It’s the first weekend of June and the summer fun is just beginning. From jamming out to live music to flying kites in the park, there are countless things to do in Toronto this weekend in the great outdoors.
And luckily for us, we’ve got some hot and sunny weather coming our way!
So, grab that sunscreen and your best pals — it’s time to get into some fun things to do in Toronto this weekend.
Festival season has arrived and Toronto has a new one to look forward to this weekend.
Lavender Wild will debut in the city for the first time this Sunday, just in time for the start of Pride Month.
This one-day, all-ages festival will showcase a diverse range of 2SLGBTQ+ artists, musicians, and vendors at Toronto’s waterfront concert venue, RBC Echo Beach.
When: June 4th, 2023
Where: RBC Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Cost: $125.25+ each
A free music festival and South Asian celebration is coming to the city!
Dance to Bhangra and Bollywood, enjoy live performances from major South Asian artists, snack on traditional cuisine, and participate in cultural activities.
When: June 3rd, 2023, 11 AM to 11 PM
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Get ready for the ultimate shopping spree at Pop-Up Giant’s 3-in-1 warehouse sale! Bargain hunters and brand loyalists rejoice because you can find amazing deals on everything from fashion to cosmetics with the Revlon Cosmetics Sale, the Designer Clothing Sale, and the famous $10 Pop-Up Shop. Stock up on summer style without breaking the bank.
When: Friday, June 2nd -till Sunday, June 11th
Friday, June 2nd till Saturday June, 3rd: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, June 4th: 11 am – 6 pm
Monday, June 5th till Saturday, June 10th: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, June 11th: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: The International Centre, Hall 1. 6900 Airport Road in Mississauga, Ontario
Cost: Admission is free, with complimentary parking on-site
You can relive childhood memories and reach exciting new heights at this two-day kite festival coming to Brampton this weekend.
Grab your trusty kite and head to the Brampton KiteFest on June 3rd and 4th at the Brampton Fairgrounds.
The sky will be filled with colourful kites all of shapes and sizes as the festival celebrates nine years of kite-flying fun.
When: June 3rd and 4th from 12 PM to 4 PM
Where: Brampton Fairgrounds – 12942 Heart Lake Road
Canada Running Series and Under Armour are hosting the Under Armour Toronto 10K around Toronto’s waterfront!
Grab your running buddy and register for the Under Armour Toronto 10K this Saturday! Starting at Bandshell Park you will take a run around Toronto’s Lake Shore Blvd. When you cross the finish line, participants will receive a unique Under Armour finisher medal! The event will feature cheer sites along the course, followed by a party in Bandshell Park with a DJ, sponsored activations, food and drink and photo opportunities.
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
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Music lovers, you’re in for a treat! A summer concert series with free live jazz shows is taking place in Toronto.
Every weekend from now until Labour Day, visitors can enjoy free, live, outdoor jazz performances in the charming Distillery District.
The concert series will be “packed with a lineup of top jazz talent,” and is curated by Grammy award-winning Music Director Kevin Ray Clark.
When: June 2nd to 4th, 2023, 1 PM & 4:30 PM
Where: The Distillery Historic District
Canada’s first ethnic food and wine festival is returning this Saturday.
This open-air festival is “a one-day extravaganza with 30 food and wine vendors, incredible DJs, deep-dive food and wine seminars,” creating a massive celebration of people and cultures.
When: June 3rd, 2023
Where: The Stanley Barracks Garden at Hotel X, Toronto
Ready to add the world’s most comfortable pants to your wardrobe? DUER has just arrived on Ossington Ave! Check out the store for top of the line performance denim & lifestyle apparel, and stay for drinks, prizes, live music, and 20% off your purchase on grand opening day.
When: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Where: 44 Ossington Ave, Toronto
A whimsical new walkway has popped up in Toronto. The Colourway is a series of rainbow arches made out of pool noodles, and that’s just the beginning of what makes this installation so cool.
For the next several weeks, the installation will act as a hub for free events and giveaways, with weekly live concerts, freebies, and fun vibes.
Every Saturday in June, a Golden Ticket Hunt will grant visitors the chance to hunt for a special envelope at participating businesses for the chance to win a prize.
Where: 1479 Yonge Street
When: June 1st to July 7th, 2023
The Big Top is officially back. Cirque du Soleil has returned to Toronto with one of its most successful touring shows, called KOOZA.
KOOZA “combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition, and power,” according to the description.
The highlights of the show include Hoops Manipulation, Double Highwire, the Skeleton Dance, and the famous Wheel of Death, an “enormous spinning contraption” that always has the audience on the edge of their seats.
When: Until June 18th, 2023
Where: Under the Big Top – 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke