We’ve officially reached the end of April, so let’s finish it with a bang. There are so many fun things to do in Toronto this weekend, including a captivating film festival, a massive plant-based expo, Jays games, concerts, and more.

If you can’t wait to dive headfirst into your well-deserved break, then check out this list of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy – it’s the freakin’ weekend!

Hot Docs Festival

Toronto’s beloved documentary film festival has returned for its 30th year.

Hot Docs showcases thought-provoking films made by Canadian and international documentary filmmakers.

If you love powerful storytelling and breathtaking cinematics, this event is not one to miss.

When: Until May 7th, 2023

Karen’s Diner Toronto

The most ruthless dining experience ever has arrived in Toronto. Karen’s Diner is here and they’re leaving their manners at the door.

Burgers, fries, and a side of rude customer service, Karen’s Diner is taking over a restaurant on St. Clair West until the end of this weekend as part of a pop-up dining experience.

When: Until April 30th, 2023
Where: Shoeless Joe’s, 1980 Saint Clair Avenue West

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

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners

Blue Jays season has officially begun at the new and improved Rogers Centre stadium.

Cheer for the home team as they take on the Seattle Mariners from the stands or at one of the many entertainment areas at the ballpark with the new $20 admission ticket option.

Let’s play ball!

When: April 28th to 30th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre

Planted Expo Toronto 2023

Great news, foodies! Planted Expo, Canada’s largest plant-based event is coming to Toronto this weekend, bringing over 200 tasty vegan and plant-based vendors with it!

In addition to “unrestricted” food & drink sampling, guests can learn from some of the leading voices in the plant-based movement. Speakers from around the world will be in attendance.

When: April 29th to 30th, 2023
Where: Toronto Enercare Centre

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M83: Fantasy 2023 Tour

French electronic music group M83 will be hitting the stage in Toronto this Saturday.

If you want to dance the evening away to some of the most uplifting songs you’ll ever hear, then you’ll want to make your way to History this weekend.

When: April 29th, 2023
Where: History

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

Lumière: The Art of Light

An illuminated experience has arrived in our city and it’s completely free to enjoy. Lumière: The Art of Light at Ontario Place is lighting up the waterfront with incredible works of art.

Formerly named the Winter Light Exhibition, this event will take over Trillium Park until May.

“Utilizing innovation, light and discovery, Lumière encourages Ontario artists and creators to ‘illuminate’ the park,” the description says.

When: Until May 7th, 2023
Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West

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

Saturday Farmer’s Market

The change in season brings a whole host of amazing new produce to explore at the Farmers Market.

Every Saturday this spring, you can head over to the Brickworks to explore their gorgeous artisanal goods and seasonal food.

We recommend squeezing in a little hike of the park while you’re there.

Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave