The only thing better than the weekend is a long weekend. Canada Day weekend is a big one and there’s no shortage of things to do in the city from fireworks to Pride events! Let’s get into it. These are 12 of the best things to do this long weekend in Toronto.

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Andre 3000 

Music legend Andre 3000 is playing at Massey Hall on Friday – grab tickets here!

When: Friday, June 28th at 8:00 PM
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St
Cost: $95.66+ per ticket

Wood St. Block Party

Toronto’s Village is coming alive for Pride!

“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,” says the event organizers.

It’s free to attend so grab your friends and have yourself a night!

When: Friday, June 28th, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Wood Street and Church Street, Toronto
Cost: Free

Taste of Asia

With over 150 food vendors, the Taste of Asia celebrates Canada’s diverse cultural harmony, cuisine, and culture.

The festival runs all long weekend in Toronto – don’t forget to show up hungry!

When: Friday, June 28th – Sunday, June 30th
Where: Kennedy & Steeles
Cost: Free

Blue Jays vs Yankees


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The Jays are in the city and they’re taking on the New York Yankees!

There are three games between Friday and Sunday so take your pick and cheer on your Blue Jays.

When: Friday, June 28th – Sunday, June 30th
Where: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Cost: $19.95+ per ticket

Niall Horan concert

Niall Horan may not be in a boy band anymore but he is touring on his own.

The singer is playing two shows at Scotiabank Arena on Friday and Saturday and tickets are still available.

When: Friday, June 28th & Saturday, June 29th at 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St
Cost: $89+ per ticket

Pride Drag Ball 

One of the biggest Pride events is back!

The Drag Ball is one of the best drag shows from around the world featuring over 60 drag artists.

Check out the list of performers here.

When: Saturday, June 29th from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W
Cost: Free

Pride Parade

The beloved Pride Parade is happening on Sunday!

The parade is the largest in Canada, beginning at the corner of Church and Bloor St at 2:00 PM.

When: Sunday, June 30th at 2:00 PM
Where: Starting at Church & Bloor
Cost: Free

Canada Day Canada’s Wonderland fireworks

Spend the day on some rides and cap it off with a spectacular fireworks show!

Canada’s Wonderland will have two shows, one on Sunday and one on Monday.

When: Sunday, June 30th & Monday, July 1st at 10:00 PM
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 9580 Jane St
Cost: $44.99+ per ticket

Rhythms of Canada Festival

The Aga Khan Museum will have free admission at the Museum Collections Gallery, a Festival Market, family activities, and a Canada Day Ceremony on Monday!

Bring the family on down.

When: Monday, July 1st from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr
Cost: Free admission

Free admission at The ROM

Enjoy the ROM at no cost on Canada Day.

The museum will have free general admission, no ticket required but get there early as line ups are expected.

When: July 1st from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
Cost: Free admission

Canada’s Day at Downsview Park 

Downsview Park is holding their annual Canada’s Day festival with live entertainment, games for kids, inflatables, vendors and more.

Admission is free, too!

When: Monday, July 1st from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave
Cost: Free

City of Toronto fireworks

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to fireworks on Canada Day!

The city is putting on multiple shows at these locations:

All are free of cost so pick whichever one you’re closest to.

When: July 1st at 10:00 PM
Where: Ashbridges Bay, Centennial Park (Etobicoke), Milliken Park, Stan Wadlow Park
Cost: Free

Enjoy the long weekend, Toronto!