Is it just us or did June just fly by? We’re just days away from the first day of July and we can’t wait for what’s in store. It’s about to be a hot, hot, hot summer. We’re ready for all the things to do in Toronto this July from outdoor concerts, activities, festivals and more.

Toronto is gearing up for a big month and there’s so much to get excited about.

Here are 23 of the best things to do in Toronto this July.

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Toronto Ribfest 

Toronto Ribfest is running Canada Day weekend including on the holiday.

Try out some of the best ribs from around the country while enjoying free festivities such as “extraordinary performers, mesmerizing magic shows, and a breathtaking fireworks display at sundown.”

When: July 1st from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd
Cost: Free admission

Rhythms of Canada Festival

Get to the Aga Khan Museum for free admission to the Museum Collections Gallery, a Festival Market, family activities, and a Canada Day Ceremony.

When: July 1st from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr
Cost: Free admission to the Museum Collections Gallery during the festival

Trillium Park Yoga

According to Ontario Place, Trillium Park will have free yoga classes from now until to September 29th on select Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

The one hour classes offer “a mix of hatha and vinyasa yoga.”

When: Saturdays & Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM
Where:
 Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Cost: Free

Janet Jackson

Catch Janet Jackson on July 3rd as she hits the stage at the Scotiabank Arena. You can still find some tickets starting at $45+ in the 300s.

When: July 3rd at 8:00 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St
Cost: $45+

Summerlicious

Summerlicious is back in Toronto and they’ve partnered with some of the city’s best restaurants for really great meal deals. There are a number of Toronto restaurants taking part in this event, offering lunch and dinner specials worth trying.

When: July 5th to 21st
Where: Select restaurants
Cost: Starting at $20+

Beaches Jazz Festival 2024

The festival is made up of five events taking place between July 5th and 28th including Salsa in the Beach, StreetFest, OLG Weekend Series, TD Weekend Series, and Sounds of Leslieville and Riverside.

The 2024 Beaches Jazz Festival lineup includes performances from over 1,000 musicians from local and international scenes.

When: July 5th – 28th, 2024
Where: Toronto’s east end
Cost: Free

Taste of Lawrence

This three-day street festival along Lawrence will feature international food, music and culture.

  • Over 150 street vendors
    Exceptional International food options
  • Main stage featuring the nation’s best tribute bands and local talent
  • Main stage beer garden

These are just a few of the festivities happening, so be sure to head over between the 5th and 7th.

When: July 5th – 7th, 2024
Where: Lawrence Ave between Birchmont and Warden
Cost: Free

Taste of the Middle East Toronto

According to Taste of The Middle East’s website, the mission for the festival is “To increase access for the Canadian Arab communities to opportunities where they can participate and feel a sense of belonging and to present, showcase and celebrate Arabic Music, Art and Culture in Canada.”

When: July 5th – 7th, 2024
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W
Cost: Free

Salsa on St Clair

Who’s ready to dance, eat and party?!

Salsa on St Clair brings in over 350 Canadian and international performers and has a marketplace of fiery authentic eats and treats to indulge in.

Want to know what to expect? A full lineup of performances can be found here.

When: July 6th & 7th, 2024
Where: St Clair Ave W between Winona Rd and Christie St
Cost: Free

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show free movies 

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is showcasing free movies at different parks in the city this summer!

Free flicks will play at Christie Pits on Sundays starting July 7th and Thursdays at Corktown Common beginning July 11th.

Check for movie titles and times here.

When: Sundays starting July 7th (Christie Pits) & Thursdays starting July 11th (Corktown Common)
Where: Christie Pits & Corktown Common
Cost: Free

Northern Heat Rib Series

Toronto welcomes all to enjoy a weekend full of perfectly cooked ribs from the best BBQ Ribbers around.

A world of flavours just ready to be explored!

When: July 12th to 14th, 2024
Where: 1 Dundas St E
Cost: Free

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair is back this July! Feast your eyes on these works of art at Nathan Phillips Square on July 12th to 14th.

