It’s the final weekend of July and we’re closing out the month with a bang! There are so many exciting things to do in Toronto this weekend and we’ve got some great weather to look forward to, so needless to say, it’s going to be a good time.

Round up your pals and get moving because you won’t want to miss these amazing events.

Here are the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Have fun and stay hydrated!


You don’t need to travel all the way to Honolulu to experience the best of Hawaiian culture.

Toronto’s AlohaFest is back this summer for a celebration of Polynesian food, heritage, and way of life.

Enjoy live performances, shop at the vendor market, indulge in authentic eats, and enjoy some ukulele tunes.

When: July 29th, 2023, 11 AM to 7 PM
Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St

Festival of South Asia

This highly-anticipated event is said to be the largest street festival of its kind in North America.

Come down to Gerrard India Bazaar to enjoy South Asian food, drinks, entertainment, and good times.

The event will feature two jam-packed days of shopping, family-friendly activities, and delicious cuisine.

When: July 29th and 30th, 2023
Where: Gerrard Street East, Glenside Avenue to Coxwell Avenue

Sponsored Pick: Run Away to Lake Country

Run away to lake country for a weekend escape! Orillia is a charming lakeside town that’s only a 90-minute drive from Toronto. Enjoy stunning waterfront views, a vibrant culinary scene, and patios as far as the eye can see. Orillia limits street traffic downtown every Friday and Saturday night for their See You on the Patio event, which allows for extended patios, roaming art walks, and an ambiance that can’t be beat. 

When: Every Friday & Saturday night in summer
Where: Downtown Orillia

Lucky Lion Night Market

This night market will feature over 100 vendors and show-stopping lion dancers. It will be a celebration of food, culture, and tradition under the night sky.

The event series is held in different cities throughout the summer, and this week, it will take place in Richmond Hill.

When: July 27th to 30th, 2023
Where: Hillcrest Mall, 9350 Yonge Street

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market

The Sunday street parties we know and love are back at Kensington Market.

Pedestrian Sundays are back this summer 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: July 30th, 2023
Where: Kensington Market

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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 29th, 2023, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Captain John’s Pier, 7 Queens Quay East

Fall Out Boy at Budweiser Stage

Sugar, we’re going down swinging! The one and only Fall Out Boy is coming to our city this weekend for what is sure to be a wild show.

This iconic band is bringing the energy to our waterfront amphitheater this Sunday. Get ready to rock your heart out!

When: July 30th, 2023
Where: Budweiser Stage

Indonesian Food Festival

Toronto’s Yonge and Dundas Square will transform into the ultimate hub of all things Indonesian at this food festival.

Expect the best of Indonesian culinary, products and cultural activities.

You’ll have the chance to enjoy delicious foodie creations from 20 different food stalls and local vendors.

When:  July 29th, 2023 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Where: 1 Dundas Street East

Beaches Jazz Festival StreetFest

Toronto’s east end is getting a three-day street festival this weekend featuring live bands, food, and vendors. And it’s all happening at night!

This exciting street takeover is part of the Beaches International Jazz Festival, a month-long music fest that is held each year in July in the Beaches.

According to organizers, it is one of the largest free jazz festivals in Canada with almost a million attendees throughout the month.

When: July 27th to 29th, 2023, 6 PM to 11 PM
Where: Queen Street East between Woodbine Avenue and Beech Avenue

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 Brokeback Mountain!

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

When: July 30th, 2023
Where: Corktown Common & Christie Pits Park