An exciting weekend is taking place in our city and we don’t want you to miss a beat. That’s why we’re bringing you a list of the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend.

No need to thank us — it’s our job to make sure that you have as much fun in your city as possible.

And it all starts right here. Without further delay, let’s get into our picks of the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend.

Enjoy it, friends.

Taste of the Middle East Summer Festival

Celebrate Arabic music, art, culture, and cuisine at this summer festival.

The event will take place in Nathan Phillips Square starting this Friday and will feature food trucks, a bazaar, and entertainment.

When: July 14th to 16th, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillips Square

Bloor West Streetfest

Bloor West Streetfest returns to the city on Saturday with a ton of family-friendly activities, food, live performances, and more.

The one-day event is a great opportunity to meet and support local businesses in the community, too. You’ll have the chance to shop at the artisan vendor market, west Toronto artist market, and sidewalk sale.

Make sure to come hungry and ready to eat because there will be a handful of food vendors in attendance, serving you the best of the best in the community.

When: July 15th, 2023, 10 AM to 10 PM
Where: Bloor Street West between Runnymede & Jane Streets

Sponsored Pick — Hamilton: The Musical

If you haven’t watched Hamilton, what are you waiting for? This universally-acclaimed musical has it all: culture, history, education, and great, catchy songs that will keep you entertained the whole time. Experience Broadway in Toronto with Mirvish Productions this summer!

When: on now until August 20, 2023, with showtimes on Tues-Sat at 7:30PM and Wed, Sat & Sun at 1:30 PM
Where: Princess of Wales Theatre – 300 King Street West
Cost: click here for all ticket options

BIG on Bloor

One of the city’s biggest free street festivals is coming this weekend and it’ll be showcasing the community’s art and culture scene.

Attendees can expect to see outdoor murals, window displays, and public installations, including activities and other displays.

On top of that, you can expect live performances, food markets, BIG Bazaar Thrift, art workshops, kid zones, and new this year: CAMP BLOOR!

When: July 15th and 16th, 2023
Where: Bloor Street West between Dufferin and Lansdowne

Sponsored Pick — Northern Heat Ribfest

Is your weekend incomplete without a summer BBQ? Forget about cooking and stop by the Northern Heat Ribfest in downtown Toronto for juicy ribs and cold craft beer instead. Known for being North America’s largest rib and beer tour, you can expect some great eats alongside live music and entertainment. This event is happening all weekend and is completely free to attend.

When: Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 16th, Friday: 12 PM to 11 PM, Saturday: 12 PM to 11 PM, Sunday: 12 PM to 9 PM
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E Toronto
Cost: FREE

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Mixto Festival

Get excited, Toronto — Mixto is back! This celebration is all about community and diversity through art, music, and performances.

It’s described as a “delicious combination of ingredients, a feast for the whole community that showcases different music scenes in Toronto.”

If you’ve got an appetite for music, community, and fun, this is one you don’t want to miss.

When: July 15th and 16th, 2023
Where: 260 Emerson Avenue

Catch an incredible drone light show

A dazzling light show will take place in our city’s skies this weekend.

Illumin and Hotel X will launch Toronto’s first-ever drone light show above a hotel rooftop this weekend.

The show will feature a large-scale display in the sky with stunning imagines, shapes, and moving objects in the sky.

The 15-minute display will launch from above the Beanfield Centre rooftop, but the best views are from Hotel X’s rooftop restaurant, Valerie.

When: July 15th, 2023 at 10 PM
Where: Beanfield Centre & Valerie at Hotel X Toronto

Honda Indy Toronto

Racing fans, start your engines. The highly anticipated Honda Indy kicks off this Friday.

This year’s Honda Indy promises an action-packed weekend that you won’t want to miss.

The main event, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race, will take place on Sunday, July 16th.

But that’s not all – there will be racing from various series, including the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, along with interactive entertainment, food trucks, beer gardens, and plenty of family fun.

When: July 14th to 16th, 2023
Where: Exhibition Place

Halal Ribfest

A delicious event is on its way to Downsview Park and this year, it will be bigger than ever.

Indulge in delicious Halal BBQ, and enjoy a vendor market, live shows, music, giveaways, buskers, and a bouncy castle for the kids.

When: July 14th to 16th, 2023
Where: Downsview Park

Smorgasburg Toronto

Attention, foodies of Toronto! The largest weekly open-air food market in America, Smorgasburg, is gracing our waterfront for the second summer in a row.

The market, which is popular in cities like Brooklyn, LA, and Miami, is back 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: July 15th, 2023, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Captain John’s Pier, 7 Queens Quay East