June is HERE! Well, almost. We’re just days away and we can’t wait for what’s in store. We’re ready for all the things to do in Toronto this June from outdoor activities, festivals and more. Toronto is gearing up for a big month and there’s so much to get excited about.

Here are 20 of the best things to do in Toronto this June.

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Harbourfront Centre Block Party

Let’s party, Toronto! Toronto Harbourfront Centre is celebrating 50 years in a big way – with a block party! Live music, food trucks, dance lessons and cake, need we say more?

When: June 1st, 2024 at 5:15 PM
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Cost: Free

Canadian Music Week

This late-spring music festival is back this June. Canadian Music Week is known for showcasing hundreds of bands across dozens of venues throughout the five-day event, and this year, it promises to deliver a world-class experience in the heart of the city once again.

When: June 1st to 8th, 2024
Where: Several venues across Toronto
Cost: $75+

Do West Fest

Spring is here, and so is the return of street festival season. One of Toronto’s most beloved street-wide celebrations is making its way to Dundas St West this June. Dubbed “Toronto’s official start to summer,” Do West Fest (formerly Dundas West Fest), promises to deliver three days of non-stop fun to the west end!

Where: Dundas St West, Ossington to Lansdowne
When: June 7th to 9th, 2024
Cost: Free

Luminato in the Square

Time to celebrate art, culture, and community! Taking place at David Pecaut Square, this festival offers free entry for attendees to relish in concerts, performances, installations and interactive workshops.

When: June 7th – 16th
Where: David Pecaut Square, 215 King St W
Cost: Free

DESIFEST – Toronto

Mark your calendars for June 8th as DESIFEST, Canada’s leading South Asian music festival, is returning for its 18th annual showcase at Yonge-Dundas Square.

This year’s event promises to be exceptional, featuring an all-Canadian lineup for the first time ever.

When: June 8th, 2024 from 11 AM to 11 PM
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Cost: Free

Halal Food Tour Toronto Night Market 

Toronto’s harbourfront will play host to the Halal Food Tour, a two-day night market featuring all things halal food! Show up hungry

When: June 8th & 9th from 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W
Free entry

North By Northeast (NXNE)

Support Canadian artists! The iconic north-end music festival we know and love is returning in late-spring this year.

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

When: June 12th to 16th, 2024
Where: Several venues across Toronto
Cost: $20+

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 spring.

Starting on June 14, the family-friendly street and food festival takes over parts of College Street, welcoming all to their little neighbourhood for a weekend of fun.

When: June 14th to June 16th, 2024
Where: Along College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street
Cost: Free

Til Sunset

Check out this mini-festival on the Toronto Islands on June 15th and 16th 2024.

“This Signature Event is always a hit this year will be no different with our headliner TEMPA making it HOT,” shares organizers.

“Saturday features a lineup of talented A-List artists from the Black 2SLGBTQI+ Toronto community, highlighting their valuable contributions to the 2SLGBTQI+ community and Toronto’s artistic scene. It will also feature up-and-coming soca artist Tempa, straight from Trinidad.”

As for Sunday, check out their all-star lineup of Canadian DJs!

The Toronto Tattoo Show

From artists to tattooers to piercers, The Toronto Tattoo Show has it all.

Tickets can be purchased here.

When: June 14th – 16th
Where: Toronto Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front St W
Cost: $25+ per ticket

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Summer is in the air, we can feel it! Toronto’s beloved summer tradition of free movies in the park is back this June. Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) will host its 21-date open-air outdoor movie specials at four parks across the city. And they’re kicking it off at Fort York this June.

Eats & Treats at 7 PM / Showtime at Sundown. Food & alcoholic beverages for sale (no outside alcohol permitted)

When: June 19th to 25th, 2024
Where: Fort York National Historic Site

Pride Pool Party With Raja

Soak up the sun with RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Raja by the pool, back at the Grand Bizarre for a second year!

There will be bottle service and VIP cabanas too!

When: June 20th, 2024 starting at 6 PM
Where: Grand Bizarre Beach Club – 12 Saskatchewan Road
Cost: $50 +

Fairbanks Summerfest Toronto

Free admission, rides and entertainment is coming to a street near you! Fairbanks Summerfest takes place in Toronto, “a modern twist on a summer carnival extravaganza,” taking over Eglinton West for three days in June.

When: Friday, June 21st from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Saturday, June 22nd from 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM & Sunday, June 23rd from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Eglinton Avenue, west of Dufferin
Cost: Free

GORJE HEWEK at Soluna Rooftop Patio

Gorje Hewek is back at Soluna this June, bringing the heat to its beautiful rooftop terrace. Tickets are available!

When: June 22nd, 2024
Where: Soluna
Cost: $40+

Free Flicks

Picture this: It’s sunny and warm, you’re sitting by the water in Toronto and there’s a movie playing on a big screen in front of you. The best part? You didn’t pay a dime! Harbourfront Centre Toronto is hosting Free Flicks – a lineup of 10 movies set to run from June 25th through until August 27th.

When: June 25th – August 27th, 2024
Where: Harbourfront Centre Toronto, 235 Queens Quay W
Cost: Free

Green Space Festival

Green Space Festival is back in Toronto for Pride Month and it’s a free, all-ages dance party where everyone is welcome.

The best in drag and DJ talent will provide the entertainment and soundtrack for the five-day event, which will run from June 26th to 30th.

The dance parties are described as “the best alfresco parties with enticing music, queery performances, delicious food and drinks, and a whole lot of love.”

Where: Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church St
When: June 26th to 30th, 2024

Music in the Park

Enjoy free music at St. James Park on the 27th,.

Kibra, an emerging Toronto-based R&B and Soul artist will be performing and all you have to do is show up.

When: June 27th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: St. James Park, 120 King St E
Cost: Free

Taste of Somalia

The first-ever Taste of Somalia Summer Festival 2024 is happening at Nathan Phillips Square, a vibrant journey through the streets and markets of Somalia, offering the captivating flavours of Somali music, art, heritage, and culture.

Be sure to add this one to your list of free things to do in Toronto this June.

When: June 28th – 29th
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W
Cost: Free

Wood St. Block Party

The legendary annual Wood Street Block Party returns!

Experience the electrifying energy of Toronto’s Village, non-stop music, fun, and good vibes all weekend long.

“The DJ Riser pulls in a variety of A-list 2SLGBTQI+ DJs from all around the GTA,” shares organizers.

“This party, right in the middle of our Streetfair is a hit every year. You have no choice but to stop and sweat it out on that concrete dancefloor to the hype sounds of the DJ. The DJ Risers run daily through the festival weekend during StreetFair hours.”

When: June 28th, 2024 from 7 PM to 11 PM
Where: Wood Street and Church Street, Toronto
Cost: Free

Sol Musica

Mark your calendars for June 30th as Toronto’s Stackt Market will host the ultimate summer festival, Sol Musica headlined by none other than rising star DJ, Hugel.

Hugel has performed at some of the largest festivals in the world like Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, EDC Mexico, EDC Las Vegas and Mysteryland.

When: June 30th from 3 PM to 11 PM
Where: Stackt Market
Cost: $70 + tax

Have a great June, Toronto!