Nothing will rain on our parade this weekend, not even Mother Nature herself. It may be a little more gloomy than we’d like these days, but that’s not stopping us from enjoying all of the exciting things to do in Toronto this weekend. Concerts, museums, food fests — you name it, Toronto’s got it this weekend. Don’t you love our city in the summertime?

Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Toronto to make this weekend count.

Female Eye Film Festival

Festival season is about to be in full swing here in Toronto, and not just the live music kind. An international women’s film fest called Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) has arrived at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The festival is described as an “eclectic program of features, documentaries, [and] shorts” made by Canadian and foreign women and gender-diverse directors. The features at this year’s festival definitely live up to its tagline — “always honest, not always pretty.”

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W
When: June 9-12, 2022

Nora en Pure at Cabana Pool Bar

It’s going to be a jam-packed summer at Toronto’s Cabana Pool Bar. The waterfront venue is officially into its high season and this weekend, it will host a performance by one of the biggest DJs of the moment. On Sunday, Nora en Pure will hit the stage at Cabana for an outdoor performance overlooking the city skyline, accompanied by poolside drinks and good vibes.

Where: 11 Polson St
When: Sunday, June 12

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Attention Potterheads, this is not a drill! The highly-anticipated production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally in Toronto. This version of the world’s most award-winning play features an all-Canadian cast and it’ll bring the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life on the Mirvish stage.

Featuring “spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces,” this show will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

Where: 244 Victoria St
When: Select dates

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 Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

A magical new exhibit is coming our way, Toronto! Wizarding World, the official home of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, has announced an exhibit coming to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Visitors will be able to explore the natural wonders of the animal world and the mythical creatures they inspired, juxtaposing animal species from nature with the magical creatures that inhabit the Wizarding World.

When: June 11, 2022
Where: The ROM, 100 Queens Park

The World Naked Bike Ride 2022

It is an annual event that turns heads globally, and it’s returning to Toronto. The World Naked Bike Ride will be taking place this Saturday, June 11. According to organizers, the annual World Naked Bike Ride is a “global protest against the over usage of oil and urban pollution, promoting greater cycling safety on our roads, and encouraging body freedom for everyone.” This is set to be the biggest ride yet, so get ready for quite the spectacle!

When: June 11, 2022
Where: Starts at Coronation Park (by the waterfront at the centre of the park)

Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival

This elaborate ode to Indigenous fashion, crafts and textiles is back with four runway shows featuring 25 designers, a marketplace, academic panels and workshops. So, in addition to appreciating Indigenous fashion, you can also learn about it and snag a few covetable pieces for yourself.

When: June 9-12, 2022
Where: Harbourfront Centre

Cirque du Soleil

After a long hiatus, Cirque du Soleil has finally brought its iconic Big Top back to Toronto for a breathtaking performance. This Victoria Day, the city will be treated to Cirque du Soleil’s most critically acclaimed show, called KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. The performers will take the stage at Ontario Place for a “mind-boggling” limited series of shows that combine acrobatics with art, poetry, and humour.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: Until July 17, 2022

Sponsored Pick: Niagara Falls Music Live

Get ready for 3 days of live music with the Niagara Falls Music Live event on June 9, 10, and 11. Check out 20+ venues with 50+ performances including Big Wreck, Texas King, The Mandevilles, and many more.

Where: See all venues
When: June 9-11, 2022

Foodalicious Toronto

Food trucks, live music, midway rides, carnival games, mazes, and obstacle courses, all in one place! Foodalicious is taking over Downsview Park this weekend for a food-centric event like no other. Get ready to eat, drink, dance, and play the day away at this fun annual event.

When: June 10—12, 2022
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd

The ROM: Free Main-Floor Access

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is inviting the public to its main floor galleries and public spaces for FREE all season long in celebration of the museum’s new identity.

As part of the offering, visitors can stop by to see Kore 670, “a stunning sculpture from antiquity on loan from Greece.” Other main-floor exhibits include #MyPandemicStoryGallery of Chinese ArchitectureSigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, and more.

Where: 100 Queen’s Park
When: June 9—September 25, 2022