We made it, friends! The long weekend has arrived and there’s no shortage of fun to be had in the city this weekend. With fireworks, music festivals, and amusement parks back in full swing, it’s safe to say that we’ve got some exciting days ahead of us. Here are the best things to do this Victoria Day long weekend in Toronto so you don’t miss a beat.

Toronto Victoria Day Fireworks

It’s back! After two years of not having fireworks over the Victoria Day long weekend, the City of Toronto is bringing back the tradition at Ashbridges Bay Park. According to the City of Toronto, the 2022 Victoria Day fireworks celebration will take place on Monday, May 23 in the evening. Grab a blanket and enjoy the show!

When: May 23, 2022, 10 p.m.
Where: 1561 Lake Shore Blvd. E

Electric Island Season Opener

Festival-goers, the season of outdoor concerts is here. Kicking off music festival season here in Toronto is the Electric Island Season Opener, a one-day event with back-to-back performers by the waterfront. Headliners include Charlotte De Witte, Loco Dice, William Djoko, Nitin, Wonka, and many more.

Where: West Island, Lake Shore Blvd & Ontario Dr
When: May 22, 2022, doors at 3 p.m.

Victoria Day Weekend Boat Party

Boat parties are back for the season, starting with this epic floating bash. The party boat accommodates over 200 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, a club-like dance floor, a premium bar, a professional photographer and DJ, as well as an observation deck with unbeatable skyline views. Dress code is all-white!

Where: 333 Lake Shore Blvd East
When: May 21 & 22, 2022, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Canada’s Wonderland: Victoria Day Fireworks

Canada’s premier amusement park has reopened with new attractions, restaurants, and entertainment for visitors to enjoy. Plus, Wonderland is putting on a spectacular fireworks show this weekend, followed by the opening of Wonderland’s 20-acre waterpark Splash Works to follow later this month.

Where: Canada’s Wonderland
When: May 22, 2022

Unidos Festival

Toronto’s most colourful patio RendezViews is hosting a block party series starting this weekend that’ll make you feel like you’re partying on the shores of South Beach, Miami. The event series, called Unidos Festival, is a series of one-day music fests featuring local and international Latin artists. Organizers promise that Unidos Festival will “bring all cultures together for a fun and exciting tropical vibe in the heart of the city we love.”

When: May 22, 2022
Where: 229 Richmond St West

Sponsored Pick: Nightly Fireworks at Niagara Falls

Nightly fireworks are back in Niagara Falls starting this Friday, May 20th – just in time for the long weekend. Fireworks shows will light up the skies above the majestic Falls EVERY NIGHT at 10 p.m. from May 20 to October 10. 

Where: Niagara Falls
When: Nightly starting on May 20, 2022

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Jays are back and this Friday marks the beginning of their weekend-long series against the Reds. It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous sunny week here in the city, and what better way to enjoy it than a holiday Jays game? There are plenty of tickets for sale starting at just $26 each.

When: May 20-22, 2022
Where: Rogers Centre


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Street Eats Festival

Take a bite into the finest street eats around the GTA at this FREE spring food festival. This event is the first of many food festivals happening this year at Street Eats Market. Being Canada’s largest launchpad of its kind for emerging independent street food businesses, you could be among the first to taste the next big thing in Toronto street cuisine.

When: May 20-23, 2022
Where: 500 Progress Ave

Toronto Ribfest

Ribfest is back, baby! This month in Yonge-Dundas Square, you’ll get to chow down on “mouth-waterin’, finger-lickin’, belly-rubbin’, good BBQ.” Live bands will provide the soundtrack as you explore the festival, play classic carnival games and yard games, and most importantly, eat and drink like there’s no tomorrow. The best part? Admission is free!

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: May 20-22, 2022

100 Days of Summer by Art & Water

Toronto’s waterfront has released its jam-packed summer programming and kicking things off is Canada’s first and only floating arts and culture festival running from May 20 to September 5. “Performances will bring together songwriters, musicians, and other artists from all walks of life to deliver art and culture into the daily lives of Torontonians,” the description says. It’s not one to miss!

Where: 585 Queens Quay West & 1 Queens Quay West
When: May 20-23, 2022


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Take a $10 day trip to the Falls

Quick trip to the Falls anyone? In an effort to inspire transit riders to explore Ontario, GO Transit introduced a brand new deal that allows you to go from Toronto’s  Union Station to as far as Niagara Falls for just $10. The deal is available starting this Victoria Day long weekend, so if you’re in the mood for a spontaneous day trip, you can do it cheaply by hopping on the GO train.

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Sponsored Pick: Find your “forever” in the Dior pop-up

Couture lovers, this one’s for you! Celebrating the launch of Dior’s newest Forever Foundation, the French maison is setting up a four-week limited-time pop up with a brand new theme every week. Visit Sephora to discover your perfect shade and finish of Forever Foundation, grow a forever rose, and experience a totally chic moment.

Where: All Sephora locations in Toronto
When: May 20-22, 2022