October is off to a hot start in our city! We have a long weekend coming our way, but before then, we’ve got some incredible things to do in Toronto this week.

From fall festivals to back-to-back Drake concerts to film and sports, there’s a whole lot going on in our town.

As you count down the days to Thanksgiving, dive into these fun things to do in Toronto this week!

Toronto Oktoberfest

Toronto’s beloved Bavarian bash is back this week!

Get ready to enjoy a truly authentic Oktoberfest experience through food, drinks, music, and dance for two full days.

Back for its 11th anniversary, Oktoberfest kicks off on October 6th and ends on the 7th with a weekend full of authentic German and European beer, non-stop entertainment, authentic Oktoberfest eats, and an undeniably fun experience.

When: October 6th & 7th, 2023
Where: Garrison Common at Fort York
Cost: $20-40+ per adult

Pumpkinfest Toronto

The beloved annual Pumpkinfest is returning to Downsview Park this Friday, just in time for Thanksgiving weekend.

Enjoy a weekend filled with unlimited midway rides, unlimited inflatable fun, a sprawling pumpkin patch, local food trucks, live entertainment, photo ops, and memories with the whole fam.

When: October 6th to 9th, 2023
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road
Cost: $30 per adult

Sponsored Pick: Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show

It’s that time of year again – fall, fairs and a whole lot of fun! Norfolk Country Fair is back, and trust us, this year is going to be 7 days of electric energy. Jam out to A-list artists like The Reklaws, Josh Ross and Alli Walker before exploring 150 vendors all while sipping on cold local bevvys and delicious grub.

When: Tuesday, October 3rd – Monday, October 9th
Where: 172 South Drive, Simcoe ON, N3Y1G6
Cost: Starting at $12

Drake: It’s All A Blur Tour 

The one and only 6ix God himself is coming back home for a two-night stint at Scotiabank Arena.

We can only imagine what Drake is cooking up for his city this week. It’s going to be one heck of a show!

When: October 6th & 7th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena


Get lost in a sea of 30,000 pumpkins this week!

Pumpkinville features thousands of locally grown pumpkins designed into fascinating sculptures and installations by artists.

Not only is it the spot for those perfect fall photo ops, but it’s also an all-in-one destination for fall-themed fun, including food, entertainment, rides, games, and twinkly lights.

When: Thursday to Sunday until October 31st, 2023
Where: Scarborough Town Centre Outdoor Parking Lot (across from Best Buy)
Cost: $19.99 per adult

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Solána Imani Rowe, a.k.a. SZA is finally coming to Toronto this week, just two days before Drake hits the stage.

Will the singer be sticking around for a surprise appearance at Drake’s Friday and Saturday shows? We’re crossing our fingers!

When: October 4th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Harvest Festival 

The annual Harvest Festival is happening at Square One this week.

It’s going to be a magical autumn-themed experience filled with delicious eats, warm sips, rides, games, a marketplace, and a pumpkin patch.

When: Until October 8th, 2023
Where: Parking Lot 6, Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
Cost: FREE

Legends of Horror – Casa Loma

Now in its eighth year, Casa Loma has transformed into what nightmares are made of and is celebrating all things Halloween.

Walk, if you dare…. along its 2 km outdoor walking trail that guides you through the ultimate darkness, past horrifying animatronics, and some of the most haunted spaces you can imagine.

In addition to its terrifying walking trail, its Zombie Apocalypse attraction returns this year, too.

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where: Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace
Cost: $40 per adult (plus fees)

Toronto Argonauts vs. Edmonton Elks

The Argos will take on the Elks this week in the ultimate Canadian showdown at BMO Field.

If you love supporting the CFL and our beloved Toronto Argonauts, this week is the perfect time to do so!

When: October 6th, 2023
Where: BMO Field

aluCine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival

This week, the aluCine Festival will showcase the best independent Latin American cinema from around the world, right here at the Spadina Theatre.

There will be some incredible films and creative works to see at this three-day festival, and you don’t want to miss it.

When: October 5th to 7th, 2023
Where: Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road