It’s on and popping this weekend in the city, and we’re coming in hot with the best of the best events and activities. It’s festivals and immersive experiences galore, with a side of IndyCar races and free ice cream cones. If you’re ready to dive into the best things to do in Toronto this weekend, then keep on scrolling.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around the city from Friday to Sunday.

Bloor West StreetFest

Bloor West Village will transform into a street festival this Saturday, packed with great food, an outdoor marketplace, live entertainment, family activities, a SuperDogs showcase, and even a classic car show. As the sun sets, the street will become an artisan night market with busker performances.

Where: Bloor West Village
When: July 16, 2022, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Free Ice Cream at Good Behaviour

It’s National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, July 17, and there are free cones up for grabs! You can get free ice cream at Good Behaviour locations in Toronto.

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, Good Behaviour will be giving out free scoops of its “Ontario Milk & Honey” flavour, made with tasty and high-quality Ontario dairy. The free cones will be available until supplies last on Sunday, July 17 at Good Behaviour’s three locations.

When: Sunday, July 17, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or while supplies last
Where: 342 Westmoreland Ave North, 874 Yonge St & 235 Queens Quay West (inside Boxcar Social)

The BIPOC Pop-up

If you’re hitting Kensington Market this weekend, you can support local BIPOC small businesses at this new pop-up market. There are a lot of products and services to check out at this event, including body and hair items, jewelry, crystals, divination readings, clothing, and more.

Where: 143 Augusta Ave
When: July 16 & 17, 2022, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Sponsored Pick: Experience Niagara from the sky with Niagara Helicopters or National Helicopters

Looking for a thrill this weekend? Experience the highest, most scenic, and exciting view of Niagara Falls and surrounding regions from a helicopter with Niagara Helicopters or National Helicopters. From checking out the falls to touring over wine country- this is definitely a must-try way to check out the region.

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Where: Niagara Falls

SHEIN Pop-up

The affordable fashion brand that has taken the world by storm is hosting its first-ever pop-up in Canada this July and lucky for us, Toronto is the chosen destination.

The event will showcase SHEIN’s fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products for the summer season, plus collections for men, kids, pets, and home. There will also be on-site manicure stations, giveaways, and deals.

Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst St
When: July 15-17, 2022, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Toronto International BrazilFest

The largest Brazilian festival in Canada is taking over Earlscourt Park this weekend. Entry to the event is free and you’ll get to experience the very best of Brazilian and international food, music, art, culture, and more.

When: July 16-17, 2022
Where: Earlscourt Park

The Honda Indy Toronto

One of the summer’s biggest events is making a comeback this week. After a two-year hiatus, the Honda Indy Toronto is returning on July 15. Running until July 17, the popular weekend event requires tickets, which you can still buy online.

According to the event, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on Sunday, July 17 again headlines the weekend filled with on-track and off-track activities.

When: July 15-17, 2022
Where: Exhibition Place


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The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience

Have you ever wanted to fall down the rabbit hole without all the complications that ensue from the Alice in Wonderland multiverse? Well lucky you because a brand new, immersive tea party experience has arrived on Yonge St.

Your ticket will come with a welcome cocktail, two Wonderland cocktails you’ll create yourself, and an ‘Eat Me’ cookie, plus activities and theatrical performances that’ll surprise and delight you throughout the 90-minute alternate reality experience.

When: Until October 6, 2022
Where: Thirty Six Knots, 1212 Yonge St

The FRIENDS Experience

The Friends experience that has popped up in cities around the U.S. has finally opened in Toronto! The event has every element that would make any Friends superfan go crazy, including set recreations and original props and costumes.

You’ll get to dance in front of the fountain, step into the show and explore 12 rooms of set recreations, pose on the couch, take photos to your heart’s content, shop for exclusive merch, and more. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect!

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the LEGO store)
When: July 15-17, 2022

Sponsored Pick: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre

Our city’s historic Ed Mirvish Theatre has been renamed the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, and it’s been creating quite a buzz with its current show – fan-fave Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Mirvish also announced a dazzling  lineup over the coming months, including 2 Pianos 4 Hands, & Juliet, God is a Scottish Drag Queen and 6 Guitars, to name a few.

As for the perks? CAA members can expect savings of up to 25% on select shows, VIP perks, and free coffee and coat check.

Where: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre
When: July 15-17, 2022