We’ve got a busy weekend coming our way! The late-summer festivities are going strong and there are so many incredible things to do in Toronto this weekend.

From multicultural street festivals to rides, games, and over-the-top eats at the CNE, now’s the time to make the most of this amazing time of year.

Let’s get right into the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Have fun!

Canadian National Exhibition

Toronto’s beloved late-summer carnival is officially back, and as you’d expect, the food and drinks are completely over the top!

The annual fair has new attractions and performances this year, including a Las Vegas-style fountain show and North America’s tallest travelling Ferris wheel.

Live music and entertainment will be performed across seven stages, and of course, the fair is filled with rides, games, and carnival eats galore!

When: Until September 4th, 2023
Where: Exhibition Place

Latin Sparks Festival

It’s time to dance, sip, and snack the day away, Latin style! The highly-anticipated Latin Sparks festival is returning this weekend.

Complete with live bands, delicious food vendors, free dance lessons, and incredible entertainment, this event will be nothing short of memorable.

When: August 19th, 2023
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard

Sponsored Pick: CONCORD ARTWALK

Have you ever noticed the beautiful array of art installations in the city of Toronto?  This is your chance! Grab your friends and join the fun in the Concord ArtWalk at Concord Park Place, North York around Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Park and Concord CityPlace, in downtown Toronto encompassing Canoe Landing Park. Learn about the unique art pieces and their artists through a scavenger hunt and have a chance to win Concord Vouchers up to $20 for local businesses around the Concord ArtWalk locations. Download the Eventzee app and join with the game code “CONCORD”.

When: August 2023 
Where: Concord CityPlace (downtown Toronto) & Concord Park Place (North York)
Cost: Free

Wavelength Summer Thing

This waterfront festival is free for all to attend and will feature three days of live music, art, food, drink, community, and good vibes.

It’s part of the SummerSeries in Trillium Park at Ontario Place and will showcase a diverse, inclusive lineup of artists curated by Anishinaabe musician and composer Daniel Monkman.

When: August 18th to 20th, 2023
Where: Trillium Park, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West

Rastafest Reggae Festival

Canada’s largest celebration of Rastafari heritage and culture is happening in our city this weekend.9

Head on over to Little Jamaica for a multi-disciplined, family-fun event highlighting different aspects of the Rastafari and Reggae culture.

The Sound System Edition will take place on Friday, followed by the family-friendly fun festival on Saturday.

When: August 18th & 19th, 2023
Where: 1531 Eglinton Avenue West

Toronto Chinatown Festival

This weekend, the Toronto Chinatown Festival is making a comeback for two jam-packed days of delicious eats, activities, and cultural performances.

Programming and performances will take place on two separate stages — BMO Stage at 222 Spadina Avenue and TD Stage at Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West.

Visitors can expect to enjoy the traditional Dragon & Lion Dances, as well as magic shows, live music concerts, Kung-Fu performances, and Chinese instrument shows.

Prepare to eat your way through the lineup of vendors selling multicultural street food from countries all over Asia. Bring your appetite!

When: August 19th & 20th, 2023
Where: West of Spadina Avenue between St. Andrew Street & Sullivan Street

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Taste of Manila 2023

Taste of Manila 2023 will take over a piece of Bathurst Street at the corner of Wilson Avenue this weekend.

The beloved festival kicks off on August 19th and will stick around until August 20th for two days of fun.

Over 400,000 visitors from across North America are expected to join in the festivities. Attendees can expect live music, cultural arts, and delicious cuisine.

When: August 19th & 20th, 2023
Where: Bathurst Street & Wilson Avenue

Smorgasburg Toronto

The largest weekly open-air food market in America, Smorgasburg, is back at our waterfront for the second summer in a row.

The market, which is popular in cities like Brooklyn, LA, and Miami, takes place in Toronto every Saturday until early September.

Admission to the “food flea market” is free and there are over 50 hand-picked vendors on-site showcasing their delicious cuisine.

When: August 19th, 2023, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Captain John’s Pier, 7 Queens Quay East

Jonas Brothers

This is not a drill, Toronto! The Jonas Brothers are tearing up the stage at the Rogers Centre this Saturday.

Prepare for an unforgettable evening as the beloved Jo Bros treat our city to an incredible show.

When: August 19th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre

Japan Festival Canada

Japan Festival Canada is said to be the largest Japanese cultural event in North America and it’s taking place in Mississauga this weekend.

The event will celebrate the best of Japanese food, culture, technology, and heritage with a stacked lineup of programming.

Visitors can expect to see traditional and modern performances, live pop music performances, and plenty of delicious Japanese food.

Where: Celebration Square, Mississauga
When: August 19th & 20th, 2023