When: July 12th to 14th, 2024
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Cost: Free

Salsa on the Beach

Woodbine Park transforms into a dance floor featuring the energetic Latin melodies of Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia for three days in July!

Salsa on the Beach is free to attend and will also feature food trucks and a beer garden.

When: July 12th to 14th, 2024
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St E
Cost: Free

Alanis Morissette

Catch Alanis Morissette do what she does best, live in Toronto at the Budweiser Stage.

When: July 13th at 7:00 PM
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd W
Cost: $103+

Toronto Flower Market

The beloved annual outdoor market is back this July, offering shoppers a chance to purchase Ontario-grown plants and flowers.

Running until the fall season, the market celebrates and supports locally grown plants, connecting growers and florists with the city.

When: July 13th, 2024
Where: Queen St & Shaw St
Cost: Varies

Importfest Car Show

Canada’s “biggest and baddest” car show will be in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on July 13th, 2024.

“Come and see hundreds of highly modified cars from across Canada and the USA, alongside exhibitors showcasing the latest performance, tuning, and lifestyle products at this year’s ImportFest 2024 Toronto Car show,” shares organizers.

When: July 13th, 2024
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Cost: $37+tax

Shomigo Markets

According to Shomigo Markets, “Dive into a treasure trove of vintage finds, and explore a curated selection of local clothing, jewelry, candles, and much more”

This market spans three weekends in July at Roy Thomson Hall with admission starting at $6.38 per ticket.

When: July 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th, 2024
Where: Roy Thomson Hall,  60 Simcoe St
Cost: $6.38+ per ticket

Evergreen Brick Works Craft Beer Fest

Calling all craft beer lovers! Evergreen is launching its first-ever Craft Beer Fest this July at Evergreen Brick Works! Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out, the 2024 Craft Beer Fest, taking place amongst the vibrant backdrop of Evergreen Brick Works, is the perfect outing.

When: July 14th, 2024 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave
Cost: $43.63+ per ticket

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are bringing the heat to Toronto with two nights of shows! You don’t want to miss out.

When: July 15th & 17th at 7:00 PM
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd W
Cost: $253+

2024 Ontario Honda Dealers Indy Toronto

Drivers! Start. Your. Engines! The 2024 Ontario Honda Dealers Indy takes to Toronto streets this summer, transforming city roads into an epic race track for a weekend of races and fun.

The race weekend features a 2.84 km, 11-turn temporary street course constructed throughout and around Exhibition Place grounds and along Lake Shore Boulevard.

When: July 19th to July 21st, 2024
Where: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Cost: $80+

Big on Bloor

According to Big on Bloor, this art-focused street fest in Bloordale celebrates “community magic, creativity and diversity through arts and culture, providing opportunities to local disenfranchised artists and showcasing the small businesses that make Bloordale so amazing.”

Take a stroll and enjoy outdoor murals, window displays, public installations and other projects!

When: July 20th & 21st, 2024
Where: Bloor St W between Dufferin and Lansdowne
Cost: Free

Aloha Fest Toronto

Get ready to embrace the wonderful and exciting Polynesian culture at the annual Aloha Fest in Toronto. Dance, eat and learn more about what the island of Hawaii has to offer this July.

When: July 20th, 2024 – 11 AM to 7 PM
Where: Mel Lastman Square – 5100 Yonge St, North York, ON
Cost: Free

Festival of South Asia

The streets of Toronto’s Little India turn into a celebration of food, culture and music for two days only in July.

When: July 20th & 21st, 2024
Where: Gerrard St E

All Day I Dream – Toronto

Back with a new and exciting theme, All Day I Dream of Toronto Chic, the popular event returns to the city this July.

Lee Burridge is back this year and is set to be the featured artist of the festival this year.

