Can you believe it’s the first weekend of August? Summer is flying by, and now’s the time to make the most of it. There are tons of things to do in Toronto this weekend to make those lasting summer memories, from iconic returning events to brand new experiences, festivals, and more.

Dive into the very best things to do in and around Toronto this weekend so you don’t miss a beat!

Vegandale Toronto

Toronto’s annual celebration of food, music, arts, and culture is making a comeback this weekend. Vegandale will hit Historic Fort York & Garrison Common this Saturday!

A huge lineup of plant-based food vendors will take over the outdoor venue and serve up mouthwatering vegan bites, specialty beverages, sweet treats, and more. As you eat your way around the festival, live DJs will supply the tunes and an MC will be hosting games and giveaways on stage throughout the whole day.

Where: Historic Fort York & Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Blvd
When: August 6, 2022, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Big Bounce Canada

Free your inner child at this massive inflatable theme park dubbed the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle coming to the Toronto area this weekend.

The Big Bounce Canada by XL Event Lab, is touring Canada and will be stopping in Markham in August for two weekends. The fun-filled event features four massive inflatable attractions including the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, Sport Slam, The Giant, and airSPACE.

When: August 5-7, 2022
Where: Markham Fairgrounds – 10801 McCowan Rd

Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again Tour

Get ready to dance the night away with the iconic Swedish House Mafia this Friday at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto is in for an electrifying performance, so if you’ve been craving an opportunity to let loose and sing your heart out, you better scoop yourself a ticket.

Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: August 5, 2022

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TD JerkFest Toronto

Toronto’s only Jerk food and music festival is back at Centennial Park after a two-year hiatus. Attendees will experience a huge variety of live entertainment, musical performances, vendors, educational demonstrations, exciting activations, and more.

Where: Centennial Park, Etobicoke
When: August 5-7, 2022

Sponsored Pick: Check out the massive 99-acre botanical garden near Toronto

If you didn’t know, Niagara Parks is home to a 99-acre botanical garden, and it may just be as close as you can get to paradise. In addition to highlights such as the iconic Rose Gardens, the Butterfly Conservatory features over 2,000 vibrantly coloured butterflies that are free-flying throughout the lush paths and trickling waterfalls!

Where: The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Conservatory
When: August 7, 2022

Lady Gaga The Chromatica Ball

Calling all monsters! Queen Gaga herself is gracing the Rogers Centre stage this weekend. Sing, dance, and scream the evening away with the legendary pop icon we know and love. And let your freak flag fly because baby, you were born this way!

Where: Rogers Centre
When: August 6, 2022

Smorgasburg Toronto

Foodies are in for a huge treat in Toronto! Smorgasburg, America’s largest weekly open-air food market popular in cities like L.A. and Brooklyn, has arrived in the city for the first time ever, complete with an ice cream alley and fully-stocked SmorgasBAR.

Smorgasburg’s Toronto edition will run for eight weeks straight, bringing dozens of international food vendors to one place every single Saturday. Check out the full list of vendors here!

Where: 7 Queen’s Quay East
When: August 6, 2022

Electric Island

Toronto’s summer-long EDM fest is returning for another edition this weekend and there are so many performers to see. Shows will take place back to back all day long on the festival’s three outdoor stages on the Ontario Place grounds.

You’ll get to dance and picnic the day away while listening to the sounds of international house and techno artists, along with Canada’s top electronic music talent.

When: August 6, 2022
Where: West Island, Ontario Place

Boots & Hearts

Ontario’s favourite country music festival is back this weekend with some seriously iconic headliners. Get ready to stomp your boots and sing along with Shania Twain, Florida Georgia Line, and tons more. Don’t forget to reserve your campsite at the festival grounds for a true country experience.

When: August 5-7, 2022
Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro Medonte

Sponsored Pick: Grab your low-cost tickets to the Argos home game at BMO Field this Saturday

The TiCats are back in town this weekend to take on our very own Toronto Argos, and you don’t have to break the bank to have an unreal Saturday night. With tickets starting at only $20, you can keep your wallet full while enjoying some of the best weekend entertainment in town.

Where: BMO Field
When: August 6, 2022, 7 p.m.