Here comes another epic weekend! Between festival season, Pride Month and Father’s Day, the choices of things to do in Toronto this weekend is practically endless.

The sun is (somewhat) shining and the weather is (kind of) warm, so let’s let loose and have some fun.

Here are our picks of the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Have a good one, y’all!

Taco Fest

The beloved annual Taco Fest is coming to Toronto this Friday at a brand new location.

Get ready to feel the heat this summer and mouthwatering eats at the Taco Fest, coming back to the city this June 16th to 18th.

You’ll have the chance to enjoy more than 150 taco creations, taste test Canada’s largest hot sauce bar, sip on Margaritas, Sangrias, sip on tequila, and party it up!

When: June 16th to 18th, 2023
Where: The Grounds at Hotel X, 111 Princes’ Boulevard

Taste of Little Italy

Get ready to enjoy three full days of great food, live music, and shopping. The beloved annual food and street fest, Taste of Little Italy is back in Toronto this Friday.

Come through for live music on multiple street corners and on a main stage, extended patios, multicultural vendors, carnival rides for the entire family, and all the delicious Italian food you can handle.

When: June 16th to 18th, 2023
Where: Along College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street

Sponsored Pick: Under Armour Toronto 10K

Canada Running Series and Under Armour are hosting the Under Armour Toronto 10K around Toronto’s waterfront this weekend! 

This Saturday, starting at Bandshell Park you will take a run around Toronto’s Lake Shore Blvd.  Whether you’re running, donating to kidsporttoronto, or cheering for your friends, your support is making all the difference. 

What’s the hold up? Sign up today! 

When: Saturday, June 17th, 2023 
Where: Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place
100 Prince Edward Island Crescent
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
Cost: 10K – $70 | Kids Run – $30

North By Northeast (NXNE)

Support Canadian artists! The iconic north-end music festival we know and love is back.

NXNE is described as “Canada’s important discovery music festival,” showcasing essential emerging artists who are on the cusp of worldwide fame.

When: June 13th to 17th, 2023
Where: 115 Danforth Avenue

Sponsored Pick: Boat Party with WeAreHouse

Get ready for the ultimate summer boat party with We Are House! Come on board and enjoy our live DJs, a rocking bar and lounge, nonstop house music, and two floors of pure fun. Can’t make it? No problem! Grab yourself a Seasons Pass for an incredible price and solidify your spot for ALL 3 remaining parties.

When: Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 8:30PM
Where: Departing from Harbourfront Centre – 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Cost: $37.50/ticket for groups of 4+ people, $44.95/ticket for individuals.
Use code “HOUSE15” at checkout for 15% off, unlimited use on all ticket options (excluding season pass).

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Luminato Festival

Art enthusiasts can look forward to another week of Luminato Festival.

Luminato is an international arts festival that showcases performances, media and visual arts, and programming that “cuts across traditional artform boundaries,” according to the description.

From local Canadian artists to emerging artists from around the world, Luminato is where global talent takes centre stage.

When: Until June 18th, 2023
Where: 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke

Little Tennessee

Toronto will get a big dose of southern charm this weekend as Little Tennessee takes over Liberty Village.

The neighbourhood will be completely transformed into the southern U.S. state known for its country music scene, flavourful food, and vibrant cities like Nashville and Memphis.

The four-day event will have free admission and will give visitors “a taste of Tennessee’s biggest flavors.”

It will be packed with live music, authentic southern eats, and plenty of activities to explore all that this state has to offer.

When: June 15th to 18th, 2023
Where: Carpark 181 in Liberty Village in front of Allan A. Lamport Stadium Park

BACKYARD Part 2: Pride Celebration

BACKYARD is back at Toronto’s stackt market and they’re dedicating a one day out of its five-day

STACKT’s 5-part summer festival celebrating community + culture is returning for 2023. Vendor markets, music, food specials, performances, workshops + more.

When: June 17th, 2023 from 2 PM to 10 PM
Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst Street

Perfectly Queer Workout at Kimpton Saint George

Sweat for a good cause this weekend!

Join Rory Bray and Nariko Chaffe for a charity workout class benefitting The 519, an advocacy group for the LGBTQ2S+ communities of Toronto.

Post-workout refreshments will also be included — be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time, and donations range from $10 to $30.

When: June 17th, 2023, starting at 10:30 AM
Where: Kimpton Saint George Hotel

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

Take Dad to a day at the races! The Dragon Boat races, that is.

This beloved annual tradition will once again take over Centre Island for a thrilling dragon boat race festival.

In addition to the race, the event will also feature music, demonstrations, and authentic Chinese cultural performances throughout the day.

When: June 17th and 18th, 2023
Where: Centre Island, Toronto Islands

13th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show

If your dad loves cars, this event is a must this Father’s Day.

In support of Melanoma Canada, the Yorkville Exotic Car show will feature 85 classic and exotic Corvettes, Jaguars, McLarens, Porsches, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Aston Martins.

In addition to the red carpet displays, there will also be performances by Karl Wolf and other local artists as well as street performers.

When: June 18th, 2023, 15 PM to 5 PM
Where: Bloor Street from Avenue Road to Bay Street