Victoria Day weekend is around the corner and Toronto is going to be buzzing with all sorts of fun things to do. The weather’s getting warmer, and the city is ready to show off its best. From jaw-dropping fireworks to music festivals, there is no shortage of things to do in Toronto this Victoria Day weekend.
Trust us when we say this is going to be one unforgettable weekend here in our city.
Without further delay, let’s dive in and explore all the amazing things you can do in Toronto during Victoria Day weekend.
One of Toronto’s most popular music festivals is coming back for its first edition of the season this Victoria Day long weekend.
Electric Island is taking over Hanlan’s Point all weekend long, with incredible DJs spinning on three separate stages. It’s going to be epic!
When: May 20th & 21st, 2023
Where: Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Islands
You moviegoers are going to love this one! Toronto’s pop-up drive-in movie experience continues this long weekend and you can catch a great movie under the stars, all for some great causes.
Honey is what’s playing this weekend at the PWYC drive-in this weekend, and there will be free snacks to enjoy too!
When: May 21st, 2023, gates open at 7:30 PM
Where: 30 Hanover Road
Ready to enjoy some well-deserved time outside? Toronto Adventures is now OPEN for the season and lining the Humber River with kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. Whether it’s your first time or 100th, they provide all the equipment and instructions you’ll need for good ol’ time.
When: May-October, Wednesdays to Sundays – click here to see the Events Calendar for available time slots
Where: Down the “Discovery Walks” Road, 9 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke
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This list wouldn’t be complete without mention of Victoria Day long weekend boat cruises!
You can enjoy the warmer weather with a boozy cruise on the lake — yes, we’re talking three hours of partying on a two-level party vessel equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, live DJs, dance floors, drinks, and good vibes.
When: May 20th, 2023
Where: Pioneer Cruises, 333 Lake Shore Boulevard East
A one-of-a-kind foodie theme park is hitting the GTA this weekend!
Street Eats Market is putting on its first-ever “Eats Theme Park” and according to the description, it’s the first of its kind in the world.
“Eats Theme Park is the world’s first food theme park of its kind, bringing multiple themed food festivals together, all in one massive foodie wonderland,” says the description. Bring your appetite!
When: May 20th to 22nd, 2023
Where: Dixie GO Station, Mississauga
It’s almost time for the City of Toronto’s spectacular annual Victoria Day fireworks show on Monday, May 22 and it’s going to be a sparkly sight! And if you’re planning to host your own backyard celebration, check out our take on the fireworks rules, safety tips and proper disposal to avoid any mishaps..
When: Monday, May 22, 2023 – starting at 10 p.m.
Where: Ashbridges Bay Park
Stackt Market is bringing back its annual free festival series and it kicks off this Victoria Day weekend.
Starting May 20th, 2023, the Backyard summer festival series returns, featuring five different events to start.
This holiday weekend, you can expect an exciting Asian night market to turn up the heat with delicious cuisine and cultural activities.
When: May 20th, 2023
Where: Stackt Market
Live music lovers can’t miss this beloved annual festival at Toronto’s Lula Lounge.
Dance from day to night at this global music showcase, featuring a six-night mashup of everything from Latin to Afrobeat to Indigenous to Bengali hip-hop.
When: May 16th to 21st, 2023
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West
This weekend is a great time to celebrate the spring season.
There’s no better way to do so than by collecting some fresh blooms at one of the many pick-your-own flower farms near Toronto.
From tulips to daffodils and more, these farms offer a chance to enjoy the beauty of nature while creating your own bouquet.
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Canada’s premier amusement park is open to the public and there will be new rides and entertainment for visitors to enjoy this season
And get excited, because the amusement park will have a breathtaking fireworks show on Victoria Day weekend.
Enjoy a dazzling display of fireworks over Wonder Mountain accompanied by an original soundtrack on Sunday, May 21st.
Where: Canada’s Wonderland
This iconic annual event takes place 20 minutes north of Toronto in the township of King and is said to have one of the best fireworks displays in Ontario!
The fireworks are the grand finale to this jam-packed event which includes a fair with midway rides, live entertainment, and even a parade.
When: Monday, May 22nd, 2023 (beginning at dusk)
Where: 15 Old King Road, Nobleton
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
The Jays face off against the Orioles this long weekend at the newly-renovated Rogers Centre.
Cheer for the home team from the stands or scoop up a $20 general admission ticket to catch the action from one of the many new viewing and social zones within the arena, where you can grab elevated ballpark eats, do fun activities, and soak up the sun.
When: May 19th and 20th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre
The month-long photography showcase that Toronto looks forward to every year is continuing this weekend.
This festival gives a platform for Canadian and international photographers to showcase their work and provides opportunities for collaborations and engagement among curators, partner organizations, and audiences.
When: May 2023
Where: See all exhibitions
It’s time to bust out those hiking shoes and explore the outdoors.
Sunshine, fresh air, beautiful views — these easy hikes near Toronto have it all, and many of them are free to enjoy!
And don’t sweat it if you’re a beginner because these trails are suitable for hikers of all skill levels.
Where: See the best easy hikes near Toronto here