We’re counting down the hours to the start of another glorious weekend in our city. There are so many things to do in Toronto this weekend that you’ll want to make time for. We’re talking food festivals, Earth Day celebrations, markets, concerts, and the ruthless Karen’s Diner pop-up.

We know you’re ready to let the good times roll, so without further ado, here are the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Enjoy!

Earth Day Festival

Held at Downsview Park, this free festival is a one-day celebration of our planet and the environment.

This yearly event has all kinds of events and hands-on activities that are both fun and educational for visitors of all ages.

You can look forward to guided nature walks, bird watching, tree planting, Trishaw rides, and more.

When: April 23rd, 2023, 11 AM to 4 PM
Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue

Held at Downsview Park, this free festival is a one-day celebration of our planet and the environment.

This yearly event has all kinds of events and hands-on activities that are both fun and educational for visitors of all ages.

The Noodle Festival

Get ready to sip, slurp, and chow down on the most elaborate noodle creations this weekend at Toronto’s Noodle Festival.

The Toronto Noodle Festival by Street Eats Market is coming to Evergreen Brick Works on April 22nd and April 23rd.

From traditional eats to more creative, over-the-top noodles, you can expect to eat from some of the best restaurants in the area.

When: April 22 to 23, 2023
Where: Evergreen Brick Works – 550 Bayview Avenue

Sponsored Pick: Cherry Blossoms with Bike Share Toronto

Spring has sprung and the stunning cherry blossoms are back in TO, and Bike Share Toronto is here to help you experience them up close. Enjoy free weekend valet service at High Park, complete with unlimited bikes, more docking options, and expert guidance on the best routes from a Bike Share Toronto team member.

Plus, with convenient new passes like Pay As You Go and Day Passes, exploring the city has never been easier. Don’t forget to snap and share pics of the limited edition cherry blossom bikes on Instagram or Twitter with #BloomWithBikeShareTO. Get on your bike and join the blooming fun!

When: Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30 – See website for hours
Where: Bloor St W / High Park Ave (High Park) Station – click here to see suggested cherry blossom recommended routes, tips, & more info
Cost: Free with a Pay As You Go or Day Pass

Karen’s Diner Toronto

The most ruthless dining experience is coming to Toronto this weekend. Karen’s Diner is on a cross-Canada tour and they’re leaving their manners at the door.

Burgers, fries, and a side of rude customer service, Karen’s Diner is taking over Trecce on 1792 Danforth Avenue this April as part of a pop-up dining experience.

When: April 22nd to April 30th, 2023
Where: Trecce – 1792 Danforth Avenue

ROM After Dark: Force of Nature

The ROM’s monthly after-dark party is taking place this Friday and this event’s theme is all about celebrating our environment.

Get ready for a night full of “environmentally conscious artists, local food and drink, thrilling DJ sets and live performances, large projections, an interactive game,” and so much more.

When: April 21st, 2023
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum

Snakehips: Never Worry Album Tour – North America 2023

Ready for an EDM show like no other? British electronic music duo Snakehips will be throwing a wild show at The Danforth Music Hall on Friday.

What better way to kick off the weekend than with a live music dance party?

When: April 21st, 2023
Where: The Danforth Music Hall

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The Trending Table Market

Head to Toronto’s shipping container market for an indoor shopping event from local vendors and makers.

Browse your way through the stalls of Toronto small businesses while mingling with fellow locals and dancing the day away to live DJs.

Plus, the first 30 guests will receive swag bags filled with goodies from local businesses!

When: April 22nd, 2023
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst Street

Sailor Moon Maid Cafe

Sweet Dreamin Cafe is bringing us yet another Japanese maid cafe experience this weekend and this one is Sailor Moon-themed!

This highly-popular event will feature several seatings throughout the weekend, and each ticket comes with a three-course afternoon tea, a mini live performance, table-side games, entertainment, and all of the fun you can handle!

When: April 22nd and 23rd, 2023
Where: Oishiii Sweets Cafe, 3376 Kennedy Road

Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA

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

Stranger Things: The Experience

Are you ready to enter the Upside Down? A Stranger Things experience has arrived in Toronto and it’ll transport you to Hawkins in the year 1986.

Fans will have access to the show’s most iconic settings on an “intimate guided new adventure” alongside their favourite characters, plus eat, drink, and hang out like they’re part of the crew.

Once you’ve had your fair share of adventure, you can head over to Scoops Ahoy for a USS Butterscotch sundae or Surfer Boy Pizza for a tasty slice.

The experience will also be home to the first-ever Stranger Things-themed bar where you can sip unique cocktails inspired by the show.

When: Various dates in April 2023
Where: Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio, 8 Unwin Avenue