We have a BIG weekend coming our way, friends. Our itinerary is absolutely teeming with fun things to do in Toronto this weekend.
From Nuit Blanche to Pedestrian Sundays to Just for Laughs to the Queen West Art Crawl, it’s all going down from Friday to Sunday.
There’s no time to waste, y’all. It’s time to enjoy the beautiful weather and the vibrant city we call home.
Here are 13 of the very best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Now, get out there and enjoy every moment!
The Sunday street parties we know and love are back at Kensington Market.
The sounds of live music and smells of street food will fill the air and visitors will be treated to live performances, entertainment, art showcases, and displays from local creators.
This is the second-last Sunday street festival taking place in Kensington Market this season, so don’t miss out!
When: September 24th, 2023
Where: Kensington Market
Nuit Blanche is back! The famous city-wide art celebration will run all night long this Saturday, September 23rd.
There’s a lot to look forward to at this year’s Nuit Blanche. Art installations and interactive experiences will take place from 7 PM to 7 AM in every corner of the city.
Nuit Blanche is completely free to attend and will feature more than 80 art projects from close to 250 artists from a variety of disciplines.
When: September 23rd, 2023, 7 PM to 7 AM
Where: See all exhibitions and installations
Dust off your lederhosen and “Prost” at Oktoberfest! Bingemans Oktoberfest will have everything you need to get into the spirit, from food, beer, games, and a live entertainment lineup featuring headliners like Marianas Trench, David Wilcox, Finger Eleven, The Trews, and Germany’s Dorfrocker. Get your tickets and party like the Bavarians!
When: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Friday & Saturday on Sept 22 & 23, Sept 29 & 30, Oct 6 & 7
Where: 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener ON
Cost: Tickets start at $50
The annual two-day arts festival in Trinity Bellwoods Park is making a comeback for its “roaring 20th” anniversary!
This beloved event is in support of artists and residents in Toronto through art, music, and multiculturalism.
The inclusive arts and multicultural festival will feature an outdoor art exhibition, 2SLGBT+ friendly Kids’ Zone and a Main Stage with music and drag that is 50%+ BIPOC.
Come out and celebrate Toronto’s local talent and diversity!
When: September 23rd & 24th, 2023
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park
Book lovers, prepare yourselves! The Toronto International Festival of Authors is coming, and it’s got a lineup you won’t want to miss. Spend the day soaking up some creativity, or cherry-pick which speakers you want to see by getting a multi-day pass. While there will be hundreds of artists from around the world present, you can also catch 10 local authors from right here in the GTA! Get your passes and save the dates.
When: Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, October 1
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Cost: Single and multi-day passes available
From LA to NYC to Dallas to Chicago to Toronto, it’s a festival of all things vegan!
This weekend, Vegandale will bring over 120 vendors showcasing plant-based delights from around the globe, with free samples, live music, and art showcases galore.
It’s almost the end of festival season here in our city, so whether you’re vegan or not, this is an event worth hitting up.
When: September 23rd, 2023
Where: Polson Pier & Cabana Pool Bar
Your chance to save BIG on organic groceries, natural beauty, supplements & natural products is here folks- Healthy Days at Healthy Planet is on this weekned, and you can score 10-60% discounts when shopping at any of the 34 locations across Ontario.
When: Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, September 24, 2023
Where: all Healthy Planet stores – click here to find the nearest to you
Another restaurant festival is in our city and this time, we’re celebrating Asian local businesses and cuisine.
AsialiciousTO is running for two weeks this September and over 100 restaurants are participating.
It’s a city-wide event where restaurants introduce special menus with set price points starting at $10.
The participating venues include “restaurants, fast food, bubble tea, cafes, bakeries, and food courts of different Asian cuisines in Toronto,” according to the event’s website.
When: Until October 1st, 2023
Where: See participating venues
The Royal Alexandra Theatre is about to serve up some serious royal vibes starting tonight- SIX: The Musical IS HERE! Henry VIII’s wives trade their gowns for pop divas’ crowns as they share the tales of their lives at this iconic concert-style performance.
When: Opening Night on September 28, running until December 17, 2023
Where: Royal Alexandra Theatre – 260 King St W, Toronto
Cost: click here for all ticket options, starting at $69
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The ROM’s monthly after-dark party will run this Friday and this event’s theme is all about “being and belonging.”
Get ready for a night full of thrilling entertainment, live music, food and drinks, special activations, and of course, museum access!
When: September 22nd, 2023
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto will be a barrel of laughs this month as world-renowned comics bring the funny at 15 stages across the city.
Fans of The Office will get to enjoy an in-person show by Angela and Pam, along with other major headliners like Andrew Schulz, Leslie Jones, and Marlon Wayans.
There’s so much to see and so little time, so don’t miss out!
When: September 21st to 30th, 2023
Where: See all performances
End of summer blues got you down? This free festival will give you something to smile about.
As part of the Just For Laughs comedy festival, a free event featuring standup comedy, live music, and food trucks is coming to downtown Toronto.
Described as “totally accessible, totally free [and] totally hilarious,” the Just For Laughs street festival will feature 100,000 square feet of DJs and bands, as well as local and international comedians, food, and drinks.
When: September 22nd to 24th, 2023
Where: Front Street East & Berczy Park
Support local and decorate your home while you’re at it at the annual ArtWalk in the Square.
Over 80 Canadian artists will display their paintings, sculptures, mixed media pieces, and photography at the event.
Whether you’re shopping for the perfect piece or simply can’t get enough art in your life, this event is a great way to spend an afternoon.
When: September 22nd to 24th, 2023
Where: CF Shops at Don Mills