH

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

Luminato Festival

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

RBC Canadian Open

A highly-anticipated professional golf tournament is returning to our city this June.

Co-organized by Golf Canada and the PGA Tour, this event brings together pro golfers and lovers of the sport for six days.

As part of the tournament, an RBCxMusic concert series will be taking place with the Black Eyed Peas headlining on Friday, June 9th.

When: June 6th to 11th, 2023
Where: Oakdale Golf & Country Club,  2388 Jane Street

Free events in The Distillery District

It’s going to be an eventful June in the Distillery!

The Distillery will have free live outdoor jazz shows and buskers every weekend this summer, plus a local market, and free yoga classes on Sunday mornings.

The Trinity Street patio has been expanded with palm trees and 150 seats. Plus, there will be live jazz shows from June 2nd to 4th and a Queer Marketplace from June 5th to 11th.

When: See all events
Where: The Distillery Historic District

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market

The Sunday street parties we know and love are back at Kensington Market.

Pedestrian Sundays is returning for its second edition this season on June 25th and will continue well into the fall.

The sounds of live music and smells of street food will fill the air and visitors will be treated to live performances, entertainment, art showcases, and displays from local creators.

When: June 25th, 2023
Where: Kensington Market

Brampton Kite Fest

You can relive childhood memories and reach exciting new heights at this two-day kite festival coming to Brampton this month.

Grab your trusty kite and head to the Brampton KiteFest on June 3rd and 4th at the Brampton Fairgrounds.

The sky will be filled with colourful kites all of shapes and sizes as the festival celebrates nine years of kite-flying fun.

When: June 3rd and 4th from 12 PM to 4 PM
Where: Brampton Fairgrounds – 12942 Heart Lake Road

Oshawa Peony Festival

The season of spring blooms has arrived, and this June, we have the Oshawa Peony Festival to look forward to.

The festival is returning for its 11th year in a row, attracting thousands of people from all over to its gorgeous display of 300 peony varieties.

In addition to the flower display, visitors will get to enjoy an artisan vendor market, live music, gardening demonstrations, a judged peony show, an art competition, and more.

When: June 10th and 11th, 2023
Where: Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens, 155 Arena Street, Oshawa

The Gardens at Casa Loma 

The enchanting gardens of Casa Loma will reopen this month for a season of al fresco dining and open-air symphony shows.

The concerts will take place in the Glass Pavilion and will feature special guest vocalists and players.

Dining in the gardens begins on June 6th, and symphony shows will take place on Monday evenings starting on June 5th.

When: Various dates in June 2023
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

This beloved annual tradition will once again take over Centre Island for a thrilling dragon boat race festival.

In addition to the race, the event will also feature music, demonstrations, and authentic Chinese cultural performances throughout the day.

When: June 17th and 18th, 2023
Where: Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Pride Toronto

Toronto is coming alive for Pride Month once again and there are so many events, parades, rallies, and celebrations to check out.

From parties and performances to marketplaces and workshops, there are so many ways to celebrate LGTBQIA2S+ pride and show your support.

When: June 2023
Where: See full events schedule

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Concerts & Music Fests

North By Northeast (NXNE)

Support Canadian artists! The iconic north-end music festival we know and love is returning 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
Where: 115 Danforth Avenue

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
Where: See full schedule

TD Toronto Jazz Fest

The TD Toronto Jazz Fest is back from June 23rd to July 2nd, with a stellar star-studded lineup including legendary hip hop and R&B singer Ashanti.

The beloved music festival will take over Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area with 10 days of free outdoor programming. And on top of that, a selection of ticketed concerts featuring the best of the best in musical acts.

Other acts include Juno Award-winning singerJully Black, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Jazz Legends Herbie Hancock and Geroge Benson.

When: June 23rd to July 2nd 2023
Where: See full schedule

Hot in Herre

Toronto’s going back to the 2000s this summer with a one-day-only, hip-hop and RnB music festival.

Get ready because on June 24th, Toronto’s Downsview Park will host its first-ever throwback music festival.

Ne-Yo and Akon will be headlining the music festival alongside Nelly.

Fat Joe, T.I., Rick Ross, Ja Rule, Chingy, and Keri Hilson will be performing too. This is going to be epic!

When: June 24th, 2023
Where: Toronto Downsview Park

Attractions & Entertainment

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s premier amusement park is now open with new rides and entertainment for visitors to enjoy, as well as the SplashWorks water park.

This season, visitors can experience the gravity-defying rollercoaster, Tundra Twister, for the first time.

Also new to Wonderland this year is the new launch coaster called Snoopy’s Racing Railway, and it’ll take riders on a wild adventure.

Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA

The Big Top is officially back. Cirque du Soleil has returned to Toronto 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.

The highlights of the show include Hoops Manipulation, Double Highwire, the Skeleton Dance, and the famous Wheel of Death, an “enormous spinning contraption” that always has the audience on the edge of their seats.

