The weekend is around the corner and we are feelin’ good! The sun is out and summer is in full swing so let’s fill up that calender. Whether you enjoy yoga, food festivals or museums, there’s something for everyone this weekend. Here are 12 of the best things to do this weekend in Toronto.

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Taste of Lawrence

Lawrence Avenue East between Warden and Birchmont will be lined with over 150 food vendors from around the world this weekend!

There’s no entry fee, so get ready to roam around and eat.

When: Friday, July 5th – Sunday, July 7th
Where: Lawrence Avenue E between Warden and Birchmont
Cost: Free

Taste of the Middle East

Another festival happening all weekend long to add to your list of things to do this weekend in Toronto.

Celebrate Arab music, art and culture at Nathan Phillip Square.

The lineup includes live music, dancing and cultural performances.

When: Friday, July 5th – Sunday, July 7th
Where: Nathan Phillip Square, 100 Queen St W
Cost: Free

Sponsored Pick: Win a trip for two to Hong Kong at Summerlicious

Hong Kong is on everyone’s bucket list, and it’s easy to see why! With ancient temples, modern skyscrapers, bustling markets, 17,000+ restaurants, and some of Asia’s best bars, it’s a dream destination. This Summerlicious, you can win a trip for two to the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival! Just visit a participating Summerlicious restaurant to enter the draw. Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure!

When: July 5 to 21, 2024
Where: Restaurants participating in Summerlicious 2024

Free Main Floor at the ROM

The first weekend of Free Main Floor at the ROM is happening!

According to the ROM, “Free Main Floor returns with live performances, educational activities for kids, and access to ROM’s expansive first floor—all for free”.

Bring the family, a date, or just yourself and enjoy.

When: Friday, July 5th – Sunday, July 7th
Where: The ROM, 100 Queens Park
Cost: Free

Sponsored Pick: Mastermind Toys’ Start of Summer Store Events

Every weekend Mastermind Toys will be holding in-store events that range from Science Sundays to designing friendship bracelets. There will be plenty of activities to keep kids busy and entertained all summer long whether they’re playing a game, making a takeaway toy or searching the store for fun prizes.

When: Saturday and Sundays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: All Mastermind Toys stores Cost: Free but some events require sign up like Science Sundays

Rosedale Artisan Market 

The Rosedale Artisan Market is the perfect place to stroll on Saturday.

The market will feature over 50 local artisans with items such as jewelry, art and clothing available.

No entry fee either!

When: Saturday, July 6th from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Ramsden Park, 1020 Yonge St
Cost: Free

Live Yoga with Adriene 

The Bentway is hosting a special event with yoga icon and YouTube star Adriene Mishler- her first-ever live event in Canada!

Tickets sold out but now there are more available so grab them while they’re still there!

When: Saturday, July 6th, 2024, at 10:00 AM
Where: The Bentway and Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Blvd
Cost: $20

Beauty at the Bentway 

Speaking of the Bentway, there’s another event happening there on Saturday.

“Experience stunning art by local artist Avril Wu and greenery by Toronto Plant Market, connect with your friends at a communal table, or just park your bike and take a breath while you explore Toronto,” says the Bentway.

The event is put on by Sephora and there will even be some free beauty samples!

When: Saturday, July 6th, 2024, from 7:30 AM – noon
Where: The Bentway and Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Blvd
Cost: Free

Sound Garden 

Check out some awesome live DJ sets at Evergreen Brick Works!

Nick Warren, Patrice Baumel, Fur Coat and Mai Lawson are all playing the 19+ event and you can your tickets here.

When: Saturday, July 6th at 4:00 PM
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave
Cost: $73.60 per ticket

Salsa on St. Clair

Who’s ready to dance?!

Salsa on St. Clair is “Canada’s hottest salsa party featuring an international calibre of Latin music, authentic cuisine, and a fiesta for lovers of all Latino culture.”

Check out the full lineup for the festival here.

When: Saturday, July 6th & Sunday, July 7th
Where: St. Clair Ave W between Winona & Christie
Cost: $73.60 per ticket



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Women-owned local businesses need your support and this is the place to do it.

HER MARKET will feature over 30 women-owned business vendors so bring your friends and get shopping for something cute!

When: Sunday, July 7th from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: 28 Bathurst St
Cost: Free entry

Christie Pits Picture Show 

Christie Pits is hosting the first free movie in the park of the season on Sunday!

Head on over and enjoy Charles Chaplin’s Modern Times at 6:00 PM – there will be treats available too.

When: Sunday, July 7th at 6:00 PM
Where: Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St W
Cost: Free

Three days and so many things to do – enjoy, Toronto!