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8 things to do this weekend in Toronto (July 12 – 14)

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Another list of things to do this weekend in Toronto and… wait, how did we get to the middle of July? Time flies when you’re having fun, apparently! That’s what our dad used to say when we said we were bored on road trips. Then he’d throw a Barbie at us and tell us to entertain ourselves. Yeah, lots of fun.

Here are 8 of the best things to do this weekend in Toronto, besides play with Barbies in the back of a minivan!

TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL

Catch the fringes of the performing arts scene at this grassroots fest! It’s the largest theatre festival in Ontario, showcasing over 150 productions every summer. Also, 100% of the box office proceeds go right back to the performers!

When: Wednesday, July 3- Sunday, July 14
Where: 688 Richmond St W
Cost: $13

TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

The craziest Caribbean festival of the year is back! Hit the streets for dancers, parades, and all things Caribbean culture. Think we’d look good in a sparkly bikini?

When: Sunday, July 7- Sunday, August 11

BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Come out to enjoy a crap ton of music! There’ll be street fests, a weekend beach jazz run, a Latin carnival, and a block party! If you love jazz, great. If you don’t love jazz, you’ll still have a wicked time!

When: Friday, July 5- Sunday, July 28
Where: Various venues
Cost: Free admission

VAUGHAN PIZZA FEST

Live music, pizza, beer, and a chance to meet Pauly D. We definitely love the idea of three of those things, and we’ll let you guess which ones.

When: Friday, July 12
Where: Interchange Park, 1 Commerce St
Time: 4 PM
Cost: Varies depending on day of admission

FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT RIPLEY’S

You know what’s more intense than sharks? Sharks after dark. Also, sharks after dark with music and drinks. What a night, man!

When: Friday, July 12
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Blvd
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $8- $32

TORONTO OUTDOOR ART FAIR

Wanna paint something cool, but haven’t mastered the stick man yet? Head to the Outdoor Art Fair to appreciate quality art and get your hands dirty with some painting fun. We’d say not literally dirty, but anything’s fingerpaint if you want it to be.

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

BLOOR WEST STREET FEST

We love a good rhyme, we love a good time, and Bloor West Street Fest is both! Come out for a massive outdoor marketplace, an artisan night market, and specially themed street activities.

When: Saturday, July 13
Where: Bloor West Village
Time: 11 AM- 10 PM
Cost: Free

FESTIVAL OF INDIA

The 47th year of the Festival of India is just around the corner! A lively parade and two days of festivities are on the radar. Also, lots of food. Mmmm, naan bread…

When: Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14
Where: Toronto Centre Island
Time: Parade kicks off Friday at 11 AM; festival runs 12 PM to 9 PM Saturday and 12 PM to 5 PM Sunday
Cost: Free

No weekend in summer should be wasted, so get out and enjoy these awesome things to do this weekend in Toronto!

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