When: Until June 18th, 2023
Where: Under the Big Top – 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke


Broadway sensation Hamilton is back in Toronto1

“Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre,” the description says.

This musical is not only entertaining, but has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

When: Various dates in June 2023
Where: Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West

ROM After Dark: Be Yourself

The ROM’s iconic after-dark party returns this month and if you haven’t been before, this month is the perfect time to check it out.

This experiantial monthly party features “curated music, visual arts, pop-up performances, and distinctive food and drink, designed for adults looking for a fun, art-driven night out,” says the museum.

When: June 30th, 2023
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum

Food & Drink Events

Eats Night Market

Get ready to chow down at the ultimate outdoor feast under the stars.

Eats Night Market is coming to Mississauga this month for a mouthwatering weekend of food and fun.

Bring your appetite and your best pals, this foodie event is not one to miss!

When: June 9th to 11th, 2023
Where: Dixie GO Station, Mississauga

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 June.

Come through for live music on multiple street corners and on a main stage, extended patios, multicultural vendors, carnival rides for the entire family, and all the delicious Italian food you can handle.

When: June 16th to 18th, 2023
Where: Along College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street

Smorgasburg Toronto

Attention, foodies of Toronto! The largest weekly open-air food market in America, Smorgasburg, is gracing our waterfront for the second summer in a row.

The market, which is popular in cities like Brooklyn, LA, and Miami, has announced that it will be returning to Toronto every Sunday from late June to early September.

Admission to the “food flea market” is free and there will be over 50 hand-picked vendors on-site showcasing their delicious cuisine.

When: Every Sunday from June 29th to September 9th, 2023, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Captain John’s Pier, 7 Queens Quay East

Spring Into Spice Ethnic Food & Wine Festival

Canada’s first ethnic food and wine festival is returning this month.

This open-air festival is “a one-day extravaganza with 30 food and wine vendors, incredible DJs, deep-dive food and wine seminars,” creating a massive celebration of people and cultures.

When: June 3rd, 2023
Where: The Stanley Barracks Garden at Hotel X, Toronto

Taco Fest

The beloved annual Taco Fest is coming to Toronto this June at a brand new location.

Get ready to feel the heat this summer and mouthwatering eats at the Taco Fest, coming back to the city this June 16th to 18th.

You’ll have the chance to enjoy more than 150 taco creations, taste test Canada’s largest hot sauce bar, sip on Margaritas, Sangrias, sip on tequila, and party it up!

When: June 16th to 18th, 2023
Where: The Grounds at Hotel X, 111 Princes’ Boulevard

The Rosé Picnic

Rosé enthusiasts, raise your glasses. An exciting pink and white-themed event is coming to our city this June.

This annual picnic draws over 5,000 guests each year for a fabulous day full of fun in the sun, gourmet food by celebrity chefs, glamorous photo ops, and of course, plenty of exquisite rosé wines.

Get ready to dance the day away to the sounds of Toronto’s top DJs and party among thousands of party-goers dressed in their finest pink and white attire.

When: Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where: Hotel X, 111 Princes’ Blvd

Taste of Asia

Canada’s largest Asian festival returns to Markham this month, bringing together some of the best food vendors around the GTA.

For three full days of cultural events, family-friendly attractions, and of course, food, Taste of Asia will take over Markham starting June 23rd.

With over 300,000 visitors and over 150 different food stalls, you can expect an exciting and high-energy event that celebrates harmony, cuisine, and culture.

When: June 23rd to June 25th, 2023
Where: Kennedy & Steeles, Markham

Lakeshore Village Grilled Cheese Challenge Festival

Calling all cheese lovers! The ultimate grilled cheese festival is coming to Toronto this June for one day only.

Not only will there be mouthwatering eats, live music, and entertainment, but there’s also a chance to win “The Best Grilled Cheese” award.

Eat, drink, sing, dance, and enjoy all things grilled cheese.

When: June 10, 2023, from 11 AM to 10 PM
Where: Lake Shore Boulevard W from Islington Avenue to Second Street

Film Festivals & Outdoor Movies

Lavazza IncluCity Festival

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) will make a big return from June 27th to July 21st, transforming Distillery into an open-air cinema with twinkling lights and big screens.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a thoughtfully-curated selection of International movies representing Canada’s cultural mosaic from a variety of communities with a special focus on Italian contemporary cinema.

When: June 27th to July 21st, 2023
Where: The Distillery Historic District

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Toronto’s beloved summer tradition of free movies in the park is making a comeback! Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) is returning for its 13th year this June.

There will be 21 films to see this summer and they will be played at four public spaces around the city — Fort York, Corktown Common, Bell Manor Park, and Christie Pits Park.

The 2023 season will kick off with a banner 5-night opening weekend at Fort York National Historic Site, from June 22nd to 26th.

When: June 22nd to August 27th, 2023
Where: Fort York, Corktown Common, Bell Manor Park, and Christie Pits Park