August is here and it’s coming in hot! We’ve got a jam-packed week to look forward to here in our city. The variety of things to do in Toronto this week is absolutely incredible — there is truly something for everybody!

The best part is that we’ve got a long weekend coming our way, and these events are getting the party started early.

There’s no time to waste, friends. Let’s get right into the very best things to do in Toronto this week. We’ll see you out there!

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival is back in full swing and we have a massive celebration to look forward to this week!

This year, the event is celebrating its 56th annual Grand Parade and there will be over 10,000 masqueraders performing.

Visitors will get to enjoy live performances, food, drinks, and incredible vibes at this longstanding Caribbean tradition here in our city.

When: August 3rd to 7th, 2023
Where: Lakeshore Blvd W & Exhibition Place Grounds, 115 Princes’ Blvd

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 3rd, 2023
Where: Corktown Common

Toronto Food Truck Festival

We love food trucks and we love food truck festivals even more!

The Toronto Food Truck Festival is returning this week with incredible vendors that are sure to make your mouth water.

Admission will be free, and organizers say there’s something for everyone.

When: August 4th to 7th, 2023
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

Island Soul Festival

This popular Caribbean festival is coming back to the waterfront this weekend for its 25th edition this week!

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the vibrant Caribbean islands through music, film, food, arts, and cultural activities.

When: August 3rd to 7th, 2023
Where: Harbourfront Centre

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles

The weather could not be better for a trip to the ballgame!

Cheer on the Jays as they face off against the Baltimore Orioles in this week’s series at the new-and-improved Rogers Centre.

Hot dogs, cold drinks, summer sunshine, and baseball — a winning combination, if you ask us.

When: July 31st to August 3rd, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre

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Veld Music Festival

The iconic EDM music festival that Toronto looks forward to every summer is returning this Friday.

Headlining this year’s Veld Music Festival are Above & Beyond, Illenium, Loud Luxury, Tiesto, Zedd, Rezzmau5, and many others.

It’s not one to miss!

When: August 4th to 6th, 2023
Where: Downsview Park

Matchbox Twenty

Iconic rock band Matchbox Twenty is gracing the stage here in our city this week.

If you haven’t made the most of outdoor concert season yet at Budweiser Stage, now is your chance to do so!

When: August 2nd, 2023
Where: Budweiser Stage

Maggie Rogers

The one and only Maggie Rogers will be performing at Budweiser this week, and we expect it to be nothing short of legendary.

If there’s anything we know about Maggie Rogers, is that she never fails to put on a breathtaking performance.

When: August 3rd, 2023
Where: Budweiser Stage

Queens of the Stone Age

Ready to rock, Toronto? Queens of the Stone Age will be tearing up the stage at our beloved waterfront amphitheater this week.

What better way to kick off the long weekend than with a good old rock n’ roll show?

When: August 4th, 2023
Where: Budweiser Stage

Scarborough Ribfest 2023

Head east to the Scarborough Ribfest! This mouthwatering event kicks off on Friday and will continue throughout the long weekend.

You can look forward to a stellar entertainment lineup and live music while you sink your teeth into delicious BBQ ribs.

When: August 4th to 7th 2023
Where: Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Road