Who’s ready for a great weekend?! Summer in the city just keeps getting better and there’s a great lineup of festivities to check out over the next few days. From markets to live music, these are 11 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend.

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Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Canada’s largest outdoor art fair is taking over Nathan Phillips Square all weekend long and it’s free to attend!

Enjoy the art from over 400 artists and stroll the grounds.

When: Friday, July 12th – Sunday, July 14th
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W
Cost: Free admission

Yonge Dundas Ribfest 

Time to chow down on the best ribs in the city!

According to Ribfest, “Indulge in perfectly cooked ribs from the best BBQ Ribbers around, offering a flavour-packed adventure unlike any other.”

Entry is free, just pay for your ribs and enjoy.

When: Friday, July 12th – Sunday, July 14th
Where: Yonge Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E
Cost: Free admission

Sponsored Pick: Summer Essential Liquid I.V. Activation at Budweiser Stage

 

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Fuel summer fun, courtesy of Liquid I.V! If you’re seeing a concert at Budweiser Stage this weekend and week ahead, swing by the Liquid I.V. booth for some free swag and refreshing samples of Liquid I.V.’s Hydration Multiplier from the LIV More Store. These single-serving packets come in flavours like Lemon Lime, Strawberry and Passion Fruit and are essential to keeping cool this summer. Don’t miss a beat in the heat, hydrate with Liquid I.V.!

When: July 13th -15th  & July 17th, 2024
Where: Budweiser Stage

Salsa on the Beach

According to Salsa on the Beach, “Celebrating the diversity of nations, Woodbine Park transforms into a dance floor featuring the energetic Latin melodies of Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia.”

Admission to the event is free but there will be food and drink vendors to purchase some sips and treats!

When: Friday, July 12th – Sunday, July 14th
Where: Queen St E
Cost: Free admission

Alanis Morissette

Canadian legend Alanis Morissette is playing two shows at Bud stage this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, the ultimate addition to your list of things to do this weekend in Toronto.

Tickets are still available for both shows so grab some ASAP.

When: Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th at 7:00 PM
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Blvd W
Cost: $150+ per ticket

Shomigo Market

The Shomigo Market is coming to Roy Thomson Hall for the weekend featuring a treasure trove of vintage finds in a curated selection of local clothing, jewelry, candles and more.

Tickets are $6.78 – buy some here.

When: Saturday, July 13th – Sunday, July 14th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Cost: $6.78 per ticket

Annex Vintage Market 

The Annex hotel is hosting a vintage market where guests can shop 20+ vendors “curating the best in vintage, streetwear, Y2K, womenswear and much more!”

Entry is free but be sure to bring money to buy yourself something nice.

When: Saturday, July 13th from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: The Annex Hotel, 296 Brunswick Ave
Cost: Free admission

Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union

 

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Cheer on TFC as they host Philadelphia Union on Saturday evening!

Tickets start at $30 and you can grab some here.

When: Saturday, July 13th at 7:30 PM
Where: BMO Field, 170 Princes’ Blvd
Cost: $30+ per ticket

Feastie

Feastie coins itself as a gathering of “curated food from the city’s finest small businesses, including locally owned, BIPOC, and female-owned vendors who are ready to provide you with mouth-watering street-food, snacks and treats.”

There will be a special area for dogs and live DJ sets – sounds like the perfect way to spend a Sunday.

Grab your tickets here.

When: Sunday, July 14th from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Henderson’s Event Space, 128A Sterling Rd
Cost: $17.31 per ticket

2024 Craft Beer Fest

Evergreen Brick Works is putting on its first-ever beer fest!

Blood Brothers, GoodLot, Longslice are just a few of the local breweries that will be there.

Each ticket includes two drinks tokens and one branded tasting cup and you can get yours here.

When: Sunday, July 14th from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave
Cost: $55.66 per ticket

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 Empire Records 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

Happy weekend and get these things to do this weekend in your calendar, Toronto!