It’s the final weekend of August and the city is celebrating in a big way. There are so many fun things to do in Toronto this weekend, including a massive mural festival, cultural events, and outdoor parties.
Whether you want to connect with like-minded locals or let loose and enjoy the warm weather, there’s something on this list for you.
So, dive right into the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend because we’re ending August on a high note!
This one’s for the fans! FAN EXPO is in our city this weekend and it’s a massive playground of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming, and cosplay.
Celebrity guests include Hayden Christensen, Chevy Chase, Christina Ricci, Zachary Levi, Gwendoline Christie, and Danny Trejo, as well as many superstar voice actors.
When: August 24th to 27th, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
It’s that time, Toronto — K Fest is back! Known as Canada’s biggest Korean festival, this event welcomes people of all ages to enjoy delicious food, performances, market vendors, and fun games.
It wouldn’t be a true Korean festival without K-pop performances, and this event will have shows by three K-pop groups.
This is the 60th year of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada, and it’s the perfect chance to celebrate!
When: August 25th to 27th, 2023
Where: Mel Lastman Square
A visit to ROM is always epic, and now the whole fam can have a grand ol’ time- WonderWorks just opened, and it’s packed with interactive, play-based activities for children 3 to 8 years old to learn while having fun.
When: Open daily from 10 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Level 2, Royal Ontario Museum
Cost: click here for all ticket options
The Sunday street parties we know and love are back at Kensington Market.
Pedestrian Sundays are back for the season and will continue well into the fall.
The sounds of live music and smells of street food will fill the air and visitors will be treated to live performances, entertainment, art showcases, and displays from local creators.
When: August 27th, 2023
Where: Kensington Market
If you love dinosaurs but were born a few million years too late, then we have the next best thing! York-Durham Heritage Railway Association is offering a one-of-a-kind Dino Train experience where you can dig for fossils, see life-size animatronic dinosaurs, and take a dino-themed ride on a vintage locomotive that’s fun for all ages. Learn more about these prehistoric giants and indulge your inner child for a day.
When: Saturday, August 26th to Sunday, September 3rd
Where: Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge
Cost: $48.99 for adults, $39.99 for kids
Yorkville Murals will bring all kinds of fun to our city this weekend, including fun games, street parties, and — you guessed it — captivating murals!
Described as an “electrifying explosion of creativity and joy,” this festival will transform 50,000 square feet of concrete jungle into a “remarkable weekend of arts and entertainment.”
As you might remember from previous years, a giant block party will take place at the Cumberland Parkade from 5 PM to 11 PM on August 26th.
“Dance the night away under the stars with free DJs, captivating entertainment, and an electrifying open-air atmosphere,” the description says.
When: August 26th to 27th, 2023
Where: Yorkville Avenue from Bellair Street to Hazelton Avenue
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This beloved cultural festival will take over Harbourfront Centre this weekend.
Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and traditions of Taiwan.
This year, the festival will also feature new programming called Indulge in Indonesia and Discover Malaysia.
When: August 26th to 28th, 2023
Where: Harbourfront Centre
Toronto’s beloved late-summer carnival is officially back, and as you’d expect, the food and drinks are completely over the top!
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
Cheers to the summer! The popular neighbourhood street party known as Leslieville Beer Festival returns this weekend.
The event will take over Dundas Street East from Logan Avenue to Carlaw Avenue, featuring regional brewers, community food vendors, and local artisans.
Your ticket grants you a commemorative sample mug and two sample tokens.
When: August 26th, 2023
Where: Dundas Street East from Logan Avenue to Carlaw Avenue
On August 26th and 27th, Tamil Fest hosted by Canadian Tamil Congress, will bring its beloved event to Markham, right on Markham Road.
According to organizers, “Tamil Fest focuses on promoting diversity by sharing the rich Tamil Culture among fellow Torontonians and Canadians, through great exposure to cultural food, artistic talents, and traditional activities.”
This year they are back and bigger than ever with delicious cuisine, traditional to modern Tamil arts, and even the addition of a third stage for more entertainment and performances.
When: August 26th & 27th, 2023
Where: A stretch of Markham Rd, Markham