Is there anything better than weekends in the summertime? There are so many exciting things to do in Toronto this weekend and we can’t wait to dive in.

From street fairs to food festivals to major concerts (hello, Beyoncé!), the fun doesn’t stop.

We’re bringing you the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Scroll down and enjoy!

Wine Fest Toronto

Sip your way around the world at this annual wine-centric event starting on Friday.

The 3-day festival will showcase wines from all over the globe and celebrate the city’s thriving wine scene.

This event is “all you can taste,” so you’ll be sipping on all the reds and whites you can handle while munching on delicious eats.

When: July 7th to 9th, 2023
Where: RendezViews, 229 Richmond Street West

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Come one, come all to this vibrant outdoor art fair in the heart of downtown starting on Friday.

This event is “buzzing with art for all” and will feature art showcases, installations, guided tours, kids programs, live painting, dancing, and a Beer Garden.

When: July 7th to 9th, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillips Square

Friday Night Live at Garden Square

Kickstart your summer weekends with a BANG at Friday Night Live! Discover new genres and groove to the beats of talented up-and-comers and renowned GTA headliners. Each week brings a fresh new vibe, unforgettable performances, and the best gateway to a weekend to remember.

When: Starts at 7PM every Friday from July 7 to September 1
Where: Garden Square – 12 Main St N, Brampton
Cost: FREE!

Taste of Lawrence

One of Toronto’s most beloved summer festivals is back starting this Friday.

Taste of Lawrence is bringing the heat with over 100 street vendors, music, culture, and more. Here’s what to know about this highly anticipated fest.

We’re talking delicious cuisine, live entertainment, midway rides, kid workshops, and a whole lot more.

When: July 7th to 9th, 2023
Where: Lawrence Avenue East between Warden Avenue and Birchmount Road

Sponsored Pick: Earth Dreams: A Summer Party for Grief & Love

The Bentway is hosting a rave for climate grief on July 8! Earth Dreams: A Summer Party for Grief & Love is a free, late-night party with Brooklyn artist studio Nocturnal Medicine. Part dance party, part meditative journey, it’s a rave like you have never experienced. 

When: July 8th, 2023 8PM -2AM 
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5V 3K9
Cost: Free

Afrofest 2023

Get into it, Toronto! The largest African music festival in North America is back.

This 3-day festival will celebrate its 35th year running this July, and it will showcase a wide range of genres rooted in African and Black culture.

The best part? Admission is free!

When: July 7th to 9th, 2023
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

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Beyonce at the Rogers Centre

Listen up, BeyHive! The Queen herself is performing in Toronto this weekend.

The star will grace the stage at the Rogers Centre on Saturday, July 8th, and Sunday, July 9th.

In honour of her back-to-back shows, fans have a chance to shop at the new Renaissance Flagship store, an immersive one-of-a-kind experience at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street.

When: July 8th & 9th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre

TD Salsa on St. Clair

This weekend, a portion of St. Clair will transform into the ultimate hub for all things Latino. We’re talking food, drinks, performances, and of course, music!

The annual festival, like always, will be held between Winona Dr and Christie St. On both days, it’ll start at noon with Saturday ending around 10 PM and Sunday at 8:30 PM.

The event is free to attend.

When: July 8th and 9th, 2023
Where: St. Clair Ave West between Winona Road & Christie Street

Smorgasburg Toronto

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

The market, which is popular in cities like Brooklyn, LA, and Miami, takes place 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 8th, 2023, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Captain John’s Pier, 7 Queens Quay East

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 9th, 2023
Where: Corktown Common & Christie Pits Park