We’ve got an eventful weekend to look forward to, friends. From street fairs to outdoor concerts and cultural festivals, the list of things to do in Toronto this weekend is practically endless.

Without further delay, let’s dive right in.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Enjoy!

OSSFEST

One of Toronto’s most popular street festivals is gearing up to showcase the best of the Ossington strip this weekend.

The family-friendly and dog-friendly event will showcase the best of the Ossington strip.

We’re talking delicious food offerings from its restaurants, the opportunity to shop from local businesses, and enjoying a day of music and fun programming right into the evening.

When: July 22nd, 2023
Where: Ossington Street from Dundas Street West to Queen Street West

Fun Philippines Toronto Street Festival

Taking place in Little Manila, this event will celebrate Filipino culture through food, entertainment, installations, and activities.

Bring the family to this joyful celebration of the Philippines and its vibrant community here in Toronto.

When: July 22nd and 23rd, 2023
Where: Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue

Sponsored Pick: Hadestown at the Royal Alexandra Theatre 

Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown has made it to Toronto, but it’s only here for the summer. This show is a unique blend of two classic Greek myths rife with drama, romance, and heroism set to an unforgettable music score. If your vibe runs a little dark and moody, then this is the musical for you. 

When: Until Sunday, August 20th
Where: Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St W, Toronto
Cost: Ticket price varies by seat

Free Day Use at Ontario Parks

It’s coming back! Free day use at Ontario Parks is returning this Friday to give everyone a chance to enjoy our province’s top nature destinations at no cost.

On this day, there will be no charge for day-use visitation at all provincial parks (as long as they’re currently operating).

You’ll have until 10 PM to enjoy the parks with the complimentary pass that you’ll be issued when you arrive.

When: July 21st, 2023
WhereSee all provincial parks here

Toronto International BrazilFest

The city is heating up this weekend with the exciting return of a beloved festival.

BrazilFest is a weekend-long event that invites visitors to “experience the rich colors, captivating rhythms, and mouthwatering flavors of Brazil.”

Dive into the very best of Brazillian culture in the sunshine and greenery of Earlscourt Park.

When: July 22nd and 23rd, 2023
Where: Earlscourt Park, 1200 Lansdowne Avenue

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: Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Captain John’s Pier, 7 Queens Quay East

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Panamerican Food & Music Festival

It’s time to party at Panam Fest!

This is said to be “Canada’s largest annual festival celebrating the rich diversity of cuisine, music, and art in the Western Hemisphere,” according to the website.

Admission is free and the fun is non-stop, with delicious food and incredible music to enjoy all weekend long.

When: July 22nd and 23rd, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillps Square

All Day I Dream

One of the biggest all-day electronic music festivals, All Day I Dream is coming to Toronto this weekend.

It’ll be taking over the Fort York National Historic Site for an entire day of DJ sets and vibes.

Move to the sounds of Lee Burridge as he’s set to be the featured artist of the festival this year.

When: July 22, 2023, at 2 PM
Where: Fort York National Historic Site – 250 Fort York Boulevard

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Toronto’s beloved summer tradition of free movies in the park is officially back!

There are so many films to see this July and they will be played at Corktown Common and Christie Pits Park.

Films at Christie Pits are shown on Sunday evenings throughout the month — this weekend you’ll get to see Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Eats and treats will be offered as of 6 PM and the show starts at sundown at around 9 PM.

When: Sunday, July 22nd, 2023
Where: Corktown Common & Christie Pits Park

TD Union Summer

Toronto’s busiest transit hub is once again hosting a summer-long lineup of free events and experiences this year.

Stop by for food, drinks, music, and a variety of activities in the heart of the downtown core.

From blues to salsa, Motown to movies, Union Summer will have a little bit of everything!

When: Until August 28th, 2023
Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West