The long weekend may be behind us now, but the fun is far from over — in fact, there are plenty of amazing things to do in Toronto this week.

It’s peak summertime here in our city, and that means festivals, night markets, and outdoor concerts galore.

So, turn that post-holiday frown upside down and get into this list of incredible things to do in Toronto this week.

Have fun, friends!

Taste of Vietnam

This fun-filled event will take over Nathan Philips Square this week and will feature arts, food, music, games, and cultural parades.

According to organizers, last year’s “event exceeded all expectations with a record-breaking number of 45,000 attendees and participants.”

This year, you can experience the magic of “Sen” firsthand and immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Vietnam.

When: August 10th to 12th, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Waterfront Night Market

Back for its 14th edition, the Toronto Waterfront Night Market will take over Hotel X at the Stanley Barracks with a huge variety of pan-Asian food vendors and craft beer to try.

Over 100 delicious vendors are said to be at this free event, along with a beer garden.

You’ll get to sip on craft beer while you fill up on mouthwatering street food and cuisine from all over the continent.

When: August 11th to 13th, 2023
Where: Hotel X – 111 Princes’ Blvd

Sponsored Pick — The Best Authentic Pizza in Oakville: Verace

If you haven’t tried out this super popular pizza place yet, you absolutely have to add it to your must-visit list. Verace is a cozy Italian restaurant run by a family, and let us tell you, their pizza is hands down the best in Toronto. They’ve got the official stamp of approval from the Vera Pizza Napoletana Association, which means they meet all the strict standards for genuine and top-notch quality. Plus, they use a special wood-burning oven that adds an incredible flavor to their dishes. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed by how amazingly delicious their food is.

When: Mon – Wed 4 pm – 10 pm |  Thurs/Sun 12 pm – 10 pm | Fri – Sat 12 pm – 11 pm
Where: 312 Lakeshore Rd E Oakville, ON, L6J 1J2

Taste of the Danforth

The city’s most beloved street festival, Taste of the Danforth is officially coming back to Toronto this Friday.

This iconic event will take over the Danforth with delectable cuisine, entertainment, and fun for the whole family.

“From savoury street eats to delicious dessert creations, our festival promises to be a delight for all,” says the description. We can’t wait!

When: August 11th to 13th, 2023
Where: GreekTown on the Danforth

TD Jerk Festival 

It’s back and better than ever! This August, the beloved TD Jerk Festival promises to be an even bigger celebration than in years past.

The festival will feature delicious food, interactive food demonstrations, and iconic musical headliners. It’s not one to miss!

When: August 10th to 13th, 2023
Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke

Electric Island

Toronto’s beloved outdoor concert and picnic series is back this Friday!

This year’s festival is back for its 11th year and bigger than ever with eight days of music throughout the spring and summer.

Electric Island held its opening weekend back in May and its second edition in July. We still have two more weekends to look forward to this year!

When: August 11th & 12th, September 2nd & 3rd, 2023
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

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Lasting Impressions in 3D

Art lovers, you’re in for a treat. Famous paintings are coming to life in our city this week!

This “breathtaking and unique” new art event will take you inside 160 masterworks by 17 of the greatest Impressionist painters in history.

“State-of-the-art cutting-edge 3D motion sculpting technology and holographics allow audiences to step into some of the most famous and beloved paintings of all time,” the description says. There’s truly nothing else like it!

When: August 10th to October 8th, 2023
Where: CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Toronto’s beloved summer tradition of free movies in the park is officially back!

There are so many films to see this summer and they will be played at Corktown Common and Christie Pits Park.

Films at Corktown Common are shown on Thursday evenings throughout the month, and at Christie Pits on Sundays.

Eats and treats will be offered as of 6 PM and the show starts at sundown at around 9 PM.

When: Thursday, August 10th, 2023
Where: Corktown Common

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire

Do you remember the 21st night of September? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got another memorable event coming your way!

The one and only Lionel Richie will take the stage with the beloved group Earth, Wind & Fire right here at Scotiabank Arena.

Get ready to groove!

When: August 8th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Sam Smith

You’ll be singing your heart out this week when the adored English singer Sam Smith takes the stage in our city this week.

Sam Smith will be putting on the ultimate show at Scotiabank Arena on Friday. Leave it to this beautiful soul to leave the whole audience in tears!

When: August 11th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena