Just one week left to go before the long weekend, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait until then to have a good time. With so many exciting things to do this week in Toronto, you can treat every day like it’s a holiday. From concerts to immersive experiences and much more, this week is shaping up to be pretty dang spectacular. Here are our picks for the best things to do in Toronto this week.

Odesza: The Last Goodbye Tour

The season of outdoor concerts is still going strong at Budweiser Stage, and gracing the amphitheater this week is the hit-making electronic duo Odesza. You’ll be singing and dancing the night away at what is sure to be an incredible show.

Where: Budweiser Stage
When: September 1, 2022

Garden Fae at Trillium Park

Looking for some free entertainment this week? Ontario Place has you covered. Garden Fae at Trillium Park is a free event series featuring jaw-dropping aerial performances.

Presented by Hercinia Arts Collective, Garden Fae is described as “ambient aerial performances exploring the beauty of the gardens.” Sit back and enjoy the talented acrobats take centre stage against the backdrop of lush trees and glittering waterfront.

Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
When: August 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oak + Fort Warehouse Sale

Shopping spree, anyone? Oak + Fort is having a warehouse sale in Vaughan and you can give your wardrobe a glow-up without spending a fortune.

Until September 5, the retailer will be hosting a sale event at its store location in Vaughan Mills. Everything in the store is 60% off, including women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, homeware, and more.

Where: Vaughan Mills, Space 159, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr
When: Until September 5, 2022 (hours vary)

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The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Let’s go to The Ex! The long-awaited return of The CNE in Toronto is finally here, with exciting new attractions, thrilling rides, live performances, riveting competitions, and an all-new lineup of outrageously delicious eats!

And you can’t miss Canada’s biggest Air Show which will soar through city skies this Labour Day weekend.

Where: Exhibition Place
When: Until September 5, 2022

Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light

Travel back in time and experience Egypt more than 3,000 years ago at this new immersive exhibit in Toronto. Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light welcomes all to explore the wonders of ancient Egyptian history and to hear the story of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife.

When: Until October 30, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge St – Lighthouse ArtSpace Toronto

The World of Barbie

If “Barbie Girl” by Aqua was, or still is, your theme song, there’s an immersive experience just for you. A 30,00 square foot, life-sized display called The World of Barbie is now open in the GTA, and here’s a sneak peek inside!

Visitors can walk through Barbie’s neighbourhood streets, step into a Barbie dreamhouse, sit inside a Barbie camper van and explore interactive rooms inspired by some of Barbie’s careers as a scientist, music producer, astronaut, and more.

Where: Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
When: Book your visit here

Canada’s Largest Ribfest

Hungry? You most certainly won’t be after stuffing your face at Canada’s largest Ribfest starting this Friday!

Aside from chowing down on all the ribs you can handle, there will also be some exciting acts taking the stage at the event this year, including popular headliners and an emerging artists showcase.

Where: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington
When: September 2-5, 2022

Toronto Bob Marley One Love Experience

A new immersive experience is now open in Toronto and it’s a celebration of art, culture, and the pioneer of reggae himself, Bob Marley. Toronto’s Bob Marley experience will feature never-before-seen memorabilia and an experience that transports you to the Jamaican forest.

Described as a “unique multi-room exhibit,” the Bob Marley experience will feature six massive distinct spaces, each of which is dedicated to a different chapter of the musician’s life and legacy.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Various times

 The FRIENDS Experience

The Friends experience that has popped up in cities around the U.S. has finally opened in Toronto! The event has every element that would make any Friends superfan go crazy, including set recreations and original props and costumes.

You’ll get to dance in front of the fountain, step into the show and explore 12 rooms of set recreations, pose on the couch, take photos to your heart’s content, shop for exclusive merch, and more. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect!

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the LEGO store)
WhenReserve your spot

Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour

Toronto’s very own Barenaked Ladies are hitting the stage this week. Grab your pals and sing your heart out to the nostalgic hits of this iconic rock band.

Where: Budweiser Stage
When: August 30, 2022