The long weekend may be behind us now, but the fun is far from over! There are so many incredible things to do in Toronto this week, from movies under the stars to outdoor festivals and pop-up events that the city has never seen before.

Take a look at this list of the best things going on in and around the city this week and keep the good times rolling.

Union Summer

The city’s busiest transit hub is now busier in the best way possible. Toronto’s Union Summer is running until the end of this month, with a whole lineup of movie screenings, cuisine, dance parties, and entertainment offerings all summer long.

The market occupies a large space in front of Union Station with non-stop programming every day and into the late evening.

Where: 65 Front St West
When: Until August 28, 2022

Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again Tour

Get ready to dance the night away with the iconic Swedish House Mafia this Friday at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto is in for an electrifying performance, so if you’ve been craving an opportunity to let loose and sing your heart out, you better scoop yourself a ticket.

Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: August 5, 2022

TD JerkFest Toronto

Toronto’s only Jerk food and music festival is back at Centennial Park after a two-year hiatus. Attendees will experience a huge variety of live entertainment, musical performances, vendors, educational demonstrations, exciting activations, and more.

Where: Centennial Park, Etobicoke
When: August 5-7, 2022

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Boots & Hearts

Ontario’s favourite country music festival is back this August with some seriously iconic headliners. Get ready to stomp your boots and sing along with Shania Twain, Florida Georgia Line, and tons more. Don’t forget to reserve your campsite at the festival grounds for a true country experience.

When: August 4-7, 2022
Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro Medonte

The World of Barbie

If “Barbie Girl” by Aqua was, or still is, your theme song, there’s an immersive experience just for you. A 30,00 square foot, life-sized display called The World of Barbie is now open in the GTA, and here’s a sneak peek inside!

Visitors can walk through Barbie’s neighbourhood streets, step into a Barbie dreamhouse, sit inside a Barbie camper van and explore interactive rooms inspired by some of Barbie’s careers as a scientist, music producer, astronaut, and more.

Where: Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
When: Book your visit here

Toronto Bob Marley One Love Experience

A new immersive experience is now open in Toronto and it’s a celebration of art, culture, and the pioneer of reggae himself, Bob Marley. Toronto’s Bob Marley experience will feature never-before-seen memorabilia and an experience that transports you to the Jamaican forest.

Described as a “unique multi-room exhibit,” the Bob Marley experience will feature six massive distinct spaces, each of which is dedicated to a different chapter of the musician’s life and legacy.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Various times

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Attention Potterheads, this is not a drill! The highly-anticipated production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally in Toronto. This version of the world’s most award-winning play features an all-Canadian cast and it brings the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life on the Mirvish stage. Plus, you may even score some cheap seats in the weekly ticket lottery.

Where: 244 Victoria St
When: Select dates

The FRIENDS Experience

The Friends experience that has popped up in cities around the U.S. has finally opened in Toronto! The event has every element that would make any Friends superfan go crazy, including set recreations and original props and costumes.

You’ll get to dance in front of the fountain, step into the show and explore 12 rooms of set recreations, pose on the couch, take photos to your heart’s content, shop for exclusive merch, and more. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect!

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the LEGO store)
WhenReserve your spot

100 Days of Summer by Art & Water

Canada’s first and only floating arts and culture festival is running until September 5. “Toronto our outdoor, dockside summer performance series brings artists and audiences together to take in the sunshine and sounds of the city,” the description says. You can see the full lineup of performers here!

Where: 585 Queens Quay West & 1 Queens Quay West
When: Until September 5, 2022

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

The season of movies under the stars is back! The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) has returned with a new series of programming called Curtains Up!. The films pay tribute to all of the performing artists we’ve missed seeing live during the pandemic, from dancers to circus acts to musicians and more. Check out the full movie schedule right here.

Where: See locations
When: Until August 28, 2022