When: July 20th, 2024
Where: Fort York National Historic Site – 250 Fort York Boulevard
Cost: $89.62

Streetfest

Between July 25th and 27th Queen Street East will close down nightly from 7 PM to 11 PM for a night full of delicious food, musical performances and dancing!

Check out the lineups and map here.

When: July 25th to 27th, 2024
Where: Queen Street East
Cost: Free

Fun Philippines

The third annual Fun Philippines Toronto Food and Music Festival will showcase everything Filipino. According to Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance, this year’s theme is “Experience Philippines: Pearl of the Orient Seas”.

Fun Philippines’ goal is to spread cultural education through fun programs and installations.

Attendees will be treated to traditional folk dances, musical shows, and stunning parades starting July 26th through to the 28th.

When: July 26th to 28th, 2024
Where: Harbourfront Centre

Sorauren Park – free outdoor movies

Mark your calendars because every fourth Saturday of June, July, August, and September, Sorauren Park will treat moviegoers to an evening of cinematic flicks for absolutely free.

And what’s a movie without some delicious snacks, right? Feed your movie hunger with a fresh slice of pizza from the park’s very own oven. But make sure to get there early as it’s first come, first served.

When: July 27th, 2024
Where: 289 Sorauren Ave

Tate McRae

You can still get your hands on concert tickets for Tate McRae’s upcoming Toronto concert.

When: July 27th at 8:00 PM
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd W
Cost: $189+

OssFest 2024

Mark your calendars and get ready to immerse in the vibrant energy of OssFest this summer. What was once named the ‘coolest in the world‘, Ossington Ave will transform into the ultimate summer destination.

On July 27th, from 11 AM to 12 AM, Ossington Ave between Queen St W and Dundas St W will transform into a street festival featuring local businesses and food offerings.

When: July 27th, 2024 from 11 AM to 12 AM
Where: Ossington Street from Dundas Street West to Queen Street West
Cost: Free

CityShred

Turn up the heat this summer with CityShred and reach your fitness potential. Celebrity Trainer Hannah Eden will lead this summer’s SUMMER SHRED at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium on July 28th, 2024.

Tickets include swag bags for first 400 attendees, free samples + demos from leading health + wellness brands, free class passes to your favourite studios and more.

When: July 28th, 2024 at 7:30 AM
Where: 299 Bloor St W
Cost: $25+

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays

Pedestrian Sundays are beloved in Kensington Market!

The streets of Kensington turn into a party of dancing, music and vendors on the last Sunday of the month in the summer meaning July’s rendition will take place on July 28th.

When: July 28th, 2024
Where: Kensington Market
Cost: Free

Indonesian Food Festival

The Indonesian Consulate General in Toronto is bringing back its Indonesian Food Festival at Yonge & Dundas Square on July 20th.

You’ll have the chance to enjoy delicious foodie creations from different food stalls and local vendors.

When:  July 20th, 2024
Where: 1 Dundas Street East
Cost: Free

Casa Loma Symphony in the Garden

Monday evenings in the summer, Casa Loma plays host to the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra, under the artistic direction of Maestro Paolo Busato.

According to Casa Loma, guess can “enjoy stunning views of the city, majestic castle and the beautiful estate gardens while listening to the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra under the stars.”

If you’re attending you’ll also have a selection of al fresco food and drink options while onsite.

When: Every Monday between June 3rd – September 2nd at 7:30 PM
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Cost: $45-$250 per ticket

Salsa on Market St

There’s a new Latin street festival coming to Toronto’s St Lawrence Market. Salsa on Market Street will bring “non-stop street dancing to Market Street across three scintillating Sundays, where the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood will pulsate with the irresistible energy of Latin dance and music,” shares organizers.

When: July 30th, 2024
Where: St Lawrence neighbourhood
Cost: Free

Toronto Blue Jays

Cheer on the boys in blue as the Toronto Blue Jays face off against the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers, this July.

When: July 1-4, 19-21, 23-28, 2024
Where: Rogers Centre
Cost: $20+