Get excited, friends, because there are some incredible things to do in Toronto this weekend that you can’t afford to miss.

From a boozy Real Housewives pop-up to delicious Diwali celebrations, the fun doesn’t stop.

So go ahead, dive into these picks of the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend and enjoy every moment!

Diwalicious Food Festival

Get ready for a mouthwatering Diwali celebration this weekend!

Put on by the Indo Canada Arts Council, Diwalicious is described as a “symphony of flavours.”

“Savor the aromatic spices, exquisite textures, and mouthwatering delights meticulously curated by expert chefs and culinary artisans,” the description says.

“From delectable street food to royal feasts, ‘Diwalicious’ promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the heart of India’s gastronomic wonders.”

When: October 21st, 2023
Where: Mel Lastman Square Rink, 5100 Yonge Street
Cost: FREE

Hayu House Presents: Bubbles & Beverly Hills pop-up

Real Housewives fans, your time is now!

Toronto’s getting its first Housewives-inspired pop-up in honour of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returning for a new season, for one day only. And definitely expect some freebies.

From 3 PM to 9 PM, you can enjoy free glasses of champagne and other glamourous treats while watching some of the show’s most memorable highlights.

When: October 20th from 3 PM to 9 PM
Where: 30 Hazelton Avenue (Cabine), Toronto
Cost: Free


Get lost in a sea of 30,000 pumpkins this weekend.

Pumpkinville features thousands of locally grown pumpkins designed into fascinating sculptures and installations by artists.

Not only is it the spot for those perfect fall photo ops, but it’s also an all-in-one destination for fall-themed fun, including food, entertainment, rides, games, and twinkly lights.

When: Thursday to Sunday until October 31st, 2023
Where: Scarborough Town Centre Outdoor Parking Lot (across from Best Buy)
Cost: $19.99 per adult

Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-up

Ready to have a freakishly good time? The Halloween bar of your dreams (or should we say nightmares) is now open in Toronto!

Black Lagoon serves up creepy cocktails in an equally creepy immersive space.

Be sure to wear your costume and bring your favourite freaks along for the fun!

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where: Bar Mordecai, 1272 Dundas Street West
Cost: Drink prices vary

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Film festival season isn’t over yet in Toronto.

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival takes place this weekend at venues around the city, showcasing Indigenous-made media from across the country and the world.

This festival is known as the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital + interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators.

When: Until October 29th, 2023
Where: See festival schedule here
Cost: $10 per ticket ($8 per student/senior)

Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival 

Planet in Focus is an environmental media arts organization that’s hosting a 10-day film festival in the city.

Get ready to dive into a world of artistic films that “question, explore and tell stories about the world in which we live.”

If you’re passionate about protecting our beautiful planet, want to learn more, or simply love film, this is a festival worth checking out.

When: Until October 22nd, 2023
WhereSee festival schedule here
Cost: $15 per ticket

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Next Stage Theatre Festival

Back for its 16th year, this local theatre fest is a must for performing arts lovers.

The event will take place this weekend at a brand new venue — the historic Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

“Enjoy six productions in this exceptionally rich and experimental season,” the description says.

It’s an experience in “music, movement, levity, and raw emotion from six talented companies who are poised and ready for their next stage.”

When: Until October 29th, 2023
Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Cost: $20 per ticket


A buzz-worthy artist is making his Canadian exhibition debut in our city.

KAWS (real name Brian Donnelly) is putting on a showcase at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and general admission is available now.

The exhibition will feature over 75 KAWS artworks including “wall murals, sketches, paintings, sculptures, his altered phone booth advertisements and product collaborations.”

When: Daily from 10:30 AM to 5 PM (closed Mondays)
Where: Gallery 224, Level 2, Art Gallery of Ontario
Cost: $30 per adult

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

This festival is back for 17th edition this weekend for five nights of action, horror, and sci-fi movies.

Sit back and enjoy the show as you watch thrilling flicks brought to us by filmmakers from all over the world.

It’s the perfect way to get into the spooky spirit!

When: Until October 22nd, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Cost: $14.99 per ticket

Chromeo: Funk Yourself Tour 

It’s time to get funky fresh. Chromeo is taking over Danforth Music Hall this weekend and we could not be more excited.

Throw on your dancing shoes because you’ll be putting in that fancy footwork.

When: October 20th & 21st, 2023
Where: The Danforth Music Hall